JetPack Aviation shows off its portable, turbine-powered backpack

December 8, 2016 | 3:55 pm | Reuters video,

Billed as “the world’s first true jetpack,” JetPack Aviation shows off its JB-10 jet turbine-powered backpack, capable of vertical takeoff and landing.

WATCH | Over the age 40 and want to see clearly again? There’s an app for that

December 1, 2016 | 10:28 am | Reuters video,

The app teaching people over the age of 40 to take off their reading glasses and see clearly again within a matter of months, if they have the discipline for a rigid training program.

WATCH | Mini robot delicate enough to perform cataract surgery

November 30, 2016 | 3:36 pm | Reuters video,

A new surgical robot is delicate enough to perform eye operations with more accuracy than human hands, according to the developers.

WATCH | ‘Electronic nose’ could sniff out dangerous chemicals

November 29, 2016 | 9:11 am | Reuters video,

Researchers in Belgium are developing a sensitive ‘electronic nose’ that can detect pesticides and nerve gas in very low concentrations, using substances they call ‘microscopic sponges’.

WATCH | UK wartime codebreaking center becomes cyber education college

November 25, 2016 | 1:45 pm | Alex Fraser, Reuters

It was once the home of Britain’s codebreakers during World War Two. Now more than 70 years later, Bletchley Park is preparing to host the UK’s first national college of cyber education, with a first intake of students starting in September 2018.

WATCH | ROLI’s touch-responsive tech presents a new level of musical expression

November 5, 2016 | 11:50 am | Reuters' video,

Touch-responsive instruments and synthesisers from music tech start-up ROLI use gestures such as presses, bends and slides to offer a new level of musical expression.

WATCH | New robot toy uses ‘emotions’ to interact with people

November 2, 2016 | 6:18 am | Reuters video,

Combining a bit of movie magic and state of the art technology, a California start-up has unveiled a new type of robot packed with personality.

WATCH | Smart glass taps into beer drinker’s data

October 31, 2016 | 10:40 am | Reuters video,

A “smart” drinking glass embedded with a microchip gathers data on drinker preferences for beverage companies, while the customer is offered perks and promotions in exchange.

WATCH | Playing Pac-Man with tiny microbes

October 28, 2016 | 2:28 pm | Reuters video,

Playing classic video games like Pac-Man with living single-celled microbes thinner than a human hair is now possible thanks to a new interactive microscope developed by bioengineers at Stanford University.

WATCH | Spiders ‘tune’ their webs for good vibrations

October 24, 2016 | 3:09 pm | Reuters' video,

Oxford scientists demonstrate how spider webs are superbly tuned instruments for vibration transmission; relaying information on prey, potential mates and web condition.

WATCH | Sting’s musical mind revealed by brain scan

August 25, 2016 | 7:06 pm | Reuters video,

A cognitive psychologist in Montreal wanted to see how the musical mind responds to different compositions, so he looked inside Sting’s brain.

WATCH | Hundreds of Pokémon Go fans hit the streets of Taipei

August 25, 2016 | 10:11 am | Reuters

Pokemon Go enthusiasts in Taiwan march through the capital city in a rush to ‘catch’ rare Pokemons.

GADGETS | Quickie review: ASUS VivoMini UN65H

August 24, 2016 | 6:05 pm | Jing Garcia,

The Asus VivoMini UN65H is a light, small and compact mini computer.

WATCH | Robot beats humans at table football

August 22, 2016 | 5:54 pm | Reuters video,

Researchers at a Swiss university have developed a robot that can beat humans at table football.

WATCH | Tethered drone could fly ‘forever’

August 11, 2016 | 10:10 am | Reuters video,

A low-cost unmanned aircraft system that powers an airborne drone via a tether could give search and rescues teams a continuous eye-in-the-sky. Matthew Stock reports.