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Animal astronauts

Meet Laika – the first animal in orbit – and the other 9 space pioneering species that paved the way for human spaceflight.

Memory metal

Memory metal

How military vehicles of the future will be protected from missiles and bombs

Mars: episode 2 Grounded

Mars: episode 2

Read our preview of ‘Grounded’ as National Geographic’s new space show returns

Fixing broken genes

New technology that could fight ageing and cure previously incurable diseases

Bionic Hands

Bionic hands

The new multi-functional bionic hands from Newcastle University that could be a game-changer in prosthetic technology

Are you cut out for space travel?

People will soon be setting off for Mars. Do you think you’d make a fine space explorer/astronaut? Take the quiz to find out!

SolPad solar energy

The SolPad

A smart-energy computer that will make your house a sustainable and connected home

Mars prequel National Geographic

You can experience life on Mars

The Mars Show Home will be opening it’s doors on the 10th – 16th November, and will be offering visitors a glimpse into life on the red planet.

The evolution of submarines

Discover the nearly 400 hundred-year-old journey in the development of underwater vessels.

How the PlayStation VR works

How PlayStation VR works

All you need to know about the tech inside Sony’s new virtual reality system