Science Shows

Future Thinking

Future Thinking

Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world.
31 Videos
BBC Future
World-Changing Ideas

World-Changing Ideas

Fascinating stories, need-to-know briefings and compelling video inspired by BBC Future's World-Changing Ideas event series.
19 Videos
BBC Future
Animal Clinic

Animal Clinic

Dublin is a bustling capital city with one and a half million inhabitants. Alongside the humans live thousands of domestic animals, birds and wildlife. When they need emergency care, a dedicated team of people are there to help.
16 Videos
Escapade
HyperDrive

HyperDrive

BBC presenter and trained engineer Jack Stewart sorts solar planes from magnetic trains, offering you a guide to the vehicles and transport technologies of tomorrow.
6 Videos
BBC Future
Backlight

Backlight

Dutch public broadcaster VPRO offers you impressive and award-winning travel series that will help you expand your view on the world.
4 Videos
VPRO
What If?

What If?

What If?' from BBC Future explores thought experiments and hypothetical scenarios.
4 Videos
BBC Future
Rutherford and Fry

Rutherford and Fry

Drs Rutherford and Fry are on hand to solve everyday mysteries sent into BBC Future.
2 Videos
BBC Future
Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow presents radical visions that illustrate not only the huge challenges we face, but also the opportunities that could materialise if we push the limits of what's possible.
1 Video
BBC Future

Science Videos

Orangutan: Out of the cage and into the jungle

Orangutan: Out of the cage and into the jungle

On the Indonesian island of Sumatra, orangutans are being released into the wild. The female ape, Dora, who was raised in captivity, went to primate school at a reintroduction station, to prepare for release into the wild.
Deutsche Welle
6mins
Nasa scientists celebrate Mars landing with elaborate handshake

Nasa scientists celebrate Mars landing with elaborate handshake

Two Nasa scientists celebrate their American spacecraft landing on Mars with a handshake that is out of this world. Nasa's $814 million two-year mission aims to shine new light on how the Red Planet was formed and its deep structure, by mapping it...
Press Association
Nasa lander prepares to touch down on Mars

Nasa lander prepares to touch down on Mars

A spacecraft hurtling towards Mars will be the first to study the deep interior of the planet if it survives the landing. The InSight probe is scheduled to arrive on Martian soil at around 8pm GMT on November 26.
Press Association
China claims creation of first gene-edited babies

China claims creation of first gene-edited babies

A Chinese researcher claims to have helped to make the world's first gene-edited babies. Scientist He JianKui's work has not yet been independently verified or reviewed by other scientists. But if proven, it crosses a new frontier in medicine an...
Press Association
Female fish perform a rocking dance to attract males

Female fish perform a rocking dance to attract males

Female fish at a zoo in Devon have been observed performing a rocking dance to attract males.
Press Association
Rare footage of baby shark filmed off Puerto Rico

Rare footage of baby shark filmed off Puerto Rico

Scientists have discovered a baby shark still in its egg case during an exploration mission west of Desecheo Island in Puerto Rico.
Press Association
International Space Station celebrates 20th anniversary

International Space Station celebrates 20th anniversary

As the International Space Station celebrates its 20th anniversary, we take a look at some of the numbers behind the historic venture.
Press Association
Breastfeeding is best

Breastfeeding is best

Latest research suggests mother's milk is tailor-made for each baby. It's all in the mix. Breastfeeding may also bring health advantages for the mother as well. Why that might be is not fully clear.
Deutsche Welle
5mins
Samsung unveils foldable phone with Infinity Flex Display

Samsung unveils foldable phone with Infinity Flex Display

Samsung has unveiled its first foldable phone, which the company called the "future of mobile display technology". The new device features a full touchscreen display which can be unfolded to reveal what the company calls an Infinity Flex Display,...
Press Association
Rare 'Dumbo' octopus spotted off the coast of California

Rare 'Dumbo' octopus spotted off the coast of California

Researchers discovered a 'Dumbo' octopus, or Grimpoteuthis, when aboard the Nautilus Live vessel in Calfornia. The creature was spotted during the team's first dive of the expedition in the NOAA's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Press Association
First footage offers further proof of supermassive black hole within Milky Way

First footage offers further proof of supermassive black hole within Milky Way

The European Southern Observatory has added further evidence to the long-standing assumption that a supermassive black hole lurks in the centre of the Milky Way.
Press Association
3mins
Apple unveils upgraded MacBook Air

Apple unveils upgraded MacBook Air

Apple has unveiled a redesigned version of its MacBook Air laptop. The update is the first major revamp of the laptop since 2010 and includes Apple's high-resolution Retina Display for the first time.
Press Association
Virgin Orbit reveals LauncherOne

Virgin Orbit reveals LauncherOne

Virgin Orbit reveals the first footage of its rocket LauncherOne. The rocket will be strapped to the bottom of a converted Virgin Atlantic plane and flown to 30,000 feet where its thrusters will engage taking it to outer space.
Press Association
28secs
Clever crows have shown how they can assemble tools

Clever crows have shown how they can assemble tools

Research published in the journal Scientific Reports, by the University of Oxford, has shown that Caledonian crows can assemble tools from two or more non-functional components.
Press Association
Uber to raise fares to pay for electric cars

Uber to raise fares to pay for electric cars

Uber is to raise fares in London to help drivers buy electric cars. A clean air fee of 15p per mile will be added to fares from early 2019.
Press Association
British-built spacecraft heads for Mercury

British-built spacecraft heads for Mercury

A British-built spacecraft fitted with Star Trek-style "impulse engines" is on its way to Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun.
Press Association
1min
Hyundai's new hydrogen fuel cell car aims to clean up dirty roads

Hyundai's new hydrogen fuel cell car aims to clean up dirty roads

Hyundai reveals London's dirtiest driving route working and aims to help clean the air with their next generation hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, NEXO.
Press Association
British-built spacecraft is set for Mercury

British-built spacecraft is set for Mercury

A British-built spacecraft is set to blast off from Earth bound for Mercury, the mysterious planet closest to the sun. BepiColombo, one of the most ambitious missions ever undertaken by the European Space Agency, will send two orbiters to explore...
Press Association
Crowd psychology - the more the merrier

Crowd psychology - the more the merrier

What makes millions of people want to gather to drink too much overpriced beer and do things they'd normally never even dream of doing? Our reporter met a social psychologist at Munich's Oktoberfest to find out.
Deutsche Welle
4mins
Boston Dynamics' robot shows upgraded agility in Parkour video

Boston Dynamics' robot shows upgraded agility in Parkour video

The Boston Dynamics' robot shows it's upgraded agility in this Parkour video.
Press Association
26secs
Talking humanoid robot Sophia meets Ukraine Prime Minister

Talking humanoid robot Sophia meets Ukraine Prime Minister

Robot-humanoid Sophia meets Ukrainian Prime Minister, Volodymyr Groysman and impresses him with her knowledge of his country.
Press Association
Samsung Galaxy A9 boasts world's first four lens camera

Samsung Galaxy A9 boasts world's first four lens camera

The Samsung Galaxy A9 boasts the world's first four-lens camera.
Press Association
Dyson launches GBP400 hair styler called the Airwrap

Dyson launches GBP400 hair styler called the Airwrap

Dyson launched a new hair styling tool, the GBP400 Dyson Airwrap, which uses a V9 digital motor to create jets of air to style hair into curls, waves and smooth blow dries without the need for extreme heat.
Press Association
2mins
Google unveils Pixel 3 smartphones

Google unveils Pixel 3 smartphones

Google has unveiled its new flagship smartphones, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, as it looks to keep pace with Apple's iPhone. The Pixel 3 comes with a 5.5in display and the XL with a 6.3-in screen. Google said the new devices were built around imp...
Press Association
The Big Bang Fair offer 3D-printed school dinners

The Big Bang Fair offer 3D-printed school dinners

Pupils get 3D-printed STEM school dinners as the The Big Bang Fair visits St Helens Primary School in Canning Town. Offering Cauliflower cogs and geometric fish and chips, BBF is using technology to encourage younger children into STEM careers.
Press Association
Inventor takes flight in electric drone

Inventor takes flight in electric drone

An inventor has taken a flight in an electric passenger drone. Filipino inventor Kyx Mendiola partnered with an Australian electric vehicle company to create the 16-rotor electric drone.
Press Association
First woman to win Physics Nobel Prize in 55 years

First woman to win Physics Nobel Prize in 55 years

Canadian physicist Donna Strickland is the first woman to win the Physics Nobel Prize since 1963 for her discoveries in the field of laser physics. She joins the ranks of Marie Curie who won in 1903 and Maria Goeppert-Mayer who in 1963.
TRT World
1min
World's first hydrogen-powered commuter train begins running in Germany

World's first hydrogen-powered commuter train begins running in Germany

The world's first commuter train service using a prototype hydrogen-powered train is running in northern Germany. The Alstom-built Coradia iLint runs on tracks that have not been electrified and replaces some diesel-powered trains.
Press Association
First UK patient receives revolutionary radiotherapy treatment

First UK patient receives revolutionary radiotherapy treatment

The first UK patient has received radiotherapy using a machine which could one day cure some cancers in a single treatment.
Press Association
2mins
First fans get their hands on the new iPhone

First fans get their hands on the new iPhone

The first customers enter the Apple Store in Regent Street, central London, as the iPhone XS and XS Max go on sale in the UK, alongside the Apple Watch Series 4.
Press Association
14secs
Amazon unveils range of new Echo smart home devices

Amazon unveils range of new Echo smart home devices

Amazon has unveiled a range of new Echo smart home devices and introduced a smart plug that enables users to control any power socket using their voice.
Press Association
Net successfully snares space debris in first demo of ADR technology

Net successfully snares space debris in first demo of ADR technology

The University of Surrey's RemoveDEBRIS satellite has successfully used its on-board net technology in orbit - the first demonstration in human history of active debris removal (ADR) technology.
Press Association
SpaceX announces first private moon passenger

SpaceX announces first private moon passenger

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial trip around the moon and will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people on the week-long journey.
Press Association
2mins
Jellyfish robots could be 'guardians of the oceans'

Jellyfish robots could be 'guardians of the oceans'

Soft robot jellyfish that can swim through openings narrower than their bodies could be used to monitor fragile coral reefs, say scientists. Several of the robots, propelled by hydraulic-powered tentacles, have been tested squeezing through holes...
Press Association
Footage of Hurricane Florence captured from space

Footage of Hurricane Florence captured from space

Nasa captures footage from the International Space Station of Hurricane Florence approaching the east coast of the United States.
Press Association
Apple unveils largest ever screen for new iPhone range

Apple unveils largest ever screen for new iPhone range

Apple has unveiled the largest screen iPhone it has ever made, as part of a range of new product announcements.
Press Association
Three new species of fish discovered in one of the Pacific Ocean's deepest parts

Three new species of fish discovered in one of the Pacific Ocean's deepest parts

Three new species of fish have been found living in the pitch-black waters of the Atacama Trench, one of the deepest parts of the ocean.
Press Association
2mins
British startup aims to launch air taxi services by 2022

British startup aims to launch air taxi services by 2022

A British startup has released footage of the UK's first electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, as it announced plans to have an air taxi service operating short-haul flights by 2022.
Press Association
Editing Reality with Anjney Midha (Ubiquity6)

Editing Reality with Anjney Midha (Ubiquity6)

Ubiquity6 is still in its early stages, but the technology is right on time. As AR/VR finally pick up traction, we'll discuss with Midha how Ubiquity6 can have an impact.
Tech Crunch
19mins
Beyond Moonshots with Alan Stern (NASA)

Beyond Moonshots with Alan Stern (NASA)

Alan Stern has overseen ambitious projects from NASA's New Horizons Pluto mission to Moon Express's attempt at a privately developed lunar landing. Hear what's next for interplanetary exploration and commercialization from an aerospace veteran.
Tech Crunch
21mins
Home is Where the Robots are with Colin Angle (iRobot)

Home is Where the Robots are with Colin Angle (iRobot)

With the Roomba, iRobot gave the world the only truly mainstream home robot. CEO Colin Angle will discuss how the company plans to make the device an even more indispensable part of the smart home ecosystem.
Tech Crunch
25mins
Building a Quantum Computing startup with Chad Rigetti (Rigetti Computing)

Building a Quantum Computing startup with Chad Rigetti (Rigetti Computing)

Rigetti Computing wants to make quantum computing available to every developer. To do that, the well-funded startup is building its own quantum computers that will compete with those of its bigger competitors.
Tech Crunch
21mins
Footage of Tropical Storm Gordon from space

Footage of Tropical Storm Gordon from space

NASA Space Station captures views of Tropical Storm Gordon from 255 miles up as the storm churns over the northern Gulf of Mexico.
Press Association
Nasa footage shows eruption on the Sun

Nasa footage shows eruption on the Sun

Footage from Nasa shows a minor eruption on the Sun surface. The event was captured in extreme ultraviolet light. At its peak, the plasma rises to heights that are several times the diameter of Earth.
Press Association
Best robots at IFA tech show in Berlin

Best robots at IFA tech show in Berlin

A compilation of the best robots at the IFA tech show in Berlin. Thsi includes Neato's new D4 Connected and D6 Connected robot vacuum cleaners, LG's new CLOi SuitBot, which can be used in both a sitting and standing position and many more.
Press Association
Best gadgets from day one of IFA 2018 in Berlin

Best gadgets from day one of IFA 2018 in Berlin

Check out the best gadgets from the first day of the IFA 2018 consumer electronics show in Berlin, which include Samsung's first 8K TV, a watch that shares tech with an e-reader, and an AI-powered robo-dog.
Press Association
Meet the coffee-making robot at Selfridges

Meet the coffee-making robot at Selfridges

A coffee-making robot is the newest addition to Selfridges' Smartech store. Smartech has more than doubled in size going from 45 to 100 sq metres.
Press Association
Nasa spacecraft heads to sun for closest look yet

Nasa spacecraft heads to sun for closest look yet

Nasa has launched a spacecraft to the sun that will fly closer to our star than anything ever sent before.
Press Association
1min