The BUAV has responded to the work Newcastle University researchers are carrying out on monkeys in a bid to move paralysed hands.
A physics student at Durham University is in the running to be part of the first human settlement on Mars.
Scientists at Newcastle University say doing yoga while pregnant can can have a positive effect on both mother and baby.
Thousands flocked to Newcastle's Centre for Life over the weekend to learn learn from some of the most creative inventors in the world at the Maker Fair science festival.
They got the opportunity to get their hands on soldering irons and electrical components to create their own tech.
A giant robotic hand with hydraulically-powered fingers that give it the superhuman strength to crush almost anything in its grasp, is one of the headline attractions at the Maker Faire UK exhibition held at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle this weekend (26 & 27 April).
Newcastle-born scientist Professor Peter Higgs will receive the Freedom of the City of Newcastle today.
The Nobel Prize winner will attend a special ceremony at the civic centre this afternoon, where a plaque will be unveiled in his honour.
Prof Higgs was first to predict the existence of what became known as the Higgs boson particle..
He was born in Elswick in Newcastle in 1929 and spent his early life in the city.
He has gone on to become one of the world's most famous scientists and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics late last year.
Engineers at Gateshead Council are continuing to investigate why the Millennium Bridge got stuck in the up position earlier this week.
The bridge uses some of the most advanced engineering techniques and our reporter Richard Wilson has been behind the scenes to find out how it all works.