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Chairman of Daimler and head of Mercedes-Benz cars Dieter Zetsche speaks at a news conference at the Paris car show

Daimler cuts growth forecast for global car market

German carmaker Daimler has cut its growth forecast for the global car market as it sees a fledgling European industry recovery faltering.

A mechanical system to prepare clear banana juice developed by Dr Oscar Kibazohi

Support to get African innovations off the ground

Innovative ideas from twelve African entrepreneurs will receive support from the Royal Academy of Engineering to get them off the ground.

The Dream Chaser space plane, rejected by Nasa, may become a part of an ambitious space launch system developed by a California-based start-up

Space start-up considers buying space plane rejected by Nasa

A California-based start-up owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is considering purchasing a three-seater version of Dream Chaser, the space plane concept rejected by Nasa.

Engineers at the Bloodhound technical centre in Avonmouth have fitted an EJ200 jet engine into the chassis of the supersonic car

Bloodhound fitted with Eurofighter Typhoon engine

Engineers have installed a one-tonne fighter jet engine to the chassis of the Bloodhound supersonic car, which will attempt to break the land speed record in 2016.

Smart meters are one IoT application that will require considerable back end support

ARM moves into server software in IoT push

ARM aims to extend its business into the world of server software on the back of predicted strong growth in Internet of Things applications.

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A close-up view of the stone circle at Stonehenge

Stonehenge: digital mapping reveals the true picture

New research conducted by archaeologists and scientists from Birmingham University and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology in Vienna has revealed that Stonehenge did not sit alone within its Neolithic landscape.

Baroness Greenfield selfie

Baroness Greenfield - is the digital world damaging our brains?

Neuroscientist Baroness Greenfield thinks that search engines, social media and video games are having a negative effect on how we think and behave. "Am I just being old fashioned?" she says. "I don't think so."

Pupils from The King’s School

Raspberry Pi education kits: how they can help develop IT skills

Educational and learning kits based around Raspberry Pi computers could help schools ensure that England's new computing curriculum captures the imaginations of young technologists.

A cartoon showing a man being tied up with power cords

In-premises Wi-Fi: will it be wireless all the way?

The provisioning of enterprise workplace networked communications is changing: forward-looking organisations are starting to remove all the plug-in cable connections for desktop PCs and telephones, and migrating their enterprise users onto mobile computing devices that rely entirely on wireless connectivity.

A ghostly looking server room

Internet of Things: get yourself connected

In an emerging world where everything is connected to everything, the Internet of Things is poised to transform every walk of digital life, from manufacturing to media production. What will this brave new world look like and how close are we to seeing it become a reality?

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'The Stained Glass, Driverless, Sleeper Car of the Future', by London-based designer Dominic Wilcox, on display at the 'Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: The Future of Mobility’ exhibition at designjunction, London

'The Stained Glass, Driverless, Sleeper Car of the Future', by London-based designer Dominic Wilcox, on display at the 'Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: The Future of Mobility’ exhibition at designjunction, London

A five-storey modular home clings to the side of a cliff in this conceptual design by Australian architects Modscape.

A five-storey modular home clings to the side of a cliff in this conceptual design by Australian architects Modscape.

On the eve of Scotland's historic moment, an ambitious art installation has used the latest 3D projection mapping techniques to turn an entire West Lothian farm tartan.

On the eve of Scotland's historic moment, an ambitious art installation has used the latest 3D projection mapping techniques to turn an entire West Lothian farm tartan.

Ptolemy Elrington collects lost hub caps from Britain's roadsides and turns them into animal sculptures worth up to £3,000

Ptolemy Elrington collects lost hub caps from Britain's roadsides and turns them into animal sculptures worth up to £3,000

Skateboarder Bob Burnquist and his design team created this skate ramp, weighing 7,300 lbs, that now floats on Lake Tahoe in California

Skateboarder Bob Burnquist and his team created this ramp, weighing 7,300 lbs, that now floats on Lake Tahoe in California

Technicon Design's new Ixion private jet concept replaces windows with flexible screens that can display immersive, panoramic views of the outside environment on interior cabin walls and ceilings. Cameras mounted on the plane's main body and wings capture the surrounding vistas, allowing passengers a 360° view of scenery. The high-resolution, low-voltage display is powered by solar panels placed on the roof of the plane.

Technicon Design's new Ixion private jet concept replaces windows with flexible screens that can display immersive, panoramic views of the outside environment on interior cabin walls and ceilings. Cameras mounted on the plane's main body and wings capture the surrounding vistas, allowing passengers a 360° view of scenery. The high-resolution, low-voltage display is powered by solar panels placed on the roof of the plane.

An infographic showing the physical forces that affect Bloodhound SSC

An infographic showing the physical forces that affect Bloodhound SSC [Credit: Access Group]

The hitch-hiking robot, hitchBOT, on Highway 17, Ontario, at the halfway point on its journey across Canada

The hitch-hiking robot, hitchBOT, on Highway 17, Ontario, at the halfway point on its journey across Canada

The BugJuggler, a 70ft-tall diesel-powered robot that uses hydraulic cylinders to juggle three VW Beetle automobiles.

The BugJuggler, a 70ft-tall diesel-powered robot that uses hydraulic cylinders to juggle three VW Beetle automobiles.

Squadrone System's Hexo, a 45-mph GoPro-compatible drone that tracks you autonomously and can film your every move.

Squadrone System's Hexo, a 45-mph GoPro-compatible drone that tracks you autonomously and can film your every move.

Eduardo Galvani's Fly Citycopter, a 120-mph futuristic helicopter with solar panels and a rechargeable electric engine.

Eduardo Galvani's Fly Citycopter, a 120-mph futuristic helicopter with solar panels and a rechargeable electric engine.

The star of the

The star of the "Electric Giraffe Project" by the South Lawn of the White House, during the first-ever Maker Faire to be held there.

Blogs

Differing approaches to asteroid threat

2 October 2014

In Hollywood space disaster movies, Earth's squabbling nations always unite under American leadership to confront the external asteroid/alien race threat. After the usual five reels of destruction, death of minor characters and jeopardy, Bruce Willis saves the world. Order is restored, the hero is reunited with his estranged wife, and grateful world leaders are shown applauding or whatever.

Making it happen

25 September 2014

Everyone in the silicon business loves the Maker community right now. In his keynote at IDF, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich was keen to get the message across that the chip giant really wanted to get its Edison SoC and other devices into the hands of people tinkering with technology.

 
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