A contactless payment system has been rolled out for passengers on London Tube and rail services, making TfL the world’s first transit network accepting Visa contactless cards on multiple forms of transport.
Combustion and acoustics expert Professor Dame Ann Dowling has been elected the first female president of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Scientists have selected a landing site on the surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for the first-ever comet landing attempt in November.
The IET will launch an update to its Wiring Regulations in January next year, the Institution has announced today.
The largest 100 per cent biomass power plant in North America has opened in the Canadian province of Ontario.
- Nissan may cut car battery production in the UK
- Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker
- New Zealand denies cable surveillance programme
- Card fraud up despite increased banking security
- World’s highest capacity SD card revealed
- New sanctions target Arctic drilling
- German export rules threaten European defence cooperation
- Canon printer hacked to play classic game Doom
- Nasa starts preparations for Orion testing
To change the deeply ingrained prejudices about electric vehicles, Formula E called in the best in the field, including former Formula One champion Williams, to build a fully-fledged all-electric racing car in just two years. And building the car's battery was one of the biggest challenges.
On the eve of the Independence referendum we hitch an imaginary ride on one of Scotland’s engineering novelties – a Spanish-built Edinburgh tram – and take our own straw poll of what the passengers think.
Despite allegations of corruption, delays and overspending, the construction of the Venice Flood Barrier has an end in sight.
Scotland has a rich seam of renewables and leads the UK in alternative energy projects. What would a Yes vote in the Scottish or European referenda mean for meeting renewables targets?
China's campaign to bulldoze mountains and create land for new cities is ambitious, even admirable, but now the world is worried.
A five-storey modular home clings to the side of a cliff in this conceptual design by Australian architects Modscape.
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 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.
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 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.
Eduardo Galvani's Fly Citycopter, a 120-mph futuristic helicopter with solar panels and a rechargeable electric engine.
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.
The latest products and technologies for urban development were exhibited at the Smart Community exhibition in Japan 2014 recently.
The driver's view of the cockpit of the Bloodhound supersonic car.
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The United Nations will host Climate Summit 2104 on September 23rd in New York. Hype and expectation around the event are lower than in the past. Everyone still remembers the misfires of 2009. And this prelude to the next round of detailed treaty negotiations in Peru this December has already been put in its place.
15 September 2014
should we legislate for the right to be forgotten?
Bill Thompson is a technology pundit for BBC News online and the World Service technology radio programme Click. Since 2009 he has been head of partnership development for archive development projects at the BBC.
Andrea Kates is founder of the Business Genome project, author of ‘Find Your Next’ and a commentator on Internet privacy issues. She is a featured speaker of the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) community.
The 'right to be forgotten' is a bad and vague idea
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