12 Dec 2013 by Pelle Neroth
The rudest comment I read about Catherine Ashton when she became Europe's "foreign minister" in 2009 was that it was the stupidest appointment since the Roman emperor Caligula made one of his horses a consul. But she has pulled off a spectacular coup in nuclear diplomacy with Iran which could open up the country to billions of dollars in oil industry investment.
3 Dec 2013 by Kris Sangani
PS4 was launched last week in the UK, approximately 2 weeks after its US launch. It was released in the UK approximately one week after Microsoft's Xbox one sold 1 million units within the first 24 hours worldwide.
25 Nov 2013 by Chris Edwards
The idea of the always-on, connected device has already begun to take on sinister overtones - and it's not even here yet. Even before Microsoft shipped the Xbox One last week, the company had to take a step back from providing the machine with a permanent view of the room in which it lives.
22 Nov 2013 by James Hayes
Reports that the son of Tony Coburn - author of the first episode of Doctor Who ('An Unearthly Child') - has popped up to claim unpaid copyright permission fees from the BBC for use of the Tardis, the rights of which he says belong to the Coburn family, may come as an unwelcome distraction to show's current producers on the eve of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Time Lord's first screen appearance. But will it also call into question ownership of the Doctor's early adversaries, the Daleks?
11 Nov 2013 by Vitali Vitaliev
... I didn't feel like falling victim of fire, no matter how friendly, and ducked for cover behind a rickety gravestone in a near-by churchyard. From there, I could almost hear the heavy buzzing of the low-flying MIGs reaching me from the sky. Directly underneath, lay the mirror-like surface of the Tweed, with two submarine periscopes sticking out. As they started turning around threateningly, I realised that these were actually two amorous black swans craning their necks towards each other...
26 Oct 2013 by Francis Goode
Over the centuries, our wonderful world of engineering has branched out from its early roots in military machines into a bewildering multitude of exciting new flavours - chemical, electrical, mechanical, medical, and a host of deeper specialisms besides. Along the way, some applications of these engineering disciplines have raised ethical questions and challenges for engineers to consider. For example, some engineers eschew the opportunities afforded by the weapons industries, while others prefer to give anything nuclear a wide berth. But now we are just witnessing the birth of a new branch of engineering that raises unique ethical challenges, not just because of its potential applications, but because of the basic building material it works with: life.
15 Oct 2013 by Justin Pollard
In this column I usually look at what you might call 'public' engineering, that is things designed and built for lots of people to use. But what about those one-offs? After all the Large Hadron Collider is the biggest machine ever engineered, but is a unique, individual project. So let's take a look at the ethereal world of experimental engineering.
7 Oct 2013 by Abi Grogan
Ex-Topshop marketing chief Justin Cooke branded Topshop as 'too scared to innovate with technology', suggesting the marriage of fashion and technology is not as rosy as both industries would have us believe.
"The Internet of Things used to be a buzz phrase in tech circles, but it's already so last century. Brace yourself for the Internet of Everything"
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