16 May 2013 by Pelle Neroth
One of the most liberating things about Europe for many is the ability to move, settle and study in other EU states with a minimum of bureaucratic hassle and on the same terms as national citizens of the member state they are settling in.
15 May 2013 by Francis Goode
William Thompson, aka Lord Kelvin, once said, "when you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind..." While the engineer in me nods in sage assent, my inner philosopher can't help but notice the irony that the great man had to use English to make his point, rather than some mathematical formulation. It rather captures the ambivalent relationship that engineers have towards communications in general, and language in particular.
12 May 2013 by Chris Edwards
Intel has a new boss. Even better, it has two bosses. Microsoft is ready to make changes to its Windows 8 operating system that will make it even better, which is why they weren't in the product in the first place. Doubleplusgood. What could possibly go wrong?
9 May 2013 by Kris Sangani
Today sees the release of Star Trek: Into Darkness, the second instalment of the reimagining of the Star Trek franchise. It is the first summer blockbuster to be released in the UK and played to paying audiences using Dolby Atmos this year.
8 May 2013 by James Hayes
Mention in my last post of author William S. Burroughs reminds me of the part played - indirectly - by his grandfather in my first sight of computer technology on TV in 1960s sci-fi imports like Lost in Space and The Time Tunnel.
1 May 2013 by Dominic Lenton
A strong and robustly enforced copyright regime is the foundation that allowed UK sales of consumer e-books to more than double last year, trade body the Publishers Association has claimed.
17 Apr 2013 by Dickon Ross
The model on this month's cover is wearing what is tipped to be the next big gadget on the street: Google Glass. Eight thousand people have not only each coughed up £1000 to try out one of the first sets, but also the cost of travel to go and pick it up from one of three American cities.
16 Apr 2013 by Vitali Vitaliev
"Bang! Crash!!" Preoccupied with moving the cursor along the surface of the table with my index finger, I inadvertently touched a glass, full of water, with my elbow. Well, it was no longer full of water, all of which was now resting on disapproving faces and uncomplaining clothes of my fellow diners at neighbouring tables (thank God it was not red wine!). And the glass itself was no more - smashed to smithereens, crunching under the feet of passing waiters, like some well-coagulated snow on a skiing piste.
Talking of #Dambusters 70th anniversary, a German bomber is to be salvaged from the English Channel – an annotated graphic
17 May 2013
As today we salute the Dambusters on the 70th anniversary of their historic World War II mission, now also seems like a good time to share this infographic about the salvage mission planned for the only known surviving example of a German bomber, a Dornier Do 17 currently lying 30 metres below the surface of […]
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