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View from Brussels

Technological advances have slowed since 1971. Is this the EU's fault?

10 Oct 2015 by Pelle Neroth

In Brussels the other day I heard a woman from the greater-safety-in-clinical trials NGO talk tough to the medicines companies: she wanted access to more clinical trial data for medicines made decades ago so that we could get better medicine in the future.

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After All

Making History inside the Doughnut

9 Oct 2015 by Vitali Vitaliev Comments (1)

I am happy to report that yesterday, on the 8th of October 2015, a bit of history was made inside the legendary Doughnut building in Cheltenham - the HQ of GCHQ - forgive my unintended pun. For those who do not know, I have to explain that GCHQ stands for Government Communications Headquarters (hence the pun) and that it is, alongside MI5 and MI6, one of the three UK Intelligence and Security Agencies.

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Electronic connections

I am shocked, shocked there is rogue software in our cars

9 Oct 2015 by Chris Edwards

I doubt if anyone in the US House Committee hearing where congressmen grilled Volkswagen America president Michael Horn for about two hours expected the answer he gave just over halfway through. Republican congressman and former engineer Joe Barton asked Horn whether he knew he was under oath, which should give you an idea of how surprised he was. What it says about VW's internal processes though is even worse than the suspicion that senior managers quietly gave a software override the green light.

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Jack's blog

Jack's Blog: October

8 Oct 2015 by Jack Devine

Mum and Dad have a long-running feud on what to do with old technology.

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View from Washington

Apple cuts to core of privacy issues

30 Sep 2015 by Paul Dempsey

Apple's revamp of its security policy is as welcome as it is overdue - and not just on Apple's part but across the consumer market. Tim Cook and team have enhanced their company's standing while raising needling contrasts with rivals, and not just in terms of data protection but also business models.

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Editor's letter

Tim Peake Counts Down to Zero G

29 Sep 2015 by Dickon Ross

E&T talks to British astronaut Tim Peake about what his imminent trip to the International Space Station will achieve. Also in our latest issue out this week, we hear about advances in eye-tracking technology; what might be powering the home of 2020; Nick Smith talks to Kevin Warwick about his new life away from the media spotlight and Vitali Vitaliev explores one of Le Corbusier's machines for living.

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