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Flood management: how to hold back the waters

Flood water in Carlisle on 6 December 2015

18 January 2016

Simple measures to slow down the outflow from river catchments can take the pressure off flood-prone towns. Computer models hold the key to getting it right.

Privacy and snooping in Smart cities: utopia or reality?

Graphic showing a smart city plan on a monitor

18 January 2016

Our cities are getting smarter, but what does it mean for our privacy? 

PhotoEssay: Facebook’s first data centre outside the USA

Lule data centre Sweden

18 January 2016

With a mean annual temperature of around 1°C, and huge hydroelectric generation capacity, Luleå in northern Sweden is the ideal location for Facebook’s first data centre outside the USA.

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