News
The recent incidents represents the first time when Canada openly accused another country of launching a cyber attack against it

Attack on Canada’s research body linked to ‘Putter Panda’

The recent hacking attempt on a sensitive Canadian government computer network bears resemblance to attacks mounted by an elite unit of the Chinese army, a cyber-security expert has suggested.

BBM still has over 85 million active users but the company wants to promote its use among enterprise customers

BlackBerry to open BBM up to Windows phones

BlackBerry’s popular messaging system BBM will now be open to those using the Windows phone platform.

The Ferrybridge C Power Station was built in the 1960s and its towers are the largest of its kind in Europe

Ferrybridge power station tower collapses in fire

A blaze broke out at the Ferrybridge C Power Station yesterday causing one of its towers to partially collapse.

Bulgaria is hoping to construct a Westinghouse AP-1000 nuclear reactor

Bulgaria paving way for new nuclear reactor

Bulgaria has signed a deal that paves the way for a new $5bn nuclear reactor that will help reduce its energy dependence on Russia.

Scientists believe that wireless is the future of electric vehicles charging

New design for contactless electric vehicle charging

German researchers have developed an innovative technology for wireless electric vehicle charging using inductive coils at the front instead of on the underside of a vehicle.

Features
A bee with a tracking device attached to it

Tracking wildlife: how scientists monitor endangered species

Wildlife reserves have historically allowed scientists to keep track of endangered species on the ground. But how do we monitor wildlife that flies or swims?

Formula E car

Formula E to test the limits of electric transport

Ten cities around the world will play host to an experiment to use racing to push electric vehicle design as Formula E takes to the streets later this year.

A bucket full of cane toads

Invasive species: how ICT helps tackle the aliens

Not all of the many hundreds of species designated ‘invasive’ have detrimental impacts on their adopted environments, but a lot of them do. Now the unintended consequences of globalisation are exacerbating the problem. Can information and communications technology help track the challenges?

Two rhinoceros

Wildlife monitoring: should UAV drones be banned?

As UAVs become more widely used by conservationists, some countries are trying to ban them on ethical grounds.

The E-Fan all-electric demonstrator flies above Farnborough International Airshow earlier this week

Green skies ahead: charting a course to sustainable aviation

In aviation better fuel efficiency reduces both emissions and the single largest cost to the industry, but the sector is still looking for a game changer that could realise the dream of cheap green air travel.

The big picture
The BugJuggler, a 70ft-tall diesel-powered robot that uses hydraulic cylinders to juggle three VW Beetle automobiles.

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.

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.

Eduardo Galvani's Fly Citycopter, a 120-mph futuristic helicopter with solar panels and a rechargeable electric engine.

The latest products and technologies for urban development were exhibited at the Smart Community exhibition in Japan 2014 recently.

The latest products and technologies for urban development were exhibited at the Smart Community exhibition in Japan 2014 recently.

The star of the

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 driver's view of the cockpit of the Bloodhound supersonic car.

The driver's view of the cockpit of the Bloodhound supersonic car.

The Hive-Inn, a hotel concept proposed by Hong Kong-based architects OVA Studio for the Radical Innovation Awards

The Hive-Inn, a hotel concept proposed by Hong Kong-based architects OVA Studio for the Radical Innovation Awards. 

The hotel would be composed of recycled shipping containers and the modular design allows for rooms to be traded in and out without disturbing the surrounding containers. The architects see other possibilities for Hive-Inn, e.g. for use in emergency housing, medical care units, mobile apartments or offices.

An aerial view of British fields, taken using an infrared camera by surveying company Bluesky. The Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is a graphical indicator used to assess the health of live green vegetation.

An aerial view of British fields, taken using an infrared camera by surveying company Bluesky. The Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is a graphical indicator used to assess the health of live green vegetation.

Artist Adly Syairi Ramly has transformed Lego figures into some of the world's most iconic bands, including The Beatles, Foo Fighters, Radiohead and Pearl Jam

Artist Adly Syairi Ramly has transformed Lego figures into some of the world's most iconic bands, including The Beatles, Foo Fighters, Radiohead and Pearl Jam

An animatronic model of Doraemon, the intelligent robotic cat from a Japanese manga cartoon, on display at Malaysia's Doraemon Exhibition

An animatronic model of Doraemon, the intelligent robotic cat from a Japanese manga cartoon, on display at Malaysia's Doraemon Exhibition

African migrants near Djibouti City trying to get a phone signal from nearby Somalia. The photo by John Stanmeyer won the 2014 World Press Photo award

African migrants near Djibouti City trying to get a phone signal from nearby Somalia. The photo by John Stanmeyer won the 2014 World Press Photo award

The Zero Carbon Foods project is growing herbs, shoots, vegetables and salad leaves in an abandoned WWII bomb shelter underneath London's streets

The Zero Carbon Foods project is growing herbs, shoots, vegetables and salad leaves in an abandoned WWII bomb shelter underneath London's streets

Blogs

The pain in Spain

31 July 2014

Solar power is becoming ever so fashionable. But is the sunniest country in Europe taking advantage of it?

Here in your car do you feel safest of all?

24 July 2014

Fed up with traffic going by your house? If the automotive industry doesn't sort out security on vehicles, you will have an easy way of clearing the road thanks to new technologies such as car-to-car communication.

 
The big picture
Earth Hour infographic
Debate

Debate: should we ban recording devices from cinemas?

For

Sue Flood

Sue Flood is a filmmaker and stills photographer who has worked as an associate producer on Sir David Attenborough’s ‘Planet Earth’ and ‘The Blue Planet

ET Vs

Against

Guy Clapperton

Guy Clapperton is author of several books on social media and other digital issues, as well as being a public speaker, media trainer and broadcaster

Recording devices should be banned from cinemas

Please log in to contribute to this debate.

Agree 69%
Disagree 31%
 
 
Big Numbers
Special focus
Special focus

Special focus: IT security

We consider the myriad security challenges facing IT professionals today.

Special focus

Special focus: chip design

On the issues facing chip designers today.

Special focus

Special focus: data centres

A comprehensive look at the issues surrounding data centres, pulling together articles, news and other content from the E&T archives.

Special focus

Special focus: Alan Turing

Celebrating the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing, arguably the most famous computer scientist of all time.
Special focus

Special focus: audio technology

The technology of music: writing, recording, producing and mastering.

Special focus

Special focus: health technologies

The new technologies available for treatment of the world's ageing population.

Special focus

Special focus: RSS Titanic

The history and technology of that most famous of shipwrecks: RSS Titanic.

Special focus

Special focus: green IT

Enterprise ICT is becoming ever-more environmentally-aware. What are the key imperatives driving this change, and how is it affecting technological deployment? E&T reports.

Special focus

Special focus: Apollo 11 and beyond

Covering all aspects of space travel and exploration, from Yuri Gagarin's historic first orbit to the latest innovations.

Special focus

Special focus: biofuels and the future of energy

About the production and use of biofuels and the advancement in technology, policy, and investment.

Latest Issue

E&T cover image 1407

"Even the smallest of creatures in the most far-flung places around the world are getting wired up for tracking"

E&T jobs

E&T Marketplace

The essential source of engineering products and suppliers.

E&T podcast

Tune into our latest podcast

iTunes logo

Subscribe

Choose the way you would like to access the latest news and developments in your field.

Subscribe to E&T