News
Outdated wet film speed cameras in London will be replaced with more versatile digital technology

New digital cameras to crack down on London’s speeders

New digital cameras will be installed around London to better monitor speeding than outdated wet film technology.

Hackers sponsored by Chinese government have breached computer systems of US defence contractors

Chinese hackers steal data from US defence contractors

Computer systems of several US airlines as well as multiple technology companies associated with US military have been breached by Chinese state-sponsored hackers.

Artist's rendition of India's Mars Orbiter Mission Mangalyaan at its destination

India’s orbiter readies for Mars encounter

India’s low cost Mangalyaan spacecraft will attempt to enter the orbit around Mars next week in the first ever such endeavour of India’s space industry.

UAV's are nothing new but no one has yet equipped them with manipulator arms turning them into flying robotic mechanics

Flying robot technicians gearing up for dangerous work

A self-organised fleet of autonomous robots could soon replace human fire-fighters, rescuers or construction workers in tasks that could put human lives at risk.

Amazon's new Fire HDX tablet offers higher resolution than Apple's iPad and is equipped with a Bluetooth keyboard like Microsoft's Surface

Amazon challenges Apple's iPad with improved Fire HDX

Online retail giant Amazon has announced a complete refresh of its tablet computer and e-reader devices, including a special child-friendly version of their Fire HD tablet.

Features
Technical drawing instruments

A survey of engineering education throughout the world

Educating tomorrow's engineers - how do Britain's schools and universities compare with those in the rest of the world?

Pupils from The King’s School

Raspberry Pi education kits: how they can help develop IT skills

Educational and learning kits based around Raspberry Pi computers could help schools ensure that England's new computing curriculum captures the imaginations of young technologists.

Baroness Greenfield selfie

Baroness Greenfield - is the digital world damaging our brains?

Neuroscientist Baroness Greenfield thinks that search engines, social media and video games are having a negative effect on how we think and behave. "Am I just being old fashioned?" she says. "I don't think so."

A cartoon showing a man being tied up with power cords

In-premises Wi-Fi: will it be wireless all the way?

The provisioning of enterprise workplace networked communications is changing: forward-looking organisations are starting to remove all the plug-in cable connections for desktop PCs and telephones, and migrating their enterprise users onto mobile computing devices that rely entirely on wireless connectivity.

A ghostly looking server room

Internet of Things: get yourself connected

In an emerging world where everything is connected to everything, the Internet of Things is poised to transform every walk of digital life, from manufacturing to media production. What will this brave new world look like and how close are we to seeing it become a reality?

The big picture
On the eve of Scotland's historic moment, an ambitious art installation has used the latest 3D projection mapping techniques to turn an entire West Lothian farm tartan.

On the eve of Scotland's historic moment, an ambitious art installation has used the latest 3D projection mapping techniques to turn an entire West Lothian farm tartan.

A five-storey modular home clings to the side of a cliff in this conceptual design by Australian architects Modscape.

A five-storey modular home clings to the side of a cliff in this conceptual design by Australian architects Modscape.

Ptolemy Elrington collects lost hub caps from Britain's roadsides and turns them into animal sculptures worth up to £3,000

Ptolemy Elrington collects lost hub caps from Britain's roadsides and turns them into animal sculptures worth up to £3,000

Skateboarder Bob Burnquist and his design team created this skate ramp, weighing 7,300 lbs, that now floats on Lake Tahoe in California

Skateboarder Bob Burnquist and his team created this ramp, weighing 7,300 lbs, that now floats on Lake Tahoe in California

Technicon Design's new Ixion private jet concept replaces windows with flexible screens that can display immersive, panoramic views of the outside environment on interior cabin walls and ceilings. Cameras mounted on the plane's main body and wings capture the surrounding vistas, allowing passengers a 360° view of scenery. The high-resolution, low-voltage display is powered by solar panels placed on the roof of the plane.

Technicon Design's new Ixion private jet concept replaces windows with flexible screens that can display immersive, panoramic views of the outside environment on interior cabin walls and ceilings. Cameras mounted on the plane's main body and wings capture the surrounding vistas, allowing passengers a 360° view of scenery. The high-resolution, low-voltage display is powered by solar panels placed on the roof of the plane.

An infographic showing the physical forces that affect Bloodhound SSC

An infographic showing the physical forces that affect Bloodhound SSC [Credit: Access Group]

The hitch-hiking robot, hitchBOT, on Highway 17, Ontario, at the halfway point on its journey across Canada

The hitch-hiking robot, hitchBOT, on Highway 17, Ontario, at the halfway point on its journey across Canada

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 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 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.

Blogs

Juncker appoints new team

18 September 2014

Britain got what it wanted, in the end.

Jack's Blog: August, guest authored by Carter

17 September 2014

So my name is Carter, and I live with my dad and my mum in a town full of physicists. I made that up in English, it's called alliteration. Although ph wasn't supposed to be f, because it's Greek, and it was more like puh for a really long time.


 
The big picture
Earth Hour infographic
Debate

Debate: Was Kate Bush wrong to try to ban cameras?

For

Andrea Kates

Andrea Kates is a social media commentator, TED speaker and founding member of the Masters in Business Creativity programme in Aalbog, Denmark

ET Vs

Against

Guy Clapperton

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

Audience members should be allowed to use personal recording devices at concerts

Please log in to contribute to this debate.

Agree 50%
Disagree 50%
 
 
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 1409

"Who’s getting the best engineering education? And what did your careers advisor suggest you do when you leave school?"

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