News
GPS navigation will soon be accurate to the level of one centimetre

GPS accuracy improved to centimetre level

GPS navigation systems will soon be able to guide users with centimetre accuracy thanks to a new data-processing system developed by American engineers.

A trendy pair of shoes that can be used as a smartphone charger

Power-generating shoes could solve smartphone battery anxiety

A footwear-embedded device that harvests and stores energy from human footsteps could be used to recharge smartphones and other power-hungry devices in the future.

Rajesh Menon holds up the prototype of the first flat thin camera lens developed by his team

Glass revolutionising graphene, displays and cameras

Three teams of scientists are using glass in research projects that could bring graphene into the mainstream, allow windows to function as screens and produce ultra-slimline smartphone cameras.

A simple device to make renewable fuel for Indian woman has been created by Loughborough University engineers

UK engineers create renewable energy solution for India's poor

A simple device developed by Loughborough University engineers will give access to cleaner and cheap renewable energy to India’s poor.

Conditions on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko are too extreme for the lander to operate

Hope lost for comet lander Philae

Attempts to detect signals from the Philae comet lander have ceased after more than seven months of silence.

Features
Bluetooth is inspiring all sorts of products, such as Ashley Chloe's Helix Cuff bracelet with wireless earphones inside

Bluetooth and the Internet of Things: Mark Powell, Bluetooth SIG

Bluetooth's prime-time may well now be imminent, with the Internet of Things and the happy marriage of smart devices in smart homes set to sidle into people's lives incrementally, connected gadget by connected gadget.

Graphic showing a smart city plan on a monitor

Privacy and snooping in Smart cities: utopia or reality?

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

The CFM LEAP engine

Betting big on 3D printing

Engineers around the world are working hard to push the hottest technology of the decade over its tipping point. We take a look at what’s new with 3D printing.

A child working on a chalkboard

Arthur Benjamin: When mathematics is magic

In conversation with ‘mathemagician’ Arthur Benjamin

A hacker working on a laptop

ATM fraud: how safe is your cash machine?

The good news is that the grab-and-go method of ATM fraud is on the decline. The bad news is that criminals are using sophisticated cyber techniques to steal customer data and money.

The big picture
A mosaic of London's Oxford Street made of half a million photographs, captured by Hyundai's automated mapping technology car.

A mosaic of London's Oxford Street made of half a million photographs, captured by Hyundai's automated mapping technology car.

Plaster cast moulds of victims of the Mount Vesuvius eruption lie on a display table in a laboratory at Pompeii

Plaster cast moulds of victims of the Mount Vesuvius eruption lie on a display table in a laboratory at Pompeii

Europlanet 2020 RI offers access to the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, an area of remarkable hydrothermal activity and that may help us understand whether life could have evolved elsewhere in the Solar System

The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, an area of remarkable hydrothermal activity

Ships are dumped in the street after an 8.3 magnitude earthquake and powerful waves hit areas of central Chile [Reuters/Mauricio Ubilla]

Ships are dumped in the street after an 8.3 magnitude earthquake and powerful waves hit areas of central Chile
[Reuters/Mauricio Ubilla]

Flames from the Valley Fire covering a hillside along Highway 29 in Lower Lake, California, USA [Reuters/Noah Berger]

Flames from the Valley Fire covering a hillside along Highway 29 in Lower Lake, California, USA
[Reuters/Noah Berger]

BMW CEO Harald Krueger collapses during his presentation at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany [Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach]

BMW CEO Harald Krueger collapses during his presentation at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany
[Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach]

 Part of the Les Paul Memorabilia Exhibit on show at The Hard Rock Cafe, New York City, ahead of the Les Paul 100th Anniversary Celebrations beginning on June 9 2015 in Times Square

The Les Paul memorabilia exhibit on display at The Hard Rock Cafe, New York City - part of the Les Paul 100th anniversary celebrations

A boy rides his bicycle past a collapsed house after Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal

A boy rides his bicycle past a collapsed house after Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal

An Andy-Warhol-inspired work by Emanuele Niri on display at the 3D Printing show in New York

An Andy-Warhol-inspired work by Emanuele Niri on display at the 3D Printing show in New York

The face of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial stared back at Billy Harley, owner of the Uig Hotel, Isle of Skye, from inside the tree trunk Harley was chopping to make firewood for the bar of his hotel

The face of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial stared back at Billy Harley, owner of the Uig Hotel, Isle of Skye, from inside the tree trunk Harley was chopping to make firewood for the bar of his hotel

One view from the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory, in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma, which monitors conditions in the middle of the Amazon forest

One view from the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory, in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma, which monitors conditions in the middle of the Amazon forest

A 5mm-square nano-sized Bible on a semiconductor. The tiny Bible contains the original Greek version of the New Testament

A 5mm-square nano-sized Bible on a semiconductor. The tiny Bible contains the original Greek version of the New Testament

Blogs

Healthcare the biotech way

12 February 2016

Healthcare is one of the highlights of the 16th edition of Bangalore INDIA BIO 2016. I mean biotech applications in medicine and healthcare, and this includes bio pharma, bioinformatics, genomics, data mining and predictive medicine, among other applications.

Will the banks beat Bitcoin?

9 February 2016

How do the banks feel about Bitcoin? They don't like it. They like the underlying technology, the so called Blockchain, though.

 
The big picture
Smart home early adopters infographic
Big Numbers
Special focus
Special focus

Special focus: IT security

We consider the myriad security challenges facing IT professionals today.

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: 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: 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 1601

"Read about the key issues that are getting people talking, from the UK's flood defences and doping in sport to the dirty tricks of cyber criminals"

E&T jobs

More jobs ▶

Subscribe

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

Subscribe to E&T