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Jeddah makes headway with city-wide public transport plan

A leading UK architecture practice has been appointed to develop an £8bn public transport system for Jeddah in Saudi Arabia that will include the metro, ferry, bus and cycle networks and interchanges.

University of Connecticut engineer Bing Wang and her smartphone-based depression dectecting app

Depression app created to analyse the user's mental state

A smartphone-based app detecting signs of depression based on the user’s behaviour has been developed by American engineers.

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Engineering academics believe teaching offers little career value

UK engineering academics believe that the quality of their teaching has little value on their careers, according to a new report.

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Tobacco-based ‘cyberwood’ to revolutionise temperature sensing

Researchers have developed what appears to be ‘by far’ the world’s most sensitive temperature sensor using chemicals present in tobacco plants.

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Low Carbon switches on five new solar parks around UK

Renewable energy investment company Low Carbon has commissioned five new solar parks with a combined capacity of 84.3MW, enough to power more than 25,300 UK homes.

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Using the Internet to control autonomous robots performing human surgery is just one of the possible applications of the tactile Internet

Tactile internet: 5G and the Cloud on steroids

What if the Internet could tickle yet another of your senses, not just eyes and ears but also touch? With the data rates of mobile broadband soaring, cutting-edge scientists are starting to build the tactile Internet.

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CERN's Large Hadron Collider: restarting the Big Bang Machine

Scientists are preparing to switch on CERN's upgraded Large Hadron Collider before the end of March. The reboot will let them smash protons with much more punch.

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Microcanning takes craft beer by storm

Canned beer’s bad rep among beer aficionados is changing fast, thanks to the eager adoption by innovative craft brewers of new microcanning technologies

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Immigration: the problem for engineering

Few topics have been as hotly debated in the run up to the UK General Election as immigration. Is the country threatened by an influx of lazy scroungers, or are foreign workers the solution to skills shortages?

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Is democracy bad for engineering?

Does an ability to head to the polls every five years push the UK behind in the race for engineering and innovation?

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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

Viktorija Pashuta, a photographer from Latvia, imagines what social networks would look like if humanised

Viktorija Pashuta, a photographer from Latvia, imagines what social networks would look like if humanised

The 40-seater Bio-Bus, the UK's first bus powered by gas generated from food waste and human sewage

The 40-seater Bio-Bus, the UK's first bus powered by gas generated from food waste and human sewage

Control your drinking this Christmas with the literal half pint glass, available from web retailers www.gettingpersonal.co.uk

Control your drinking this Christmas with the literal half pint glass, available from web retailers www.gettingpersonal.co.uk

Bionic Boots, developed by Keahi Seymour from Solihull, UK. Inspired by the stride of an ostrich, high-tensile springs imitate the achilles of those animals to allow any human to run at approximately 25mph

Bionic Boots, developed by Keahi Seymour from Solihull, UK. Inspired by the stride of an ostrich, high-tensile springs imitate the achilles of those animals to allow any human to run at approximately 25mph

Sculptor Olaf Holzapfel's installation 'Drei Bruecken' ('Three bridges') in the forest near Dresden, Germany.   The piece is in response to the topic, 'Technik und Landschaft' ('Technology and countryside').

Sculptor Olaf Holzapfel's installation 'Drei Bruecken' ('Three bridges') in the forest near Dresden, Germany. 

The piece is in response to the topic, 'Technik und Landschaft' ('Technology and countryside').

A model of a suspended monorail system on display at the 2014 China International Industry Fair in Shanghai, China

A model of a suspended monorail system on display at the 2014 China International Industry Fair in Shanghai, China

The New Born Fame cot mobile enables a baby to post pictures of itself to Facebook and Twitter whenever it plays with the device

The New Born Fame cot mobile enables a baby to post pictures of itself to Facebook and Twitter whenever it plays with the device

Margot Krasojevic's Hydroelectric Tidal House, a concept house designed to harness the power of waves

Margot Krasojevic's Hydroelectric Tidal House, a concept house designed to harness the power of waves

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Apple's Tim Cook is using the 'bully pulpit' in the right way

31 March 2015

Tim Cook's 'activism' continues to surprise Americans and Silicon Valley in particular. Right now, there are more electronics CEOs prepared to engage with the US body politic than for quite some time. But the Apple CEO stands out for taking stands that don't just reflect his company's interests. There's more to this than Snowden.

OECD survey shows English workforce still lagging in technological problem-solving skills

29 March 2015

Forty years ago the historian Correlli Barnett railed against Britain's poor productivity, which he blamed on poor skills.

 
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David Wood is chair at London Futurists and former CTO at Accenture Mobility. He has featured in T3’s list of ‘100 most influential people in technology’

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

The recent sales slowdown heralds the end for the tablet computer

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