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‘Safest bike ever’ designed by UK inventor

A British entrepreneur has designed what he calls "the safest bike in history", featuring a protective cage positioned around the rider and a double seatbelt.

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Traffic lights and motorists linked by automated transport system

A new technology that connects traffic signals to cars to help drivers make their way around town has been rolled out in Newcastle.

aerofoil-device

Formula One device to help save energy in supermarkets

A Formula One inspired aerodynamic device that can significantly reduce the energy consumed by refrigerators in supermarkets has been devised.

An electric taxi developed specifically for tropical megacities

Bespoke electric taxi for tropical cities unveiled

The world’s first electric taxi designed specifically for cities with a predominantly hot climate has been unveiled in Singapore.

google-profits

Google’s rise in profits bolstered by ads

Google has reported an increase in revenue to $3.59bn on the same period last year, with money from advertising continuing to grow.

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Models wearing the Solitaire UV clip and the XelfleX prototype motion-sensing suit

Wearable technology: smarten up your outfit

All kinds of functions are finding their way into body-worn devices.

A rollercoaster descending

Inside the Gartner hype cycle

Are all emerging technologies doomed to ride the hype cycle rollercoaster, blossoming during a period of inflated expectations only for people to subsequently lose patience and walk away until it finally makes an impact on the market?

Professor Mischa Dohler with a giant virtual hand

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.

Nasa’s Marshall Space Flight Centre in Huntsville, Alabama

The James Webb Space Telescope: a new Hubble?

As the Hubble Space Telescope marks 25 years in service, the James Webb Space Telescope is on its way.

A capsule entering Earth’s atmosphere

Fast and furious: the tough reality of re-entry from space

Getting into orbit is difficult, but getting back down again safely is one of the trickiest aspects of spaceflight. As space agencies and commercial players set their sights on the Moon, Mars and beyond, they need to know they can depend on a safe return.

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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

Blogs

To do or not to do - that's the real question

25 April 2015

"Whadda we gonna do, Jim?"


Can 'The HP Thing' kill Carly Fiorina's presidential bid

23 April 2015

Carly Fiorina, CEO of Hewlett-Packard from 1999-2005, is expected to go public on May 4 with her bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. She could emerge as a fascinating and serious candidate with a rare background in management, politics and technology. However many observers believe fall-out from her controversial reign at HP will prove politically toxic. I'm not so sure.

 
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