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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk introducing 'the missing piece'

Tesla’s home battery paves way for solar powered world

American electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors has unveiled a home battery system designed to store energy when rates are cheap for use in expensive peak times.

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Scientists advance practical quantum computing

Errors expected to affect quantum computing have been partly addressed by a team of scientists, which is a step forward towards the realisation of a practical quantum computer.

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Parents confused by children’s use of internet slang

Most parents are baffled by the language used by their children, a new study has revealed, mostly because of social media and instant messaging.

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Bank launches funding pot for fast growth UK tech firms

Barclays has established a new £100m fund to lend cash to fast-growing technology businesses to help companies accelerate to the next level.

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Competition gives students their big break into comms

ATDI gives engineering students the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and win prizes including a paid internship.

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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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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

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

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

UK General Election highlights e-campaigning weaknesses

3 May 2015

Do you remember how the Internet, profiling and other IT tools were going to revolutionise political campaigning? The evidence from the 2015 UK General Election suggests the current suite of technologies needs a major upgrade.

Jealousy and irritation over Irish as Europe's "privacy cops"

2 May 2015

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Data protection nerds must be thinking this ruefully as they survey the fact that Ireland's tiny data protection commissioner gets to monitor nearly all the American internet giants on behalf of the rest of the EU.

 
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