As the world watches events unfold at Japan's damaged nuclear power station, E&T looks at what went right, as well as what went wrong
Some of the world's most extensive sea defences did little to protect Japan's coast from the devastating tsunami - is it time to develop buildings to withstand such an impact?
E&T examines how, even under the twin onslaughts of a devastating earthquake and tsunami, Japan's communications infrastructure continued to operate
Japan's Internet infrastructure withstood quake and tsunami, but was also left working for cyber-criminals to exploit the anguish of survivors desperate for information
E&T presents a special issue focused on where Japan goes from here, following the country's devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami. We look at the facts of the quake; the aftermath; what really happened with the Fukushima nuclear reactor; where nuclear power goes from here; how Japan's seawall defences failed to cope with the tsunami; the science of measuring earthquakes; how Japan's communications infrastructure proved resilient in the face of intense pressure; how cybercriminals seized the opportunity to cash in on the chaos of the quake; the absence of rescue robots in one of the most technologically advanced countries on the planet; the impact of the quake on consumer spending, gadget supply, component shortages and manufacturing supply chains and more besides.
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Vitali meets Mr Koji Omi, Japan’s former Minister for Science & Technology Policy and the country’s former Minister of Finance, to talk exclusively about Japan’s recent disaster.
Presenting the highlights of NABshow 2011, which drew media professionals to Las Vegas from over 150 countries.
Alongside the annual CeBit fair in Hannover is the iF awards pavilion, which highlights the best product design from around the world. Here's the pick of the crop...
The earthquake in Japan was one of the biggest on record and came with no warning. E&T explains why they are so hard to predict but how studying recent events could help.
'At the next left, you have arrived at the wrong destination.' How vulnerable are we to the loss of GPS signals, and how can we reduce the risk from natural or malicious jamming?
Japan has invested heavily in robotics, so why have robots been of little use in the relief effort after the earthquake?
In the build-up to London 2012 Olympic Games, E&T looks at the Olympic course for rowing, canoeing and kayaking
Japan's consumption of electronics and knock-on effects on global sales are worrying analysts
When the iPad was first released it was a new innovation and competition was non-existent. Now there is a wealth of choice out there for consumers.
A smorgasbord of new chips aims to feed market-wide demand for smartphones
With the traditional oil and gas fields depleted, the search for new carbon fuels and minerals has moved to the frozen wastes of the Arctic
According to Ruth Spellman, chief executive of the Chartered Management Institute, three-quarters of today's managers don't have appropriate qualifications. So what's to be done?
Taiwanese PC-maker Acer's latest offering illustrates the state of play in the laptop market, in a tablet-obsessed world
The public perception of nuclear energy has taken a battering in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident, but nuclear generation isn't going to go away
The Japanese earthquake has demonstrated the vulnerability of modern extended supply chains
Most company directors don't know what their role is or what their legal responsibilities are. E&T talks to the author of a book calling on organisations to build board competence.
It has taken eight years of development but a wave device is finally ready to deliver economical power to the grid
Femtocells aim at extending communications link options inside business premises. E&T catches up with this emerging class of access booster.
For and Against: Big Society
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Teaching fellow and knowledge transfer officer
James Dempsey is teaching fellow and knowledge transfer officer at Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied, a centre for excellence in teaching and learning at the University of Leeds. His main teaching areas are engineering ethics, business ethics, and environmental ethics, and he provides ethical consulting services to external organisations as part of the centre's knowledge transfer activity.
AgainstThis house doesn’t believe that the technology sector has an important role to play in the Big Society
Director of strategic development
Nigel Harley has been involved in the electronics industry for more than two decades and is currently director of strategic development at ML Electronics. His role involves coordinating sales and marketing, and the relationship between engineering and clients. He also works closely with ML's technology partners in semiconductor developments and technology.
This house believes the technology sector has a role to play in the Big Society
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LG Optimus 3D phone
Mini microscope for iPhone 4
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
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