With the use of IEDs and landmines increasing in modern warfare, bomb disposal specialists are turning to cutting-edge technology.
Smartphones are geared up to crunch through a lot of data in delivering apps and Internet service, but all this new funky stuff places new drains on battery staying-power. Emerging envelope-tracking technologies may be able to help.
In the first of our regular sports technology features, we look at the technology being developed to protect NFL players from serious head injuries.
It doesn't seem so long ago that analysts were predicting leaner, greener terminals that almost harked back to the original tenets of centralised computing... So where has the 'thin-client' concept ended up?
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Features editor Vitali Vitaliev heads to Rutland Water Nature Reserve to speak to senior reserve officer Tim Mackrill about technology in bird watching.
During the 1990s, Scotland’s Silicon Glen looked as though it could rival other world centres for chipmaking. It could not compete with California’s Silicon Valley itself but the country looked an attractive choice to a number of Far Eastern technology companies who promised to build and expand plants there.
Leading smartphone makers look to entrench their positions, but Europe’s car manufacturers continue to struggle despite rising UK sales.
It’s all too easy for a wall to rise between people and systems when designers fail to take account of motivation and behaviour, warns John Berry.
Sandi Rhys Jones is the vice chair of the Governing Body of the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Construction and Technology. She has strong views on why there’s more to the gender debate than merely the ‘pipeline’ issue. It all starts, she says, with careers advice.
Londoners have been experiencing the advantages and frustrations of underground rail travel for 150 years.
A new challenge for E&T readers.
With Curiosity last year becoming the fourth rover to land on Mars, how long will it be before a human walks on the Red Planet?
Day trips to the other side of the Earth may soon be a reality thanks to Air travel at five times the speed of sound.
Despite the allure of the electric vehicle the humble petrol engine will continue to be the mainstay for cars for the foreseeable future.
With countless high streets being slowly colonised by charity shops and discount stores, the future looks bleak for many UK town centres. Can technology provide the answer?
For the BBC the 2012 Olympics presented one of the biggest technological challenges in the corporation's history of sports coverage - so what were the key lessons the broadcaster learn from the experience?
How we lead teams in our organisations is undergoing a shift that reflects changes in society. Nick Smith talks to an author whose new book explains the 'death of deference'.
Making solid objects with simple moving parts is easy. The next challenge is to print the smartphones of the future.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the software-based method of mapping every aspect of a built structure's equivalent to DNA, from initial design and construction to refurbishments and eventual destruction.
Nuclear fusion seems to have always been thirty years away, but the seeming interminable quest appears to be edging ever closer with the construction of the ITER reactor in the South of France.
Traffic congestion is the bane of modern motorists, but mobile communications may soon be supplying the answer for the beleaguered commuter.
With demand for oil continuing to grow, the pressure is on to maximise the reserves.
E&T magazine is once again a preferred media partner for this year’s Hannover Messe showcase of industrial and engineering technology innovation. This second of three previews introduces the 11 technology-specific trade shows that make-up Hannover Messe 2013 - including details of FREE ENTRY for IET members.
For and Against: Fracking
ForFracking is one of the best things to happen to onshore gas exploration for a century
Director at No Hot Air
Nick Grealy is director of the energy consultancy No Hot Air, specialising in public perception and acceptance issues of shale energy worldwide. For further information, visit www.nohotair.co.uk
AgainstFracking is dangerous to the environment and throws good energy after bad
Campaigner with Frack Off
Ian Ratcliffe is a campaigner with the anti-fracking environmental pressure group Frack Off. For further details, go to www.frack-off.org.uk
Extraction of natural gas by fracking is good news for energy needs
E-reader with built-in light for reading in the dark. Features a higher resolution screen and better battery life
The Nexus 4 is a 2GB RAM, 8MP cameraphone while the Nexus 10 is a 10in tablet with stunning specs
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Vital for doodlers and note-takers, Livescribe captures written notes and audio simultaneously
A lightweight take on winter boots. The Chair 5 has a waterproof outer and a separate booty can be used as apres-ski slippers
The loudest mass-production bicycle horn in the world at 140 decibels, the same as a jet engine taking off 100ft away
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