Why Lab-Grown Burgers, 3D-Printed Pizzas and Insect Crisps May Be the Future of Food

Jodie Tyley | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Tech
Jodie Tyley

These unconventional dishes may seem completely bizarre and perhaps stomach-churning to us now, but in the future they could help to solve a global food crisis. Over the next 35 years, the world's population is expected to exceed nine billion, meaning there will be an extra two billion hungry mouths to feed.

Drones to Map, Connect... and Save the World?

Mark Hawtin | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as UAVs. The pilot-less aircraft integrate hardware with software to perform specific tasks. For example, easyJet uses drones to inspect its aircrafts and identify damage.

Great Scott! We Need a Better Vision of the Future

Adam Stones | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
Adam Stones

This week, we all grabbed our hoverboards and flying cars and celebrated arriving in Marty McFly's future; a place where tiny foods get instantly hydr...

Be True to Your Dreams

Sara Meredith | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Meredith

Yet I so wish I could go back to that scared 14 year old girl and to tell her to own her dreams. To not care what others may believe to be unrealistic, to know that her hopes were within her reach.

The sky Is the Limit

Catharine Seddon | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents
Catharine Seddon

When you're told your child has a disability, no one comes to tell you about all the different therapies available and the different educational options - or to advise you which to pursue: it's up to you as a parent to find out.

The Human Animal vs the Human Machine

Katherine Templar Lewis | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Tech
Katherine Templar Lewis

We fear human intelligence, emotion, consciousness, in robots. But is this even possible? We cannot, should not, compare two types of 'brains' that process in such different ways. In comparing a robot to a human, we are simply not comparing like with like.

Europe's Migrant Crisis: The Region's Past, Present, and Future

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

Consider the word "crisis" in the modern world. Which would be the first geographical region that comes to your mind when you think about "crisis"? Maybe not Europe? At least, perhaps not until recent months, when the region became plagued with two major crises -- the financial one caused by our Greek friends, and the currently trending news item, the migrant crisis.

The Rise of The Robots

Stephen Fear | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Tech
Stephen Fear

Washing Machines, Lawn Mowers and the such like are all early forms of robots if you consider the word to mean a machine doing a task which was formally done by human beings or animals. Machines do not require holidays, lunch breaks or time off. Increasingly these machines are more reliable and suffer less 'time off work'.

Future Visions of Johannesburg: How Creative Technology Is Changing the City's Identity

Beatrice Pembroke | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
Beatrice Pembroke

The residencies are based in the dynamic area of Braamfontein, a hub for art, music and good food. Earlier that day I'd taken part in a 'market hack' just behind Neighbourgoods Market, with street stalls, demonstrations and activities for public audiences to try cutting-edge, creative electronic and design tools.

Reddit's Predictions Of The Future Aren't As Outlandish As You'd Expect

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK Tech

Reddit users have made their predictions for the future, and they're not as outlandish as you might expect. Logical suggestions for future computer...

Imagination, Progress and Revolutions: Three Things I Learned From 'Sapiens'

Matt Clifford | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Tech
Matt Clifford

Sapiens by Yuval Harari has got a lot of (deserved) attention. Within it, Harari sketches out a number of provocative theses about what human beings have been, are and will become, and shows how they play out over hundreds of thousands of years.

Meet The Future Of Our World: The Next Generation Changing the World For the Better

Adam Bradford | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK
Adam Bradford

For the past eight years I've been working with young people, young entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs across the country and abroad. It's been an eye-opener to say the least. I've had the pleasure of witnessing the talent and creativity this world's young people have and the way in which it is being suppressed and thrown away by a fickle society.

Technology's Worrying March Into Motoring

Matthew Hussey | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

The digital age of the automobile is approaching fast, and it's lead to a tense relationship between the carmakers who've been churning out mechanical objects and the tech giants who see cars as the next battleground for consumers' hearts and minds.

The Disconnect Between the Labour Party and the Electorate

Jack Govier | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Govier

Corbyn's popularity has shown that honest value-based politics definitely do still have a place on the British political landscape, but if Labour continue to allow their values to be defined by public opinion rather than letting their values help to inform and shape public opinion, they will surely become an irrelevance in the years to come.

Hope Is a Special but Fragile Thing

Naomi Barrow | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Though it may be a life without my Mum, there is a life waiting for me. Whatever happens outside of me, I am still me and I can still achieve amazing things. Hope and gratitude are so fragile, but so important. I am grateful for the brilliant people around me who lift me up, inspire me to hope for the future, and be the best version of myself that I can be.

UAE Embracing the Future of Artificial Intelligence

Dominic Trigg | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Tech
Dominic Trigg

AI has already nearly infiltrated every aspect of our daily lives. We consult Siri, the intelligent personal assistant developed by Apple, enjoy multi-player games on our Xbox, or appreciate the personalised film recommendations on Netflix.

In 100 Years We'll All Live In Floating Cities And Have Underground Homes

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech

The British landscape could soon include 3D printed homes, underwater cities and spaceports that will get us to moon and Mars. Well, when experts s...

Are You Ready for the Ubernet?

Andy Law | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech
Andy Law

The enabling power of the Ubernet to shorten space and time is not about redundancy of humans. It's about a new form of connectivity. An "in your pocket" 24/7 connection that has to be "cool and useful" or will be dumped with the swipe of a digit.

Keeping the Baby but Not the Bathwater: Why Labour Should Rediscover Radical Liberalism

Alan Prout | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Prout

The radical liberal tradition, and the role it played in the founding of the Labour Party, provides a rich source of inspiration for reconnecting with the majority of the British people whose contemporary values echo its deeply democratic, anti-elitist and socially progressive spirit.

What is The Internet of Things?

Mark Hillary | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

I am not a network specialist involved in building the IoT, but I know enough about technology to be able to imagine some of the implications of the IoT as it grows. However, I keep on hearing "experts" on radio and TV using the fridge example to describe the IoT.

Your Social Life Commercialised: Who Profits?

Carla Freeman | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Tech
Carla Freeman

Social media impacts everything we see in the Western world; from the way we shop to how we meet potential dates. There is no longer a divide between online and offline.

Tech Changes Everything

Bertie Stephens | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Tech
Bertie Stephens

Year by year more parts of our lives are becoming impacted and influenced by technology. It has made us more connected than ever but arguably also less social (in the real sense of the word). But love or loathe 'this sort of' technology it is fair to say that most of us couldn't now live without it without taking a serious drop in our standard of living.

The Robots Are Coming, So Get Creative!

Adam Stones | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Adam Stones

It is suggested that over a third of jobs in the UK are at risk of becoming automated within the next 20 years. The figure in the US is even higher at nearly a half, partly because only 0.5% of the workforce there works in the new industries created in the 21st Century. (Google may be worth billions but the workforce is considerably smaller).

What Will Happen When Facebook Controls the Internet?

Thomas Church | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

Facebook has successfully tested solar powered drones that will connect over a billion people to the Internet. The company will become the gateway keeper to the web, a company that both creates the pipes and controls what flows through them.

'You've Got Your Whole Life Ahead of You' - Now What?

Ellie Lewis | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Lewis

How do you feel when someone tells you "you've got your whole life ahead of you?" I hope I'm not alone with this - I feel absolutely terrified. There is an internal howl of panic and my subconscious screeches: "What am I going to do for the rest of my life?"