Don't Believe the Hype: Do Emerging Technologies Fall Foul of Their Own PR?

Alexandra Gerrity | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Tech
Alexandra Gerrity

'Hype' might be more likely built up around the latest boyband, but many emerging technologies also rely on good marketing to bring in investment and support. Science might not get the queues (apart from the Apple store) but in the same way Apple has fumbled with the iPhone 6, many technologies are subject to a major backlash.

A Global Public Referendum on Cutting Climate Change - a Simple Yes or No?

Asher Minns | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Politics
Asher Minns

Scotland's majority voted no to becoming a country independent of the UK, yet 45% of people voted yes. With nearly half of the 85% wanting to separate, there is a nevertheless a public mandate for political change. A global referendum on climate change, whether yes or no, could change the landscape of negotiations before climate physics forces politicians to act.

STUDY: Constructing Massive Artificial Volcano On Earth Might Be A Bit Silly

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists believe that a plan to use a massive 'artificial volcano' to shoot billions of light-reflecting particles into the atmosphere, in an attemp...

Communicating Climate Geoengineering to the Public

Asher Minns | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK Tech
Asher Minns

The general public have not yet heard of geoengineering or climate engineering. It is the grandest of all ideas for if all other ideas for solutions to climate change fail - ideas for a deliberate large-scale intervention in the Earth's climate system with the aim of reducing global warming by reversing or slowing it.

CIA Researching How To Control The Weather?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Tech

The US Central Intelligence Agency is reportedly funding a study into how to control the weather. That's right, being able to learn to control the ...