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Airbus: Planes Could Be 'Printed' To Order As Soon As 2050

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Tech

Airbus have released a video detailing their vision for the future of air travel - including the possibility of planes produced by 3D printers. Th...

Camera 'Can See Through Walls'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK Tech

Researchers have found a way to see through walls by turning normal surfaces into 'mirrors' with natural light. The breakthrough could one day lead...

Planes Can Be Fuelled From The Ground Using Lasers

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Tech

Planes could in soon be refuelled mid-flight by ground-based lasers after successful tests of the technology. Lockheed Martin said that its Stalker...

Aerographite: World's Lightest Material Is 99.99% Air

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Tech

Researchers have made a material which is so light it's 99.99% air. Aerographite takes the title of 'lightest material in the world' away from the ...

WATCH: Control A Stone-Skimming Robot From Your Desk

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Tech

Everyone wants to skim stones - not everyone can. And even if you could, usually if you're at work, at school or online there isn't a nice quiet la...

Flying 'AeroCar' From 1954 On Sale For $1.25m

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Tech

Like robots and a decent printer that doesn't need ink every two days, the flying car is a constant future technology which never quite arrives. We...

The Speed and Future of Technology Change

Guy Lidbetter | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Tech
Guy Lidbetter

About nine months ago, while giving a presentation on the impact consumer technology is and will continue to have on the workplace, I observed the phenomena of toddlers trying to switch over TVs by swiping the screen. Why do they do this? Because their point of reference is an iPad and three-year-olds already know how an iPad works.

What's the Difference Between a Circular and a Linear Economy? One Millimetre

Dustin Benton | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Tech
Dustin Benton

Our economy has a basic structure: we dig things out of the ground, turn them into products that last from minutes to a few years at most, and then stick them back into the ground as landfill. This is hugely wasteful, of both resources and money.

Michael Rundle

Behind The Scenes: The Secret 3D Tech That Kept Wimbledon Serving Aces | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Tech

If you went to Wimbledon during the 2012 Championships - or you head there for the Olympics in a couple of weeks - it's possible to feel like nothing ...

Memory Breakthrough Could Store All Words Ever Written On One Hard Drive

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Tech

How big is a bit? Currently one bit of digital memory is 'made' of about 3 million atoms. But thanks to researchers in Germany and Japan, that coul...

Man Builds Hover Bike: Can Fly At 173MPH And 3,000M Without A Pilot's Licence

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Tech

A man in Australia has build a working prototype of a hoverbike which can - theoretically - fly at 173 MPH and a height of 3,000 metres. Chris Mall...

Nike Unveils Next Level Sports Tech Innovations to Help You 'Just Do It'

Sarah McGiven | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

The disused warehouse style location for Nike's European Media Summit which took place in London this week looked just like a set from a Spider-Man film.

Vintage Robots: Top Five 18th Century Automata (VIDEO) (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Tech

Given our own pitiful attempts to create robots that do anything useful - besides run restaurants and plot the destruction of mankind - it's hard not ...

'4D' Cinemas With 'Smell-O-Vision' Coming To A Multiplex Near You

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Tech

So you've just gotten used to 3D cinema. What's next? 4D, of course. Up to 200 cinemas in the United States are set to be outfitted with 'smell...

Michael Rundle

British Entrepreneur 'Speechless' After Kickstarter Project Funded In 10 Hours | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Tech

You know the SD card slot in your Macbook that you almost never use? What if that could instead house a flush Flash drive to use as a near-permanent b...

Michael Rundle

Nintendo 3DS XL Hands-On: First Look At The New 3D Handheld (PHOTOS) | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK Tech

We've just been fortunate enough to have a full hands on with Nintendo's new upgrade to the 3DS handheld, the 3DS XL. So how was it? Check out our imp...

WATCH: Evolution Of The F1 Car In 60 Seconds

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK Tech

The changes to F1 car design over the past 60 years or so have been vast. In fact, even over the past 16 months F1 cars have changed in ways that not ...

Apple's Siri Voice Assistant 'Fails One Third Of The Time'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK Tech

It's an open issue whether Apple's voice assistant Siri has gained mainstream adoption. The fact that Google has built a very Siri-like voice searc...

WATCH: World's Thinnest Screen Made From A Soap Bubble

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Tech

A screen made from the membrane of a soap bubble has become the world's thinnest display, researchers have said. The team including scientists at t...

Could Quitting Email Make You More Collaborative and Increase Productivity?

Raconteur Media | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Tech
Raconteur Media

He works for IBM Madrid, lives in Gran Canaria and his boss is based in the United States. So why on Earth did Luis Suarez decide to give up email? The social software evangelist tells Kate Bassettabout his take on life outside the inbox.

WATCH: The Surprisingly Long History Of The Electric Car

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Tech

Electric cars might be widely available, fuel efficient and even popular, but to many people they still sound like a thing of the future. Which is ...

Google I/O: Amazing New 3D Maps Make it To Google Earth (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Tech

Not everything Google does with its mapping technology is great - and investigations are continuing into some of the worst examples. But privacy co...

Breathe Without Breathing: Scientists Can Keep You Alive By Injecting Oxygen Into Blood

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Tech

Scientists have invented a way to help patients breathe without actually breathing - by injecting oxygen directly into the blood. Patients who are ...

Google I/O: All The Big Announcements You Need To Know About

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Tech

Google has announced new updates to its Android phone operating system, a new tablet and a preview version of its prototype augmented reality glasses ...

WATCH: Robot Is Unbeatable At Rock, Paper, Scissors

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Tech

Robots are not just running restaurants and learning to speak, they're also beating us at childhood games. A team at the University of Tokyo has de...