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Broadband and the Digital Revolution

Ed Vaizey | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Politics
Ed Vaizey

Around this time twenty five years ago, Tim Berners-Lee's first World Wide Web page flickered into action; now there are around a billion websites online. It heralded the start of a digital revolution, and is just one of the many modern technological developments to follow that the UK would pioneer...

Artist Creates Stunning Moving Graffiti... Visible From Space

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Tech

Tech-savvy graffiti artist INSA has gone big with his latest project, making his unique style visible from space. He likes to paint art on walls, t...

Satellite Broadband Finally Opens Up the Internet to Me

Mark Wilson | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Wilson

A few weeks ago I complained bitterly about my atrocious internet connection. The impact of a deathly slow and unnervingly unstable connection is hard to overstate. Tension and frustration chez Wilson reached boiling point.

Missing Flight MH370 Travelled 'Faster Than Expected'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Australia says a plane has spotted multiple "objects" in the Indian Ocean. A ship is expected to reach the area on Saturday. The Malaysia A...

Search For MH370 Reveals 122 Objects In Area 'Size of Singapore'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK

Malaysia has identified 122 objects in an ocean area roughly the size of Singapore, which it says could be part of the missing MH370 flight that inves...

'SkySat-1' Watches Planes Land In China, From Space

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Tech

This is what it looks like when an incredibly powerful satellite in orbit around the Earth decides to zoom in on Beijing airport, China, just for the ...

Mars is a 'Red' Herring: Why India's Space Programme Is a Global Role Model

Abhaey Singh | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Tech
Abhaey Singh

Because India's most sophisticated Diwali rocket is perceived to be an exercise in technological and geopolitical showboating, Mangalyaan-1's headline-grabbing exploits obscure an objective appreciation of what is unquestionably one of the world's greatest single contributors to human development: ISRO, and the Indian space programme.

Technology Has Transformed Detection of Chemical Weapons Use

Julian Hunt | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Tech
Julian Hunt

The depth of intelligence and information on the chemical attacks that have been released underlines a stark contrast with the 1920s when, for instance, there were no satellites and modern communications. There is also a clear contrast in the intelligence evidence that has been assembled compared to that about Iraq a decade ago.

Breakthrough Innovation Offers Opportunity to Tackle Global Food Crisis

Nick van de Giesen | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK
Nick van de Giesen

Hence, the ambitious TAHMO project we are pioneering which requires the installation of 20,000 measuring stations, each one costing only 500 dollars, at intervals of 30 kilometres. The new weather stations, based upon latest cost-effective technology, will measure all standard meteorological variables (rainfall, radiation, temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction).

Asteroid-Hunter Launched Into Space

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Tech

A suitcase-sized satellite will be launched on Monday to help in our search for deadly asteroids. The launch comes just two weeks after a dramatic ...

New Nasa Photos Show Off Mercury In Brilliant 3D Map

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Tech

Brand new pictures taken by Nasa have shown off the planet Mercury in never-before-seen glamour. For the first time, Nasa have been able to create...

North Korea Accuses South Of Engaging In 'Psychological Warfare' Via Christmas Lights (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK

North Korea has accused South Korea of engaging in "psychological warfare" via the volatile medium of Christmas lights. The tower of lights, situa...

North Korean Satellite 'Tumbling Out Of Control'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Huffington Post Reporter | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK

The object launched into space by North Korea's controversial rocket launch appears to be "tumbling out of control." NBC News reports US officials ...

Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Low, According To Nasa (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK

Arctic sea ice has shrunk to its lowest level since records began, with Nasa warning that ice cover at the pole is "fundamentally changing." Accord...

Deforestation Up By 340% In Colombia New Tracking System Shows

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK

The first ever satellite system to monitor deforestation across Latin America in near-real time has revealed that in parts of Colombia, tree-felling h...

Road To Nowhere: Satnavs 'Make People Worse At Driving'

PA | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Tech

Satnav systems sometimes send motorists the wrong way but they can also impair their driving ability, according to a study by academics. Drivers' p...

Sky's March of Destiny

Sri Sritharan | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Sri Sritharan

For Bart Simpson read Christina Hendricks; for Graham Gooch, Lewis Hamilton. Sky's halcyon days of the nineties are back like the ghost of a svelte Richard Keys. We're about to see if the March of 2012 buys them another twenty years to finally usurp all in British broadcasting.

(VIDEO) Watch Nasa's Latest Rocket Take Off

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Tech

Nasa's latest rocket launch has taken off from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Delta II rocket with an earth-observing satellite onbo...

German Satellite Hurtling Towards Earth Due To Crash This Weekend

PA | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK

Pieces of a retired German satellite hurtling toward the atmosphere may crash to Earth this weekend, the German Aerospace Centre has said. Scientis...

Government To Switch Off Analogue TV Transmission In 12 Months

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK Tech

The UK's analogue TV signal is to be finally switched off on 24 October 2012, according to Digital UK, the non-profit company set up by the government...

The Sky Is Falling

Nick Abbot | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

All the country's attention was on the unedifying site of two scrawny kids wrestling with each other in front of a baying audience. This was not a fla...