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Car of the Future? And the Winner is....

Intelligence Squared | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

I know you are expecting a glimpse of the tech-filled car of the future. Maybe something jewel-like in its shiny precision? And let's not forget something that's as photogenic as it is sexy, green, and fast accelerating?

Driving Driverless Cars: The Future of Urban Mobility

Intelligence Squared | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Machine intelligence is coming to drive us. This robotics-science technology will not arrive unannounced in our cars. We will not overnight have no need to learn to drive. Its just that we won't have to be driving all the time in all places.

Encouraging Invention in Britain Today

Intelligence Squared | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

We can be proud of the long list of inventions that hail from these islands: the steam engine, railways, steel production, the electric motor, radio, computers, antibiotics, radar, DNA research, industrial automation and the worldwide web have all have their roots in pioneering British work. A Japanese survey once found that 56 per cent of the world's greatest inventions come from these shores.

Smarter Cities: The Importance of Future Urban Planning

Intelligence Squared | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

The scale and pace of urban development is startling. Allowing for a world population of nine billion people by 2050, every single new person on the planet will be accounted for in a city somewhere - that's eight new Londons a year for the next 40 years.

Natural Gas as the Backbone of a Sustainable Energy System

Intelligence Squared | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK
Intelligence Squared

By Wim Thomas If we are serious about meeting our long-term energy needs in a sustainable way, then we need to get serious about using natural gas to...

Much More Than a Debate on Natural Gas

Intelligence Squared | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Politics
Intelligence Squared

The current debate on the future role of gas is much more than just that. It may signal the beginning of the end of the current UK policy strategy on energy and climate change.

Will Domestic Politics in the US and Russia Shape European Gas Markets?

Intelligence Squared | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Politics
Intelligence Squared

Lower gas prices could speed up the EU's economic recovery and facilitate the growth of European gas demand. This will also benefit Russian gas producers. Hence, political manoeuvrings in the Kremlin's corridors of power could determine whether Russia will choose gas volumes over prices.

Do You Know Where Green Electricity Will Come From?

Intelligence Squared | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

By:Professor Stuart Haszeldine If electricity had a colour then today that would be black, and so would the water circulating in our heating (or cool...