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Texting On Your Smartphone Is Changing The Way Your Brain Works

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have found that text messaging has changed the way our brains work and created a new rhythm for brain waves. The study, published by Doctor...

Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

Baroness Lane Fox | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech
Baroness Lane Fox

As soon as the results were decisive, UK tech sector representatives kicked in with some excellent and collaborative thinking about what steps can be taken to mitigate some of the potential fall out. As you would expect from a sector peppered with entrepreneurs, there is a level of optimism and belief that there is opportunity even in turbulence, that I find inspiring.

Samsung Is Reportedly Automatically Airbrushing Selfies

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Style

Photo-editing is huge right now. Facetune is the second-most downloaded app on the iTunes store, and we've all seen the popularity of the Snapchat flo...

Sexting and Its Consequences

David Emm | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech
David Emm

Sexting is a widespread and dangerous phenomenon that might have dreadful consequences for both teenagers and adults. It's important to remember that when you use today's means of communication, there's no guarantee that your data will be secure.

It's Not At All Creepy That Facebook Uses Your Geo-Location To Find New Friends

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

This article has since been updated with a new quote from Facebook confirming they do not use geo-location data to suggest new friends. Facebook has...

New Device Means Diabetics No Longer Have To Test Their Blood Every Day

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

Diabetic patients could have their daily routine revolutionised with a painless breath test to replace taking blood. The test has been devised by a te...

Robotic Trolley Could Help Elderly And Disabled People At The Supermarket

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Tech

A Scottish schoolboy is the brains behind a robotic shopping trolley, which could help thousands of elderly and disabled customers with their weekly s...

8 Signs You've Reached Peak Brexit on Facebook

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Tech

When did Facebook stop being all cat memes and pictures of people's babies and more like being in the House of Commons? As much as we hate the endles...

This Cheek Implant Could Be The Cure For Painful Headaches

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Tech

A cheek implant could be the answer to curing “excruciating” headaches for thousands of people in the UK. The new Pulsante simulator is an almond-...

How #EUref Played Out on Twitter

Rob Owers | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Tech
Rob Owers

From the outset the Leave campaign was the most talked about - consistently generating around 55-70% of all conversation about the referendum. On polling day itself - for the first and only time in the six-week campaign it was suddenly the Remain camp which led the conversation.

Ultrasonic Tumble Dryer Will Dry Your Clothes In Half The Time

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Tech

An ultrasonic tumble dryer has been developed that will dry your clothes in half the time and save three to five times the amount of energy. Meaning t...

Designing Technology Solutions for Pregnant Refugees in Transit

Audrey Henkels | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Tech
Audrey Henkels

Last month, a fisherman in Lesvos, Greece told me that there have always been refugees coming. The past 16 years, they've been coming. The big difference now is that women and children are coming too. With women refugees come new challenges, one of which is pregnancy.

Cancer Cells Can Be Passed Between Individuals And Between Species

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Tech

Infectious cancer cells found in clams and mussels have proved to be capable of leaping between individuals – and “shockingly” moving between sp...

Putting Technology to Good Use by Supporting Women in STEM

Laura Wheeler | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Tech
Laura Wheeler

Perhaps surprisingly, we are finally at a point where there are actually more women entering the scientific pipeline than there are men. However, it is at the top of the ivory tower where the disparities lie - there are much fewer women in top management roles than men.

Brexit and National Women in Engineering Day

Bernadette Ballantyne | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Tech
Bernadette Ballantyne

Although the widely reported skills shortage is a major driver for all engineering firms, many of whom are now working with schools and universities to encourage girls to study STEM subjects, there are more pressing concerns.

Tech for Good: Food for Purpose

Liv Sibony | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Tech
Liv Sibony

Food. It nourishes our demanding bodies, reminds us of the nostalgic home and people we once shared it with; and it is the rope that ties us to our cultural identity. We are served generous portions of it by our local curry restaurant, and we serve it proudly from our own kitchens to our friends and loved ones.

The Science Behind Political Nostalgia, False Memory, and Brexit

Dr Julia Shaw | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Julia Shaw

I'm a scientist who studies memory errors. In particular, I study how people can come to believe they experienced things that never happened. I think that memory science can help us understand some of the starkly conflicting voices we are hearing in the Brexit debate.

Carbon Dioxide Pollution Reaches Historic Levels At The South Pole

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists in Antarctica have finally measured carbon dioxide levels rising above 400 parts per million. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administ...

MINI Launches "Visionary" Car To Be Shared Among Owners

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Tech

MINI wants you to imagine a future where every single car in the city belongs to you. The company have shared their vision for the MINI Vision Next 10...

A Wondrous New Gallery for the Next Generation Of Great Science Minds

Ian Blatchford | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Tech
Ian Blatchford

Free access to permanent collections at national museums is Government policy. When Wonderlab opens in October, visitors will still be able to roam more than 90% of our vast building without paying, enjoying priceless objects from the Apollo 10 command module to Stephenson's Rocket.

Technology Transforms Education for Young Refugees

Andrew Dunnett | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Tech
Andrew Dunnett

When World Refugee Day was first introduced by the United Nations in 2000, it was a rare opportunity to raise awareness of the huge challenges facing refugees fleeing from violence, food insecurity and drought - a much needed opportunity to encourage the media to shine a light on the human stories behind the statistics.

UK Workers Worry That Employers Spy On Their Wearable Devices

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Tech

UK workers are concerned that wearable smart devices are becoming a modern spy tool for employers. In February 2016, Gartner reported that sales of we...

AI Is Now As Good At Detecting Breast Cancer As Humans

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Tech

Research has shown that Artificial Intelligence is almost as good as humans at detecting metastatic breast cancer. A team of researchers from Beth Isr...

Seven Ways Tech Is Changing Journalism and News Consumption

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

According to research from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, social media is used each week by more than half (51%) of online news consumers to find, discuss and share, news content.

Want To Become The New Tim Peake? Nasa's Recruitment Posters Will Make Sure You Do

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Tech

Applications for a job at Nasa are sure to skyrocket after the space agency released a brand new batch of slick recruitment posters. The collection of...