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Social Media Trends I Really Enjoy

Debz Aiken | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Tech
Debz Aiken

Over the last couple of years I have seen loads of trends come and go and thought I would have a little look back at them. As a plus size blogger I have a bit of a fascination with online trends and love seeing waves of different things happening online.

Do IT for the Girls - What Today's Social Tech Entrepreneurs Want Their Successors to Know

Vicki Hearn | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Tech
Vicki Hearn

The UK has one of the world's strongest digital economies and the next generation is eager to be a part of it. There are many different career options out there for young people interested in tech - from app designers, to game and website developers, to information security analysts.

Portugal And Wales The First Two Stops On Our Digital Detox Adventure Map

Gemma Johnson | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Tech
Gemma Johnson

A spring detox is just what the doctored ordered. Time to for us all to emerge from Winter hibernation into carving out space and time to recharge our batteries, ready for the Summer. Summer, a time when moods lighten, our social lives increase (in my case, my children's social lives go off the scale) and the work days get that just that little bit longer.

What Do Saudi Arabia and Ikea Have in Common? They Both Want to Go Solar

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Tech
Assaad W Razzouk

A few months before, at a gathering in May 2015 convened by the French government ahead of the Paris climate talks, Saudi Arabia's oil minister was asked about his country's strategy after the end of the oil era. His answer: We will keep exporting energy, except it will be solar power which we will sell to the world.

Strap On Your Goggles, The Virtual Reality Rollercoaster Is Just Getting Started

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

There are also grand plans to incorporate VR into military strategy, to prepare NASA astronauts for their first voyage into space and even to train apprentice welders. The opportunities, it appears, are limitless.

Learning the Lessons of the Future: The Asimov Psychohistory Recipe Applied to Big Data

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

The reluctance of organisations to share what backs up the predictions they are making with Big Data is understandable. The huge amount of resources given to Big Data predictions results, effectively, in proprietary information. Why would a company want to share this with its competitors?

How Social Media Changed My Life

Debz Aiken | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Tech
Debz Aiken

As a chubby teenager I grew up without any real role models. Yes, I had teen idols and boyband crushes but I could never open up an issue of Sugar magazine and see someone like me staring back. Surrounded by thin friends and people who told me I should lose weight, it sometimes seemed like a lonely place. Thankfully I discovered the world of social media...

With the Snoopers' Charter, Our Digital Security Is Under Attack in the Name of Total Surveillance

Silkie Carlo | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK
Silkie Carlo

The Investigatory Powers Bill proliferates spying for the sake of spying. It legalises the speculative mass surveillance powers being challenged in court by Liberty - and ignores suggestions there could be a better, more effective way. The Government sees the positive steps we all take to protect our privacy as a threat to be overcome at all costs, while failing to target resources at the real dangers.

This Guy Recruited His Teachers To Help Launch A GCSE Revision App

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

It was during an A-level geography lesson that George Burgess saw his opportunity. With his teacher's attention focussed elsewhere, the then 17-year-o...

Solar Impulse Again in the Air - Bertrand Piccard 'Happy Icarus'

Marco Morosini | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Tech
Marco Morosini

Solar Impulse is the world's largest civilian aircraft and the lightest: 72-meter wide and 2 tons in weight. With the same wingspan the Airbus 380 weights 500 tons. 100 is the number of millions of euro that the entire project costed, and the it is also the speed of Solar Impulse in km/h.

Talking Edtech With Condoleeza Rice and Bill Gates

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Tech
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Vivi Friedgut

Automation has and will continue to eat through jobs and industries. Despite arguments from the technology evangelists who proclaim that as many jobs will be created as are destroyed, the argument, increasingly, does not stack up.

Tim Peake Sets New World Record After Completing London Marathon From Space

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK

Tim Peake has set a new world record after completing the London Marathon in three hours, 35 minutes and 21 seconds while on-board the International S...

Why Brexit Runs Completely Counter to Modern Science

Mark Hahnel | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Hahnel

Whilst Brexit looms more ominously in the background, the next generation of data publishing is moving towards an ever-more collaborative and open place in which researchers can easily choose to make discoveries and data sets available across borders and cultures.

Using Science and the Creative Arts to Enhance Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being

Dr Ramya Mohan | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Ramya Mohan

'Creativity' is applicable to a broad spectrum with Science and Creative art on either end. Where and how the twain meet for the betterment of individuals, communities and cultures is the eternal question. The answer is surprisingly simple-in the fascinating conundrum called the human mind!

Tech in the Classroom

Jon Sharpe | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Tech
Jon Sharpe

Education is finally embracing the future. Teachers used to be armed with a piece of chalk and, if you were very unlucky, a ruler that doubled as a weapon. Now students are engaged and educated by their teachers with the help of interactive smart boards, laptops, tablets and apps.

Let's Take a Bear Grylls Approach to Coding in Classrooms

Patrick Hayes | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Tech
Patrick Hayes

Computer gaming was once a very different pursuit than it is now. Going to primary school in the 1980s, I spent countless hours on a Commodore PET. Not just playing the rudimentary educational games that loaded, after an age, from cassette.

Wounded Exhibition at the Science Museum to Mark 100th Anniversary of Battle of the Somme

Stewart Emmens | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Tech
Stewart Emmens

A few years back I was struck by the regular reports of British casualties in Afghanistan. While those killed were mourned and commemorated, at times the wounded seemed to be little more than numbers that were soon forgotten.

Meeting Aliens: Why We Must Not Send Humans to Mars

Adrienne Macartney | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Tech
Adrienne Macartney

Life may exist on Mars. This is not crazy ranting from a tin foil hat redneck who has crop circle tattoos on their back, enjoys alcohol induced communions with a wounded mother Earth and is married to their sister called Kynleigh. I'm a planetary scientist specialising in Mars chemistry. Let me explain why sending human missions to Mars would be disastrous.

Virtual Reality: Bringing the Farm to Your Living Room

Jonty Whittleton | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Tech
Jonty Whittleton

I'm standing in the middle of a pig shed. To my left and right, I see row after row of tightly packed sows and their squealing piglets. The building is a sorry sight - hard, featureless, sometimes barely visible in the dim light. I want to leave, except I'm not actually "there". Welcome to the curious world of virtual reality.

Increasing Women in Tech - Men Hold the Key

Chris Ciauri | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Ciauri

My female colleagues often say that "you can't be what you can't see," and I think this rings true for male advocacy too: if a few men stand up and say gender equality is important, many others will think "I can do that too" and will be inspired to take action.

Coal Companies Have Two Problems: The Age of Coal is Over and People Reminding Them of That Fact

Rolf Schuttenhelm | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Tech
Rolf Schuttenhelm

The coal industry is cracking, globally. Several nations are declaring themselves coal free, shutting down coal plants and withdrawing billions of potentially stranded coal investments.

Saying Farewell to a Decade Of Xbox 360

Alan Boiston | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Tech
Alan Boiston

So looking back, it is with a certain sadness that the Xbox 360 ceases production today, not only the last great console launch but one that shook the industry and put Microsoft on near level pegging with Sony, what ever happened to J Allard and the crew?

Holograms Aren't a Gimmick, They're a New Art Form for Our Age

Adam Donen | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Tech
Adam Donen

What does it feel like for one's entire world to shatter before one's eyes and, in a moment, be replaced by a new one? Holograms allow us to depict this experience more accurately than can any stage set.

Reports of the Death of Jobs Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Seamus Nevin | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Tech
Seamus Nevin

Many people today, particularly younger generations, will work in jobs that do not exist yet, in industries that haven't been created. Most will change jobs multiple times and brief periods of unemployment, for people at all levels, will become more common. Consequently, there is a need to ensure better career guidance.

Snapchat's Bob Marley Filter Is Stoking A Blazing Row On 4/20

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK

The Internet has been set ablaze by Snapchat users, angry at the app for releasing a Bob Marley filter on April 20th - a day celebrated by cannabis sm...