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Three Reasons to Cheer for Companies House

Damian Kimmelman | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Kimmelman

Companies House just announced that it's making all of its documents available for free in 2015... it shows once again that the UK is a pioneer in data transparency... Companies House itself says, this move "will open up opportunities for entrepreneurs to come up with innovative ways of using the information."

Who Said There Are So Few Women in Science?

Simon M. Clabby | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Tech
Simon M. Clabby

Working at the Mary Rose, it seems hard to believe people who say that there aren't enough women in science. We have a healthy number of female scientists here at the museum specialising in all sorts of fields. Conservation, archaeology and teaching are the most popular however; physics still seems to be a subject left to the boys.

Embryonic Knowledge

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

The Embryo Project, directed by Jane Maienschein and Manfred Laubichler, brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines who look at the history, science and various issues surrounding the growing fields of embryology, development and reproductive medicine.

Save Your Ad for a Rainy Day

Tej Rekhi | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech
Tej Rekhi

Ad serving based on the weather conditions is nothing new, however it is about to become much more prevalent due to technological advancements... In the future, ad exchanges will enable advertisers to place different versions of an ad based on the weather.

Please Don't Send Me a Photo of Your John-Thomas

Melissa Davis | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Melissa Davis

Sexuality is complicated and we all have our secrets and desires, most of which are vastly different from those of the next person. But what it is about sending unsolicited images like this via social media that makes us think this is a 'safe' thing to do?

What Did the World Cup Do for Data Visualization?

Andy Cotgreave | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Cotgreave

Some stories are best told with visualisation... They aren't flashy; they are simple and designed to convey key information quickly... The amount of data being generated by the World Cup lets us explore anything.

Bringing It Home: The UK is Ready for Robotics

Huw Davies | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

"How many robots do you encounter during your day?" The answer, I expect, is none... the great news is that we have some fantastic UK entrepreneurs ready, and inspired by the mission, to lead the RAS charge from Europe.

The Great British Take-Off: Brits in Space

Libby Plummer | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech
Libby Plummer

Next year Tim Peake, a former Major in the British Army Air Corps, will be Britain's first official astronaut to make it into space... Peake will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) where he'll spend six months carrying out experiments on the ESA's Columbus laboratory module.

Stop Blaming Anti-Feminist Young Women For Feminism's Marketing Problems

Alyx Gorman | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alyx Gorman

Teenage girls across the world are publicly rejecting feminism. Now, excuse me one moment while I get inside my bomb shelter, but I can kind of see their point...

Love Your Self(ie): The Positive Rise of Selfie Culture

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

Ever since getting my iPhone and experimenting with apps like Snapchat and Instagram, I found myself taking more selfies and viewing myself in this way more regularly. It made me really look at myself and assess the aspects of my face and, in time, I realised that I actually really like the way that I look not just in the strategically angled and well lit photos that we take of ourselves.

This Patch Makes Salad Taste Like Steak

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Would you like a patch which makes salad to taste like steak? A machine which lets people allergic to animals keep pets? Or how about a program which ...

Despite Our Real Concerns, Labour Will Be Supporting the Government's DRIP Bill

Diana Johnson | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
Diana Johnson

Given that the Government are responding to a European Court judgement handed down in April, on a case heard last year, there is no excuse for rushing this legislation through Parliament in less than a week. But at stake is something very important and this is why we'll be supporting the Government today.

What Has Humanity Come to in a Week? Social Media Pornography

Sacha Wise | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Wise

Two reflections in the media that makes some parts of humanity seem as perverse as a creepy stranger peering down your top. They both involved sexual acts. They both involve social media. One of the instances involves rape.

Is Instagram the Modern Mother's Little Helper?

Natasha Batsford | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

When I was young, if we wanted to share the moment that our babies took their first faltering steps across the lounge floor, we had to stick our heads out of the front door and shout at Peggy across the road to stop hanging out her washing and come see.

Finding Out She's Pregnant: 10 Dads Give Their Experiences

Karl Young | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karl Young

There has long been the opinion of men naturally being scared and or wanting to run away once a woman has told them they are expecting. Personally I am not sure where this has come from and I can only guess it's from the soaps and the trashy magazines. In my experience I was over the moon and from speaking to my followers on Twitter so were they.

Seeing the Future of Space Clearly

William Pomerantz | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Tech
William Pomerantz

We don't just think about the next flight, we think about what happens 1,000 flights from now, when SpaceShipTwo is being operated by people who haven't even applied for jobs at our company yet... The door to the space frontier is opening.

The Importance of Net Neutrality for the Connected Car

Gary Newe | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

Just as we have freedom of speech and equality in our day-to-day lives, it's only natural that, as we enter a more digitally-centric world, the same practices occur. As internet and connectivity continue to play a huge part in our lives, we need to make sure that net-neutrality also continues to play a part.

How PR Ruined My Life, and Yours Too, Probably

Katie Beswick | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

Everything's a marketing opportunity. Our existence is only a chance to prove how brilliant we are, and to congratulate our mates for their brilliance too... The fact is, the more we PR our lives online, the more isolated we become. With every 'Ibiza. Done' status update we move further and further away from meaningful relationships with our families, friends and lovers.

Computer Graphics Used to Spark Environmental Action - It's Not Just for Movies and Games

Christopher Kenessey | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech
Christopher Kenessey

Computer graphics can help create incredible instances of escapism - but also play a part of helping to change our world for the better... bringing awareness to a quietly devastating issue via a bit of visual trickery.

Time to Get More Women in Tech

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

I can count on one hand the number of inspirational women in top technology positions. Google recently revealed that only 17% of tech roles were occupied by women, prompting the resurgence of the much needed "women in technology" discussion

Why You Need a Mobile Expert

Greg Grimmer | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech
Greg Grimmer

It's the year of mobile. 1998 was the first year I heard someone utter that dreaded phrase. However, even though most of us still have to deal with 2% battery life by lunchtime - mobile is unequivocally taking over the world. It's a beast; a complex beast. You've got 4G, NFC, BLE, Wi-Fi and countless other TLA's (Three Letter Acronyms to the uninitiated) to navigate through.

New Technology Is Changing the Way We Manage Our Money

Alex Sullivan | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech
Alex Sullivan

It's not often that those of us who work in the world of financial services get to say that we've made something that's pretty cool, but our new international payments app has really made me feel like it might be one of those times.

Business Travel on a Budget

Nigel Cannings | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech
Nigel Cannings

When you run your own business, but still need to travel thousands or even tens of thousands of miles a month, you start to look at budget before anything else. But what is the point of the large comfy seats and posh hotel rooms? Is it vanity, or a real business necessity?

Negative SEO Does Exist and Here's the Proof

Jonathan Guy | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech
Jonathan Guy

Last week however one of our client's sites received an "Unnatural Links" notification in Webmaster Tools. Given that we haven't been link building for this client or site and we know that they haven't then this was a bit of a surprise... it's clearly a crude attack on their site.

301+ Interviews: Doctor Puppet

Mat Greenfield | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

Doctor Puppet is a series of stop motion animated shorts featuring characters and concepts from the sci-fi series ... "We are working on episode 6 and it will premiere at the end of August. We're actually doing something really different and exciting".