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Oops. This Is How We Got Greenwich's Meridian Line So Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Tech

If you have ever taken a selfie at the Royal Observatory in London while standing astride the Prime Merdian line you may be disappointed to know that ...

This What The Shocking Explosion In China Looked Like From Space

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Tech

An explosion that has left 44 dead and 500 people injured in the north-eastern Chinese city of Tianjin, was so massive that it has been picked up fro...

LA Just Turned A Reservoir Into A Giant Ball Pit To Stop The City From Drying Up

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Tech

Los Angeles has filled a large reservoir with 96 million "shade balls" that could become a much needed lifeline amidst California's continuing drought...

Here's How The Amazing 'Sky Ladder' Firework Display Actually Works

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Tech

An amazing firework display which launches a glowing ladder into the sky has been developed by a Chinese artist. Cai Guo-Qiang designed the pyrotec...

Can an App Be a Therapist? The Problems With Using Screens to Tackle Mental Health

Emily Gosling | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Tech
Emily Gosling

Yet surely there's some good in making taking control of mental health more democratic. If it's worked for tracking calories, surely it can work for tracking mood? It can, but it also feels slightly dangerous.

Drug Addicts Could Be Cured By A Chemical That Deletes Their Memories

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have found a way to erase drug-related memories, without causing 'widespread damage' to the brain. In a study published in Molecular Psy...

Will It Be Pink? How Much Will It Cost? The iPhone 6s Rumours Are Flying

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Tech

A new iPhone launch comes with much anticipation and this year's new model is no exception. As always, Apple is keeping its key features under the...

This Amazing Gadget Could Be A Game-Changer For Women Who Can't Afford Sanitary Pads

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Tech

A group of students have developed an astoundingly simple way of helping women in developing countries cope with the lack of access to disposable sani...

This Infographic Pits Fictional Spacecraft Against Their Real Life Equivalents

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Tech

Ever wondered how the USS Enterprise from 'Star Trek TNG' would fare against The Ark from 'Transformers'? Or how the 'Back To The Future' DeLorean per...

An ‘Artist' Has Grown An Ear On His Arm That Lets Us Eavesdrop On His Life

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Tech

An Australian artist has turned his body into a canvas and inserted a human ear underneath the skin of his forearm. Yes, this happened. Stelarc...

Italy Is So Hot That A Car Actually MELTED

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Tech

Summer holidays, by nature, are often hard-to-forget and for one British tourist his trip to northern Italy will undoubtedly be one to write home abou...

MIT's Newest Robot Is Scarily Human And Could Actually Beat You Up

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Tech

HERMES has to be the ultimate machine -- it has the muscle power of a robot but thinks with the intelligence of a human being. It is currently liv...

Drunk, Inappropriate and Getting Up to No Good: Why I Want to De-tag My Teen Years

Georgie Barrat | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

It's not that I am embarrassed of these snaps - and quite frankly I did nothing of particular interest when I was knocking around in my teens - but there's something very intimate about my early FB years. They are self portraits capturing a time that I was still trying to figure myself out.

Is Privacy Dead?

Jenny Afia | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Tech
Jenny Afia

I'm optimistic that as initiatives like iRights gain momentum, those providing platforms for children to share personal information ‎will make empowerment and protection key product features; thus ensuring that privacy remains alive and well for generations to come.

Mobile Phone Must-Haves

Lauren Riley | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Tech
Lauren Riley

Seen as I have developed an app from scratch, you might be forgiven for thinking when it comes to mobile technology and the latest gadgets I have it all covered but you would usually be wrong. I am usually so buried in the mechanics of my business that I don't look up for air and suddenly I am out of date AGAIN.

Mind-blowing 360-Degree Video Puts You In The Cockpit Of A Vintage Fighter Aircraft

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.08.2015 | UK Tech

For those of us who have always wanted to fly a P-51 Mustang, this incredible 360-degree video posted by the Heritage Flight Museum is the closest we ...

Say Your Goodbyes Now The Universe Is About To Croak

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Tech

A new comprehensive study of wavelengths has confirmed that the universe will eventually die. As part of the Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA) projec...

Someone Made A Perseids Meteor Shower Photo Utterly Incredible Totally By Accident

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Tech

Over the next few days, most of us will be craning our necks in the hopes of getting a good view of the Perseids meteor shower. However, one photog...

How to Break the Illusion of Urgency

Jayne Morris | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

Every time we find ourselves compulsively checking the media, we are exposing ourselves to more and more information. Feeling like we 'need to know' what is going on around us can become an addiction and distract us when we feel bored, restless, or anxious.

The Public Acceptance Challenge Facing Civil Drone Use

Alan Mckenna | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Tech
Alan Mckenna

Drones are currently one of the fastest moving technology stories, but included in the growing daily newsflow coverage are clear warning signs of the challenges facing civil drone use due to various public concerns.

Talking About a Revolution - Crowd Will Take Power

Nicola Horlick | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Tech
Nicola Horlick

With equity crowdfunding, there is a risk that you could lose all of your money, although you can offset that loss against tax if the company has SEIS of EIS approval. Quite a high number of equity raises fail - as the UK reguklator, the Financial Conduct Authority, has noted.

Casa Jasmina: A Future Home?

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Tech
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

Smart homes, just like smart cities, imply that something's been dramatically improved because it was a bit dumb. But homes (and war) have always been the starting point of technological advances.

Meet The Video Game That Wants To Be A Prescribed Medicine For Mental Health

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Tech

Developers of a new video game on the market, from US startup Akili, want their creation to get official medical recognition from the US' Food and Dru...

There's More to Life Than a Selfie

Cerys Matthews | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Cerys Matthews

It may be a cliche, but I believe the best things in life ARE free and are about experiences, not shoes, cars or contouring make up. In this world, unfortunately, we are rarely reminded of how much goodness there is around us just for the taking - the balance is completely skewed.

Silicon Savannahs and Cyber Cities: Where Does Success in Africa's Tech Sectors Lie?

Lucy James | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Tech
Lucy James

The importance that the tech sector might hold for economic development and diversification is recognised, and state investment has been forthcoming in various ways. In some cases, funds have been put forward for the building of 'incubation' centres and meeting places as was the case for Nigeria's Information Technology Entrepreneurship Accelerator in Lagos.