UK Tech.

5 Simple Things Astronaut Scott Kelly Will Find Difficult Now He's Back On Earth

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Tech

Scott Kelly's year in space will go down in history as one giant leap for mankind's space exploration. However, now that the NASA astronaut has ret...

Banning Contact Rugby in Schools Would Help Protect the Future of the Game

Charlie Lindlar | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Sport
Charlie Lindlar

Few would argue against encouraging kids to participate in sports they enjoy and that help them develop as a person - but their safety in doing so should be of paramount importance. That's why it's vital today's letter endorsing the banning of contact rugby in schools is embraced as a chance to ensure rugby's long-term future as a key part of our sporting culture.

A Drone Flew Over Stonehenge At Dawn And It Was Spectacular

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Tech

Twitter users appear to have had a wonderful start to their day thanks to a drone that flew over Stonehenge at the break of dawn. Television presen...

23 Near Misses Raise Fears Drones Could Take Down An Aircraft Over Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

There were 23 near misses between aircraft and drones at major airports and even over the Houses of Parliament in just six months, aviation investigat...

This Is How You Get Google Maps To Let You Take Toilet Breaks

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Tech

Google Maps has finally added its 'Pit Stop' feature to iOS, allowing iPhone users to take a toilet breaks without ever leaving the navigation mode. ...

Scientists Want To Use Nuclear Bombs To Destroy Doomsday Asteroids. No Really

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have proposed a new way to obliterate asteroids: nuclear bombs. Researchers at Tomsk State University, Siberia, conducted several experi...

Aliens Could Be Searching For Us The Same Way We Look For Them

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Tech

The best chance of finding alien life is to assume "extraterrestrial observers" are also looking for us in the same way we're looking for them, expert...

This Alien Claim Involving NASA Is So Absurd Even Conspiracy Theorists Aren't Sold

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Tech

Alien hunters are questioning a recording released by UFO fans, who claim the message was captured by NASA. The Sheivae Project published a video o...

Fireball Lights Up The Skies Of Scotland, Minor Panic Ensues

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK

A suspected meteor lit up the skies of the Scottish Highlands on Monday, prompting calls to the police from worried witnesses. A loud boom that sho...

Seven Personalities You'll Always Find on Facebook

Nicola Appleton | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Tech
Nicola Appleton

Most of us wade through the cornucopia of crap that is Facebook first thing in the morning, last thing at night and countless other times throughout the day. Yet while the faces and the names in my newsfeed may be different to yours, you can bet that the content is pretty much the same.

This 'Smart Wallpaper' Could Power Your Entire House One Day

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Tech

Houses could one day be lined with 'smart wallpaper' that automatically generates electricity thanks to new technology using ultra-thin graphene sheet...

Cara Delevingne: Negative Social Media Buttons Could 'Inspire A Wave Of Bullying'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Cara Delevingne has shared some pretty strong views on the idea of a Facebook 'dislike' button. Speaking to The Sunday Times, the model said that ...

Dealing With Online Bullies - Lessons of Love and Kindness

Cat Elliott | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Tech
Cat Elliott

Lately there's been a few internet bullies and a few nasty attacks towards me. So far this last fortnight has been a tester - I've been told I'm an idiot, I'm a waste of space, I'm unauthentic, I've had cruel things said about loved ones, I've been told I'm too fat and then that I'm too skinny, that I'm too ugly, that I'm not a real woman...

Why Certain Body Parts Could Be More Vulnerable To Cancer Than Others

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Tech

Cells that are "squeezed" inside tough tissues such as lung or bone are more vulnerable to cancer-causing genetic mutations, a study has found. How...

The 100,000 Genomes Project and Rare Disease Day

Richard Scott | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Tech
Richard Scott

No-one has ever attempted whole genome sequencing on this scale before. Much of our work until now has been in establishing the tools and infrastructure we need to deliver results to 100s of participants a week.

Kids Finally Have Their Own 'Google'

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Tech

A new search engine, Kiddle, has been unveiled as a site that aims to give children "family friendly" results. The site has a Google Custom Search...

London Startups in 2016 - Diverse Founders and Industries

Sarah Drinkwater | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Tech
Sarah Drinkwater

When Google launched Campus in 2012, the stereotypes about East London tech startups probably rang true. The scene was mostly white, male, it was overwhelmingly young, and probably too separated from other sectors in its own silo. But the picture is rapidly changing with two trends emerging this year: diversity and industry convergence.

WhatsApp Has Drastic News For BlackBerry Owners

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Tech

BlackBerry mobile users brace yourselves and start saying your goodbyes to WhatsApp. The messaging platform is to end its support for mobile device...

The Winner Of A 'Girls In Science' Campaign's Competition Was A Boy

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 27.02.2016 | UK

An energy company has faced a backlash after a competition run as part of a campaign to attract more girls into science was won by a boy. EDF Energ...

The Truth About Sugar

Jodie Tyley | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Tyley

By eating more sugar than our bodies actually need, we are storing the excess as fat, leading to an increase in obesity and many other health problems throughout the world. Keeping track of how much sugar we eat can be difficult, though, as it goes by many different names and is hidden in some unlikely foods.

Something Incredibly Embarrassing Could Be Causing The Ocean To Emit A Hum

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech

The gentle buzz emerging from the heart of the ocean could be the sound fish farting, experts have said. Captured by hydrophones a few years ago, t...

Is Social Media Creating an Insult-Culture?

Paul Blanchard | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech
Paul Blanchard

It's so easy to put this rise in insulting language and behaviour down to the decline of western civilisation. Well, it isn't that easy, but many people do it! However, in my view, the rise of the insult is inextricably linked to social media, specifically Twitter.

Facebook Employees Replaced Black Lives Matter With A 'Toxic' Slogan

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook employees who defaced the black lives matter slogan on the company's signature wall, have received a stern warning from Mark Zuckerberg. I...

A MacBook Selfie Stick Is Everything That's Wrong With The World

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn and Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech

What's the biggest social crime you can commit with a piece of technology? Checking your phone at the table? Taking a picture at a gig with an iPad? ...

How Would You Like Your Burger?

Adam Fisch | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech
Adam Fisch

I was recently musing with a good friend I work with about some of the stranger implications of printing food, which led us to talk about how it might impact vegetarians or religious groups who have strict dietary laws like Halal and Kosher.