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Science And The Brexit Mountain

David Docherty | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Tech
David Docherty

The government is sending all the right signals of intent about ensuring that Brexit will not undermine the research base, but businesses and universities must continue to send the strongest of signals to government about the consequences of any drop in funding.

Home Smart Home: The Shape Of Things To Come

Ian Spero | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Tech
Ian Spero

A new report predicts intelligent 'Cognitive Homes' of the future will be able to assess and manage our needs and desires in later life. Almost 32 ...

Air Pollution Exposure May Increase Risk Of Dementia

The Conversation UK | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Based on existing mouse models, one would predict that developmental exposure to air pollution could increase risk for Alzheimer's disease. This is an important piece of the scientific puzzle that we'd like to better understand.

Soon... I Promise

Darren Brady | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Darren Brady

Oh how I laugh when I think back to how long it used to take for an internet connection to be made. That funny 'outer space' sound like the computer g...

The Fuel That Could Solve Britain's Lethal Air Pollution Crisis Has One Big Drawback

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK

Last month in London one air pollution monitoring station breached its annual limit just five days into the new year. Soon after, the Mayor Sadiq Khan...

Unleashing The Hidden Figures In Your Organisation To Inspire The Next Generation Of STEM Professionals

Caroline Taylor | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech
Caroline Taylor

This is an opportunity for any discriminated-against community, and the good news is that STEM jobs are projected to grow at skyrocketing rates in the coming years. According to research, the UK will need almost 1.3 million STEM professionals by 2020, but universities and colleges are only graduating around 71,000 STEM students each year.

The Fears Involved In Launching An App

Vana C. Koutsomitis | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech
Vana C. Koutsomitis

That's when we sat down with one of our mentors for lunch at our local sushi place and told him about all our issues. We told him that we were considering postponing our launch yet again. That's when he gave my co-founder, Joris, and I the most valuable advice ever. Just get on with it and RELEASE the app! It is NEVER going to be perfect.

Google Has Accused Uber Of Stealing Its Self-Driving Car Technology

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech

Google has filed a lawsuit against Uber alleging the firm stole trade secrets and technology in an act of “calculated theft”. Waymo, Google’s se...

The Breakdown Of Gen-Y

Lucy Farrington-Smith | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Farrington-Smith

Hike up the contrast; toothbrush the dark areas; make it bright, brighter, brighter still until you have to turn down the brightness on your phone display because it hurts your eyes to look at. You've got to blind your followers with your ultra-luxe life. Make them swoon. Make them envy you. A whole 623 people are counting on you to do this. Don't stop now.

How Well Do You Want The Government To Know You?

Salvatore Sinno | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Tech
Salvatore Sinno

It is easy to see the benefits of biometrics as a supplement, and perhaps even a replacement, to traditional identification measures. Biometric factors of identity cannot be lost or forgotten, they are things that everyone carries around with them at all times

Uber Sent This Message About Its Sexual Harassment Claims To Some Users Who Deleted Their Account

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech

Uber told a small number of users who deleted their accounts that it is “deeply hurting” after being embroiled in allegations of sexual harassment...

Diversity: More Than Just A Buzzword

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

Diversity is the buzzword in everything from workshops to expos and conferences and everything in-between, but what about in the workplace? It's all too easy to get execs to give talks and bold statements or host glitzy awards about the importance of diversity and yet it's still so difficult to find actual examples of growth and success.

Cheer Up - Innovation Is Coming To The Rescue

Paul Sloane | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Sloane

It is not so much the big innovations that improve life as the countless incremental improvements in quality and usability of products and services. The motor car has continually become safer, more connected and more fuel efficient over the years. We currently have significant problems with pollution, traffic accidents and congestion.

Where Will The Future Of Artificial Intelligence Take Us?

Vince Lynch | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech
Vince Lynch

Predicting a year's worth of trends in a field as explosive as artificial intelligence is a bit like guessing what a human would do if you gave them every superpower all at once. Would they heat up their latte using eye lasers or rob a bank with a cucumber?

It Seems Our Trust In Technology Is Waning

Dr. Mike Lynch | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dr. Mike Lynch

Truth and trust appear to be the same sides of a coin. Technology has not created the fake news problem, nor is it responsible for the erosion of trust in our institutions. I remain optimistic about technology being part of a solution to provide checks and balances on the humans' intent on exploiting its strengths to weaken society.

The Role Of Data In The Post-Truth Era

Michael Upchurch | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech
Michael Upchurch

What does the word 'manipulation' mean to you? Perhaps your instant reaction is that 'manipulation' has negative connotations; i.e. something is being done to gain an outcome that is only in the interest of the person doing the manipulating. Is this fair?

Intimate Photos Of Gay Men Explore Online 'Safe Spaces' For Young LGBT People

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Please note: This article includes images containing nudity. A photographer has taken a series of candid images of gay men to explore how the online w...

Science Fiction Meets Engineering Experts... And Asks For Their Favourite Fictional Invention

Dr Dame Sue Ion | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Dame Sue Ion

Can you remember the first time you watched Back to the future's DeLorean time machine speed towards its time travel speed of 88 miles per hour? Or did you dream of hearing your canine friend speak after seeing the translation collar in Pixar's Up?

The Education Age

Chas Moloney | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Tech
Chas Moloney

We hark back to the days of climbing trees and rolling down hills, and rightly so. However, as much as we try to shield our mobile natives - Gen Z and Gen Alpha - from technology, the fact is, they are submerged in it, and contrary to popular belief, it's not all bad.

Fitness Trackers That Count Steps 'Could Be Doing More Harm Than Good'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re trying to improve your fitness counting the steps you do each day using a fitness tracker or health app could seem like a good place to st...

Humanity In The Age Of AI

Reuven Cohen | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Tech
Reuven Cohen

As long as there has been marketing and advertising we have tried to understand what motivates people to do something. What is new is the ability for this to be applied alongside artificial intelligence combined with micro-level demographic targeting. Or in other words, a capacity to target individuals in real-time.

Five Ways Healthcare Organisations Can Get Ahead In The Race To The Medical Internet Of Things (MIoT)

Bhoopathi Rapolu | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech
Bhoopathi Rapolu

The Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as something of a phenomenon in the last few years. The concept has become so popular that its impact is being felt across a huge number of industries, and healthcare is no exception.

How Denmark Is Raising The World's Greenest Generation

Angus Walker | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech
Angus Walker

By 2025 the Danish capital Copenhagen will be the world's first carbon neutral city, that's the plan anyway. Carbon emissions fell by around 20% in 2015 from the 2005 level. So far so good, but bear in mind this is a city which already has a head start on other major urban centres in Europe.

Dad-Mail

Kate Appleton | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech
Kate Appleton

So whilst I was away in Argentina for a few months towards the end of last year I was thrilled to learn that he had finally opened an email account - free don't you know? - and decided that our next attempted mode of communication would be as digital pen pals.

What Does Autonomous Mean For People Who Enjoy Driving?

Jonathan Hewett | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Tech
Jonathan Hewett

Accordingly, the concept of driverless vehicles is more complicated for companies that sell cars largely on the basis that people will love the experience of driving them, from BMW and Mercedes to MacLaren.