UK Technology

A Plane Powered Simply By Batteries Has Just Made History

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech

As Didier Esteyne's battery operated plane took to the skies to fly across the English Channel today, the world eagerly watched aviation history being...

#DescribeTwitterIn3Words Is Creating The Best And The Worst Of Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.07.2015 | UK Tech

Twitter just got told. The masses have been using #DescribeTwitterIn3Words to let the world (and Twitter) know just what they think of the 140-charact...

Conspiracy Theorists Have Forced Germany To Release ALL Their UFO Files

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Tech

After a long and intense struggle, the German Government has been forced to make its UFO research public. Until 2008, the existence of this report ...

This Is The World's Longest Waterslide And It Looks IMMENSE

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech

The small quiet state of New Jersey, is about to get very loud, very quickly. A 2,000-foot waterslide is taking over its Action Park in the hopes o...

We're Now Making Computer Circuits That Are Almost As Small As Human DNA

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Tech

IBM has unveiled a new computer chip, almost as thin as DNA but four times as powerful as the pure silicon chips we use today. The chip will report...

Trust Us, These Drone Images Are So Much Better Than Whatever You're Staring At Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Tech

The winners of the 2015 Drone Aerial Photography Competition have just proved (yet again) that the world as seen from a drone's perspective is simply ...

Three Telescopes Combine To Create Our Most Stunning View Of The Sun Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Tech

Images of the sun, in any shape or form, are usually quite glorious to behold and thanks to technology, we now have one more stunning view of the star...

We Had A Chat With Brian May About Saving The World, It Was Amazing

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Tech

With his long cloudy white curls spilling on to his shoulders and a turquoise shirt unbuttoned to reveal a small gold medallion, legendary guitarist B...

Quite A Lot Of People Are Upset About The New Ghostbusters Car

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Tech

There's something strange in the neighbourhood and Ghostbusters director Paul Feig has just tweeted about it. #whattheygonnadrive pic.twitter.com/b...

Why Laughing Gas Controls Our Brains 'In Ways No Other Drug Does'

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered have discovered a rather dramatic side to nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas. When studying electroencephalo...

UFO Sightings Don't Get Anymore Ridiculous Than This

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Tech

Who says UFOs have to be large metal-shaped flying saucers that intermittently flash fluorescent green? Not Hector Garcia, who made his YouTube debut...

This Is Why You Should Never Make Fun Of Your Parents Being Technologically Illiterate..

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

We've all done it; the rolled eyes, the exasperated sigh, the face palm. No-one likes teaching their parents how to use the new TV, or the mobile phon...

This Is What Happens When You Put 10,000 Minecraft Fans In One Place

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Tech

Never has one video game caused such a stir as Minecraft did this weekend in London. 10,000 people turned up at the Excel convention centre to imme...

Two Robots Getting Married Might Be The Most Surreal Thing We've Seen This Year

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Tech

It was hard to tell from the groom's eyes what was going through his mind as he watched his bride walk down the aisle. That's probably because ...

Philae Comet Home To Alien Life? These Scientists Think So...

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Tech

If you're wondering what alien life could look like, this is the sort of image you should bear in mind. While it may look vaguely uninterestin...

This Man Got Closer To A MiG-23 Fighter Jet Than He Ever Imagined

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Tech

Standing idly on a runway is never a good idea, especially when there's a remote chance that a fighter jet will use it to do a stupidly low flyby. ...

This Incredible Shot Of London Is Quite Literally Out Of This World

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 04.07.2015 | UK Tech

London is a stunning city that sometimes loses its allure when you're simply experiencing it with an earth bound perspective. For astronaut Scott ...

Google Has Finally Apologised For Tagging Black People 'Gorillas'

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Tech

Four days ago, 21-year-old Jacky Alcine discovered that Google Photos had tagged him and his friend as 'Gorillas.' After a flurry of tweets Google ...

How Can Technology Bridge Existing Gaps, Not Create New Divisions?

Dr Natalia Kucirkova | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Natalia Kucirkova

New technologies can inspire and facilitate teaching, working arrangements and communication, but they can also introduce new kinds of crime, disorders and anti-social behaviour.

IBM Continuing to Serve Up the Ultimate Fan and Player Experience

Sam Seddon | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Tech
Sam Seddon

The amazing thing about Wimbledon is that for 50 weeks of the year it is a private tennis club which evolves for two weeks of the year into a world-class global sporting event delivering fans one of the best, immersive digital experiences here in the UK and beyond - all efficiently enabled by using cloud technology.

This Image Of The ISS Flying Past The Moon Is Just STUNNING

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Tech

No matter how hard you squint, spotting the International Space Station whizzing across the sky at 0.6 miles per hour is quite a hard task. Un...

Some Guy Put His Cat Through An Airport X-ray Machine And Everyone Freaked Out

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Tech

Going through airport security is a painful process at the best of times, with all the unbuckling, unlacing, overt touching and incessant beeping. ...

Hacking Disability: This Technology Could Change Lives

Georgie Barrat | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

We all know that tech has the potential to change lives for millions of people living with a disability. In recent years we have seen a couple of big breakthroughs that have opened up the arena for designers and developers. Namely 3D printing, the Internet of Things and Big Data are all huge areas of potential aid that hasn't yet been fully unlocked.

We've Got Some Really Bad News If You're A Prince Fan

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Tech

Prince may have just solved one of Jay Z's 99 problems. The artist has just pulled his catalogue of songs from all major streaming services includ...

When Art Meets Technology, Innovation is All About the Outsider

Leila Johnston | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Leila Johnston

  My practice is all about displacing people and ideas from their natural habitats, prizing them out of their comfortable environment to see w...