Technology

Features about technology, robotics, artificial intelligence, computing, communications, sensors and gadgets...

16 October 2010

First came fire. Cavemen rubbed sticks together and there it was, a source of ‘artificial’ heat and light, giving us...

01 October 2010

Bees are being trained to detect drugs and explosives...

01 December 2009

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Switzerland is now back in operation. By smashing particles together at...

15 June 2009

Sure, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and has received a number of other honours, but has Sir Tim Berners-Lee yet...

16 July 2008

Simpsons fans will know only too well the opening sequence to the cartoon in which Homer discovers, during his commute...

09 March 2008

Scientists have brought the world one step closer to the creation of the first artificial organism with the recent...

21 February 2008

When the clipper ship Southern Cross sailed into a living hell off Chile during the night of 2 September 1859, little...

22 December 2007

Snowflakes form when water vapour condenses directly into ice crystals, and for many years writers have used their...

14 July 2007

Why re-invent the wheel when Nature has already come up with the best solution? Becky Poole explores the field of...

07 July 2007

Mention plastics and most people think of polythenes, perspex and other oil-based nasties that never break down. But...

03 June 2007

What is a thunderstorm, how is lightning generated by clouds, how much energy is there in a lightning bolt, and could...

08 March 2006

The story of rocketry pioneer John Parsons, who founded the Jet propulsion Lab...

08 February 2006

Dr. Barry Gibb, Scientist and Author, Latest Play - MACHINA

14 December 2005

George Bush's plan to establish a permanent base on the Moon by 2020, and send astronauts to Mars by 2030, has...

21 September 2005

Genetic modification (GM) is the heritable alteration of the genetic make-up of an organism...

04 May 2005

Radiologist Bob Bury investigates some of the new 'scanning' technologies, which have revolutionised medical...

23 March 2005

Developments in biological science, have led to a massive increase in the amount of data available in biology and...

23 February 2005

Are the days of private thoughts numbered? A new development in neuroscience, functional magnetic resonance imaging (...

02 February 2005

A material designed originally to help rockets blast into space (Cytomatrix) is now helping scientists in America to...

29 September 2004

Chips that can plug into the brain and translate thoughts to computers, or help paralysed people to move, are no longer...

18 August 2004

Nanomedicine, nanotechnology and nanoengineering are the future of science and medicine. Barry Gibb describes how the...

23 June 2004

e-Science, including telemedicine, has the potential to revolutionise patient care. Grid technology can ensure flexible...