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5th generation communications networks (5G) will be considerably faster than their predecessors

5G internet

... who sell mobile subscriptions – all build their own antennas and base stations. While operators do share ... systems for municipalities and local governments to own and operate 5G infrastructure. ‘Network sharing among ... And 5G technology paves the way for new actors who simply own infrastructure and lease it to the operators.’ Two core ...

Could DNA be the information storage solution we desperately need?

... involve using this already-proven method for our own digital storage needs.  So how can this ancient molecule ... already present 100 trillion times over within our own bodies, as well as the proteins required to synthesise ... to stop us adapting and using this technology for our own purposes?   In the last 25 years, man-made technologies ...

A smartphone, increasingly used to access social media and other online resources

Time to Unplug: A Call for Digital Minimalism

... stories from around the world, forcing us to question our own patterns of behaviour, lifestyle and values. The question ... weight. According to Ofcom 1 , 94% of British adults own a mobile phone, of which 75% are smartphones. And ... online world, but what about those on our own and the effects they have on our sense of self? As social ...

Bands of DNA

DNA sequencing in the palm of your hand

... has been improved tremendously over the course of your own lifetime. I wouldn’t be surprised if computers came to ... complete human genome, the three billion bases of our own genetic code, were read. This mammoth project required 13 ... to monitor the Zika epidemic in Brazil. The kids had their own ideas: “I would go to the jungle because there’s ...

Hackathons that aim to come up with high-tech solutions to the challenges facing refugees are an example of social innovation in action.

Coding and tech skills help refugees and low-income communities to succeed

... improve access to technology and skills development in his own community. Ibrahim Ouassari set up the MolenGeek coding ... to pursue a career in the tech industry or set up their own business. It has a mix of students, entrepreneurs and ... who just want to learn the technical skills for their own use. They may have their own project or just wish to get ...

The CytoMatrix: Reloaded

... the body, stem cells grown on the Cytomatrix secrete their own growth factors which means they can multiply, producing 4 ... cell transplant but have no available stem cells of their own". The other major benefit of establishing a pool of your own cells is that, rather than using stem cells only as a ...

Responsive web interface appearing differently on different devices

Inclusive computing

... majority. For example, a mobile phone touchscreen, on its own, is not very helpful for people who are blind or low ... and confidence in being able to do things on their own. But because of the way software is being built right ... and they don't want to sit in a different room with their own separate technology. They want to code with their ...

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Are Covid-19 contact apps data safe?

... and work in a decentralised manner: you hold your own data at all times and it cannot be used for any data ... the other app users. All of the phones then search their own records to see if they have seen Bob’s anonymised ID before. Therefore, in this scheme, each person’s own records of which devices they have encountered before are ...

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Are we living in the matrix?

... civilizations might also attain the ability to run their own simulations, such that there are simulations within ... to simulate a full realistic universe as complex as our own, why would they want to? A good place to start in ... civilisations may also attain the ability to run their own simulated realities, so if we are living in a simulation, ...

Researchers are making videogames that stimulate critical thinking. Image credit: Flickr/ jesse video games

How a new generation of games is changing minds

... practices, and actions that make them question their own worldview. She hopes that reflective games will make ... be things that help people to improve conditions on their own in a mental health way.' Dr Abels coordinates the ... games is that difficult by enabling people to make their own casual games directly on their mobile phone.' By ...

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Next-generation wheelchairs

... such as eating, drinking, and washing up, on their own and at home. While the user sits in the wheelchair, they ... include buying a customised interface to use between their own wheelchair and the motorising unit they have booked,’ ...

The Low-Frequency Array acts as a real-world time-machine to look back to the time before galaxies were formed.

Waking up to the cosmic dawn

... as European funds are not enough to build one on their own. And there is nothing else quite like LOFAR. Scientists ...

Alchemy of Us

Technology’s Invisible Hand

... that Lucretia had already been buried. Fashioned from his own experiences, Morse perfected his telegraph in the 1840s ... on Twitter and in text messages, Morse and Vail had their own version. They used  “i i” to mean yes, “1” for ...

A smartphone chatbot that reinforces positive thinking and emotion-tracking tech are designed to support users living with mental health conditions.

The tech tapping into user emotions to tackle depression and anxiety

... colour-changing biosensors that help users track their own emotions. Another idea stems from colouring in intricate ... to help a user reflect more optimistically on their own life. ‘In the everyday interaction, we are using ...

Mariana and Chris in the studio with the 4 guests for the September QnA show

An internship with The Naked Scientists?

... the whole internship was building up towards producing my own show - the second half of the programme, centered around ... and tea, at weekly meetings and during lunch walks, and my own research and contemplation, we selected a topic that is ...

Dark Web

The Dark Web

... people decide to take their internet privacy into their own hands. There are many reasons to do so, but one question ... the dark side? Just like the Force, the Internet has its own dark side. Dare you enter the Dark Web? The Dark Web ...

Naked Gaming, with Chris Berrow and Leigh Milner

Introducing: The Naked Gaming Podcast

... in my fiancee Leigh Milner (a reputable broadcaster in her own right!) and bought some equipment, so now we record in ...

this is a picture of a satellite orbiting Earth

Satellites chatting to each other

... and supervise their on-board systems all on their own – all at a substantially lower operating cost. ...

By using knowledge of plant photosynthesis we could soon develop new forms of renewable energy through artificial leaves.

Borrowing from nature to tap the power of the sun

... this planet. But now scientists have beaten nature at its own game by creating a semi-artificial leaf that incorporates ...

Sausages in a frying pan

Bioinformatics: food detective

... The overall goal of my internship was to produce my own hour-long show on a topic of my choice. My background is ...

Binary Data

What, why, who and how to teach data science

... data science ‘soft’ skills 16 , rather than ‘their own bespoke workarounds to keep pace’ 7 . Rather than ... the importance of encouraging students to collect their own data to demonstrate that real datasets don’t always ...

Spinning Tennis Ball

Spintronics: a new spin on electronics

... we can think of electron spin as a planet spinning on its own axis during the orbit. There are two ways this can happen ...

Robots play a role in post-disaster relief work in situations that are too dangerous for humans.

Robots readied to enter nuclear no-go zones

... allows them to see in 3D what the robot sees from its own perspective, he adds. Named Centauro, the 1.5-metre-tall ...

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

... of. What approach might he take? He might indulge in his own thought experiment, as Leucippus and Democritus did in ...