Wellcome Image Awards 2017: Science Photography That Will Blow You Away

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Wellcome Image Awards, a celebration of the best science photography from around the world. The latest selection of winners are among the most striking yet, presenting cells, eyes and blood vessels in an extraordinary new light.  We’ve rounded up our nine favourites…. Read more »

Driverless Cars: How Safe Is Safe Enough?

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There are over 1.2 million deaths globally each year on our roads. For every fatality, at least 20 other people suffer serious but non-fatal injuries. Some 94% of these incidents are estimated to be the result of driver error, against other factors which include extreme weather or vehicle failure (the… Read more »

How to Get MORE Clients!

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How to Get MORE Clients! So, what is the best way to establish that message, to brand yourself as the expert in your field, to promote your purpose and to get more clients? Experts across a variety of fields all agree. YOUR OWN PROMOTIONAL BOOK, which tells your own story,… Read more »

Facebook Ordered To Pay $500m In Virtual Reality Case

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A US court has ordered Facebook to pay $500 million after a jury found that it had unlawfully used another company’s virtual reality technology. The jury found that Oculus had used technology that was owned by the video game developer ZeniMax. According to Polygon the $500m is split as follows: Oculus… Read more »

Stunning YouTube Video Shows Weather Balloon Soaring Into The Stratosphere

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This incredible YouTube video follows the journey of a weather balloon as it soars to the borders of space. Over three hours, the camera climbs to a staggering 35,000 metres, propelled only by helium. Astrophotographer Julian Weßel uploaded an edited version of the video last autumn, but today (31 Jan)… Read more »

'Alexa, What Are The Four Biggest Challenges To Voice Control Technology Hitting The Mainstream?'

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The rise of ‘voice-first’ interfaces featured prominently in Gartner’s list of 10 predictions about the strategic use of technology in 2017 — the analysis firm anticipates that 10 million households will be using room-based screenless devices by the end of the year. It’s not hard to understand why when you… Read more »

Malicious Android Virus Has Been Caught Making Record Ransom Demands

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It’s a weekday evening. You’re on the bus home, catching up on WhatsApps and texts from friends as the dreaded “low battery” warning pops up on screen – yet again. You remember the app your colleague mentioned – he said it boosts phones’ battery lives – so you download it.  It… Read more »

Digital Health Solutions From Hype To Impact

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In a world where digital and genomic revolutions meet to transform the healthcare sector, digital health is developing at unprecedented speed. Every day, we hear about new solutions holding promises to empower patients, reduce healthcare costs, increase physicians’ efficiency, and improve accessibility, safety, and personalisation. The use of health apps… Read more »

Technology Is Creating Jobs, Not Just Stealing Them…

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Technology has been “stealing our jobs” since at least the Bronze Age, so it’s surprising after all these years that any of us have a job to go to in the mornings. The tired old trope of machines stealing the bread from our children’s mouths has been trotted out at… Read more »

If You Think Your Pupils Are Googling Their Way To Success, Think Again

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One of the more tiresome aspects of classroom teaching over the past decade has been the mandatory insertion of ICT (Information Communications Technology) into every lesson, regardless of any educational rationale. For the gradually disempowered teacher the option of saying: ‘I’m not’, to the question: ‘How are you incorporating ICT… Read more »

Engineering Skills Are The Key To Achieving Sustainable Development And Reducing Foreign Aid Dependency

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Craster International, the largest foundry and machine shop in Zimbabwe. Copyright; Dr Wilson Nyemba Nearly half of the world’s population, or more than 3 billion people, live on less than $2.50 a day and more than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty — less than $1.25 a day. This problem… Read more »

Why I Gave Up My Debit Card And Haven’t Looked Back

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Nearly a year ago, the FT ran a feature about the financial woes of the millennial generation. It was pushed out to Twitter in a now infamous tweet: “OMG! 25-year-olds should be saving £800 a month into their pension. CBA with that.” The tweet went viral, drawing the ire of… Read more »

Fake News Probe Could See Facebook, Twitter And Google Chiefs Face Questions From Government

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Social media bosses could be questioned over whether they are doing enough to stop fake news. The Commons Culture Committee is said to be on the verge of summoning the chiefs of Facebook, Twitter and Google to Parliament for an inquiry into the phenomenon, the Sunday Telegraph said. It is… Read more »

SpaceX Launch Video Shows Falcon 9 Rocket Ascend Into Space

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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){‘undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video){var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’]){var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=c}e.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); SpaceX has launched its first rocket into space since an explosion rocked its operations last year. The Elon Musk-backed firm’s Falcon 9 rocket ascended into the sky from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast. In September, a mishap saw the firm’s… Read more »

People Who’ve Deleted Facebook Reveal What Finally Made Them Do It

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Christmas is usually the time that tips most Facebook users over the edge, whether it’s pictures of your mates’ babies dressed as puddings, Christmas tree one-upmanship or the smug bastard that went to Barbados for the holidays. Either way, if you’re contemplating deleting the social media platform (for the umpteenth… Read more »

Self-Publishing: How to Get Published Without Getting Scammed

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Something I learned early on in this industry is that publishing, like any other industry, is full of scams. Not everyone is unethical; however, there are a certain number of people who prey on someone’s desire for success by offering them pie-in-the-sky promises they can never fulfill. In our series… Read more »

How The Internet of Things Is Transforming Societal Values?

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Internet of Things (IoT) has been predicted to become more popular for many years, especially in various business aspects, as one of them was discussed in the previous blog. However, the emergence of IoT has been held back by many issues – Is it the cost? No it’s the lifestyle,… Read more »

Autism: Scientists May Be Able To Explain A Third Of All Cases

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The scarcity of a single protein in the brain could explain as many as a third of all cases of autism, according to a new study. Researchers in Canada are hopeful that the discovery could help them develop a treatment for the disorder, which affects more than one in 100… Read more »

Can Social Media Data Save The Polls?

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The first known example of an opinion poll was in 1824, which was a local straw poll in Pennsylvania on the US presidential election. In 1916, The Literary Digest embarked on a national survey (partly as a circulation-raising exercise) and correctly predicted Woodrow Wilson’s election as president. Mailing out millions… Read more »

I’m Dreaming Of A Wifi Free Christmas

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During the Christmas and New Year period, many people choose to take regular breaks from the indulgences of food and drink popular at this time of year. Similarly, I’m hoping to cut back on another great addiction of our time: technology and the internet. Like much of the UK, I… Read more »

The Five Key Steps To Take After A Security Breach

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There’s much advice given about how to reduce the risk of an attack and the different preventative measures that organisations can put in place. However, with new technologies and routes of entry for attackers, preventive measures alone are not enough. In order to ensure all bases are covered, organisations need… Read more »

NASA’s Cassini Probe Returns Stunning Close-Up Photos Of Saturn

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NASA’s Cassini probe has returned stunning close-ups of Saturn’s atmosphere, after beginning its death defying journey through the gas giant’s iconic rings. Half a day before making its first flyby, Cassini returned the following image, which shows the planet’s hexagonal jet stream and its stormy centre. Over the next nine… Read more »

Google Will Be Powered Entirely By Renewable Energy From 2017

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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){‘undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video){var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’]){var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=c}e.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); Google has announced its data centres and offices will be powered entirely by renewable energy from 2017, setting the pace for the tech industry. The search giant is now the biggest corporate buyer of renewable energy globally, according to a company blog. Urs Holzle,… Read more »

This Is How NASA Is Protecting The World Against Armageddon

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If the human race doesn’t manage to successfully destroy itself without help, don’t worry because our fragile planet is constantly being swarmed by giant fireballs which could wipe us all the face of the earth in a second anyway. But if devastating armageddon isn’t quite what you had in mind… Read more »

10 Modern Day Wonders Of The Green Energy World

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Nowadays, incredible design isn’t about the most striking architecture or unusual materials. The boldest and best new structures need to have far more than that going for them. The biggest draw? How sustainable, unconventional and educational they can be.  We all know the planet doesn’t have infinite resources, and we… Read more »

MacBook Pro Review

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The MacBook Pro has become a symbol of productivity. With its deceptively simple OS the Pro was the silent performer. It never shouted about what it was capable of doing but quietly, efficiently just got the job done. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a newsroom, media studio or architect’s office… Read more »

UK-Assembled Rover Could Be Heading To Mars In 2021

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A UK-assembled robotic rover could be heading to Mars in 2021 after European research ministers committed to plugging a funding shortfall. Costs have risen by €436m (£368m) after a series of delays.  Of the €436m extra funding, €339m comes from European countries and €97m from the ESA itself. Britain has pledged €82m (£69m)…. Read more »

Major Cyberattack Hits Post Office And TalkTalk Routers

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Post Office and TalkTalk broadband customers have had their internet access cut after the companies were hit by the same cyber attack. The two ISPs are the latest victims of a particular type of malware targeting equipment powered by Linux. It uses a modified form of the Mirai worm, which… Read more »

Physical Anti-Tech Products on the Rise!

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Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality are on the rise, we can turn on the heating, lights and household appliances with our phones and pay for everything without any cash. The ‘internet of everything’ is showing us the real power of digital – and not just because there’s now the potential… Read more »

Northern Ireland Book Publisher Launches Book for Canadian Client

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Northern Ireland Book Publisher Launches Book for Canadian Client BELFAST, N IRELAND – Northern Ireland book publisher Perissos Group recently launched a new book for Jeffery Keill and Associates, a Canadian-based financial planning firm. The book, “Focused Wealth”, details the full spectrum of investing philosophies and financial solutions that Keill… Read more »