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Newcastle is a science city: Living Lab and the gene team

January 31, 2014


Newcastle’s Science Central is expected to be the focal point for a new urban concept of integrating science and business into the city centre. Planned as a complex that will include apartments and leisure facilities, it will be populated by academics from the nearby universities and regional entrepreneurs. Some of the technology on show at […]

RoboEarth tools up automatons for cloud learning

January 30, 2014


Two years ago Markus Waibel wrote this article for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers‘ (IEEE) Spectrum magazine. It is about an internet for robots called RoboEarth that would allow any robot with an internet connection share and reuse data. Before you could say ‘Watch out! Skynet!’ it has become reality. A predictable response […]

Mogwai, how do I love thee?

January 26, 2014


It is 1998. Rifling through the racks in Mike Lloyd’s record shop in Wolverhampton’s central square a cover catches my eye, a picture of six friends in a field. Around them snow flies in bleak lines but they are all smiling. On the other side is an out of focus shot of the group walking […]

Google nest egg projects show its ambition in personalised medicine, smart homes and robotics

January 22, 2014


Google’s development and horizontal expansion into markets not associated with internet search continues unabated. Fanfares come so thick and fast that you could be jaded by the constant din. Except a lot of what the big G does is future now, from Glass to the driverless car. Prepare yourself for jetpacks and teleportation at this […]

BBC Fresh: Skin You’re In and the art of the short doc

January 8, 2014


Skin is the body’s largest organ. Stretched out it measures two metres square on average and accounts for 15 per cent of total bodyweight. Thinnest on your eyelids (0.2mm) and thickest on your feet (1.4mm), every minute your skin sheds more than 30,000 cells. Science over. Art and technology meet where we adorn our bodies […]

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