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Can robots write? Machine learning produces dazzling results, but some assembly still required

You might have seen a recent article from The Guardian written by “a robot”. Here’s a sample: "I know that my brain is not a...

Time to stop networks running on sugar

You are the lead network engineer working a weekend upgrade. It's 1am on a Sunday morning.  You are at the network colocation site. You...

Clever chemistry turns ordinary bricks into electricity storage devices

we have worked out how to convert the red pigment in common bricks into a plastic that conducts electricity, and this process enabled us to turn bricks into electricity storage devices

Why do some people believe the earth is flat?

If you type ‘flat Earth’ into Google, you’d be joining a group of people that have helped to triple the search term over the...

Are you ready for the great supply chain crash of 2020?

As the world's economies are left reeling by the Covid-19 coronavirus and global shutdowns designed to contain the pandemic, a worrying leading indicator has...
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Can robots write? Machine learning produces dazzling results, but some assembly still required

You might have seen a recent article from The Guardian written by “a robot”. Here’s a sample: "I know that my brain is not a...

Time to stop networks running on sugar

You are the lead network engineer working a weekend upgrade. It's 1am on a Sunday morning.  You are at the network colocation site. You...

Clever chemistry turns ordinary bricks into electricity storage devices

we have worked out how to convert the red pigment in common bricks into a plastic that conducts electricity, and this process enabled us to turn bricks into electricity storage devices

Why do some people believe the earth is flat?

If you type ‘flat Earth’ into Google, you’d be joining a group of people that have helped to triple the search term over the...

Doomsday prepping in the age of coronavirus

Nestled among Kansas cornfields in a landscape devoid of any noticeable natural topography, a verdant mound can be seen from a dirt road. Surrounded...

Could Covid spell the end of international mobility?

Before the COVID-19 pandemic started in late 2019, the free movement of billions of people – including tourists, business people, digital nomads, refugees and...

Here’s how we can save urban life after coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have reminded us of the vital role public space plays in supporting our physical and mental well-being. We need to...

The Covid lockdown forces a rethink of ‘screen time’

“How would we have coped before the internet?” is a quandary likely posed by someone you know. Beyond being a whimsical hypothetical, this question is...

Five steps to better security working from home

Many more people are working from home (WFH) than ever before. Now that we know it can work for so many people, I expect...

Unemployment claims don’t capture full impact of Covid

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow, few Americans have been left untouched. Even those lucky enough to stay healthy are facing economic uncertainty...

How relaxed should you be in an online job interview?

If you have the good fortune of scoring a virtual job interview in the middle of a pandemic, the initial euphoria of potential employment...

What you really need to know about Zoom security

The video conferencing app Zoom gained about 2 million new users in the first two months of 2020 – and that was before the...

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Can robots write? Machine learning produces dazzling results, but some assembly still required

You might have seen a recent article from The Guardian written by “a robot”. Here’s a sample: "I know that my brain is not a...

Time to stop networks running on sugar

You are the lead network engineer working a weekend upgrade. It's 1am on a Sunday morning.  You are at the network colocation site. You...

Clever chemistry turns ordinary bricks into electricity storage devices

we have worked out how to convert the red pigment in common bricks into a plastic that conducts electricity, and this process enabled us to turn bricks into electricity storage devices