Technology and the future


A cure for electric car range anxiety

Monday, 17 March 2014

Sales should rise rapidly thanks to the game-changing series hybrid design recently released to the market. Alan Finkel explains how it works.


How far has fusion come?

Monday, 9 December 2013

A Piece of the Sun:
The Quest for Fusion Energy,
Daniel Clery,
Gerald Duckworth & Co (2013)
RRP $42.99


Half-hearted apology, but Séralini damage done

Monday, 2 December 2013

The retraction of a paper claiming genetically modified corn caused cancer in rats leaves serious questions over the journal’s peer-review process, scientists say.


Quantum computing? Yes, No and Maybe

Monday, 23 September 2013

Canadian company D-Wave has sold its machine to Google and NASA but question marks remain over how it works.


Turbo-charged rice for a hungry world

Friday, 16 August 2013

The world’s population is heading for nine billion raising questions about how we will feed ourselves. Genetics might hold the answer.


The decision makers

Thursday, 8 August 2013 - 1 comment

Powerful computers are tracking our digital footprints, down to the most mundane activities in our day-to-day lives.
Gemma Black looks at how personal information is shared – and whether you’ll benefit from the new data deluge.

‘Tornado’ fibre discovery to boost bandwidth

Friday, 28 June 2013

New technology could allow for data volumes of as much as 1.6 terabits per second – the equivalent of transmitting eight Blu-Ray DVDs every second

Electric planet iStockphoto cropped

Only one viable future

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

There is an amazing, almost magical efficiency to electricity when it is applied to real-world tasks – and it can meet the energy demands of the future without sacrificing standards of living and innovation.

Non-stop party COSMOS Science Fiction

Non-Stop Party

Monday, 13 May 2013

Reality groaned as the party jumped wholesale, Anywhere orchestrating the hundreds of people in a delicate space-time dance.

Worlds Smallest Movie IBM

A Boy and his Atom: The World’s Smallest Movie

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

IBM has released “the world’s smallest movie” – verified by Guinness World Records – by moving thousands of precisely placed atoms, magnified over 100 million times, frame-by-frame.


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