Airports for drones and flying taxis

Our congested cities are in desperate need of a breather and relief may come from the air as opposed to the roads. Plans for a different kind of transport hub – one for delivery drones and electric air-taxis – are becoming a reality, with the first Urban Air Port receiving funding from the UK government….

Virtual reality universes

After making its dramatic name change, the company once known as Facebook has become Meta. This marks Zuckerberg and his huge team’s move into the metaverse – an embodied internet mostly accessed through virtual and augmented reality. As part of this move, we will start to see Meta putting more time into equipment for accessing…

Lab-made dairy products

You’ve heard of cultured “meat” and Wagyu steaks grown cell by cell in a laboratory, but what about other animal-based foodstuffs? A growing number of biotech companies around the world are investigating lab-made dairy, including milk, ice-cream, cheese and eggs. And more than one think they’ve cracked it. The dairy industry is not environmentally friendly,…

3D printed bones

3D printing is an industry promising everything from cheap house building through to affordable rugged armour, but one of the most interesting uses of the technology is the building of 3D printed bones. The company Ossiform specialises in medical 3D printing, creating patient-specific replacements of different bones from tricalcium phosphate – a material with similar…

Brain reading robots

No longer a science fiction trope, the use of brain reading technology has improved hugely in recent years. One of the most interesting and practical uses we’ve seen tested so far comes from researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). Thanks to a machine-learning algorithm, a robot arm and a brain-computer interface,…

What Makes for Successful Flexible Work Arrangements?

2020 will be remembered for a lot of negative reasons, but one of its most defining positives has been the widespread acceptance of working from home. With the pandemic in full swing, many had to abandon their offices and log on from their own residences. At its peak, 42% of Americans were working from home,…

Virtual Popularity vs Real Life (Social Media)

Another seismic change in our lives has been the introduction of social media. This industry has progressed fast, and the early days of the likes of MySpace and the original iteration of Facebook seem like a bygone age already. Services such as Snapchat, TikTok, Instagram, and others now give us an insight into the waking…

Online access to information anywhere, anytime

Today, if you want to find something out, it’s no more strenuous than a couple of clicks. For many of us, we don’t even need to move from the spot – simply pull out your phone and get Googling, or even ask your smart home assistant. It may seem like a distant memory, but it…