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Donkey Drones

A fascinating and inspiring vision for widespread use of drones in Africa. For many people, drone is an ugly word. It evokes a whining sound, something insectile. The dislike of the drones themselves is understandable. It is a new technology, used mainly for killing or peeping. However, this early negative feeling will begin to shift […]

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Hemp Based Graphene Alternative

Researchers “cook” hemp bark using their hydrothermal synthesis process, creating a material which can be used to make supercapacitors, one of the promising uses of graphene. Their material however can be produced for a fraction of the cost. Dr Mitlin’s team took these fibres and recycled them into supercapacitors – energy storage devices which are […]

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Navdy

The Navdy is a HUD (Heads Up Display) for your car and links to your smart phone. Looks like it’s some pretty great technology and it’s an excellent idea for navigation and probably for taking calls. But tweeting?? Texting? Getting notifications? All while driving? That’s idiotic and irresponsible, much less so than doing the same […]

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The Other Rosetta

It sometimes feels like we are standing still in our “space age” progress but then you SpaceX / Elon Musk news and you feel we’re finally moving again. Sometimes you even get progress from other sources, like the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft rendezvousing with a comet for the first time. The Rosetta mission will […]

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W. Brian Arthur Vs Silicon Roundabout, ‘Start-Up Britain’ and other shake-and-bake approaches

“Real advanced technology—on-the-edge sophisticated technology—issues not from knowledge but from something I will call deep craft. Deep craft is more than knowledge. It is a set of knowings. Knowing what is likely to work and what not to work. Knowing what methods to use, what principles are likely to succeed, what parameter values to use […]

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