But out-of-date kit, lack of access to digital technologies and expensive mobile broadband packages can all act as barriers to being able to operate successfully in the digital world.
According to a new smart cities index, the real test for smart cities is whether citizens feel the benefits.
Universities, industry and government should work together so that knowledge translates into socio-economic benefits.
Light bulbs can turn electricity into light (and a bit of heat) – an expert explains how they do it.
Diving animals are incredible athletes.
The design of the global money game is the real antagonist in the fight against climate change. But the call to arms tends to be directed at the players who have had best luck with the dice.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
Policies that will drive investment and change the structure of economies in the West African sub region are facing several challenges.
Mobile phones and tablets are basically mini computers – and to a computer, everything is a number.
The emerging relationship between new technologies and Africa may be some of the most promising news for the continent but caution is important.
In Asian countries, many people wield umbrellas to protect them from the sun. American women used to as well – but then stopped.
As our planet warms, the number of air-conditioning units worldwide is expected to triple by 2050 – yet their use drives climate change. So how can we break the cycle?
Overall, participation in STEM careers activities is low, with less than 30% of UK 11- to 14-year-olds reporting having taken part in 2017.
Canadian technology start-ups that incorporate an approach that learns from failure tend to perform and innovate with greater success than start-ups that seek to assign blame.
In the recent Nigerian election WhatsApp was used to mislead voters in increasingly sophisticated ways. But it also strengthened democracy in other areas.
Amazon's plan to invest $700 million retraining its workforce signals very soon all jobs will be STEM jobs – and higher education needs to play a bigger role.
Each device is complex in its own right, and trying to use them together in many different settings makes things even more complicated.
The technologies behind weather forecasting, GPS and even smartphones can trace their origins to the race to the Moon.
Uber's expansion has become a global epic with regional episodes, but the legal conflict in Argentina has even higher stakes.
Why do some countries grow faster than others? Innovative local companies play a key role.