Our citizen science project was designed to record bird sounds but produced some surprisingly funny impressions.
Business leaders don’t have a crystal ball to predict future disruption but they can have a stake in it.
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Disruption might be a buzz word at the moment but it shouldn't be ignored. It may be impossible to predict but businesses can have stakes in creating it.
From the depths of the dark web, the identities and location of pimps can be scrubbed.
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Two criminologists wanted to learn the tricks of the trade so they went to the source, interviewing over 70 pimps.
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Many of HG Wells's futuristic prophecies have come true, but the one on which his heart was most set – the establishment of a world state – remains unfulfilled.
Humans co-opted the anatomical structures for breathing and chewing to create speech.
Humans have invented many technologies to survive better – spears, pots, calculators, even language. With language, however, the raw material used to fashion the technology is the human body itself.
When it comes to children and virtual reality, proceed with caution.
There is no doubt that virtual reality is the next big thing. But for families with young children, it may be wiser to wait a little before leaping headlong into this new reality.
Google employees may be getting a free lunch, but not its customers.
Unlike their counterparts in Europe, U.S. antitrust regulators and courts have tended to view 'free' products as outside their purview for enforcement.
However powerful technologies may seem, choices are made by people – not the machines they invent.
Very few organisations in the field of civic technology are choosing the right tools for the job.
Businesses need to use simple technology more effectively, as opposed to robots like Softbank’s “Pepper”.
When it comes to using technology, businesses don't always get it right.
Who are adult learners and what takes them back to school?
A large number of adult learners are going back to community colleges to acquire new skills. Are they acquiring the skills necessary for today's technology-rich job environments?
The GDS has built the foundations of digital government, but they're being undermined.
Do PEDs make athletes less human?
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As technology becomes fully integrated into our everyday lives, we may see athletes as the last vestiges of our humanity.
Parents are often concerned about the effects of social media on their children’s character.
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The majority of parents in the UK believe social media harms their children's moral development.
An implant made by Cochlear who are innovating in their marketing and customer service.
To be innovative, companies need to employ people with a wide range of technical and non-technical skills, a new study has found.
ARM gets ready to grapple with a Japanese adventure.
The Cambridge-based chip designer offers a useful blueprint for others.
The new normal?
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A human development researcher decided to find out if people who are anxious about dating or about what their partner thinks of them are more likely to sext.
Pokemon Go has been a worldwide phenomenon, but it is not welcome in NSW law courts.
Technology's burgeoning possibilities have put pressure on our law courts when it comes to the principle of 'open justice'.
Resistance to new technologies tends to be driven by perceptions rather than actual evidence.
Human resistance to innovation can be an obstacle to solving major global challenges.
A dress by designer Iris van Herpen, who, with her runway designs, challenges common fashion norms and beliefs.
Fast fashion is the second most wasteful industry on Earth. But with the creation of dresses that charge cellphones and clothes made from recycled bottles, we could be on the verge of a green fashion revolution.
Some countries in Africa are well placed to follow the path of development pioneered by a number of Asian countries.
It's important to interrogate the key factors that pushed countries from Third World to First World status in the 20th century. Asia's experiences hold many lessons for Africa.