Tea supplies are under threat as a shipping crisis continues in the Red Sea.
China is making chip progress despite US efforts to contain its industry.
After decades of hype, quantum computers are on the verge of becoming useful. Here’s a refresher on why they’re such a big deal
The science that wins the Nobel Prize in Physics each year can be hard to get your head around – but it often has real everyday implications.
China has responded to US sanctions with its own set of punitive measures. An expert on international trade explains the standoff and what it means for countries and companies caught in the middle.
Welcome to the new age of resource nationalism.
A researcher explains developments in using light rather than electrons to transmit information securely and quickly, even over long distances.
The disruption of Taiwan’s chip industry would affect everyone.
Washington’s protectionist industrial policy is fracturing trade and investment flows based on geopolitical considerations.
A new way to make high-frequency light could make it easier to look at things 10 times smaller than conventional microscopes can see.
The car industry is celebrating an increase in production as the chip shortage subsides, but it could be short-lived.
Superconductors are materials that can transmit electricity without any resistance. Researchers are getting closer to creating superconducting materials that can function in everyday life.
Historians will pinpoint Biden’s decision on 7 October 2022 as the moment at which US and Chinese technology decoupling became inevitable.
The UK has some clusters of excellence in semiconductors, but it was badly exposed by recent shortages.
Semiconductor chips are electronic devices that store and process information. Today they can contain billions of microscopic switches on a chip smaller than a fingernail.
Taiwan dominates the global market for microchips – something that Washington is well aware of.
China’s innovation plans and international trade tensions may risk an economic ‘decoupling’ with the West.
Europe’s share of the global microchip market has dropped from 44% to 8% in three decades.
In the short term, the war is causing energy prices to soar and prompting fears of famine in some countries. In the long term, it could remake the modern global supply chain.
The story of how America’s great chipmaker’s main strength became an albatross around its neck.