We live in a world that’s more interconnected than ever before

An idea takes off like wildfire, changing our world forever, as a deadly virus suddenly explodes into the population. We live in a world that’s more interconnected than ever before.  Our lives are shaped by outbreaks of disease of misinformation, even of violence that appears, spread, and fade away with bewildering speed. Adam Kucharski, an…

Dexamethasone steroid – a major breakthrough in treating Covid-19

Dexamethasone, a cheap genetic steroid has proven to become the first life-saving drug treatment in the Covid-19 pandemic. The low-dose steroid treatment Dexamethasone is part of the world’s biggest trial testing existing treatments to see if they also work for coronavirus, and found it cut the risk of death by a  third for patients on…

Why we couldn’t stop the virus

A rocket capable of flying passengers from London to Dubai in under 29 minutes, shared flying cars that can be ordered up like we order a Uber and which nanoscale motes will float through our bloodstream collecting data are some of the innovations that await us in the next decade as the technology is accelerating…

50th Anniversary of the Earth Day – The Bee

50th Anniversary of the Earth Day and celebrate one of the smallest but most critical organisms. Did you know the bee pollinate two-thirds of our world’s crops and  85 per cent of the world’s flowering plants and vegetables? Bees are flying insects related to wasps and ants, especially the western honey bee is famous for…

Facebook in talks to buy stake in Jio

Facebook has been in talks to buy a stake in Mukesh Ambani’s digital operation Reliance Jio to try to expand its presence in the Indian digital market with a preliminary deal for a 10 per cent share. Google also has been engaging in talks with Reliance Jio, after Microsoft last year announced plans to work…

Cambridge’s reputation damaged by battle for technological supremacy

Cambridge world’s second best university by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings , ranked 3rd worldwide by Academic Ranking of world universities, 6th by QS and 7th vt US News. Cambridge’s reputation as global centre for innovation is damaged by the battle for technological supremacy between China and US, Several universities in the UK…

Way forward for 5G networks

A couple of months ago, the heads from 18 small British telecoms companies met at a London bank to discuss investment, strategy, and mergers. In the meeting, they were asked if they thought the Chinese could eavesdrop through back doors in Huawei equipment all 18 hands went up. One of the bankers then asked, if…

New gadgets spotlighted at CES

Amazon and Google have hired lots of floor space at CES to spotlight products that tie into their virtual assistants. LG display says it has a 65in ceiling mounted screen that can be rolled up when not in use. Min-LED involves using smaller light-emitting diodes than normal to illuminate a screen’s colour pixels which allowed…

Russia tests alternative internet

Russia has successfully tested a country-wide unplugged internet alternative to the global internet, its government announced.  Experts remained concerned about the trend for some countries to dismantle the internet. “It means people will not have access to dialogue about what is going on in their own countrym as they will be kept within their own…