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Meerkat Takes SXSW by Storm, Openshot for Linux and Intel’s Education Hub

March 24, 2015

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This year’s hottest new mobile app is called Meerkat and it promises to turn live broadcast video on its head. South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas was taken by storm this year by a video live streaming app Meerkat looking to turn the world of mobile video and live broadcast on its head. Viral […]

3D Print Show London: a video introduction to the UK’s largest 3D event

November 20, 2013

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Just a quick post today to showcase a video I put together at the 3D Print Show London last year. It was the inaugural event and featured a range of exhibitors from commercial desktop 3D printer systems (Formlab, Makerbot, Cube etc) to large engineering and academic research projects (Europac, University of Nottingham). Some of the […]

Sugata Mitra: Ripping up the education rulebook and his league of grannies in the cloud

November 19, 2013

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Sugata Mitra looks like a kindly uncle with his round face and a swoosh of black hair punctuated on both sides by inverted commas of grey. You expect him to be jolly and he is, but when he speaks about learning and his maverick educational projects you feel the enthusiasm and then genuine awe at […]

iGEM 2013: Synthetic biology and the race for international gold

October 24, 2013

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Synthetic biology is among the most exciting emerging fields in international science. Ever since J Craig Venter’s team became the first to create synthetic life – a bacterium containing its own web address, three quotations and the names of its 46 contributing scientists – the race has been on to turn pieces of DNA into […]

Maker Chris Thorpe talks up the potential of 3D print for UK manufacturing

October 8, 2013

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Chris Thorpe is a wily old campaigner. On his Thinking Digital 2013 speaker profile he described himself as a ‘coder, craftsman and creative explorer’. Decide for yourself: he has a PhD in structural and molecular biology, was there coding at the beginning of the world wide web and has been responsible for projects as diverse […]

British Science Festival 2013: Grand Theft Bicycle steals some GTA thunder

September 27, 2013

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Rockstar Games title ‘Grand Theft Auto 5′ is pure box office. Every new incarnation in this series of shoot ’em, carve ’em, rob ’em, drive ’em away and blow ’em ups seems to have broken records on its release. Achieving $1 billion in sales in its first three days is testament to the game’s popularity […]

British Science Festival: Notes from the Edge of space and solar art

September 16, 2013

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Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian renaissance artist who gave the world the ‘Mona Lisa’ and the ‘Last Supper’, did not distinguish between art and science. Over the course of a career that included painting some of the world’s most memorable artworks, he also drew up designs for inventions including rolling mills, a machine for testing […]