Articles Tagged with the word ‘technology’
04 Sep 2014
Set to launch in October, Solarbox aims to revive London's iconic red phone boxes with solar and mobile technology. Co-founder Kirsty Kenney discusses the inspiration behind the idea and the ups and downs of starting a business while studying for a degree
08 Jul 2014
Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a ‘self-healing’ plastic that could one day allow objects from cracked mobile phone screens to meteor-battered space probes to automatically repair themselves
05 Jun 2014
Brazil’s groundbreaking Marco Civil da Internet law recognises that growth and prosperity are dependent on a technologically advanced society – how long until other countries realise the same?
03 Jun 2014
The US government has announced that it is withdrawing from its role as steward of the internet’s domain name system
20 May 2014
According to a new UN study, mobile phones are causing a reading revolution in developing countries, Anna Bevan reports
05 Aug 2013
The Fairphone initiative, launched to create completely conflict-free mobile phones, is picking up the pace. But will it ever be able to compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung? Will Simpson investigates
30 May 2013
With social media and email waiting to fill our every spare moment, many have become dependent on connecting via technology. So what happens when you take a digital detox, reconnecting with new experiences, other people and the land instead?
06 May 2013
10% of profits from new mobile phone service will go to WWF
18 Apr 2013
A new breed of online courses offers in-depth learning for free, from anywhere in the world. Nicola Slawson tries one out and considers the effects Massive Open Online Courses will have on traditional education
12 Apr 2013
London-based designers dream up a gravity powered lamp, which could light the far corners of the developing world using a bag filled with rocks or sand
31 Jan 2013
Cramped, windowless dwellings in impoverished parts of the world are being given a new lease of life thanks to a remarkably simple invention
18 Jan 2013
Marine energy has the potential to provide the UK with 20% of its power requirements. Jacqueline Easby considers its future role in energy supply and asks why the technology has not seen more investment
16 Jan 2013
Thanks to a new collaborative programme and its open source ethics, young farmers in the US are working together to share sustainable and innovative farming technologies, ensuring the longevity of their livelihoods
06 Dec 2012
Reflecting on his internship at Positive News, Tom Lawson considers the benefit of the internet at a time of change in the media
11 Jun 2012
A new phone app called Buddy is being used by mental health service providers to help patient wellbeing
03 Nov 2010
Introducing a new concept airship that is effectively powered by algae based bio-fuel derived from brackish and waste water.
18 Aug 2010
Orange along with researchers and manufacturers GotWind have devised a charger, integrated in your boots that will power your mobile phone.
18 Aug 2010
The Fraunhofer research facility is set to change the face of German public transport for the better with its new concept, the Super Tram.
22 Feb 2010
The TEDGlobal 2010 Conference will run between the 12-16 July in Oxford UK. If you want to participate in this positive event, now is the time to register.