CCC Chairman accused of misleading the public on wind farms
Lord Deben, Chairman of the influential Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has been found guilty by the BBC Executive Complaints Unit of misleading listeners of the Today programme.
Lack of UK support to tech firms ‘an embarrassment’
All eyes are on Las Vegas this week as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 kicked off on 3rd January. While global industry professionals and consumers await the unveiling of great technological innovations, Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Technology Association that organises the event has commented that the UK government has done little to encourage technology start-ups.
Inspiring a generation in the UK and beyond
The BBC micro:bit minicomputer given free to up to 1 million UK school children in 2016 is being continued in the UK and rolled out internationally by the new Micro:bit Educational Foundation launched in London. The Foundation is a not-for-profit company that builds on the huge success of the BBC micro:bit and aims to lower barriers to technology invention for young people, makers and developers globally.
Carbon-neutral cars running on thin air
The search for environmentally-friendly means of transport becomes ever more urgent when we look at climate change statistics. A study from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found that the concentration of CO2 in the air reached 400ppm in 2012/2013, the highest since scientific measurements began, and with the year 2014/2015 being the warmest on record it doesn’t show signs of stopping.
How will the 5G network change the world?
The global race is on to develop 5G, the 5th gen mobile network. While 5G will follow in the footsteps of 4G and 3G, this time scientists are more excited. They say 5G will be different - very different. If you're thinking, "Great, that's the end of my apps stalling, video faltering, and that everlasting load sign," then you are right - but that's only part of the story.