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14th September 2023
Nationwide initiative to ready primary kids for the digital world

Primary school children will start the new school year with enriched support to learn vital computing and digital creativity skills as the BBC micro:bit – the next gen campaign rolls out to schools across the UK.

25th May 2023
BBC Studios brings Top Gear and Doctor Who to the Metaverse

BBC Studios has partnered with Web3 specialist Reality+ to create a Metaverse experience in The Sandbox where fans will be able to interact with immersive content from their favourite brands, including Top Gear and Doctor Who, and enjoy a BBC events space.

12th October 2018
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.

4th January 2017
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.

19th October 2016
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.

10th October 2016
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. 

2nd December 2014
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.

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