Innovation, Science and Technology

Apple gets green light from Greenpeace

We are well aware that industries such as manufacturing, transport and energy have big environmental footprints, but what about big data’s? About 400 hours of…




High-minded hopes for automation

Motorists and pedestrians will breathe a sigh of relief at the prospect of a cloud-to-car future of autonomous and emission-free driving. Or will they? Technology…



Hammond bets on a productive future

In 51 minutes and with 15 references to “productivity” the UK Chancellor Philip Hammond threw more light on what a post-Brexit Britain could look like…


Are GMOs really the cream of the crop?

It has been 20 years since the wholesale adoption of genetically modified crops by American and Canadian agriculture. However, the promises of higher yields and…



The psychology of government

As political parties around the world try to work out why opinion pollsters are struggling to get accurate readings of what is on voters’ minds,…


Industry, politics and automobiles

The UK Government’s announcement that Nissan will build two new vehicle models at its Sunderland plant, saving thousands of jobs, combined two persistent themes of…