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Is there really a private space between SpaceX and Blue Origin?

On November 24, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s aerospace company Blue Origin boasted the first successful recovery of a rocket launched into space. Known as the New Shepard, the rocket reached the lower limits of the official definition of ‘space’ at about 100km above ground, before safely landing at exactly the same spot it was launched […]

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The University of Edinburgh’s new bright idea

It is always good to see our University at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation. After major breakthroughs like the first successful cloning of a mammal (Dolly the sheep) or predicting the Higg’s Boson, Edinburgh could this time be set to revolutionise the world of wireless connectivity. Li-fi technology, which stands for ‘Light fidelity’, […]

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Terror and technology: the Paris attacks and the internet

In the moments following the Paris attacks, the hashtag #PorteOuverte (‘Open Door’ in English) started circulating on Twitter. It offered shelter and protection for many affected individuals in nearby apartments. A few hours later, Facebook activated its ‘Safety Check’ feature, allowing 5.4 million Parisians to communicate to their friends, family and loved ones that they […]

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Is the tech bubble set to burst?

Over the past few years, concern has risen over whether the technology sector may have been growing completely out of proportion. The possibility that we are experiencing a ‘tech bubble’, and whether that bubble is ever likely to burst, is worrying investors and tech companies alike. When Facebook made its debut on the stock market […]