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Nadeem Rizvi

Although various forms of automatons and mechanical contraptions have been around for centuries, it is only within the last 100 years that mechanical machines have been designed and built to do useful jobs for humans. Read more

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People don’t like having to remember countless passwords and tend to use them badly and insecurely. Read more

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The electric car company Tesla recently (and briefly) overtook General Motors as America’s most valued car maker. Read more

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It’s fair to say that the recent award of the Nobel Prize for Literature to Bob Dylan came as a major surprise to most people. Read more

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It is a generally-held belief that businesses do not like uncertainty and although economies throughout the world have been turbulent for some time now, the recent UK vote to leave the EU has only worsened this situation. Read more

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During most of the 20th century the small, yellow Kodak film can was recognisable throughout the world. Read more

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Modern-day designers of micro-products are able to choose from a vast array of manufacturing technologies to bring their designs to life. Read more

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It’s fair to say that the recent award of the Nobel Prize for Literature to Bob Dylan came as a major surprise to most people. Read more

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There are over seven billion humans on Earth and this number is steadily rising at a rate of a few extra people per second. Read more

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Many people have great ideas but very few make a success of those ideas in terms of making their inventions useful or getting a return on their inventiveness. Read more

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It is amazing to think that the sun delivers more energy to the Earth’s surface in one hour than is used by the world’s population in one year. Read more

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Micro manufacturing is expanding into an ever-widening number of industries and applications. Read more

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Unicorns only used to be found as mythical beasts in ancient folklore but in the past few years the term has increasingly been applied to high-tech start-up companies who achieve a valuation of at least a billion dollars. Read more

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There has been a lot of recent interest in driverless cars and much debate about whether we are ready to lose control of driving on the roads. Read more

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By definition micro technology deals with the miniature world but one of the unexpected side-effects of this is that it is often very difficult to convey the scale of things to others. Read more

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It is now 50 years since Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, had the foresight to make the observation that has since become known as Moore’s Law. Read more

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We live in an incremental world. Very few things in technology are truly revolutionary, no matter how hard the marketing people might like to convince us otherwise. Read more

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Data is everywhere and whatever we do we are contributing to an information explosion. Read more

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There must be hundreds of self-help and motivational management guides out there and lots of them end up using sports metaphors as a seemingly clever short-hand for how to think and behave in business. Read more

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The recent success in confirming the existence of the Higgs particle at CERN is an amazing achievement for experimental physics. Read more

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When the Voyager 1 spacecraft was in the farthest reaches of the Solar System and about to head off into interstellar space, NASA decided to use some of the craft’s dwindling energy to do something that had little scientific merit. Read more

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The best risk assessments are those which are done continually as part of normal work programmes so that they don’t become something to dread or, even worse, avoid. Read more

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We live in a digital world. All around us we can see the evidence of the changes which modern technology has brought about and the way in which we interact with our world has completely changed in less than a generation. Read more

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The success of the film Gravity at the recent BAFTAs and Oscars for its special effects was seen as a triumph for the British Film Industry and those of you who have seen the film will no doubt concur that the visual effects were indeed amazing. Read more

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Technology trends come and go and the high-tech world is littered with ‘next big things’ that have not yet quite made it big (or made it all). Read more

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In the past decade, a lot of companies have thought unquestioningly that moving manufacturing to lower-cost territories was the only way to remain competitive globally. Nadeem Rizvi asks if this has to be the case. Read more

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