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. more

Dec 6, 2017 9:58 PM nadeem rizvi blog

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

Sep 15, 2017 11:23 AM nadeem rizvi blog

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

May 23, 2017 10:36 AM nadeem rizvi blog

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. more

Dec 8, 2016 9:43 AM nadeem rizvi blog

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. more

Jul 28, 2016 9:45 PM nadeem rizvi blog

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

Aug 28, 2014 11:29 AM nadeem rizvi blog

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. more

Dec 8, 2016 9:43 AM nadeem rizvi blog

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

Oct 18, 2016 4:29 PM nadeem rizvi blog

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. more

Sep 7, 2016 4:44 PM nadeem rizvi blog

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. more

May 17, 2016 4:45 PM nadeem rizvi blog

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

Feb 4, 2016 3:35 PM lasers

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. more

Nov 27, 2015 2:29 PM lasers

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. more

Oct 16, 2015 3:09 PM lasers

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. more

Sep 29, 2015 4:23 PM nadeem rizvi blog

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. more

Aug 27, 2015 10:22 AM nadeem rizvi blog

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. more

May 26, 2015 3:02 PM lasers

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

Apr 10, 2015 2:13 PM lasers

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. more

Mar 6, 2015 4:23 PM lasers

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

Dec 12, 2014 4:22 PM nadeem rizvi blog

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. more

Oct 30, 2014 2:20 PM nadeem rizvi blog

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. more

Sep 24, 2014 3:18 PM nadeem rizvi blog

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. more

Jun 5, 2014 3:14 PM nadeem rizvi blog

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. more

Apr 11, 2014 11:56 AM lasers

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). more

Feb 10, 2014 1:07 PM nadeem rizvi blog

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. more

Nov 21, 2013 3:40 PM lasers