Jim Weston

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In pictures: Future Projects Awards 2017

<b>The winners of the 2017 Architectural Review MIPIM Future Projects Awards have been announced, with this year's prizes going to projects from eight countries across 11 categories.</b><p>Tan'ck Architect for Exsim Development's Ceylonz Suites in Kuala Lumpur won the Tall Buildings category.<p>Media City in …

How Ikea's Billy bookcase took over the world

<b>The Billy bookcase is perhaps the archetypal Ikea product.</b><p>It was dreamed up in 1978 by an Ikea designer called Gillis Lundgren who sketched it on the back of a napkin, worried that he would forget it.<p>Now there are 60-odd million in the world, nearly one for every 100 people - not bad for a humble …

Robots and drones take over classrooms

<b>Classrooms are noticeably more hi-tech these days - interactive boards, laptops and online learning plans proliferate, but has the curriculum actually changed or are children simply learning the same thing on different devices?</b><p>Some argue that the education this generation of children is receiving …

Could Vader Systems Transform Metal 3D Printing?

<i>Vader Systems is a start-up run by a family. Together they’e invented a liquid metal 3D printer which could transform additive manufacturing.</i><p>Zack …

CES 2017: The 'go anywhere' electric bike and other transport tech

An electric bike that promises to be able to cope with almost any terrain is on show at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.<p>Dave Lee put it to the test and checked out some of the expo's other personal transport innovations.<p>Follow all our CES coverage at bbc.co.uk/ces2017

CES 2017: Clothes-folding Laundroid robot readies for launch

A clothes-folding robot that has been in development for more than a decade is about to go on sale.<p>Chris Foxx caught up with the project's founder at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.<p>Follow all our CES coverage at bbc.co.uk/ces2017

3D printouts used to rebuild bike crash victim's face

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/regions/east/1271000/1271174_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524698674_876886789b73e3f33a379fcb487bf029<p><b>A man who lost part of his face in a cycling accident has had his jaw rebuilt with the help of a 3D printer.</b><p>George Boden, from High Easter, near …

CES 2017: Intel reveals credit card-sized modular computer

Intel has revealed a computer that is roughly the size of a credit card.<p>The Compute Card can operate as a PC or act as the brains of other electronics.<p>The US tech firm gave BBC Click's Spencer Kelly an exclusive first look before its official launch.<p>Follow all our CES coverage at …

CES 2017: The robot with an Alexa-powered brain

A humanoid robot is the latest product to be powered by Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant.<p>The BBC's technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones was given the first look at Lynx at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.<p>See all our CES 2017 coverage

Do Democratic Practices Stunt Technological Growth?

Technological progress has moved faster in the 21st Century than previously in history. Already this century we have seen explicit, revolutionising …

The 'Mars Ice Home' Is NASA's Revolutionary Design For Living Quarters On The Red Planet

'It presents a sound engineering solution.'<p>If you visit the Cotswolds, you’ll be surrounded by thatch. In Cornwall, you’ll spot a whole lot of …

3D Print Your Own Unique Greeting and Thank You Cards with gDraw

<i>A homemade software called gDraw allows you to sketch a design in 2D and then create a G-Code file that can be 3D printed – perfect for thank you</i> …

Christmas Trees

Tales from the bar - a tour of London's 'great pubs'

<b>Giant oak wine barrels sit above the bar of the Cittie of Yorke in Holborn - which is more reminiscent of a great hall in a Tudor mansion than than a traditional pub.</b><p>The jury is out as to whether or not the massive casks were ever used as genuine storage vessels - or simply part of the inn's Tudor …

SpaceX Employees Reacting To Their First Rocket Landing Is A Thing Of Pure Joy

Try not to smile.<p>Back in December 2015, SpaceX achieved something truly incredible.<p>They sent a rocket into space and then promptly brought the first …

World's First Solar Panel Road Opens In France

☀️<p>France has unveiled what it’s calling the world’s first solar panel road.<p>The 1km stretch of road can be found in the Normandy village of …

What 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G actually means

<b>Ranked 54th in the world for coverage, the UK's 4G "needs to improve" according to the communications regulator - but what does 4G even mean?</b><p>In a nutshell it stands for "fourth-generation" and the European Commission (EC) says it should be able to download a one-hour movie in six minutes.<p>But there …

An Open Source 3D Printed Sundial That Reads Digital Time

Do you remember the first time you grasped the concept of a sundial, the idea that we can tell general time from observing the shadow cast by the sun …

Amazon makes first drone delivery

<b>Retail giant Amazon has made its first commercial delivery using a drone, in the UK.</b><p>The package arrived safely at its destination in Cambridge, 13 minutes after being ordered.<p>A video showing the process details how the order was completed using an electrically powered drone flying at up to 400ft …

The village that just wants to share

<b>An abandoned military village in Germany could get a new lease of life as a hippy commune fit for the 21st Century.</b><p>Patrick Henry Village, near the German city of Heidelberg, was not born to hippy ideals.<p>In fact, it was opened by the US Army as a military base after World War Two, and was described …

10 Types of 3D Printing Technology - Simply Explained

Learn about the seven 3D printing processes and the 10 different types of 3D printing technology 3D printers use today. Terms like FDM, SLA, DLP, …

3D Printing

Design Museum: A glossy new era and home

<b>For years London's Design Museum got by in a former banana warehouse near Tower Bridge. Now it has moved to a cool, minimalist home in Kensington. The new building is much bigger. It will offer, says the director, far more to intrigue all visitors - and not just the hardcore design fans.</b><p>In 1962 the …

Shouldn't lectures be obsolete by now?

<b>Lectures remain by far the most common form of teaching in universities - right down to the way academics are called "lecturers".</b><p>But many predicted that digital technology would have killed off the lecture by now.<p>Why would you want to sit through someone telling you something, when so much more …

Higher Education

adidas futurecraft biodegradable sneakers unveiled!

may 02, 2018<p>at the drone racing league (DRL) headquarters in manhattan, ryan gury, sat in front of me with a little, polygon drone beside him.<p>at the …

London’s new Design Museum opens this week inside a renovated post-war modernist building

Art lovers rejoice—London’s Design Museum is set to open this Thursday at its spectacular new location on Kensington High Street. Designed by OMA, …

Ecocor starts production on groundbreaking new prefab passive homes

Back in June, construction firm Ecocor and Richard Pedranti Architect (RPA) announced a partnership to build a groundbreaking range of new …

This Quaint English House Can Jack Itself Up On Stilts To Avoid Floods

If climate change is going to bring the deluge to England, there’s not need to rethink how to build houses: just make sure they can rise high enough to stay dry.<p>A house that rises up on stilts to escape flooding seems like a fine idea. After all, permanently raised homes exist all over the world, …

3D Printed Lion King Masks for School Stage Production

<i>St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano, California 3D printed these awesome masks for a stage production of The Lion King.</i><p>A special …

Lion King

STL File Format for 3D Printing - Simply Explained

<i>What is an STL file? What is it good for? How does it work? We simply explain the STL file format for 3D printing in depth.</i><p>Here’s a primer on what …

Printing

04.2 – Using your smartphone with a monitor, a keyboard and a mouse, as your single personal computer-2014-08-21

<b>Smartphones, tablets and PCs are ALL computers. Read article</b> <b>04.1–What is a computer?-2012/01/16</b> <b>to convince yourself. The main differences between</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

'Teacher training courses are still rolling out educators without even an appreciation of technology'

<i>Want to keep up with the latest education news and opinion? Follow TES USA on Twitter and like TES US on Facebook.</i><p>I was afforded a great opportunity …

Education Technology