Gareth Williams

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What You Need to Be an Innovative Educator

If our data is correct, you're probably a teacher.<p>And if you're a teacher, you're probably interested in innovation in the classroom, so let's start …

3D printing comes to the high street

3D printing has been around for some time but now the technology is available for the same price as a top-end TV at shops.<p>3D printing has been hailed as the future of manufacturing. The technology works by building up layer upon layer of material - typically plastic - to build complex solid objects.<p>…

Smart Water: Tech guarding our most precious resource

Business reporter, BBC News<p>Ever since Archimedes invented his screw for drawing water uphill and the Romans built their famous aqueducts, mankind has tried to manipulate the earth's most precious resource through the use of technology. Many have dreamed about making the deserts bloom.<p>Now, with the …

Should Automakers Get Out Of The Infotainment Business?

When Apple's App Store debuted in 2008, automakers saw change a-comin'. Since then, they've been scrambling to find ways to integrate apps into dashboards, and many are working hard to build proprietary app environments.<p>But is it a good idea for automakers to micromanage the infotainment …

Slow Ideas

Some innovations spread fast. How do you speed the ones that don’t?<p>Why do some innovations spread so swiftly and others so slowly? Consider the very different trajectories of surgical anesthesia and antiseptics, both of which were discovered in the nineteenth century. The first public demonstration …

3-D Printing Just Got Faster, Cheaper And… Squishier

A new software pipeline could radically change the way objects are replicated in personal and commercial 3-D printers. MIT’s OpenFab, which will be formally unveiled later this month at a conference in California, makes it easier and cheaper for 3-D printers to create objects, and to create objects …