Alison Conard

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Eric Schmidt interview: 'You have to fight for your privacy or you will lose it'

What is the future of the online world? Robert Colvile meets Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt, the man who knows the answer.<p>In the car park of an upmarket country house hotel near Watford, the <b>Telegraph</b><b>’</b>s photographer is trying to get one of the world’s most powerful men to fall into a …

How do you really feel about biomedical science?

One of the infographics from the Wellcome Trust Monitor. See more at http://wellc.me/19ASRrU<p><i>The Wellcome Trust Monitor explores public attitudes</i> …

University of Georgia stops plant photosynthesis to generate solar power

There's a more efficient way to harvest energy from the backyard than by wiring up hapless critters. Researchers at the University of Georgia have proof: they've discovered a way to generate electricity from plants through hijacking the photosynthesis process. By altering the proteins inside a …

Printing Electronics Just Got Easier

A new technique developed by researchers in China allows easier printing of electronic components onto paper.<p><b>Do-it-yourself electronics manufacturing may soon be possible with your desktop printer, say the designers of a new system that directly prints electronic circuits onto ordinary paper.</b><p>Jing …

Color signatures for classic novels

Jaz Parkinson made color signatures for classic novels. Basically, mentions of colors were tabulated and the results are shown as stacked bars, so …

Exploration of how much geography is needed in metro maps

Terrence Fradet of Fathom Information Design ponders whether metro maps suffer or benefit by leaving out geography. Geographic accuracy is good, but …

Cicada insects out to play after 17 years

This is my first time hearing about this, probably because it only happens every 17 years. After 17 years of development in the ground (getting …