|Wednesday 13 November 2013|
|Humanity: alive and well in the fast lane|
|Thursday 31 October 2013|
|Letter from Lebanon: powering up for a brighter future|
|Thursday 10 October 2013|
|Six high-tech industries for 2020 and beyond|
To tackle unemployment, unleash human talent and end global poverty, industry needs to embrace big ideas - here are six.
|Tuesday 1 October 2013|
|R&D: why failure is necessary|
The US government’s reclassification of R&D as a sexy investment, not an iffy expense, is foolish.
|Monday 16 September 2013|
|High Speed 2: an impoverished debate|
The one thing worse than the UK government’s case for HS2 is the case being made against it.
|Tuesday 3 September 2013|
|A tax obsession with diminishing returns|
Politicians fetishise tax avoidance because they have little clue how to generate wealth.
|Thursday 8 August 2013|
|Dangerous dogs: not that dangerous|
Further proposed state restrictions on pets always mean yet more state restrictions on humans.
|Monday 15 July 2013|
|The robots are coming - but not fast enough|
The claim that mechanisation is sweeping away jobs in a wave of innovation bears little relation to reality.
|Wednesday 26 June 2013|
|Time for some |
ESSAY: Britain’s retail sector needs to stop worrying about the greens and learn to love new technology.
|Tuesday 18 June 2013|
|From red peril to green panic|
America’s military industrial complex once chased communists. Now it obsesses over CO2 emissions.
|Thursday 16 May 2013|
|The right to bear|
The US authorities are armed to the teeth, and we're panicking about citizens printing out rubbish guns?
|Friday 26 April 2013|
|The next killer app: personalised healthcare|
Will our smartphones one day tell us if a heart attack is on its way, and nanosensors in our bodies dispense the medicine to deal with it? Eric Topol thinks so.
|Thursday 28 March 2013|
|Big Pharma’s little critics|
One defence of drug manufacturers, and three attacks on modern medicine, offer much. But none quite explains Big Pharma’s crisis of scientific and technological innovation.
|Tuesday 12 March 2013|
|3D printing: neither gimmick nor revolution|
ESSAY: While additive manufacturing will be a very useful technology, it cannot transform the fortunes of capitalism.
|Wednesday 14 November 2012|
|Energy independence: a misguided pipedream|
When will presidential candidates and their backers give up on the crazy idea of American going solo on energy?
|Monday 22 October 2012|
|The idiocy of the New Catastrophists|
The disparity between commentators’ warnings of doom and their proposed social solutions is hilarious.
|Thursday 4 October 2012|
|How to make blackouts a thing of the past|
The key to providing for our energy needs is technological development, not sterile rows about energy sources.
|Monday 3 September 2012|
|Big trouble in the East China Sea|
A row between Japan, China and Taiwan over a few small islands reveals the arbitrariness of international relations.
|Monday 2 July 2012|
|Design alone can’t save UK plc|
Making products attractive and user-friendly is a smart idea, but it is no substitute for R&D and investment.
|Tuesday 27 March 2012|
|Rare earths and|
The US government’s threat to take China to court for hoarding precious elements is more than just a trade dispute.