Win! Book review and giveaway: War and Technology A Very Short Introduction – Alex Roland

By Jade Fell  ‘Humans were born armed’ is the premise to the next of our Very Short Introduction series of reviews, War and Technology, which seeks to trace the combined history of, you guess it – war and technology. Some of you may take issue with the statement – how can a human be born armed? It is interesting to note however, that weapons formed from natural material and used to defend, hunt and fight, have been around before the first Homo sapiens, back to the time of archaic proto-humans. In the 19th century, Jurist Sir Henry Maine famously commented … Continue reading Win! Book review and giveaway: War and Technology A Very Short Introduction – Alex Roland

IET #events this August – #engineering and technology dates for your diary

The IET calendar may get a little quieter over the summer months as Local Networks slow down for summer holidays but, even so, there are still many interesting events taking place throughout August. Conferences take a look at driving horizontal innovation and the role WWI had on the telecommunications sector this month, while there are several courses looking at both technical and soft skills. Birmingham is hosting the Young Entrepreneurs Competition this August, giving young business-minded engineers the chance to demonstrate their abilities, plus there are several technical visits on offer across the UK and beyond. The Hong Kong network … Continue reading IET #events this August – #engineering and technology dates for your diary

Book review: Head in the Cloud: The Power of Knowledge in the Age of Google – William Poundstone

It is often cited that we are living in an information age. Gone are the days of trawling through text books and library archives to find the material to complete your latest homework assignment. The internet possesses all the information you could ever need – and then some. Pick up your smart phone or connect to your computer and you have a wealth of data available at your fingertips. While it’s true that it is incredibly easy to look up facts on Google, it’s not so easy to remember any of them. Some have argued that having such a wealth … Continue reading Book review: Head in the Cloud: The Power of Knowledge in the Age of Google – William Poundstone