Economist - Technology Quartely

Title: How to disappear
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Sep. 6th 2008.
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Military technology: Advances in campuflage, concealment and deception aare revolutionising an age-old art of warfare...

Title: Drinking the ocean
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Jun. 7th 2008.
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Environmental technology: Desalination turns salty water into fresh water. As concern over water's scarcity grows, can it offer a quick technological fix?...

Title: In search of the perfect battery
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http://www.economist.com/science/tq/                                                  
Date of Publication:
Economist, Mar. 8th 2008.
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Energy technology: Researchers are desperate to find a modern-day philosopher's stone: the battery technology that iwll make electric cars practical. Here is a brief history of their quest...

Title: Even better than the real thing
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Dec. 8th 2007.
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Computing: Superimposing computer graphics on the real world, instead of displaying them on screens, has many potential uses...

Title: Smile, you're on Google Earth
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Sep. 8th 2007.
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Computing: As the internet becomes itertwined with the real world, the resulting "geoweb" has many uses...

Title: The truth about recycling
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Jun. 9th 2007.
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Environment: As the importance of recycling becomes more apparent, questions about it linger. Is it worth the effort? How does it work? Is recycling waste just going into a landfill in Chine? Here are some answers...

Title: Woodstock revisited
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Mar. 10th 2007.
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Energy: Could new techniques for producing ethanol make old-fashioned trees the biofuel of the future?...

Title: The phone of the future
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http://www.economist.com/science/tq/                                                  
Date of Publication:
Economist, Dec. 2nd 2006.
Description:
Communications: The phone has had a splendid 130-year history. What will it look ike in future? Will it even be called a phone?...

Title: Q: Howlong does it take to change a light bulb?
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http://www.economist.com/science/tq/                                                  
Date of Publication:
Economist, Sep. 23rd 2006.
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Lighting technology: The light bulb is synonymous with invention. But, as this case history explains, it may lose out to the light-emitting diode, which is better in many ways...

Title: Can robots be trusted?
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Jun. 10th 2006.
Description:
Robot safety: As robots move into homes and offices, ensuring that they do not injure people will be vital. But how?...

Title: Scents and sensibility
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http://www.economist.com/science/tq/                                                  
Date of Publication:
Economist, Mar. 11th 2006.
Description:
Smell technology: Technology can manipulate and reproduce sight and sound with amazing fidelity. But what about smell?...

Title: Sunrise for renewable energy?
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http://www.economist.com/science/tq/                                                  
Date of Publication:
Economist, Dec. 8th 2005.
Description:
Energy: Renewable energy may not appear to be competitive with oil and gas at the moment, but the gap is closing...

Title: And now, the war forecast
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http://www.economist.com/science/tq/                                                  
Date of Publication:
Economist, Sep. 17th 2005.
Description:
Software: Can software really predict and outcome of an armed conflict, just as it can predict the course of the weather?...

Title: Technology that imitates nature
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Jun. 9th 2005.
Description:
Biomimetics: Engineers are increasingly taking a leaf out of nature's book when looking for solutions to design problems...

Title: Change is in the air
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Mar. 10th 2005.
Description:
Smart travel: New technologies promise to make air travel smoother for passengers and cut costs for beleaguered airlines...

Title: Plugging in, at last
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Dec. 4th 2004.
Description:
Communications: After years of delay, the provision of internet access over power lines is taking off-though not for the reasons you might expect...

Title: Deus ex machinima?
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Sep. 16th 2004.
Description:
Computer graphics: Hollywood movies increasingly resemble computer games. Now a growing band of enthusiasts is using games to make films...

Title: Shape of phones to come
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Jun. 10th 2004.
Description:
Innovation: What is the best shape for a mobile handset-and what will the devices of the future look like?

Title: Robots, start your engines
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Mar. 11th 2004.
Description:
Innovation: Could a robot race funded by a military-research organisation help to advance the development of autonomous fighting vehicles?

Title: Open source's local heroes
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Dec. 4th 2003.
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Software: If the commercial sort does not speak your language, open-source software may well do so instead.

Title: Expect the unexpected
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Sep. 4th 2003.
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Innovators who keep their eyes open for unexpected results-and quickly take advantage of them-reap the biggest rewards.

Title: Innovation by numbers
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Jun. 19th 2003.
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Your suggestions, please, for innovations that have propelled enterprises to the forefront of their fields over the past decade...

Title: Launching Telecoms II
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Mar. 13th 2003.
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New wireless technologies that render bandwidth irrelevant could kick-start a revolution in communications bigger than the internet.

Title: Innovation's golden goose
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Dec. 12th 2002.
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The reforms that unleashed American innovation in the 1980s, and were emulated widely around the world, are under attack at home...

Title: Comeback kid?
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Sep. 19th 2002.
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As the locus of innovation moves on to other fields, can information technology ever regain its pre-eminence?

Title: Picking winners
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Jun. 20th 2002.
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Your suggestions, please, for recent innovations that are changing the world...

Title: A lemon law for software?
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Mar. 14th 2002.
Description:
If Microsoft made cars instead of computer programs, product-liability suits might by now have driven it out of business. Should software makers be made more accountable for damage caused by faulty programs?

Title: The loss of diversity
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Dec. 6th 2001.
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The broad diversity of technological design appears to be narrowing. Is innovation running out of big ideas to exploit?

Title: A crunch of gears
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Sep. 20th 2001.
Description:
The tech boom did not end last year. It just noisily changed gear...

Title: Invention is the easy bit
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Jun. 21st 2001.
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Beware of new ideas. They can be 25 years ahead of their time.

Title: Innovation at the edge
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Date of Publication:
Economist, Mar. 22nd 2001.
Description:
Technology has done a U-turn, dispersing control of large networks from the hub to the edge. Lucky us...

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