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Good news from the future!

Here Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the company’s two game-changing new battery products that promise to to help humanity fulfil its energy needs using solar energy only. The problem with solar has always been that we can harness the power of the sun using solar panels, but we have not […]

Technological disobedience!

When Cuba lost the support of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, its people were forced to rely on their own ingenuity to survive. Technologically, this led them to disassemble and re-engineer the ageing machines they had access to, and to put them to new uses. Ernesto Oroza, a […]

Kim Dotcom: The Man Behind Megaupload

Kim Dotcom, aka Kim Schmitz has built one of the world’s biggest file transfer sites, taken on Mighty America in the campaign for internet privacy, become a millionaire, got a nice house and become the top-ranked Modern Warfare 3 player on earth. He also makes slightly cheesy German techno music. Fascinating […]

Oscars: Behind the Scenes in the TV truck

The view from the TV truck as director Louis J Horvitz directs the 70th annual Academy Awards in 1997. Here he wills his team to capture the experience in all its manic exuberance as Cuba Gooding Jr steps up to collect his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in Jerry Maguire. It’s an […]

‘Nuclear is Dead’

This is economist and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin on why he thinks nuclear power is dead as a viable energy source. Rifkin is the president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and has written numerous books, on “the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, […]