The Conversation, on china and quantum communications technology

China’s quantum satellite enables first totally secure long-range messages Andrey VP/Shutterstock Harun Šiljak, Trinity College Dublin In the middle of the night, invisible to anyone but special telescopes in two Chinese observatories, satellite Micius sends particles of light to Earth to establish the world’s most secure communication link. Named after the ancient Chinese philosopher also […]

The Conversation, on learning and development from digital video games

Crucible: the science behind why watching others playing video games has become so popular Crucible is the first release from Amazon’s games studio Relentless. Relentless Game Studios Craig Weightman, Staffordshire University Amazon has taken a step into the highly lucrative world of gaming by releasing its first title, Crucible. A team-based action shooter, it hopes […]

The Conversation, on AI and Sustainability

AI can tackle the climate emergency – if developed responsibly William Potter/Shutterstock Victor Galaz, Stockholm University Our planet is altering at a dangerous pace due to climate change. And at the same time, we seem to be entering a period of unprecedented technological transformation. Advances in robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and internet-connected devices are creating […]

The Conversation, on the challenges of videoconferencing

Zoom security: I’ve researched problems with video conferencing for years – here’s what you need to know Spot the intruder. Andrey Popov/Shutterstock Thomas Reisinger, De Montfort University The video conferencing app Zoom gained about 2 million new users in the first two months of 2020 – and that was before the World Health Organization declared […]

The Conversation, on videoconference fatigue

Zoom fatigue: how to make video calls less tiring Dean Drobot/Shutterstock Andrew Hines, University College Dublin and Pheobe Sun, University College Dublin Many new phrases have entered our vocabulary as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. “Zoom fatigue” refers to the mental exhaustion associated with online video conferencing. We can change how we […]

The Conversation, on autonomous vehicles and access to transport

Autonomous cars could revolutionise transport for disabled people – if we change the way we design Andrey Popov/Shutterstock Paul Herriotts, Coventry University The move towards driverless cars isn’t just a chance for people to relax at the wheel. It’s an opportunity to revolutionise personal transport in a way that offers life-changing benefits to people with […]

The Conversation, on Fibre Optics and Community-driven innovation

The remote British village that built one of the fastest internet networks in the UK © B4RN, Author provided Kira Allmann, University of Oxford Nestled between Lancashire’s stand-out beauty, the Forest of Bowland, and the breathtaking vistas of the Yorkshire Dales, the serene, postcard-perfect village of Clapham seems far removed from the COVID-19 pandemic. But […]

devcom

Hayachi Services will have pride of presence at devcom, the B2B event which sits alongside gamescom. What is devcom we hear you ask? Nobody quite describes the event better than UKIE who represents the gaming industry in the UK. Gamescom & devcom, the most important trade and consumer show in Europe, will be a digital […]