Category: Technology

Quantum Computers: How they’ll change your life

©National Institute of Standards and Technology A new generation of number-crunchers are harnessing the power of particles: How are super-fast quantum computers changing our world? Google says it has accomplished ‘quantum supremacy’. This is...

Wish List: Wearable tech 2020

©K Ring  K Ring  With contactless payment quickly becoming the norm, wearable technology like the K Ring is making it easier to make a purchase. Enabling you to wear your card on your finger,...

Where does your luggage go?

Discover the journey taken by your bags while you pass through security and browse the duty free You don’t just wave goodbye to your friends or family at the airport – you also say...

How do pipe organs work?

Ancient technology that uses a complex system of pipes and valves to make music The sound of an organ is made by the column of vibrating air inside each pipe, and the instruments have...

Christmas gadget gift guide

©Oculus  Oculus Go  Entering the realm of virtual reality is made easy with all-in-one Oculus Go. As a standalone device, the Oculus Go doesn’t need to pair with your computer or games console. Using...

How tinsel is made

Find out how factories produce these glittery garlands Golden baubles, glittering silver stars, the red and white stripes of decorative candy canes – it’s that time of the year again! For many families around...

How does a car wash work?

How do these giant machines clean our cars? The automated tunnel car wash is the largest robot most of us will interact with in daily life. With a tough aluminium, rust-resistant frame to carry...

How does a toilet work?

Ever wonder about water closets? Here are the facts about flushing… Modern flush toilets work in two main stages. First, in order to empty waste from the bowl, a complex flush mechanism is activated....

Golf ball anatomy

Professional balls are specially engineered to maximise your game At their simplest, golf balls are made from a single layer of scratch-resistant resin. These basic balls are hard wearing and fly long distances through...