Beware of The Cloud

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Beware of the cloud

The Cloud is coming to a company near you. Mark Piesing meets Mark Skilton to find out what that means for our security

Read my second piece for Warwick Business School’s The Core magazine in full below or as a PDF The third is being written right now. 

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Orphan Technologies: A phoenix rises?

Ground-effect vehicles are a clever idea whose time has never come—so far

Read my latest piece for The Economist’s Science & Technology section – over 1.6k likes on Facebook…

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Medical robotics: Would you trust a robot with a scalpel?

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They can improve precision in surgery making it less invasive and speeding recovery; and in palliative care monitor vital signs and improve quality of life. The challenge now is to win over the patients

Read my very well received recent 3700 word, 3 large colour pages whoper that I was asked to write for  The Observer’s Tech Monthly in full below or read the original by following this link.

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Is the internet God? Alexander Bard’s Syntheism paves the way for a new elite

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The participatory culture of the internet will overturn our sense of ourselves as individuals, says the activist and new religious leader

Read my recent hit piece for The Guardian, and Editor’s Choice on the home page,  in full below or read the original here. 

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The Big Sleep

Trials have begun using suspended animation to help critically ill patients

Read my latest piece for The Economist in full below or by following this link.

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How tech could spell the end of animals in drugs testing

 

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We are in a pharmaceutical ice age where fewer drugs are being developed. But new computer modelling and bioengineering techniques could revitalise the industry – and make animal testing obsolete.

Read my latest piece for The Observer/ The Guardian in full below or by following this link. It was a double page colour feature in The Observer’s New Review and a featured story on The Guardian’s home page all day. It was shared 5900 times on Facebook.

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Virtual Book Festivals Run By Major Publishers Take Off in UK

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HarperCollins UK’s June virtual Romance Festival was a success; in August  SF publisher Gollancz hosted a festival combining online Q&As with real life events.

Read my latest headline story for New York based Publishing Perspectives in full below or by clicking on this link.

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The digital revolution finally hits the office

 

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Will the office even exist in a world dominated by social media and the internet?

Read the text of the first of two pieces that I was asked to write for Core, Warwick Business School’s magazine, in full  below, or as a pdf here  WBS_CORE_Edition Two_Digital rev. It is not yet published on-line.

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How your electronic DNA could be the secure login of the future

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About 500 different behaviours are unique to every individual and, taken together, form what they call ‘eDNA’.

Read my exclusive story for The Guardian and which was  the top story on Technology Guardian  all weekend as well as editor’s choice on the app. The Guardian is one of the top ten news sites in the world by popularity. It was also re-published by  popular US site Business Insider.

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How to design a spacesuit for landing on an asteroid

Read my hit piece for Wired – and an exclusive story thanks to NASA – in full below or by following this link.

Earlier this year around 230,000 people participated in a vote to choose the outer skin of Nasa’s new Z-2 planetary exploration spacesuit.

Yet for humanity’s first manned mission into deep space Nasa isn’t actually planning to use this brand-new, if bulky, spacesuit.

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