Government procurement is under scrutiny as never before. The National Audit Office reported on 27 February that savings have been made as a result of the present government procurement strategy and changes to procurement structures and processes. The creation of a chief procurement officer has formed clearer lines of responsibility […]
A citizen science project to map neural connections in the retina may have answered the long-standing question of how our eyes detect motion.
A large group of gamers, working with computational neuroscientists, has produced a wiring diagram of the nerve cell connections at the back of the eye, which may have solved the long-standing question of how cells in the retina detect motion. 50 years ago, researchers discovered that retinal ganglion cells, which […]
Intel has launched a set of glasses built into a helmet that give x-ray-like vision using its RealSense 3D camera. The glasses-cum-hardhat was unveiled at CES in Las Vegas and has been co-developed with augmented reality company Daqri using Intel’s latest processor and camera technology. It has taken concepts – […]
Like all the best cryptography, the Enigma machine is simple to describe, but infuriating to break. Straddling the border between mechanical and electrical, Enigma looked from the outside like an oversize typewriter. Enter the first letter of your message on the keyboard and a letter lights up showing what it […]