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Making the UK a frontrunner in quantum technologies

Last week experimental quantum science in the UK received a boost with the news that the National Quantum Technologies Programme will pass a major £1 billion investment milestone.

The latest investment, which takes the total invested in quantum technology above £1 billion, is intended to secure the UK’s status as a world-leader in quantum science and technologies and will help the UK to keep pace with the likes of the US and China.The government has confirmed a ...

Now the hard work begins

Infineon CEO Reinhard Ploss may have a tough job convincing investors that the biggest deal in the German company’s history will work.

Growing backlash against facial recognition technology

With a the director of the campaign group Liberty calling for the use of automated facial recognition to be banned on UK streets; an announcement that San Francisco is to ban police and other agencies from using automated facial recognition; and the news that China is using the technology to impose control over its Muslim population, questions are being asked about this technology and its use.

FE colleges get a long overdue boost

The Augar Report on post 18 education in England, published last week, has recommended a shift in funding away from universities and towards further educational and vocational training.

The trade war takes another turn

The trade tensions between the US and China seem to be going from bad to worse. Stock markets are jittery and now China is threatening to use its hold on the supply of rare earth minerals in this ongoing trade dispute.

A call to arms

This year’s imec Technology Forum in Belgium provided a chance to explore new technologies behind some interesting, game-changing innovations as well as to hear from some of the world’s leading technology leaders.

Closing doors

A new report looking at how companies are addressing the issue of cyber security makes for interesting, if slightly worrying, reading.

Is the graphene industry set for dramatic change?

Interesting times for the grapheme industry. Despite significant applications arriving in the market and revenues growing for many companies, who are now seeing average order sizes growing, IDTechEx Research suggests that despite all of these positive signs, the industry remains loss-making and many firms seem to be on a weak footing.

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