The range of applications for 3D printed objects appears to be growing at an ever increasing rate. The medical industry now uses 3D printed for prosthetic limbs, while 3D printed organs are not far behind.
What links flexible electronics, bulletproof armour, energy storage, supercars and new age tennis rackets? The answer...graphene, the new wonder material according to scientists around the world. Its material properties are staggering.
If like me you are interested in family history, you might be a fan of Who Do You Think You Are? and similar programmes. Perhaps you've even signed up to some genealogy websites and started your own family tree.
The United Kingdom has a proud heritage of discovery and innovation, of breathtaking art and creativity. Today, despite tough economic conditions, Britain remains in the vanguard of science and technology, of design, music and film.
Traditionally, if you want to predict the future you need two things: a soothsayer and a disembowelled chicken.
It’s been over 2 months since I took on the role of IP attaché, India. I’m primarily based with the British Deputy High Commission Mumbai but I also spend time at the British High Commission New Delhi.
A sure fire way to gauge the success of a brand is to look at how long it’s been around. The longer it lasts in today’s throw-away society, the more it's embedded into our lives, subconscious and culture.
As Minister for Intellectual Property I am clear that future generations should understand the ins and outs of intellectual property (IP). We have fast become a knowledge based economy.
Joint patents are usually greeted by a sharp intake of breath. Lawyers warn of future conflict. Corporates fear loss of control. Others are more relaxed.
When are Prada, Gucci and Armani going to try their arts on the wheelchair? Creating from the front wheels to the backrest, a glorious fashion statement, rather than an unavoidable announcement of medical need?