24 Apr 2019

Redefining Agriculture With IoT-Based Monitoring

Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of objects which can directly exchange data with

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27 Aug 2018

Researchers Seek New Ways To Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Cities

Scientists are studying biofilms—complex bacteria societies—in new ways to discover new tools for fighting antibiotic-resistant

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03 Oct 2017

How 70% Of Fortune 100 Companies Use The IoT

Seven out of ten Fortune 100 Companies offer IoT products, services, or initiatives. Although the

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28 Jul 2015

Why Our Personal Quiet Time Is Almost A Thing Of The Past With IoT

The internet is already a threat to quiet contemplation – but could the internet of

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04 Oct 2019

The Joker’s Origin Story Comes At A Perfect Moment: Clowns Define Our Times

The joker, the trickster, the jester, the provocateur – there is a rich cultural history

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02 Oct 2019

Smart Cities Could Give The Visually Impaired A New Outlook On Urban Life

Travelling to work, meeting friends for a catch-up or just doing some shopping are often

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27 Sep 2019

5 Emerging Technologies To Look Out For In 2020

In just a few months, 2019 is coming to a close. So far, this year

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23 Sep 2019

How Data Is Powering Smart City Micromobility And Public Transport

The massive volumes of information brought upon by the digital age allow us to move

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20 Sep 2019

What Will Define The Smart Cities Of The Future

Over the last decade or so, smart devices have gradually started to become ubiquitous. From

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24 Aug 2019

‘We Die Together’: Hong Kong Protests Are Being Driven By A Fearless Young Generation

As the protests in Hong Kong continue, it’s not uncommon to see teenagers dressed in

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19 Aug 2019

Surprise! Digital Space Isn’t Replacing Public Space, And Might Even Help Make It Better

You’re on the train on your daily commute, head bowed, peering at your phone. A

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18 Aug 2019

7 Things To Look Out For In Future Smart Cities

Smart cities are continually taking shape. With all these developments happening, what should we be

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16 Aug 2019

Beijing Is Moving To Stamp Out The Hong Kong Protests – But It May Have Already Lost The City For Good

Since the start of mass demonstrations in Hong Kong in early June, there has been

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15 Aug 2019

Hong Kong Protests: History Lessons For Beijing From British Colonial Era Uprising

Beijing has made no secret that it is weighing up the option of using force

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01 Aug 2019

Protest Is Not Enough To Topple A Dictator: The Army Must Also Turn

What does it take to overthrow a dictator? Reflecting on this question in exile, Leon

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31 Jul 2019

The Ups And Downs And Clashes Of Western Civilization

Ethnocentric, sexist and racist ideologies demonstrate why it is important to de-colonise the study and

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20 Jun 2019

What If Most People Love Violence?

For decades, I’ve investigated and promoted nonviolent action as a means to help create a

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17 Jun 2019

Why Hong Kong Matters

Could mainland China not seek eventual convergence towards a democratic system, respectful of the full

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11 Jun 2019

What Does It Take For Activists To Get Your Attention?

Activists are small players in the struggle for attention, which is controlled largely by advertisers.

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06 Jun 2019

The Military Power, Economics And Strategy That Led To D-Day

On June 6 1944, more than 150,000 Allied troops landed in Normandy. Their number rose

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03 Jun 2019

Why Remember The Past? The Case Of Tiananmen

Most people know from daily experience that memories are vital for their sense of well-being.

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03 Jun 2019

‘World Heritage’ site selection is Eurocentric – and that shapes which historic places get love and money

The April 2019 fire that engulfed France’s Notre Dame Cathedral, in Paris, led to an

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30 May 2019

Industrial Internet of Things: Safety And Security Protocol

Internet of Things (IoT) reshaped society and ignited the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  With more consumers

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29 May 2019

Cities Are Growing Insanely Fast: How Can We  Prepare

The world is going urban. More than half (55 per cent) of the global population

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28 May 2019

Smart Gets Smarter: Innovations On Home Security Systems

The home security system has been a necessity in many houses nowadays. Research shows that

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22 May 2019

Civilisational Collapse Has A Bright Past – But A Dark Future

Is the collapse of a civilisation necessarily calamitous? The failure of the Egyptian Old Kingdom

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21 May 2019

Saudi Arabia Is Building Neom City, A Futuristic Green-Powered Megacity

Saudi Arabia recently announced a plan to build a megacity called Neom City, meaning “New

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21 May 2019

How New York Is Becoming A Leading Smart City

Smart cities relate to destinations that have chosen to adopt technology, to improve a city’s

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06 May 2019

Forget The Anthropocene: We’ve Entered The Synthetic Age

One fact about our time is becoming increasingly well-known. No matter how far you travel,

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22 Apr 2019

Why Desperation Could Be The Key To Tackling Climate Change

Last October, something strange happened when the United Nations released a report saying we have

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16 Apr 2019

Why Notre Dame Matters

Notre Dame is on fire, and its spire has fallen. As of Monday afternoon, we

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09 Apr 2019

Power And Powerlessness In Global Cities

How does today’s globalization transform our perceptions of urban inequality and how do we respond

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04 Feb 2019

8 Chinese New Year Traditions To Get Right

Chinese New Year is just around the corner but what do the customs and food

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10 Jan 2019

Five Emerging Cyber-Threats To Worry About In 2019

Last year was full of cybersecurity disasters, from the revelation of security flaws in billions of

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14 Dec 2018

Botnets Compete For Control Of Android Devices

They’re big, they’re bad and sometimes downright scary. You’re probably familiar with the powerful and

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11 Dec 2018

When The State Is Unjust, Citizens May Use Justifiable Violence

If you see police choking someone to death – such as Eric Garner, the 43-year-old

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12 Nov 2018

How Did The First World War Start?

The causes of the Great War are still being debated a century on, but time

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30 Oct 2018

What History Reveals About Surges In Anti-Semitism & Anti-Immigrant Sentiments

The shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh is believed to be the

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11 Oct 2018

The Elimination Of Smallpox Showed How Humans Can Work Together To Solve Deadly Global Problems

If you were to watch a split-screen broadcast with global weather on one side and

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04 Oct 2018

Philanthropy – A Powerful Tool For Urban Community Building

Big business has always seen the benefit in philanthropy. From Rockefeller to Gates, industry magnates

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06 Sep 2018

Brazil’s National Museum Fire : What It Means for Science

The overnight inferno likely claimed fossils, cultural artifacts, and more irreplaceable collections amassed over 200

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31 Aug 2018

Natural Disasters Widen Racial Wealth Gap

Damage that natural disasters cause and the recovery efforts launched in their aftermaths have increased

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30 Aug 2018

Lessons From The Past: How An Ancient Desert City Got Its Water

Century-old aerial photos help map an ancient Roman city’s infrastructure. By combining old and new

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23 Aug 2018

The Electrification Of Transport Could Transform Our Future – If We Are Prepared For It

Electric vehicles (EVs) are set to change everything about how energy is consumed and supplied.

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10 Aug 2018

How The Marvel Of Electric Light Became A Global Blight To Health

Light pollution is often characterised as a soft issue in environmentalism. This perception needs to

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08 Aug 2018

The Good, Bad & Ugly Sides To Being A Tourist In New York

A four-season destination, the Big Apple is way more than Manhattan, but let’s start there:

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16 Jul 2018

Why Gastronomic Bias May Be The Last Bastion Of Imperialism – & Why Asia’s Oppressed Noodle Dishes Need Some Upbranding

Diners in Asia will spend an arm and a leg on Old World cuisine, yet

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13 Jul 2018

The Top 10 Best Cities for STEM Workers

Looking for a great city with high-paying STEM jobs? When it comes to promising career

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04 Jul 2018

The Story Behind The Star Spangled Banner

How the flag that flew proudly over Fort McHenry inspired an anthem and made its

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29 Jun 2018

Cities Offer Hope For Saving Native Species

The rapid conversion of natural lands to cement-dominated urban centers is causing great losses in

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