Technology

Brainwave helps stroke victims

Treatment for stroke survivors is being revolutionised by neuro-scientists at Auckland University. They have developed a way to fast-track recovery using electro-magnetic equipment to activate dormant brain cells. Lead researcher Dr Cathy Stinear said the technique prepared the brain when used immediately before a physiotherapy session. “We can excite the […]

My Take: How technology could bring down the church

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, and Bible publishers are ostentatiously commemorating the landmark by producing an abundance of gorgeous doorstops. Leather bound Bibles. Two-volume sets. Replicas of the 1611 version complete with “original” illustrations. The hoopla is entirely justified, since the King James Bible […]

Solar plane makes 13-hour flight

World’s first international air trip powered by the sun A solar energy plane made the world’s first international flight powered by the sun on Friday to show the potential for pollutionfree air travel. The Solar Impulse took off from an airfield at Payerne in western Switzerland on Friday morning and […]