innovation

How do quantum computers work and what are they used for?

How do quantum computers work and what are they used for?

The basic building blocks of a quantum computer are fundamentally different to their classical counterparts. Whereas a classical computer relies on the ‘on’ or ‘off’ of an electrical current, quantum computers rely on particular properties of microscopic particles that are observed to be in only one of two possible states.

How technology advancements can actually make us all worse off – the tug of war between competitive equilibrium and social optimality

How technology advancements can actually make us all worse off – the tug of war between competitive equilibrium and social optimality

Ever-present internet access and the ubiquity of smart phones have allowed real-time traffic apps like Waze and Google Maps to thrive. However, news headlines reveal some unintended consequences emerging due to the prevalence of these apps.

How can assistive technologies aid dementia care?

How can assistive technologies aid dementia care?

According to the Alzheimer’s Society 850,000 people in the UK have dementia, with this figure predicted to rise and reach more than 1 million by 2025 and 2 million by 2051. One person every three minutes will develop dementia in the UK and a new dementia diagnosis is made every 4 seconds worldwide. Dementia is a broad term to describe a variety of brain disorders with the Alzheimer’s Society describing symptoms including “memory loss, confusion and problems with speech and understanding”.