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How the International Space Station was built
In addition to being the largest space structure ever built, the International Space Station is a unique floating laboratory for all kinds of research. Since its construction began piece-by-piece more than 20 years ago, it has welcomed more than 260 visitors from 20 countries.
Incredible tech predictions that came true
A device the size of a sheet of paper with a large screen that allowed the world's major newspapers to be consulted. This is what the film 2001: A Space Odyssey predicted tablets would be like. We analyse the great technological predictions of science fiction.
The controversy of facial recognition in the Ukraine war
Facial recognition company Clearview AI, which hopes to be able to identify "almost everyone in the world" by 2023, has offered its services free of charge to Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion. This is how the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence uses this technology and some of the risks involved.
Used and recycled clothes re-purposed for construction materials
Thanks to a new composite created with textile fibers, through a university-led project, waste materials could be reused for facade cladding, floating flooring and acoustic false ceiling.
The windscreen wiper and other inventions created by women
One day Mary Anderson was on a streetcar and noticed that the driver had to repeatedly wipe the snow off the window. She came up with a solution: a wiper activated from inside the vehicle to remove the snow. We analyse how the windscreen wiper was born and other great inventions originated by women.