Swimming pools have drawn huge crowds as temperatures in the northen hemisphere have often exceeded 35°C this summer. While grateful swimmers splash about in the chlorine, a number of electrical devices are used behind the scenes to make sure the water is clean and safe.
On 16th August 1858, Britain’s Queen Victoria sent the first trans-Atlantic telegram to the President of the United States, James Buchanan. The 99-word message took 16 hours to send—two minutes per letter!
The science of cryptography is at the heart of cyber security. Mobile phone calls, messaging and online banking all rely on complex mathematical algorithms to scramble information in order to protect it from malicious hackers, spies and cyber criminals.
It may not rival the FIFA World Cup in the public imagination just yet, but the international tournament that has just wrapped up in Montreal plans one day soon to become the showcase for the world’s best soccer players.
This year’s G7 will address a number of important topics pertaining to greater equality and inclusiveness, security and sustainability. All of these will require concrete actions well beyond governance and regulation.
The French public service broadcaster, France Télévisions, is testing production of ultra-high definition (UHD) 8K technology during this year’s Roland Garros tennis tournament. 8K is 16 times the resolution of standard HD.