VAR, urban mining and the world’s fastest web at New Scientist Live

VAR, urban mining and the world’s fastest web at New Scientist Live

With the programme for New Scientist Live really shaping up, here are five things you won’t want to miss out on at our award-winning show… Technology in sport is giving athletes the crucial edge over their rivals, helping umpires make difficult decisions and giving fans exciting new ways to experience the action. As we’ve seen […]

How two-wheelers are weaving their way into urban transport

How two-wheelers are weaving their way into urban transport

THE streets of Beijing are thronged with two-wheeled contraptions. Some appear to be conventional petrol mopeds but as they zoom through red lights at pedestrian crossings their eerie silence and lack of exhaust reveals them as electric. Executives in suits cruise by on electric kick-scooters, looking like big kids on their way to school, though […]

Treeconomics: How to put a fair price tag on urban forests

Treeconomics: How to put a fair price tag on urban forests

Andrius Aleksandravicius /EyeEm/Getty By Simon Usborne THE Broad Walk is one of London’s leafiest avenues, stretching between two corners of Hyde Park. On a cold but sunny spring day, it is a welcome escape from Park Lane’s noisy traffic, luxury hotels and car showrooms. I’m taking a walk with Ian Rodger, who manages trees for […]