The role of nanotechnology in the future of wine research

15 July 2019. Research into ‘smart materials’ or magnetic nanoparticles to remove proteins and unwanted aromas has been promising, and researchers believe in the future the technology could be used to remove faults such as smoke or cork taint. Read more…


How the 4th industrial revolution and AI are changing winemaking

10 July 2019. Could the Fourth Industrial Revolution change the wine industry? It already has and will continue to just like it has changed just about every other sector from healthcare to manufacturing to retail. Read more…


South Africa’s first licensed crop-spraying drones take flight

25 May 2019. A crop-spraying drone has taken its first legal flight in South Africa – a big breakthrough which could radically transform farming in South Africa. Read more…


Robotics: Apples May Soon Be Picked By Laser-Shooting Robots

28 March 2019 -There’s the robot that harvests lettuce with a knife made of water. Now comes the apple-picking robot, a metallic farmer that just graduated from R&D and won a job in a New Zealand orchard. Read more…


10 Breakthrough Technologies 2019

27 March 2017 – How we’ll invent the future. Read more…


Why a Grape Turns Into a Fireball in a Microwave

19 February 2019 –The internet is full of videos of thoughtful people setting things on fire. Read more…


The future of firms in an AI world

5 February 2019 – Whatever we think about them, we can all agree on one thing: computers are brilliant. They can process vast amounts of data. They can do so at an astonishing speed. Read more…

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New Robot Dogs Can Deliver Your Lunch Right to Your Desk

14 January 2019 – When the dog becomes the mailman. Read more…


The Physics Behind Popping Champagne Bottles

1 January 2019 – Why does a cork shoot out of a champagne bottle? Read more…