Thought for the month

“You cannot have freedom without a rule of law ... and if you don't have it, what you tend to get is corruption and that is death to freedom, it's death to truth, it's death to honour, it's death to democracy.”

Margaret Thatcher, 1 October 1996.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

In brief

At the current rates of growth and investment, China’s total funding of R&D is expected to surpass that of the US by about 2022. Schaft, Inc. won the latest DARPA Robotics Challenge trial putting the robots through events simulating the tasks needed to be performed in a disaster scenario. The DESY X-ray light source PETRA III has been used to observe the real time degradation of organic solar cells.

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