Dubai downer

Paul Lewis of the Guardian on boom and bust in Dubai.

Bees 13: Hive Check

After recent disasters affecting the backyard bee team are we ever going to get any honey?

Military robots

Dr Patrick Lin's reporting to the US Navy on creating ethical systems for the world's growing army of military robots.

Type talk

Typographer Bruno Maag on what fonts and lettering tell us about some of New Zealand's biggest brands.

Jumbo Jet

The Boeing 747 is 40 years old. Aviation consultant John Strickland on how it's changed air travel for ever.


Technology correspondent Bill Thompson dissects Twitter. Banal noise or a valuable form of digital communication?