Has the bicycle had its day, or is it a technology whose best years lie ahead?
Mail order catalogue
How the Montgomery Ward shopping catalogue transformed the middle-class way of life
The humble brick has housed us for thousands of years - will it endure?
How a grid on a computer screen gives us a glimpse of the future of automation
Could recycling save cash, as well as the planet?
Did pornography help develop the internet?
Feeding a hungry world – how Norman Borlaug used genetics to tackle predicted famines
Are we addicted to getting 'likes' on social media?
Is the pencil underrated?
How powerful could the technology behind Bitcoin be?
Have factories made workers' lives better?
How a student engineering challenge has changed the way we use space
An everyday substance with a bloody past
How a disgruntled customer revolutionised the postal service
Tensions high amid Strait of Hormuz seizure
The impact of Iran's decision to seize a British-flagged ship in the Strait of Hormuz
Iran tanker seizure called 'act of state piracy'
Britain's foreign secretary has condemned Iran's seizure of a British-flagged cargo ship
A new PM, a heatwave and a record breaking movie.
The death of Venice?
The Venetians who say cruise ships and tourist hoards are killing their city