Forget the traditional battlegrounds of land, sea and air. Rapid developments in technology and our reliance on satellites for everything from communication to navigation are pushing conflicts into a new arena: outer space.
As artificial intelligence starts to surpass our own intellect, robotics experts warn us of the risks of autonomous weaponry. So how human should we make machines and will we know when it is time to stop?
Looking for somewhere to to spend a sunny afternoon that tickles your technical side and scintillates your scientific self? We've gleamed a few travel tips from the book Geek's Guide To Britain for some inspiration.
In his new book Secrets of Superhero Science, Barry W. Fitzgerald explores how to get the superpowers we see in Hollywood blockbusters in real life.