Computers & IT theme running for March

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This month’s theme on the Orange Hidden Science app aims to highlight possible IT and Computing jobs and the importance of the science and maths behind them 

Computers can do so much these days.

Its no longer a case of RSS feeds, widgets and social networking.

We are now talking about thought-controlled prosthetic limbs for use in humans, protein folding being tackled by computer gamers, and talking touch screens to aid patients, and this has all happened in the last 10 years!

Where will we be at the end of the next decade and what jobs will be available within this fast-paced evolving environment? 

From software engineers to information architects and cyber analysts. Systems engineers, programme analysts and IT clinical systems educators - to name but a few! 

We have already had some interesting questions submitted to this theme, including:

Why is the keypad on computers not in alphabetical order?

Who manufactured the first computer?

How much further can they take interactive gaming?

Is it true that playing fast moving computer games improves your reaction speed?

When will the whole world be connected online?

How does ink not dry inside a cartridge or bottle?

Computers, iphones, ipods and ipads...what's next?

Will a child born today use a desktop PC as we know it?

What is a blog?

How is software put onto a computer's memory?

If you would like to see the answers to these and the full list of questions for this and all of our other themes please visit the webpage on the Future Morph website.


If you would like to be involved in Hidden Science as a scientist answering questions please contact Holly Margerison.

The ‘Do Some Good’ app is free to download and tasks are designed not to take longer than 5 minutes. For more information on the app or to download it for yourself visit the website