Into your gadgets and/or science? Then our science & technology magazines such as Wonderpedia and BBC Focus are for you. Packed with the latest science and technology news in a friendly and accessible format suitable for a wide age range. If you want help entertaining while educating children and early teens, then Wonderpedia magazine will hit the spot. If you’re after a more grown up science read, then we’d suggest you try BBC Focus. For the pure tech and gadget freaks, Stuff magazine is full of high tech reviews and news, and has the best of tech buyers guides to help you make the right purchase. For the high end TV and audiophile, What Hifi Sound and Vision magazine is for you, with in depth TV and HiFi reviews and buying guides.
BBC History – Collector’s Edition – The Story of Science & Technology£9.99
This special edition of BBC History Magazine introduces the men and women whose ideas and innovations shape our world today.
Calculus, chemical elements, aeronautical engineering, planetary motion, metallurgy, computing, quarks and bosons – to the layperson, the evolution of such complex concepts and technology can set the head spinning. But it’s not rocket science (except, of course, rocket science). The story of science and technology is, like all history, a narrative dominated by people, not just atoms and equations.
We meet Greek and Roman philosophers, mathematicians and engineers who pioneered geometry, physics and geography – as well as gadgets ranging from automated statues to astronomical computers. And we explore the lives and work of scientists who became household names – Plato and Newton, Galileo and Einstein.
We also celebrate the inventors and developers of technologies that transformed the world, from Gutenberg’s printing press to Stephenson’s steam locomotives, and from Ptolemy’s maps to Ada Lovelace’s insights into computing. And we highlight the crucial contribution of less well-known scientists and researches. Did you know that the discovery of the DNA double-helix hinged on the work of Rosalind Franklin? That of radio and microwaves? Or that Jocelyn Bell discovered pulsars?
The Story of Science and Technology complies and updates articles that have appeared previously in BBC History Magazine, along with several new articles written specially for this edition. I hope you enjoy it.
Discover Space: The Voyager£9.99
The twin Voyager spacecraft have been speeding through the cosmos for two-thirds of the entire space age. Dreamt up in those heady, halcyon years that preceded the Apollo 11 landing as a ‘Grand Tour’ of the outer planets, and finally launched in 1977, they went on to redefine our understanding of the Solar System.
The past 40 years have been revelatory. Between them the Voyagers visited four planets and 48 moons, 23 of which we had no idea existed. They saw new rings, volcanoes, geysers and even aurorae. Now Voyager 1 is pushing the very limit of exploration, as it ventures beyond the solar bubble our star forces out around it and into the unknown of interstella space. It’s an astounding legacy for a pair of probes that each have around 240,000 times less computing power than an average smartphone and an eight-track tape for a brain.
The Story of the Voyager is one of the most complex there is – so as well as giving you the rundown of their myriad discoveries, we asked people involved in the mission to relive it in their own words. They include Carolyn Porco, who spotted the still-unexplained spokes in the rings of Saturn and helped organise the Solar System’s family portrait’: Suzanne Dodd, mastermind of the ongoing insterstella mission; and Ed Stone, Voyager’s project scientist since 1972 – before the spacecraft were even called ‘Voyager’. But what of the future? NASA director of planetary science James Green reveals how the Voyagers continue to shape modern space exploration.
It’s a majestic tale that’s echoed through the years and is expected to continue for a decade of more. Won’t you join us for the ride?
Kev Lochun, Editor
Stuff – Sept 2017£4.99
Our Stuff Awards are still a couple of months off, but in the meantime we wanted to show you the brilliant breadth of this year’s gadgety goodness. From widgets you can buy on a whim to the gear that’s worth saving another 12 months for, our 100 greatest gadgets of 2017 compendium is essential reading.
Rob Leedham, Editor
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What HiFi? Sound & Vision – Sept 2017£4.99
You’ll never tire of music, of course – but what could be better than making the tunes you love sound just that little bit better, step by step?
We recommend starting small on the upgrade path – indeed you needn’t spend anything to make sonic improvements you might not have believed possible. To which end, I urge you to take a look at our set-up and upgrade features, starting on page 40.
Out speakers Group Test, page 32, should be your next port of call. Four of the biggest brands in the business pit their £200-£300 efforts against one another.
And home cinema isn’t forgotten in this packed issue, either. We have tests Dolby Atmos soundbars (page 48) and 4K Blu-Ray players (page 56) for you to raise your home-cinema game.
Jonathan Evans, Editor
Stuff August 2017£4.99
What’s that? It’s sunny outside? Quick, grab your sun cream and head for the beach! Or, if you’re feeling a little more creative, pick up anything that can take a picture and head wherever takes your fancy.
Worried that you haven’t got the right gear to get some stellar summer snaps? Worry not: Stuff’s photography guide will help you take amazing photos with just about anything. Except a microwave. So grab your smartphone, DSLR or compact and get shooting.
And, just to make sure you’re not late for tea after a long day’s shutterbugging, we’ve picked out a crop of our favourite watches – from a ruggedly smart ticker to a World War II inspired number. Not into watches? We’ve suitcases, too, for a quick getaway.
Down at the test facility this month, we’ve been getting down to it with the flagship-scaring OnePlus 5, as well as a pair of OLED TVs and HTC’s squeezable U 11 handset. Going shopping? We’ve lined up some nifty Amazon tricks, too.
That’s not to mention the usual Hot Stuff, competitions and our famous Top Tens, which now come filled with more useful tips and tricks than ever before.
BBC Focus: Earth From Above£9.99
The latest issue in the BBC Focus magazine collection is here! Earth From Above shows you our planet as you’ve never seen it before. Take a tour of Earth from the air and explore the world through incredible images.
Whether you’ve travelled the world in person, or from an armchair via a good book, or the remote control, you’re unlikely to have ever seen Earth like in this special issue of BBC Focus magazine.
It’s through these images that we begin to understand the true magnitude of our engineering achievements, and also the impact of our species on the planet.
Astronaut Jim Lovell summed it up well after he returned from orbiting the moon in 1968: “The moon is nothing but shades of grey and darkness. But the Earth – you could see the deep blues of the seas, the whites of the clouds, the salmon pink and brown of the land masses.” At one point on Lovell’s trip, the Earth was so far away that he could cover the whole globe with his thumb: “I realised how insignificant we all are if everything i’d ever known is behind my thumb.”
Prepare to be amazed…
What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision – August 2017£4.99
In this issue…
This time of year when the trickle of new-season televisions turns into more of a torrent – and this issue we have a marvellous maelstrom of brands and technologies in our 55in 4K TV group test.
Not only do we pit the big four of the TV world – LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony – against each other, but there’s a clash of technologies as well, with Samsung’s QLED making a stand against the seemingly inexorable OLED advance. And, then, once your decision has been made, you’ll want to act on our advice on how to set up you new TV, and where to get your 4K (and HDR) fix.
Just as exciting for us, though, is the arrival of replacements for two of our firm favourites of the past few years. The latest update on a perpetual micro-system Award-winner, the new Denon D-M41DAB, is tested on p16, and we’re delighted to have an exclusive First Test of the KEF Q350 loudspeakers which are without doubt making strong claims for an Award themselves.
Jonathan Evans – Editor
What Hifi? Sound and Vision July 2017£4.99
VINYL SPECIAL! The best decks for every budget
- Killer systems
- Cartridge upgrades
- Turntables tested and rated
Buying guide – Our 300 best buys!
30 albums every audiophile should own!
First test! Sony’s 4K OLED TV: A1 by name – and by nature
Google Home – “Okay Google”, how do you compare with Alexa?
PLUS Speaker face-off – Q Acoustics takes on Dali’s newcomer
Discover Space: Man in Space£9.99
Discover Space: Man in Space celebrates humankind’s journey into orbit and beyond. From the pioneering rocket engineers who made it possible for us to escape Earth’s gravity, to the men and women who boldly went in to the unknown – some time and time again, some never to return.
This special edition features spectacular stories of Yuri Gagarin, Mercury 7, Apollo, The ISS and much more.
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