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Ian is an accomplished and prolific technical artist with previous experience at news organisations in London and California.
A background in, and enthusiasm for, technical illustration and diagrams means he regularly takes the lead on projects illustrating science, technology and engineering subjects.
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Policymakers are concerned about the huge leverage that hedge funds are employing as part of the so-called basis trade
The EU’s increasing demand for rare earths is causing problems for policymakers
Beijing aims to challenge US air superiority in the Pacific but the Fujian still trails rival’s nuclear-powered warships
UK, Italian and Japanese partnership aims to have a new generation of supersonic aircraft flying by 2035
Uncertainty over which cells will power tomorrow’s cars among factors complicating efforts to reuse raw materials
Advocates say reflecting solar radiation back into space can help cool a warming planet but opponents fear a devastating free-for-all
Following claims of share price manipulation, new documents uncover potentially controversial shareholders in one of India’s biggest conglomerates
Antimicrobial resistance already kills millions and is projected to get worse. But there is little incentive for Big Pharma to tackle the issue
How pilots deal with multiple concepts of speed — and why today’s airliners are no quicker than those 60 years ago
San Francisco finally permits a 24/7 service despite local resistance. Can autonomous carmakers now win over the world?
‘Another Brick in the Wall’ study could help people with severe neurological damage to communicate
Two forms of lithium-ion technology are vying to dominate an industry destined to be worth hundreds of billions of dollars
Challenging exhibits interwoven with personal stories make this museum a must-visit for an FT graphic artist
After David Grusch’s testimony to the US Congress this week, is it OK to talk about aliens? Henry Mance looks at the evidence
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A decade ago a large part of Big Pharma gave up on one of humanity’s cruellest diseases. But then a new treatment showed promise
Companies around the world are closing in on the dream: a battery-powered aircraft for short trips. Yet the journey to build, certify and fly remains uncertain and competitive
Driven by fears of espionage and geopolitical tensions, experts say the infrastructure underpinning the internet is in danger of dividing into eastern and western blocks
Other charts of the week: foreign graduates, overcrowding in Europe, UK emissions and global trade restrictions
For decades, ever-tinier semiconductors have allowed huge leaps in computing progress. Not for much longer, warn experts
Evidence that the materials vital for semiconductor production are toxic for humans and the environment is mounting. But safe alternatives are many years away
Investors are pouring billions into companies claiming they can analyse DNA to find the disease early. But some scientists question if they really work
Conflict shakes up arms industry dominated by long-established contractors
Two satellites monitor changes in Earth’s water masses by keeping an eye on one another
UN-backed regulator at centre of wrangle over future of Pacific Ocean’s depths as July deadline looms