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ABB helps power the Reichstag in Berlin

The Reichstag building has always held a lot of sway. When the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude famously “wrapped” it in silver cloth in 1995, it …

ABB on LinkedIn: “One year after announcing its…

One year after announcing its acquisition of B&R, ABB is to invest €100 million to build a state-of-the-art innovation and training campus at the …

The Economist - Films

5 reasons why the sluggish robot revolution is about to speed up

<b>Robots will play a greater role in our future. Chris McGrath/Getty Image</b><p>For years, futurists have been warning anyone who will listen about the impending robot uprising. It's 2018 — so where are all the robots? Although we still don't have robot butlers in every house, small, single-function robots …

Goodyear's moss-filled tires are here to save the environment

At the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, the tire manufacturing company Goodyear debuted a new type of tire that aims to reduce the amount of …

Carbon Dioxide

Sierra Leone just held the world's first blockchain-powered election

On March 7, 2018, blockchain startup Agora oversaw the results of Sierra Leone’s presidential election, marking the first use of the technology in …

ABB wins order for Norway’s largest electric bus project

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A chance to transform urban planning - The new autopia

Special report<p>The new autopiaA chance to transform urban planning<p>MODERN CITIES, PARTICULARLY in America, are habitats for cars as much as people, …

Urban Design

Autonomous vehicles are just around the corner - Reinventing wheels

Special report<p>Reinventing wheelsAutonomous vehicles are just around the corner<p>EVERY DAY AROUND 10m people take an Uber. The company has made …

Machine Learning

Snapchat’s new 3D Friendmojis put virtual versions of you and a friend in an AR world

Snapchat is getting a funky new augmented reality (AR) feature today in the form of a new World Lens.<p>The 3D Friendmoji Deluxe World Lens builds on Snapchat’s growing push into AR by allowing you to not only transpose a 3D virtual version of yourself into the real world, but to add one of your …

New Data Gives Credence To The Prevailing Sentiment That Facebook Is Becoming An ‘Old People’ Social Network

An estimated 2 million users under the age of 24 will leave Facebook in 2018, analysis shows. The social network's digital graveyard is expected to …

How CubeSats are changing the world (and your privacy)

by John Thornhill<p>In 1967, the ATS-3 satellite took one of the earliest, and most beautiful, photographs of our planet from outer space, forever …

Human Rights

Robot Model On Fashion Magazine Cover Leaves Some Readers ‘Freaked Out’

Sophia the robot returns with a new look as the subject of a fashion photo shoot.<p>With all the talk of late about artificial intelligence and a robot …

‘Alien’ manuscript from 15th century decoded using AI

Scientists have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to unlock the secrets of an ancient manuscript that has baffled experts.<p>Discovered in …

What's it like to be a robot?

We already live among robots: tools and machines like dishwashers and thermostats so integrated into our lives that we'd never think to call them …

The FDA just approved a robotic exoskeleton that augments your strength

HAL for Medical Use<p>Japanese robotics company Cyberdyne has officially received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make its …

Forget batteries: this tiny, wriggly robot runs on moisture

Like a worm or snake<p>Forget batteries and electricity — the tiny robots of the future could run on moisture.<p>Researchers at Seoul National University in South Korea, have created robots that can “inchworm” forward by absorbing humidity from their surrounding environment. The so-called hygrobots, …

These tiny soft robots could deliver drugs from under your skin

They were tested in mice with bone cancer<p>Scientists have created a tiny biobot that can be implanted under the skin and deliver doses of drugs. The 3D-printed micromachine has no batteries or wires, but is activated through an external magnet. It’s only been tested in mice for now, but it could one …

Exciting, thought-provoking ideas that reimagine how we can live and work in cities

Who says homes need to be built out of bricks and mortar? Or that blimps can’t be used for public transport? Architect Mitchell Joachim shares his …

Opinion: Why the actions of cities — not nations — will be the key to our survival on earth

<i>iStock</i><p>While some world leaders resist global cooperation, city leaders are working across borders to tackle big issues like global warming, …

Pink Floyd Exhibit Opens in Rome: Pictures

The Arts

What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages

In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different …

The Strange Brands in Your Instagram Feed

A new breed of online retailer doesn’t make or even touch products, but they’ve got a few other tricks for turning nothing into money.<p>It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. It looked like a decent camel coat, not fancy …

eCommerce

Robots Can Now Read Better Than Humans, Putting Millions of Jobs at Risk

An artificial intelligence algorithm has outperformed humans in a reading comprehension test for the first time, potentially putting millions of …

Electricity from all forms of renewables will be consistently cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020

Abu Dhabi<p>“Turning to renewables for new power generation is not simply an environmentally conscious decision, it is now overwhelmingly a smart economic one,” said Adnan Amin, who has the numbers to back it up. Amin heads the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), and the numbers can be …