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China's first vertical forest is rising in Nanjing

Stefano Boeri Architetti is bringing the vertical forest concept popularized in Milan to Nanjing, China with the Nanjing Towers. The two green towers …

Skyscrapers

Six futuristic designs that will change public transportation

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>As the world's urban centers grow, getting around them becomes increasingly difficult. In some cities, traffic is congested all day long and rush hour can last for several hours. Fortunately, there are a number of innovations in public transportation specifically aimed at alleviating …

These Solar Panels Pull Clean Drinking Water Straight From The Air

With pilot programs in Ecuador, Jordan, Mexico, and the U.S., the technology could provide a reliable, clean water to many people who don’t have it today.<p>When a family in Guayaquil, Ecuador turns on the tap for a glass of water, it doesn’t flow from city pipes–there are no city pipes. Instead, a …

This invention by a British student could save millions of lives across the world

By Michael Baggs <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>A 22-year-old British student has invented a mobile fridge that could save millions of lives across the world.</b><p>Will Broadway's "Isobar" has been designed to keep vaccines at the ideal temperature while in transit in developing countries.<p>And Will doesn't plan to make …

Dropbox urges users to change passwords

<b>Dropbox has asked users of its online file hosting service to change their passwords.</b><p>The firm said the precautionary measure was related to a spate of hacks on other websites that occurred in 2012.<p>Those who registered with Dropbox before mid-2012 and have not changed their password since will need …

The Army Is Definitely Still Working On A Hoverbike

A “Joint tactical aerial resupply vehicle,” to be technical<p>Let me cut to the landspeeder chase: the U.S. Army is currently working on a hoverbike. Last summer, when the Army expressed an interest in the hoverbike, <i>Popular Science</i> wrote about all the previous attempts at smaller, one-or-two person …

How connected cars are turning into revenue-generating machines

History repeats herself, but she mumbles. Some have expressed that she enjoys rhymes or puns. One must lean in close and listen carefully to understand exactly what she’s getting at. Most of the time we can only in retrospect discern what she was trying to say.<p>Sometimes, though, history’s intent is …

Internet of Things

These bizarre Japanese electric vehicles could change how we get around cities

Companies are coming up with all kinds of interesting vehicles to help people get around. From hoverboards to passenger drones, vehicles aimed at helping people travel short distances are all the rage these days.<p>Yamaha is the latest to reveal a concept vehicle that gives us a glimpse of what …

Addressing energy technologies and policies that shape future sustainability

A quickly growing global population presents a variety of challenges, and raises the critical question: How can we sustainably meet energy needs …

IBM's Chief Innovation Officer Looks Back On Nearly 40 Years Of Breakthroughs

American industry has a rich heritage of top-notch corporate labs. Bell Labs created not only the transistor, but also other fundamental breakthroughs, such as the laser and information theory. PARC, developed much of the technology we associate with modern computers, such as the mouse and the …

How Nanotechnology Poised to Change Medicine Forever — and What's Holding it Back

Science fiction movies such as <i>Ant-Man</i> and <i>Fantastic Voyage</i> excite us about the possibility of shrinking ourselves down to the subatomic level. In the …

Nanotech

3D-printed bespoke wheelchair debuts at Design Week in London

For all their being motion-enabling platforms, wheelchairs are themselves rather static. A frame of steel and aluminum supporting foam-filled leather or plastic, with a handful of settings that may or may not accommodate the user’s specific condition. A London design firm has worked for two years …

Disability

Coming soon: A “Made in India” space shuttle

A “Made in India” space shuttle may be on the horizon.<p>This month, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)—India’s equivalent of NASA—will begin the mission to launch its indigenous space shuttle, the Press Trust of India reported on May 15.<p>Although the test model is about six times smaller …

Space Exploration

Connecting everyone to internet 'would add $6.7tn to global economy'

Report says getting 4.1 billion more people online would lift 500 million out of poverty over five years<p>Bringing internet access to the 4.1 billion people in the world who do not have it would increase global economic output by $6.7 trillion (£4.6tr), raising 500 million people out of poverty, …

Globalization

planes

Psychologist probes possible link between prodigy, autism

Autism

Pentagon Research Could Make ‘Brain Modem’ a Reality

The tiny injectable machine could turn your noodle into a remote control.<p>The Pentagon is attempting what was, until recently, an impossible …

China presses ahead with space ambitions

<b>(CNN) —</b> China announced Sunday it was sending its second space lab into orbit later this year, followed by a manned spacecraft that will dock with it.<p>Tiangong-2, or "Heavenly Palace-2," will be the second Chinese space lab deployed above earth in five years.<p>If the launch is successful, the …

Space Exploration

Google's AI neural network robot so smart it has solved a puzzle used in Google job interviews

Google's artificially intelligent neural network of computers is now so clever that it can solve puzzles meant for computing professionals who apply …

The future of LED clothes is finally brighter

NEW YORK — We've already seen the crowded field of LED wearables at CES, as such products try to find their places in the fashion universe.<p>But most …

Fashion Week

New 1-Terabit internet satellites will deliver high-speed internet to remote areas

ViaSat's next satellite carries triple the network capacity<p>US-based satellite company ViaSat is teaming up with Boeing to create and deliver three new satellites that will deliver high-speed internet to remote areas around the world. The partnership was announced yesterday, months before the …

Google just patented a self-driving delivery truck

Google says it doesn't want to be a car manufacturer. But it never said anything about being a truck-maker.<p>As first reported by <i>Quartz</i>, a recent …

Real ATV: Russian badass lunar-rover like truck storms swamps, lakes, forests

Ocado's tech chief gave us an inside look into how it plans to revolutionise the world with automation and robots

The company posted an impressive set of numbers earlier this month, with profits soaring 65% year-on-year and gross revenue rising by 15% to more than £1.1 billion ($1.5 billion.)<p>Meanwhile, it also creates a whole heap of technology that it can hive off and sell on to other businesses should it …

Unlocking the Code for Robotics in the Classroom

The elephant in the room is the cost associated with computer science technology. Programs like Code.org, Khan Academy, and others offer a viable …

Computer Science

British Researchers Get Approval to Genetically Modify Human Embryos

Less than a year after scientists in China became the first to genetically modify human embryos, a research team in Britain has been given the green …

Start-Up India: FICCI hails PM Modi’s initiatives for startups

Leading Indian industry body, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and other business associations on Saturday termed …

How researchers are teaching computers the laws of physics

You may think computers are getting pretty smart when you interact with Siri or Google Now, but there's a lot that artificially intelligent software …

Artificial Intelligence