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Uber CEO believes flying taxis are just 5-10 years away

In October of 2016, Uber published a lengthy white paper outlining its plan to further revolutionize the transportation industry. Over the course of …

Here's When Uber's Flying Taxis Might Actually Take Flight

It won’t be long before Uber’s flying taxis are ubiquitous.<p>Speaking on Tuesday at an investor forum in Tokyo, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi predicted …

Transportation

Germany Is Fighting Pollution with Free Public Transportation

The country known for BMW and Mercedes-Benz is going above and beyond to achieve a carbon-neutral state<p>A small number of countries have proved mostly unwilling to commit to common environmental goals in modern times. But others are bending over backward to get closer to carbon-neutral, even when …

Here’s why pop culture features so little public transportation

Although I use Chicago's CTA public transportation system virtually every day, it never occurred to me that my experience is relatively …

Psychedelic healing: could magic mushrooms help reboot the brain?

At any given moment, more than 3 per cent of the UK population are thought to be suffering from depression. For some people, like Kirk Rutter, …

Conservatives are destroying education by whittling it down to job training -- and they're doing it on purpose

When California home health aide Maya Luna signed up for community college several years ago, she was after one thing: a better paying job. But …

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk<p>Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning. By analyzing scans of the back of a patient’s eye, the company’s …

Machine Learning

SpaceX takes its first step toward selling Americans internet from space

SpaceX aims to launch two satellites of a new constellation on Feb. 18, the start of a network it expects to one day include more than 4,000 orbiting spacecraft beaming the internet to customers below—and generating billions of dollars in new revenue for the rocket maker.<p>Ajit Pai, chair of the …

Grenfell campaigners hold Three Billboards-inspired protest

Activists for victims of a deadly London high-rise fire have taken inspiration from an Academy Award-nominated film to press for more action by police.<p>Three mobile billboards were driven through the British capital Thursday on behalf of the Justice 4 Grenfell campaign. The group was set up after …

Grenfell Tower

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines

As search engines get better, we become lazier. We’re hooked on easy answers and undervalue asking good questions<p>In 1964, Pablo Picasso was asked by an interviewer about the new electronic calculating machines, soon to become known as computers. He replied, “But they are useless. They can only give …

An effortless way to improve your memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients.<p>When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time …

The Brain

Online courses don't work, but education can still be disrupted

The labour force is changing at a rapid pace. Technology is generating entirely new industries and jobs, while eradicating antiquated ones. Some may …

World Economic Forum

Learning by doing things

Away from their classrooms and schools, at least 500 children clad in school uniform walked in different groups to occupy the empty classrooms at the …

Education

School Students Take On ‘The Great Kindness Challenge’

According to a recent survey carried out by Dignity Health, American adults say that there is a lot to learn from children—including kindness. Of the …

Education

Dancing towards a better future

Ten confidently beaming students of the Saidapet Chennai Girls Higher Secondary School kept their audience captivated with their Bharatanatyam</i> …

Dancing

6 of The Best Web Tools to Create Class Newspapers

Digital newspaper creation is a multimodal literacy activity you can use with your students in class to target a wide range of academic skills. The …

Education Technology