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In Greece, Driverless Buses Are Now Accepting Passengers

An automated bus program goes with the flow of traffic<p>Greek commuters have a new way to get to work: a completely driverless bus that operates within normal traffic. The buses are part of a program that has been running in Trikala, Greece, since earlier this summer, but so far they’ve only been …

End of the car age: how cities are outgrowing the automobile

Cities around the world are coming to the same conclusion: they’d be better off with far fewer cars. So what’s behind this seismic shift in our urban lifestyles? Stephen Moss goes on an epic (car-free) journey to find out<p>Have we really reached ‘peak car’?<p>Gilles Vesco calls it the “new mobility”. …

Urban Design

10 Types of Social Media and How Each Can Benefit Your Business

As a social media pro, you probably already use all the biggest social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and media sharing sites (Instagram, …

Marketing

Matching People Who Have 3-D Printers With Children Who Need Prosthetic Hands

3-D printed hands cost a fraction of regular prosthetics and can be made by anyone.<p>Prosthetics is one area that really illustrates the transformative potential of 3-D printing. Industrially produced prosthetics can cost thousands of dollars, a prohibitive cost for many who need them. By contrast, …

2015: The year of wireless power?

The potential of wireless charging created great excitement when it first came to prominence in 2007 when two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) successfully powered a 60-watt light bulb wirelessly, using two copper coils two metres apart.<p>They went on to create …

Wireless Charging

Solving L.A.’s Water Problems By Turning It Into A Giant Sponge

As California’s drought problems continue, every drop of water that hits the ground needs saving.<p>When rain falls in Los Angeles, most of it flows away–despite how desperately the city needs water. As the drought continues, and as climate change threatens future water supplies, some experts think …

Will Technology Make Truck Drivers Obsolete In 10 Years?

Being a teamster is probably not the easiest of jobs. You work long hours, often with unpredictable schedules and stay long periods away from home. Still, it pays the bills, and for millions of Americans, it’s a way to make a decent living.<p>Unfortunately, it is also one of many activities that is …

Western Australia

Meet the Startup That Wants to Deliver Your Deliveries (Video)

Parcel is Uber for missed deliveries before you miss them.<p>If you live in a big city these days, there’s a delivery startup for everything: groceries; weed; and even meals from restaurants that don’t offer their own delivery.<p>Now there’s a startup called Parcel that — wait for it — wants to deliver …

Enterprise Tech

How Connected Cars Have Established A New Ecosystem Powered By IoT

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jahangir Mohammed is founder and CEO of</i> <i></i><i>Jasper</i><i>, the cloud-based software platform that powers the Internet of Things.</i><p>Not long ago, after you bought a new vehicle, the manufacturer had very little contact with you for years until it was time to sell you another car. The Internet of …

Internet of Things

Chinese retiree designs a robot horse

While many retirees take up interesting hobbies when they leave the workforce, Su Daocheng, 60, might be able to claim the title of most unusual post-work activity – designing a rideable robotic horse. Su built the robot that stands just under five feet and weighs about 550 pounds over a two-month …

Robotics

Roadtesting Google's new driverless car

As plans are unveiled to trial self-driving cars in Britain, The Telegraph takes one for a spin<p>“AUTODRIVING”, announces the friendly female voice from somewhere inside the car’s dashboard as we turn on the ignition.<p>This is not the satnav speaking, however, but our driver for today. Google calls her …

Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris. But how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?<p>Not a ton, it would seem. At least, not enough for Google to keep counting on it as an income source.<p>Google has just nixed …

Google Earth

Future airports could become hi-tech pleasure domes

<b>Flight delays, lost luggage, gate change confusion - airports can be stressful to say the least.</b><p>But what if technology could make the whole business of air travel more efficient and even pleasurable?<p>With this in mind, airport operators invested almost $7bn (£4.6bn) on IT services last year, …

Flying

Xelflex fabric uses light to detect moves

UK-based Cambridge Consultants has shown off a smart clothing technology which turns the very fabric of clothing into sensors.<p>The Xelflex technology uses fibre-optic strands woven directly into fabric.<p>The ultra-thin, water-resistant cables can each hold up to 10 sensors, which measure light in …

Wearable Tech

How Flexible Fibers Could Lead to Better, Cheaper Brain Implants

MIT researchers develop a cheaper way to make brain implants that could also allow the devices to work in the body longer.<p>The brain just doesn't react well to implants, such the so-called brain pacemakers that alleviate some of the symptoms of Parkinson's and other movement disorders. Neural tissue …

Dixons Carphone is planning its own mobile network too

If Three's owner Hutchison Whampoa successfully buys O2, the pair could wield even greater power in the UK than we thought. Less than a week after Sky announced its plans for an O2-powered mobile network, Dixons Carphone is doing the same -- only it's struck a deal with Three. Details are scarce, …

BMW pushes security patch to hackable connected cars

Image copyright BMW.Connecting stuff to the internet can sometimes introduce fun new vulnerabilities, and so it has proven in the case of millions of …

High Performance Computing