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24 resources for bringing AR and VR to the classroom

With Pokemon Go, Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions making virtual reality the hottest thing in tech, teachers may be wondering how they can …

Education Technology

This is the world's first electric drone that you can actually ride in — and it also flies itself

At first glance it looks like someone simply made an enormous drone — and that's essentially what it is — and then slapped a cockpit large enough for someone to ride in on top of the chassis. And to top it all off, there's some stylish gull-wing doors that give it an undeniably cool-yet-crazy …

Drones

All-electric ferry cuts emission by 95% and costs by 80%, brings in 53 additional orders

The operators of the first all-electric ferry in Norway are starting to get some good data on the vehicle and it’s nothing short of impressive.<p>They claim that the all-electric ferry cuts emission by 95% and costs by 80% compared to fuel-powered counterparts and the results are attracting …

Alternative Fuel

Uber shows off its first self-driving car

Uber's foray into the world of self-driving vehicles will become a lot more visible in the coming weeks after the company confirmed its first autonomous car will officially hit the streets of Pittsburgh. The prototype -- a hybrid Ford Fusion -- will assist the company in collecting mapping data …

Two ex-Google engineers built an entirely different kind of self-driving car

Nuro.ai is focused on last-mile deliveries with its completely driverless prototype<p>A new startup that proposes a different spin on autonomous transportation came out of stealth today. The company, called Nuro.ai, was founded by two former lead Google engineers who worked on the famed self-driving …

San Mateo

3D-Printed Hyperelastic Bone Is Like Duct Tape For Bone Surgeons

Growing new bone where none existed before has never been easier.<p>Hyperelastic bone is a new artificial biomaterial that can be 3D-printed and implanted into the body, where it will eventually be replaced by real bone. It’s flexible and has a shelf-life of around a year, but even better it’s dead …

The billion-dollar startups revolutionizing healthcare you should be watching in 2018

There was no shortage in funding for healthcare and biotech startups in 2017.<p>By the end of the year, a new crop of unicorns were born, while others increased their already billion-dollar valuations.<p>From companies harnessing the plant microbiome to buzzy biotechs working on cutting-edge technology, …

Venture Capital

Scientists Edge Closer To A Blood Test To Detect Cancers

Researchers say they have taken a step toward developing a blood test that would detect eight common cancers, possibly even before symptoms appear.<p>As they report Thursday in the journal <i>Science,</i> they're hoping their idea would eventually lead to a $500 test that can screen for cancer and identify …

Cancer

The Apple Watch can detect diabetes with an 85% accuracy, Cardiogram study says

According to Cardiogram founder Brandon Ballinger’s latest clinical study, the Apple Watch can detect diabetes in those previously diagnosed with the disease with an 85 percent accuracy.<p>The study is part of the larger DeepHeart study with Cardiogram and UCSF. This particular study used data from …

Diabetes

Chinese police are using glasses with facial recognition tech to scan people's faces

For as long as it has been around, there have been concerns over the privacy implications that come with facial recognition systems. Now, the debate …

Surveillance

Robots will compete for attention at 2018 Olympics

After heavy investment, the Winter Games in PyeongChang will be much more than a showcase for athletes<p>When the 2018 Winter Games kick off in …

Winter Olympics

Amazon now delivers Whole Foods products to your home in two hours

Over the past few months, Amazon slowly but surely helped people get used to the idea that it now owns Whole Foods by hawking its wares in the chain's stores. Now it's fully embracing the supermarket chain as part of its identity by making its goods available for purchase via Amazon's Prime Now …

Whole Foods

Snap's earnings show it isn't about to ghost us

The social network reported surprisingly higher sales and active users, the latest indication its redesign and new ad efforts are working.<p>Facebook and Instagram may have successfully borrowed a lot of Snap's designs, but that doesn't mean the company is done for.<p>The social networking company, known …

Evan Spiegel