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A team of European researchers have been developing robotic gloves aimed at helping stroke victims to receive advanced therapy at home. The SCRIPT …Stroke
Wearable technology could soon change the way we watch professional sports live on television by immersing viewers in an athlete's field of vision. Spanish company First V1sion has created a camera that sits on players' chests and beams footage from the pitch or court to our TV sets.
First V1sion …Cameras
Published on March 6th, 2015 | by James Ayre
March 6th, 2015 by James Ayre
An extensive pilot project based around the use of highly efficient, …Buses
Since 2011, adoption of digital-banking services has soared across Asia. Consumers are turning to computers, smartphones, and tablets more often to …Banking
In a 2012 interview that aired on CBS This Morning, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was asked by journalist Charlie Rose whether the e-commerce giant would …E-commerce
Adoption of similar mass transit technology in the U.S. may not be far off.
Every second counts when you're racing to catch a bus or a train, and stopping to buy or replenish a fare card is often enough of a delay to miss the next ride. That's no longer a worry on the Mumbai Metro. The transit …Transit
The tides are always rising and falling. It's time to use that energy.
Few things are more dependable than the tides. As long as the moon is in the sky and gravity rules the earth, the ocean will always run in and run out. So, it's perhaps not crazy to think of harnessing tidal movements for energy …Electricity
This article was taken from the March 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online.
It may be at least five years until the first commercial space planes are …Sweden
Hey, Hyundai owners, it's finally here: the Blue Link companion app for smartwatches that the automaker promised back during CES this year. And yes, you can use it to remotely lock/unlock doors, start/stop the engine, flash lights or honk any Blue Link-enabled car's horn, even if it's as old as the …Hyundai
Pew Pew Pew
The United Kingdom is building a laser gun. Technically, the Ministry of Defence is looking for a contractor to build a “laser directed energy weapon capability demonstrator,” but that’s a jargony soup for laser gun. There will be a briefing for defense companies in mid-April, where the …United Kingdom
Tiny Farms is preparing for a world where we replace—or at least supplement—meat consumption with insects. First step: Grow a lot of bugs.
Like the prototypical Silicon Valley startup, Oakland-based Tiny Farms is launching in a garage, the brainchild of tech world founders. But instead of working on …Startups
Photo: AMU/CNRSAlmost anything that flies, be it a plane, a spacecraft, or a drone, has an inertial navigation system with accelerometers and …Vision
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - TowerJazz has won a contract from Intel Corp to produce infrared sensors for Intel's 3D cameras, the Israeli chip manufacturer said on Tuesday.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but a market source who asked not to be named estimates that the agreement could be worth …Israel
A new method for growing human brain cells could unlock the mysteries of dementia, mental illness, and other neurological disorders.
Lithium-sulfur batteries can offer 10 times the capacity of lithium-ion, but they aren't very stable. Researchers from US Riverside are on track to …Batteries
Earlier this month the undersea cable carrying broadband to Northern Ireland broke, slowing internet speeds down to a crawl. It took a specially designed ship and two crews of 30 people a fortnight to get broadband speeds back to normal. But how do you go about fixing a cable that's just six …Broadband
Metals are full of microscopic structures that define properties like strength, but it's hard to figure out how those structures work on Earth, where gravity skews their effects. An experiment aboard the International Space Station may have solved that dilemma, however. By freezing alloys in the …Space
Photo: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)Researchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in Spain have developed a way to produce …Aluminum
A startup uses an old parlor trick and smartphone sensing to let you control virtual objects in a see-through box. H+ Technology is building Holus, a …Monsters
Like henchmen on jetskis only without the henchmen
From a distance, the Hydra looks like a jet ski that’s lost its rider. The result of a partnership between Al Seer Marine and 5G International, the Hydra is an unmanned surface vessel (USV) or, in common parlance, a sea drone. The vehicle debuted at …Boats
No more stings!
Harvesting beehive honey is generally a time-consuming, somewhat stinging process. Now it could be just a matter of turning a lever and watching the sweet stuff flow out.
The "Flow Hive"--developed by a father and son duo in Australia--represents real technological progress. The …Honey
SK Telecom just last month amped up its LTE network in Seoul to support blistering speeds of 300 Mbps, but the carrier is already tinkering with LTE-Advanced technologies that could double that speed in the future.
The South Korean operator is working with Nokia Networks on new antenna technologies …SK Telecom
This is a 3-D model of the the new class of auxetic metamaterials that defy logic and can be used to create better skin grafts and new smart …The Future
Australian researchers have created the world’s first 3D-printed jet engines, a breakthrough that could change the way aircraft are constructed.
Researchers from Monash University, aided by staff from the CSIRO and Deakin University, have printed two engines and put one of them on display at the …Jet Engine
It's 2024. An older Japanese gentleman wants to watch the International Space Station's closing ceremony, but he can't get out of bed. No problem! All he has to do is call Robear to help him get up. Yes, that's his caregiver's name, but you see, Robear isn't human: it's a bear-like robot. This …Robots
Large marketplaces like Flipkart, Snapdeal, and Amazon are benefitting as India turns into one of the world’s fastest-growing e-commerce markets, but many brick-and-mortar stores are missing out on the boom. A startup called Grofers wants to help local shops by not only providing them with a mobile …India
Scientists at a North East university are working to help "restore sight" to people who have lost their eyes.
Experts at Newcastle University are developing a microchip implant for the brain which transmits a signal to a camera in a bionic eye.
The technology is currently being tested and the team …Newcastle University
London's Air Ambulance service has speeded up its emergency response dispatch times by two minutes thanks to a new app developed by network EE and app developer Mulabloo.
Designed to increase efficiency, the app immediately provides advanced trauma teams with key incident data, real-time navigation …London
From the James Bond jet belt to a "Jetsons"-inspired "motorbike in the sky," one New Zealand company is bringing the dream of jetpack travel to …Flying
Mobile data is pricier in developing regions than in the west, a paradox that has held back mobile internet adoption on most of the planet. To help, Opera has unveiled App Pass, a service that lets smartphone users download and use apps without paying for data. It comes as part of Opera Max, an …Internet