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Drones locate endangered chimpanzees

For the last few years, drones have taken to the front lines of conservation efforts around the world. They're being used to monitor animal species …

Chimpanzees

Chinese Carmaker Is Testing Car-to-Car Communications

China’s leading carmaker is testing technology that would let vehicles communicate wirelessly with each other and with traffic signals.One of China’s …

Asia

When technology and cycling collide it makes pedalling easy

Cycling is becoming bigger then ever with more and more cities around the world reshaping their streets to accommodate growing numbers of cyclists. …

Bicycling

Crumb of mouse brain reconstructed in full detail

Digital map is step towards reconstructing a whole human brain.

Six years might seem like a long time to spend piecing together the structure of a …

The Brain

What Science Says about Kids and Tech

Are touch screens rotting the brains of our youth? New research is finding some answers

Kids

The magic material that could turbocharge our phones

Business Spectator Technology Chris GriffithWhat have pieces of sticky tape, the stuff in pencils and a Nobel prize got to do with making your …

Technology (Australia)

Canadian scientists are developing a system that could turn atmospheric CO2 into fuel

An industrial carbon dioxide recycling plant is being developed by Canadian scientists that could one day suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and convert …

Energy

Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm.

But Aanya’s carefree attitude dissolved into paranoia a few months ago shortly after her mother bought Amazon’s Echo, a digital assistant …

Amazon

France and the US lead the food tech revolution

As food becomes one of the tech scene’s fastest growing areas, entrepreneurs around the world are innovating to meet consumers’ demands for fresher, ethical and more environmentally friendly foodstuffs.

Two countries leading the revolution make an unlikely duo when it comes to sitting down to …

Catching Poachers on Rhino-Cam

Protect RAPID implants hidden cameras and GPS on rhinos to catch and deter poachers

In 2007, poachers in South Africa killed 13 endangered rhinos. …

GPS Tracking

First practical hybrid aircraft takes to the skies — and could save many lives

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Spanish firm Axter Aerospace has developed a new hybrid powerplant for small single planes. This thing just makes sense. Its …

Aeronautics

Australia reveals the world's first solar powered e-paper traffic signs

Sydney is leading the way in eco-friendly traffic signs by using the world's first solar-powered “electronic ink” signs. The signs are completely …

Traffic

The future is here: New face recognition technology can work in the dark

It’s kind of crazy how quickly face detection and recognition technology managed to push its way into the mainstream. Over the past few years we’ve …

Face Detection

Smog Free Tower creates clean air, and air that you wear

Smog affects many major cities around the world and can cause health problems for those breathing it in. To highlight this issue, Dutch artist Daan …

Smog

Enterprise Pepper Robot Can Be Rented For $440 Monthly

Business is all about opportunity cost – most businesses would like to own their premises, but reality dictates that rental is the way to go until …

Robotics

The Just-Smart-Enough Home

IF YOU SPEND enough time trying to rig up a smart home—one in which your smartphone magically turns on the lights when you walk through the door then sets the temperature just so—you’ll eventually long for a Clapper. Remember the ad? Clap on! Clap off! Simple—and a lot catchier than Take out your …

Thermostats

Solar-powered drone breaks record with 81-hour flight

Madhumita Venkataramanan

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Solar-powered drone AtlantikSolar has broken the world endurance record for unmanned aerial vehicles under 50kg -- by flying continuously for 81 hours. It is also the second longest UAV flight ever, behind Airbus Space's 53kg Zephyr 7. "We …

Aviation

University Of Lisbon Scientists Solve Pendulum Clock Mystery

Two professors at the University of Lisbon say they have discovered why the pendulums of clocks set on the same surface will eventually swing together in opposing directions.

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And now a vexing problem solved.

HENRIQUE OLIVEIRA: Tick-tock, tick-tock.

BLOCK: This is …

Have I Lost My Mind -- Or Only My Car Keys? Technology's Effect on Memory

Whoever invented the key fob for cars did not design it for women with more than one purse. I feel like I am playing a constant game of hide-and-seek with my keys. Modern technology clearly has many benefits, but for a long time I was certain that the impact on "working memory" was one of the …

Mind

The first machine that can jump on water

We’ve made machines that can float on water, and machines that can walk on water, but until now, robots or automata that can leap suddenly into the …

Robots

Lamp runs on nothing but saltwater*

Developers hope the design will bring affordable lighting to people worldwide who live along the coast.

Salt

Pull Over, America! This Adorable Hitchhiking Robot Needs a Lift

Think you'd never pick up a hitchhiker? Then you've probably never met hitchBOT.

Robots

3D Printing: World's First 3D Printed Car Is Named Blade

Say hello to Blade. It's the world's first 3D printed car. (Photo : YouTube/Screenshot )

3D printing technology is not exactly new. Some of this …

3D Printing

Food fight: New challengers spice up Singapore’s online grocery war

Honestbee and RedMart are shaking up online groceries in Singapore. But their approaches are fundamentally different.

Singapore

Researchers turn human blood cells into micro-lasers

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, July 23 (UPI) -- In an effort to improve their cancer-fighting skills, researchers at the University of St. Andrews, in …

Research

Dutch Bank Launches Voice-Activated Password System

ING Netherlands customers can now log in to their accounts simply by speaking

Banking

'Metal Muscles' Flex a New Bionic Hand

Artificial limbs, including the most complex of them – the human hand – are getting more life-like and useful due to constant advances in tiny …

Robots

Nokia’s next in line to build a virtual reality camera

SAN FRANCISCO (California) — Nokia introduced a virtual reality (VR) camera called Ozo late yesterday (July 28), aiming to become the first company …

Who is to blame when a robot kills a human?

An ethical dilemma for the 21st century

Since the onset of the Industrial Revolution, Western nations have harbored a collective anxiety about the replacement of human jobs by mechanized labor. Economists have long tried to predict which jobs will be lost to machines, but they offer no guarantees. …

Robots

The Great Mannequin Vs. Fashion Model Showdown | Futurist Thomas Frey

If it weren’t for their glowing eyes, I would have sworn they were live fashion models dancing in the store window.

Moving smoothly to match the music …

Fashion Modeling