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Robotic Hands for Stroke Rehab

A team of European researchers have been developing robotic gloves aimed at helping stroke victims to receive advanced therapy at home. The SCRIPT …


Wearable camera streams athlete's point of view

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 …


Helsinki (Finland) Launching Lightweight Electric Bus Service Pilot

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, …


Capitalizing on Asia’s digital-banking boom

Since 2011, adoption of digital-banking services has soared across Asia. Consumers are turning to computers, smartphones, and tablets more often to …


When Does the ‘Human Touch’ Matter in Retail?

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 …


Your Credit Card Is Now Your Fare Card on Public Transportation in Mumbai

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 …


The UK Is Building 6 Electric Lagoons To Generate Electricity From The Tides

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 …


How Sweden could become Europe's tourist gateway to space

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 …


Hyundai lets owners control their cars with smartwatches

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 …


United Kingdom Wants A Big Laser Gun

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

This Startup Is Building A Model For The First High-Tech Cricket Farm

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 …


A Drone with Bug Vision

Photo: AMU/CNRSAlmost anything that flies, be it a plane, a spacecraft, or a drone, has an inertial navigation system with accelerometers and …


Israel's TowerJazz to produce sensors for Intel's 3D cameras

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 …


Brain Organoids

A new method for growing human brain cells could unlock the mysteries of dementia, mental illness, and other neurological disorders.
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The Brain

Glass-coated sulfur particles could improve battery life by 1,000 percent

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 …


This giant robot fixes undersea broadband cables

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 …


Scientists learn to build better metals by freezing alloys in space

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 …


Optical Nanosensor Production Only Needs CDs, Tape, and Aluminum

Photo: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)Researchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in Spain have developed a way to produce …


Virtual Creatures in a Box, Controlled by You

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 …


This Small Robot Boat Can Patrol Megayachts

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 …


This Amazing Beehive From Australia Harvests Its Own Honey

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 …


SK Telecom uses fancy antennas to hit LTE speeds of 600 Mbps

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

The building blocks of the future defy logic

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 create first 3D-printed jet engine

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

Robear is a robot bear that can care for the elderly

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 …


Grofers, An On-Demand Delivery Service For Indian Cities, Raises $10M From Sequoia And Tiger Global

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 …


Bionic eye to 'restore sight', Newcastle scientists say

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 Air Ambulance app cuts response times by two minutes

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 …


Flying the dream: Martin Aircraft puts jetpack joyrides within reach

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 …


Opera uses free apps to coax emerging nations toward the internet

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 …