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By Walter Ulloa | The latest news, analysis and opinion on innovations, trends, lifestyles, culture, industry and the environment spurred by cutting-edge technology from around the world.
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 …
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
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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
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 …Renewable Energy
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 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
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
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 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
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.
MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:
And now a vexing problem solved.
HENRIQUE OLIVEIRA: Tick-tock, tick-tock.
BLOCK: This is …
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
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
Developers hope the design will bring affordable lighting to people worldwide who live along the coast.Salt
Think you'd never pick up a hitchhiker? Then you've probably never met hitchBOT.Robots
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
Honestbee and RedMart are shaking up online groceries in Singapore. But their approaches are fundamentally different.Singapore
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, July 23 (UPI) -- In an effort to improve their cancer-fighting skills, researchers at the University of St. Andrews, in …Research
ING Netherlands customers can now log in to their accounts simply by speakingBanking
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
SAN FRANCISCO (California) — Nokia introduced a virtual reality (VR) camera called Ozo late yesterday (July 28), aiming to become the first company …
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
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
An Israeli company wants to build molecular spectroscopy into a smartphone so people can count calories, identify pills, and find out more about objects than can be seen by the human eye.
With all the hype around the Internet of Things—a future in which ordinary devices are sensor equipped and …Search Engines
We're more than halfway through the year, and it's clear that it's going to be a rough ride for Uber in Asia. Across the continent, the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company faces new rivals, new legal hurdles and other roadblocks.
Uber first entered Asia via Singapore in October 2012 and took …Asia
The company announces the world's first wireless mobile-charging monitor at a time when PC monitor sales are on the decline.
Samsung has outfitted its …Wireless
At a conference hosted by NASA, the e-commerce company calls for a high-traffic strip of the sky to support the wider use of robotic aircraft.
Every now and then, you might need to print something from your phone — a grocery list, address or email, for instance — but when you're out and about, how are you supposed to do it? The droPrinter is a pint-size solution to this mild annoyance. It's essentially a receipt printer, using rolls of …Printing
Change management as it is traditionally applied is outdated. We know, for example, that 70 percent of change programs fail to achieve their goals, …Business Technology
CAIRO — When the prime minister of Egypt visited two Cairo hospitals last month, he said he was shocked by the disorder and decay he encountered. No one else was.
Egyptian doctors posted hundreds of pictures on a Facebook page showing poor conditions at medical facilities around the country: …Facebook