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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.
Chao Chen, a product design student at RCA, created a water-reacting laminate that can open when it's sunny and close when it rains.
When Chao Chen had to conduct a materials study during his second term at the Royal College of Art, he found inspiration while walking through London's Hyde Park on a …Plants
When Saskatoon Public Schools opened a forum on the painful legacy of Canada’s residential schools this spring, the educators wanted to incorporate a wide range of voices. Using an online storytelling platform, more than 40 people signed up to create their own two-minute videos that addressed the …Startups
A team from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science, along with collaborators from several Jap• Read more about Quantum teleportation? Producing …Quantum Mechanics
This computer works like the brain: It stores and processes info simultaneously.
They underpin our economy, all mass communication, and at this point, even most of our government. But make no mistake, scientists are quickly learning that our traditional computers—from your laptop to our most …Quantum Computing
Humans have an innate response to rhythm and lots of people turn to music to calm them down or make them more excited. But music can also be very …Wearable Tech
Technology has transformed entire industries over the past decade, from travel and transportation to media and real estate. While commerce has enjoyed some innovation, its transformation is far from over. The next frontier is “Commerce Everywhere,” which blends online and offline experiences to let …Online Life
The uses for 3D printing are seemingly endless. We've seen the tech used by doctors, to build cars and for construction. While parts of a building have been 3D printed before, the United Arab Emirates National Innovation Committee is working to use the method for an entire office building in Dubai. …Furniture
Robots will begin to get their driving licenses tomorrow in the Netherlands, provided of course they have a reputable human by their side. The …Robots
Stone masons beware: An Australian engineer has developed a bricklaying robot that can lay 1,000 bricks an hour, work 24/7, and complete the shell of a brick home in just two days.
FastBrick Robotics says its robot, named Hadrian, can achieve accuracy to within 0.5mm accuracy over a large area and …Robots
Get ready for the world of 5G, a place where mobile communications will reach into nearly all facets of modern life: vehicles, railways, home …Japan
The little Smart car that could.Mercedes-Benz/Wired If you thought Smart cars were goofy before, wait until you see one that thinks it’s a train.In …Transportation
Toshiba and the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning unveiled a new scorpion-shaped robot that will be sent inside a containment vessel at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in August.
The robot, which is approximately 54 centimeters long and nine centimeters wide, …Nuclear Power
There may be a way to 'turn off' chronic diseases with electricity — and it could be the future of medicine
Imagine a world where we treated deadly diseases with electricity instead of pills or chemo.
We might not be as far from this reality as you think.
Normally, our nervous systems send signals to our tissues and organs to suppress inflammation, a phenomenon known as the inflammatory reflex. But …Medicine
Sit back and watch mesmerising footage of a drone flying through the Crossrail tunnels under London.
The view begins high above the London rooftops, the kind of eye-view usually seen only by crane operators working in cramped cabins. You descend at a gentle rate, dropping down until you’re at the …England
A new bio-inspired zeolite catalyst, developed by an international team with researchers from Technische Universität München (TUM), Eindhoven …Chemistry
How much do South Koreans love their smartphones? Well, the country has the highest smartphone penetration in the world: more than two-thirds of …e-Learning
Add / Remove One of the least appealing things about exercising in a gym is the unchanging scenery. We’ve seen a number of systems such as …Virtual Reality
Here's a concept for a forest retreat that's a little different from the norm. Holland's OAS1S has envisioned an eponymous community of dwellings …Sustainable Design
Machine learning is based on algorithms that can learn from data without relying on rules-based programming. It came into its own as a scientific …Machine Learning
A lot of building, a tiny bit of energy.
Most buildings that meet the rigorous passive house standards are single-family homes. But a new passive house apartment building in New York City will be 26 stories high—the tallest and largest in the world.
Passive homes are ultra-low energy buildings that …Architecture
Nice is one of China’s hippest social apps.Adam Morley from Nice says the photo app began as what can best be described as a “shopping guide …Asia
A swarm of small satellites could give critical infrastructure an Internet connection that never goes down. A rendering showing compact …Disaster Relief
Uber launched a new intercontinental service this week, but it's not what you would expect. If you're in Istanbul, you can now hail an UberBoat to take you across the Bosphorous, the strait that divides the European and Asian halves of the city.
According to a blog post, the company says you'll see …Istanbul
Results shore up the importance of cancer-associated Ras proteins in ageing.
A cancer drug that boosts the lifespan of fruit flies is the latest …Cancer
Peter Marra and Michael Hallworth of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center design a groundbreaking device that tracks birds' migrationsAnimal Behavior
Lawyers are the latest to find themselves in the firing line of robots—or artificially intelligent algorithms, at any rate.
The robotic revolution has been predicted to spread its techno-tendrils far and wide in the job market, and a recent report by UK consultancy firm Jomati Consultants suggests …Artificial Intelligence
Science is now looking to nature to find the best way to store data in a way that will make it last for millennia
• Just one gram of DNA is theoretically capable of containing all the data of internet giants such as Google and Facebook
• Researchers in Zurich wanted to find ways to …
The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari
Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.
Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …Prehistory