Yves Eberschweiler

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Vidéo : Volocopter présente ses futures stations de taxi

L’allemand Volocopter a publié une nouvelle vidéo afin de montrer à quoi ressemblerait l’infrastructure de son futur service situé dans les villes. …

Allemagne

Why Alibaba is investing in AI for pigs

Many of you still remember one of the earliest articles of The Low Down, where we talked about painting the walls in rural areas: …

China

Ikea CEO announces dramatic "transformation" plans

Ikea has announced plans for a dramatic “transformation of our business” over the next three years to keep up with changing shopping habits.<p>In a …

Home Delivery

Maybe It's Time to Cede US Freeways to Driverless Cars

By now, you've seen the renderings and heard the promises. Someday, robocars will dominate American roadways, each racing along just inches from its …

Alibaba is spending $15 billion on researching quantum computing, AI, and more

The e-commerce giant looks overseas for R&D to move beyond its roots<p>Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has unveiled plans to invest $15 billion in R&D projects. According to a report from <i>Quartz</i>, the money was announced at the company’s annual cloud computing conference in Hangzhou. The initiative is …

Quantum Computing

Autonomous cars could drive auto insurance to extinction

In a 2015 interview, Elon Musk pointed out that recent advances in auto technology could lead to human-operated vehicles becoming illegal someday. While this may seem ludicrous to some, it could play out sooner than you think. By 2025 — just a few short years away — the auto industry’s autonomous …

Boeing looks to a future of planes without pilots

Boeing may be in the commercial airplane business, but it’s betting on a future without airplane pilots. <b>The company is acquiring Aurora Flight Sciences, which builds drones and autonomous aircraft</b> and will help Boeing pave the way for that <i>Jetsons</i>-inspired future that we all dream of.<p>A joint press …

Aviation

A startup born at MIT has created a wheel that can make any bike electric — and now it's coming to Europe

Superpedestrian, a startup born at MIT's Senseable City Lab, is launching its first product internationally.<p>Called the Copenhagen Wheel, the red-hub wheel can convert any bike into an electric (and smart) mode of transportation. The bike is already available in 44 US states, but Superpedestrian has …

Electric Vehicles

General Motors Is Going All Electric

After more than a century peddling vehicles that pollute the atmosphere, General Motors is ending its relationship with gasoline and diesel. This …

Researchers claim they just invented the "ultimate" method for quantum computing

Around and Around<p>Today’s working quantum computers are already more powerful than their traditional computing counterparts, but a pair of researchers …

Quantum Computing

Watch this all-electric "flying car" take its first test flight in Germany

Lilium Jet claims its can reduce travel headaches with a network of vertical take-off and landing aircraft<p>Flying cars, that perennial dream for futurists that always seem to be at least five years away, may be a little closer to reality than we realize. A lot of prototypes have been showcased …

Aviation

The first quantum-cryptographic satellite network will be Chinese

IN THE never-ending arms race between encryptors and eavesdroppers, many of those on the side that is trying to keep messages secret are betting on …

Ever better and cheaper, face-recognition technology is spreading

TOURING the headquarters of Megvii in Beijing is like visiting Big Brother’s engine room. A video camera in the firm’s lobby recognises visitors in …

How IoT Transforms Business Models

For years predictive maintenance has been touted as the killer app of IoT; that IoT and predictive analytics is the cure for inefficient machine …

Internet of Things

9 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design, According To Ideo, Microsoft, Autodesk, MIT, And More

“Our profession is in between ‘utopia and oblivion.’ It will be oblivion if we continue focusing on minor aesthetic problems.”<p>The world is changing faster than ever–socially, technologically, environmentally, politically, and economically. In the midst of these shifts, designers have the crucial …

Design

This New Material Could Let Phones And Electric Cars Charge in Seconds

Can't wait to stop waiting!<p>Finding time to stop, plug in and recharge could become history, with scientists developing a new electrode design that …

Clean Energy

A New Breakthrough in Quantum Computing is Set to Transform Our World

Emerging Leaders<p>Quantum computers are, unarguably, the next great evolutionary step in the development of computing tech. Their successful creation …

Quantum Computing

Israel Tests Wireless Charging Roads for Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles have long been a promising option for sustainable transportation. They come with practical headaches like expensive, bulky …

Alternative Fuel

Chinese satellite sends 'hack-proof' message

<b>China has successfully sent "hack-proof" messages from a satellite to Earth for the first time.</b><p>The Micius satellite beamed messages to two mountain-top receiving stations 645 km (400 miles) and 1,200 km away.<p>The message was protected by exploiting quantum physics, which says any attempt to …

Quantum Mechanics

Amazon is thinking about building mobile drone stations on trains, vans, and boats

Amazon is heavily investing in drones, and one day hopes to use the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to revolutionise deliveries.<p>Right now, it's all …

China to launch world's first quantum communication network

As malicious hackers find ever more sophisticated ways to launch attacks, China is about to launch the Jinan Project, the world's first unhackable …

Quantum Mechanics

Nanomaterial charges everyday batteries in seconds

If you want a battery that charges in seconds rather than hours, you go for a supercapacitor. There are some catches to that, though: either you give up the long-lasting energy of a chemical battery (like the lithium pack in your phone) or have to resort to exotic storage tech to get a long …

Energy

These Transparent, Solar Power-Generating Windows Are the World's First

Trying to make large buildings energy-neutral, companies are taking advantage of building windows' surface area to harvest solar energy.<p>A tech startup on a mission to make modern commercial and housing estates energy neutral has outfitted the headquarters of a Dutch bank with the world's first …

Clean Energy

Four Main Factors That Explain 3,000 Percent Rally of Ethereum in 2017

The Ethereum spring continues. From a unit price of $8.52 in the beginning of the year, Ethereum reached its all-time high this week, topping at an …

Cryptocurrency

Why Ethereum is outpacing Bitcoin

While Bitcoin is currently trading at close to its all-time high, its dominance in terms of proportion of total cryptocurrency market cap is rapidly decreasing — ground largely given up to Ethereum.<p>This shift is probably being driven by a few factors. Despite its recent appreciation in value, as a …

Cryptocurrency

Self-driving tractor concept CNH Case IH could make farming easier

CNH's Case IH concept autonomous tractors could manage farms automatically and make farming greener. It's a driverless tractor concept where a farmer could remotely run several machines at once.<p>Vehicles like these could manage farms automatically, and they would be able to farm for 24 hours a</b> …

Farming

The World's Largest Floating Solar Plant Is Finally Online

Yes!<p>The world's largest floating solar power plant is now online in China. Built by Sungrow, a supplier of PV inverter systems, the 40MW plant is now …

Carbon Emissions

7 Big Tech Trends That Are Changing the Way We Make Things

Manufacturing is dirty, dull, and outmoded. It’s a slow-moving industry stuck in the past as new technologies out of Silicon Valley threaten to upend …

Emerging Technology

How Siemens Is Using Big Data And IoT To Build The Internet Of Trains

Trains that are never late? To someone like me living in the UK, it may sound impossibly utopian. But Siemens say that thanks to Big Data and analytics it could soon be a reality.<p>Train operators have responsibility for getting millions of people to where they want to be every day. When journeys are …

Trains

Instead Of Buying Electricity From The Power Company, What If You Bought It From Your Neighbor?

Traditionally, when you want electricity, you buy it from a utility. In the future, you may buy it from the house next door. A Dutch company called PowerPeers is making it happen in the Netherlands.<p>In the Netherlands, a marketplace called Power Peers is linking up home energy producers with …

Renewable Energy