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Driverless flying taxi service set to launch in Dubai

March 26th, 2017 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

Dubai has announced yet another pioneering initiative, but this time it’s not the world’s first rotating skyscraper or 3D printed office. It’s a fleet of flying taxis. Small enough to fit into a car parking space when folded up, the one-seater passenger drones made by Chinese company Ehang are set to start picking up passengers […]



Disney creates room that can wirelessly charge hundreds of devices

March 26th, 2017 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Wireless charging was all the rage in smartphones a few years ago, but most device makers have backed off on the technology. Many phones simply charge super-fast via a cable now. The wireless charging fatigue is due in part to the range limitation of the technology. True wireless power is still a no-go in consumer technology, but Disney […]



Straight Out of Sci-Fi: Hoverbike ‘Surfs’ Through the Air in Test

March 25th, 2017 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

Think of it as half drone, half motorcycle: A new hoverbike prototype aims to make flying as simple as riding a bike. Hoversurf, a Russian drone startup, recently unveiled its Scorpion-3 hoverbike in a test- flight video — making it the first manned quadcopter that has undergone testing, reported Futurism, a science and technology news website.



Home Smart Home: The Shape Of Things To Come

March 25th, 2017 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

A new report predicts intelligent ‘Cognitive Homes’ of the future will be able to assess and manage our needs and desires in later life. Almost 32 million people will be aged 60 or over in the UK by 2039. But what sort of living environment do older people face when they leave the workplace and […]



Roborace shows off its driverless race car at MWC

March 24th, 2017 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

While most of the attention around autonomous vehicles has centered on “everyday drivers,” there is one effort that goes off in an entirely different direction. An offshoot of Formula E, Roborace aims to launch a parallel series of races conducted entirely without human drivers. The effort has taken longer than planned, but is getting closer to […]



Cyborg Roses Could Be Used To Grow Computer Systems

March 24th, 2017 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

Imagine you could inject a special, electrically conductive fluid into a rose, which then spreads out through the plant and grows into it. Imagine creating an entire garden or forest of cyborg plants that act as a gigantic, biological computer network. Well, imagine no more – scientists from Sweden’s Linköping University have successfully managed to […]



US Army fires 3D-printed grenade launcher

March 23rd, 2017 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

The US Army’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) has successfully fired the first 3D-printed grenade from a 3D-printed grenade launcher. Part of a demonstration of how such technology can be used to greatly speed up prototyping and modification of weapons while lowering costs, the grenade launcher, called RAMBO (Rapid Additively Manufactured Ballistics Ordnance), […]



Lab grown meat prices have dropped 30,000 times in less than four years and are about 3-4 times more expensive than regular ground beef

March 23rd, 2017 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

Lab-grown meat could be on your plate within the next five years. For the past few years, the barrier to getting test-tube meat into the hands of consumers has been the cost of production. In 2013, it was around $325,000 to make this stuff in a lab, but the process has been refined, and the […]



The World Wide Web’s inventor warns it’s in peril on 28th anniversary

March 22nd, 2017 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web, now wants to save it. The computer scientist who wrote the blueprint for what would become the World Wide Web 28 years ago today is alarmed at what has happened to it in the past year. “Over the past 12 months, I’ve become increasingly worried about three new […]



The Blockchain Will Do to the Financial System What the Internet Did to Media

March 20th, 2017 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Even years into the deployment of the internet, many believed that it was still a fad. Of course, the internet has since become a major influence on our lives, from how we buy goods and services, to the ways we socialize with friends, to the Arab Spring, to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Yet, in the […]



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