These inventions are the transport of the future

1. Hyperloop The Hyperloop concept was introduced by prolific inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk in 2012, when he announced engineers from his Tesla and SpaceX companies would begin work on a demonstrator. This promising, high-speed innovation is comprised of reduced-pressure tubes that contain pressurised capsules…

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This ingestible microchip could help diagnose disease

MIT researchers have built an ingestible sensor equipped with genetically engineered bacteria that can diagnose bleeding in the stomach or other gastrointestinal problems. This “bacteria-on-a-chip” approach combines sensors made from living cells with ultra-low-power electronics that convert the bacterial response into a wireless signal that…

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Gene therapy is saving children’s lives but screening to discover who needs it is lagging behind

Fifteen children born with a rare muscle-wasting disease would probably not be alive today if not for an experimental treatment that tweaked their genes shortly after they were born. The disease, called spinal muscular atrophy, would likely have killed most of them by age two….

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Pourquoi des milliers de scientifiques boycottent la nouvelle revue de Nature sur l’intelligence artificielle

La communauté scientifique travaillant autour de l’IA et du machine learning est vent debout contre l’arrivée d’une nouvelle revue payante et non libre d’accès. Lancée en 1869, la revue Nature est l’un des organes de publications scientifiques les plus anciens et les plus réputés au…

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This is how intelligent smart roads could become

Smart phones, smart fridges, smart cities — everything is increasingly connected to everything else. The internet-of-things revolution has brought new (and often frivolous) features to the most mundane of everyday objects. But you know one thing it might actually help us to have synced up?…

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VR helps you see the world through an animal’s eyes

London-based design studio Marshmallow Laser Feast is using VR to let us reconnect with nature. With headsets, you can see a forest through the eyes of different animals and experience the sensations they feel. Creative Director Ersinhan Ersin took the stage at TNW Conference last…

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What can machine learning do for your business ?

Is machine learning for the future or is it for your business right now? It’s a question lots of business leaders are asking as each day new instances of AI and machine learning push the boundaries of what we thought we knew about technology. One…

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Clean energy will do to gas what gas has done to coal

Around the world, an emerging « rush to gas » – a glut of investment in new natural gas-fired power plants and associated delivery infrastructure – threatens to result in significant stranded assets. Innovation in renewable energy and other emerging technologies, including battery storage, has already created…

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Researchers are using facial recognition to track and protect endangered primates

Facial recognition tech doesn’t have to be creepy or dystopian. We can actually use it for good. Case in point: Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) developed a facial recognition software program that could help save the lives of endangered primates. They published their research…

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