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The growth of electric vehicles …

Electric vehicles will become a mass-market product and Google knows it. Google maps it’s adding a feature for the app that will allow to give users information about charging stations with just typing “ev charging” or “ev charging stations”. The app will show where the station is located, the types of ports available, charging speeds

Autonomous ships are here …

We’ve heard about autonomous cars and planes, now @RollsRoyce want to start implementing autonomous ships. Human free ships would help prevent the 1000 ships which are lost a year, and they could be 15% more efficient to run. They hope to start running autonomous ferry services in Northern Europe first, before eventually progressing to fully

Your next postman could be a drone! …

With 7 million drones estimated to be in the sky by 2020, the commercial uses will increase in popularity. One of the most advantageous ways drones will be used is for deliveries, but how will they work? One of the main perks of drone delivery is that they will offer quicker and more convenient delivery,

Virtual reality could change the way people think and act socially …

Recent virtual reality experiments have been testing how embodiment could change the way people think and act socially. The experiments ranged from users being placed in Lenin’s body to increase their interest in history, to becoming Einstein to increase their cognitive abilities. More serious issues have also been addressed; white users were placed in a

Can Technology be fast enough to save the world? …

Can technology be fast enough to break these previous trends and make #RenewableEnergy fast enough to save the world?  Daniel Schrag shares with the MIT Technology review his thoughts about how the climate change is going to be affected by the speed of renewable energy projects. Forecasting a low development with the stain point that

Travel at the Speed of Sound

Five years ago, Elon Musk announced his plans for Hyperloop transport, a system which uses magnets to cary pods through large tubes at 760mph. This week, the first full-size passenger capsule was unveiled which the company believe could be fully functioning in 3 years, with worldwide adoption in 5 to 10 years. With competitors such

Taking Indoor Farming to the Next Level …

Iron Ox is an indoor hydroponic facility – an indoor farm ran by robots. The autonomous farms produce leafy greens at 26,000 heads a year, in a space that is 5 times small of a farm of the same production. The company believes that having an automated farm means robots will make up for jobs

AI detects almost 100% of spam on Facebook …

Finally Facebook has come under scrutiny the past few months for its privacy policy and inability to remove all the spam and hate speech, new methods have had to quickly been adopted. It is now using an AI tool called Rosetta which can detect images and texts that violate Facebook’s community standards, enhancing our experience

World’s first autonomous tram launched right here in Potsdam

The world’s first autonomous tram, developed by a team of 50 experts, was launched in Potsdam. With its radars, lasers and camera sensors, the tram responds to trackside signals and brakes when it spots an emergency hazard.   The tram is not the only autonomous vehicle to be launched, with other commercial trails happening in cities

Flying into the Future …

We may not have got flying cars in 2015 as predicted in Back to the Future, but Uber have announced they want to implement sky taxis in our cities in two years times. Although it seems very ambitious, UberAir have announced models of their on-demand air vehicles, which can travel at speeds of 150 to