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The future of sustainable air travel …

Air travel currently accounts for 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions, so finding a greener solution is vital. Researchers at MIT are investigating how batteries can be altered using magnetic fields in order to increase the rate at which the batteries discharge electricity. The main trouble with passenger aircraft is the demand of takeoff, which

Going, going, gone!

Portrait of Edmond de Belamy, a painting made using artificial intelligence, was sold at Christie’s auction house in New York. The painting sold for $432,500 which was 40 times higher than the estimated selling price. The algorithm was fed a data set of 15,000 portraits form between the 14th and 20th centuries in order to

Immortal celebrities …

Improvements in CGI are meaning many celebrity performers are being digitally preserved so that their career can continue beyond the grave. Many films are ‘de-aging’ actors so that they continue to look young in franchises; Star Wars now screens all its lead roles, just in case. Next year a holographic version of Amy Winehouse is

Bringing your designs to life …

@Adobe has showcased a sneak peak at its new software Aero which is set to be released in 2019. The augmented reality software takes digital designs and places them into real world environment to see what they’ll look like in 3D. It gives creatives the opportunity to see what their work will look like an

Virtual Learning in Healthcare

Queen’s University have developed a virtual reality medical training centre which will allow students to familiarise themselves with emergencies situations, operators and patient consultations. By first learning in virtual reality, it means more mistakes will be made on stimulations and not on real patients. The reduction in resources and costs will also be a great

Integrating sport and technology

The HomeCourt app uses AI and machine learning to understand basketball players. The app can determine metrics like how high the jump, quantity and quality of the shots, etc.  These metrics may help young players review their practice sessions and make improvements quickly. The co-founder David Lee got the idea because he couldn’t hit a

Personalised Artificial Intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence is getting smarter.  Eager to use these technologies such as artificial intelligence to enhance their personal and professional lives, @Aigo was born. Aigo is an AI assistant that learn from your preferences and store everything relevant for future usage. It is customised to you from your food preferences to your schedule appointments.   

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

Robot doing parkour …

Boston Dynamics have always tried to change the way people perceive robots, and this week they have made robots go viral. The SpotMini robot, which is like your own personal robotic dog, has been filmed in a fun clip dancing to Uptown Funk.  The company also released a video of their Atlas robot doing parkour

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