MORE FUNDS FOR ROBOTICS AND DRIVER-LESS CARS IN UK

THE UK government recently announced extra funding for technologies, including robotics and driver-less cars as part of the year’s budget. Chancellor Philip Hammond announced plans to “enhance the UK’s position as…

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APP USES IMAGE RECOGNITION TO IDENTIFY ART

SMARTIFY uses image recognition to identify scanned artworks and provide people with additional information about them. Users can add the works to their own digital collection. The app’s co-founder Thanos Kokkiniotis…

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Growing Trees Into Furniture & Art

THE next time you sit on a wooden chair, don’t be surprised to discovered that the chair has been ‘grown’ and not manufactured in a factory. No nails, fixings or…

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From Sci-Fi Dream to Reality

  FOR many decades, science fiction films have often shown what they think the future could look like – some were ludicrous, some were realised. However, self-lacing shoes was a…

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Green Food – The Tesla of Food?

IMAGINE a plant-based hamburger patty that not only looks and tastes just like meat but bleeds as well. Or how about trying some meatless chicken strips with the same fleshy…

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Charge Your Devices As You Move Your Body

A GROUP of Chinese and American scientists recently developed a fabric that can power wearable devices by harvesting energy from both sunlight and body movements. It can also be made on…

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