Virtual Reality and the Silver Screen
Virtual reality is increasingly making inroads in the arts. In an Academy Awards first, a VR experience that puts the viewer in an immigrant’s shoes won an Oscar last year.
Dubai’s Mission to become the First City Built on Blockchain
The city of Dubai continues its ambitious aim to become the capital of innovation by pursuing its next objective – becoming the world's first government powered by blockchain technology
AI, Data and the Battle against Climate Change
Some experts believe that AI is a key tool in our battle against climate change, and vital in managing the systems used to measure energy consumption.
How 3D Printing Could Become the Unexpected Savior of the Great Barrier Reef
3D printing is being used to create prosthetic coral that could help to rebuild sections of the Great Barrier Reef, which has lost more than half of its coral since 1985.
How Eggplants Are Saving the Autonomous Car Industry
PPG Industries Inc. is working on a paint that help cars stay cooler, and it’s taking inspiration from the eggplant, which is kept naturally cool by its deep purple color.
Drone Domination: The company looking to rule the skies
The drone hardware manufacturing market is currently ruled by Chinese company DJI, recently valued at $10bn, which has three-quarters of the consumer drone market share.
3D Printing and the Fight against Cancer
3D printing is moving beyond just making cool objects. Recently, the technology has emerged as having enormous potential to help in the fight against cancer.
VR and the Dawn of a New Artistic Era
Gallerists and artists are blurring the lines between VR technology and creative projects. Two of the world’s biggest contemporary art museums lead the way.
How Drones Are Helping the Fight against Climate Change
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been making the move from military purposes to commercial use. Now it’s on to helping improve the environment.
How Can Governments Regulate the Latest Innovations?
Governments have been slow in legislating innovation – Uber and others, however, these days are facing retrospective action and restrictions.
The Government’s Struggle against Cutting-Edge Innovation
Governments have a long history of struggling to regulate against industry disruptors, but are now showing more signs of cracking down on innovative companies.
How AI Could Lead to the World’s First Pilotless Plane in 2018
Boeing is readying self-flying planes, with AI systems set to man the cockpit for the duration of the flights. That’s one way to address the expected need for a million plus pilots in the next two decades.
Supermarket on Wheels and the Big Revolution in Retail
Instead of consumers going to the store, the store could come to them. An AI-driven supermarket that can be summoned by app and offer mobile purchasing is in the works. It’s one of a number of services that are moving toward being offered on the go.
Translation Direct into Your Ear: Turning the babel fish from fiction to reality
Google’s new earbuds are trying to take translation by storm – they’ve got access to Google Translate software, which has some 40 languages available. And they’re not the only ones. Microsoft is also trying to make on-the-go translation a reality.
Would You Chow Down on a Robot-Made Salad?
The cafeteria just got more interesting. A robot could be serving up salads in places where it’s not possible to staff service around the clock. Sally the Salad Robot is giving it a try.
Who Are the Major Players in the Telepathic Tech Space, and How Likely Are They to Succeed?
Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) is making waves, with major global players trying to throw their hats in the ring for the years to come. Still, some are skeptical about the distance BCI will be able to cover, and if it’s actually possible to make it a reality.
Share Your Thoughts Direct from Your Brain: The latest offering from Facebook
Feel like Facebook is inside your head? It might be soon. The social media giant is working on scanning thoughts and translating them to text. There are still some privacy issues waiting in the wings, though.
Drone Delivery: Plotting a path to the US
Drone delivery is helping transport blood to rural parts of Rwanda – and the company behind it hopes that even with strict drone regulations in the US, it’ll be flying American skies by late 2018.
Let It Grow: Crops benefit from AI advances in monitoring their health
AI advances are giving farmers new ways to tackle crop concerns with the push of a button. Remote monitoring is providing a better eye into what’s happening with plants, which means quicker response time when it comes to protecting them.