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The climate change will make transatlantic flights more expensive due to the accelerating jet stream

Climate change to increase cost and length of transatlantic flights

The effects of climate change will make transatlantic flights longer, leading to higher fuel costs for airlines as well as increased greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study by scientists from the University of Reading.

The relatively cheap drones can be deployed in large numbers to aid rescue workers

AI drones track forest paths to help locate missing people

Drones that can recognise and follow man-made forest paths using an artificial-intelligence (AI) algorithm could be used to find missing people in secluded areas.

This car model made by Swedish researchers has a roof and a battery made of a wood-based carbon composite

Wood-based carbon fibre electric car created by Swedes

Swedish researchers have built what they call the world’s first model car with a roof and battery made of wood-based carbon fibre.

It is hoped that the new approach could speed up the testing and development of driverless vehicles

Google's AI gets green light to drive autonomous vehicles in US

US vehicle safety regulators have told Google that an artificial intelligence system can be considered a driver under federal law, opening the door to autonomous vehicles that do not need qualified drivers in them to operate.

The age of super fast high bandwidth laser communication in space has begun

Space Data Highway could herald revolution in communications

Europe is building a potentially revolutionary space-based telecommunication system that will allow the transmission of vast amounts of data via laser links across huge distances and enabling the immediate download of imagery from Earth-observing satellites.

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Bluetooth is inspiring all sorts of products, such as Ashley Chloe's Helix Cuff bracelet with wireless earphones inside

Bluetooth and the Internet of Things: Mark Powell, Bluetooth SIG

Bluetooth's prime-time may well now be imminent, with the Internet of Things and the happy marriage of smart devices in smart homes set to sidle into people's lives incrementally, connected gadget by connected gadget.

Graphic showing a smart city plan on a monitor

Privacy and snooping in Smart cities: utopia or reality?

Our cities are getting smarter, but what does it mean for our privacy? 

The CFM LEAP engine

Betting big on 3D printing

Engineers around the world are working hard to push the hottest technology of the decade over its tipping point. We take a look at what’s new with 3D printing.

A child working on a chalkboard

Arthur Benjamin: When mathematics is magic

In conversation with ‘mathemagician’ Arthur Benjamin

A hacker working on a laptop

ATM fraud: how safe is your cash machine?

The good news is that the grab-and-go method of ATM fraud is on the decline. The bad news is that criminals are using sophisticated cyber techniques to steal customer data and money.

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A mosaic of London's Oxford Street made of half a million photographs, captured by Hyundai's automated mapping technology car.

A mosaic of London's Oxford Street made of half a million photographs, captured by Hyundai's automated mapping technology car.

Plaster cast moulds of victims of the Mount Vesuvius eruption lie on a display table in a laboratory at Pompeii

Plaster cast moulds of victims of the Mount Vesuvius eruption lie on a display table in a laboratory at Pompeii

Europlanet 2020 RI offers access to the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, an area of remarkable hydrothermal activity and that may help us understand whether life could have evolved elsewhere in the Solar System

The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, an area of remarkable hydrothermal activity

Ships are dumped in the street after an 8.3 magnitude earthquake and powerful waves hit areas of central Chile [Reuters/Mauricio Ubilla]

Ships are dumped in the street after an 8.3 magnitude earthquake and powerful waves hit areas of central Chile
[Reuters/Mauricio Ubilla]

Flames from the Valley Fire covering a hillside along Highway 29 in Lower Lake, California, USA [Reuters/Noah Berger]

Flames from the Valley Fire covering a hillside along Highway 29 in Lower Lake, California, USA
[Reuters/Noah Berger]

BMW CEO Harald Krueger collapses during his presentation at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany [Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach]

BMW CEO Harald Krueger collapses during his presentation at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany
[Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach]

 Part of the Les Paul Memorabilia Exhibit on show at The Hard Rock Cafe, New York City, ahead of the Les Paul 100th Anniversary Celebrations beginning on June 9 2015 in Times Square

The Les Paul memorabilia exhibit on display at The Hard Rock Cafe, New York City - part of the Les Paul 100th anniversary celebrations

A boy rides his bicycle past a collapsed house after Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal

A boy rides his bicycle past a collapsed house after Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal

An Andy-Warhol-inspired work by Emanuele Niri on display at the 3D Printing show in New York

An Andy-Warhol-inspired work by Emanuele Niri on display at the 3D Printing show in New York

The face of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial stared back at Billy Harley, owner of the Uig Hotel, Isle of Skye, from inside the tree trunk Harley was chopping to make firewood for the bar of his hotel

The face of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial stared back at Billy Harley, owner of the Uig Hotel, Isle of Skye, from inside the tree trunk Harley was chopping to make firewood for the bar of his hotel

One view from the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory, in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma, which monitors conditions in the middle of the Amazon forest

One view from the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory, in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma, which monitors conditions in the middle of the Amazon forest

A 5mm-square nano-sized Bible on a semiconductor. The tiny Bible contains the original Greek version of the New Testament

A 5mm-square nano-sized Bible on a semiconductor. The tiny Bible contains the original Greek version of the New Testament

Blogs

Agri Corridor Redefined

10 February 2016

Farmers are the backbone of India. Yet what makes the farming scenario so fragile is that it is prone to the vagaries of nature, there's either a deficit or surplus of rainfall. Apart from that, the other concerns include soil fertility, pesticides and insects. While most problem areas are caused by nature, some features like shrinking land are manmade.

Will the banks beat Bitcoin?

9 February 2016

How do the banks feel about Bitcoin? They don't like it. They like the underlying technology, the so called Blockchain, though.

 
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