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A low-cost tablet can improve heart-condition diagnoses in developing countries

Heart-monitoring tablet named best tech innovation for Africa

A telemedicine device for monitoring heart conditions remotely has been named the best invention for the African continent by the Royal Academy of Engineering in the second year of the Africa Prize.

New software lets users control their phones by pressure and squeezing

App lets users control their phone by squeezing

American engineers have developed software that allows users to control their phones by squeezing and pressure without the need to install additional sensors.

Researchers created videos capturing ultrabright laser pulses vaporising water droplets

X-ray laser reveals first of a kind images of exploding water droplets

American researchers have created first of its kind videos of water droplets being vaporised by the world’s brightest X-ray laser.

A study suggests  the cost of building the HS2 will be five times as high as that of a similar track in France

HS2 to cost 'five times as much as TGV', study finds

The UK is building its HS2 high-speed rail line to Birmingham at five times the cost of a comparable TGV track in France, a new report has claimed.

A textile-based inflatable module will be attached to the International Space Station for two years

Nasa inflates Bigelow space station module

Nasa has started the process of inflating a textile-based space station module that will test technologies for future space travel.

Features
The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, Barcelona

Barcelona: the world’s smartest city?

Many cities say that they are the world’s “smartest”. It’s an easy claim to make, as there is no agreed criteria to define what makes a city “smart”. Barcelona is one of the leading contenders for the Smart City crown, with regular appearances among “Top Five Smart City” rankings and even topping some of them. E&T went to the Catalan capital to investigate.

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Greening a Smart City

How do we keep air clean, our carbon footprint low, the population healthy and the environment ‘green’?

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Powering a Smart City

Resilience in the grid is crucial, but will smart developments be met by advances in renewable energy?

A graphic showing IP address of houses on a laptop

Securing the Smart City

The web of connections underpinning the smart city needs to be well protected against evil-doers.

The big picture
Healthy vegetation in these fields in Alberta, Canada, appears bright red in this near infrared (NIR) data satellite image

Healthy vegetation in these fields in Alberta, Canada, appears bright red in this near infrared (NIR) data satellite image

Radial, wedge-shaped fields in Bolivia, part of the Tierras Bajas agricultural relocation project

Radial, wedge-shaped fields in Bolivia, part of the Tierras Bajas agricultural relocation project

Broadband internet is finally coming to the people of Cuba, at least in certain parts of historic Havana

Broadband internet is finally coming to the people of Cuba, at least in certain parts of historic Havana

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

Blogs

When acquisitions attack

27 May 2016

"We were in the jungle, there were too many of us, we had access to too much money, too much equipment - and little by little we went insane." Francis Ford Coppola's analysis of what went wrong in the making of Apocalypse Now could apply equally well to the affluenza that grips large corporations when they run of short of idea but are long on cash. Apple has the kind of cash reserves that could just about buy a company of Time Warner's bulk and, according to rumours, is thinking about doing it. Be afraid Apple shareholders. Be very afraid.

MoboMoney gearing up for next wave of growth

27 May 2016

I always knew that mobile banking and wallets are hot topics. So when a key representative of Tech Mahindra contacted me to discuss about MoboMoney, its digital payment solution, I knew it was time to sit up and take note of it. And my guess is as good as yours.

 
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