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5G's low latency will allow vehicles to transmit braking or directional information to each other

Scania testing 5G networks for autonomous truck platoons

25 May 2016

5G networks are being tested by heavy vehicle manufacturer Scania who believe the technology will help bring about the advent of autonomous truck platooning.

Systems driving this autonomous truck are inspired by the natural behaviour of animals

Driverless truck inspired by animal behaviour

25 May 2016

Swedish researchers are developing software for driverless trucks inspired by the behaviour of biological systems claiming it would make driverless vehicles safer and their development simpler.

McCartney playing the piano next to a 360 degree virtual reality camera

Paul McCartney releasing virtual reality song featurettes

25 May 2016

Paul McCartney is releasing a series of virtual reality features that will see him guide fans through some of his most well-known songs with archival footage and anecdotes about their recording process.

A device developed by MIT researchers that first turns sunlight into heat to increase efficiency of solar cells

Turning sunlight into heat doubles solar cell efficiency

25 May 2016

Turning sunlight into heat before generating electrical power can more than double efficiency of solar cells and break through an efficiency limit established more than 50 years ago.

Cockpit voice recognition system could improve inflight safety

25 May 2016

Advanced voice recognition software for use inside aircraft cockpits is being trialled at Honeywell Aerospace, as part of research into the use of avionics technology to decrease pilot workload and improve inflight safety.

'Advanced Color ePaper' has a much wider colour gamut than earlier attempts at the technology

Full colour e-ink display could bring magazines to Kindles

25 May 2016

E Ink, the company that developed the screens used on e-readers such as Amazon’s Kindle, has announced a coloured version.

The EgyptAir disaster highlights the urgency of implementing changes in black box technology

Struggle to find blackboxes despite years of calls for technology change

24 May 2016

Rescue teams searching for wreckage and black boxes of the lost EgyptAir Flight 804 in the Mediterranean Sea are racing against the time due to the same technical limitations pinpointed seven years ago during the search for Air France Flight 447 in the Atlantic Ocean.

The driverless algorithm was tested on vehicles that were one-fifth the size of their full-size counterparts

Driverless algorithm allows racing cars to maintain stability

24 May 2016

Driverless vehicles have been shown to maintain control even as they manoeuvre around sharp corners at speed using a new algorithm coupled with on-board computers.

Up to seven bidders have reportedly expressed interest in Tata Steel's UK assets

Bids for Tata’s struggling UK steel business submitted

24 May 2016

Up to seven bidders have expressed interest in buying Tata’s UK steel-making assets ahead of negotiations that will determine the future of the crisis-hit industry in Britain.

The first fracking operation in the UK has been approved since earthquake risk concerns have been raised in 2011

Milestone for UK fracking as North Yorkshire council gives go-ahead

24 May 2016

The first fracking operation in the UK since 2011 earthquake scares has been approved by North Yorkshire councillors, stirring a fresh debate on the benefits and risks of the controversial gas extraction method.

Bernard Charles

Life science focus affirmed by Dassault Systèmes

24 May 2016

Dassault Systèmes used the opening day of its inaugural ‘Science In The Age Of Experience’ conference to restate its commitment, and shift in company focus, to life sciences and its ambition to encourage wider uptake of its 3DExperience cloud-based simulation platform in order to accelerate science-based innovations.

Environmentalists have argued fracking is not compatible with efforts to tackle climate change

North Yorkshire fracking decision voted on today

23 May 2016

North Yorkshire councillors are to decide on whether to grant a fracking permit to UK firm Third Energy today, but objectors have said they do not want the county to become known as the ‘fracking capital of the UK’.

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