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Innovation

Real-time Skype language translation now reality
Skype has gone all sci-fi on its users: the app has announced an upgrade offering real-time translation for users. No longer will we be “hindered by geography and language,” as Microsoft believes we’ve opened a new page in the future of communication.

16.12.2014 14:12

Forbes names YotaPhone 2 'Most Disruptive Smartphone' of 2014
For once being disruptive is a good thing. Forbes magazine describes the new Russian designed YotaPhone 2 as 2014's Most Disruptive Smartphone. The review calls it exciting and innovative and is “a rare beast” with both a radical and conformist design.

09.12.2014 14:35

Apple’s new patent dreams of laser beams on iPhones
Apple is developing a new laser-based system for future iPhones, enabling the ubiquitous devices to map their surroundings. The newly submitted patent would bring NASA-like technology to the masses.

08.12.2014 21:27

Australia develops world's most efficient solar panels
​Australian researchers have developed a new method of using commercial solar panels that converts more electricity from sunlight than ever before.

08.12.2014 08:38

Stephen Hawking: Artificial Intelligence could spell end of human race
World-famous physicist Stephen Hawking told the BBC he believes future developments in artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to eradicate mankind.

03.12.2014 09:39

Boris Johnson craves his own drone for personal deliveries
London Mayor Boris Johnson wants a personal drone to deliver his online shopping. Delivery drones flying across the capital’s skies would offer a solution to congestion on London’s streets, he said.

28.11.2014 11:48

Flying robots to work as waiters in Singapore
Flying robotic waiters, known as Infinium-Serve, will be launched in a Singapore restaurant chain by the end of 2015, local media reported on Thursday.

27.11.2014 20:43

​New research to turn salty oceans into a renewable energy source
Dutch researchers are to test a renewable water energy source known as “blue energy” at an experimental facility which opened on Wednesday.

27.11.2014 13:59

Newly-invented plastic from biomass degrades after use
Researchers from North Dakota State University (NDSU) have discovered a way to make a new type of plastic that breaks down and degrades when exposed to a specific kind of light, which reduces it back to molecules.

26.11.2014 15:15

Grenoble bans street ads, to replace billboards with trees
The French city of Grenoble will become the first in Europe to remove all commercial advertising from its streets, with the city’s Green mayor promising to replace the signs and billboards with trees and community noticeboards.

24.11.2014 14:12

Scientists work to create fat-burning 'exercise' product
A team of scientists is working to create a product that can mimic or enhance the fat-burning effects of physical exercises. The key to the magic drink is in a special protein the team is trying to extract from fruit.

21.11.2014 14:06

​Dump ‘n’ ride: Poo-powered, eco-friendly bus hits UK streets
Britain’s first poo-powered bus has done the business - making its maiden journey through the west of England. The bus service, which will run between Bristol and Bath, is completely powered by treated sewage and food waste.

20.11.2014 13:51