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Innovation

(Back to) the Future is here: Lexus builds a working hoverboard
While it isn’t quite a flying car, one highly-anticipated vision of 2015 predicted 30 years ago in ‘Back to the Future’ seems to be just around the corner: Lexus has announced that it managed to build a functional hoverboard.

24.06.2015 18:26

Pepper first emotional humanoid robot to be sold in Japan for $1,600
A joint venture between Japan’s SoftBank, China’s Alibaba and Foxconn Technology is bringing the emotional human-like robot Pepper to the global market. It’s the first step to make robots available to general consumers for home and work.

19.06.2015 07:14

'Unexplored territory': Robots to build 3D-printed bridge across Amsterdam canal
There are more than 1,200 bridges cross the canals of Amsterdam, but one may soon stand out more – because it will be 3D-printed and built by robots. The machines will create the bridge mid-air, constructing their own supports along the way.

15.06.2015 11:18

Russia, China plan to develop joint transport navigation platform
​Russia and China plan to develop a joint transport navigation platform that bundles the advantages of Russia’s GLONASS and China’s BeiDou navigation satellite systems. The platform will be developed for commercial trucks this year.

05.06.2015 08:58

China develops first facial recognition ATM
China has unveiled the world’s first ATM with facial recognition technology, which its designers say will help reduce theft and fraud.

31.05.2015 21:11

Tiny $9 computer CHIP rocks Kickstarter, promising tons of free apps
A $9 computer created in California, does everything any average family PC is supposed to do including surfing, programming and entertainment. The tiny gadget has raised more than $1.5 million on Kickstarter – 30 times more than its developers asked for.

23.05.2015 12:40

Thomson Reuters launches tool to track Russian sanctions
Financial news agency Thomson Reuters has launched a Russian Sanctions Tracking Service to monitor the impact of sanctions on Russian businesses. The service will be updated daily from open sources and databases.

18.05.2015 14:36

Switzerland unveils its first driverless cars
A Swiss leading telecom provider has reported on the first test-drives of an autonomous car equipped with sensors, computers and special software. The car is being trialed around the streets of Zurich with two human passengers on board, Swisscom said.

12.05.2015 18:27

Cashless Denmark: Should total e-commerce be embraced?
With Denmark moving towards a completely cash-free economy there has been a heated debate between the experts who think it’s a natural thing caused by technological development and those who warn that total traceability has a dark side.

11.05.2015 16:21

Not quite ‘Armageddon’, but close: NASA to launch asteroid capture mission
Hollywood-style planetary defense may be one step closer to reality as NASA announced it was going ahead with a plan to capture and redirect an asteroid into the Earth’s orbit. Real orbital defense is still decades away, though.

05.05.2015 16:26

Wave of future: 3D printing industry to quadruple by 2020
3D printing can produce almost everything from human stem cells to a car,and is at its most popular in the industry's 29–year history. It has grown by 35.2 percent in 2014 and is expected to become a $20.2 billion global industry by the end of the decade.

28.04.2015 12:40

Russia 1st to test 10Gen uranium enrichment centrifuges
Rosatom, Russia’s nuclear agency, confirms scientists are testing 10th generation centrifuges. No other country even possesses 9th gen tech, putting Rosatom years ahead of the competition.

27.04.2015 06:41