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Camera monitoring significantly improves driver safety 2020-09-15 10:46:25A new study has shown HGV drivers drive much more safely when there are cameras in their cabs monitoring their behavior.

Microsoft finds underwater datacenters are reliable, practical, and 2020-09-14 16:03:29Earlier this summer, marine specialists reeled up a shipping-container-size datacenter coated in algae, barnacles and sea anemones from the seafloor o

3-D smart digital model shows calamities in a 2020-09-10 12:27:49A unique 3-D smart digital model has been developed to combine the different streams of data from cities on one common platform, and is the result of

Sick of city din? Try 'noise-cancelling headphones' for 2020-09-10 10:24:33Sick of noise from construction work, speeding trains and car alarms flooding in through the open window of your tiny apartment in a crowded metropoli

I can see loo: Tokyo park gets transparent 2020-09-10 03:57:22Spacious, clean, and almost completely see-through, an unusual new public toilet block has been built in a Tokyo park—but thankfully, the walls

Facebook focuses on smart audio for AR glasses 2020-09-08 12:20:02Inspirational speaker and Amazon best-selling author Sanjo Jendayi once said, "Listening doesn't always equate to hearing. Hearing doesn't always l

Successful maiden flight for energy-efficient Flying-V aircraft 2020-09-08 07:56:15This summer, a team of researchers, engineers and a drone pilot of TU Delft traveled to an airbase in Germany for the first real test flight of the sc

Construction begins on energy storage system relying on 2020-09-07 12:43:19Gravity has been the center of wonderment for physicists, mathematicians and thinkers of all kinds for centuries.

Eyes on the world: Drones change our point 2020-09-07 08:33:25Drones have changed how we see the world. Even more profoundly, drones have transformed how we witness the world: how we decide the events that matter

Now you see it, now you don't: Adding 2020-09-04 07:12:59In conjunction with the Department of Defense, University of South Australia material scientists have developed a range of lightweight panels that can

Qualcomm 5G mmWave call breaks distance record 2020-09-03 13:31:55Qualcomm Technologies announced Monday that it conducted the first successful extended range 5G data call over mmWave.

US agency posts online map to track autonomous 2020-09-02 15:31:35If you've ever seen one of those self-driving vehicles with strange equipment on the roof and wondered where it's going, then there's a website for

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To Clean Up Comments, Let AI Tell Users 2020-09-22 09:00:00It won’t solve everything, but a new study suggests real-time automated feedback could help make the internet a less toxic place.

11 Best Fitness Trackers (and Fitness Watches) for 2020-09-22 09:00:00Do you need an activity tracker for skiing, or for counting your steps around the backyard? We've found the best fitness watches and trackers for eve

Covid-19 Vaccines Could End Up With Bias Built 2020-09-22 08:00:00Some of the leading candidates might work better for the richest people in the world, simply on account of how they're made.

To Make Fairer AI, Physicists Peer Inside Its 2020-09-22 08:00:00After repurposing facial recognition and deepfake tech to study galaxies and the Higgs boson, physicists think they can help shape the responsible use

How to Preorder the Xbox Series X and 2020-09-22 08:00:00Preorders for Microsoft's next-gen consoles go live today. We've compiled the best places you can snag one—and if you should.

Instagram's Founders Explain Their Covid-Charting Obsession 2020-09-22 07:00:00In their first post-Facebook project, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger built rt.live, which state officials can use to plan their reopening.

Does a Millipede Have a Penis? Well ... 2020-09-22 07:00:00From gonopods to pedipalps, nature has a lot of ways to get gametes where they need to go.

Loose Ends: A Literary Supercut of Sci-Fi Last 2020-09-22 07:00:00Miles grinned sleepily, puddled down in his uniform. “Welcome to the beginning.”

What Teaching Online Classes Taught Me About Remote 2020-09-22 07:00:00After teaching for 25 years, yes, moving my classes online has been weird. But then I found moments of gratitude.

Angry Nerd: If You're Dating Online in a 2020-09-22 06:00:00Don't want to see me again? Please, spare me the proper breakup. It's more suitable to our contactless existence.

Get Lost With a Signal-Blocking Smartphone Pouch 2020-09-22 06:00:00It’s not hard for bad actors to track or hack your phone. But put it inside a Faraday pouch and you can drop off the digital map.

Six-Word Sci-Fi: A Story Set in a World 2020-09-22 06:00:00Each month we publish a six-word story—and it could be written by you.

IdeaConnection :: Inventions

The COVID-19 Magic Wand 2020-09-02 07:00:00The COVID-19 pandemic made disinfecting surfaces and objects even more important, than ever. But, some things we own are harder to disinfect than othe

Enhanced Humans 2020-09-02 07:00:00Ekso Bionics, a company specialized in exoskeletons, has created a new exoskeleton that provides the wearer with 15 lb of support on each of his arms.

Nuclear Powered Batteries 2020-09-02 07:00:00A Californian company called NDB has developed a nano-diamond battery, which acts like a mini nuclear generator using nuclear waste. They claim this b

Infinitely Recyclable Plastic 2020-08-28 07:00:00A team of researchers from China, Saudi Arabia, and the United States have developed a new plastic that keep it's qualities after being recycled. Thi

Self Electric Generator to solve SDG-7 2020-08-27 07:00:00SEG is an electric generator that produce clean and renewable electricity di novo by stealing electrons. This prototype (proof of concept) it's the f

Cart Safe, Recyclable Shopping Cart Liner 2020-08-27 07:00:00Cart Safe is the first ever, recyclable shopping cart liner created by a mom that wanted to do everything she could to keep her and her family safe du

Bath Mat for Oil Spills 2020-08-26 07:00:00A team of researchers from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have developed a very efficient, highly-porous, sturdy mat to contai

Breaking the Law of Physics 2020-08-25 07:00:00A team of researchers from the University of Central Florida have created a laser beam, not utilizing the common laws of refraction of light. They cal

Wearable Vision Aid 2020-08-24 07:00:00A team of students from Harvard have developed a device that helps people with reduced sight navigate.

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A day in the life of a health-informatics New! 2020-09-23 11:20:34Francesca Leithold, chief operating officer at Epro, discusses what it’s like to work in health informatics during a pandemic. The post A day in

Is it sustainable to classify ride-hailing drivers as New! 2020-09-23 10:00:54Ride-hailing start-up Alto uses a fleet of fully-employed drivers for its business. Could it be possible for Uber and Lyft to adopt a similar model? T

Women expect lower graduate salaries than men, survey New! 2020-09-23 09:55:31Women entering the fields of business, IT and more expect to earn graduate salaries up to 14pc lower than men, according to a recent IrishJobs.ie surv

Vodafone wants Irish customers to use new app New! 2020-09-23 08:48:44Vodafone Ireland has launched a new app that aims to use AI and phone computing power to speed up Covid-19 research. The post Vodafone wants Irish cu

Why this former Google lead is teaching kids New! 2020-09-23 08:00:51Former Google product director Jessie Jiang explains why she set up Create and Learn to teach children about coding and computer science. The post Why

Microsoft Teams updates: Virtual commutes, meditations and more New! 2020-09-23 07:15:08Updates announced at Microsoft Ignite will see Teams zone in on productivity and wellbeing as businesses continue working from home. The post Microsof

Microsoft takes on Amazon in the data space New! 2020-09-23 06:36:37Microsoft’s new Azure Orbital platform aims to link up satellites in orbit with cloud services down on Earth. The post Microsoft takes on Amazo

Bord na Móna seeks €1.6bn to fund national New! 2020-09-23 05:22:09As part of its plan to generate enough renewable energy to power almost a third of Irish homes by 2030, Bord na Móna has launched a €1.6bn

What did Tesla reveal at its much-hyped Battery New! 2020-09-23 04:26:07Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a number of promises at the company’s Battery Day event, including plans for a $25,000 car built with a cheaper, better

Why should you want to work for a 2020-09-23 02:30:14Opting to work at a company that champions diversity and inclusion can benefit your career prospects, soft skills and more, according to Hays’ Y

SFI launches €2m telecoms infrastructure research initiative 2020-09-22 08:56:31The Open Ireland research initiative, which is primarily funded by Science Foundation Ireland, aims to support advanced experimentation in Irish commu

Facebook launches €4.7m grant scheme for Irish SMEs 2020-09-22 07:35:30The Facebook grant and ad credit fund aims to help support Irish SMEs that have been negatively impacted by Covid-19. The post Facebook launches &euro


Police Trained a Dog to Sniff Out Electronic New! 2020-09-23 17:33:41 State police in Minnesota say that they’ve trained a dog to sniff out electronics like hard drives that could be storing incriminating evidence

California Is Banning All Sales of New Gas-Powered New! 2020-09-23 16:26:45 California governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order today that calls for a complete ban of the sale of any new gasoline-powered vehicles in th

Please No: They’re Redesigning Wikipedia New! 2020-09-23 16:23:40 For the first time in a decade, Wikipedia is getting a makeover. While the substance of the massive online encyclopedia will remain the same, the Wik

A Brazilian City May Have Had Enough COVID-19 New! 2020-09-23 15:30:58 Coronavirus cases in the city of Manaus, Brazil are on the decline, and experts suspect it’s because so many people already caught COVID-19 tha

The Skylight Frame Lets You Upload Pics From New! 2020-09-23 15:12:10 Picture frames that display digital photographs rather than a physical print of one have been around for a while now, but they still make excellent g

Astrophysicists Release Landmark “Movie” of Wobbling Black Hole New! 2020-09-23 14:20:18 In April 2019, a team of scientists showed off a world’s first: an image of a black hole in spectacular detail, using the Event Horizon Telesco

China Suddenly Pledges to Become Completely Carbon Neutral New! 2020-09-23 14:18:46 On Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping made the unexpected announcement that China plans to become totally carbon-neutral by the year 2060. Doing s

Watch Japan’s 60 Foot Gundam Robot Take a New! 2020-09-23 12:13:08 Big-Ass Robot Japan’s gigantic 60-foot tall Gundam robot just took several steps and kneeled. The footage uploaded to YouTube by locals is admi

Scientists: Worms Could Kill Pests on Space Vegetables New! 2020-09-23 12:04:51 If long-term missions to space or even new worlds are to have any chance of success, astronauts will likely need to learn to grow their own food. Tha

The International Space Station Had to Dodge a New! 2020-09-23 11:40:22 On Tuesday night, the International Space Station (ISS) had to swerve out of the way of a piece of incoming space junk. It’s the third time thi

Tesla’s “Plaid” Model S is Real and It’s New! 2020-09-23 11:32:59 During Tesla’s Battery Day event Tuesday evening, CEO Elon Musk showed off a video of its upcoming “Plaid” version of its Model S s

Watch a SpaceX Starship Test Tank Explode Spectacularly New! 2020-09-23 10:46:47 SpaceX just deliberately blew up its latest Starship prototype test tank during a pressure test Tuesday night at the company’s test site in Boc

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