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公開日時: 2020-08-04 00:00:00

$26-million robot dolphins for marine zoo
Visiting marine parks during the summers has been a staple activity for families. People, especially children, love to get more knowledge about marine life. However, people often choose to step back from such a park due to health and ethical concerns. Keeping the issues in mind, New Zealand-based company Edge Innovations has developed robotic dolphins by combining AI and animatronics to augment the marine park experience. Visitors to a Chinese aquarium will be the first to experience these life-like animal robots....

公開日時: 2020-08-01 00:00:00

Trimarans powered by ocean waves
As an island nation, the Philippines depends on boats, ferries, and cargo ships for transportation of goods and people across its 7,000 islands. That places the country at a very good vantage point for trade over the waters, especially with world sea trade projected to grow by 3.8% per year until 2023. However, the Philippines wants to reduce the contribution of seafaring vessels to global carbon emissions. To address this challenge, an innovation is in the making. Traditional boats called ‘Bangka’ are being converted to hybrid vessels with an internal engine for the initial propulsion and the capability to generate energy from the sea waves when sailing out at sea....

公開日時: 2020-07-31 00:00:00

Trend: Millennials move in with parents
Living with parents in the US is often considered as irresponsible and frowned upon. But the current situation might change the perception. Due to the pandemic, many millennials are moving back in with their parents....

公開日時: 2020-07-30 00:00:00

Live sports returns to TV
Much to the relief of sports fans and broadcasters, live sports events are back after several dry months following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. While sports lovers are relishing the return of big-time sports events, TV broadcasters are also going through a revival of sorts....

公開日時: 2020-07-29 00:00:00

Bike thief, beware; ‘uncuttable’ lock will soon be here!
Stealing a bike is fairly easy. That can be vouched for by any of the two million people in North America who have had their bikes stolen in 2019 alone. On an average, a bike goes missing every 30 seconds. This statistic has to do less with the art of thievery and more with the flimsy locking system in most bikes. However, according to scientists at U.K.’s Durham University, an uncuttable lock inspired by nature can stop the flurry of bike thefts....

公開日時: 2020-07-28 00:00:00

Google can now translate ancient Egyptian language
Egyptologists recently celebrated the 221st anniversary of the discovery of Rosetta Stone, an inscribed stone that has played a big role in enhancing our knowledge about the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic language. To coincide with that occasion, Google launched an AI-based tool called Fabricius....

公開日時: 2020-07-23 00:00:00

Bitcoin heist on Twitter
On July 15, many high-profile Twitter accounts were hijacked by hackers. The accounts included those of Tesla’s CEO Elon musk, presidential candidate Joe Biden, former president Barack Obama, television personality Kim Kardashian West and her husband Kanye West, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos, and Apple’s official account. The hackers used the accounts to solicit cryptocurrency from gullible followers of these influential personalities....

公開日時: 2020-07-22 00:00:00

Kenya connects through Google’s "balloons"
Kenya, famous for wildlife safaris, is also known to be one of the countries with least Internet connectivity. To amend that situation, Google’s Project Loon is working toward launching a fleet of "Internet balloons" in remote parts of the country. The attempt is a collaboration between Project Loon and Telkom, Kenya’s leading telecommunications provider. The partnership is set to reduce the ‘digital gap’ in Africa, where only 28% of the 1.3 billion population had access to the Internet in 2019...

公開日時: 2020-07-21 00:00:00

Japan’s new "disaster-proof" bullet train
Japan has arguably the world’s most efficient form of transportation in the form of its bullet trains. Touching speeds of 200 mph, the bullet trains are also punctual down to the second. However, Japan is also one of those countries that has seen many natural disasters through the years, including earthquakes, typhoons, and tsunami. Considering this aspect, the country’s latest bullet train, introduced this month, has an innovative feature that will keep it moving even in the eventuality of a disaster that leads to complete power failure....

公開日時: 2020-07-18 00:00:00

Upcycled footwear keeping Italian businesses alive
Due to the unprecedented situation currently prevailing in the world, many companies have reached their nadir. They find themselves in the unenviable position of either seeking financial help or closing down. However, there are some bright spots even in these trying times. One such example is the enterprise shown by two women in Italy, both drawing inspiration from their friendship to make a positive change in the fashion industry....

公開日時: 2020-07-17 00:00:00

Google bans ads for "shady" products
In a recent updated blog post, Google has declared that it would ban advertisements for products or services that promote spying on, or tracking, another person without their consent. Products such as GPS trackers, cameras, audio recorders, and other portable monitoring devices, which are often classified as spyware, will come under the scanner as part of Google’s updated Dishonest Behavior Policy....

公開日時: 2020-07-16 00:00:00

Switzerland asks companies to pay their employees rent
Last year, Switzerland’s federal high court ruled that companies should help remote employees by paying a part of their rent. This ruling went unnoticed then. However, in the light of the pandemic this year, it has become very relevant because many people are working from home now....

公開日時: 2020-07-15 00:00:00

IBM and Notre Dame collaborate for ethical technologies
The rapid development of technology brings a wide range of opportunities for companies, businesses, governments, and individuals. But ‘smart technology’ has a downside: it is not always ethical. To give that human touch to technology, IBM Corporation has collaborated with the University of Notre Dame to form a Tech Ethics Lab that aims to change existing approaches toward technology....

公開日時: 2020-07-14 00:00:00

Voyager: 43 years of excellence
NASA’s Voyager space probes have been around for a little more than four decades. Voyager 1 and 2 are responsible for many of the first discoveries about space known to humanity. Not only are the twin probes the farthest travelling spacecraft ever, but they have also allowed scientists to explore unseen views of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. All of this shows that the technology behind the Voyager probes continues to endure till today....

公開日時: 2020-07-11 00:00:00

Delivery wars: Some win, some lose
In the last quarter, social distancing norms have resulted in some successes and many losers in the business world. Uber Technologies has had a taste of both ends; while Uber Cabs has taken a big hit because commuters have stayed away from the confines of a shared ride, Uber Eats has benefited from the surge in orders for food deliveries....

公開日時: 2020-07-10 00:00:00

End of an era for Boeing jumbo jets
Boeing’s twin-aisle 747 jumbo jet is being discontinued after more than over 50 years in service. The company made its decision quietly without making official statements or informing employees about the change....

公開日時: 2020-07-09 00:00:00

Burglaries on the decline in US
Shocking as it may sound, crimes of all kinds have decreased significantly in the US over the last 25 years, and burglaries seem to have declined the most. According to reports, the current rate of reported burglaries is a fifth of what it was in 1980. But what has caused this decline?...

公開日時: 2020-07-08 00:00:00

Sotheby’s first virtual auction
Due to the current situation around the world, companies are migrating to the digital mode to keep their businesses running and maintain their contact with customers. Keeping that trend, London-based auctioning house Sotheby’s conducted its first virtual auction that saw artworks worth more than $400 million at stake....

公開日時: 2020-07-07 00:00:00

Case of the missing $2 billion
Until the end of 2018, everything was hunky-dory for fintech company Wirecard. It was hailed as Germany’s rising tech star with a valuation of 24 billion euros ($27 billion).It featured in Germany’s DAX stock index, alongside titans such as Adidas, BMW, and SAP. And then it suffered several small setbacks in 2019 before disaster finally struck few days ago....

公開日時: 2020-07-04 00:00:00

Master’s in ninja studies, a first in the world
Ninjas are known for their high level of secrecy and skills of the highest order. Their history, which goes back to feudal Japan and at least the 14th century, is replete with acts of valor and bravery. Ninjas were also famed for espionage, sabotage, and guerrilla warfare. But that connotation has changed significantly, as reflected in the achievement of 45-year-old Genichi Mitsuhashi, who has become the world’s first student to graduate from a Japanese university with a master's degree in ninja studies....