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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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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

New Zealand startup eyes global wireless electrical grid 2020-08-31 15:31:49A startup energy company in New Zealand believes it can power the world with a wireless electric transmission system that can bring power to hard-to-r

Amazon wins FAA approval to deliver packages by 2020-08-31 14:22:52Getting an Amazon package delivered from the sky is closer to becoming a reality.

Elon Musk wants YOU to build a brain-computer 2020-08-29 05:18:30Elon Musk isn't content with electric cars, shooting people into orbit, populating Mars and building underground tunnels to solve traffic problems. H

Energy firm says its nuclear-waste fueled diamond batteries 2020-08-28 14:40:01A cellphone power source that lasts nine years. An auto-battery pack that lasts nearly a century. A pacemaker that is powered to last 28,000 years.

Japan's 'flying car' gets off ground, with a 2020-08-28 06:18:50The decades-old dream of zipping around in the sky as simply as driving on highways may be becoming less illusory.

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SFI launches €2m telecoms infrastructure research initiative New! 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 New! 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

Cork legaltech firm Bundledocs raises €600,000 New! 2020-09-22 05:46:21Cork-based software business Bundledocs has raised €600,000 to accelerate its global growth plans and expand its team. The post Cork legaltech fi

SEAI awards €28m through Community Energy Grant Scheme New! 2020-09-22 05:16:03This investment will deliver sustainable energy upgrades to 39 community projects across Ireland. The post SEAI awards €28m through Community Ene

Insurance Office of America announces 40 new tech New! 2020-09-22 04:55:20Insurance Office of America will be hiring for software developers, data analysts, IT support and more at its new technology centre in Northern Irelan

What you need to know about Microsoft’s $7.5bn New! 2020-09-22 04:45:30Microsoft is planning its largest gaming acquisition to date with the $7.5bn purchase of Bethesda's parent company, ZeniMax Media. But what does that

Edwards to bring 120 jobs to Dublin New! 2020-09-22 04:23:09Edwards will support the semiconductor manufacturing industry in Ireland with a new $7.5m facility. The post Edwards to bring 120 jobs to Dublin appea

Simply Blue Energy announces jobs at new Cork New! 2020-09-22 03:36:03Early-stage marine project developer Simply Blue Energy has announced plans to create eight jobs at its new headquarters in Blackrock, Co Cork. The po

How do you go from graduate to fully New! 2020-09-22 02:49:53Amy Rowe, a software development engineer at Mastercard, explains how she moved from intern to graduate to full-time employee at the company. The post

‘Product management didn’t even exist as a profession New! 2020-09-22 02:00:02Autodesk’s Amy Bunszel discusses how she became a product management exec, how cloud-based tech has gone from a ‘nice to have’ to a

Eir owner Iliad plans to snap up Poland’s 2020-09-21 08:47:16With the acquisition of Play Communications, Iliad will become the sixth-largest telecoms mobile operator in Europe. The post Eir owner Iliad plans to

ESB Telecoms and Siro to deploy high-speed ethernet 2020-09-21 07:23:06ESB Telecoms and Siro have partnered to install high-speed ethernet services for Irish operators in 13 urban centres. The post ESB Telecoms and Siro

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To Clean Up Comments, Let AI Tell Users New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 ... New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 2020-09-22 06:00:00Each month we publish a six-word story—and it could be written by you.