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Samsung has unveiled the first of its prototype Safety Trucks fitted with giant flat-screen displays. The trucks use cameras, wireless video and huge screens to let drivers behind see what is coming towards them without having to risk pulling out dangerously when overtaking.
A revolutionary DNA sequencing instrument to help break the chain of transmission of viruses such as Ebola and Zika has been developed by British scientists. It can identify mutations in viruses in real time, to quickly establish the evolution and geographical journey of the virus through communities.
MIT engineers from MIT have designed a new chip to implement neural networks. It is 10 times as efficient as a mobile GPU, so it could enable mobile devices to run powerful AI algorithms locally, rather than uploading data to the Internet for processing.
Immersive theatre production Virtually Dead combines VR, using the new HTC Vive headset, with a cast of 22 actors in a one-kilometre set in a secret location in East London. Participants must fight to save a town from a plague of zombies.
Microsoft has tested a prototype data center that can operate undersea, eliminating one of the tech industry’s most expensive problems: the air-conditioning bill. It may also answer the growing energy demands of computing by using a turbine or a tidal energy system to generate electricity.
The SXSW Interactive Festival has announced 65 finalists for its annual Innovation Awards, for achievements in digital design, health technology, privacy and security, 3D printing, virtual and augmented reality.
A startup with a smart stove, powered by electronics, thinks that helping homeowners switch to its product could dramatically lower pollution. The Mulciber uses a fan to drive air which forces the fire to burn as completely and as cleanly as possible.
Brad Katsuyama believes that Wall Street is rigged against ordinary investors. So he founded IEX, a startup that’s hoping to become the newest stock exchange to become approved by the SEC.
New wireless ISP Starry aims to shake up the US broadband sector by offering low-cost Internet access at speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, without data caps, delivered via a sleekly designed home router.
Google is testing solar-powered drones at Spaceport America in New Mexico to explore ways to deliver high-speed internet from the air.