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Samsung Tests ‘Transparent’ Safety Trucks

Samsung Tests ‘Transparent’ Safety Trucks

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.

From Ebola To Zika, Tiny Mobile Lab Gives Real-Time DNA Data On Outbreaks

From Ebola To Zika, Tiny Mobile Lab Gives Real-Time DNA Data On Outbreaks

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.

Energy-Friendly Chip Performs Powerful AI Tasks

Energy-Friendly Chip Performs Powerful AI Tasks

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.

Virtually Dead Combines Horror VR With Immersive Theatre

Virtually Dead Combines Horror VR With Immersive Theatre

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 Tests Underwater Data Centre

Microsoft Tests Underwater Data Centre

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.

MF Fire Wood Stove Offers Pollution-Free Heating

MF Fire Wood Stove Offers Pollution-Free Heating

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.

Starry Wireless ISP Targets US Broadband Sector

Starry Wireless ISP Targets US Broadband Sector

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.