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Original 'Star Wars' creators lift lid on special 2019-06-28 14:13:22Remember the scene when Luke Skywalker failed his first attempt to blow up the Death Star? Or when C3PO chased him up the stairs of his Tatooine deser

Tech makes it easier to search wilderness for 2019-06-24 03:10:33Yesenia D'Alessandro loaded a GPS tracking app on her cellphone and trudged into a remote Hawaii forest, joining more than 100 other volunteers looki

Paris aims to beat Olympic traffic with flying 2019-06-23 03:12:44Paris aims to give visitors to the 2024 Paris Olympics a flying start by offering airborne taxis to tournament sites straight from the airport.

Interview: Airbus is ready for pilotless jets - 2019-06-17 15:24:17The chief salesman for Airbus says his company already has the technology to fly passenger planes without pilots at all—and is working on winnin

Drones for early detection of forest fires 2019-06-17 10:22:12The UC3M's researchers coordinating the scientific part of the project, Fernando García y Abdulla al-Kaff, from the Department of Systems Engi

Florida law to allow autonomous cars—when they're ready 2019-06-13 13:47:09Self-driving vehicles with no humans on board will be able to operate in Florida—once they're finally ready for prime time—under a bill s

Uber in the air: Flying taxi trials may 2019-06-12 08:25:58Uber Air will start test flights of its aerial taxi service in 2020, and move to commercial operations by 2023, the ABC reported today.

Uber will test unmanned aircraft at Fort Worth 2019-06-11 13:15:56Uber and other companies have a new place to test their driverless—and pilotless—technology in Fort Worth.

Supreme Court sides with Alabama company in patent 2019-06-10 11:40:58The Supreme Court sided Monday with an Alabama technology company over the U.S. Postal Service in a patent dispute.

Amazon says drone deliveries coming 'within months' 2019-06-05 14:56:18Amazon said Wednesday it expects to begin large-scale deliveries by drone in the coming months as it unveiled its newest design for its "Prime Air"

Microgrids can help maximize efficiency of renewable energy 2019-06-05 11:50:09A group of Italian researchers has developed a method that enables more efficient use of energy by smart homes that are connected to a microgrid&mdash

Improving driver safety: A standardized look at distraction 2019-06-05 11:49:42A group of scientists in the USA has developed the first-ever standardized method of evaluating commercially available driver-monitoring systems. The

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A Simpler Way to Stack Solar Cells 2019-07-02 07:00:00A new method of building multi-junction solar cells saves money by using off-the-shelf components.

Biotronik Biomonitor III Injectable Heart Monitor 2019-07-02 01:00:00The tiny Biotronik Biomonitor III can be injected under the skin to monitor the patient’s heart signals for weeks at a time.

3D-Printing Wood with Wood-Ink 2019-07-01 13:00:00A new 3D-printing process that uses a wood-based ink could open the door to bespoke wood-based products that mimic the natural structure of wood.

Canon Aplio Ultrasounds Offer Affordable Quality 2019-07-01 07:00:00The new Aplio a-series ultrasounds from Canon offer advanced imaging at a more affordable price.

Wristband Helps You Track Your Feelings 2019-07-01 01:00:00A smart wrist band able to detect emotion changes in real time could help people suffering from affective disorders better monitor their emotional sta

AI-Enhanced Thermal Cameras Reduce Whale Collisions 2019-06-30 13:00:00Infrared cameras installed on ships could help prevent disastrous whale collisions.

Xmera Bionic Bike Monitors Heart Rate for Better 2019-06-30 07:00:00The Xmera Bionic Bike invention monitors the rider’s heartbeat to provide just the right amount of resistance.

Robotic Arm Tastes Through Bacteria 2019-06-30 01:00:00An innovative biohybrid robotic arm ‘tastes’ its environment with the help of engineered bacteria.

3D-Printed Prostheic is a Quick Learner 2019-06-29 19:00:00A new 3D-printed prosthetic hand learns the wearer’s movement patterns to provide a more user-friendly experience.

Targeted Cancer Therapy Keeps Medicine in Place 2019-06-29 13:00:00A Velcro-type protein that anchors a cancer-killing drug inside the tumor could open the door to safer and more effective cancer treatments.

Eyer Takes Eye Exams with a Smartphone 2019-06-29 01:00:00The smartphone-connected Eyer from Phelcom Technologies can be used in rural clinics to gather a retinal scan for remote diagnosis.

Apple Watch Patent Puts the Camera in the 2019-06-28 19:00:00A new Apple Watch patent would see the camera built into the strap for extra control during picture-taking.

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NUI Galway awarded €3.9m from EU to develop 2019-07-02 06:30:57In Ireland, there are approximately 8,000 individuals living with multiple sclerosis. The post NUI Galway awarded €3.9m from EU to develop multip

Jumping spider discovered with ‘resemblance’ to fashion icon 2019-07-02 05:10:09A curious spider with a crop of white hair, similar to the late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, has been discovered by scientists. The post Jumping

Government launches new regional technology fund 2019-07-02 04:51:49A new Enterprise Ireland fund will comprise two streams relating to new and existing enterprise clustering, with the closing date for applications on

Social media can threaten medical experiments 2019-06-27 05:00:06Drug trials are increasingly being compromised because of participants chatting on social media, write Niccolò Tempini and David Teira. The pos

5 women awarded £25,000 Women in Technology scholarships 2019-06-26 05:58:02Two Irish women were among those selected for Sky’s latest scholarship programme for women in technology. The post 5 women awarded £25,000

‘The need to prepare for a radically different 2019-06-26 05:00:44Elizabeth Bush, a senior climate adviser to Environment and Climate Change Canada, is helping to frame the country’s climate policies. The post

Vegetables could be transmitting antibiotic-resistant bacteria to humans 2019-06-25 10:04:41It is estimated that of the 2m antibiotic-resistant infections reported each year in the US, 20pc are linked to agriculture. The post Vegetables could

You can’t spell ‘LGBTQ ally’ with a silent 2019-06-24 06:00:48This Pride month we must remember that the ‘T’ is not silent in LGBTQ, and we must listen to what the trans community has to say about the

What is the summer solstice? An astronomer explains 2019-06-21 02:11:34Prof Stephen Schneider from University of Massachusetts Amherst explains the celestial movements that make this day special. The post What is the summ

Oxford University receives £150m donation for AI research 2019-06-19 06:35:02A US billionaire has made a significant contribution to Oxford University. The post Oxford University receives £150m donation for AI research ap

Major Sligo Megalithic discovery unlike anything else found 2019-06-17 07:01:00Archaeologists from IT Sligo have unearthed the ancient remains of site that seems to be totally unique on the island of Ireland. The post Major Slig

This ‘rockstar’ aims to save humankind from an 2019-06-17 06:50:24Can we predict when the next asteroid will hit? TechWatch’s Emily McDaid spoke to QUB’s Prof Alan Fitzsimmons to get some answers. The pos


A Physicist and His Son Are 3D-Printing a 2019-07-03 13:50:37 15 years ago, the Motion Picture Association (MPA) released an anti-piracy PSA — that has since turned into a meme — aimed at those who i

AI Poised to Ruin Internet Using “Massive Tsunami” 2019-07-03 13:46:08 Artificial intelligence systems are becoming increasingly sophisticated — new tools can recreate a human’s face and a writer’s voic

CRISPR Helps Scientists Cure HIV In Living Animals 2019-07-03 13:22:55 For the first time, researchers have eliminated HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, from the genomes of living animals — a major accomplish along

These Kinetic, Wrinkle Free Pants Use Your Body’s 2019-07-03 12:55:09 Even though research indicates that the clothes you wear can alter your performance you don’t always have a say in the matter. Professional wor

Billionaires Are Dead Serious About Moving Factories to 2019-07-03 12:49:37 It may sound like something straight out of science fiction, but the idea of moving our industry off of planet Earth seems far less far-fetched than

Possible Alien Radio Signals Way More Common Than 2019-07-03 12:35:39 Last week, astronomers managed to trace a mysterious, fleeting radio signal back to a distant galaxy. Since then, teams from around the world have tr

The Pentagon Wants Its Own Orbital Space Station, 2019-07-03 12:17:27 The U.S. military is in the early stages of sending a self-supporting, autonomous space station into orbit around the Earth. In its earliest stages,

Russian Sub That Caught Fire Possibly Sent to 2019-07-03 11:59:12 On Monday, a Russian submarine caught fire during a mission, killing 14 sailors on board. But the public didn’t find out about it until the nex

What Do a Toy Store and a Tech 2019-07-03 10:50:52 Your clouds can (YCC) 2019 was an immersive experience unlike any conference. Its purpose? To understand how seemingly traditional businesses can uti

White Paper: These 12 Principles Are Shaping the 2019-07-03 10:34:44 As nice as it would be to have the option of catching up on some reading (or sleep) while an autonomous car drives you to work, the real allure of AV

This Room-Sized Device Could Create Artificial Gravity in 2019-07-03 10:27:52 You’ve probably seen one featured in a science fiction movie, including “2001: A Space Odyssey” — massive centrifuge-like spa

Facebook Is Finally Fighting Its Pseudoscience “Miracle Cure” 2019-07-02 17:17:44 Some of the lies floating around on social media are relatively harmless. After all, what’s the worst that can happen if a person believes that

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