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Can cycling be safer if bikes are smarter and 'talk' to cars?

Jake Sigal wants to make biking safer. To do that, Sigal and his Detroit-area software company, Tome, plan to make bicycles, or their accessories, smarter and allow them to communicate with the cars and trucks that occupy the same streets, sometimes leading to fatal interactions.

Security cameras are vulnerable to attacks using infrared light: study

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have demonstrated that security cameras infected with malware can receive covert signals and leak sensitive information from the very same surveillance devices used to protect facilities.

Self-driving Uber fleet returns to service following crash

Uber has resumed self-driving vehicle service in Pittsburgh following a crash.

Twitter touts victories in war on extremist content

Twitter on Tuesday touted victories in the battle against tweets promoting extremist violence, saying it has been vanquishing those kinds of accounts before governments even ask.

Research sparks new way to predict movie-goers' facial expressions

Researchers in SFU's School of Computing Science have been working with Disney Research to develop a new way to assess and predict the facial expressions of movie goers. This method could help to make artificial data created in animation look more realistic.

Researchers' work pushes battery tech forward

University of Central Florida Assistant Professor Yang Yang's research group has developed two promising energy storage technologies in its work with sustainable energy systems.

Words With Friends adds 50,000 pop culture words

Tell your bae or your bestie: The mobile game Words With Friends is adding thousands of pop culture words as part of its largest dictionary update in the game's eight-year history.

A pirate site explores a new way of paying for the internet that doesn't involve ads

To say that advertising as the main business model of the internet is in a crisis would be an understatement. For a start, there is the fact that Google and Facebook between them suck up most of the revenue from digital advertising.Show More Summary

Researchers working on ways to power the next generation of prosthetic limbs

Scientists from Deakin University's and CSIRO's Battery Technology Research and Innovation Hub (BatTRI-Hub) are aiming to develop safe and reliable batteries for a unique robotic hand created by researchers from the University of Wollongong as part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES).

Accelerator company develops product to help wind turbines

Sharks swimming deep in the ocean, geckos climbing up trees and wind turbines towering over West Texas don't have a lot in common. At least, not yet.

Bike-sharing schemes might seem like a waste of space, but the economics makes sense

Have you ever walked past (or tripped over) a shared bike and wondered how it's possible for the business to survive with a ride costing as little as A$2 per half hour?

Revealing the cause for high air content in concrete

A study carried out in Aalto University showed that the effectiveness of the mixing process has a great significance when newer plasticizing additives are used.

The sublime challenge of jet noise

Humans make a lot of noise. The riffs of heavy metal bands like Metallica and Kiss have soared to levels in the 130-decibel range, levels sure to lead to auditory damage.

How VR is revolutionizing the way future doctors are learning about our bodies

Wearing virtual reality goggles, Jordan Holler was hard at work taking apart muscles inside of a body.

Music piracy on increase worldwide: industry group

Music piracy is on the increase worldwide, with 40 percent of users are accessing unlicensed music, up from 35 percent last year, the global recorded music industry group IFPI said.

Fujitsu develops world's first wearable, hands-free speech translation device

Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the development of the world's first wearable, hands-free speech translation device, suitable for tasks in which the users' hands are often occupied, such as in diagnoses or treatment in healthca...

Soft robotics: self-contained soft actuator three times stronger than natural muscle, without the need of externals

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have solved a long-standing issue in the creation of untethered soft robots whose actions and movements can help mimic natural biological systems. A group in the Creative Machines lab led by Hod Lipson,...Show More Summary

Bringing harmony to discord in the IoT world

Billions of devices are connected to wireless networks all over the globe, and because of the Internet of Things (IoT), they're starting to communicate with each other and the cloud now more than ever. Today, some of our devices canShow More Summary

Startup Pi out to slice the charging cord

Silicon Valley youngster Pi on Monday claimed it had developed the world's first wireless charger that does away with cords or mats to charge devices.

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