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New Collision-Avoidance Technology Helps Save Humanitarian Workers

A lot of good can be done with humanitarian aid, but transporting people and supplies around the world has major logistics problems. Road accidents are a leading cause of death among humanitarian workers. Now, an innovative developer of collision-avoidance technology is teaming up with a group of safety-conscious businesses and charities to help preserve the lives of aid workers -- and expand the reach of humanitarian organizations worldwide.

Robots Will Soon Deliver Both Medicine And Mail

A German post office is testing a delivery drone which could be used to provide remote areas with medicine and other much-needed supplies. The little yellow aircraft just completed its first flight, from a pharmacy in the city of Bonn to the company's headquarters across the Rhine.

Nelson Mandela Apps: An Icon's Footprints Across The Digital Landscape

It's difficult to say good-bye to a man as formidable as Nelson Mandela. TV, Radio and the blogosphere have been flooded with updates, and I suspect this will continue for some time. Living in the digital age, as mankind moves forward, it's apparent that we will all be memorialized when the time comes with what we leave behind on the Internet.

New Aluminum-Air Battery Makes Electric Cars Worry-Free

There are plenty of electric cars on the market today, but most of us are still driving the traditional gas-guzzlers. Why? Lack of recharging infastructure and so-called "range-anxiety" are two primary reasons for dismal electric car usage right now, but the future is coming. A new battery for electric cars may solve both problems and usher in a new age of worry-free transportation.

Need A Little Kabbage To Finance Your Small Business?

Even with the economy relaxing somewhat, bank loans are still a little tight and VC money is not always available for small businesses. So SME entrepreneurs today are seeking more creative ways to obtain capital to finance their business. One such new method to secure funds is from the appropriately named platform, Kabbage.

Just Like Google, Brazilian Government Is Testing Balloons To Provide Internet In Remote Locations

Back in the Summer of 2013, Google presented the "Project Loon", which aims to provide Internet access to rural and remote areas. To achieve so, Google will use high-altitude balloons to create a wireless network, which will then provide up to 3G-like speeds. With the same goal in mind, the Brazilian Government has recently began tests in order to set up a similar network in the country.

The Path To Better Robots Lies In Teaching Them Human Interaction

If we're to create robots that can truly relate to human beings, they can't simply be developed in a laboratory. That's a recipe for disaster. Instead, more researchers across the world are turning to other men and women to help them develop their machines...through simple interaction.

Using Subway Heat To Warm Up Homes

If you ever traveled in the London subway/metro/tube/underground, then you know it can get a little bit crowded sometimes. That many people, as well as the vehicles themselves, exhale heat which is then lost and dissipated into the air. Well, not anymore - at least in London. There is a technology being developed in order to use all that heat to warm up houses nearby.

Robots Of The Future Might Be Powered By Pee

Robots of the future might be the ultimate expression of symbiosis. That is to say, they might be powered by human waste products. Researchers in London have developed an artificial heart that pumps human urine, converting it into electricity. Quite the interesting alternative to a toilet, isn't it?

Artificial Intelligence Programs To Help Schools Teach Kids Writing

The artificial intelligence of machines is now being used to build real intelligence in human students, especially when it comes to developing writing skills. Three innovative software programs designed to support classroom writing instruction have been selected for nationwide classroom trials this fall. These programs give students instant feedback on their essays, helping them learn to write more effective prose.