INSTAGRAM CO-FOUNDERS SYSTROM AND KRIEGER ARE LEAVING THE FIRM

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are stepping down from their respective roles as CEO and CTO at the image- and video-sharing giant, which is owned by Facebook. Systrom confirmed the move in a blog post Monday evening, following an earlier report by the New York Times about the duo’s departure. In the post, […]

MANUAL OR AUTOMATIC ? WHICH DO YOU THINK HAS BETTER FUEL ECONOMY?

When you’re shopping for a new car, you want to get a well-priced vehicle that won’t be too expensive to own. One of the biggest costs of owning a car is keeping it fueled. So, it makes sense that budget-conscious consumers go for cars with great fuel economy. If you want to save at the […]

JAPAN TAKES FIRST STEP TOWARDS BUILDING A SPACE ELEVATOR

Rocket launches are difficult. They’re expensive, they require an insane amount of fuel, their exhausts blast pollution into the atmosphere. One concept that seems straight out of science fiction could solve these problems: an elevator connecting Earth and space. And now Japanese engineers are about to start testing one. On September 11, a team from […]

“HAL” THE ROBOT CHILD BLEEDS, SCREAMS AND CRIES FOR IT’S MOTHER

Medical training exercises are getting more and more realistic. Recently, companies have developed robots that medical students can practise on. The idea is that these pretend people can lead us a little way into the uncanny valley, so we have to deal with the emotional response as well as the methodology behind a procedure. One […]

ROBOT TEACHERS INVADE CHINESE KINDER GARDENS

The Chinese kindergarden children giggled as they worked to solve puzzles assigned by their new teaching assistant: a roundish, short educator with a screen for a face. Just under 60 centimetres (two feet) high, the autonomous robot named Keeko has been a hit in several kindergartens, telling stories and challenging children with logic problems. Round […]

3D PRINTED FOOD COULD SOON BE COMING TO A KITCHEN NEAR YOU

Sometimes technology is fascinating, other times it’s frustrating, and more often than not, it’s beyond frightening. If you fancy yourself a foodie, you might consider this brand-new tech innovation a combination of all three. Prepare yourself: 3-D printing could be coming to a kitchen near you. Scientists attending this week’s 2018 Experimental Biology Meeting in […]

DO YOU KNOW FOR WHAT THE WORLD’S FASTEST COMPUTER IS USED FOR?

For most of us, a computer probably seems fast enough if it’s able to run “LEGO Lord of the Rings” or a YouTube video of an English bulldog on a skateboard without slowing to a crawl. But for scientists who need to work on really complicated problems, the mere 158 billion calculations per second that […]

HERE’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR CAR GETS RECALLED!

An automotive recall is issued when a car manufacturer or a government safety agency determines that a batch of cars has, or may have, safety-related defects. If your car has been recalled, it doesn’t matter when or where you bought it. Whether you bought your car new or used, its manufacturer is on the hook […]

PASSENGER’S HAIL WORLD’S FIRST TEST RUN FOR SELF DRIVING TAXI IN TOKYO

Paying customers have been transported through the busy streets of Tokyo in what has been billed as a world first public test drive for self-driving taxis. The autonomous car – developed by Japanese technology firm ZMP and cab company Hinomaru Kotsu – carried three volunteer passengers just over three miles on its maiden voyage between […]