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How can tech help our children? Find out at the Global Innovations for Children and Youth Summit

UNICEF and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland's "Start-up to Scale-up: Global Innovations for Children and Youth Summit" operates around "the theme of accelerating progress for the world's most disadvantaged children and youth."

The inside of this RV looks part spaceship, part luxury tiny home

Tonight the Travel Channel will air an episode of Extreme RVs detailing Bran Ferren's KiraVan. It's meant to withstand extreme terrain, so he can travel almost anywhere with his daughter.
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New research says CEOs should fear work automation more than landscapers

No, robots will not take all our jobs -- at least not in the near future. That’s one of the main messages from a research article published by the McKinsey Global Institute. Another takeaway is that CEOs have more to fear from automation…
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Google finally brings virtual reality content to YouTube

From 360-degree videos to virtual reality, YouTube creators can now go wild in uploading virtual reality videos to YouTube. Users can view the videos normally, or though their Google Cardboard headsets.

Time to discuss AI ethics — experts gather in January

Some of the brightest minds working in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) will meet up at New York University this coming January. The assembled gathering will discuss the ethical implications of working with artificial intelligence…

The world’s first autonomous buses will debut in Switzerland in spring 2016

Swiss-based startup BestMile is collaborating with PostBus (or CarPostal) to introduce the world's first autonomous public transport system. The initial fleet of electric vehicles will debut in spring 2016 in the city of Sion, Valais.
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Transparent solar cells are here, but they won't see the light of day for years

Ubiquitous Energy is making transparent solar power cells a reality in commercial technology with consumer tech applications in wearable gadgets, smart phone screens, and even in solar powered glass panels that could power whole…
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Boston drone maker releases surveillance UAV that can fly forever

A new drone from Boston drone maker CyPhy Works can fly forever using a very small filament that operates as a tether, and is attached to the drone to serve as a non-stop power supply.

The Pulse uses 3D sensors to turn your every movement into music

Virtual reality music controller the Pulse can sense multiple movements, including hands floating above its surface. The device may be coming to a stage near you, provided the company behind it can raise its $150,000 Kickstarter goal.
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World’s first use of gene editing in leukemia saves life of infant girl

An infant with 'incurable' leukemia was the first person to be successfully treated using the experimental technique of gene editing.
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Does this man hold the key to practical wireless charging? Cota sure looks like it

Hatem Zeine has been cracking the code of wireless power delivery since 2001, and his startup Ossia is finally ready to banish dead batteries forever with Cota, a remote wireless power system he hopes to bring to market in 2016.