Emerging Tech
Emerging Tech

Accidental mutant enzyme sounds scary, but it could help eliminate plastic waste

The world has a plastic waste problem. Fortunately, researchers from the U.K. and United States are here to help, courtesy of a newly created mutant enzyme that can break down PET bottles.
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Boosted graces us with 4 skateboards, including its cheapest model yet

Boosted, the company known for its brightly wheeled eboards recently expanded its product offerings in a serious way. There are four new boards in two different forms, including one that is more affordable.
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A new bracelet can detect if you’re being attacked, automatically call help

Researchers from the University of Alabama have developed a wearable device that could keep people safe in the face of possible physical assault, or elderly people experiencing a fall.
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JPEG XS will be a faster format for 8K streaming, better VR, and safer drones

The organization behind the JPEG is aiming to create faster streaming without sacrificing quality. JPEG XS is a new file format that offers faster -- but not more -- compression for better live-streams.
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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is on its way to the UAE

Just days after announcing that its Hyperloop test track is one step closer to completion in France, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is breaking ground again and moving forward with the first commercial Hyperloop system in the UAE.
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Sleep with the fishes in the world’s first underwater villa

The Maldives is about to open what's said to be "the world's first underwater residence." The plush accommodation will allow guests to lose themselves in the stunning marine life that surrounds their room.
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MIT’s new A.I. could help map the roads Google hasn’t gotten to yet

Researchers from MIT CSAIL have come up with a neural network artificial intelligence that can make the manual mapping of the 20 million miles of roadways around the world significantly easier.
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Mind-reading A.I. algorithm can work out what music is playing in your head

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new dee- learning algorithm that can work out what music a pianist is imagining in his head. Here is how it works.
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Nasal vaccine suspends peanut allergies in mice. Could humans be next?

Researchers at the University of Michigan's Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center have developed a vaccine that can temporarily switch off peanut allergies in mice. Could humans be next?
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Sick of walking everywhere? Here are the best electric skateboards you can buy

Thanks for Kickstarter and Indiegogo, electric skateboards are carving a bigger niche than you might think. Whether you're into speed, mileage, or something a bit more stylish, here are the best electric skateboards on the market.
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Squeeze up! The latest Skyrider airplane seat still looks really uncomfortable

The first Skyrider airplane seat didn't look like a particularly comfortable way to fly, and despite the extra padding, Skyrider 2.0 doesn't look much better. But if seats are cheap and flights short, then how about it?
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7 ambitious DARPA projects that will help out the military of the future

With a multibillion dollar annual budget and access to some of the sharpest minds around, few research labs can dream of matching DARPA. Here are 7 of the amazing projects they're creating.