Drexel’s new spray on antennas can connect everything to the internet

Drexel’s new spray on antennas can connect everything to the internet

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Tomorrow’s world will be increasingly connected, and connecting old legacy devices and things has been difficult, but it’s about to get much easier.   Engineers are good at making minuscule antennas. Nowadays, we can cram antennas into our smartphones or smartwatches without much trouble. But...

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Google’s Eric Schmidt says the “Internet will disappear”

Google’s Eric Schmidt says the “Internet will disappear”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the number of connected devices proliferates the internet we knew and loved is going away, and being replaced by something else, but what should we call it?   It’s obvious when you think about it – the end of the Internet is drawing near...

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New electronics breakthrough lets devices run for years without batteries

New electronics breakthrough lets devices run for years without batteries

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New transistor design scavenges energy and paves the way for ultra low power electronics.   Transistors are found in almost every electronic device and now a new ultra low power transistor design from the engineers at the University of Cambridge that lets them operate by ‘scavenging’ energy...

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Pittsburgs AI traffic lights help commuters get there faster

Pittsburgs AI traffic lights help commuters get there faster

In Pittsburg even the traffic lights are intelligent Idling in rushhour traffic can be mind-numbing. It also carries other costs. Traffic congestion costs the US economy $121 billion a year, mostly due to lost productivity, and produces about 25 billion kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions, Carnegie Mellon University professor of...

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Dubai announces plans to put the entire Emirate onto the blockchain

Dubai announces plans to put the entire Emirate onto the blockchain

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dubai wants to become less dependent on oil and the emirate is rapidly becoming one of the most progressive nations in the world.   Earlier this week, at an event hosted by the Dubai Future Foundation and the Smart Dubai Office, the Crown Prince of Dubai announced...

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Researchers create a kill switch to terminate rogue AI agents

Researchers create a kill switch to terminate rogue AI agents

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Researchers have a new weapon in the war against the rogue AI’s of the future.   Scientists from Google’s Artificial Intelligence division, DeepMind, and Oxford University are developing a “kill switch” for AI that will allow human operators to repeatedly and safely interrupt an AI...

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The 2016 Griffin Emerging Technology Starburst

The 2016 Griffin Emerging Technology Starburst

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In its second year the 2016 Griffin Emerging Technology Review showcases 178 of the worlds greatest Emerging Technologies and shines a light on some of the industries of the future.  

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CIO Innovation Series: David Wilde, CIO of Essex County Council

CIO Innovation Series: David Wilde, CIO of Essex County Council

It’s a hot day, one of the rare few in London when I meet David Wilde, Essex County Council’s esteemed CIO for a round of coffees and a chat to discuss how he and his team are making a difference to the people of Essex and helping the County Council...

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