‘Efteling vehicles’ to become the public transport method of the future

Sustainability is the key issue for public transport companies. In Milton Keynes in the United Kingdom, a neat solution has been invented to achieve this: unmanned futuristic vehicles that run on electricity. These ‘Ultra Pods’ have been developed by Ultra Global PRT and operate like a metro line. A major difference, however, is that you […]

Virtual school trips bring the world into the classroom

For many children, school trips are one of the year’s highlights. Unfortunately, schools are faced with tighter budgets, making it increasingly difficult for them to organize excursion trips at least once a year to a museum, zoo or company. Virtual school trips allow children to engage with subject matter outside of the classroom without major […]

GlassFit puts the fun and excitement back in running using augmented reality

The apps that are currently available for Google Glass are a lot of fun, but not really very useful. However, towards the end of this year an app will be released that will make it more attractive to purchase one of Google’s devices. The GlassFit app lets you compete against yourself when jogging or cycling. […]

Wearables 2.0: biomedical implants are the future

Away with wearables — implants are what we need! At least that is what Tim Cannon thinks. Cannon is a body hacker who recently integrated an implant in his arm for the purpose of collecting biometric data. In collaboration with Grindhouse Wetware, Cannon has developed a chip that is capable of measuring all sorts of […]

Samsung’s CEO promises to introduce foldable displays within two years time

The Samsung Analyst Day not only focuses on financial data. A lot of attention is also paid to the innovations that Samsung will introduce in the coming years. For instance, what to think of a display that you can fold up? A ductile screen was announced previously, but apparently that was not enough for the […]

The TellSpec scanner analyzes all the nutrients in your food within seconds

An allergy to certain food types is always a problem. Does the food contain gluten? Have nuts been processed into this or that product? Packaging labels are not always very clear, and if you decide to visit a nice restaurant it’s particularly tricky to keep tabs on what has gone into the food on your […]

Facebook can predict how long a relationship will last

Scientists can find a wealth of fascinating data on Facebook. This often yields interesting findings. For instance, did you know that it’s possible to use Facebook data to predict whether a romantic relationship will stand the test of time? After analyzing over a million Facebook profiles, Jon Kleinberg, a computer scientist at Cornell, and Lars […]

3D printing makes prosthetics a lot cheaper and more sustainable

Prosthetics are expensive — unless you use a 3D printer and smartphones rather than expensive hardware and unique components. That is the idea behind the Handie, a hand prosthetic that takes less than $400 to produce. Handie is a prosthetic that consists of components created using a 3D printer. This approach not only results in […]

Amazon set to broadcast its own TV series after exhaustive data analytics

This month, Amazon will broadcast two new television series that it has entirely produced in-house. Needless to say, this was not done in a spur of the moment, but in typical Amazon fashion: after an in-depth analysis of various data streams. Already this spring, CEO Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon would start producing its own […]

Silicon supercharger makes batteries last weeks

Until now we had to consider ourselves lucky if our smartphones lasted a full day. But now this is set to change. With a new silicon supercharger, your battery will last for weeks, plus it will charge in no time! Technology for turbo-charging batteries has been around for quite some time. However, thus far nobody […]