Category Archives: Innovation


Toothpaste ingredient could fight malaria, research shows

Research carried out in part by an artificially-intelligent (AI) ‘robot scientist’ has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading


NASA contracts Uber to build flying taxi air control software

(UBER) – Uber has struck a deal with NASA to develop software for managing “flying taxi” routes in the air along the lines of ride-hailing services it has pioneered on the ground, the company said on Wednesday (November 8). Continue reading


Low-key tech guys drive Shanghai development

China Central Television (CCTV)- In metropolitan Shanghai live a group of young men with lots of talents but a low profile. Just like the youth generation in other parts China, they are diligently making concrete contribution to the country’s development.
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China holds world’s first secure quantum video conference

China Central Television (CCTV)- Chinese scientists held the world’s first quantum intercontinental communication video conference with their counterparts in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Friday, thanks to the successful connection between China’s quantum communication line and satellite.
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BHP, world’s largest miner, says 2017 is ‘tipping point’ for electric cars

SINGAPORE (SEPTEMBER 26, 2017) (REUTERS) – This year looks set to be the “tipping point” for electric cars, Arnoud Balhuizen, chief commercial officer at BHP, said on Tuesday (September 26), adding that the impact for raw materials producers would be felt first in the metals markets and only later in oil.
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IoT gives Japan’s vending machines high-tech makeover

SOURCE:China Central Television (CCTV) – Vending machines in Japan have become increasingly intelligent – thanks to new technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), which allow people to enter a new world of smart and personalized shopping experiences.
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Passive polygraph takes lie detection into 21st Century

Seattle-based SilverLogic Labs have developed what they call a ‘passive polygraph’, basically a hi-tech version of the lie detector test. Francis Maguire has more. Continue reading