Category Archives: Innovation

23Mar/15

Xelflex smart fabric gives intelligent feedback for athletes

Xelflex is wearable technology that its inventor believes combines science with fashion. Using thread-like fibre-optic sensors stitched directly in the garment, athletic clothing using Xelflex technology aims to provide intelligent information to sports enthusiasts and improve their technique.

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23Mar/15

Self-driving car to begin coast-to-coast road trip

USA (Next Media) – Delphi Automotive hopes their self-driving car will travel across the country on Sunday. The Audi SQ5 will travel 3,500 miles from San Francisco, California to New York City, New York. It is the first coast-to-coast trip by an autonomous vehicle, and arguably the longest automated drive ever attempted.
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17Mar/15

Cheap wind power? Just listen to turbines talk to each other, say researchers

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES (REUTERS AND VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY) – The measurements taken inside this wind tunnel could hold the key to making wind power a viable, cost effective energy source in the future.
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10Mar/15

Cockroaches have personalities, study finds

The humble cockroach can display surprisingly complex personality traits, according to research conducted in Belgium. By attaching microchips to their backs, scientists were able to monitor the roaches’ behaviour in an enclosed arena and observe varying personalities among the insects. Matthew Stock reports.
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27Feb/15

Could a $34 Smartphone device improve HIV diagnosis in Africa?

(IVO) – This smartphone dongle could help save lives.

It‎ works with an app to test blood for HIV and syphilis – from finger prick to test takes just 15 minutes.

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