Sunday, August 18, 2019

Driverless cars: Cambridge University model cars ‘talk’ to avoid jams

Researchers say it shows driverless cars working together could improve traffic flow by at least 35%.

Trump blocking Twitter critics unconstitutional, court rules

The president's Twitter feed is a public forum and therefore subject to First Amendment rules, a court says.

Lift off for SpaceX rocket carrying 60 satellites

A Falcon-9 rocket launches from Florida, packed with 60 satellites capable of giving users on the ground high-speed connections to the internet.

Huawei signs deal with Russian telecoms firm to develop 5G

The deal comes as the Chinese firm faces a backlash in the West over the security of its products.

Berlin Brandenburg: The airport with half a million faults

Billions over budget, years late in opening, and still being rebuilt before a single plane has landed. What's gone so wrong at the new...

AI used to narrate e-books in authors’ voices

A Chinese e-reader will feature two novels read by AI-avatars of their authors.

Is routine genetic profiling coming closer?

Genome sequencing projects around the world are revealing promising new health insights.

TED 2019: The start-ups launching in space

Space is getting busy thanks to a new era of commercialisation.

Girl, 12, flooded with beauty ads on Instagram

The ads were displayed to the young user despite Instagram's policies saying some should not be shown to her.

Jack Ma defends the ‘blessing’ of a 12-hour working day

Alibaba's billionaire founder sparked intense debate after pressing for a 9am to 9pm working day and a six-day week.