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Added 18 April, 2019

London became the first city in the world to implement an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), which forces vehicles inside the area to meet emission standards or face a charge. The zone is presented as a move to reduce toxic air pollution and protect public health. ULEZ is seen by London’s mayor as the “world’s toughest vehicle emission standard,”...

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Added 26 March, 2019

The world's first hybrid powered cruise ship just got one step closer to launching on her maiden voyage. Hurtigruten 's MS Roald Amundsen, expected to make her debut in spring, successfully completed her first sea trials. The expedition ship, which uses green technology such as battery packs and a specially designed ice-strengthened hull, took...

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Added 22 March, 2019

Scientists estimate as many as 97 percent of seniors with dementia suffer from behavioral and psychological symptoms of the disease (BPSD), and studies have shown that such symptoms can be reduced if they can form an emotional attachment, particularly to an object or animal. Looking to make a significant difference in helping seniors struggling...

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Added 22 March, 2019

A UK-based autonomous vehicle specialist is starting a ‘world first’ trial showcasing how autonomous technology can deliver improved mobility and independence for people with health conditions and disabilities. Aurrigo is conducting the driverless pods trial involving blind veterans in Brighton as part of an exercise to explore possible ‘first...

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Added 19 March, 2019

A Turkish architecture firm will use robots to build the Robot Science Museum in Seoul, South Korea. Two teams of robots will start work on the 2,500-square-meter building in 2020, according to the architecture firm, Melike Altınışık Architects (MAA). One team will construct the curved metal facade of the museum. They will complete every step...

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Added 13 March, 2019

If there’s one thing that many northern cities need, it’s help in snow removal. That’s likely why Colorado-based Left Hand Robotics is currently sold out of its SnowBot Pro, which autonomously brushes snow off of sidewalks while avoiding pedestrians. Users start by walking the path that they wish the SnowBot to travel, carrying a Path...

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Added 7 March, 2019

The trend over the past few years to monitor ourselves via wearable devices is now moving into monitoring the world around us. Lots of new products are now coming online, and many of these are connected devices that are designed to fit snugly into our homes and offices. AurAir is one of the latest examples of this trend. Designed to provide an...

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Added 24 February, 2019

a partnership between US grocery retailer Albertson and medical tech company Genomind saw Genomind’s DNA testing kits made available to purchase at select Albertson stores. The test – called the Genecept Assay – helps determine how an individual will respond to different psychiatric medications by studying genes responsible for neurotransmitter...

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Added 21 February, 2019

Despite major initiatives to digitize healthcare information, major improvements in transparency and interoperability among various groups in the healthcare system are still necessary. By reducing administrative errors and friction through the application of blockchain technology, healthcare information could be exchanged more efficiently....

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Added 18 February, 2019

UK-based FabRx is developing and testing a 3D printer to create personalised pills (they call them printlets) on site at hospitals. The printer could solve a major problem. Most medicines are available in set strengths and sizes. This makes it difficult to customise pills to patients’ individual needs. This is especially problematic with...