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Hover-taxi whizzes over Singapore, firm eyes Asian push

A drone-like flying taxi whirred over Singapore's waterfront Tuesday, with the firm behind the test hoping the aircraft will revolutionise travel in traffic-choked Asian cities.

Engineering

Innovative survey examines human-building interaction

How can people be motivated to improve their energy use? An EU-funded cross-cultural study looks into how people interact with building technologies to control their indoor environment.

Computer Sciences

Virtual walking system for re-experiencing the journey of another person

A research team consisting of Professor Michiteru Kitazaki from the Toyohashi University of Technology, Associate Professor Tomohiro Amemiya from the University of Tokyo, and Professor Yasushi Ikei from Tokyo Metropolitan ...

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Few aeroplanes land automatically but new systems could make this the norm

When it comes to planes cruising through the air, many of us are used to the idea of them flying on autopilot with little or no input from a human pilot as they travel from one destination to another. Landing a plane under ...

Engineering

Researchers develop new technology for precision grinding

A team of researchers at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania have developed a novel approach to precision grinding of hard and brittle materials achieving unparalleled efficiency of this process. By experimenting ...

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Microsoft patent filings raise chatter about Xbox VR

A VR boundary mat. A motion controller. A stylus. These are new patent ideas that were spotted on Oct. 4 by a Twitter user. They have inspired anticipation as well as chatter amongst Microsoft watchers. Sure, not all patent ...

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Dry ice could prevent rail delays caused by 'leaves on the line'

Researchers from the University of Sheffield, in collaboration with Icetech Technologies, have used dry ice to develop a new solution to the problem of leaves on the line, which cause delays, cancellations and timetable changes ...