I can see loo: Tokyo park gets transparent toilets

Spacious, clean, and almost completely see-through, an unusual new public toilet block has been built in a Tokyo park—but thankfully, the walls turn opaque when you lock the door.

Business

Virus pandemic reshaping air travel as carriers struggle

In a bid to survive, airlines are desperately trying to convince a wary public that measures like mandatory face masks and hospital-grade air filters make sitting in a plane safer than many other indoor settings during the ...

Business

Zuckerberg defends Facebook's currency plans before Congress

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg endured hours of prickly questioning from lawmakers Wednesday as he defended the company's new globally ambitious project to create a digital currency while also dealing with widening scrutiny ...

Consumer & Gadgets

A nanodrone able to detect toxic gases in emergencies

Detecting dangerous gases in collapsed buildings due earthquakes or explosions and locating victims in hard-to-access places are among use scenarios of the Smelling Nano Aerial Vehicle (SNAV), a nanodrone designed and created ...

Automotive

Machine learning to optimize traffic and reduce pollution

Applying artificial intelligence to self-driving cars to smooth traffic, reduce fuel consumption, and improve air quality predictions may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but researchers at the Department of Energy's ...

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