Engineering

AI, captain! First autonomous ship prepares for maiden voyage

The "Mayflower 400"—the world's first intelligent ship—bobs gently in a light swell as it stops its engines in Plymouth Sound, off England's southwest coast, before self-activating a hydrophone designed to listen to whales.

Energy & Green Tech

What is behind the rising gas prices

The rising price of gas has caused widespread concern across the country over how many consumers will afford to heat their homes this winter. The hike in costs has also seen many providers go under as the costs of supplying ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Privacy concerns over contact-free QR codes used in restaurants

Diners could be serving up a lot more than just their burger order if they use the contact-free QR codes suddenly available at many restaurants and bars, warns David Choffnes, who studies cybersecurity at Northeastern.

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.

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