• L'Oreal's clip-on sensor to track UV exposure

      L'Oreal's clip-on sensor to track UV exposure

      Lets just admit it - L'Oreal isn't a brand you would probably associate with medical technology, but over the past few years it's been making major inroads in skin protection innovation. Yet, there was My UV Patch, designed to inform wearers how their skin was being affected by the sun, and then UV Sense, a thumbnail-sized smart device that helped monitor sun exposure. Now, the company is also launching a battery-free wearable electronic that was designed to make wearers aware of their levels of UV exposure, as well as other skin-damaging pollutants, such as pollen and humidity, thus giving them individualised, actionable steps to keep their exposure at a healthy level.

    • Google takes over DeepMind’s health business

      Google takes over DeepMind’s health business

      As part of an ongoing reorganisation of its health care efforts, Google has announced that it will take over DeepMind Health, a part of its London-based AI lab DeepMind. From now on DeepMind's health unit will exist under the Google umbrella and it will be part of the company's newly-formed health subsidiary Google Health initiative. More specifically, the change will affect DeepMind's Streams app, which physicians in the UK have used to help treat their patients, since it will be moving over to Google, and the Google Health team will be working on expanding the app to more regions.

    • Tablet sales grow in Q3 2018

      Tablet sales grow in Q3 2018

      The popularity of smartphones and the rise of more hybrid form factor devices are considered a main cause of the low tablet demand. A new data, gathered by Digitimes Research, however, reveals there are positive trends for the tablets in the 3Q of 2018. According to estimates, between July and September, 44.89m tablets were sold on the global market. This, in turn, represents an increase of 21.1% compared to the previous quarter and a growth of 6.1% in comparison to the same period last year.

    • Quantum 'compass' could replace GPS

      Quantum 'compass' could replace GPS

      GPS is such an essential part of modern technology, from portable GPS locators to in-car navigation to drones, that it’s hard to imagine life without it. However, there are a number of situations where GPS is not available, due to factors like tall buildings which block the satellite signals GPS relies on. In other cases, GPS signals can be deliberately blocked or jammed, preventing it from working correctly and making it useless. Thus, a group of scientists at Imperial College London have come up with an alternative form of navigation, technically called a “standalone quantum accelerometer,” that can navigate almost everything from large vehicles to searching for dark matter in the far flung corners of space, without reliance on satellites.

    •  China to identify citizens based on their walk

      China to identify citizens based on their walk

      China is home to the world’s largest network of CCTV cameras, but now its surveillance efforts have reached a whole new level with technology that can detect individuals based on their walking style and silhouette. Developed by a Chinese surveillance company, Watrix, the new system for "gait recognition" can identify people up to 165m away based on their walk. This means that if a person is wearing a mask or is at an awkward angle, the software can use existing footage to detect them, by analysing person's step length, stride length, cadence, speed, dynamic base, progression line, foot angle, hip angle, and squat performance.

    • Vimeo to stream holographic content

      Vimeo to stream holographic content

      Vimeo has always had a reputation for pushing the boundaries of video technology in a bid to stand out and now it's taking things a step further by launching a channel dedicated solely to showcasing holographic video. The project is part of Vimeo's recently announced partnership with Brooklyn-based Looking Glass Factory and is aimed at combining volumetric video with a medium that can display the content without a headset.

    • China to build world’s most powerful collider

      China to build world’s most powerful collider

      The Chinese scientific community intends to build by 2030, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator that will be twice as large and seven times as powerful as CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The project is estimated to cost 35bn yuan ($5.05bn) and will be located in Chinese town of Qinhuangdao at the coastal end of another enormous project of the past, the Great Wall.

    • EU-Korean project tackles fog through blockchain

      EU-Korean project tackles fog through blockchain

      Decentralisation from the cloud to the edge is a key challenge of AI technologies applied to large heterogeneous systems, including ensuring timely and effective responses that are critical. Thus, the research and innovation DECENTER Project, led by a European and Korean consortium, aims to integrate a broad spectrum of technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial intelligence (AI), the cloud, edge, fog computing and smart contracts tied together with a secure blockchain.

    • Collision of Milky Way satellite galaxies confirmed

      Collision of Milky Way satellite galaxies confirmed

      If you're standing in the Southern Hemisphere on a clear night, you can see two luminous clouds offset from the Milky Way. These clouds of stars are actually satellite galaxies of the Milky Way, called the Small Magellanic Cloud and the Large Magellanic Cloud, or SMC and LMC, respectively. Using the newly released data from a new, powerful space telescope, US astronomers have discovered that the southeast region, or "Wing," of the Small Magellanic Cloud is moving away from the main body of that dwarf galaxy, providing the first unambiguous evidence that the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds collided as recently as a few hundred million years ago.

    • Researchers build world's fastest camera

      Researchers build world's fastest camera

      Researchers at Caltech and the INRS branch of the University of Quebec in Canada have invented what is now the world's fastest camera, which takes the mind-blowing amount 10 trillion shots per second - enough to record footage of a pulse of light as it travels through space.