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Germany to introduce driverless trains by 2023

Germany to introduce driverless trains by 2023

Germany is set to begin introducing driverless trains within the next 5 years. The Chairman of Deutsche Bahn, Rudiger Grube, reportedly told German newspapers that by 2021, 2022 or 2023 the company would be equipped with infrastructure that would facilitate autonomous trains. The first pilot project for the self-driving trains has already begun in a test field built in the ... Read More »

Iran develops app that predicts damage to trees

Using the Leafsnap UK app to identify a tree from its leaf

Derakhtban’ (‘Tree Protector’) can predict the time of uprooting and damage to trees TEHRAN (Iran) — Iran has developed a special mobile phone application that can determine if a tree is in danger of falling because of certain damages caused by severe climate or diseases. The app called ‘Derakhtban’(Tree Protector) can predict the time of uprooting and damage to trees as well ... Read More »

World’s longest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland

World's longest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland

The new Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland is the world’s longest train tunnel running at 57 km long under the Alps. It took 17 years to build and replaces Japan’s 53.9km Seikan tunnel The world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel, Gotthard Base Tunnel, opened in Switzerland on Wednesday, nearly seven decades after it was first proposed and 17 years after construction ... Read More »

Rise of the Robots: 60,000 Chinese workers replaced by robots

Rise of the Robots: 60,000 Chinese workers replaced by robots

Apple and Samsung supplier Foxconn has replaced 60,000 factory workers with robots. Foxconn Technology Group confirmed that it was automating “many of the manufacturing tasks associated with our operations” but denied that it meant long-term job losses. Foxconn is headquartered in Taiwan, but has 12 factories in China, where it produces popular devices like the iPhone and iPad, along with a ... Read More »

Fitbit tops Wearables Market, Xiaomi passes Apple for second spot

Fitbit tops Wearables Market, Xiaomi passes Apple for second spot

Fitbit tops global wearables market, while Chinese group Xiaomi raced past Apple to second place Fitbit fitness tracker maker is world’s leading wearable device vendor, while Chinese group Xiaomi raced past Apple to second place, a recent survey showed. Fitbit, Xiaomi, Apple, Garmin and Samsung make up the top five companies, according to the latest figures from research firm IDC. Global ... Read More »

Pakistani doctor wins Young Entrepreneur Awards

Dr Sara Saeed collecting her award from Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever and Polly Courtice, Director, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

DoctHERS is a digital platform that connects qualified female doctors to patients who are unable to access affordable healthcare in Pakistan. Sara Saeed, a 29-year old Pakistani doctor, has won the third HRH the Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize for her project doctHERs, according to an official announcement made by Cambridge Institute of Leadership. Dr Sara Saeed is the ... Read More »

World Drone Business to reach $127 Billion by 2020

World Drone Business to reach $127 Billion by 2020

Drones will soon be performing varied tasks such as boosting crop yields, verifying insurance claims, and assisting in future Hollywood blockbusters The global market for commercial applications of drone technology, currently estimated at about $2 billion, will boom to as much as $127 billion by 2020, according to a new report published by PwC. Drones will soon be boosting crop yields, verifying ... Read More »

Noria redefines Air Conditioners as we know it

Noria smart AC will fit any window

The new, ultra-efficient, portable air-conditioner is easy to install and can be controlled from your mobile too Air conditioners are a necessity in sweltering summers, however, the bulky size of AC and complex installation can be a real pain. But with the Noria, those painful are over now. Noria claims to be the “first window air conditioner designed entirely with you in mind.” ... Read More »

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