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Future cities

September 10, 2010

More than half the world’s population already lives in cities, and that trend is going to continue, putting a high demand on energy and resources.

Ursula Eicker, Scientific Director at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, guides us through the key themes that will define the cities of the future in this special Futuris documentary.

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EU project looks to make the roads safer

September 10, 2010

When it comes to making driving safer, much has been done over the past decades but there is still much work to do. The European Union is currently backing a scheme to analyse drivers’ habits in order to reduce the number of road accidents.

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Robots: man’s new best friend?

September 10, 2010

Robots are learning to become more human. But what are the goals and boundaries of such progress?

Meet Erica and Borka.

Erica – 29 years old – lives not far from Budapest. At the age of 2, a road accident left her confined to a wheelchair.

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MUSIC to your mobile’s ears

September 10, 2010

Providing information in real time in crowded places, like the Paris metro, or connecting smartphones and servers, regardless of their pre-installed operating systems – this is now possible, thanks to new digital technology that allows mobile devices to reconfigure themselves, to adapt to a changing environment, automatically.

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Multiple hopes for multiple sclerosis

September 10, 2010

Anette Hansson, is one of the tens of thousands that fall prey to MS across Europe, she describes the onset of the disease:

“I had a lot of balance problems. My muscles were very weak. I had pain in my eyes. It was the optic nerve, I understood afterwards. So I went to the doctor. And after a while I got the diagnosis.”

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Google Instant launch

September 9, 2010

Google | On September 8, 2010, Marissa Mayer and Ben Gomes hosted a search event at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to announce Google Instant. Check out this video from our event.

Google Instant is a new search interface and infrastructure enhancement that is fast and predictive, making search easier by showing you relevant search results instantly on the results page as you type. When people use… read more

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Textiles of the future

September 9, 2010

Textiles that moisten the skin, textiles that absorb perspiration, textiles that measure your heartbeat and your breathing, textiles that are both soft to the touch and water resistant — European researchers are working hard to create the next generation of textiles.

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Leg saved by adult stem cells

September 9, 2010

Two years ago, Rodney Schoenhardt faced having his leg amputated. A condition called critical limb ischemia meant that blockage in his arteries restricted blood flow to his legs. In an attempt to save his leg, Rodney underwent several operations; for a time the pain went, only to come back again.
It was then his doctors turned to stem cell treatment.

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Moon is shrinking according to NASA scientists

September 9, 2010

A recently published NASA study has revealed the Moon has shrunk significantly in the last 800 million years – a very short period of time in astronomical terms.

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Groundbreaking cell discovery in Romania

September 9, 2010

Scientists in Romania have discovered a new type of cell, called telocites, that could help stem cells regenerate and repair the human body.

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3D on display at the IFA in Berlin

September 9, 2010

The old radio tower which stands in the middle of Berlin’s amusement park is decked out in ribbons to mark the 50th edition of the IFA, the biggest European trade show for consumer electronics and domestic appliances.

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3D – Bringing it home

September 9, 2010

American computer experts in California’s Silicon Valley think that within the next 5-10 years all the displays we use in daily life will become 3D – televisions, computers, laptops, mobile phones, and games consoles will all be able to show 3D images. Next-generation computers may even have built-in stereo cameras for video chats, and 3D camcorders will be available at consumer prices.

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Surgery enters the third dimension

September 9, 2010

3D images have made work a little easier for surgeons at the University Hospitals of Geneva. The imaging helps plan operations and improve doctors’ precision, allowing them to see inside the body they’re about to go to work on.

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Meet the robots

September 9, 2010

On hi-tech this week – Acroban, a humanoid robot who plays with children, technology to control robotic hands and arms and Digoro the ‘Partner Robot’

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Oil spills: search for a solution

September 9, 2010

Despite all the oil exploitation that goes on around the world, there are still no really reliable ways to collect and clean up deep water oil spills.

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