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South Korea, Asia
While computer programs now best the world's leading human players of games like checkers and chess, the high level of intuition and evaluation required by Go has made it tough for computers to crack.
The Verge
 | Innovation
March 09, 2016
Denmark, Europe
WeFood is reducing food waste in Denmark by selling the food that mainstream supermarkets throw out.
Design Indaba
 | Innovation
March 09, 2016
World
Put simply, photonic propulsion is more or less a giant laser designed to push spacecraft to incredible speeds.
Wired
 | Innovation
February 23, 2016
Denmark, Europe
Windy year helps Denmark to produce 42% of its electricity from wind turbines, despite two major windfarms being offline.
The Guardian
 | Innovation
January 18, 2016
Estonia, Europe
The Li-Fi technology used by an Estonian startup called Velmenni in the pilots is able to send data at up to 1GBps - more than 100-times faster than current Wi-Fi technologies.
Ibtimes
 | Innovation
November 26, 2015
Japan, Asia
They're not building their own cars from scratch. Instead, they are focusing on adding driverless capabilities to existing cars and designing, creating, and marketing the taxi service.
Quartz
 | Innovation
November 02, 2015
India, Asia
If successful, the Indian Railways project could pave the way for other projects that aim to bring Internet connectivity to the unconnected world.
Technewsworld
 | Innovation
September 30, 2015
Saudi Arabia, Asia, Middle East
The glove works using five flex sensors on the fingers. These detect how the user bends their fingers as they sign, reporting the data to a serial monitor. An accelerometer keeps track of how the user orientates their hand as they sign.
Motherboard
 | Innovation
September 30, 2015
Italy, Europe
Italy-based World’s Advanced Saving Project (WASP) is trying to bring mud back as a popular building material - with a modern twist. They're sturdy, naturally insulated, surprisingly durable, and sustainable. And most of all, they’re extremely cheap.
Quartz
 | Innovation
September 23, 2015
United States, North America
A 13-year-old California high school freshman invented a groundbreaking low-cost Braille printer-embosser, this small portable machine looks a lot like any other printer - only it spits out strings of raised bumps instead of flat text on a page.
Smithsonian
 | Innovation
September 20, 2015
United States, North America
The company's electric buses have distinguished themselves for their efficiency, light-weight, and driving range.
Tree Hugger
 | Innovation
September 16, 2015
Japan, Asia
Toyota is teaming up with two universities to gain an edge in the race to phase out human drivers.
Driving
 | Innovation
September 12, 2015
United States, North America
Dubbed Concord 2.0, the jet would be capable of flying more than four times the speed of sound.
BBC
 | Innovation
August 10, 2015
Switzerland, Europe
The breakthrough invention aims to reduce reliance on synthetic materials.
CTV
 | Innovation
August 03, 2015
United States, North America
NASA researchers are developing a glider for possible inclusion on a Mars rover mission in the 2022-2024 time frame.
Mashable
 | Innovation
July 08, 2015
World
After nearly 118 grueling consecutive hours over the Pacific Ocean, the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 is back on land - and freshly stamped into aviation record books.
WTKR
 | Innovation
July 08, 2015
France, Europe
The new Airbus A350 XWB that is flying daily displays at the Paris Air Show can claim several engineering firsts.
BBC
 | Innovation
June 22, 2015
Sweden, Europe
Vricon uses automated algorithm to process DigitalGlobe’s massive archive of maps into highly accurate, data rich 3D models.
TIME
 | Innovation
June 06, 2015
United States, North America
The US military is working on a hypersonic vehicle that can reduce the Transatlantic flight time from the current eight hours to just 60 minutes.
BT
 | Innovation
June 04, 2015
Switzerland, Europe, World
It is the longest and most dangerous leg of the journey so far.
National Geographic
 | Innovation
June 01, 2015
World
No word yet on when it will go on sale, but the potential outcome is quite intriguing.
CBC
 | Innovation
June 01, 2015
United States, North America
Vehicles could be driven more safely with information about another car, obstacle or pedestrian around a blind curve, for example.
Business Insider
 | Innovation
May 18, 2015
United States, North America
Tiny flying machines are quickly occupying our airspace, but before we go too far down the Skynet rabbit hole, let's have some fun.
Engadget
 | Innovation
May 18, 2015
United States, North America
Fewer traffic concerns and the opportunity to save wage costs make autonomous trucks likely to hit the roads before autonomous cars.
Fortune
 | Innovation
May 18, 2015
United States, North America
The battery unit itself contains the same batteries present in the Tesla electric cars.
Minds
 | Innovation
May 04, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
It is hard to put into words exactly how much the Moley robotic chef feels like it is from the future.
Africa
The transition has brought ways of communication to millions of Africans like never before.
Quartz
 | Innovation
April 20, 2015
World
Such a number would be required to provide reliable Internet access to users in remote areas that are currently unserved by terrestrial networks.
PCWorld
 | Innovation
April 20, 2015
World
If Instagram were to translate your pictures into words, what might they say?
Motherboard
 | Innovation
April 15, 2015
United States, North America
The installation will be constructed from 50,000 books they hope to give away for free at the first-ever Bay Area Book Festival this summer.
GOOD
 | Innovation
April 13, 2015
United States, North America
The $1 billion desalination plant would provide a major test of whether California cities will be able to resort to the ocean to solve their water woes.
The New York Times
 | Innovation
April 13, 2015
United States, North America
Doctors can also use these virtual models to create surgical plans without excessive exploratory slicing and dicing.
The Daily Dot
 | Innovation
April 09, 2015
United States, North America
A new rival to the lithium-ion battery has been created that charges in under a minute and still performs almost perfectly after being recharged thousands of times.
ChemistryWorld
 | Innovation
April 09, 2015
World
The future where you can just be lazy and spend money with a push of a button from Amazon is here, and it's very real.
The Verge
 | Innovation
April 01, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
The new device will have lower energy emissions, cheaper manufacturing costs, and a longer running life than even LED lights.
Gizmag
 | Innovation
April 01, 2015
United States, North America
Whether or not we are headed toward a robot revolution, Google wants us to get comfortable with the next generation of robots.
Quartz
 | Innovation
April 01, 2015
United States, North America
The crafts are designed to stay aloft for months at a time and beam internet access to remote sections of the world.
IGN
 | Innovation
March 28, 2015
United States, North America
What if you could go zip-lining in a redwood forest and then take an elevator ride down to a beach, all inside of a building?
thecreatorsproject
 | Innovation
March 28, 2015
Italy, Europe
One day you may be envisioning your entire world, and recording it as well, through completely artificially constructed, 3D printed eyeballs.
3DPrint
 | Innovation
March 23, 2015
United States, North America
The FAA gave Amazon permission to conduct test flights of its drones as long as the company obeys a host of rules like flying below 400 feet and only during daylight hours.
The New York Times
 | Innovation
March 21, 2015
United States, North America
Anzelone’s larger objective is to showcase the city’s natural beauty and provide a venue for environmental education, guided woodland walks, and hands-on activities for children
thecreatorsproject
 | Innovation
March 20, 2015
China, Asia
The founder of China's giant tech leader hopes that one day buying things with a smartphone will be as easy as taking a selfie.
Recode
 | Innovation
March 18, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
A London-based firm has produced designs for a pair of precisely aligned towers with curved and angled facades which reflect light down on to the street below.
National Post
 | Innovation
March 16, 2015
World
The streaming site is now giving users the ability to upload clips that offer a point-of-view experience reminiscent of Google Maps' Street View feature.
BuzzFeed
 | Innovation
March 14, 2015
Nepal, Asia
Street View is probably the wrong name for Google's latest effort here. It’s more like Trail View.
TechCrunch
 | Innovation
March 13, 2015
World
If you'd like to get started growing some of your own food, but you don't have a lot of room or a lot of time, these wicking beds might help you quickly sprout a garden.
Tree Hugger
 | Innovation
March 12, 2015
World
A more energy-intensive option would be to couple the building's skin with sensors that monitor changes in light intensity and cause it to stretch automatically.
Motherboard
 | Innovation
March 11, 2015
United States, North America
The theoretical permatwister could hold classrooms, auditoriums, a severe weather museum, a weather research center, a restaurant, and office space.
Gawker
 | Innovation
March 10, 2015
United States, North America
Arati Prabhakar - director of the Pentagon's advanced research arm DARPA - has revealed a breakthrough achievement in machine mind control.
Gizmodo
 | Innovation
March 04, 2015
Sweden, Europe
You'll be able to drop a compatible smartphone on your IKEA nightstand for a quick charge.
CNET
 | Innovation
March 03, 2015

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