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Experimental Wearable Pops Its Top to Send Drowning Alerts
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Experimental Wearable Pops Its Top to Send Drowning Alerts

An experimental device under development by scientists at Australia's Macquarie University is designed to alert lifeguards when its wearer is drowning.

AI-Enabled Eye Scan Delivers Stroke, Heart Disease Risk Scores
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AI-Enabled Eye Scan Delivers Stroke, Heart Disease Risk Scores

An artificial intelligence-enabled system developed by researchers in the U.K. can scan retinal images to identify individuals at high risk of heart disease and...

Crash-Defying Quadcopter Lands on Rooftops Pitched at Up to 60 Degrees
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Crash-Defying Quadcopter Lands on Rooftops Pitched at Up to 60 Degrees

Mechanical engineers at Canada's University of Sherbrooke developed landing technology for quadcopter drones that enables them to land on inclined surfaces.

U.K. Project Will Create 165-Mile Drone Superhighway
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U.K. Project Will Create 165-Mile Drone Superhighway

The U.K. government has approved plans for Skyway, a 165-mile drone superhighway that will connect towns across England and be used to survey infrastructure such...

Japanese Rail Company Rolls Out VR-Piloted Gundam Robot Worker
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Japanese Rail Company Rolls Out VR-Piloted Gundam Robot Worker

Several companies in Japan cooperated to create and deploy a humanoid heavy equipment maintenance robot that is directed through virtual reality (VR).

3D-Printed Tablets Offer Taste of Personalized Medicine
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3D-Printed Tablets Offer Taste of Personalized Medicine

Researchers at the U.K.'s University College London have demonstrated that three-dimensional printing could be used to produce personalized medicines.

Perovskite Artificial Retina Can Read Handwritten Numbers
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Perovskite Artificial Retina Can Read Handwritten Numbers

Researchers at Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have constructed an artificial retina from perovskite materials.
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