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Typically, a journey from Mumbai to Pune could take up to 3.5 hours. But with the Hyperloop project, the first-of-its-kind in the world, this duration could come down to 35 minutes. The government of Maharashtra has deemed hyperloop a public infrastructure project and given a green signal to Virgin Hyperloop One to develop the world’s first hyperloop train between Mumbai and Pune. As mentioned on Virgin’s website, “The DP World – Virgin Hyperloop One consortium was also named as the Original Project Proponent for the Mumbai-Pune hyp...
Thought you were way ahead of the curve? Think again. There’s a whole load of entrepreneurs and industry leaders who’re making staggering advances in virtual reality. What’s more, the men and women are driving innovation with the help of VR across countless industries, from media and advertising to education and healthcare. But, who are they? Cortney Harding Founder, Friends With Holograms Cortney Harding started Friends With Holograms two years ago and has since enjoyed a remarkable string of successes. Her firm lends its inte...
The human body is already close to thermal limits due to extreme temperatures caused by climate change. In places like the Persian Gulf and South Asia, climate change could lead to summer heat waves with levels of heat and humidity that exceed what humans can survive without cross ventilation. Sony might have a solution to keep you cool in the heat of summer. The tech giant’s latest offering ‘Reon Pocket’ is a wearable air conditioner that will keep you cool whether you’re watching a baseball game under the scorching sun or on public...
In Saudi Arabia, the only way to live in the present is by adopting the ways of the past. Even today, life in Saudi Arabia remains unchanged – the sand dunes kingdom stands on the little rights that women have within the households and the deaths of modern-day slaves and victims of human trafficking. Happily, Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, is more than keen to overturn tradition and reinvent the orthodox way of life. As per some reports, Prince bin Salman plans to form a futuristic $500 billion mega-city to ...
Elon Musk’s neurotechnology startup company Neuralink came out of stealth mode on Tuesday, after operating in the secret for two years. The debut was marked with livestreamed presentations detailing the company’s progress so far in connecting the human brain to machines. Along with top scientists from the San Francisco-based company, Musk released many details of the system it hopes to implant into people’s brain one day. Information shared also includes how the system would, in the first place, reach the patient’s brain – by using l...
According to a report published by France’s Defense Innovation Agency (DIA), a team of visionaries “Red Team” will be hired to “propose scenarios of disruption” military strategists might not think of. Bruno Tertrais, deputy director of France’s Foundation for Strategic Research, said the role of the Red Team would be to anticipate more threatening scenarios than those explored in the popular Netflix series Black Mirror. “The US government considered that it had been the victim of a lack of imagination,” he said. “It is certainly n...
After FaceApp – the app that shows you how you might look 20/30 years from now by ageing your face in an image, there is another app that does some funny business with your face. AI portraits, unlike FaceApp that shows you a future version of yourself, it takes you in the past, way back in the past. AI portraits is the new face altering app in the market that converts your image into a classical portrait. This AI tool along with smartphones can also be used on a desktop computer as well. And before you start thinking about FaceApp...
Hackers have successfully targeted SyTech, a contractor for Russian intelligence service FSB, according to news reports. A week ago, on July 13, a group of hackers called 0v1ru$ hacked into SyTech’s Active Directory server from where they gained access to the company’s entire IT network. BBC Russia, which broke the news, said “it’s possible that this is the largest data leak in the history of the work of Russian special services on the Internet.” Biggest Data Breach in History 0v1ru$ stole 7.5 terabytes of data from the company’...
“I have a business meeting with NASA executives in Mars next month but I wish the agency would move the venue to its center in Florence, Moon so I could celebrate this coming Christmas here on Earth with my family” This statement is either idiomatic, at least for the sake of trusting it has a meaning, or hypothetical at the moment. Yes, because a generation would take it for the real meaning someday. Just to remind us, John Flowers never saw Alexa, Siri, or Google Home in his entire lifetime. Some time ago in Washington, D.C., a man ...