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From “railways” to “paintways”

How would you call a railway where the rails are replaced by paint? Probably not “paintways” but that’s the best I was able to come up to get your attention… 4 years ago CRRC, a Chinese company manufacturing trains and trams came up with the idea of replacing the rail …

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The magic of picking up objects

What could be easier than picking up a strawberry, an egg, a blueberry? we do this kind of things many times a day without a second thought. As a matter of fact there is quite a lot going on behind the scene of our perception. Our eyes pick up the …

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Big Brother is bigger than you think

In 1949 Orwell described a society where people were under surveillance by telecameras placed everywhere, controlled by a Big Brother. The novel was 1984, We are in 2021 and the technology imagined by Orwell is deployed in many places around the world. We just don’t notice it: security cameras have …

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AR and VR shopping: a peek at the future

Shopping is partly “need” partly “fun” (and for some, partly” compulsive”). If it is a response to a need any technology that can help in taking a decision would surely help the customer. If it is for fun any technology that can increase the emotional feeling will be a hit. …

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What is a spider looking at?

I was really amazed at reading this article on Science News about a study on the vision system of jumping spiders. These creatures are very common photographic subjects because of their multiple eyes (and because they usually stay put as you get close to snap a photo, making your photographer …

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StarWars on crops rows

Carbon Robotics is a start up focussing on what I would consider as a niche (although it is actually a very large niche): weeding. They developed an autonomous robot equipped with 12 HiRes cameras and AI software to detect weeds. Once detected a laser beam strikes, zaps, the weed without …

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Smile, it’s office time!

We are all living on a small blue marble, as seen from the Moon. But, as you zoom in, cultures are quite different, sometimes more than oceans away, This is the case, at least so it seems, for the perceived value of privacy, seen as a non negotiable one in …

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