A Ukrainian start-up has created a ‘damage-proof’ pad and a pencil that never goes blunt.
Image caption Robots only: inside here you’d receive a fatal dose of radiation within seconds The Thorp nuclear reprocessing plant at Sellafield, Cumbria, has recycled its final batch of reactor fuel. But it leaves behind a hugely toxic legacy for future generations to deal with. So how will it be made safe? Thorp still looks […]
Image copyright Reuters Image caption The bug made answering some video calls risky Answering a booby-trapped video call via the WhatsApp messaging service could force the app to crash and close, a security expert has found. The bug was a “big deal” said researcher Tavis Ormandy, who is part of the team that found it. […]
Researchers at MIT CSAIL have developed an autonomous car that drive on unpaved or unmarked roads. Most self-driving cars rely on 3D maps with precise measurements of lanes and cannot venture onto unmapped roads. But MIT CSAIL’s MapLite combines GPS, a normal map and laser sensors which allows the car to drive into more remote […]