Cars are becoming increasingly wirelessly connected, with the ability to communicate with each other and the infrastructure around them. So much so, say a team of researchers at MIT in the USA that traffic lights may become an unnecessary impediment in getting through road junctions. Click talks to MIT’s Carlo Ratti.
Human Brain Project Platforms
The Human Brain Project is developing six information and communications technology platforms to enable large-scale collaboration, data sharing, and reconstruction of the brain at different biological scales. SpiNNaker (Spiking Neural Network Architecture) is intimately involved with the project as it attempts to build a new kind of computer that directly mimics the workings of the human brain. Click talks to its key designer Professor Steve Furber.
Extending China’s School Days Well into the Night
Since WeChat launched in 2011, the app has pervaded Chinese life. It has hundreds of millions of active monthly users. In a society