Technology Tuesday: April 21, 2015



THAT drone buzzing round your head might be smarter than you think. Small drones with neural hardware resembling brains will soon share airspace with other aircraft, seeing and avoiding potential hazards autonomously. The ability will help drones take on a host of new roles.

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The peak of the first good meteor shower of the year will begin the night of April 22 and continue through the dark morning hours of the 23rd. The waxing crescent moon sets around midnight local daylight time, which leaves the prime viewing hours before dawn moon-free for the annual Lyrid meteor shower.

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Solar Impulse 2 landed late Tuesday in the Chinese city of Nanjing, finishing the sixth stage of its landmark 12-leg quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.

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Sleep. Important for newborns — and one of the most precious things for new parents too.

One startup is using wearable technology to help tired parents get a good night’s rest.

Boston-based Rest Devices, which launched in 2011, has developed a tech-enabled onesie, which tracks babies’ breathing, body movements, sleep patterns and quality and transmits that information in real time to a smartphone app.

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It used to be the case that if you wanted to reach out and touch someone, you had to use your hands. But thanks to scientists in the U.K., you might some day be able to use technology–and no, we’re not talking the telephone–to transmit the emotions you experience to someone else via touch.

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