Stunning drone footage shows the progress of a £90million'floating' cycle path that will circle Italy's largest lake. The track is currently under construction around Lake Garda, and once finished will stretch for 87 miles. And with parts of the path built off the banks of the lake and in some places even skimming the water, it will make cyclists feel as though they are floating. The stunning footage shows the progress of the cycle track, which is being built around Italy's largest lake The video has been viewed thousands of times with the route already dubbed Europe's most beautiful bike ride Drone footage of the construction of the path has been posted on social media, showing how cyclists will be able to ride near the water's edge. The video has been viewed thousands of times with it already being dubbed Europe's most beautiful bike ride, despite not yet being open yet.
Robots that can weld, lift and bolt are being developed to help cope with a shortage of human workers at Japanese construction sites. However, their use will be limited to night shifts when no human workers will be nearby due to safety and regulatory concerns. Japanese construction company Shimizu Corp. showed off several robots Monday, including one already in use at construction sites that picked up a big pile of boards and took them into an elevator. Shimizu Corp.'s Robo-Welder is demonstrated during a press tour to the major Japanese construction company's robot laboratory in Tokyo, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Robo-Welder has a robotic arm that uses laser shape measurement to determine the contours of a groove, or channel, on a steel column to be welded.
Amazon has its eyes set on developing a robot that could help you around the home. The tech giant is building the domestic droid as part of a secret project codenamed'Vesta,' Bloomberg reported, citing sources close to the situation. The project is being overseen by Amazon's Lab126, which previously developed the Echo voice-activated speaker, Kindle devices, Fire tablets and the ill-fated Fire phone. Amazon is rumored to be developing a robot for the home, akin to an'Alexa on wheels'. A project codenamed'Vesta' is reportedly overseeing development of the device It's not completely clear what the robot would do, but the project title Vesta gives some clues, because it's named after the Roman goddess of the hearth, home and family.
If global temperatures rise by 3 C 400 million Europeans could be at risk of severe droughts, new research has warned. Scientists say droughts will become more frequent and last for several months at a time as global temperatures exceed the recommended limits of the Paris Agreement. The current at-risk area affected by drought in Europe will double from 13 per cent to 26 per cent of the continent's area. A global team of researchers, led by scientists at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), used mathematical models to look at how temperatures would impact on extreme weather conditions. Hydrologist Dr Luis Samaniego, one of the two main authors of the study, told MailOnline: 'This will have great implications for agriculture, forestry, water supply and tourism.
The vision of robots taking over the world might sound like something out of a dystopian science fiction novel. But robots will outnumber humans by 2048, an expert has predicted today. According to'leading futurologist' Dr Ian Pearson, earth's robot population will grow from around 57 million to 9.4billion over the next 30 years. Dr Pearson, a British novelist, engineer and inventor, said robots could also become'emotionally intelligent' by 2028. He said his predictions are based on the'modest' assumption that the number of robots will grow by a fifth each year.
Existing microscope technology means that we can only observe cells in an isolated environment, often restricted to a simple glass slide. But now, thanks to a breakthrough discovery, scientists have found a way to study cellular processes in their natural habitat: deep inside living organisms. In a study published Friday in Science, researchers describe how they developed a new kind of microscope that uses sophisticated'guide star' technology. The result is a series of mesmerizing high-resolution 3D videos that document biological processes in never-before-seen detail. Researchers from Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute collaborated for the study.
Apple has created a new robot named Daisy that can take apart a dead iPhone and recover precious materials such as silver and tungsten. The robot can rip apart a dead phone in just 18 seconds and is an update to Liam - the recycling bot the company announced back in 2016. Daisy is made from the same parts as her predecessor and is able to disassemble nine versions of the iPhone, sorting them into usable components. The Cupertino-based robot is able to break down nine different versions of the iPhone - and could get through 200 per hour. By removing and sorting components, Apple can recover high-quality materials that traditional recyclers can't get hold of.
There is some truth in the saying'healthy body, healthy mind', researchers have found. How physically strong someone is in middle-age can predict how healthy their brains are. People with a stronger hand grip are better at problem-solving, memory tests and reasoning, and have faster reaction times, a study found. A database of more than 475,000 people showed those with more muscle strength in their hands appeared to have better brains. The research, led by the University of Manchester, suggests exercise could be a good way to boost brainpower.
The world's first commercial Hyperloop will be running in Abu Dhabi by 2020 and could hurtle passengers around at speeds of up to 760mph (1,200 kmh). The track - which will be around six miles (10km) long - will be close to Al Maktoum International Airport on the border of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The plan is to have the first section of the track ready for Expo 2020 - which is being held in Dubai - with plans to eventually extend the network to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, nearly 621 miles (1,000km) away. The world's first commercial Hyperloop will be running in Abu Dhabi by 2020 and could hurtle passengers around at speeds of up to 760mph (1,200 kmh) (concept image) Hilarious moment puppy doesn't want to walk anymore Coronation Street's Rana and Kate caught naked in bed by parents Hilarious moment Billie's daughter Nelly claims she is constipated The track - which will be around six miles (10km) long - will be close to Al Maktoum International Airport on the border of Abu Dhabi and Dubai (concept image). Culver City-based company Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) says the super-fast system could also be used to carry cargo from the country's ports and harbours.
Miniature human brains have grown successfully for months in mice - a breakthrough that could help people with neurological diseases such as strokes. The pin-sized brains were made from stem cells and placed inside the brain of the rodent. Around 80 per cent of the 200 mice tested survived the operation and within two weeks their brain implants were spawning new neurons. The host brains provided the mini brains with enough nutrients to keep them healthy for months. Researchers hope these tiny implants could be used as cortical repair kits that could replace parts of the brain that have failed to develop normally.