Tech Talk Thursday: Two-Headed Flat Worms From Space!
TGI Tech Talk Thursday!
This week we look towards the future and share some of the articles we think best symbolize where we are going.
From totally driver-less cars to worms growing additional heads in space, the future is certainly… bright!
Over and out, The Vibrant Tech Team!
TOP TECH STORIES FROM THE WEEK
This balloon-powered internet is helping Peru during extreme floods – Over the past two months, Peruvians affected by extreme rain and severe flooding since January have had basic internet access, thanks to Project Loon, an initiative from Google’s parent company Alphabet to bring internet to developing nations.
India to make every single car electric by 2030 in bid to tackle pollution that kills millions – The move is intended to lower the cost of importing fuel and lower costs for running vehicles. Every car sold in India will be powered by electricity by the year 2030, according to plans unveiled by the country’s energy minister.
Robot cars can’t count on us in an emergency – Three years ago Google switched their self-driving project from allowing human intervention to no longer permitting it. Why? Human’s being too easily distracted whilst in charge of the vehicle.
What is 5G and when will it launch in the UK? – By 2035, when 5G’s “full economic benefit should be realised across the globe”, a Qualcomm-led study claims the industry could produce up to $12.3 trillion worth of goods and services enabled by 5G.
It came from space! Two-headed flatworm stuns scientists – A flatworm sent to the International Space Station has sprouted two heads, an anomaly that never happens in the wild, according to a paper published in the journal Regeneration.
EU mobile roaming charges scrapped – A European Union (EU) law to abolish roaming charges for people using mobile phones abroad comes into force today. The new rules mean that citizens travelling within the EU will be able to call, text and browse the internet on mobile devices at the same price they pay at home.