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Titan Aerospace a sky-high platform for Google's internet ambitions

Titan Aerospace a sky-high platform for Google's internet ambitions

Date: 15-Apr-14
Tech giant Google Inc. has acquired solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace as part of its strategy to deliver wireless Internet access to remote parts of the world. Titan is developing a variety of solar-powered "atmospheric satellites," which are designed to stay aloft indefinitely, providing aerial and telecommunications services at 1/100th the cost of current satellite platforms. Ben Gruber has more.

Rubbee set to electrify cycling

Rubbee set to electrify cycling

Date: 15-Apr-14
Country: Lithuania
Author: Debi Bell-Hosking
A Lithuanian inventor has come up with an attachable device that can transform an ordinary bicycle into an electric motorbike. Gediminas Nemanis says his device, called the Rubbee, offers cyclists the chance to 'go electric' simply by switching a lever. Debi Bell-Hosking reports.

Taipei tech team takes 3D printing to the streets

Taipei tech team takes 3D printing to the streets

Date: 13-Apr-14
Country: Taiwan
Author: Tara Cleary
A team of self-described geeks in Taipei have taken to the streets on a bicycle equipped with a 3D printer which they're using to turn plastic waste into useful products. They call their printer the "Mobile Fab" and say it not only helps promote recycling, but also demonstrates how technology can be applied in a socially responsible way. Tara Cleary reports.

Multi-year study sees species wiped-out by forest fragmentation

Multi-year study sees species wiped-out by forest fragmentation

Date: 13-Apr-14
Country: Thailand
Author: Rob Muir
Species living in rainforest fragmented by human development, face "animal armageddon" according to a researcher involved in a two decade study in southern Thailand. The study tracked the near-complete extinction of native small mammals on forest islands created by a large hydroelectric reservoir, built in 1986. Rob Muir reports.