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Star Wars News: There Might Be a New New! 2019-11-18 09:00:00Jon Favreau is into the idea, so it’s definitely possible.

Opinion: AI For Good Is Often Bad New! 2019-11-18 09:00:00Trying to solve poverty, crime, and disease with (often biased) technology doesn’t address their root causes.

The Real ID Is Nearly Here, and You New! 2019-11-18 08:00:00Next October, the TSA will stop accepting standard driver's licenses as ID. Here’s how to get the Real ID—and why some people hate the id

15 Delightful Gifts for Music Lovers and Audiophiles New! 2019-11-18 08:00:00From headphones and speakers to accessories for their vinyl LPs, these gift ideas will appeal to any audio lover.

How Earnest Research Into Gay Genetics Went Wrong New! 2019-11-18 07:00:00When a well-intentioned study led to a dubious DNA test for same-sex attraction, it exposed the need for safeguards on research in the age of big gene

Burglars Really Do Use Bluetooth Scanners to Find New! 2019-11-18 07:00:00Bluetooth scanners are readily available and easy to use—which means that smash-and-grab car break-in might not have been pure chance.

Today’s Cartoon: Streaming Dreams New! 2019-11-18 07:00:00Subscription fatigue is real.

Padmé Amidala, Queen of Empty Space New! 2019-11-18 06:00:00Her full story isn't found in the Star Wars movies—but in the fragments left behind.

A Journey to Galaxy's Edge, the Nerdiest Place New! 2019-11-18 06:00:00How Disney's Imagineers created a whole new part of the Star Wars universe.

Everybody Loves Rey, a Star Wars Story New! 2019-11-18 06:00:00Daisy Ridley's character is a misfit scavenger, with a no-nonsense wardrobe to match. That's why cosplaying rebels have embraced her outfit—an

Star Wars: Beyond the *Rise of Skywalker* New! 2019-11-18 06:00:00The franchise hasn't really been about the movies for a long time. Three writers explore the outer edges of the Star Wars storyverse.

How Ford Created the Mach-E, Its Fully Electric New! 2019-11-17 21:30:00The Mach-E, Ford's first serious attempt at a zero emissions car, came to life in a two-year sprint to catch up with an electrifying industry.

IdeaConnection :: Inventions

Turbity Tester Made from Fitness Tracker 2019-11-17 01:00:00A low-cost turbidity tracker made using a standard fitness tracker offers gold-standard results in real-time and for less money.

AirFly Pro Bluetooth Adapter 2019-11-17 01:00:00The AirFly Pro Bluetooth adapter from Twelve South plugs into conventional audio jacks to offer wireless streaming to headphones and earbuds.

IMPACT Prosthetic Can Be Printed in Ten Hours 2019-11-16 13:00:00The innovative IMPACT bionic could hand be ordered online and custom 3D-printed in just ten hours—drastically shortening the typical time to del

Nanotube Buckypaper Heatshield Protects Aircraft 2019-11-15 19:00:00A new “buckypaper” heatshield made from carbon nanotubes could protect hypersonic aircraft from extreme heat during flight

Wearable Oxygen Sensor Could Let Ill Infants Go 2019-11-15 13:00:00A flexible wireless oxygen sensor able to monitor infants remotely could let the child leave the hospital sooner and reduce parent stress.

MPlus Noise-Canceling Headphones 2019-11-15 01:00:00Designed for motorcyclists, the MPlus noise-canceling headphone system requires no special installation.

Handheld Device Spins Bespoke Bandages 2019-11-14 19:00:00A handheld device able to spin a protective dressing directly onto wounds offers a valuable method for treating injuries in the field.

Lighter, Greener Reinforced Concrete 2019-11-14 13:00:00A next-generation concrete strengthened with stiff polyethylene fibers is both greener and lighter than current versions.

Swimn S1 Powered Kickboard 2019-11-14 01:00:00The Swimn S1 powered kickboard from ePropulsion propels swimmers with a unique thrust that offers a more efficient and user-friendly ride.

Prototype Device Redirects Sound 2019-11-13 19:00:00A prototype device able to redirect sound could thwart eavesdroppers or magnify particular sounds.

Radar Sensor Detects Unattended Children in Cars 2019-11-13 13:00:00A radar sensor able to detect children or pets left behind in a vehicle could help save lives.

Injectable Electrodes Improve Nerve-Stimulation Therapy 2019-11-13 01:00:00Soft, injectable electrodes could offer a more comfortable alternative to the rigid nerve-stimulating implants used to treat epilepsy and pain.

Silicon RepublicInnovation

Facebook apparently still has a ‘black people problem’ New! 2019-11-18 09:04:03A year on from its last discrimination controversy, Facebook has issued an official apology to employees reporting further incidents. The post Faceboo

Mayo windfarm snapped up for €37.2m by Irish New! 2019-11-18 07:54:12Greencoat Renewables, a renewables infrastructure investor, has paid €37.2m for a Killala windfarm. The post Mayo windfarm snapped up for €

Elavon will acquire Stripe competitor Sage Pay in New! 2019-11-18 07:18:47Elavon will acquire the payments platform to help its business customers grow as the global economy becomes more digital. The post Elavon will acquir

Xbox boss not concerned about video game streaming New! 2019-11-18 06:44:22While Xbox boss Phil Spencer believes game streaming could eventually become as common as music streaming, he does not see any threat towards traditio

Unexpected, epic badger journeys could shed light on New! 2019-11-18 06:38:39While badgers typically stay close to home, Irish researchers have found that some travelled on epic journeys before settling down. The post Unexpect

China-based Newbaze Group to hire 60 at €20m New! 2019-11-18 06:14:53Newbaze Group, which supplies baby formula products to the Chinese market, is set to recruit 60 at a new Monaghan-based facility. The post China-based

Just because online abuse happens every day doesn’t New! 2019-11-18 06:00:40A landmark case in Ireland allows us to reframe how we think of online abuse – not as an inevitable everyday experience on the internet, but a p

Nigerian fintech OPay raises $120m with plans to New! 2019-11-18 05:44:34A few months after raising $50m in Series A funding, Opera's Nigerian payments platform OPay has raised a further $120m. The post Nigerian fintech OP

Road warriors: Video games between autonomous cars take New! 2019-11-18 05:09:58Passengers in the autonomous cars of the future could one day play a series of video games with each other. The post Road warriors: Video games betwe

Apple bans all vaping apps from App Store New! 2019-11-18 04:57:31Apple has moved to ban all vaping apps from the App Store as health concerns over e-cigarettes continue to rise. The post Apple bans all vaping apps f

WIT’s ArcLabs doubles after new €2.5m extension 2019-11-15 10:16:55The ArcLabs hub in Waterford currently houses 33 start-ups, early-stage companies and entrepreneurs. The post WIT’s ArcLabs doubles after new &e

Jacky Fox: Mind your people and your third 2019-11-15 10:00:14Jacky Fox’s top tips for cybersecurity in 2020 are to train the technology to help protect your people, and make sure your security standards ap

Futurism

New Research: Casual Space Tourism Will Devastate the 2019-11-16 10:25:32 Scorched Earth Space companies trying to make off-world tourism a thing will likely cause major environmental destruction in the process. That’

Is That Viral Catfish/Egg/Coke/Mentos Vid Real? An Investigation 2019-11-16 09:40:40 What began as a day like any other ended with a haunting quest to source a viral video of a man apparently demonstrating a fishing technique involvin

Watch Daredevil Set a New Speed Record In 2019-11-16 09:25:36 Speed Record Richard Browning, British inventor and daredevil often described as “real-life Iron Man” by the media, has broken his own sp

Scientists Reverse Cognitive Deficits of Down Syndrome in 2019-11-16 08:25:10 Down syndrome is a cognitive disability that can affect a person’s memory or ability to learn — intellectual impairments researchers

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Starts Digging “Viva Las 2019-11-15 15:45:03 Let the Tunneling Begin In May, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) approved a $48.6 million contract with the Boring Company&nbs

Protestors Wearing Head-Mounted Cameras Scan 13,000 Faces in 2019-11-15 15:24:41 Scanner Darkly Three people with cameras mounted to their heads scanned the faces of more than 13,000 people in Washington, D.C., on Thursday as part

NASA: Boeing Spaceflights Are Way Pricier Than SpaceX 2019-11-15 14:42:12 Pricey Ticket According to a recent report by NASA’s inspector general, the estimated seat price for sending an astronaut to the International

Ammunition Stockpiles Are Exploding As Global Temps Rise 2019-11-15 13:04:44 Unplanned Explosions More than 600 times in the past four decades, sites where militaries store their ammunition and explosives have blown up unexpec

New Research: Astronauts Are Experiencing Cognitive Decline 2019-11-15 12:27:54 A preliminary study shows that a zero-gravity environment causes structural changes to the human brain — and that extended stays in space could

A 9-Year-Old Genius Is Getting an Engineering Degree 2019-11-15 12:01:19 Speedrun A Belgian boy named Laurent Simons is on track to finish an undergraduate engineering degree this December, meaning he’ll graduate col

Bizarre New Quantum Research: Reality Itself May Be 2019-11-15 11:56:12 While the world is trying to contain an epidemic of misleading facts — “fake news” as we know it in 2019 — researchers are gr

Scientists Create Holograms You Can See, Hear, and 2019-11-15 10:25:56 We’ve seen holograms of human organs, circus elephants, and even long-dead musicians. But now, researchers from the University of Sussex have f

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