#Exploding #Samsung #GalaxyNote7 battery issue – new lithium-ion non-exploding solution – an annotated infographic

Scientists have developed a lithium-ion battery that contains a fire-extinguishing element which is released if the battery overheats. This could be crucial for all manner of applications: not just exploding smartphones, but also electric vehicles. E&T news recently covered Samsung’s official explanation of why the Galaxy Note 7 batteries had a tendency to explode. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading #Exploding #Samsung #GalaxyNote7 battery issue – new lithium-ion non-exploding solution – an annotated infographic

How #smartphones are transforming personal #healthcare – an annotated infographic

  More than 1.2 million people living in London are to be offered medical diagnosis using Babylon – an “artificial intelligence” (AI) app which gives patients access to a virtual health service in their pocket. Babylon’s AI doctor is just one of the powerful tools that have transformed smartphones into mobile medical clinics. In 2016 the US Food and Drug Administration approved 36 smartphone apps and devices. Now, smartphones are being used to perform ultrasound scans, measure heart rhythm, blood pressure and glucose levels, and execute an array of lab tests from liver and kidney function to identifying communicable diseases … Continue reading How #smartphones are transforming personal #healthcare – an annotated infographic

Kablammo!! #Trump will have his finger on the #nuclear button – an annotated infographic

All of this would be funny if it weren’t actually true… When Donald Trump becomes the next US President (yes, this is really happening, it’s not all a surrealist nightmare), he will immediately have access to, and sole launch authority for, all of America’s nuclear weapons. Trump will be accompanied at all times by a military aide carrying what is known as the nuclear ‘football’, the US loving nothing more than an inappropriately trivial sporting reference to refer to a catastrophically devastating act of destruction. This is, after all, the same country that based its judicial system for incarceration on a baseball analogy: three strikes and … Continue reading Kablammo!! #Trump will have his finger on the #nuclear button – an annotated infographic

#Trump calls for new $4 billion Air Force One contract to be cancelled – an annotated infographic

In the wacky world of Donald Trump’s America, the approach to policy appears to lurch wildly from the reasonably sensible to the fundamentally insane. That, it appears, is the contrary nature of both The Donald’s broad, straight-talking appeal and the very real threat he poses in creating a Disunited States of America. One of his latest wheezes/random brain dumps blurted out to share with the world concerns Air Force One – which will be Trump’s very own tricked-out personal plane, come January 2017 – and the prohibitively high cost of renewing said fleet. On the face of it, this seems like a rational decision. Why … Continue reading #Trump calls for new $4 billion Air Force One contract to be cancelled – an annotated infographic

Nominet and Microsoft to bring broadband to rural Africa – an annotated infographic

Nominet and Microsoft have announced a partnership to deliver broadband across the African continent, using Nominet’s TV white space database and dynamic spectrum-management technology, along with Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, to bring low-cost terrestrial wireless broadband internet to remote and rural communities. Advances in TV white space broadband technology have allowed disused TV channels to be repurposed as wireless internet connections. E&T was at the recent IoT launch event for this Nominet and Microsoft collaboration. You can read that story in full on the E&T web site.  There’s a video and everything. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Nominet and Microsoft to bring broadband to rural Africa – an annotated infographic

#Trump rides the Beast all the way to the White House – @RealDonaldTrump gets a brand-new @Cadillac – an annotated infographic

Donald Trump will ride from his presidential inauguration in a brand new version of the current Cadillac-branded state limousine. “The Beast” boasts all current hi-tech security features, along with technology upgrades. Click on the graphic for an expanded view.   Continue reading #Trump rides the Beast all the way to the White House – @RealDonaldTrump gets a brand-new @Cadillac – an annotated infographic

E&T #news weekly – we choose our favourite #engineering and #technology stories from the past week

Friday 16 September 2016  Rebecca Northfield, assistant features editor Monkeys transcribe Hamlet with new brain-reading tech Researchers want to use this technology to eventually help people suffering with severe paralysis like good old Steve Hawking. Monkeys with brain implants were able to move a cursor on a screen and transcribe words from Shakespeare and the New York Times. Pretty cool, right? But I have one thing to say. Why on earth did they use Shakespeare? Someone who hasn’t really studied the bloke’s numerous plays, sonnets, poems etc would be completely lost if they were to read, transcribe, dictate or even … Continue reading E&T #news weekly – we choose our favourite #engineering and #technology stories from the past week