Issue No. 3 | 2020

News of tomorrow

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07.02.2020 | Onlineredaktion Berlin TXL

Internet of Things: smart cities pick up the pace

Our cities are becoming more connected by the day. Although the idea of a connected “smart city” is at least a decade old, progress towards realisation has only accelerated over the past few years. Here is an overview of the realities on the ground.

Travel SMARTA: new report hopes to jumpstart rural mobility solutions

For people living in rural communities, it might seem like mobility innovations have passed them by. So what can governments and companies do to help rural dwellers get around conveniently and sustainably?

Anti-solar cells: a photovoltaic cell that works at night

What if solar cells worked at night? A specially designed photovoltaic cell could generate up to 50 watts of power per square meter under ideal conditions at night, about a quarter of what a conventional solar panel can generate in daytime. 

What the reinvention of Europe's favorite city means for travelers

In the near future, visitors to Paris will be able to take a dip in the Seine and dine in an abandoned, underground subway station. The city's urban renewal campaign "Reinventing Paris," aims to make the city even more pleasant, attractive, and accessible.

The human-powered companies that make AI work

The hidden secret of artificial intelligence is that much of it is actually powered by humans. AI is dependent on humans to provide well-labeled training data that can be used to train machine learning algorithms.

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