Technology

Elodie Bateson has been blind since birth. But the 11-year-old from Limavady has become an expert at making short animated movies. She uses a voice-assisted tablet and specialist braille technology to help her make the movies. It gives her detailed descriptions as she works and audio prompts also allow her to take photographs. “I started
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Swansea University’s Active Building Centre is a place that powers itself using some of the latest innovations in solar energy. New designs of solar panels are being developed from ones which can be unrolled to ones which can be printed. It means the structure of the buildings could also be changed. BBC Click’s Lara Lewington
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When buildings are demolished the valuable materials they contain can also go to waste with materials crushed and then burnt at incineration plants. But one recycling plant in Finland is trying to recover more of the materials which could be reused. BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly finds out more. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick
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Two commercial greenhouses powered by the waste heat generated from a nearby water treatment plant are growing crops which will supply UK shops. Fossil fuels are often used as a source of heat in conventional commercial greenhouses, so this method also reduces carbon emissions. BBC Click’s Jen Copestake, who visited the greenhouses in 2020 while
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BBC Click’s LJ Rich looks at the best of the week’s technology news stories: The US revokes the licence of one of China’s biggest telecom companies – China Telecom – citing “national security” concerns The world’s largest 3D-printed neighbourhood will be built in Texas in 2022 A passenger carrying robo-boat, designed by MIT’s Computer Science
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A former Facebook employee-turned-whistleblower has told MPs that the company’s algorithms will fuel episodes of violent conflict by spreading divisive content. Frances Haugen said Facebook was “unquestionably” making online hate worse. Facebook’s co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has previously said it was deeply illogical to argue that the company profits from pushing content that makes people angry.
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BBC Click’s Jen Copestake looks at the best of the week’s technology news stories including: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Microsoft founder Bill Gates strike a £400m ($550m) partnership to invest in green technology projects Former US President Donald Trump announces plans to launch a social media network – TRUTH Social Robo-cat waiters are
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Ford Mobility and Vivacity Labs are using sensors in cars and on lampposts to track dangerous traffic hotspots with the aim of making roads safer. Drivers taking part in the project have their speed, acceleration, rate and harshness of breaking and steering measured to see how they react along a route. The system also predicts
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