On (most) Fridays I post here a roundup of interesting things I’ve read and/or posted on social media since my last roundup, generally stories about emerging technologies, experiential activations, interactive art, advances in scientific research, and other things I find interesting.
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Researchers in Florida have created robot jellyfish that could be used to patrol fragile coral reefs:

Image: IOPscience

Germany has launched the world’s first autonomous tram in Potsdam:

Image: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Drake’s latest tour features a light show made up of tiny autonomous drones from Swiss startup Verity Studios:

Image: Astrida Valigorsky

Electric implants have helped some paralyzed patients to walk again:


MIT spinout Boston Metal has developed new technology to make steel using electricity instead of carbon, and it could cut 5% of CO2 emissions at a stroke:


An eccentric inventor and amateur engineer created his own flying car after becoming fed up with traffic:

Image: Viral Press

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have developed a technique for using Wi-Fi to count people through walls:

Image: Mostofi Lab/YouTube

Researchers in Hong Kong have created a tiny ingestible robot that can crawl through a wet stomach:

Image: John Biggs/YouTube

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