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[Explainer] This technology makes you feel better in the office

Some of you guys are gonna go back to work at the office. At work, there are many factors that make employees feel comfortable or uncomfortable, such as temperature and lighting. This smart technology in office buildings creates a healthy working atmosphere....

This is how science is going to make the robot more social

Koen Hindriks is a Full Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and head of the social artificial intelligence group. Within this group, he and his team focus on making the interaction between machines and people more social. Hindriks also owns Interactive...

[Explainer] Is the new computer so smart it can replace humans?

Much progress is currently being made in computer science. Regular computers that work with bits are gradually being replaced by futuristic alternatives. Think of DNA-based computers or quantum computers. Is the computer of the future so advanced that it can replace all human tasks?...

Explainer: Big tech against corona

Tech companies around the world are helping in the fight against corona. The most creative solutions are being devised to help us, with the help of technology, get through this time of crisis. We list a number of initiatives for...

The hydrogen train: from steam via diesel to steam again

After Germany, the Netherlands also became enthusiastic about the hydrogen train. This completes the circle. It started with steam, it was followed up by diesel and we will be back to steam soon. The test runs went well, so who knows, maybe this innovative means of transport will already be in...

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