‘Soft’ robotic hand runs on air pressure and AI

We’ve seen examples of robots mimicking humans, but now we’re seeing robots that can autonomously teach themselves how to handle objects. Festo has developed a flexible robotic hand that uses artificial intelligence to deduce how to manipulate an item with its fingers. Such self-learning technology should prove vital towards building robots that can learn to […]

Hand luggage: Always pack this one item in your baggage to beat Ryanair’s strict rules

Flights with stringent hand luggage rules can be highly frustrating for holidaymakers – and Ryanair in particular has made its rules even more restrictive. Strict regulations mean careful planning is required when packing cabin bags. The key is to pack as lightly as possible and to take items that will prove highly versatile. Travel expert […]

Ryanair subtly INCREASES its hand luggage fees again – how much does a bag cost now?

Ryanair appears to have upped its hand luggage fees. The price hike comes after the Irish airline introduced strict rules in November 2018. Under the new policy, only a small handbag or laptop-size bag will be allowed onboard. It has to measure no more than 40cm x 20cm x 25cm to be allowed in the […]

Hand luggage: Always pack this one simple item in your bag to help you sleep on a plane

Flights for many plane passengers are a chance to catch up on sleep ahead of a holiday. But with so many noises and distractions going on in the cabin, slumber can often be hard to come by. However, by packing one simple thing in your hand luggage you might be able to fall asleep more […]

Try your hand at being an operator at the Roseville Telephone Museum

Enlarge / An early 1910-era magneto telephone. (credit: Cyrus Farivar) ROSEVILLE, Calif.—I don’t know about you, but I marvel that, with a tiny device in my pocket, I can instantly hear the voice of any of my loved ones, any time, essentially for free. Of course, this wasn’t always the case. I’m old enough (nearly […]

Hand luggage: How to pack liquids OVER 100ml and get through airport security

Hand luggage travellers can save both time and money by not checking in a suitcase. Some airlines can charge as much as the ticket to check in a bag and passengers could see themselves waiting as long as an hour waiting at the baggage carousel. The downside of travelling with hand luggage only is the […]

Christmas flights: You should never do THIS with your hand luggage

Christmas holidays see Britons jetting all over the world whether in search of winter sun, a festive break or just to join loved ones. However, travel experts have warned holidaymakers need to be particularly careful when it comes to hand luggage at this time of year. Presents and Christmas go hand in hand but gifts […]

Hand luggage: Pack this one item in your bag to help you survive a budget flight

Flights with such budget airlines as Ryanair and easyJet are undeniably cheap but they can often be uncomfortable in many ways for passengers. By taking certain steps, however, a flight can be improved – and being savvy with your hand luggage is a great place to start. Travel experts at US website The Points Guy […]