Best Tech Stories around the web #221

This week : Researchers bioprint complex living tissue in a matter of seconds, Sony and Yamaha are making a self-driving cart for theme parks, Lego launches braille and audio instructions for visually impaired customers, SpaceX’s prototype rocket flies to its highest altitude yet during hover test and Ars Electronica Festival 2019.

INNOVATION

Researchers Bioprint Complex Living Tissue In A Matter Of Seconds by techtimes.com

Scientists in Switzerland and the Netherlands have successfully shaped complex tissues in a stem cell-rich biocompatible hydrogel in a matter of seconds. Read more

DESIGN

Sony and Yamaha are making a self-driving cart for theme parks by engadget.com

Remember how we said Sony's self-driving SC-1 concept would make for a great party bus? Apparently, Sony had the same idea. The company is partnering with Yamaha on the SC-1 Sociable Cart, an expansion of the concept designed for entertainment purposes like theme parks, golf courses and "commercial facilities." Read more

Lego launches braille and audio instructions for visually impaired customers by independent.co.uk

Lego has announced that it is launching braille and audio instructions in order to cater for children who are visually impaired. The pilot programme has been created using AI technology with the aim of encouraging children who are blind or have visual impairments to "enjoy the developmental benefits of creative Lego play experiences". Read more

INSOLITE

SpaceX’s prototype rocket flies to its highest altitude yet during hover test by the verge.com

This afternoon, a prototype of SpaceX’s next generation rocket took to the skies for a second time in south Texas, reaching a height of a small skyscraper before landing back on Earth. The flight demonstrated the vehicle’s ability to take off and land in a controlled manner, and it paves the way for more aggressive testing of the vehicle’s design in the months ahead. Read more

EVENT

2019 Ars Electronica Festival

Ars Electronica is one of the world’s largest media art venues, a digital music festival, a showcase for creativity and innovation, and a playground for the next generation – Ars Electronica is a world-class festival for art, technology and society. Read more