The Future of Sport

Robot Football ©flickr.com/photos/jiuguangw/ The Future of Sport Background Drone racing has really taken off (ahem) recently, with Dubai holding the World Drone Prix in March of this year, and the World Future Sports Games will take place there in 2017. The development of affordable and precise technology has opened up a new realm of possible sports, such as driverless car racing and robotic swimming, as well as human-controlled activities like drone racing and cybathlon for…

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A Digital Sport Expert

©https://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesboyes/ A Digital Sport Expert Background Every four years the Olympic Games take place, the general public faces the challenge of trying to learn and understand the sports they are watching on TV. It is a common problem – you don’t know the rules or the objectives, and try as you might, you have no idea what is going on. Human commentators are available but during festivals of sport such as the Olympics, there are…

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Moon Food

Moon Food

Nasa Mars Food Production Concept ©NASA Moon Food Background: On the 10th August 2015, for the first time ever, astronauts on the International Space Station ate a plant that had been cultivated in space. The astronauts ate Red Romaine Lettuce that had been grown in the NASA “Veggie” experiment. The current experiment requires astronaut time to ensure a successful crop is produced. With NASA planning to send long-duration space missions to Mars and ESA planning long duration…

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Rover Docking

ESA multi-dome base being constructed ©ESA/Foster + Partners Rover Docking Background Docking rovers on a space body is a difficult task, as any wrong move can result in irreparable damage to the delicate rover craft. However, it is extremely important to be able to pass astronauts and supplies between craft. The European Space Agency has a vision to create a “Moon Village”, a permanent manned lunar base. The structure of this village will utilise multiple…

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The Ultimate Techno-Breakfast

©https://www.flickr.com/photos/lwy/ The Ultimate Techno-Breakfast Background We all know that getting out of bed can be difficult. The temptation to stay under that warm duvet is for some, too strong. Even though breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it is all too easy to put it off. But wouldn’t it be so much better if we improved it with technology? The Challenge This challenge invites entrants to come up with creative ways to…

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