Behold Baidu (Airport Technology)

Sydney Airport has launched Baidu Maps, becoming the first airport outside China to introduce the platform. With over 500 million users, the app has an enormous following, so what can it offer Chinese tourists? Frances Marcellin reports Continue reading Behold Baidu (Airport Technology)

MSC Meraviglia: a smart connected city at sea (Future Cruise)

The MSC Meraviglia is the first of a new fleet of high-tech ships MSC Cruises is launching over the next decade. Frances Marcellin went on board to speak to the team behind the ship’s cutting-edge technology. Continue reading MSC Meraviglia: a smart connected city at sea (Future Cruise)

Vessels for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises are designed for cruises in the Arctic, Antarctica and Amazon. They are 138m long, can accommodate 240 passengers.

Offshore shipbuilders turn to cruise to stay afloat in the downturn (Ship Technology)

Specialist shipbuilders are feeling the squeeze from the offshore industry’s downturn, with low oil prices resulting in stalled projects and cancelled orders. This has prompted some companies to expand into the cruise sector. But what are they offering the cruise industry and can they successfully make the transition? Frances Marcellin reports. As the offshore shipbuilding industry continues to deal with a depressed market, caused by … Continue reading Offshore shipbuilders turn to cruise to stay afloat in the downturn (Ship Technology)

The technology transforming baggage handling (AIR Magazine)

As the number of air passengers increases, airports and airlines are investing in baggage handling technology to improve the passenger experience, airport operations and their bottom lines. Frances Marcellin looks at some of the ways that technology is helping to refine this crucial process around the world. Almost 4 billion passengers will fly in 2017, which, for baggage handling systems around the world, means accounting … Continue reading The technology transforming baggage handling (AIR Magazine)

NHS could soon use smart outfit to diagnose epilepsy (New Scientist)

A shirt and cap that can diagnose epilepsy quickly and easily has been approved for use by European health services, including the UK’s NHS. Epileptic seizures are the result of excessive electrical discharges in the brain. The World Health Organization estimates that over 50 million people worldwide have the condition, including 6 million in Europe, making it one of the world’s most common serious neurological conditions. Brain implants and apps … Continue reading NHS could soon use smart outfit to diagnose epilepsy (New Scientist)