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A 183-year-old law created for horse-drawn carriages has frustrated Silicon Valley's buzziest startups

GettyQueen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 2011. A 183-year-old law originally designed to regulate horse-drawn carriages is partly responsible for preventing buzzy Silicon Valley scooter startups from expanding to the UK. The 1835 Highways Act prevents cattle, horses, and “carriages” – like scooters – from riding the pavement. Two startups, Bird and Lime, have […]

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Academics created a periodic table of mind-blowing tech, and it's a handy guide to how the world will change forever

Imperial College LondonThe Table of Disruptive Technologies. Academics at Imperial Tech Foresight have created a periodic table of mind-blowing tech. The table is designed to be a visual conversation starter about where the world is going. It features 100 innovations, ranging from the benign and everyday, to the mind-blowing and potentially terrifying. Academics at Imperial […]