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Five Things in Five Minutes

Five Things in Five Minutes
Friday 14 September, 2018

This week we've found cyborg marsupials, bat-inspired robots and an app that can let you look into the stars - even if you're vision impaired. Find out more in this week's Five Things in Five Minutes.

1. An app lets people with vision impairment see space
Start-up company Oseyeris will release an app called Astreos that makes it possible for everyone - including the vision impaired - to see into and explore our night sky.

2. Cyborg wallabies
Captive wallabies have been implanted with microchips that allow them to open doors and escape predators. It's giving the humble doggy door a micro-makeover.

3. Work for your Wi-Fi
Everyone loves free campus Wi-Fi, but one Chinese university is putting its students to the test, making them solve calculus problems to access the internet.

4. Meet the Robat 
No, it's not a robotic bat. The new autonomous Robat has taken some inspiration from the winged critters, using bat-like echolocation to map and navigate environments. 

5. Mercedes concept with switchable bodies
The newly released autonomous car concepts from Mercedes feature an electrically powered chassis with interchangeable bodies. The only catch? The interesting design choice. 

 
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