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Five things in five minutes

Five things in five minutes
Friday 13 April, 2018

This week we're unpacking lost shipwrecks, pocket money for kids in the age of cryptocurrency and how Uber is changing the transport landscape, once again. Read on for the latest Five Things in Five Minutes. 

1. Robots used to find Shackleton's lost ship
Researchers are using Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) in Antarctica to explore a massive iceberg four times the size of London.  The ROVs will map out the the shape of the seafloor and attempt to locate the shipwreck of the Endurance, which sunk in 1915 during the ill-fated Shackleton expedition.  

2. Uber rolls out new features
Uber has announced new features for users in the US, including a car sharing service, UberBike and purchasing public transport tickets from the app. 

3. Crypto-kids: the new pocket money
The pocket money of the future has arrived. Pigzbe has created a cryptocurrency hardware wallet and interactive app, powered by “family-friendly” currency, Wollo.

4. Dove and Cartoon Network tackle body image
Dove has partnered with Cartoon Network's Steven's Universe to promote body-positivity. The animated short filmsaim to educate young audiences about body confidence and self esteem. 

5. Number plates of the future 
Dubai is taking digital number plate technology for a spin. The plates are embedded with collision-detecting sensors which contact emergency services and GPS tracking. All in the name of safety, or just one big privacy risk? 

 
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