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five things in five minutes

five things in five minutes
Friday 29 June, 2018

This week smartphone technology is reinventing the art gallery experience, scientists restore touch and Algeria breaks the internet. All this and more in this week's Five Things in Five Minutes.

1. Immersive art
Hirshhorn Museum has launched an innovative new app, allowing visitors to scan artworks with their phones, generating videos featuring iconic artists and interviews about the artwork.

2. New sensations 
Scientists have developed E-Dermis, a new electronic skin for prosthetic hands which brings back a real sense of touch. 

3. Google tracks pollution
Google StreetView has announced cars will map and monitor pollution in London with special sensors to take air quality readings.  

4. Algeria turns off the internet
In an effort to curb student cheating during exam time, Algeria has instituted nationwide internet blackouts and banned all smart devices from examination centres. 

5. A very good boy
Poncho the Spanish police dog has gone viral for his unique ability to perform 'CPR'. Madrid police posted the video of the talented pooch on Twitter, which has since received over 2.8 million views. 

 

 
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