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This startup sees the highways filled with self-driving big rigs

Alex Rodrigues and the team at Embark, a startup coming out of stealth today, want to change how we move freight across the country. Currently, tractor-trailer trucks, driven by more ...

16 hours ago from The Verge

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Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see

Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a Toronto company called eSight.

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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UPS tests truck-launchable delivery drones

There's no shortage of companies looking to deliver goods to consumers via drone in an effort to cut costs and waiting times. Having previously partnered with drone maker CyPhy Works ...

Wed 22 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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How a College Kid Made His Honda Civic Self-Driving for $700

Who needs a Tesla when you can build your own automated copilot using free hardware designs and software available online?

Tue 21 Feb 17 from MIT Technology Review

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Sigma gets Arty with three new high-end lenses

The Sigma Art range of lenses has helped to show photographers that third party glass isn't always inferior to proprietary offerings from the likes of Canon and Nikon. Now the firm has ...

Thu 23 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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Microhotplates for a smart gas sensor

Gas sensors used for leakage alerts and air quality monitoring are essential in our daily lives. Towards a ubiquitous society, smart gas sensors, which perform signal processing and communication ...

Wed 22 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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OU Professor Awarded Highest Recognition by Society for Mined Land Reclamation Work

University of Oklahoma Gallogly College of Engineering professor, Robert W. Nairn, is the recipient of the prestigious William T. Plass Award from the American Society of Mining and Reclamation. ...

10 hours ago from Newswise

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Safety last: Russian hoverbike is equally amazing and horrifying

Those from the health and safety brigade might want to click away now, but aspiring amputees should check out this latest manned multirotor out of Russia. The Hoversurf Scorpion is a ...

Mon 20 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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New rules needed as drones crowd the skies

As drones increasingly crowd the skies, the risk of collision with other aircraft has come to the fore. Here's an overview of international regulation aimed at limiting the dangers.

Tue 21 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Breakthrough wireless sensing system attracts industry and government agency interest

Less than two years since its release, interest and demand for Waggle, a wireless environmental sensing platform created at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, is flourishing ...

Tue 21 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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