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Glitches or not, Nissan starts testing semi-autonomous rides

In the future Nissan envisions, driverless cars will pick up children from school and recommend restaurants to tourists in various languages.

Fri 23 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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Making the Case Against Plastic Straws

Walk the remote shores of the Great Lakes, far outside the city, and you’ll find miles of sandy beaches and quiet tranquility. You’ll also find plastic straws. Pink ones, white ones, clear ones. ...

16 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Combating sulphuric acid corrosion at wastewater plants

Writing in Water Research, Austrian researchers from TU Graz and the University of Graz discuss new materials that prevent damage from microbial induced concrete corrosion.

22 hours ago from Phys.org

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Self-heating jacket uses machine learning to keep its owner comfy

We've seen a number of smart home thermostats over the past few years that learn just how toasty you like your living room, but these won't do much good when you venture out the front ...

Thu 22 Feb 18 from Gizmag

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Engineers advance the capability of wearable tech

Creating the perfect wearable device to monitor muscle movement, heart rate and other tiny bio-signals without breaking the bank has inspired scientists to look for a simpler and more affordable ...

Thu 22 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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Assembly of 'Aibo' Robot Dog (7)

We finally started to complete the head of the aibo. Its speaking eyes greatly contribute to the attractiveness of the new aibo. The eyes use high-quality OLED panels, but, in terms of parts, ...

Fri 23 Feb 18 from Tech-On

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Peugeot brings the Rifter to life with concept 4x4 camper van

Before the new Peugeot Rifter van has even hit the road, it's going overlanding into the great unknown. Peugeot, reigning Dakar king that it is, has built up one of the meanest competitive ...

Fri 23 Feb 18 from Gizmag

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Signal Messenger receives $50 million from WhatsApp co-founder

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton left Facebook in 2017 to start a non-profit. Turns out that non-profit involves another messaging app: Signal. In a blog post, Signal chief Moxie Marlinspike ...

Thu 22 Feb 18 from Engadget

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Tokyo Olympics events will be projected as holograms

A Japanese telecommunications company has developed a new 3D viewing system that could be used to project Olympic events in 2020 in remote locations.

Thu 22 Feb 18 from Daily Mail

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New Audi tech will let you ditch your toll road tag

Audi is about to make life easier for people that deal with toll roads on a daily basis. Instead of using an ugly stick-on tag or box for passing through and paying tolls, Audi will ...

Fri 23 Feb 18 from Engadget

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