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A new study looks at ways to cut roadkill numbers for small and medium-sized mammals

Most motorists pay little attention to the amount of roadkill they drive over or past on the highway, except when swerving to avoid it.

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Giving keener 'electric eyesight' to autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles relying on light-based image sensors often struggle to see through blinding conditions, such as fog. But MIT researchers have developed a sub-terahertz-radiation receiving ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from TechXplore

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Biomedical engineers develop wearable respiration monitor with children's toy

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a wearable, disposable respiration monitor that provides high-fidelity readings on a continuous basis. It's designed to help ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Ford's "Lane-Keeping Bed" keeps sleep partners in their own lane

Based on the automaker's lane-keeping assist systems for cars, Ford's Lane-Keeping Bed was engineered to keep partners together in bed, with everyone sharing. We can't vouch for its comfort ...

Wed 13 Feb 19 from Gizmag

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Koito Plans to Roll Out 2 Kinds of New Headlights in 2020 (1)

Koito Manufacturing Co Ltd developed two kinds of headlights, planning to start to mass-produce them in about 2020.

21 hours ago from Tech-On

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Researchers develop diagnostic tool for detecting cryptosporidium

A handheld 'tricorder' that can test for biological contamination in real-time has been the dream of science fiction fans for decades. And UBC Okanagan engineers say the technology is closer ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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A380 aimed high, but never hit cruising speed

Nearly 30 years ago Airbus began charting a new course for air travel with a mammoth jet that would shuttle hundreds of people to far-flung cities worldwide, but harsh economic realities eventually ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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This wireless AI camera runs entirely on solar power

A big trend in AI is the transition from cloud to edge computing. Instead of AI devices doing their computation remotely via an internet connection, they’re increasingly handling ...

12 hours ago from The Verge

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Teaching self-driving cars to predict pedestrian movement

By zeroing in on humans' gait, body symmetry and foot placement, University of Michigan researchers are teaching self-driving cars to recognize and predict pedestrian movements with greater ...

Tue 12 Feb 19 from TechXplore

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U.S. autonomous truck startup TuSimple raises $95 million from Sina, others

U.S. self-driving truck startup TuSimple said it has raised $95 million in a funding round led by Chinese internet giant Sina Corp, which values the three-year-old firm at $1 billion.

Wed 13 Feb 19 from Reuters Technology

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