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Google's delivery drones drop burritos in Australia

What is it with delivery drones and burritos? The Burrito Bomber was one of a very early drone delivery concepts to emerge back in 2012, then last year Google began bringing Chipotle ...

5 hours ago from Gizmag

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Drone hit Canadian airliner: minister

A Canadian passenger plane landed safely after it was hit by a drone in the first case of its kind in the country, a cabinet minister said Sunday.

22 hours ago from Phys.org

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Toyota Concept-i series pieces together door-to-door mobility

Toyota's Concept-i series introduced at CES earlier this year offered a glimpse of how the company sees artificially intelligent vehicles interacting with their users. The company has ...

1 hours ago from Gizmag

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Driverless cars could let you choose who survives in a crash

The question of who a driverless car should save in an accident is a thorny one. Letting car owners choose for themselves could be an easy way out

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Newscientist

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Dubai police to fly multirotor hoverbikes: What could possibly go wrong?

The magical kingdom of Dubai continues to cement its dual reputations as both the world's most future-forward city, and the most desperate for attention, with the announcement that it ...

Sun 15 Oct 17 from Gizmag

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Virgin gets on board Hyperloop One with "substantial investment"

Thanks to Sir Richard Branson, Hyperloop One is now Virgin Hyperloop One. The rebranding was announced by the Virgin Group founder and CEO on his blog, in which he said that the change ...

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Gizmag

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Futuristic Russian Military Suit Gets Nuclear-Proof Upgrade

A high-tech, Russian "soldier of the future" combat suit just got a gear upgrade, with a watch capable of withstanding nuclear blasts.

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Livescience

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Ultra-thin, curvy concrete roof is a monument to digital design

Concrete has been around for millennia, but that doesn't mean we can't cook up new ways to build with the world's favorite construction material. It's been electrified to melt snow and ...

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Gizmag

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High-tech ring detects explosives and more

When it comes to functional jewellery, we've already seen everything from fitness tracking earrings to bracelets that thwart attackers. Joseph Wang and colleagues at the University of ...

Wed 11 Oct 17 from Gizmag

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Lost in translation: When humor kills the message

Getting a laugh may not help get the road safety message across, with a new QUT study showing humorous driver sleepiness advertisements can get lost in translation.

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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