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Smartfoam helmets could help NFL coaches diagnose concussions

A team of scientists from Brigham Young University (BYU), Utah, has developed a smartfoam-based sensor system capable of detecting the severity of a collision in real time. When applied ...

Fri 22 Sep 17 from Gizmag

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MAD Architects proposes skyscraper that reflects Paris upside down

The latest proposal from the aptly named superstar design firm MAD Architects, is called Mirage. The design was shortlisted after an international competition called for proposals to ...

Wed 20 Sep 17 from Gizmag

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iOS 11 forces Uber to loosen its location tracking

Uber has followed through on its promise to restore your ability to block the app from tracking your location even when you're not using it. More precisely, it had no choice but ...

Thu 21 Sep 17 from Engadget

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McLaren's Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo puts gamers on their guts

McLaren has based its road-car brand around a forward-looking carbon construction, but even the meanest, maddest models are constrained by the fact they need to work on real roads and ...

Wed 20 Sep 17 from Gizmag

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Delphi partners with BlackBerry QNX on its autonomous driving platform

 Delphi is planning to launch its own autonomous driving solution for car manufacturers and mobility service fleet operators in 2019, and it announced today that it will use BlackBerry ...

Wed 20 Sep 17 from TechCrunch

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New $400 online course teaches you to build flying cars

Sebastian Thrun, who founded Google X and flying car firm Kitty Hawk, announced the new course today at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.

Wed 20 Sep 17 from Daily Mail

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Study suggests risks vary widely in drone-human impacts

New Virginia Tech research suggests there's wide variation in the risk that unmanned aircraft pose to people on the ground.

Tue 19 Sep 17 from

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Low-Power Devices Use Backscatter to Transmit Data Several Kilometers

A special modulation scheme and LoRa combine to boost backscatter for the Internet of Things

Wed 20 Sep 17 from IEEE Spectrum

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'Car nation' Germany distrustful of driverless vehicles

German carmakers are showing off their self-driving cars at the IAA international auto show in Frankfurt, but most people in the car-mad country have yet to be convinced by the technology.

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Drones can almost see in the dark

UZH researchers have taught drones how to fly using an eye-inspired camera, opening the door to them performing fast, agile maneuvers and flying in low-light environments. Possible applications ...

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