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Engineers create a soft motor that could power versatile soft robots

A small, squishy vehicle equipped with soft wheels rolls over rough terrain and runs under water.

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Micro-camera can be injected with a syringe

German engineers have created a camera no bigger than a grain of salt that could change the future of health imaging—and clandestine surveillance.

Mon 27 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs plans to take over public transport in Columbus, Ohio

When it was spun out from Google last year, Sidewalk Labs promised to improve urban living by creating "smart cities." Now, in documents obtained by the Guardian, we've got an idea ...

14 hours ago from The Verge

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Mazda G-Vectoring Control: Software tweak makes you (think you're) a better driver

Mazda's new algorithm eliminates constant corrections going through a turn. GVC makes cars track straighter on highways, too.

4 hours ago from Extremetech

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Tour de France officials will scan participants' bikes to check for cheaters

Following a prominent cheating incident earlier this year, participants in the upcoming Tour de France will have to have their bikes scanned for concealed electric motors and batteries. ...

22 hours ago from The Verge

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Agency hopes apps will keep drones away from wildfires

Federal authorities are seeking a high-tech solution for the increasing problem of hobby drones flying over active wildfires and endangering airplane and helicopter pilots trying to put out ...

Thu 23 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Qatar using 3D printers to find perfect pitch

Following concerns over poor quality pitches at Euro 2016, Qatar has employed a high-tech solution to avoid similar criticisms of its World Cup in 2022—3D printers and wind tunnels.

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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Heads up! Seoul launches campaign to keep smartphone users safe

Pedestrians glued to their smartphones were given something else to look at this week, as officials in Seoul launched a safety campaign to keep them from walking into busy traffic.

Wed 22 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Those perfect cars you see in TV ads? Here's the Mad Max machine underneath the CGI

This wicked little electric beast looks like a ton of fun to drive, but it's even more impressive than it looks. The Blackbird is a visual effects stand-in for car commercials and filmmaking. ...

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Gizmag

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Lamborghini dresses the Aventador up like a Miura to celebrate 50th birthday

In 1966, Lamborghini grabbed the world by the unmentionables and showed it one of the most delicious, lust-worthy cars it had ever seen. Just months after being displayed as a rolling ...

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Gizmag

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