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Audi Cars Now Talk To Stop Lights In Vegas

Easing stop-light angst is just a first taste of what car-to-road communications can do

Wed 7 Dec 16 from IEEE Spectrum

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Here's what can get you banned as a rider from Uber

Just ask an Uber driver for their worst passenger story and you'll hear tales of vomiting passengers to screaming matches to hook ups in the back seat.

Thu 8 Dec 16 from The Independent

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Sand absorbs high-speed ballistic impact better than steel

A study led by Assistant Professor Darren Chian Siau Chen from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Engineering has found ...

Fri 9 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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Low-cost 3D-printed prosthetic hand is here

Researchers have 3D printed a low-cost functional plastic hand that can be used to grip, write and even catch a ball, an advance that may lead to custom-made prosthetics. The $15 prosthetic ...

14 hours ago from The Hindu

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Rinspeed Oasis autonomous concept car entertains, earns money and even gardens

The approach of fully autonomous driving must be bittersweet for Rinspeed. The Swiss think tank got off to a good, early start in exploring the vast possibilities of autonomous vehicle ...

Wed 7 Dec 16 from Gizmag

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Switch from autonomous driving to manual control opens window of risk

On the road towards fully autonomous vehicles, there will be a period of transition where people will be required to retake control from autonomous systems at certain times, as is currently ...

Wed 7 Dec 16 from Gizmag

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Identifying genes that make plants more resistant to stress factors

In the past 70 years, the world's population tripled to more than seven billion and average global temperature increased by nearly one degree Celsius. Population growth and climate change are ...

Thu 8 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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Bitcoin hits highest levels in almost three years

LONDON (Reuters) - Web-based digital currency bitcoin hit its highest levels in almost three years on Friday, extending gains since India sparked a cash shortage by removing high-denomination ...

Fri 9 Dec 16 from Reuters Technology

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With prefabricated panel system, house goes up in less than a day

(Tech Xplore)ŚRome was not built in a day, we are warned, but new housing conditions call for here-and-now creative thinking. In China, the People's Architecture Office is doing just that.

Thu 8 Dec 16 from TechXplore

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Scientists build new ultrasound device using 3-D printing technology

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a new ultrasound device that produces sharper images through 3-D printed lenses.

Tue 6 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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