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First Self-Driving Car Race On a Pro Track Ends With a Crash

Those in attendance at the Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix witnessed history yesterday. Roborace debuted what’s being billed as the first competitive race between self-driving cars on a professional ...

13 hours ago from Gizmodo

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Engineers design a bulletproof origami shield to protect law enforcement

BYU engineering professors have created an origami-inspired, lightweight bulletproof shield that can protect law enforcement from gunfire.

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Digital fabrication in architecture

Many building processes still involve sub-standard working conditions and are not compellingly sustainable. Current research on the integration of digital technologies within construction processes ...

Sat 18 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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You can now fly a toy drone with just hand gestures - CNET

The Aura quadcopter ditches a traditional stick controller or smartphone for a glove that lets you fly with a wave of your hand.

Sat 18 Feb 17 from CNET

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3D-printed prosthetic limbs: the next revolution in medicine

As 3D printing continues to transform manufacturing, doctors are hoping it could also help the 30 million people worldwide in need of artificial limbs and bracesJohn Nhial was barely a teenager ...

23 hours ago from Guardian.co.uk

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System automatically detects cracks in nuclear power plants

A new automated system detects cracks in the steel components of nuclear power plants and has been shown to be more accurate than other automated systems.

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Ultrafast camera to improve vision of self-driving cars and drones

To avoid accidents, self-driving cars and drones need to be able to quickly take in their surroundings even in extreme road conditions and bad weather, but conventional optical cameras ...

5 hours ago from Gizmag

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Driver Sacrifices His Tesla To Save An Unconscious Man

Image credit – Feuerwehr MünchenWhat would you do if you were driving along the highway and saw another car driving erratically and slamming against the guardrails multiple times? We’re ...

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Ubergizmo

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Plastic 'nurdles' found littering UK beaches

Billions of tiny plastic lentil-sized pellets can be spotted on UK shores - but how do 'nurdles' get there?

Fri 17 Feb 17 from BBC News

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A four-lens eagle-eyed camera

Eagles and other predators may be known for their sharp vision, but that claim really applies to the middle of their visual field – an area that corresponds to their fovea, which is ...

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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