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Electronic skin animates heartbeat on the back of your hand

A flexible e-skin containing a few hundred micro LEDs can display your vital signs or messages from your doctor

6 hours ago from Newscientist

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Hot Wheels Augmoto Brings AR Tech To Classic Race Track Toy Racing Fun

Playing with Hot Wheels cars and tracks use to involve linking simple pieces of orange plastic together and hoping the cars could make it through the various loops and curves you created without ...

5 hours ago from HotHardware

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Uber introduces UK safety measures amid licence battle

US ride-hailing app Uber on Friday announced new safety features for its service in Britain, as it appeals against the withdrawal of its licence in London.

Fri 16 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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Authorities are investigating what may be the first drone-linked aircraft crash

Drones are pretty interesting and versatile pieces of technology. They can be used for surveillance, high-speed video capture, package deliveries and even ocean rescues. However, as their popularity ...

Fri 16 Feb 18 from Techspot

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Watch this self-driving car navigate the snowy streets of Moscow

Yandex, the Russian search giant, recently conducted its first successful test of a self-driving car in Moscow. It’s significant mostly because it’s proof that autonomous vehicles ...

Fri 16 Feb 18 from The Verge

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Heat may detect invisible damage in concrete supports

Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University together with specialists from NTC Tekhnika proposed thermal non-destructive testing to inspect reinforced concrete supports. It enables efficiently ...

Fri 16 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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What do you get when you cross an airplane with a submarine?

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed the first unmanned, fixed-wing aircraft that is capable of traveling both through the air and under the water – transitioning ...

Thu 15 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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Acoustic blockage-detection system could prevent aircraft accidents

Pitots, which provide airspeed data, have played a role in several aircraft accidents, including the fatal Air France Flight 447 in 2009. New research by aerospace engineers at the University ...

Thu 15 Feb 18 from TechXplore

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Modeling Uncertainty Helps MIT's Drone Zip Around Obstacles

This drone keeps track of what it doesn't know to quickly plan aggressive maneuvers

Mon 12 Feb 18 from IEEE Spectrum

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Uber wins French case against driver claiming to be 'employee'

Ride-hailing giant Uber has won a case filed by a French driver claiming he should be considered an employee, with judges saying the company is simply an intermediary—a ruling that clashes with ...

Thu 8 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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