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Holster sensor activates cop's body cam when weapon is drawn

A new sensor designed for law enforcement can alert an officer's body cameras to start recording automatically when a weapon is drawn. The Axon Signal Sidearm from TASER International ...

19 hours ago from Gizmag

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Bespoke Rolls-Royce gets kids to surgery in luxury

Going into surgery can be stressful enough for well-informed adults, but spare a thought for children on their way to the operating theater. As a way to make such journeys a little more ...

11 hours ago from Gizmag

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Researchers seek ways to assist drivers with autism

The University of Virginia Health System is teaming with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to study novice drivers with autism to determine if they would benefit from specialized training ...

5 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Alpine A110 goes from concept to production reality

After months of teasing, concepts and previews, Alpine has pulled back the sheet on the hotly anticipated A110 ahead of its Geneva debut. We still don't know how much power it'll have, ...

Tue 28 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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Volvo’s new XC60 will automatically steer as well as brake to avoid crashes

 The new Volvo XC60 does more on behalf of the driver in order to prevent accidents, moving the SUV further along the continuum towards fully autonomy. The new model of the car, which is ...

24 hours ago from TechCrunch

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Starsky Robotics sees 'last mile' solution for driverless trucks

DETROIT (Reuters) - California-based Starsky Robotics said on Tuesday it has a solution to on- and off-highway deliveries by self-driving trucks, including the "last mile" issue for how a driverless ...

23 hours ago from Reuters Technology

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Paper waste may find new life in plastics

"Fly ash" is pretty much what it sounds like: fine airborne particles of ash. It's generated in large quantities during the manufacture of paper and cardboard, along with a lot of sludge. ...

Mon 27 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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Foliage-penetrating ladar technology may improve border surveillance

The United States shares 5,525 miles of land border with Canada and 1,989 miles with Mexico. Monitoring these borders, which is the responsibility of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), ...

Tue 28 Feb 17 from

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Self-driving meets sexy as Peugeot turns to Instinct

After a frustrating decade building gormless blobs, Peugeot is back in a big way. Beyond its current range of ever-improving hatchbacks and four-wheel drives, the French brand has demonstrated ...

Mon 27 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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Augmented reality lets cars communicate to reduce road rage

Virtual signs that pop up on your windscreen and say “rushing to the hospital” or “in a hurry to the airport” help turn other drivers’ aggression to empathy

Fri 24 Feb 17 from Newscientist

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