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UPS will expand its in-building delivery service to 10 more cities

Do you like the thought of UPS delivering packages to your apartment building when you're not home? UPS certainly does. The courier plans to bring its in-building delivery option ...

14 hours ago from Engadget

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Following accidents, Dutch Uber lifts minimum driver age

Ride hailing firm Uber said Monday it is raising the minimum age of its drivers in the Netherlands and taking other measures to increase road safety after a series of fatal accidents involving ...

Mon 21 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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3-D-printed cube dials into energy harvesting

Ambient energy emitted by cellular phones and modems can be captured and converted into electricity using unusually shaped technology.

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Chevy Creates Full-Size Silverado Truck With Lego Bricks

You can build anything with the right Lego bricks. That’s something that Chevrolet set out to prove with its latest marketing stunt. The company has made a full-size replica of its latest ...

Mon 21 Jan 19 from Ubergizmo

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Spanish taxi strike against app services spreads to Madrid

Madrid taxi drivers began an open-ended strike Monday against online ride-hailing services like Uber, joining their counterparts in Barcelona who walked off the job three days ago.

Mon 21 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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Reinforcement learning expedites 'tuning' of robotic prosthetics

Researchers from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina and Arizona State University have developed an intelligent system for "tuning" powered prosthetic knees, allowing ...

Thu 17 Jan 19 from TechXplore

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More data, lower cost – DIY electronics tackle global change

Scientific research can be a costly undertaking, oftentimes so much so that projects become cost-prohibitive. So what happens when the research is too expensive, but the data is too important ...

Fri 18 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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Founders of a new $1.5bn ocean waste alliance are among biggest investors in new plastic

Shell, one of the members of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, is building a multibillion dollar plant in Pennsylvania that will churn out 1.6million tons of polyethylene used in food and drinks ...

Mon 21 Jan 19 from Daily Mail

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This Boat Made From 30,000 Flip-Flops Will Set Sail to Raise Awareness About Plastic Pollution

It’s a “plastic” revolution: A boat made entirely from recycled plastic — and 30,000 flip-flops — will set sail next week on an expedition across the Indian Ocean to to raise ...

Thu 17 Jan 19 from Geek.com

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Awareness is barrier to 'plastic-free periods'

New research indicates that more needs to be done to raise awareness of the amount of plastic contained in commonly-used menstrual products.

Thu 17 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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