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China’s New Maglev Train Has 373 Mph Top Speed

China has been doing some incredible things with maglev technology and the country’s leading manufacturer of trains has now unveiled a new prototype maglev train which will be able to ...

17 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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Bringing human-like reasoning to driverless car navigation

With aims of bringing more human-like reasoning to autonomous vehicles, MIT researchers have created a system that uses only simple maps and visual data to enable driverless cars to navigate ...

Thu 23 May 19 from TechXplore

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Engineer accused of falsifying inspection reports for SpaceX rocket parts

James Smalley, an engineer at Upstate NY-based machining firm PMI Industries, is accused of falsifying at least 38 inspection reports for parts used by Elon Musk's rocket company.

Thu 23 May 19 from Daily Mail

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DJI Promises to Add “AirSense” to Its New Drones

The company plans to include ADS-B receivers in next year’s drones weighing more than 250 grams

Wed 22 May 19 from IEEE Spectrum

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Consumer Reports: Tesla automated lane changes are risky

A new automatic lane-change feature of Tesla's Autopilot system doesn't work well and could be a safety risk to drivers, according to tests performed by Consumer Reports.

Wed 22 May 19 from Phys.org

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Cruise says its AV successfully completed 1,400 unprotected left hand turns

Unprotected left hand turns are tough for robots and humans alike. The compounding variables of crossing in front of oncoming traffic make it one of the toughest maneuverers in driving. It’s ...

Thu 23 May 19 from TechCrunch

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Sony patent for haptic feedback glove leaves the door open for full-body immersion

According to a filing with USPO, Sony might be working on a haptic glove accessory for the PSVR. It’s not a new concept. Contact CI, HaptX, the EPFL, and others are all working on gloves that ...

Thu 23 May 19 from Techspot

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US Postal Service starts testing self-driving mail trucks

The US Postal Service (USPS) and its mail delivery operations are set to gain a helping hand courtesy of self-driving startup TuSimple, with the agency enlisting the company's autonomous ...

Tue 21 May 19 from Gizmag

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3D-printed bathroom units take shape in a single day

3D printing technology is set to have a real impact on the worlds of building and construction. Plans are already afoot for the world's first 3D-printed neighborhood, while we've already ...

Thu 23 May 19 from Gizmag

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Chevy's new seat belt feature stops teens taking off unless they're buckled up

According to Chevrolet, teen drivers are far less likely to use a seat belt, so it has incorporated some new technology into vehicles to encourage safer habits. Called Buckle to Drive, ...

Tue 21 May 19 from Gizmag

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