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UK moves to tighten rules on drone use

British officials have announced plans to regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation.

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Disaster housing starchitect Shigeru Ban turns to refugee settlement in Kenya

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has made his name by using cardboard and wood to craft low-cost disaster housing, and he will need to be at his enterprising and creative best as he tackles ...

Fri 21 Jul 17 from Gizmag

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GE's $99 'Talking Laundry' box was built for the blind

Doing laundry might be dead simple for most people, but the visually impaired don't have it so easy. To make that easier, GE Appliance's skunkworks division FirstBuild -- ...

Thu 20 Jul 17 from Engadget

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Anti-drone radio wave startup SkySafe secures $11.5M from Andreessen

 Drones are a threat to both military and public safety, whether flown by a terrorist or just a reckless pilot. SkySafe’s radio wave technology can detect and stop rogue drones from ...

Thu 20 Jul 17 from TechCrunch

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Nissan Employs 'ProPilot' for New Leaf EV

Nissan Motor Co Ltd announced June 23, 2017, that it will equip the fully-remodeled "Leaf" electric vehicle (EV) to be released in 2017 with its "ProPilot" driving support system.

Tue 18 Jul 17 from Tech-On

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A new method of cooperative control of multiple unmanned surface vehicles

Unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), as a kind of miniature, multifunctional, intelligent and remotely controlled autonomous marine platform, is being an important embodiment of national marine ...

Fri 21 Jul 17 from Eurekalert

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Personalized 'earable' sensor monitors body temperature in real time

Wireless, wearable sensors are all the rage with millions of people now sporting fitness trackers on their wrists. These devices can count footsteps, monitor heart rate and other vital signs. ...

Wed 19 Jul 17 from TechXplore

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Hyundai launching its semi self-driving features earlier than planned

 The race to bring self-driving features to market is stepping up in a big way, now that GM’s Super Cruise is set to arrive in the Cadillac CT6 later this year, and Audi has announced ...

Mon 17 Jul 17 from TechCrunch

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Researchers test 3-D-printed water quality sensor

Researchers at UBC's Okanagan campus have designed a tiny device —built using a 3D printer—that can monitor drinking water quality in real time and help protect against waterborne illness.

Wed 19 Jul 17 from Phys.org

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Making lab equipment on the cheap

Laboratory equipment is one of the largest cost factors in neuroscience. However, many experiments can be performed with good results using self-assembled setups involving 3-D printed components ...

Tue 18 Jul 17 from Phys.org

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