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No green light for latest traffic light app following expert evaluation

FROM sat-nav to automated parking and collision avoidance systems - cars are equipped with an increasing array of electronic aids designed to reduce the scope for human error. One of the latest ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Gatwick launches app to stop you missing your plane

London's Gatwick Airport has installed around 2,000 beacons across its two terminals providing an indoor navigation system that is much more reliable, it claims, than GPS.

18 hours ago from Daily Mail

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New stretcher to prevent baby deaths in ambulances

Academics and industry partners in Birmingham are developing a new device that will ensure newborn babies could survive in the event of a crash in an ambulance at up to 40 miles per hour.

17 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Robocar self-drives a leisurely lap of Paris track

Roborace has attracted plenty of interest since it was announced in 2015, but that hasn't been backed up by much action on the track. Last year, two early prototypes raced around the ...

Thu 25 May 17 from Gizmag

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Walking could form part of biometric ID for wearables

By analyzing the gait of a person's walk, researchers from the CSIRO have created both a unique way to provide power to wearable devices and a new authentication method that one day ...

Wed 24 May 17 from Gizmag

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No Minifigs Were Harmed In The Filming Of This Lego Crash Test

Lego makes some pretty special models of some pretty special cars. They’ve done the iconic Volkswagen T1 camper van, the legendary Caterham Seven 620R, and, of course, the stunning Porsche ...

Thu 25 May 17 from Geek.com

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Uber admits it mistakenly underpaid New York drivers for over two years

It’s been a few weeks since Uber last made headlines it would rather avoid, but here we are again. The latest scandal to hit the ride-hailing company involves it “mistakenly” ...

Wed 24 May 17 from Techspot

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Volvo Takes the Right First Step in Autonomous Garbage Collection

It's not particularly fancy or complicated, but adding basic autonomy to garbage trucks is an excellent idea

Mon 22 May 17 from IEEE Spectrum

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Novel technology applied to replace aging bridge

America's bridges received a grade of C+ on the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, put out by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Aging is a factor in this score—almost four in 10 ...

Wed 24 May 17 from Phys.org

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Warby Parker reveals app that can check your eyes at home

The test requires the use of an iPhone and computer in tandem and 12-feet of space. It takes about 20 minutes and is reviewed by an eye doctor who compares the results to a previous prescription. ...

Wed 24 May 17 from Daily Mail

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