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This is how we create the age-friendly smart city

Senior citizens need help and encouragement to remain active as they age in their own communities. Given the choice, that's what most would prefer. The smart city can provide the digital infrastructure for them to find and ...

Energy & Green Tech

NIST tool will help military vehicles fight fires using less harmful chemicals

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new, interactive spreadsheet that will help the U.S. military extinguish aircraft and vehicle fires using the latest environmentally ...

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Researchers highlight the need to address remote control of self-driving cars by human operators

A new article published by Royal Holloway and TRL highlights that the self-driving vehicles of the future will require occasional remote human intervention in the event that the vehicle's technology fails. Current industry ...

Engineering

Less-wasteful laser-cutting

Laser-cutting is an essential part of many industries, from car manufacturing to construction. However, the process isn't always easy or efficient: Cutting huge sheets of metal requires time and expertise, and even the most ...

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Musk's Neuralink creates 'happy monkeys' who play Pong with their minds

When talking about Elon Musk, we must be prepared to talk about big numbers. The world's richest man—he's currently worth about $209 billion, give or take a billion—has designed electric powered cars that can drive (with ...

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Microsoft patent would let us chat with the departed

A chilling episode of the Twilight Zone that first aired 60 years ago focused on a young boy (played by Bill Mumy) who frustrated his parents by insisting he speaks to his grandmother daily on the toy phone she had given ...