Automotive

Startup Kelekona develops a 40-seat drone bus

Inspired by the packed to the brim trains from New Jersey to New York, Braeden Kelekona came up with the idea for a 40-seat drone bus. This concept would aim to keep passenger numbers reasonable in order to accommodate desired ...

Engineering

3D detectors measure social distancing to help fight COVID-19

A team of EPFL researchers has repurposed an algorithm they initially developed for self-driving cars to help people comply with social distancing requirements. Their program, which works with a camera, can detect whether ...

Computer Sciences

The privacy risks of compiling mobility data

A new study by MIT researchers finds that the growing practice of compiling massive, anonymized datasets about people's movement patterns is a double-edged sword: While it can provide deep insights into human behavior for ...

Engineering

The era of the megalopolis: How the world's cities are merging

On November 15 2022, a baby girl named Vinice Mabansag, born at Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, Philippines, became—symbolically—the eight billionth person in the world. Of those 8 billion people, 60% live ...

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