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September 24th, 2016 at 6:35 am

Swap-In Wheel Converts Your Normal Bicycle Into An Electric Bike

GeoOrbital has set a brand new spin-on the traditional bike wheel. It’s basically a battery powered tire that may easily be changed for that unique regular wheel inside your bicycle.

GeoOrbital’s creators had formerly been subjected to cutting edge technical developments within the transport site. Having dabbled within the manufacturing of spacecraft at Honda at SpaceX, the group struck upon GeoOrbital’s thought.

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September 22nd, 2016 at 6:28 am

One Important Way To Think About Your Job

As we are entering the third Industrial Revolution, more and more of our jobs will be replaced by robots and algorithms. Some estimates claim that 5 million jobs or more will be lost to machines by 2020.

And it’s not science fiction or paranoia; as advances in big data, deep learning, robotics, and artificial intelligence increase exponentially, so does the number and variety of jobs that machines will be able to do — not just well, but better.

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September 22nd, 2016 at 6:13 am

Plastic Surgeons Can Now 3D Print Your Future Nose Job

Whether it’s rhinoplasty or breast augmentation, the general timeline of a cosmetic surgery consultation is relatively consistent: a patient walks in with an idea—often equipped with pictures—and a plastic surgeon outlines what they can do.

Historically, doctors have evolved from sketching proposed changes to embracing two-dimensional imaging on computers to incorporating 3D imaging. Now, some practices are adopting 3D printed models to offer patients a sort of blueprint that they can physically hold and touch with their own hands, and make the $13.5 billion cosmetic procedure industry even more accessible.

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September 21st, 2016 at 7:02 am

The Sora by Lito: The Ultimate Electric Superbike?

 The zero-emissions stunner can be fully-charged in about three hours.

From carbon-filter bodywork to high-performance Ohlins suspension, the Sora by Lito has all the trimmings you’d expect from an exotic, six-figure motorcycle – except for an engine.

The Sora is the most luxurious all-electric motorcycle on the market, an expanding field that now includes speed demons like the Zero SR and the Lightning LS-218. But where other electric bikes are remarkable, the Sora is extraordinary.

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September 21st, 2016 at 6:51 am

How airlines decide what fare you pay

 

(CNN)Anyone who’s lost an evening researching flight deals knows that airfare pricing can seem pretty random — high one week, low the next and long-distance often cheaper than short-haul.

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September 21st, 2016 at 6:31 am

Adorable robots help travelers at Haneda airport in Tokyo

 Hitachi’s EMIEW3 will help travelers find their terminal.

Getting lost in an international airport is never fun — but if you’re lost in Japan’s Haneda this month, you’ll at least be able get help from an adorable talking robot. From now until the 14th, Hitachi is testing its EMIEW3 humanoid robot in the airport’s passenger terminal. Over the course of two weeks, EMIEW3 will direct visitors to an information display and answer questions in both English and Japanese.

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September 20th, 2016 at 6:20 am

Stratolaunch – The World’s largest aircraft is almost ready

SEATTLE, July 22 — Seattle-based company Vulcan Aerospace announced that its Stratolaunch Systems, an air-launch platform for rockets, is close to completion.

According to the company’s website, the Stratolaunch has a wingspan of 385 feet and measures 238 feet in length. This six-engine aircraft is currently the world’s largest aircraft.

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September 20th, 2016 at 6:13 am

Spaceflight startup Ripple Aerospace want to launch rockets from the ocean

In the constant search for low-cost spaceflight, Norwegian startup Ripple Aerospace has come up with a unique solution: How about we just get rid of, like, the land? Their plan calls for reusable cargo rockets to be built in shipyards, transported to open ocean, and launched from the sea, without so much as a floating launch pad to get in the way of the rocket’s journey from ocean to space.

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September 20th, 2016 at 6:09 am

Donesurfing: A new sport takes flight

 A brand new sport has been created specifically due to new technology: Dronesurfing.

A professional cinematographic company called Freefly used a drone, the Freefly Alta 8, on a day with minimal waves to help pull their boarder across the water. While the drone does have a 20-pound maximum cargo limit, it is able to pull a person across the water (after getting a running start).

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September 19th, 2016 at 6:45 am

Europe’s Plan for Free Public Wi-Fi Puts America to Shame

Free wi-fi almost anywhere you go.

When the president of the European commission gave his annual state of the union speech this week, he hit all the typical SOTU talking points—unity, pride, stability.

But tucked amid all that was an unusual promise for EU residents: free wireless internet for parks, libraries and other public spaces across Europe.

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