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Hidden “anti-crime” mics are proliferating on US public transit

July 21st, 2016 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

New Jersey public transit was recently forced to remove the bugs it had installed on its light rail system after a public outcry, however Baltimore’s buses and subways remain under audio surveillance. All the while in Oakland, cops have hid mics around bus-shelters near the courthouses to capture audio of defendants and their lawyers discussing their cases.



Moscow Hyperloop is about to launch

July 20th, 2016 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

A new transportation system that could take commuters around Moscow at speeds of up to 1,200kph is in the works. Deputy Mayor Maxim Liksutov says a pilot Hyperloop project could begin in December.



Warp drive is closer than you think

June 23rd, 2016 at 2:27 pm » Comments Off

Not too long ago, we had to assume that we would never be able to travel faster than light. This was based on scientists’ belief that we can travel through space but cannot change the nature of space itself. Then the idea of ‘Warp Drive’ came along to challenge all of the barriers that Einstein’s […]



Enclosed self-driving motorcycle

June 22nd, 2016 at 12:48 pm » Comments Off

This motorcycle concept is safer for passengers using the roads. It’s agility and sleek look is just the beginning.



Welcome to Larry Page’s Secret Flying-Car Factories

June 21st, 2016 at 9:50 am » Comments Off

Silicon Valley developed a fleeting infatuation with a startup called Zee.Aero not too long ago. The company had set up shop right next to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., because Google tightly controls most of the land in the area. A reporter spotted patent filings showing Zee.Aero was working on a small, all-electric plane […]



Robots could be the future of mail

June 17th, 2016 at 9:10 am » Comments Off

Despite the hype, drones may be only one small part of the future of post. It’s expected that not only drones but self-driving trucks may be the next big thing in mail delivery.



The UK gets its first driverless car insurer

June 17th, 2016 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

As cars have gained more assistive driving features, many questions have been raised as to how driverless vehicles will be insured. If someone has an accident while being piloted by an autonomous car, who is at fault? The driver? The car itself ?



Norway might become the first to ban gas-powered cars

June 16th, 2016 at 2:35 pm » Comments Off

The US is only now warming up to the idea of electric cars and other eco-friendly modes of transportation,  however Norway is whole-heartedly embracing them. It might become the first country to actually ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles in its aim to reach zero vehicle emissions by 2025.



Wireless charging for electric vehicles has finally hit the road

June 16th, 2016 at 2:29 pm » Comments Off

I’m on a bus headed for Bletchley Park, however I’m not going to visit the UK’s second-world-war code breaking centre.  In fact, I’m just along for the ride. I’m on an electric bus that is one of the first vehicles to use inductive charging technology. Its batteries charge wirelessly when the bus stops to pick up […]



The longest, deepest rail tunnel on Earth just opened

June 6th, 2016 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

After 17 years of construction, the Gotthard Base Tunnel has opened. It’s a 35-mile high-speed rail connection beneath the Swiss Alps and is now the longest transit tunnel in the world. You better believe that Hyperloop engineers are paying attention.



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