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September 2nd, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Russians circumvent lingerie ban by 3D printing it

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3D printed lingerie.

A Eurasian Union law prevents the production or import of lace garments, but the German lingerie brand, Lascana, has turned to 3D printing to circumvent that law. Lingerie lovers rejoice because you next pair of sexy undies may be on the way to you thanks to 3D printing.

 

 

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September 2nd, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Are adjustable ethics setting for robotic cars a terrible idea?

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With ethics settings in cars we create new responsibility for ourselves to get it right.

Do you remember that day when your autonomous car saved the lives of five people you aimed for with your car when you temporarily lost your mind?  By the time you realized what you were doing, it was too late to brake.  But thankfully your autonomous car saved their lives by grabbing the wheel from you and swerving to the right. Too bad for the one unlucky person standing on that path, struck and killed by your car, though.

 

 

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September 2nd, 2014 at 12:22 pm

192 Future Uses for Flying Drones

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Futurist Thomas Frey: The thought occurred to me that mounting a video projector to a flying drone could give it unusual capabilities.

 

 

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September 2nd, 2014 at 11:47 am

Google’s self-driving cars still face many hidden obstacles

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A pre-made map only lets  Google’s self-driving car know about the presence of certain stationary objects, like traffic lights.

Google’s self-driving car has made impressive progress but there are still some major limitations for automated driving. It can’t drive itself in 99 percent of the country. The car knows nearly nothing about parking,  and can’t be taken out in snow or heavy rain, and it would drive straight over a gaping pothole.

 

 

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August 31st, 2014 at 8:16 am

Project Wing – Google’s secret drone-delivery project

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Google delivery drone.

Google has secretly been working on the Project Wing program at GoogleX for the last two years. The company has been working on building flying robots that can deliver products across a city in a minute or two. (Video)

 

 

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August 30th, 2014 at 8:26 am

What do Americans really want from their smart homes?

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Smartphone-enabled, security-minded, and no monthly fees.

Homeowners in the U.S. would prefer a smartphone-enabled, do-it-yourself platform for home automation over a closed, subscription-based system.  They also care a lot more about security and peace of mind than they do about saving on their energy bills.

 

 

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August 29th, 2014 at 10:00 am

China to invest $16.3 B in electric cars

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Electric vehicles will yield big environmental improvements in China.

China is supposedly about to invest a hundred billion yuan (equivalent to about 16.3 billion US dollars at today’s exchange rate) into electric vehicles and the infrastructure to support them, like public charging stations, according to “two people familiar with the matter”, says Bloomberg.

 

 

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August 29th, 2014 at 8:09 am

Introducing the Library Vending Machine

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Library vending machine in China.

By Zach Hyman: There seems to be sufficient demand and interest in China for enabling people to check out books 24 hours a day. The not-so-cheap library vending machines have taken root across both urban and rural areas, each with a very different set of needs and each bearing vastly different reputations for serving their citizens. (Pics)

 

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August 28th, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Futuristic scooter concepts built around the Segway

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The Segway offers transportation solutions that would reduce congestion, pollution and other environmental problems. The unique design and function of the Segway has a fresh idea and excites the imagination of several people, designers included. If we fast forward a few years,  we will see quite a number of concept vehicles entering the market with the same vision. Here are some of these futuristic models Segway lovers would need to look out for in the near future. (Pics)

 

 

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August 28th, 2014 at 11:35 am

Malloy Aeronautics launches hoverbike drone

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Malloy Aeronautics’ hoverbike

Malloy Aeronautics’ hoverbike is a solid substitution for the real hoverboard we are still waiting for. The hoverbike which has successfully been funded on Kickstarter in the form of a drone, is the prototype for an eventual manned hoverbike that will whisk riders into the air. (Video)

 

 

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