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Jun 23, 2019

Nvidia Built One of the Most Powerful AI Supercomputers in 3 Weeks

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, supercomputing, transportation

Autonomous vehicles aren’t perfect, so to help upgrade their intelligence and prevent fatal accidents, Nvidia created the DGX SuperPod, an AI-optimized supercomputer that will help design a better self-driving car.

Jun 23, 2019

Eviation sets sights on regional travel with nine-seat electric Alice aircraft

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Early days it may be, but there are plenty of exciting things happening in electric aviation. Earlier this month we saw the first public outing of the largest hybrid-electric plane to ever take flight, following other significant milestones such as the first electric aircraft to cross the English channel. Making its mark at the Paris Air Show this week is Eviation’s Alice, which is a light nine-seater all-electric plane designed to service regional areas.

Jun 23, 2019

Stealthy, all-electric classic Mustang on its way to Goodwood

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London’s Charge Automotive is preparing to emerge from the smoke and shadows with an impressive sports car that’s sure to terrify small children, even without a V8 rumbling under its hood scoop. The blacked-out, 1967-style Mustang fastback features a 536-hp (400-kW) electric powertrain spinning all four wheels for up to 200 miles (322 km). The prototype will make its debut at next month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Jun 23, 2019

21st Century Medicine –Expanding the Boundaries of Preservation Science

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cryonics, life extension, science, transportation

21st Century Medicine has developed an entire platform technology focused on the creation and commercialization of hypothermic preservation and cryopreservation techniques that enable protection, preservation, transportation, storage & future use of valuable living systems. These developments have taken science far beyond conventional preservation limits. 21CM scientists continue to prove long-term protection and preservation of complex living systems is not only possible, but commercially viable.

It means that a vital link has been created that we call “Bio Logistics”.

Biopharmaceutical companies get a larger window in which to test new drug candidates on viable premade and cryopreserved tissue slices that function like fresh.

Jun 23, 2019

NVIDIA Stock Jumps 5.4% on Volvo Self-Driving Truck Partnership

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Shares of the AI chip leader revved up after Tuesday’s announcement.

Jun 22, 2019

Beautiful, solar-powered EV charging stations promise to charge a vehicle in 15 minutes

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability, transportation

See what are possibly the most beautiful and sustainable electric vehicle charging stations in the world — complete with green roofs and solar power.

Jun 21, 2019

Robot Truck Convoy Tests in Nevada; Driverless Trucks Before Cars, and Before the End of the Decade

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I have discussed driverless trucks before, but the timeline keeps speeding up.

Self-driving trucks before the end of this decade used to seem like a remote possibility. It now seems very likely, if not a given. Moreover, driverless truck convoys will be safer and more fuel efficient than human-driven trucks.

“The technology, developed by Peloton Tech, uses radar and a wireless link so that the following trucks travel at the same speed, braking simultaneously for safety, and doing so on an automated system that doesn’t have the delays of human reaction time. In addition, the drivers of both vehicles also have a video display, expanding both drivers’ vision and reducing blind spots,” reports Popular Science in Robot Truck Convoy Tested In Nevada.

Jun 20, 2019

Japanese Railways Implement Special Tunnels for Slow-Moving Turtles to Safely Cross

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In coordination with Suma Aqualife Park, the West Japan Railway Company in Kobe came up with a wonderful plan to keep turtles safe from the tracks while the trains pass through them. Slow-moving turtles are now safe and do not fall under the risk of being crushed under the wheels of trains. Due to turtles coming under trains, both lives are lost as well as delays are caused as the rail-switching mechanisms get spoilt. Now, due to the tiny channels located underneath the tracks, this problem is avoided and also, the turtle’s lives are saved.

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Jun 20, 2019

Black Mirror IRL: Five Scary Ways Billionaires are Investing in Immortality

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While we all know that billionaires control a substantial amount of the world’s wealth – in fact, current projections see the richest 1% controlling 2/3 of it by 2030. But, did you know that when they aren’t investing in space shuttles, underground Hyperloops and sprawling tech campuses, the super-rich are looking at a range of mind-blowing methods to increase their lifespan?

Jun 18, 2019

Toyota May Introduce Solid-state Batteries for Electric Cars By 2020

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Toyota is working on potentially game-changing solid-state batteries, and they may arrive sooner than expected. The Japanese automaker’s R&D boss said Toyota hopes to unveil the batteries in 2020, two years ahead of schedule. Toyota plans to introduce more electric cars to its lineup.

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