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High-speed underwater travel might soon be available
Hyperloop One, a Los Angeles-based startup developing the technology for the Hyperloop high-speed transportation system, is interested in building a Hyperloop that can travel underwater. Hyperloop One is proposing moving ports 10 miles off the coastline and having ships dock "Like a giant oil platform" to off-load their cargo, Diamandis...
Home delivery time shortened with ground delivery robots
Jeremy Conrad, a founding partner of Lemnos Labs, apparently means what he tweets, having invested in Marble, a new, San Francisco-based ground-delivery robot that will focus on ground-based last-mile delivery for business, then consumer, applications. He's hardly alone in thinking that ground robots will be bringing us everything from canned goods...
Now that it’s becoming more mainstream how are businesses taking advantage of virtual reality?
For many years virtual reality had remained strictly in the domain of science fiction. But, like many other technologies which we could only imagine in the past, it would appear that its time has finally arrived. But what is virtual reality, and why has it now moved into the mainstream? To...
No sun, soil or water is needed in new vertical farm
The world's largest, and possibly most sophisticated indoor farm, where greens grow without the sun, soil or water. AeroFarms, the company behind the venture, say they will use 95% less water than a conventional outdoor farm. Set to open in September in Newark, New Jersey, the 69,000-square-foot farm will be hosted...
Aerographite Now Holds The Record For Lightest Material Ever
While amassed this material may look like a sponge you've kept a bit too long and soaked in black paint but it's actually the lightest material in the world, named Aerographite . It was created in Germany at the Hamburg University of Technology and University of Kiel, and it could...
Google reportedly building a completely stand-alone virtual reality headset
On Sunday, it was reported that Google is working on a new VR headset that's far more advanced than Cardboard and closer to Samsung's Gear VR. But Google's upcoming virtual reality plans are in fact even bigger than that, according to The Wall Street Journal. The company is said to...
Can Apple Really Make These Dreams Come True? [Concept Design] 1
It's a part of human nature to dream about things that may never be possible. Antonio De Rosa at ADR studios did the same and proved through his creative skills that consumer electronics are not just a piece of silicon chip laden with IC's and what not. The credit...
Google Project Glass: A Cool Way To A Smarter Vision 1
Google has given us a preview of its amazingly cool spectacles which are not any ordinary fashion glasses rather a leap into the future of technology and as Google likes to term it 'Augmented Reality'. Project Glass, an ambitious endeavour under development in the highly secretive Google X lab, released...
Harvard Professor invents light activated robotic stingray in efforts to create artificial robotic heart 2
In this Science report, father's and daughter's obsessions have combined in an incredible creation: a nickel-sized artificial stingray whose swimming is guided by light and powered by rat heart muscle cells. Some think that by melding cells and artificial materials into a pulsating structure, the device brings Kevin Kit Parker's...
Drones and Drugs: The new way to smuggle
SAN DIEGO - A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone, an unusually large seizure for what is still a novel technique to bring illegal drugs into the United States, authorities said Friday. Jorge Edwin Rivera told authorities that he used drones to smuggle drugs five or six times since March, typically delivering them to an accomplice at a nearby gas station in San Diego, according to a statement of probable cause. Border Patrol agents in San Diego allegedly saw the drone in flight on Aug. 8 and tracked it to Rivera about 2,000 yards from the Mexico border. Authorities say agents found Rivera with the methamphetamine in a lunch box and a 2-foot drone hidden in a nearby bush. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said in a recent annual report that drones are not often used to smuggle drugs from Mexico because they can only carry small loads, though it said they may become more common. In 2015, two people pleaded guilty to dropping 28 pounds of heroin from a drone in the border town of Calexico, California. That same year, Border Patrol agents in San Luis, Arizona, spotted a drone dropping bundles with 30 pounds of marijuana. Alana Robinson, acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California, said drones haven't appealed to smugglers because their noise attracts attention and battery life is short. As technology addresses those shortcomings, Robinson expects drones to become more attractive to smugglers. The biggest advantage for them is that the drone operator can stay far from where the drugs are dropped, making it less likely to get caught. "The Border Patrol is very aware of the potential and are always listening and looking for drones," Robinson said. Benjamin Davis, Rivera's attorney, declined to comment.

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