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Volvo Claims Road Magnets are Safer than Cameras and GPS Systems for Self-Driving Cars

Volvo Claims Road Magnets are Safer than Cameras and GPS Systems for Self-Driving Cars

Most of today's autonomous cars rely heavily on GPS systems and cameras to drive on the road without intervention from a driver. But Volvo claims that GPS systems and cameras have limitations in certain

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Sony’s High-Tech Toupee Doubles As GPS and Blood Pressure Monitor

Sony’s High-Tech Toupee Doubles As GPS and Blood Pressure Monitor

Something very funny is going on in the world of wearable technology. Fast on the heels of Microsoft's anti-overeating bra comes Sony's "SmartWig"--a high-tech toupee that's equipped with a bevy of

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Drones Now Used to Model the Paths of Disastrous Oil Spills

Drones Now Used to Model the Paths of Disastrous Oil Spills

Drones have become infamous for their use as weapons, but a far more altruistic purpose awaits these unmanned robots. Scientists from the Surfzone Coastal Oil Pathways Experiment are set to deploy 200

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The MAiZE: Brett Herbst Creates Incredibly Elaborate Corn Mazes Using GPS Technology

The MAiZE: Brett Herbst Creates Incredibly Elaborate Corn Mazes Using GPS Technology

Brett Herbst might just be the King of Corn. He made his first corn maze in 1996, and since then he's created over 2,000 spectacularly elaborate labyrinths as the founder of the company MAiZE. Using

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Amtrak Teams with Google to Create a Real-Time Train Locator Map

Amtrak Teams with Google to Create a Real-Time Train Locator Map

Google Maps recently launched a new interactive tool that allows Amtrak's 31 million passengers to easily track the exact location of and arrival times for the rail service's trains. The new locator map

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Honda’s New Pedestrian-Saving Tech Uses Smartphones to Alert Tech Zombies

Honda’s New Pedestrian-Saving Tech Uses Smartphones to Alert Tech Zombies

Image via Shutterstock Smartphones are a huge distraction for motorists and pedestrians these days. Safety is a huge concern with so many eyes glued on their screens as they’re walking around or,

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Benedikt Groß Brings Digital Printing to Precision Farming

Benedikt Groß Brings Digital Printing to Precision Farming

Benedikt Groß has used digital printing to map out seed placement for an 11.5 hectacre piece of land in Germany. Operating on the premise that precision farming is the way of the future, and that digital

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Cradle Turns iPhone into Incredible Biosensor that Detects Pathogens and Environmental Toxins

Cradle Turns iPhone into Incredible Biosensor that Detects Pathogens and Environmental Toxins

Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a wedge-shaped cradle that turns any iPhone into a sophisticated biosensor that can detect and analyze bacteria, toxins,

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Earl: The World’s First Solar-Powered Backcountry Survival Tablet

Earl: The World’s First Solar-Powered Backcountry Survival Tablet

Out in the wilderness, there are few places to charge electronic devices. Those who are looking to slim down their packs and consolidate their GPS, maps, books, and radios into  one rugged machine may

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Video: DIY Dynamic Bike Headlight Projects Your Speed in Front of You

Video: DIY Dynamic Bike Headlight Projects Your Speed in Front of You

Ever wonder how hard you are cranking it on your bike? Matt Richardson knows exactly how fast he is going with his Raspberry Pi Dynamic Headlight that projects his speed in front of him. His prototype

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DARPA to Use Shipping Containers to Create Floating Platforms for Disaster Relief

DARPA to Use Shipping Containers to Create Floating Platforms for Disaster Relief

Shipping containers have emerged as a popular material for building everything from backyard retreats to temporary shelters and coffee shops. Now DARPA has harnessed the giant metal boxes for use in

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Atlas Chugged: How GPS Tracking and Mapping Can Help You Save Tons of Money in Gas

Atlas Chugged: How GPS Tracking and Mapping Can Help You Save Tons of Money in Gas

The constant need to fuel your car and the emissions that doing so releases into the air can be incredibly frustrating for motorists, and more so, those that are eco-conscious. With the focus slowly

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3D Badger Tracking Technology to Be Modified for Emergency Search and Rescue Situations

3D Badger Tracking Technology to Be Modified for Emergency Search and Rescue Situations

A team from Oxford University has modified technology that was originally developed to track badgers underground so that it can be used to locate people in an emergency situations, such as a natural

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“Intelligent” T-Shirt Monitors Hospital Patients’ Vital Signs and Movements

“Intelligent” T-Shirt Monitors Hospital Patients’ Vital Signs and Movements

Hospital stays aren't fun no matter what, but the constant poking and prodding can be some of the worst offenders.  Researchers from la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid have developed an “intelligent

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How to Use Technology to Experience the Great Outdoors

How to Use Technology to Experience the Great Outdoors

Longing to leave the confines of your cubicle and venture to the great outdoors? Technology can make it a lot easier for you! From GPS units to iPhone apps like Starmap, check out all of our best tips on

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How to Use Technology to Experience the Great Outdoors

How to Use Technology to Experience the Great Outdoors

Since we usually venture to the great outdoors to escape from the fast-paced modern world, it might seem a little counter-intuitive to use technology to get there. Lo and behold though, gadgets and gizmos

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Architects Envision Future of Bike Sharing in Copenhagen

Architects Envision Future of Bike Sharing in Copenhagen

In order to significantly increase bicycle commuting, RAFAA figures that the city of Copenhagen would need approximately 25,000 bicycles. Along with the increased number of bikes, you need a lot of

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SOLAR POWERED BIONIC TURTLES

SOLAR POWERED BIONIC TURTLES

You wouldn't expect turtles to have the need for solar power and internet access, but some of the critters are now getting all wired up for a research experiment, according to scientists from the

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