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USDOT forms wide-ranging blue-ribbon federal automation advisory panel

The U.S. Department of Transportation formed an automation advisory committee whose members include private and public sector leaders from major companies, universities, cities, and advocacy groups.
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Swiss clockwork pacemaker gives your heart the Rolex treatment

Researchers in Switzerland are working on a clockwork pacemaker with all the mechanical ingenuity of a high-end Swiss watch. Here's how it works, and why it may be vastly superior to other options.

Weekly rewind: Nintendo Switch incoming, incredible space photos, Vegas' self-driving buses

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from…
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Paper centrifuge can spin at an astonishing 125,000 revolutions per minute

Manu Prakash, professor of bioengineering at Stanford University, has built a low-cost paper centrifuge based on a classic children’s toy, the whirligig. Here's how it works -- and why it's so awesome.
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Need a new ear, nose, or patella? This new 3D printer can create bones and soft tissue

Bioprinting company Cellink has announced the launch of its new BIO X printer, which it hopes will bring 3D bioprinting to a whole new audience. Could this be the most user-friendly bioprinter yet?
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New heat storage system uses chemical reaction to bottle up the summer sun

Swiss researchers have come up with a smart process that allows people to store heat in the warmer months of the summer for use during the colder parts of the year. Here's how it works.

Look out, London — Nissan's self-driving cars will begin tests there next month

The race to the autonomous future has taken to the streets -- this time, in London. On Friday, Nissan announced it would begin its first trials of self-driving cars in the British capital of London.

Your friends may have to (wood) chip in for Lynx’s expensive new smart smoker

Interested in learning more about your meat? The Lynx Sonoma Smoker is Wi-Fi-enabled and can show you its temperature -- as well as the smoker's temperature -- as your brisket cooks for 14 hours.

New York’s ‘Citi Bikes’ are getting their own laser projection lights 0:35

NYC's bike-share scheme already enjoys an impressive safety record, and its operator is keen to ensure it stays that way. That's why it's planning to equip hundreds of its Citi Bikes with the Laserlight, which projects an image…
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Furrion wants humans to race inside robots that can jump over cars, hit up to 20 mph 10:02

Furrion's founder Matt Fidler spoke at this year's CES about the 20-foot, human-piloted exo-bionic suit the company built in hopes that people will race against each other in a new league. Fidler says the league could debut at…
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Scientists genetically modified salmonella to eat cancerous tumors

A new research project carried out by biomedical engineers at Duke University shows how salmonella food poisoning can be modified to become a cancer-seeking missile. Here's how it works.
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‘Morphing wing’ drone capable of landing just like a bird

Researchers at the U.K.’s University of Bristol and BMT Defence Services have trained a drone to fly and land just like a bird. The secret? Deep learning machine learning algorithms.