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From home or hospital to destination, self-driving system now includes scooters

An end-to-end self-driving system has been demonstrated in cars, golf carts, and now scooters. Researchers hope to provide mobility-impaired users more freedom by developing a system that works with multiple vehicle types.
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If you can fit it in your pocket, you can 3D print it with the PocketMaker

A team of young entrepreneurs from Beijing China wanted to bring 3D printing to the masses. The product of their hard work is the PocketMaker 3D, a printer with a price tag so low that almost anyone can afford it.
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A leaked NASA paper points to a working EmDrive 0:59

Despite the fact that they're still unsure of how it works, NASA scientists have finally confirmed that the seemingly-impossible EmDrive is actually legit. Here's everything we know about the thruster so far, including the…
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Cisco has plans to support the creation of 100 smart cities in India

Connecting systems and reducing complexity is one of the big advantages of connected hardware and software, and that's what Cisco wants to leverage in India, to turn 100 cities into smart cities of the future.
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Newly developed AI system can accurately judge a book by its cover

Researchers at Japan’s Kyushu University have trained a neural network to be able to predict which genre a book falls into simply by studying its cover. It looks like the old adage about judging a book no longer applies.
Computing

Can tech reduce our regrets? AI platform promises to help groups make better decisions

Researchers developed RobotVote to draw on the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to guide participants towards the best possible answer to preferential and factual polls.
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Robots may be responsible for a lot of the election coverage you’re reading

Each of these publications use algorithms to sift through data and turn it into text, and chatterbots to deliver this news coverage to readers via messaging apps.
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Leaked NASA paper suggests the ‘impossible’ Emdrive engine actually works

The wider scientific community may be skeptical about the viability of Roger Shawyer's EmDrive propulsion system, but a leaked draft of a much-anticipated peer-reviewed paper from NASA describes tests showing the system as "consistently…
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Lightmode’s helmet kits make you look like a Tron cast member

Regular helmet lights are boring. LightMode doesn't know the meaning of boring. Their helmet kits let riders make their own light designs on their helmet of choice, creating gear that looks like it was stolen from the Tron set.
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This awesome periodic table shows us how we actually use all those elements

The periodic table may excite some terrifying others. But this unique take on the table from a Seattle-based designer looks like fun for everyone, its fun design and interactive features showing us exactly how we use all of those chemical…
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Capsula inflatable backpacks don’t just cushion your stuff, they keep it afloat

Built from waterproof fabrics and zippers, these bags are designed to protect their contents from the elements. Thank to an integrated air valve system, they can also be inflated so that they float on water too.
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SpaceX may have finally zeroed in on cause of September’s rocket explosion

A fueling issue caused a SpaceX rocket to blow up on the launchpad during a test in early September. While the issue has been identified, SpaceX still faces more challenges ahead.