The latest aircraft to join the flying-taxi club is Kitty Hawk's Cora, backed by Google co-founder Larry Page and already undergoing flight tests in New Zealand. Cora has a range of 60 miles and can fly faster than 90 mph.
TerraSentia is a four-wheeled farm robot that boasts a variety of sensors that can monitor and transmit crop data in real time. It won’t take full autonomy over a farm but is designed to serve as a little cog in a bigger machine.
Researchers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University say they devised a way to get the body to better accept implants, with a strategy that includes 3D printing diamond-coated devices.
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