Emerging Tech
Emerging Tech

Hyperloop transportation routes could soon be running from Cleveland to Chicago

This week, HyperloopTT (HTT), one of the two companies seeking to create high-speed tunnel-based transportation systems, signed an agreement that could herald a new era in the feasibility of an interstate Hyperloop system.
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Scientists invent an onion that doesn’t make you cry. Checkmate, Mother Nature

Hate chopping onions? The “Sunion” is a new type of onion that's bred not to contain the volatile chemicals that make people cry. Best of all? It's available to buy as soon as next month.
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Purdue’s microbots are designed to wander around inside your body

Researchers at Purdue University have developed tiny microscale magnetic tumbling robots which could one day be used to deliver targeted doses of drug treatment within the human body.
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A drone and helicopter reportedly tangled in South Carolina. The helicopter lost.

A drone may be implicated as the cause of a recent helicopter crash in South Carolina. If the unmanned flying object is indeed determined to be the at fault, this will mark the first drone-related crash of an aircraft in the U.S.
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The latest weapon in the fight against potholes? Your smartphone

RoadBotics is a pothole-hating startup that has developed smart deep learning algorithms for helping monitor the conditions of roadways around the United States and potentially beyond.
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Google’s idea for radar-based gesture control could change the remote forever

Google has filed a patent application for gesture based remote control, which could change how we interact with all of our electronic devices, from TVs to refrigerators to laptops.
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5 practical uses for Elon Musk’s impractical flamethrower

When Elon Musk's side hustle, The Boring Company, announced its new flamethrower, it garnered a lot of attention (and criticism). Here are six ways we would use it.
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Woman climbs into X-ray machine to stay close to her bag

A Chinese traveler took extreme measures recently when she was told to send her handbag through the X-ray machine. Apparently keen not to let it out of her sight, she hopped onto the conveyor belt and went with it.
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Today, A.I. helps detect tiny earthquakes. Tomorrow, it might predict the big one

In a recent study, an A.I. system was shown to be more accurate than current methods at detecting earthquakes, and may help bring scientists and seismologists closer to the elusive goal of earthquake prediction.
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Graphene on toast? Edible electronics could help shield you from food poisoning

Researchers at Rice University have been lasering graphene foam onto food. And the results could one day help your food warn you about potential food poisoning or track its path to your table.
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These smart boots can achieve GPS-style accuracy indoors, no satellites required

These smart navigation boots can accurately track a wearer's location indoors -- no GPS technology required. They could be used by firefighters or soldiers to help them navigate better.