Revisiting Street Intersections Using Slot-Based Systems

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This is cool.  Autonomous vehicles communicate with each other so when they brake one will know the other is doing and respond appropriately.  That means that rear end collisions will be all but impossible.  At an intersection, each car would know exactly where the other cars are, so why would we need traffic lights? The algorithms have been developed, as this …

Daredevil Drone Flies through the Trees Like an Ace

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Soon, this is how Google and Amazon will be delivering your packages. For the narcissistic, you can have a drone following you and recording every move. Then your Facebook page would be really, really boring (unless, of course, you are attractive and naked).  When an autonomous drone becomes completely autonomous, I wonder if we will have to start wearing drone …

Eternal 5D data storage could record the history of humankind | University of Southampton

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I have occasionally used the expression, to describe something that will never change, by saying “it will be around ’till the Sun blows up.”  Now, people will hear me and say “huh? So what? So will my pictures of my cat.” At least, if this technology can be manufactured cheaply enough.  A final end to magnetic tapes, which lurk in …