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 …

Depression Successfully Treated With 24 Minutes Of Innovative Type of Therapy – PsyBlog

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This is fascinating, using virtual reality to treat depression. I wonder if it could work the other way. Some people I know seem to relate to most everything in the first person. If they see a movie, they imagine it is happening to them; if you make an analogy, they think you are talking about them; if they read some …

Device That Makes Hydrogen Fuel from Sunlight and Water | MIT Technology Review

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A Practical Artificial Leaf Begins to UnfoldA new prototype that turns the sun’s energy into hydrogen fuel could point the way to commercially viable artificial photosynthesis.By Mike Orcutt on August 27, 2015WHY IT MATTERSFuels produced using the sun’s power offer many advantages over conventional solar power.Fuel made inexpensively through artificial photosynthesis could be the ultimate renewable energy source. Now researchers …