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Jul 20, 2019

Italy’s Etna volcano erupts on Sicily, disrupting flights | 20.07.2019

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Italy’s Mount Etna began spewing hot ash and lava overnight, forcing authorities to close two airports in eastern Sicily. Experts detected “lively spattering” at the volcano last month.

Jul 20, 2019

Apps and Products

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2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire test ride: Rebooting the brand with an electric bike.

Jul 20, 2019

César Pelli, Designer of Iconic Buildings Around the World, Dies at 92

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César Pelli, the architect whose firm designed Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia and other of the world’s most recognizable buildings, died on Friday at his home in New Haven. He was 92.

The Argentine state news agency Telam confirmed the death, as did Anibal Bellomio, a senior associate architect at Pelli’s firm in Connecticut, with news organizations. Mr. Pelli had been dean of the Yale School of Architecture there, from 1977 to 1984.

Mr. Pelli’s many distinctive works include the World Financial Center in New York (now Brookfield Place), famous for its glass-roofed Winter Garden; the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, known for its bright blue-glass facade; and a terminal at Washington’s Reagan National Airport. He won hundreds of awards, including the American Institute of Architects’ 1995 gold medal.

Jul 19, 2019

Byar Volta is a shaft-driven e-bike that might never need charging

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Test-riding Byar’s chainless electric bike with all-in-one hub motor and integrated lock.

Jul 19, 2019

Self charging car batteries mean you’ll never need to plug in

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(21 Oct 2017) LEADIN:

Forget plugging in to charge up your new electric car, engineers are now working towards a future where you never need to plug in ever again.

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Jul 17, 2019

New Remote Charging Tech Could Start Powering Up Your Phone as Soon as You Walk Into a Room

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Imagine having your cell phone start to charge when you walk into a room, or your electric car charge as you drive over a particular strip of land. It’s like a sort of ambient charging environment surrounds you.

Harnessing the power of magnetic fields.

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Jul 17, 2019

This train becomes a plane

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This could save a lot of hassle at the airport.

Jul 16, 2019

Elon Musk’s SpaceX shows off VR Hyperloop so you can glimpse the future of travel

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This is what a Hyperloop commute could look like.

Jul 15, 2019

The US Army will test armored robotic vehicles in 2020

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The tests are designed to see how soldiers will operate robots in the field.

Jul 13, 2019

These LED smart lights are tracking your moves

Posted by in categories: privacy, security, transportation

While more people and places are switching to energy-saving LED light bulbs, a California company has found a way to turn them into smart networks that can collect and feed data. However, the new technological opportunities are also raising privacy concerns, reports CBS News’ Bill Whitaker.

For example, should you find yourself in terminal “B” at Newark airport, look up. Those aren’t just new lights. They’re smart lights — a sophisticated array of LED fixtures with built-in sensors and cameras connected over a wireless network. They monitor security and the flow of foot traffic.

“Newark’s primarily interested in energy saving,” said Hugh Martin, president of Sensity, the Silicon Valley company that developed the smart lights at Newark and also a parking garage in San Jose.

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