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Added 7 September, 2019

Some trains in the UK are now running on a rail line powered entirely by a solar farm in what's said to be a world first. Around 100 panels are keeping the signaling and lights up and running on the track near Aldershot in Hampshire, and the project could be a precursor to solar-powered trains on the nation's network. Several UK train stations...

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Added 7 September, 2019

With more than a billion users, it’s hard to think of Google Maps as a fledgling business, but it is, relatively speaking, in terms of its efforts to rake in big money. That’s all about to change, according to a research note from Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowack. Some of Google Maps’ advertising products are expected to come out of beta in...

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Added 6 September, 2019

It’s back-to-school season and students could be visiting the majesty of the Grand Canyon, the convolutions of the human brain, the depths of the ocean, or even the barren landscape of Mars — all without ever leaving the classroom.
Indeed, as technology grows and becomes more readily accessible, more teachers are taking their students on...

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Added 9 August, 2019

British Airways has signed up for ViewTags, reusable electronic baggage tags that flyers attach to their luggage before getting to the airport. Qatar Airways was the first to test the technology last year. ViewTag has been approved by the International Air Transport Association and features radio frequency identification (RFID) technology,...

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Added 5 August, 2019

The war on single-use-plastics is heating up as San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has decided to ban them. The new rule will apply to airport restaurants, cafes and vending machines. Travelers who need plain water will have to buy refillable aluminum or glass bottles if they don’t bring their own. As a department of San Francisco’s...

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Added 24 July, 2019

EasyMile’s EZ10 self-driving shuttle buses have already been trialled in Singapore, California, Switzerland, and Finland. Now, one has also entered use in what is being called regional Australia’s first automated vehicle trial. The EZ10 is being utilized in the government of New South Wales’ BusBot program, which is taking place in that state’s...

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Added 23 July, 2019

The traditional method of buying spare parts from mechanics is slowly changing as more and more people are getting spare parts themselves online. In the United States, online sales of new auto parts and accessories will grow about 16% and reach $12.3 billion this year, according to an analysis conducted by Hedges & Co., an automotive...

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Added 16 July, 2019

DFW International Airport is now the temporary home to the first system of baggage-handling robots, known as FLEET. When the baggage robots are in action, passengers take their luggage to self-bag drops, which deposit their luggage onto one of the new robots, which then deliver bags to the baggage belt. This system, which was developed by the...

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Added 10 July, 2019

Google’s former self-driving venture that is now a business under Alphabet, has been given permission by California regulators to transport passengers in its robotaxis. The approval is a milestone for the company as it begins to ramp up toward a commercial service. The approval from CPUC allows companies to test self-driving vehicles in the...

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Added 8 July, 2019

Adaptive cruise control systems work well on highways. Once you get into town, though, they're less helpful -- and a lot of that has to do with traffic lights. Current systems don't recognize them, resulting in drivers running a red, putting themselves and everyone else on the road in danger. Also, the authorities frown on that sort of behavior...