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The future of indoor agriculture is vertical farms run by robots

Back in the good old days, farming was easy. Throw some seeds in the ground, keep it watered, pray to your preferred deity to spare your crops from pestilence and wait for harvest season. But with the global population closing in on 7 billion mouths… Source: Engadget | The future of indoor agriculture is vertical …

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Facebook and Sphero team up to offer coding robots to schools

Facebook has announced a new initiative that aims to teach coding skills to more school kids. Targeting primarily underrepresented student groups — such as Black, Latino/Hispanic, Native American and female demographics — CodeFWD will all… Source: Engadget | Facebook and Sphero team up to offer coding robots to schools

Audi: Autonomous cars alone won’t solve traffic jams

It's easy to think that once cars start driving themselves most of our traffic woes will be eliminated. Robocars are supposed to be better drivers and better driving should mean less gridlock. Unfortunately, that drop in bumper to bumper hell won't b… Source: Engadget | Audi: Autonomous cars alone won’t solve traffic jams

Lucid Motors gets $1 billion to help build its EV

Lucid Motors, a struggling electric car startup, has just won itself a reprieve. Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund invested $1 billion in the Tesla competitor; the money will be put towards the company's first production vehicle, the Lucid Air, wh… Source: Engadget | Lucid Motors gets billion to help build its EV

MIT built a health-tracking sensor that can ‘see’ through walls

An MIT professor has built a prototype device that can wirelessly track your health — even through walls — using a mix of radio signals and machine learning. Dina Katabi's gadget resembles a WiFi router and is designed to sit in your pad and monito… Source: Engadget | MIT built a health-tracking sensor that can …

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HP’s Metal Jet could be a huge leap for commercial 3D printing

Just a few years after launching its Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer, HP is ready to get into the world of 3D metal printing with Metal Jet, a new commercial platform. (Did you expect it to be called anything else?) While the consumer buzz around 3D prin… Source: Engadget | HP’s Metal Jet could be …

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MIT machine vision system figures out what it's looking at by itself

Robotic vision is already pretty good, assuming that it's being used within the narrow bounds of the application for which it's been designed. That's fine for machines that perform a specific movement over and over, such as picking an object off of a… Source: Engadget | MIT machine vision system figures out what it's looking …

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Reviewing election cybersecurity in this week's primary states

Since learning of Russia's attempts to hack into the elections systems of 21 states during the 2016 US presidential race, legislators have been on high alert. Cybersecurity experts have warned it's likely the Kremlin will attack again, and already it… Source: Engadget | Reviewing election cybersecurity in this week's primary states

Waymo partners with Walmart for grocery pick-up in Phoenix

Walmart's latest move into tech is a partnership with Waymo. In Phoenix later this week, the pair will begin a pilot program where customers can order groceries on the retailer's website, get a ride to and from the store in a Waymo car and then snag… Source: Engadget | Waymo partners with Walmart for grocery …

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NASA and the UAE will team up for human spaceflight

The UAE is the latest country to sign a deal with NASA to cooperate on human spaceflight. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted about the joint letter of intent today, which was also signed by Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi, the director general of the… Source: Engadget | NASA and the UAE will team up for human …

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Daimler and Bosch will use NVIDIA to power self-driving taxis

Putting self-driving cars on the streets requires a lot of computing power. Most test cars on the road have PC towers in their trunk that take up space, suck up power and produce a lot of heat. With that in mind Daimler (the parent company of Mercede… Source: Engadget | Daimler and Bosch will use …

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Smart bandage can monitor chronic wounds and dispense drugs

Chronic or slow-healing wounds are an increasing problem around the world. That's why a team of researchers at Tufts University is working on a smart bandage that can keep track of what is going on with a wound and release treatments as necessary… Source: Engadget | Smart bandage can monitor chronic wounds and dispense drugs

The largest-ever solid rocket engine is ready for its first static fire

This week, the European Space Agency (ESA) will perform a hot fire test on the P120C rocket engine. It is the largest-ever solid rocket motor ever built in one piece. The ESA plans to use it on the Vega rocket, replacing the current first stage boost… Source: Engadget | The largest-ever solid rocket engine is …

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