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Matternet Station supports fully automated battery and package exchange for drone networks

Matternet Station supports fully automated battery and package exchange for drone networks

Matternet is a developer of one an autonomous drone logistics platform. This is a platform where people can use drones to deliver items over shorter distances. Matternet has unveiled a new Matternet Station platform that enables fully automated ground operations for Matternet customers.

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2019 Audi Q8 spy shots show a classy ride

2019 Audi Q8 spy shots show a classy ride

Automotive fans like to see images of unannounced vehicles clad in camo because it gives us a glimpse at what future vehicles will look like. The vehicle in these spy shots is said to be the Audi Q8, the flagship of the Q line for Audi. The Q8 is said to be in near production form in this image.

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Proterra electric bus sets electric vehicle range record

Proterra electric bus sets electric vehicle range record

When we think of EVs setting driving range records, odds are you think about a small electric vehicle with a comparatively large battery crammed inside. Recently a new EV range record was set with a vehicle driving 1,101.2 miles on a single charge at low speed. The catch is that there is nothing small about the record setting EV.

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AI and non-invasive MRI can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease long before doctors can

AI and non-invasive MRI can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease long before doctors can

A pair of researchers from the University of Bari in Italy called Nicola Amoroso and Marianna La Rocca and a team of colleagues have developed a new machine-learning algorithm that is able to help diagnose Alzheimer's disease up to nine years before doctors can diagnose the condition. The system the researchers have developed is also able to discern structural changes in the brain that are caused by Alzheimer's.

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Tesla patent shows yet another way to reduce range anxiety with battery swapping

Tesla patent shows yet another way to reduce range anxiety with battery swapping

If any company is pushing the limits of what transportation of the future might look like, it's Tesla. The company makes some of the longest driving and most popular EVs on the market today. Tesla is looking at how it can extend the driving range of its EVs even further than the vehicles can go today. It's not doing this by installing more Superchargers alone, it's looking at a system that would allow the swapping of battery packs.

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McLaren resurrects XP Green paint color for six special MSO 570GTs

McLaren resurrects XP Green paint color for six special MSO 570GTs

McLaren is making some very special sports cars today and one of those special rides is the 570GT. McLaren has announced that it has revived a very special paint color that originally showed up on the incredibly rare McLaren F1 XP GT Longtail. The paint color is called XP Green and it will be used to coat the sexy body of only six McLaren 570GTs.

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Renault SYMBIOZ is a house and a car that work in harmony

Renault SYMBIOZ is a house and a car that work in harmony

People who drive a lot for work tend to feel like they live in their cars, but Renault has a new concept called SYMBIOZ that is an integrated house and car designed to work together in harmony. The concept is a vision of an autonomous car and connected home that sees the car in use in different places within and around the home.

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MIT invents fabrication method that allows one vaccine injection to carry multiple doses

MIT invents fabrication method that allows one vaccine injection to carry multiple doses

Engineers from MIT have created a new 3D fabrication method that is able to generate a new type of drug carrying particle that could allow the delivery of medical vaccines that can deliver more than one dose. That means the potential for vaccines that people normally have to come in for a second dose, meaning another shot, could be delivered with a single injection.

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Volvo Hungary leaks 2018 X40 SUV teaser in full

Volvo Hungary leaks 2018 X40 SUV teaser in full

The 2018 Volvo XC40 SUV was supposed to get fully unveiled on September 21. A teaser trailer has surfaced that wasn't supposed to fully reveal the SUV, but somehow Volvo Hungary managed to post up the version of that trailer that gives up all the goods on the coming SUV. The images here were grabbed from that video.

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Unplugged Performance adds the va-va-vroom to Tesla Model 3

Unplugged Performance adds the va-va-vroom to Tesla Model 3

If you want a Tesla Model 3, but don't want to wait until the performance version lands in mid-2018, there is an option. A company called Unplugged Performance will take your basic Model 3 EV and turn it into a dead sexy beast if you want. Unplugged Performance says it will deliver complete vehicles and it will offer many exterior, interior, suspension, and brake updates for the car.

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Japanese invent robot dog to sniff out stinky feet

Japanese invent robot dog to sniff out stinky feet

We've probably all seen the commercial on TV for Febreze that talks about going nose blind. My son has this problem, his room smells like an armpit's, armpit and will make your eyes water whilst he happily plays Destiny 2 oblivious to the stink. At least if your room stinks, you can leave, but if your feet stink the smell follows you around.

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2017 VW e-Golf SE starts at $30,495, goes 125 miles per charge

2017 VW e-Golf SE starts at $30,495, goes 125 miles per charge

Volkswagen has announced the pricing for its 2017 e-Golf electric vehicle. The "value-oriented" e-Golf SE trim starts at $30,495. For 2017 VW has some significant changes for its electric car, most notably 50% more driving range than the previous model. The e-Golf can now drive 150 miles per charge.

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