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Here's how drones will change cities

Amazon has been busy testing out its new Prime Air initiative at a secret location in the English countryside. The service's promise of a 30-minute delivery by specially designed drones may look like click-bait PR, but it's ...

dateOct 03, 2016 in Engineering
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40 years of safer aviation through reporting

The U.S. has an incredibly safe aviation system – it's unparalleled when compared to other modes of transportation. The basis for this historic safety record is that we identify and correct safety concerns before they become ...

dateSep 29, 2016 in Engineering
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Asia's poor choking on filthy air

Polluted air is a "public health emergency", the World Health Organization said Tuesday, adding nine out of 10 people globally breathe bad air that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year.

dateSep 27, 2016 in Environment
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Traffic noise reduces wild owls' foraging efficiency

A team of researchers has found that traffic noise reduces the foraging efficiency of wild owls by up to 89 percent. The team's world-first study examined how different levels of such noise affect the hunting efficiency of ...

dateSep 27, 2016 in Ecology
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An algorithm for taxi sharing

Researchers in Uruguay have developed an evolutionary algorithm to allow a smart city to facilitate efficient taxi sharing to cut an individual's transport costs as well as reduce congestion and traffic pollution. Details ...

dateSep 26, 2016 in Computer Sciences
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