Self-driving car will get smarter

(PhysOrg.com) -- Although Cornell's self-driving car didn't win the DARPA Urban Challenge in 2007, it is alive and well and soon to become safer and more talented -- it will soon be a test bed for new research in robotics ...

Vehicles that drive themselves

The thought of a car or truck that can drive itself is at once both exciting and frightening. Autonomous vehicle navigation, as the technology is known, may make life more convenient if it allows people to kick back and enjoy ...

Space exploration can drive the next agricultural revolution

Habitation of outer space needs solving air, water, energy and food supplies within a tight space. And this isn't a problem of an apocalyptic, remote future. Developing this technology addresses some of the grand challenges ...

Demonstrating a driverless future

In the coming decades, we will likely commute to work and explore the countryside in autonomous, or driverless, cars capable of communicating with the roads they are traveling on. A convergence of technological innovations ...

How smart cities can serve citizens

Although cities and urban areas only make up a small proportion of the world's land mass, they are home to more than half the global population and that number is going to keep rising. As cities swell to capacity with more ...

The rise of the 'bin chicken,' a totem for modern Australia

In just a few decades, the Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca) has made itself at home in many of Australia's coastal and inland cities. And aside from the feathered birds we see daily (often foraging amongst garbage), ...

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