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Self-driving truck heads out across America - an annotated infographic

Look, no hands! The first self-driving truck to be licensed for highway use has hit the roads in the USA. Autonomous vehicles are meant to improve safety and efficiency and cut congestion. 80 more words


BTPT: Bizarre theories and pointless technologies. #Air conditioned #shoes, exhaust #grill and caffeinated #apples

By Rebecca Northfield

Summer is on its way, and that means the sun will have its hat on, more or less. Here are a couple of technologies that have been inspired by great things designed to make the summer heat easier, and more enjoyable. 624 more words


E&T news weekly #50 – we choose our favourite engineering and technology news stories from the week

Friday May 15 2015
 Jonathan Wilson, online managing editor
Dangerous drone flyers should face jail, survey suggests

Lock ’em all up! Yes, the British public has spoken and according to a survey by the British Airline Pilots’ Association, cavalier operators of drones who play fast and loose with the concept of airspace safety, putting passenger jets at risk, should be jailed. 1,655 more words


Hydrogen-powered seaplanes FTW - an annotated infographic

At the tail end of another engineering and technology day, what better way to unwind than marvelling at the futuristic seaplane concept from a British team of researchers, which they believe could help relieve the pressure on major airports around the world? 58 more words