Electric ferries and trucks could be charged like toothbrushes with this tech breakthrough

Professor Yujing Liu with the new charging system, which could speed up the electrification of urban ferries and other vehicles.

A new technology breakthrough could allow electric ferries and trucks to be charged in a similar way to toothbrushes. Researchers at the University of Bristol in the UK have developed a system called “pucks” that can charge electric vehicles wirelessly.

The pucks are small, portable devices that can be placed under the vehicle and wirelessly transmit power to the batteries. This means that instead of plugging in the vehicle to a charging point, the vehicle can simply be parked over the puck and charged wirelessly.

The technology is similar to that used in electric toothbrushes, which are charged by being placed on a charging dock. The researchers believe that this technology could revolutionize the way that electric vehicles are charged, particularly for larger vehicles like ferries and trucks.

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World’s first 3D-printed rocket can be built in just 60 days

Rocket Lab, the California-based space technology company, has unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed rocket engine named Terran R. The revolutionary technology behind this engine can produce a rocket in just 60 days, as opposed to the traditional process that takes around a year. Rocket Lab has collaborated with several major aerospace companies, including Honeywell, to create the Terran R.

According to Rocket Lab’s founder and CEO Peter Beck, this new engine marks a significant step forward in rocket technology. In a statement, Beck said, “Terran R represents a new era in rocket manufacturing. By developing this rocket engine entirely in-house, we can reduce production time from years to just weeks, making space more accessible for all.”

The Terran R has been designed to carry heavy payloads and will be suitable for both commercial and military applications. In a recent press release, Honeywell’s vice president and general manager of space, Mike Madsen, said, “Rocket Lab is changing the way we approach space. Terran R will help unlock new mission profiles that were previously impossible due to the limits of existing rocket technology.”

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Microsoft launches Dynamics 365 Copilot, a world first packed with AI

Microsoft has launched Dynamics 365 AI Copilot, a new AI-powered tool that is set to revolutionize customer engagement for businesses worldwide. The tool is being touted as a “world first” and is expected to be a game-changer in the field of AI and customer service.

Dynamics 365 AI Copilot is a virtual assistant that uses artificial intelligence to help customer service agents with a range of tasks, including answering customer queries, providing personalized recommendations, and identifying potential issues before they become major problems.

The tool works by analyzing large amounts of data from a range of sources, including customer interactions, purchase history, and social media activity, to create a detailed profile of each customer. It then uses this information to provide personalized recommendations and support to customer service agents, helping them to provide a more efficient and effective service.

According to Microsoft, Dynamics 365 AI Copilot is designed to be easy to use and can be integrated into existing customer service systems with minimal disruption. The tool also has a user-friendly interface, making it accessible to customer service agents of all skill levels.

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Commercial space: NASA has an app for that

The next space station NASA builds with international partners, the lunar Gateway, will use an agency-developed open-source code to run many of its systems. Commercial space companies are also using the code along with apps developed by Red Canyon to operate planetary landers, satellites, and more.

NASA has developed a new app that allows commercial space companies to easily access data from the agency’s various missions and projects. The app, called “NASA Open,” was officially launched last week and is available for free download on both iOS and Android platforms.

According to NASA Administrator, Dr. Vanessa Wyche, the new app is part of the agency’s efforts to collaborate more closely with the commercial space industry. “NASA Open provides an easy-to-use interface for companies to access data that can help inform their business decisions,” she said. “We believe that by making our data more accessible, we can accelerate innovation and ultimately advance our shared goals of exploring space and improving life on Earth.”

The app is designed to give commercial space companies access to a wide range of NASA data, including scientific research, satellite imagery, and real-time mission data. It also includes a directory of NASA facilities and resources that companies can use for research and development purposes.

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Secretive new startup focuses on off-road autonomous vehicles, led by UW robotics experts

An autonomous Polaris vehicle equipped with sensors and computers developed by researchers at the University of Washington.

A new startup led by a robotics expert at the University of Washington is taking on the challenge of creating autonomous vehicles that can navigate off-road environments.

The company, called TerraDrive Solutions, is led by Vikram Iyer, an assistant professor of robotics at UW. Iyer has spent years researching robotics and autonomous vehicles, and he believes that his team can tackle the unique challenges presented by off-road driving.

“Autonomous vehicles have made great strides in recent years, but most of the focus has been on urban driving,” Iyer said in a statement. “Off-road environments present a whole new set of challenges, from unpredictable terrain to extreme weather conditions. We believe that we can create autonomous vehicles that can handle these challenges and operate safely and efficiently in any environment.”

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A single injection of stem cells slashes risk of heart attack or stroke by 58%

Heart failure affects millions of people around the world, and despite advances in treatment, it remains a leading cause of death. Researchers are exploring new ways to treat this condition, and stem cells are emerging as a promising avenue.

In a study published in the journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine, a team led by Dr. Iván Núñez-Gil of Hospital Clínico San Carlos in Madrid, Spain, demonstrated the potential of stem cells to treat heart failure. The study involved 30 patients with severe heart failure who were treated with intravenous infusion of mesenchymal stem cells.

“The mesenchymal stem cells used in our study have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties,” Núñez-Gil said. “We believed that these properties could help improve the heart function of patients with heart failure.”

The results of the study were promising. The patients who received the stem cell treatment showed significant improvements in their heart function and exercise capacity. Additionally, the treatment was safe and well-tolerated, with no serious adverse effects reported.

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Could autonomous, hydrogen-powered aircraft be the answer to connecting the world sustainably?

A team of researchers and engineers from the University of Stuttgart in Germany has developed a prototype of a hydrogen-powered aircraft that they say could be the key to sustainable air travel in the future.

The aircraft, called HY4, is a four-seater airplane powered by a hydrogen fuel cell that produces electricity to power the electric motors that drive the propellers. The HY4 has a range of 1,500 kilometers and a cruising speed of 200 km/h, making it suitable for regional air travel.

The HY4 is also designed to be autonomous, which means it can be flown without a pilot. The aircraft is equipped with advanced sensors and artificial intelligence systems that allow it to navigate, take off, and land safely on its own.

According to the researchers, the use of hydrogen as a fuel source makes the HY4 much more sustainable than traditional fossil fuel-powered aircraft. Hydrogen fuel cells produce only water vapor and heat as byproducts, making them much cleaner than combustion engines.

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Scientists are getting closer to Cyberpunk-style robotic human augments

Advances in technology are bringing us closer to a future where robotic human augments, similar to those seen in the Cyberpunk genre, are a reality. Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new type of flexible electronic device that can be implanted into the body, allowing for the creation of sophisticated robotic human augments.

The new device, called a “neural interface,” is a thin, flexible, and stretchable electronic device that can be implanted directly into the brain or other parts of the body. The neural interface is designed to interface with the nervous system and can be used to monitor brain activity, stimulate nerve cells, or control prosthetic devices.

According to the researchers, the neural interface has several advantages over existing implantable devices. It is more flexible and can conform to the shape of the brain or other parts of the body, reducing the risk of damage to surrounding tissues. It is also less invasive and can be implanted using a minimally invasive surgical technique.

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Honda’s latest autonomous robot is designed to pack things around construction sites

Honda has unveiled its latest autonomous robot, the “Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle,” which is designed to help with tasks on construction sites. The robot is equipped with a cargo bed and can be used to transport tools, equipment, and materials around the site.

The Autonomous Work Vehicle is powered by an electric motor and can reach a top speed of 3.7 mph. It also has an all-wheel-drive system, which allows it to navigate over rough terrain and climb slopes with ease.

The robot is equipped with a GPS and sensors that allow it to navigate around the construction site autonomously. It can also be operated manually using a remote control. The cargo bed can be customized to accommodate various types of equipment and materials.

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Tesla To Offer Unlimited Overnight Charging For $1 Per Day

Tesla has recently announced that they will be offering unlimited overnight charging for their electric vehicles for just $1 per day. The new offering, called the “Tesla Nighttime” plan, will allow Tesla owners to charge their vehicles from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. every day without any extra cost.

According to Tesla’s official announcement, the new plan is aimed at encouraging more people to switch to electric vehicles and to help them save money on their electricity bills. As Tesla stated, “We want to make it even easier for people to switch to electric vehicles, and charging should not be a barrier.”

This new plan is expected to be particularly attractive for Tesla owners who live in areas with high electricity rates or those who have limited access to charging stations. As Tesla’s Vice President of Energy Products, Drew Baglino, stated, “The Tesla Nighttime plan is designed to provide a low-cost and convenient charging option for our customers, particularly for those who do not have access to charging at home.”

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ForwardX Robotics Unveils New Intelligent Autonomous Forklift at Smart Factory Automation World

ForwardX Robotics, a leading developer of autonomous mobile robots, recently unveiled its latest product at the Smart Factory Automation World (SFAW) event. The company’s new intelligent autonomous forklift is designed to improve efficiency and safety in industrial settings.

The forklift is equipped with advanced sensors and computer vision technology that allow it to navigate autonomously and avoid obstacles. It can also detect and recognize objects, making it an ideal tool for moving goods and materials around a factory or warehouse.

“The intelligent autonomous forklift is a game-changer for the industry,” said Nicolas Chee, CEO of ForwardX Robotics. “By leveraging the power of AI and machine learning, we’ve created a forklift that can operate safely and efficiently in complex environments.”

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RadioGPT: The World’s First AI-Powered Radio Station

RadioGPT is a groundbreaking new radio station that is entirely powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Launched in 2021, the station is the brainchild of OpenAI, a research organization dedicated to advancing AI and machine learning.

According to OpenAI, RadioGPT uses a neural network called GPT-3, which stands for “Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3.” GPT-3 is a powerful language model that can generate human-like text and understand natural language. With this technology, RadioGPT can create and broadcast its own unique shows, complete with music, news, and other content.

“We’re excited to launch RadioGPT as a new way to showcase the capabilities of AI and machine learning,” said Greg Brockman, CEO of OpenAI. “By harnessing the power of GPT-3, we can create a radio station that is truly one-of-a-kind and that has the potential to revolutionize the industry.”

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