3D-printed, driverless boats developed

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The autonomous boats offer high maneuverability and precise control. They can be built using low-cost printer, making mass manufacturing more feasible.

MIT scientists have designed a fleet of 3D-printed, driverless boats that could ferry goods and people, helping clear up road congestion in waterway-rich cities such as Amsterdam, Bangkok and Venice – where canals run alongside and under bustling streets and bridges.

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‘Smart Salad Dressing’ Could Keep Venice from Sinking

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Venice, Italy, is a city in perpetual flood. But sinking buildings have put this 1,300-year-old urban marvel in peril.

Venice could be saved from sinking into the sea by releasing fat globules similar to olive oil into the water that are ‘programmed’ to form limestone reefs, say architects.

 

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