Airbus Plans to Test Self-Driven Airborne Taxi by the End of 2017

(TECH CRUNCH) – Airbus is not kidding around about flying cars – the maker of airborne transportation vehicles plans to test out a prototype self-flying small urban transport made for

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Las Vegas Launches the First Electric Autonomous Shuttle on U.S. Public Roads

(TECH CRUNCH) –  Las Vegas, transportation beat reporters can’t quit you; CES was like a car extravaganza, and now you’re launching a self-driving, fully electric shuttle on public streets. By Darrell

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The Next Transportation Secretary Seems Pretty Down With Self-Driving Cars

(WIRED) – IT IS PERHAPS a stretch to call Elaine Chao, President-Elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of transportation, “hip with it.” The Kentucky resident today sat for her fourth

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London Visitors’ Last Chance to See Dippy Ahead of Tour

(BBC) – A museum’s famous 112-year-old dinosaur is set to leave London for a national tour. Dippy the diplodocus, a 70ft long (21.3m) plaster-cast sauropod replica made up of 292 bones,

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After More Than 100 Years, California’s Iconic Tunnel Tree Is No More

(GIZMODO) – The Pioneer Cabin Tree, a giant sequoia in Calaveras Big Trees State Park that was tunneled through in the 1880s, has fallen due to severe winter weather. It

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Big digs: The Year 2016 in Archaeology

(BBC) – 2016 had its fair share of exciting discoveries in the world of archaeology. Together, they reveal the human characteristics that unite us all and expose the impacts that

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Faraday Future’s First Car is Here

(THE VERGE) – Faraday Future’s first car is the FF91, and the troubled company unveiled it tonight at CES in Las Vegas. The launch was full of buzzwords, but the

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Abandoned Fire Station Basement in UK Rediscovered

(BBC) – A former firefighter station that was mysteriously shut away for half a century has been rediscovered. Based in the former national works in Dudley, it housed the Co-operative

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What the New NHTSA Guidelines Mean for Self-Driving Cars

(TECH CRUNCH) – In September, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued guidelines for the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles. The important thing to remember for now is that

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Is Testing Its Emergency Systems Today. Expect Explosions

(WIRED) – BLUE ORIGIN—SELF-PROCLAIMED TURTLE of the commercial space race—is starting to come out of its shell. Tomorrow morning, the safety-conscious company is launching its reusable New Shepard rocket for

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