news – Tesla unveils semi truck
After months of delays, Tesla finally unveiled its ‘revolutionary’ semi truck in a livestream on 16 November 2017.
The truck can drive 500 miles on a single charge, which was higher than some analysts had expected.
After more than eight years of development, Waymo is now taking the next step toward unlocking the potential of fully self-driving technology.
Waymo’s fully self-driving vehicles are now test-driving on public roads, without anyone in the driver’s seat.
To date, Waymo vehicles have been operating on public roads with a test driver at the wheel.
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Researchers produce an energy-harvesting wallpaper
Dream Chaser: The lifting-body spacecraft has been in development for more than a decade and is designed to deliver up to 5,500 kg of cargo to the space station.
Frank Egersdörfer, CEO of Nuremberg-based Cosmino AG, talks about Industry 4.0 and what companies should do to take advantage of new opportunities.
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- the last straw
- electrified freight traffic
As it will not always possible to transfer more freight traffic to rail, this traffic will have to be carried by trucks that combine reliable service with minimum environmental impact. Siemens’ eHighway is said to be a solution to this problem. It supplies trucks with power from an overhead contact line.
- rocket drone tops out at Mach 0.8
MIT partnered with the United States Air Force to create a drone rocket capable of top speeds over 960 km/h and can sustain those speeds for three minutes or longer.
- satellite tracks ozone pollution
NASA-funded research has devised a way to use satellite measurements of precursor gases.
- driving a new generation of toolmaking
Audi is making its production ready for Industry 4.0.
What is telecommunication(s)? Basically, telecommunication is the transmission of signs, signals, messages, words, writings, images and sounds or information of any nature by wire, radio, optical or other electromagnetic systems. Telecommunication occurs when the exchange of information between communication participants includes the use of technology.
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Early inventions of the electric telegraph.
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Maldives: Luxury, stunning white-sand beaches and an amazing underwater world make the Maldives an obvious choice for a true holiday of a lifetime.
Economy and the environment
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- grammar review
Easy fixes. This grammar review looks at relatively simple aspects of the English language that should not be an issue but are.
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