Rise of the mind-reading machines

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advance in assisted mobility technology: a brain-controlled exoskeleton. Using a set of non-invasive electrodes to read brain signals and relay commands to the lightweight exoskeleton, a paraplegic man completed the symbolic kick-off for the tournament.

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Volvo Says That They Will Stop Making Diesel Engines, Thanks to Tesla

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The Chief Executive of Volvo has announced that, thanks to Tesla, the company is increasing focus on electric vehicles at the expense of diesel engines. The company expects to launch their first electric cars in 2019.

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Swiss-designed, all-electric, four-door supercar to tackle Tesla

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a fully-electric sedan that combines a carbon fiber body with Italian styling and a powertrain capable of 0-62 mph times of only 2.3 seconds and a total electric driving range of nearly 400 miles per charge. The Elextra due to be unveiled this year is designed to be just such a car, and we now get a better look at the car’s bodywork.

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Adding just a few self-drive cars to the road gets the traffic flowing

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The next time you’re stuck in traffic, take heart because traffic jams may someday be a thing of the past. A team of researchers led by the University of Illinois have discovered that putting only a few self-driving cars on the road can dramatically improve traffic flow. Based on test track results, the teams says that having a mix of only five percent automated vehicles can eliminate stop-and-go waves while producing fuel savings of up to 40 percent.

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Review: GeoOrbital Wheel brings an electric boost and a touch of sci-fi to your bike

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Installation is for the most part just a matter of taking your existing front wheel off, putting the GeoOrbital Wheel on, and fastening its hard-wired throttle control to the handlebars. In the case of the bike that we were using, though, there was enough of a difference between the width of its rim and that of the GeoOrbital Wheel, that we also had to readjust the brake cable in order to open the brake to the right width.

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Adorably tiny flying car aims for the Olympics with help from Toyota

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The Japanese automaker backed a project called Cartivator, which wants to build a tiny flying car to light the Olympic flame for the 2020 Summer Games.SEE ALSO: An all-electric flying car just made its first flight and it’s as cool as it soundsCartivator is made up of over 30 volunteers, all donating their time to build the Skydrive car, which they hope to prep for a manned flight by the end of 2018.Toyota’s financial contribution to Cartivator is relatively small if you’re Toyota: around 40 million yen (a tad over $350,000). But for Cartivator, which has relied on donations and online crowdfunding, it’s a huge help towards financing the prototype which they’re claiming will be the smallest flying car developed yet.At 9.5 feet long and a little over 4 feet wide, the Skydrive, per the BBC, would be able to reach speeds around 100km per hour (62 mph) and, per the above video, would seem to fly like a quad-copter drone.

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SpaceX Just Broke a Major Milestone in Commercial Space Travel

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SpaceX just conducted its first test of the Falcon Heavy’s main core.Elon Musk says his team will conduct a test launch of the Falcon Heavy in late summer as they prepare to orbit the Moon in 2018 with two passengers in the first commercial spaceflight.

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