Month: July 2021

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Researchers at MIT are working on an app that can successfully detect Covid-19 in asymptomatic individuals by processing recordings of an individual’s cough. A Louisiana family was briefly one of the richest families in America when their bank mistakenly transferred $50 billion into their account. Philip Morris asked the UK government to ban cigarettes within […]

  • Simone Biles

    The courage to “put mental health first”

  • Your Robot Future

    Your Robot Future

    Two versions for you. One a dystopian robot beehive and the other, a thin veneer of joyful play hiding a powerful and increasingly sophisticated machine. Exhibit One the Ocado beehive Robots used by the UK online-grocer Ocado zip back and forth across “the grid” delivering good to human packers who box everything up for shipment […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    The people of the Isle de Jean Charles in the bayous of Louisiana became the first federally funded community of climate migrants. A startup in Amsterdam introduced an electric two-seater car that can run entirely from sunlight collected on its solar-paneled roof. A woman in Tulsa was located and arrested when she left a comment […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    With rising oceans and cataclysmic floods upon us, it only makes sense that Jeep is thinking about adding to their iconic 4-wheeler an underwater mode. Confirming that global warming has arrived, Car & Driver published a review to see which convertible, left in the sun, has the hottest seat. A Moscow-based company is proposing a […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    An underwater gas line ruptured in the Gulf of Mexico and set the ocean on fire. Locals in upstate New York are complaining that a power plant, taken over by a NYC private equity fund to mine crypto, is ruining the their nearby lake. “The lake is so warm you feel like you’re in a […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    It was so hot in Portland, Oregon that the streetcar cables melted. Scientists say they have created a device to help fight the global obesity epidemic. It involves magnets which hold your jaw shut. Two men were sunbathing naked on a beach in Australia when a deer startled them, chasing them into the bush. They […]

  • The Flying Car

    The Flying Car

    The AirCar is the flying car of our childhood dreams. Today a prototype completed an inaugural, 35-minute intercity flight from Nitra to Bratislava in western Slovakia. Although this is a maiden voyage, the company has a lot of experience. The company has been working on its hybrid aircraft for more than 30 years. With 142 successful […]

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