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Added 20 February, 2019

Package delivery is quickly becoming a more decentralized market given the rising popularity of on-demand services, which is what the 'Shippa' app aims to help build on. Positioned as a world traveler delivery service, the platform enables travelers to take packages with them when heading out of a trip to make a bit of extra money. This also...

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Added 15 February, 2019

After successful trials at airports in in Paris and Lyon, the Stan autonomous parking system is on its way to Gatwick, London. Here's how it works: Drop your car into a little garage, scan yourself into the system, then head to the plane. A robot then picks up your car, ferries it off to a distant, secure, high-density car park, and brings it...

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Added 20 January, 2019

At its High Line location in NYC, guests of The Standard have a new option for meeting people in the city. When they check in—and only while they are checked in—visitors have access to The Lobby app, where they can share as much or as little personal information as they want and connect with other hotel guests to chat and even make IRL plans....

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Added 15 January, 2019

Rolls-Royce has revealed plans for a record breaking electric plane capable orf reaching 300mph. Called Accel, the firm hopes it will take to the skies next year to claim a world record. The current record for an all-electric plane, set by Siemens in 2017, is 210 mph - which the Accel could smash. Scheduled to take to the skies in 2020, the...

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Added 13 January, 2019

Karachi has some serious problems. Transport, garbage and air pollution are at the top of the list, but what if we could solve all three problems with one project? The governments (both provincial and federal) have been talking about the Green Line Bus Rapid Transit project for a while. Now, they plan to make the Green Line project the world’s...

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Added 10 January, 2019

All 16,000 buses in the fast-growing Chinese megacity are now electric, and soon all 22,000 taxis will be too. Shenzhen now has 16,000 electric buses in total and is noticeably quieter for it. “We find that the buses are so quiet that people might not hear them coming,” says Joseph Ma, deputy general manager at Shenzhen Bus Group, the largest...

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Added 8 January, 2019

As cruise ships one-up each other for bells and whistles aboard, thrill-seekers will be able to combine theme park highs with 360-degree ocean views riding the first ever at-sea roller coaster on Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras, launching in 2020. The BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster will offer nearly 800ft of twists, turns and drops and speeds of...

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Added 5 January, 2019

As a way of combatting overtourism, a measure in Italy’s 2019 budget law will allow the local government in Venice to charge day-trippers for access to the city’s historic center. Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said late Sunday on Twitter that the new visitors’ tax would “allow us to manage the city better and to keep it clean” and “allow...

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Added 5 January, 2019

About 68 percent of people in Amsterdam commute to work or school by bicycle, accounting for around 1.25 million miles of cycling a day. All of these cyclists generate an estimated 19.5 million watt-hours of energy each day. This would be enough energy to power thousands of homes – if it could be captured. Now, two Dutch designers think they...

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Added 20 December, 2018

The world's first fully autonomous ferry has been demonstrated in Finland. The Falco used a combination of Rolls-Royce Ship Intelligence technologies to make the outward journey. The vessel detected objects using sensor fusion and artificial intelligence and conducted collision avoidance. It also demonstrated automatic berthing with an...