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    If Google invests in Lyft, what does that mean for Uber?

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Uber was the indisputable No. 1 player in the domestic on-demand transportation industry. And by its workforce size, passenger count and capital raised, it still is. [...]

    Modelling a city’s minuscule changes

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories By using 3D models, computational scientists can create precise, static representations of a city. However, cities, much like living things, are almost always in motion. Major construction projects—from new buildings to public transportation infrastructure—seismic events, or shoddy construction can quickly alter a city’s properties both above and below ground. [...]

    Marines May Be Getting Serious About Buying Robot Vehicles for Infantry

    Original @ Defensetech The Marine Corps has been experimenting with unmanned ground vehicles for several years, but one manufacturer says the service is signaling interest in making its… [...]

    Self-driving boats: The next tech transportation race

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Self-driving cars may not hit the road in earnest for many years – but autonomous boats could be just around the pier. [...]

    US expected to update self-driving car guidelines

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is expected to announce updated safety guidelines for self-driving vehicles Tuesday during a visit to a Michigan vehicle testing facility. [...]

    We Need Space’s Endless Resources to Expand as a Species

    Original @ Singularity Hub In an interview at Singularity University’s Global Summit in San Francisco, space entrepreneur Bob Richards gave us a rundown of current efforts to explore, mine, and even settle the moon. Richards is co-founder, president, and CEO of Moon Express, a space transportation and lunar resources company at Cape Canaveral. Moon Express is a finalist in […] [...]

    MIT named No. 5 university by U.S. News

    Original @ MIT News – Business and management Undergraduate engineering program is No. 1; undergraduate business program is No. 2. [...]

    ‘Fog computing’ could improve communications during natural disasters

    Original @ KurzweilAI » News Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a system that uses edge computing (also known as fog computing) to deal with the loss of internet access in natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, and floods. The idea is to create an ad hoc decentralized network that uses computing power built into mobile phones, [...] [...]

    5 Mindsets to Bring Positive Change Across Society

    Original @ Singularity Hub To contribute to human progress, it is not enough to be intelligent, resourceful, or well-connected. Those are all factors that play a significant role but aren’t the true driving forces of disruptive innovation. Stimulating positive change at civilization level also requires certain mindsets and ways of thinking. Here are five mindsets that will allow us […] [...]

    Lyft to unleash self-driving cars on Bay Area roads

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Self-driving Lyfts are coming to the Bay Area, promising to give area residents a first-hand look at the technology that’s poised to dramatically change the nature of transportation. [...]