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    Study Reveals Leaders of Automated Driving Vehicles

    First, it was just a dream. Now self-driving cars are on the edge of transforming transportation where the winners will seize a worldwide market expected to reach $77 billion by 2035. A recent Navigant Research study ranked the top 18 contenders in the autonomous vehicle industry, giving automaker Ford the lead, followed by GM and the Renault-Nissan …

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    The Quest for Planet Nine

    TV’s 60 Minutes program recently reported a new planet in our solar system. It hasn’t been seen yet, but several Caltech researchers in Pasadena, California have found evidence of a giant planet orbiting our solar system. The researchers have nicknamed it Planet Nine, which has a mass about 10 times that of Earth and orbits …

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    Flying Taxis in Dubai

      Driverless taxis have been proposed in several countries including the U.S. by various vendors. Now a driverless air taxi service has been proposed in Dubai with service starting in July. Dubai’s ruler announced last year that 25 percent of all journeys in the city would be conducted by driverless vehicles by 2030. Autonomous flying …

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    CDOT Proposes New Transit System

    Many Northern Coloradans have been frustrated about the traffic congestion along the I-25 corridor between Fort Collins to Denver. Colorado’s population is booming with 50% growth in the last 20 years and another 50 percent growth projected during the next 20 years. In 2015, 546 people died in Colorado traffic-related crashes, and more than 3,000 …

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    Gene Editing Saves Lives!

    In 2015, a one year old English girl named Layla was treated with gene edited immune cells that eliminated all signs of an aggressive leukemia that was killing her. Layla’s treatment was a one time technique. Chemo and a bone marrow stem cell transplant hadn’t eliminated her aggressive cancer cells. Just before Layla’s first birthday, …

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    The Age of Acceleration

    In 2007, the age of acceleration in technology happened practically overnight and changed the world forever. According to author Tom Friedman’s latest book “Thank You For Being Late,” three major acceleration forces included 1) market forces (globalization and price collapse of connectivity making the Internet and computers cheaper, 2) mother nature affecting our environment and …

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    IBM’s Watson Technology Helps Doctors

    by Bob Larson Seen recently on CBS TV’s 60 Minutes program, IBM has invested heavily in its Watson Artificial Intelligence (AI) business unit. It was created in 2014 with an estimated 10,000 workers. This started in 2011 when a team of IBM engineers and programmers created the Watson computer to challenge the smartest champions on …

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    Robots Making History Again!

    by Bob Larson, We’ve known about the value of robots for over 30 years. The earliest fixed robots have been used in manufacturing products including vehicles at many modern worldwide plants. Medical robots are helping surgeons with non-evasive surgery and reducing hospital or surgery center costs across the world too. Mobile space robots have been …

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    Advances in Telemedicine

    Compared to other industries, healthcare has been relatively slow to embrace new technology such as Telemedicine/Telehealth, according to medical experts. However, that is changing with more federal and state support in legislation to adopt more telemedicine/telehealth services. With over 324 million population in the U.S. per June 2016 Census Bureau data, people aged 65 and …

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    The Bus of the Future!

    Since three years ago, many main stream and small vehicle manufacturers have been testing self driving cars with great success. Now, the future self driving public bus is in the works! Mercedes-Benz of Germany recently revealed its self-driving bus, which is now testing in the Netherlands. The bus is being tested on a 12 mile …

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