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Street network patterns reveal global trend towards increasing urban sprawl

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The result of a 7-year collaboration, the study was able to show that in large parts of the world, recent urban growth has increasingly resulted in inflexible and disconnected street networks. Gridded street networks, on the other hand, promote efficient, dense urban form in Bolivia, Argentina and Peru.

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Bionic Hand Gives Amputees Sense of Touch

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That was the first time he had met a person with a limb difference. Akhtar and Nguyen flew to Quito, Ecuador, to test their product on Juan Suquillo, who lost his left hand during a 1979 border war between Ecuador and Peru. He reported that he felt as though a part of him had come back thanks to the prosthesis.

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Weaponized Robots Letter Calls for Policy, Tech Fixes

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There have been a bunch of high-profile examples of robot misuse recently (that we’re not going to link to), and the companies building the robots being misused have taken it personally—as they should, because those misused robots are very easy to identify. The letter focuses on “weaponized” robots. What does “weaponized” mean, exactly?

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Maersk and IBM launch TradeLens blockchain shipping solution; 154+ million shipping events already captured on platform

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IBM and Maersk also announced that as part of the TradeLens early adopter program, 94 organizations are actively involved or have agreed to participate on the TradeLens platform built on open standards. Pacific International Lines (PIL) have joined Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd as global container carriers participating in the solution.

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Ipsos study finds US among most skeptical of Autonomous Vehicles

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The study was conducted as part of its What the Future series, which couples survey data and interviews with experts in the field to see what “big questions” companies should be asking themselves about the future of their industries. Data is weighted to match the profile of the population.