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Street network patterns reveal global trend towards increasing urban sprawl

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Gridded street networks, on the other hand, promote efficient, dense urban form in Bolivia, Argentina and Peru. Their data showed that southeast Asia is now home to some of the most sprawling cities on the planet – —and sprawl is getting worse.

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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. From that encounter, Akhtar decided that one day he would develop affordable artificial limbs.

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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.

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

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Customs authorities in the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Australia and Peru are participating, along with customs brokers Ransa and Güler & Dinamik. Pacific International Lines (PIL) have joined Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd as global container carriers participating in the solution.

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Flight Simulator Gave Birth to 3D Video-Game Graphics

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Still, its first-person 3D visuals were ahead of the curve, predating more famous hits like Atari’s Battlezone. “I It included a bird’s-eye perspective of locales like Machu Picchu, in Peru. Flight Simulator launched in late 1979 on the Apple II and the TRS-80 with wireframe graphics and a frame rate in the single digits.

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Ipsos study finds US among most skeptical of Autonomous Vehicles

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Nearly six in 10 people consider themselves “car people,” and 81% feel that the car they drive reflects their personality, a least to some degree. Ipsos suggested that perhaps the reluctance of Americans to embrace this emerging technology has to do with its strong identity as a car-culture.