Transport Tech 

Cameras installed at Japanese train station can automatically identify drunken commuters

Driving while intoxicated isn’t the only cause of alcohol-related transportation deaths in Japan. Over half of the 221 passengers who were killed by trains in the country last year were drunk. In an effort to aid these inebriated commuters, Kyobashi station in Osaka isinstalling 46 cameras that automatically scan for signs of drunkenness and alert staff to intervene if necessary. West Japan Railway said that in addition to spotting passengers who are stumbling around the station, the cameras are also programmed to detect commuters who stand on the platform for extended periods of…

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Wireless Gravestone Tech Will Broadcast Your Awesomeness to Posterity

For those people seeking some long-term postmortem respect, you could always go the route of theRoyal Tenenbaum epitaph and have your hyperbolic greatness engraved upon a headstone. But we all know weather eventually gets the better of those words, and besides: Why settle for one measly sentence when you could speak directly to your descendants from beyond the grave? The Objecs company has the answer: RosettaStone “technology enhanced memorial products,” which, preloaded with your autobiographical information, will attach to your grave. From Discovery News: When your great-great-great granddaughter stops by sometime in the…

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Transport Tech 

Ford rolls autonomous and smart tech into new city/road/mountain e-bike

Earlier this year, Ford previewed its Mode:Me and Mode:Pro electric bike concepts. The bikes were envisioned as key components of a multimodal transportation ecosystem that would also incorporate cars and public transit. Recently, it added the Mode:Flex e-bike prototype, which uses the latest wireless and connectivity technologies to integrate further into a coordinated transportation system. The Mode:Me folding commuter bike and Mode:Pro delivery bike concepts were born out of an internal e-bike design competition. Ford revealed them at Mobile World Congress back in March and has continued its research in the area…

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Error fix for long-lived qubits brings quantum computers nearer

By Jacob Aron Useful quantum computers are one step closer, thanks to the latest demonstration of a technique designed to stop them making mistakes. Quantum computers store information as quantum bits, or qubits. Unlike binary bits, which store a 0 or a 1, qubits can hold a mixture of both states at the same time, boosting their computing potential for certain types of problems. But qubits are fragile – their quantum nature means they can’t hold data for long before errors creep in. So researchers wanting to build large-scale computers invented quantum…

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The positive impact of online payment on the Chinese economy

The positive impact of online payment on the Chinese economy Recent years have witnessed the development of digital economics, which has aroused a heated debate on online payment exert impact on the advantageous impact to the economy in China. Under this circumstance, I prefer to analyze this situation. To begin with, payment through the virtual internet has been and is going to promote the specialized division of labor and technological progress and therefore to improve the productivity of the Chinese economy. Digital currency in time and space can connect business…

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Medical Tech 

ARIES M1, a New Compact Clinical Real-Time PCR System

Luminex won clearance from the FDA and European CE-IVD mark of approval to introduce its ARIES M1 real-time PCR system. Designed for smaller clinical labs, the M1 is a lower throughput version of the company’s ARIES system, offering essentially the same features in a smaller package. It can run six samples and up to six different assays simultaneously, extracting, amplifying, and detecting genetic material all on its own once the cartridges are loaded. “In developing the ARIES family of systems, we listened closely to the needs of our customers and crafted…

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大疆无人机在农业上的运用和讨论

大疆无人机在农业上的运用和讨论 技术的更新日新月异,时代带给我们许多更方便的科技,而无人机便是里面值得一说的产品,因为它不仅仅改善了我们的生活,也让农业生产有进一步的提升。大疆,作为整个无人机领域的佼佼者,我便从他开始说起。2015年,大疆发布了他们公司的第一台产品——MG-1 农业植保机. MG-1给整个农业领域以及无人机领域都带来了巨大的影响,然而用户不只是关心的是MG-1这个产品本身,更多的是怎样与传统农作方式的衔接并且开拓出了一种全新的工作模式进而对未来无人机的改进作出想法。 在传统的农药喷洒方式中,农民大多会使用一些手提式喷洒设备,但是这样的农作方式通常会影响菜苗的发育以及对人体造成伤害. 而大疆无人机设备却能解决这一系列痛点,农民们仅需要一人就可以对整片农田进行作业,而传统的农业需要多人,多机械,长时间. 这无疑会耗费大量的人力物力成本,而无人机毫无疑问可以减少大部分花在农业机器(尤其是喷洒设备)上的成本.这大大提高了工作效率(约40-50倍的人工效率)并且减少了农民的农作压力. 在2018,中国农业无人机保有量突破2万大关,年度作业面积突破1亿亩次,但问题也接踵而至,无人机尚且还算是个新兴领域,尤其是对于初次踏入农业领域的大疆. 如何做到无人机的广泛化使用成为了大疆需要面对的主要问题. 在中国,大部分的农民的受教育程度并不高(高中以上文化程度仅占11.62%),所以学习无人机的成本也会因此变高.其次,无人机的在农业上的涉足领域暂时还过于狭窄,大疆需要拓展无人机的功能,例如运用红外技术实时监测土壤湿度和温度以及特定时间的自动化收割.为了让无人机做到真正的无人农作,大疆可以通过激光脉冲对农场地形进行地理分析,并让电脑进行运算做到误差不大的自动判断系统,或是做出更简单的范围系统。进而使用通讯技术控制技术对更多农业设备进行联动以及操作。只需要使用者告诉无人机需要管理的区域,无人机便可以自动分析出最有效的处理办法,分析以及控制农业设备对这片区域进行播种,施肥,灌溉,除虫甚至收割。 时至今日,大疆在农业领域已经进行了大量的拓展,他们的新型产品也做出了播撒系统以及地形绘制来帮助农民进行更好的农作. 其次他们也尝试和当地政府合作来分配技术人员对农民进行无人机的科普以及教学来使无人机被更广泛的使用. 希望在不久的将来,我们会看见中国农业的全面无人机化 王威棋

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Quantum processor for single photons

Scientists have realized a photon-photon logic gate via a deterministic interaction with a strongly coupled atom-resonator system. “Nothing is impossible!” In line with this motto, physicists from the Quantum Dynamics Division of Professor Gerhard Rempe (director at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics) managed to realise a quantum logic gate in which two light quanta are the main actors. The difficulty of such an endeavour is that photons usually do not interact at all but pass each other undisturbed. This makes them ideal for the transmission of quantum information,…

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Other Tech 

Packable device keeps mosquitoes away in the boonies

Beyond heated insoles, Thermacell makes a variety of battery-powered gadgets for outdoor lovers, among them a line of mosquito repellers. The company is preparing to launch a lighter, more compact repeller designed to go deeper into the wilderness. The packable Backpacker Repeller drops Thermacell’s mosquito-fighting technology into your pack so you can easily carry it to even the most faraway backcountry destinations. We’ve used one of Thermacell’s larger repeller lanterns and can say that it’s an absolute pleasure. Thermacell claims 96 percent effectiveness against mosquitoes, black flies and other pesky flying…

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10 Ways Virtual Reality Is Revolutionizing Medicine and Healthcare

When people experience virtual reality for the first time, a common reaction is to start imagining all the different uses the technology might hold. Even within one industry, healthcare, the potential is open-ended. The good thing is that scientists and medical professionals have been at the drawing board for years now, developing and implementing virtual reality in ways that can help them train, diagnose, and treat in myriad situations. Here are just ten of the use cases that are currently in practice and continually developing as the technology itself develops…

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