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DateDate: 8-05-2019, 05:56

On Tuesday, May 7, the first electric highway eHighway was launched in the German federal state of Hesse. It is reported by The Local. The 5-kilometer test track was commissioned on the A5 between Langen and Weiterstadt, south of Frankfurt. The project called Elisa is tested in real traffic conditions by five logistics companies. Several times a day, five trucks on a diesel engine equipped with an additional electric motor will drive along the new road. As can be seen in the photo, specially designed trucks can be charged while driving under the established wires. The goal of the project is to collect and analyze data that may lead to project deployment in other parts of the project. During the experiment, experts pay attention to how an electric autobahn affects other transport and how it pollutes the air. Project developers believe that electric trucks will not have a negative impact on traffic. The Federal Ministry of the Environment has allocated EUR 14.6 million for the construction of the electric highway, and EUR 15.3 million has been allocated for its testing, which will last until the end of 2022. More than 70 million euros were spent on the development of hybrid trucks. Over the construction of the electric road worked truck manufacturer Scania, together with Volkswagen and Siemens. In total, three eHighway projects are being implemented in the country: in addition to Hesse, such autobahns will also be launched in Schleswig-Holstein and Baden-Württemberg.
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DateDate: 7-05-2019, 05:56

Engineer Ruben Brewer of the American Research Institute SRI International has created a prototype of a robot that can replace a policeman while checking driver’s documents on the road, N + 1 writes.
The robot is fixed on a telescopic bar along the left side of the patrol car, and after the car stops, the bar is pushed forward so that the robot can be opposite the driver's window. In this case, a special bar with spikes under the bottom of the car unfolds if the violator tries to escape from the police.
It is worth noting that to interact with the driver, the police officer uses the screen and camera, as well as a scanner for documents and a printer.
According to the engineer, the use of a robot will reduce the likelihood of conflict, as well as help protect officers from injury and death in the event that a criminal with a weapon turns out to be driving a stopped vehicle.
By the way, according to the information provided by the creator of the robot, about 100 drivers and patrolmen die each year as a result of such conflicts on the US roads.

DateDate: 6-05-2019, 06:00

Despite the fact that passenger-type air vehicles have existed for more than a hundred years, they still rely on a rather old and limited technical concept using so-called control surfaces. These surfaces are various flaps, protrusions, ailerons and other elements on the outside of the wings and the body of the aircraft, with which it manages to maneuver in the air, controlling the flow of air passing through these elements. However, experts from the company BAE Systems were able to create an absolutely unprotected type of prototype aircraft without these elements.
So far, the project is called Wing Circulation Control and was created in collaboration with aviation engineering professionals from the University of Manchester. The prototype is a flat plane with a single wing span without additional elements, which is controlled and maneuvers in the airspace using special high-speed air dampers with jet engines located behind.
These flaps release compressed air and distribute it over the entire surface of the wing of the aircraft, thereby providing it with a truly high level of mobility and maneuverability, and all this is done at a completely autonomous level, without the participation of third-party pilots or operators. Many have already managed to christen the project as a “patchwork” aircraft, but this does not in any way diminish its importance and flight efficiency - and therefore it is worth noting that Wing Circulation Control has really great chances to be realized later as a full-fledged commercial project.
In addition, the developers themselves are confident that if they succeed in following the originally designated plan, then very soon the aircraft will serve as the main base for the assembly of new experimental aircraft. And this may in the near future even change the very concept of the flight of such transports.

DateDate: 5-05-2019, 05:18

The lie detector is a really interesting device, with the help of which specialists have been able to repeatedly reveal these or other frauds or crimes. However, the modern type of lie detector does not already include a polygraph, as before, but a functional MRI machine, which makes device deception even more difficult - but not in the opinion of researchers from the University of Plymouth in the USA. Today, a team of researchers presented their test results, during which she tried to deceive the modern type of lie detector - and not without some success in this regard. As it turned out, the main role here is played by two interesting techniques of deception.
The operation of a functional magnetic resonance tomogram is based on the analysis of the condition and blood flow to those brain areas that are responsible for trying to hide the release of information about the question or object being asked - on this basis, researchers may indicate that a person is most likely lying about the question asked . However, as for the two new techniques of deception of a lie detector, they generally relate to deception of the so-called “superficial judgment”, in which a person interrogated on a lie detector can concentrate on something completely foreign, as suggested by the first deception technique , or on something superficial, but related to the subject matter, as evidenced by the second technique of deception.
Thus, even if a person gives out a certain part of truthful information about the question being asked, he can still hide a lot of details, replacing one object with another in his thinking - although this requires some cognitive practice, scientists say that in this way deceive the detector lies are even possible.
This was confirmed by their own research into checking a lie detector with the help of both techniques - however, they still note the fact that it is most likely to withstand both techniques if the functionality of an MRI machine inside almost any modern lie detector is enhanced.

DateDate: 4-05-2019, 05:52
A British startup has developed a technology that will help clear the air and feed those in need.
startup system Arborea
Reports about it naked-science, transfers Sotsportal.
“The Arborea system includes growing microscopic plants — microalgae or phytoplankton — on structures like solar panels that can be installed on the ground, in buildings and other objects to improve air quality,” the author noted.
During photosynthesis, these plants remove carbon dioxide from the air, while simultaneously generating oxygen. According to the startup site, just one acre of their system in terms of air purification is equivalent to 100 acres of trees.
Arborea will work with experts from Imperial College London to develop new innovative technologies that experts hope will improve air quality in the UK capital. The institution will provide funding to a company created by former student Julian Melchiorri to develop a pilot system for growing on the campus in White City, an area in west London.
- The Arborea BioSolar system aims to revolutionize air quality in London and around the world. Our administration plans to be the first to place them in our area: we are determined that Hammersmith and Fulham will lead the way in cleaning up polluted air. This advanced biotechnology is the latest and most radical innovation introduced in the White-City biotechnology center. Imperial campus experts are already changing the world and showing what can be achieved when the world's leading academic institution and business come together to pave the way and develop a local economy that works for everyone, ”says Hammersmith and Fulham Head Office in London, Stephen Cowan ).
It is noteworthy that air purification is only one of the advantages of the BioSolar Leaf technology: microscopic plants also produce organic protein, which Arborea experts extract and use to create plant foods.
“When I founded Arborea, my goal was to fight climate change and at the same time address critical issues related to the food system.” Our pilot project will produce environmentally friendly food additives, while at the same time cleaning the air, releasing oxygen and removing carbon dioxide from the environment. This will provide an opportunity to fully utilize the benefits of BioSolar Leaf from Arborea in actual operating conditions and will help unleash the full potential of the technology, ”said Arborea CEO Julian Melihorri in a published press release.
Air pollution is considered a serious problem worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 4.2 million people die each year due to air pollution, and 91 percent of the world's population lives in areas where air quality does not meet WHO's regulatory limits.