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Samsung's building the first national network dedicated to smart cities

LoRaWAN hits the big time in Korea<p>Samsung Electronics and SK Telecom just announced plans to build a nationwide network in South Korea to connect the intelligent devices required for the smart cities of the future. It’s hailing the new LoRaWAN-based network as the world’s first for commercial use …

Bosch's all-electric e-kart brings EV speed and serenity to go-kart racing

Following the lead set by the all-electric Formula E racing series, EV tech is coming to karting.<p>Capable of doing 0-to-60 mph in under five seconds …

Who knew a rock-sorting robot could be so mesmerizing?

*Blinks*<p>A couple of artists have teamed up with the Czech-German Future Fund to create a vacuum robot that can sort rocks. The result is much more mesmerizing than that description, I promise.<p>The robot is called Jller, named for the German river where the aforementioned rocks were collected. Jller …

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Likely MH370 Piece Was Left on South African Beach Due to Smell

A retired doctor discovered a likely piece of Malaysia Airlines MH370 on a beach — but left it in the sand because it smelled so bad, local media reported.<p>A photograph of the barnacle-encrusted piece found by Schalk Lückhoff in South Africa was released Tuesday by the Australian Transport Safety …

Airplanes

Airplane Art - United Airlines Boeing 737-700 - Economy Class & Beyond

It’s Sunday again, and time for some more airplane art.<p>This week taxing around its home base of Chicago O’Hare International Airport early in the …

SIA plane takeoff aborted in Seoul after Korean Air plane crosses runway unannounced

SINGAPORE: A Singapore Airlines (SIA) plane bound for San Francisco aborted takeoff at Seoul airport last Thursday (May 5) following instructions …

Small plane crashes onto roof of California building

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed on the roof of a building in Southern California Sunday afternoon, sending one person to the hospital.<p>The single-engine Piper PA-28 went down under unknown circumstances and ended up on top of a state parole building in Pomona, east of Los Angeles.<p>Melanie …

Lilium electric jet: VTOL air travel for the masses?

Combining the vertical take-off capabilities of helicopters and the cruising abilities of fixed-wing aircraft, the Lilium Jet aims to be …

The Stories Behind Some of Last Year's Most Iconic Travel Photos

Each Spring, the Park Avenue Armory is transformed into a brightly-lit fairground for the world's most discerning photography collectors. As the fair …

Awesome Tech You Can't Buy Yet: Inflatable boats, eBike wheels, and a Keurig for tortillas

<i>At any given moment there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll</i> …

We all live downstream – it's time to restore our freshwater ecosystems

Freshwater covers a tiny area of the planet’s surface, but is vital for our economies, environment and, of course, our survival. Yet freshwater is …

Airlines Allow Dogs, Cats To Fly Coach As Thousands Flee Devastating Canadian Wildfire

WestJet and Canadian North have been praised for their generosity.<p>As one of the most catastrophic fires in Canada’s history threatened to engulf their city, more than 80,000 Fort McMurray residents were forced to flee last week -- many of them with just the clothes on their backs.<p>Possessions were …

Fort McMurray

Top 8 Ultra-Long Distance Adventure Runs

Challenge your abilities with these iconic runs through the wilds of America.<p>Trail-running is exploding in popularity, and for good reason. What’s not to like about a sport that requires virtually no equipment—except (maybe) shorts and trail running shoes—and allows you to explore vast mountain …

Hiking

Twelve Tips For Conscientious Air Travellers

I don’t know what it is about air travel, but it certainly brings out the worst in people.<p>I’m sure you’ve experienced what I’m talking about first …

Leave Me Alone

Electric cars for everyone? Most of us aren't buying

Social change can pretty much just happen — witness the explosion in social-media popularity. Or it can be instigated, primarily by government.<p>Some …

Asia's underrated places: 9 great travel attractions | CNN Travel

Travel

Dear travelers to Venezuela: please don’t come visit until you’ve understood these 7 things

1. Venezuela is a cheap destination for foreigners at the moment… as long as they are willing to negotiate in the parallel currency market.<p>In …

Venezuela

MH370 search: flight recorder found in Somalia not from missing plane

Australian officials say the ‘black box’ found washed up on a beach is an older type than that used in MH370<p>A flight recorder found washed up on a Somali beach is not from the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.<p>The orange, spherical object was found on a beach near the coastal town of Gara’ad …

Airplanes

Wind Solar Farms Effect On Local Climate

Soon we may not have to rely on fossil fuels as renewable energy is coming to the fore. As a result of the Paris Agreement, the push is surging …

Renewable Energy

Russia flexes its military might in Syria

<b>Latakia, Syria (CNN) —</b> Despite Russia's claim that it would withdraw most of its forces from Syria, it maintains a strong presence at its airbase near Latakia.<p>While some assets have been removed, others have been added. Here are Russia's main combat assets in Syria.<p>SU-34 Strike Aircraft<p>SU-34 is …

Military

Scientists unveil the strange and wonderful creatures living in the Mariana Trench

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are providing people with a unique insight into life at the deepest part of the Earth's oceans.<p>A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) fitted with a camera is currently scouring parts of the Mariana Trench, feeding back real-time …

The Marine Corps is developing land-borne battlefield robots with flying drone sidekicks

Inside the Warfighting Lab at Quantico, Virigna, the Marine Corps is busy building battlefield robots to operate in independent teams. …

8 innovations that could actually make airplanes more comfortable

The Oscars of the plane cabin, the Crystal Cabin Awards, were held in Hamburg on Tuesday night. This is as gala a gala event as you get in aviation. …

3D-printed hydraulic robot 'can practically walk right out of the printer'

Researchers from MIT have used a new 3D-printing method that works with both solids and liquids to create a six-legged, hydraulically-powered robot. The team from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) created the bot using a commercially-available 3D printer. Several …

3D Printing

Shariah airline under fire for issuing handwritten boarding passes

Rayani Air, Malaysia’s first Shariah-compliant airline, is being investigated over security concerns after handwritten boarding passes were issued on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching.<p>Describing the makeshift travel document as “unbelievable”, Malaysian MP Lau Weng San shared a Facebook photo …

Flying

China Is Firing Its Robot Waiters

Recently, the CEO of Hardee’s opined, as many have in the past, that if the government keeps insisting on driving up that minimum wage, well, they might have to replace human workers with cheaper robots. At the time, we laid out a few rather serious problems with that concept and it turns out that …

BYD claims it makes the world's best electric cars

“If you aren’t first, you’re last.” While that quote may sound familiar, it’s what carmaker BYD is striving for, as explained in its corporate video. …

FAA committee says small drones should be allowed to fly over cities and crowds

If you can prove it won't hurt when it crashes, you can fly it over people<p>A working group commissioned by the Federal Aviation Administration has released a set of recommendations for how small drones should be regulated, opening a path for commercial drone flight over US cities. The report …

Hit the Road With the World's Lightest Aluminum Travel Trailer

547<p>SHARES<p>While tasteful Hollywood stars like Matthew McConaughey pour money into restoring beautiful classic Airstream trailers, Bowlus Road Chief …

RVs

9 Tricks That Will Change How You Use Your iPhone

Forget hammers and screwdrivers — iPhones are the most important tool of our times. But do you wield yours like a pro, or do your thumbs fumble its …