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NASA's Perseverance Looking at Mars

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  New, Spectacular Detailed Photos of the Red Planet                                                       Source:  NASA Mastcam-Z, Two Camera System on Mars NASA's Perseverance Mars rover is sending back first-of-a-kind, detailed pictures of Mars.  The images are coming from Perseverance's Mastcam-Z camera system.  It's part of the highly advanced technologies which NASA has built into the Perseverance rover Mars mission, which are creating a series of historic space firsts. Search For Ancient Life on Mars The pictures beaming back from Mars are being taken within the 28 mile wide Jezero Crater, where researchers say a river delta existed billions of years ago.  It is a very promising location to search for ancient microbial life on Mars.  Searching for ancient Martian life is a primary mission for Perseverance and the Mastcam-Z system serves as the technological eyes of the search. Highly Advanced Camera Technology Mastcam-Z is a two camera system that can zoom in, focus,

EV That's 2 Forms of Transit

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  EV and Motorized Unicycles                                        Source:  LADA L-ego EV Designed for Travel in Megacities The very futuristic looking LADA L-ego EV concept is designed to deliver multiple ways to travel around megacities.  It is a sleek, 2 seater, with zero emissions.  Incredibly, the two back wheels are removable unicycles.  The driver and passenger can remove the unicycles, which are motorized, and continue their journey on them, leaving the car parked.  The front wheels contain centrifugal fans that clean the vehicle's airspace through a filtration system.   Universal Form of Transportation The futuristic vehicle was designed by Gleb Danilov during an internship at LADA Design Studio in Tolylatti, Samara Oblast Russia.  The designer calls it a universal form of transportation for people getting around megacities.  It enables you to drive into the city, park the vehicle and then takeoff on the motorized unicycle.  This state of the art concept vehicle is a look

Porsche & Electric Supercars

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  Rimac Concept 2                                                  Source:  Rimac All Electric, Semi-Autonomous Hypercars Germany based luxury car maker Porsche is betting big money on and has big plans for Croatian supercar manufacturer Rimac Automobili.  Rimac is known for its Concept 2, a fully electric, semi-autonomous supercar sportscar that can hit speeds of 258 mph.  The EV runs on four electric engines and according to Rimac "is alive with technology". Financing Round Porsche is participating in a funding round in which Rimac will raise between $157 million and $181 million.  Porsche already owns a 15.5% stake in Rimac.  Porsche is considering raising its stake in the electric supercar maker to just under 50%.  Intense negotiations are currently underway between Rimac and Porsche.  The deal would include the transfer of Porsche's supercar line Bugatti to Rimac.  Porsche CEO Oliver Blume feels the two are a great technological and automotive innovation fit. Rimac I

Advanced Tech With Big Learning Impact

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  New Tech Education Tools                             Source: Online Class During COVID On-Demand Learning Artificial intelligence and virtual reality are predicted to have a profound impact on how children and adults learn and absorb new information.  New research suggests the big benefit is that the new technologies have the capability to personalize from data analysis the specific educational content and needs for individual students. Experts say with the prevalence of virtual remote learning due to COVID-19,  artificial intelligence and virtual reality have the potential of disrupting the traditional models of both teaching and learning for the greater good. Big Data Driven With the help of big data, these new technologies can track individual and group learning patterns.  And based on the data and analysis, they can create customized tools to solve individual students' learning issues and opportunities for teachers to implement. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Technolog

New Solar Electric Vehicle To Drive

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  New EV Has Strong Funding Source:  Aptera Very Close to Production Aptera, the San Diego based electric vehicle maker, has landed $4 million in fresh funding to bankroll production of its 3 wheeled, solar electric EV by the end of 2021.  Aptera is a unique, sleek and highly efficient new form of personal mobility.  The electric vehicle seats two, operates on 3 wheels, can hit speeds of 110 mph and promises to be ultra efficient with a 1,000 mile range.  It already has netted 7,000 orders to buy it in just two months.  That adds up to $250 million in orders.  The company says it is driven by the power of the Sun and depending upon where you live and how much you drive, you may never have to give it a charge.  Bottom-line:  solar power alone can power the EV for 45 miles per day. Solar Panel Roof The Aptera is designed for energy efficiency. It has solar roof panels to pull in energy from the sun.  Depending on the size of the battery in the vehicle, you can get 1,000 miles of range on

Top Education Robot For Kids - ROYBI

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  AI Powered, Educational Robot Lessons in STEM, Languages and More ROYBI is an AI powered, robot teacher for kids 3 to 7 years old.  It is a Time Magazine Best Innovation winner.  The robotic educational instructor comes with over 500 free lessons, 73 free categories, age appropriate content and 40 free stories and songs.  ROYBI is particularly good at helping kids to learn a new language and STEM disciplines. Robot Toy Learning Tool ROYBI looks like a cute little alien toy but it offers powerful AI enabled learning tools.  The robot uses machine learning and customizes its lessons and responses to each child's unique style of learning.  The robot can even recognize the child's emotional reactions and provide content like a story or song that the child will particularly enjoy.  It is priced under $200.00 and is being distributed worldwide. ROYBI Now Speaks Mandarin Chinese ROYBI lists operating headquarters in San Jose, CA and Shenzhen, China.  The company calls ROYBI a virtua

Audi's Electric & Autonomous Car Concept For the Future

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  With Last Mile Mobility Solutions                                          Source:  Audi Neo-Bauhaus A Future Car With Everything Audi has created a car concept for an amazing travel future.  The car is all-electric and fully autonomous.  Importantly, it also provides solutions for the last mile of the journey.  The Audi Neo-Bauhaus has big enough trunk space to carry a bike or e-scooter.  During the last mile or so of the journey, should you get stuck in a nasty traffic jam, you can pull out your bike and pedal to your destination.  The car waits for the traffic to clear and then drives itself to a parking spot.  If it is programmed to go to a charging station, then it will be charged and ready to go when the driver returns. Designed For Generation Y The Audi Neo-Bauhaus concept was designed for Audi by freelance designer Simon Grytten.  He says the vehicle was created for Generation Y, those 25 to 40 years old who love innovation and want the "Next Big Thing".  The concep