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World's Fastest, Electric, Autonomous Car
World's 1st Electrified, Autonomous Hypercar
Source: Geneva Auto Show 2018
Rimac's C Two: World's Fastest Car
Croatian startup Rimac, with the financial backing of Porsche, Kia and Hyundai, has developed the world's first electrified, autonomous hypercar, the limited edition C Two. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Auto Show as a concept close to production. It received great reviews and orders for the $2 million vehicle sold out in record time. The company is now closing in on delivering those orders by late 2020. Porsche has at least a 15% investment stake in Rimac.
Loaded with Highly Advanced Technology: Electric and Level 4 Autonomous
The vehicle has four electric motors that deliver 1,914 horsepower. It may be the world's fastest car. Rimac says in 1.85 seconds it accelerates from 0 to 60 mph. To go autonomous, the technology suite includes 6 radar sensors, lidar, 8 cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors. All of that technology delivers Level 4, hands free driving. The tech for Level 4 driving generates 8 terabytes per hour. Rimac CEO Mate Rimac says he and his engineering team used detailed computer simulations to design the car.
17 Prototypes and Back to Geneva Auto Show 2020
The Rimac team has created 17 different prototypes which they're testing around the world to pull together a vehicle with the best performing components in it. The final prototype will be unveiled at the 2020 Geneva Auto Show. And, the 150 pre-ordered vehicles will be delivered by late 2020.
Superstar Robot Packers Superstar Customers
The Italian packaging company CMC in the medieval town of Citta di Castello has robot machines at the cutting edge of 2019 filling some very big orders for big clients and it delivers. The robotic packaging machine is called CartonWrap. It can box and seal 600 to 1000 items of every shape and size every hour, 24/7, including in tailor made boxes. Clients of the automated packaging machines include Amazon, Walmart and Gucci.
Big Business in Italy
CMC and CartonWrap are one of 630 companies in Italy making automated packaging machines. This is the new robotic, automated economy and it is one of Italy's fastest growing industries. In fact, the sector is accelerating 9X's faster than the overall Italian economy. It's another example of robotic technology cutting time, costs and in this case packaging waste and creating a whole new avenue of global business that's a disruptor.
1st Test for CTE, Sports-Related, Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Living
Breakthrough Research and Discoveries by Boston University Scientists
CTE is the danger for players inherent in any contact sport. Repeated hard hits to and rattling of the
head in the course of games taking a cumulative toll and resulting in traumatic brain injury CTE which is a fatal disease. Until now, there was no way to detect it in the living. The only reference points for doctors were changes in mood and behavior in the patient following a bad hit to the head and concussion.. But now, there is a brain scan test to detect the abnormal protein tau which is an indicator that the disease condition is present. It's an important breakthrough just announced by scientists at Boston University. For a great news blog, go to Important Innovations Collection: Breakthrough on CTE Brain Injuries from Sports: First Test for CTE in the Living Source: Stock Image Game-changing Discovery by Boston University…
New Invention: Tablet Toothpaste "Change Toothpaste" Potentially Cuts 900 Million Plastic Toothpaste Tube Throwaways Per Year
Tubes of toothpaste aren't something you think about but their impact on the global environment is hugely negative. 900 million toothpaste tubes are discarded into oceans and landfills globally every year. Importantly, it takes 500 years for them to breakdown, which means virtually every toothpaste tube created is still discarded someplace in the world. And, the tubes, which contain multiple layers of plastic, polymers and resins, can't be recycled. A company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada just came up with a solution in the form of tablet toothpaste.
"Paste with No Waste"
Entrepreneurs Mike Medicoff and Damien Vince are the inventors and founders of CHANGE Toothpaste. Their tablet toothpaste is an all natural vegan substance that works just like toothpaste but has no harsh chemicals. You pop the pill in your mouth, cr…