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Hyundai's 1st Luxury SUV with AR
Genesis GV80 2020
Available in South Korea, Coming to US
Hyundai's Genesis GV80 is the South Korean automaker's first luxury SUV. Of great interest, it has an advanced augmented reality navigation system with displays to help the driver better understand the road. The vehicle has concept car styling and a 14.5 inch infotainment screen. It's available in South Korea and will be coming to the US this summer.
Loaded with Advanced Technology
The GV80 has three rows of seats and is loaded with technology including a new system that detects driver drowsiness or inattention behind the wheel. It also has a handwriting recognition interface and advanced safety features. It packs a 3.0-litre turbocharged, 6 cylinder, diesel engine. When it reaches the US, gas engine options will be available.
The SUV is designed to be quiet. The engines can hardly be heard because the vehicle has a noise cancelling system. The system calculates road noise and emits opposite sound waves to cancel the noise.
Super Bowl 2020
Hyundai is going all out with this luxury SUV to compete against BMW and Mercedes models. They will be advertising the GV80 on Super Bowl 2020 with singer John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen as stars on their ads. Next year, Hyundai says it will introduce a smaller crossover version and an electric version of the GV80.
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…
DARPA's Biostasis Program Aims "To Slow Life to Save Life"
The program is to buy extra time for soldiers' battlefield injuries as they await medical care. DARPA, the Pentagon's Advanced Research Projects Agency, is working to develop treatments that slow down the body's biochemical reactions, tipping it into a slowed or suspended state until medical help arrives. For those critically injured, time is a matter of life and death.
Biological Suspended State
This program is inspired by nature. Wood frogs and microscopic creatures called "water bears" can survive extreme radiation, dehydration and freezing. They do so by entering a state called cryptobiosis. All metabolic processes appear to have stopped but the organism is still alive.
Long Term Research
This DARPA program is just getting started. They're beginning at the cell and tissue level. Then they'll scale up to the whole organism. It will be considered a success when it sl…