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Toyota Building City in Japan
Global Automaker to Build Autonomous, Green City in Japan
Source: Toyota's Woven City
New Test Ground for Latest Technology
This is another breakthrough global innovation development for investors to explore. Toyota is building what it calls "Woven City". It's a futuristic city powered by the latest technologies to be built at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Ground is going to be broken in 2021. Toyota has selected renowned Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, who designed 2 World Trade Center and the new Google headquarters, to design the new city.
Woven City will serve as a test ground for Toyota's emerging tech lab, the Toyota Research Institute to help shape the future of cities. The city will be powered by solar panels and hydrogen fuel cells. Driving will be autonomous. Homes will be equipped with robots. Underground robots will provide package delivery services. Self-driving electric vehicles will shuttle people around town. Self-driving EVs will also deliver food and service retail organizations.
Novel Travel Systems
As a global automotive leader, Toyota has designed three rings around the circumference of the city. The outermost ring is a lane for autonomous vehicles. The second lane will be for micromobility vehicles like bikes and scooters, as well for use by pedestrians. And, the innermost ring will be a "park-like promenade" for pedestrians. It's Toyota vision into the future of global cities that are green, autonomous and robotic. And it is soon to be built as a real test ground for building the urban future. For a sample read of journalist Ed Kane's latest book "Investing in Disruptive Innovations", go to https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B083LGWYWK&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_iXlgEbX1PRBDT
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…