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Polaris' Rugged, Electric, Quiet UTV Off-Roader

  Go Anywhere, 4-Wheel Drive Vehicle                                                                                                     Source:  Polaris Electric, Quiet, Off-Roader If you want to do some fun off-roading that doesn't destroy the peace and quiet of nature, take a look at the all-electric, 4-wheel drive UTV, the Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic.  Polaris is a nearly $10 billion off-roading and snowmobile company based in Medina, Minnesota. Their new XP Kinetic is getting a lot of buzz as a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV).  The company says this vehicle can go virtually anywhere.  It's been specifically engineered for electrification with a battery and electric motor replacing the fuel tank and gas-powered engine of previous versions of the UTV.  The vehicle has no grill because it has no radiator. In the front there are LED lights between the headlights.  The lightbar doubles up as a gauge to let you know the amount of charge the car has taken and how much more it needs t

Important Innovations Collection: Mesobot, Woods Hole Oceanographic's New Robot

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's New Deep Diving Robot Photographer Source: WHOI's  Latest Deep Sea Explorer Bot - Mesobot Mesobot - the Very Quiet Robot that Records Deep Sea Creatures This is an exciting piece of robotic innovation from the distinguished research organization, The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod.  It's a deep sea diving autonomous robot called Mesobot that can explore and photograph very deep sea creatures at depths of thousands of feet with no noise to disturb them.  Its mission can last for 2 days with virtually no human interference. It has just been announced by WHOI.  For a great news blog on this, go to Important Innovations Collection: Mesobot, Woods Hole Oceanographic's New Robot : WHOI's New Deep Sea Photographer Source:  Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution  Mesobot Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHO...