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US Freight Railroads to Spend $22 Bln

US Freight Railroads to Spend $22 Bln

US Freight Railroads to Spend $22 Billion on Infrastructure in 2017 U.S. freight railroads are projected to spend an estimated $22 billion to maintain and upgrade the nation’s private rail network in 2017, according to the rail industry’s trade group, the Association of American Railroads (AAR). “This year’s private network spending—a combination of capital expenditures and maintenance—is part of a […]

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Self-driving boats

Self-driving boats

Self-driving boats will soon be setting sail Move over, self-driving cars – self-sailing boats are here. “Autonomous systems can take on dangerous or dull tasks,” says Commander Peter Pipkin, fleet robotics officer for the Royal Navy. “They allow us to employ personnel to deliver most benefit.” Say ahoy! to three of our favourite craft. Saildrone These self-sailing trimarans use 13 […]

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Neutrality fear over Trump appointee

Neutrality fear over Trump appointee

Neutrality fear over Trump appointee President Donald Trump has chosen Ajit Pai as the new head of the US Federal Communications Commission, the government agency which regulates telecoms issues. The appointment has raised concerns among internet rights activists that laws ensuring net neutrality are now under threat. Net neutrality is the term given to the view that all traffic on […]

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‘How we built India’s biggest robot company’

‘How we built India’s biggest robot company’

How we built India’s biggest robot company In 2008, engineering student Samay Kohli wanted to build a humanoid robot, but his professor told him it would not be possible. Along with his fellow student Akash Gupta, not only did they achieve that task, but they have also built GreyOrange, a multi-national robotics company based in India and operating across Asia. […]

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20 safest airlines in the world

20 safest airlines in the world

These are the 20 safest airlines in the world Despite some recent tragedies, air travel is still one of the safest forms of transportation around. In fact, according to Australian consumer-aviation website AirlineRatings.com, 2016 was the second safest year in the history of commercial aviation, after 2013. AirlineRatings.com recently released a list of the 20 safest airlines selected from a pool […]

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BMW committed to a new plant

BMW committed to a new plant

BMW ‘absolutely committed’ to a new Mexican plant BMW has told the BBC that it is “absolutely” committed to a new plant in Mexico despite Donald Trump’s hostility to imported cars. The president-elect has threatened to impose a “border” tax on firms that make cars in Mexico for the US market. BMW is spending $1bn on a plant in Mexico, […]

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