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20th September 2020

Device captures microplastic pollution from tyre wear

A new wheel-fitted device by technology startup, The Tyre Collective, could help to reduce both air and plastic pollution produced from vehicles.

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6th August 2020

Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 aircraft design

Aerospace company Virgin Galactic has announced a first stage design scope for the build of a new aircraft capable of reaching speeds of Mach 3 (3,700 km/h, or 2,300 mph).

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29th July 2020

Virgin Galactic reveals SpaceShipTwo cabin interior

British aerospace and space travel company Virgin Galactic today revealed the cabin interior of its SpaceShipTwo vehicle – VSS Unity.

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6th July 2020

U.S. autonomous freight network planned for 2023-2024

TuSimple has announced a plan for the world's first Autonomous Freight Network (AFN) – consisting of autonomous trucks, digital mapped routes, terminals, and automated operations monitoring.

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14th June 2020

New EV battery lasts for 1.2 million miles

Chinese company, Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. (CATL), this week announced a new battery technology that could revolutionise the electric vehicle market.

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3rd May 2020

Hong Kong International Airport deploys advanced technology to fight COVID-19

Hong Kong is applying the latest disinfection technologies – including airlock-style channels, invisible surface coatings and autonomous cleaning robots – to protect airport staff and passengers from COVID-19 infection.

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13th February 2020

Giant dams could protect Northwestern Europe from rising sea levels

A pair of giant dams, completely enclosing the North Sea, could protect up to 25 million Europeans from rising sea levels, according to a new study.

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12th February 2020

A bridge linking Scotland and Northern Ireland?

The UK government is studying the feasibility of a Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge. If built, the project would be the most significant of its kind in the British Isles since the early 1990s, when the Channel Tunnel linked England and France.

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11th February 2020

5,000 self-driving delivery vehicles approved by U.S. regulators

The U.S. Department of Transport has given permission for Nuro Inc. to deploy up to 5,000 self-driving delivery vehicles across the country.

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27th December 2019

Volkswagen accelerates production of electric cars

Volkswagen will achieve its goal of 1 million electric cars per year two years earlier than planned – turning out a million battery-powered cars by 2023, instead of 2025. The company has also presented a future concept for autonomous charging via mobile robots.

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11th December 2019

First cross-country commercial freight run by a self-driving truck

Plus.ai has announced its first coast-to-coast commercial freight run, in collaboration with food company Land O'Lakes.

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10th November 2019

Zero carbon "mini digital city" to begin construction

Bleutech Park, a new mixed-use development within Las Vegas, will feature a range of futuristic and sustainable technologies.

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18th October 2019

Autonomous ship to cross the Atlantic next year

Marine researchers are building an unmanned, fully-autonomous ship that will cross the Atlantic in 2020, on the 400th anniversary of the original Mayflower voyage.

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