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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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14th October 2019

Singapore exhibition imagines the year 2219

A major exhibition – part of the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration – invites visitors to explore how our world might change over the next 200 years.

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5th September 2019

Samsung predicts life in the year 2069

Six of Britain's leading academics and futurists have collaborated to create a vision of the future in 50 years' time.

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25th August 2019

New model shows how buildings could slash their carbon emissions by 80% by 2050

A combination of energy-efficient technologies, smart building controls, and the electrification of systems that currently use fossil fuels could play a major role in cutting CO2 emissions.

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7th August 2019

Ice-making submarine could help restore Arctic

A recent design competition hosted in Thailand included a geoengineering proposal to help re-freeze the Arctic using fleets of ice-making submarines.

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8th July 2019

An automatic landing system for small aircraft

German researchers have created an onboard, automatic landing system for small aircraft. This can function without the need for any technology on the ground, and could lead to a new era of safer, autonomous flight.

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4th July 2019

Chicago-to-Cleveland hyperloop gets funding from U.S. House of Representatives

The proposed Great Lakes Hyperloop System could allow ultra-fast journeys at 730 mph and pave the way for additional routes throughout the Midwest.

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5th June 2019

KLM unveils futuristic new V-shaped airplane

With improved aerodynamics and reduced weight, a new aircraft design revealed this week could use 20% less fuel than the Airbus A350, today’s most advanced plane.

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22nd May 2019

Self-driving trucks to begin carrying U.S. mail

TuSimple, a self-driving truck company, announced yesterday that the United States Postal Service has awarded it a contract to perform five round trips, for a two-week pilot, hauling USPS trailers more than 1,000 miles.

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27th April 2019

First drone delivery company gains approval in the U.S.

A Google/Alphabet offshoot company, Wing Aviation, has become the first drone delivery service to receive Air Carrier Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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13th April 2019

Floating city concept presented at UN

Architects working alongside a company called Oceanix have presented a concept for floating cities, which could allow people to live sustainably while surviving the effects of climate change.

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