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University marching squad totally nails this 3D countdown sequence

Mashable

When a marching team nails a routine, it's so satisfying to watch. The students at Inner Mongolia University performed this incredible sequence after graduating from military training -- a compulsory module for college kids in China. They spell out the name of their university, and numbers like "60," to commemorate the school's 60th anniversary. A kinda neat 2005 Honda Civic secret feature will make you say'Oh, alright' World's first VR brain surgery film will satisfy your scientific curiosity


UMaine Chosen to Lead Transportation Research in Region

U.S. News

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday it will award the university $14 million over the next five years to create the University Transportation Center. WABI-TV reports UMaine will lead a coalition of six universities in New England to conduct research on the challenges facing the future of the national transportation system.


Louisiana teen aims to fly around the world, set record for youngest

The Japan Times

MONROE, LOUISIANA – A Louisiana teenager has begun his effort to become the youngest pilot to circumnavigate the globe. The News Star reports Mason William Andrews took off Sunday from the Monroe Regional Airport. Andrews is 18 years and about four months old. The flight should take between 30 and 40 days, so he's got a chance to beat the record of Lachlan Smart, an Australian, who completed his flight in 2016 at the age of 18 years, 7 months and 21 days. Andrews says weather is his biggest concern.


University of Alberta gets real money for artificial intelligence

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Schaeffer and his team have their hands in a staggering range of AI projects, including developing self-driving cars that can navigate winter roads, image processing to better pinpoint the location of brain tumours, and using Netflix data to better predict what movies someone will want to watch in the future.


NSW driverless shuttle completes first passenger trip

ZDNet

The New South Wales government has welcomed the first passengers on its Driverless Smart Shuttle at Sydney Olympic Park, with the service set to officially start next week, marking stage two of the state's driverless trial. Through its Smart Innovation Centre -- a hub for the "collaborative" research and development of safe and efficient emerging transport technology -- the NSW government in August last year partnered with HMI Technologies, NRMA, Telstra, IAG, and the Sydney Olympic Park Authority to conduct a two-year trial of the shuttle. Legislation was passed alongside the formation of the hub to approve trials of automated vehicles. The hub has since added the University of Technology Sydney, to enable the NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight. The legislation allows government to partner with industry, researchers, and universities to be a testing ground for automated vehicles, with the trial touted as bringing driverless cars a step closer to reality in Australia.