Drone Wars: DHL wants to test package drone in Germany
Drones are hip these days. Just like Amazon and UPS, DHL is testing drones as a way to deliver packages. An internal announcement reveals that the “Paketkopter” will deliver packages to the DHL headquarters from 09.12. to 13.12.2013 in Bonn, heise.de reports.
Employees can choose from a list of nine common cold medicines. The drone will fly off in a pharmacy (distance: 2,7km) between 12am and 2pm and cross the Rhine in a straight line.
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Who will be first!?!? I’m on the edge of my seat!
“There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013
New footage of that crazy hexagon on Saturn’s north pole from the spacecraft Cassinni
Though 90% of U.S. households pay to receive as many as 180 channels, the average number of channels viewers watch has remained static at 18 for the past few years.
Based on 2012 viewing levels, allowing consumers to choose their own channel packages would end up killing 124 networks. — What Breaking Apart The TV Bundle Would Cost You (via courtenaybird)
Volvo to Put 100 Driverless Cars on Streets of Gothenburg | World Future Society -
December 2, 2013 - The pilot project goes by the name "Drive Me" and will involve 100 autonomous self-piloting vehicles to be let loose on Gothenburg’s streets in 2017. Volvo is working with the Swedish Transport Administration and Gothenburg, population 491,000, Sweden’s second largest city.
got the internet up in my new apartment! i feel so at home despite the fact that i don’t have any furniture or a bed haha
Scientists, like Joe Hanson of It’s Okay to be Smart are quitting their day jobs and heading to YouTube! What do you think about that?
Well, I’m glad you asked, because I happen to think it’s pretty awesome.
Direct to consumer education
A look at the future of data security,
“The last decade has been about sharing. The next decade will be about protecting.” - Dave Pell. (via On Data Horticulture - Big Think)
Experiencing this at the moment:
The Borowitz Report: Hubble Telescope Sends Back Annoying Stream of Selfies
HOUSTON (The Borowitz Report)—NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, whose mission is to capture images that help scientists better understand the universe, has instead spent much of the past several weeks transmitting an annoying series of self-portraits, NASA scientists confirmed today.
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Photograph by NASA.
Lovn this title
Best question I’ve read in a while.
Robo-Friends: The Emotional Distance Between Humans And Robots Is Shrinking
As robots advance, it’s going to get harder and harder for people to remain detached.
Full Story: Fastcoexist
only a couple hours left to see my piece on Rhizome