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World's First Self-Fixing Plastic Rebuilds Itself

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September 17, 2013
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Scientists in Spain say they've developed the world's first self-healing polymer that can spontaneously heal, repair and rebuild itself without any pressure, lite or temperature change. Jen Markham has the story.


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Self-Driving Cars Are Here: Watch the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class Drive Itself

Self-Driving Cars Are Here: Watch the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class Drive Itself

TFL Car (Aug. 21, 2013) — The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class can drive itself...not all of the time and not at every speed but in stop and go traffic under 18 MPH this car can and will drive itself.That means that the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class will drive itself in stop and go traffic which is perhaps the best time for a car to be autonomous. In another fun and informative TFLcar Technical demonstration Roman goes for a ride in the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and demonstrates how the car can drive itself. This is real real and usable new self-driving technology that you can buy today.
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Google's Self-Driving Car Has No Steering Wheel or Pedals

Google's Self-Driving Car Has No Steering Wheel or Pedals

TheStreet (May 28, 2014) — Google is unveiling its own prototype of a self-driving car in which there's no steering wheel or pedals. Instead, the electric-powered car is driven solely through computers and sensors. The only manual controls are a stop/go button and an emergency button. Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving project said in a blog post that safety was the most important aspect of designing the prototype. He says the self-driving cars have sensors that remove blind spots and are able to detect objects that are more than two football fields away. The first vehicles have speed capped at 25 miles per hour. Inside, just two seats with seatbelts and a screen that show the route. Video provided by TheStreet
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Self-Parking Car Unveiled at Las Vegas Tech Fair

Self-Parking Car Unveiled at Las Vegas Tech Fair

AFP (Jan. 9, 2014) — A Range Rover Evoque with Valeo self-parking technology parks itself with no driver during a demonstration, at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 8, 2014.
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Taiwan Turns Plastic Junk Into Wearable Goods

Taiwan Turns Plastic Junk Into Wearable Goods

AFP (Mar. 1, 2013) — Some 40 people stand ankle-deep in used plastic bottles in the yard of a recycling station in Taipei, stamping them flat in the first step of a process that will transform the junk into usable goods.
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