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The increased urge for on-demand, autonomous and electric vehicles will transform life in the cities. It is projected that by 2030, more than 90% of passengers will travel by cars owned by tech companies like Uber and Lyft (except they won’t likely be a human driver on it) - making the service a lot cheaper than buying and maintaining an own car.
Parking spaces take up to a third of the landmass of many cities today, where traditional cars spend up to 96% of their time. Autonomous vehicles will travel more than 100,000 miles a year, reducing the number of passenger vehicles on the roads by 80%. For example, Los Angeles will have enough vacant space to fit three cities the size of San Francisco!
A cleaner and smarter flow of electric cars will also mean lower pollution numbers and more space for green parks, walkable streets and communal spaces - as electric vehicles can form a smart web of vehicles that are aware of each other and of the people around them. It is projected that traffic jams and accidents will mostly disappear.
Also, electricity is far less expensive than gasoline and has a more stable price, costing less than half as much to travel the same distance in an electric vehicle than in a conventional one. Regarding pollution, electric vehicles generate half the emissions of conventional gasoline cars, even when pollution coming from battery manufacturing is accounted for.
Whether it’s to save the environment or your pocket, it’s a reality that electric vehicles are the cars of the future that will come to stay! Are you ready for your next ride?
The more you cook, the healthier you live. Today’s world might demand so much of our daily time that we never seem to find the right amount of time to cook something by ourselves, and prefer picking something up at a restaurant or make a home delivery. But the reality is that people who frequently cook dinner at home consume fewer calories than those who cook less.
Those who frequently cook at home (6-7 times a week) consume fewer calories than when they go out for dinner. For example, adults who cook dinner at home only once per week end up consuming over 2,300 calories per day (including 84 grams of fat and 135 grams of sugar) - while home-cooking enthusiasts eat at least 150 fewer calories.
Cooking can also become a relaxing and liberating activity that people can enjoy whether by themselves or with company. They can find personal satisfaction in cooking as well as a feeling of accomplishment while disconnecting from their daily routine - cooking can give great pleasure to a person, and no longer becomes a chore.
The good part about cooking is that there is a never-ending list of recipes which range in difficulty and experience. Cooking skills improve as people become more comfortable preparing individual and simple recipes. It is actually easier than most people think, and it can drastically improve your health and can be even cheaper and more fun than eating out!
Think of some of your favorite dishes you’ve eaten at a restaurant at one point in time and try recreating it. At the very least, you’ll come out with a fun story for your next real dinner party!
Most of us will never forget a scene in Star Wars, when Luke Skywalker lost an arm during a fight and a few scenes later we see him moving his fingers again – a robotic arm, responding to his every wish. Such ideas seemed like the remote future back in the 80’s; but today we are closer to seeing even stranger things become a reality. In this article we will review some of the most promising and state-of-the-art developments in medicine.
Researchers are close to making a bionic eye that can be inserted into a human head. They are using the latest 3D printing technology on a glass eye-shaped object. The sensors in the bionic eye convert light into electrical signals that researches hope to attach to nerves so the patient can recover his or her sight.
The Power of Music
Researchers in a university in Switzerland have developed special headphones for premature newborn babies. Given the rise of premature babies in most nations, this technology can help these babies develop a healthy brain. The newborns listen to three simple tracks (much simpler than Mozart) that support the baby’s daily rhythm of sleeping, waking and interaction with their environment.
NAO robots are designed to help stroke victims and the elderly to rehabilitate through gentle exercise and stretching. These robots guide people through simple motions at any time of the day, no breaks required! It can also be programmed to give information to residents in elderly homes about meals, the day’s agenda or even the top stories in the news!
An App that can save your life
Developers in the University of Washington are testing an app that can help diagnose pancreatic cancer by checking the whites in your eyes for signs of jaundice. Take a selfie and the app could detect elevated bilirubin levels, a possible sign of the disease.