Archive | October 2016

Drones could soon deliver vital medical transplants in rural Australia

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If you live in Outback Australia, your much-needed heart transplant could one day arrive by drone.

A new consortium hopes to find a role for the unmanned flying machines in delivering urgent medical supplies to remote communities.

The Australian RPAS Consortium (ARC), made up of eight groups with interests in the hardware, security and legal aspects of drones, including UAS International and the University of Sydney, launched its Angel Drone project Friday.

First up, they plan to trial a drone able to carry blood samples, president of the group, Ron Bartsch, told Mashable. “We’ve got a specifically developed medi-drone that has got an [incubator] in it, which ensures the blood is kept at the right temperatures and conditions,” he said. …

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This entry was posted on October 31, 2016, in Mashable.

Watch Obama dance like your dad to ‘Thriller’ at Halloween party

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Father of two, Barack Obama, attempted to look cool while dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” on Monday night in Washington D.C.

The dad, who works as president of the United States, smiled as he moved his arms awkwardly from side to side, while his wife danced (much more naturally) next to him.

They were at a Halloween party at the White House, where Obama will continue to embarrass his daughters Sasha and Malia for the next couple of months.

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This entry was posted on October 31, 2016, in Mashable.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson dances in Pikachu costume for his baby daughter

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s latest big role: Pikachu.

No, he’s not starring in a new Pokémon movie. (Although, come on Hollywood, let’s make that happen.)

Instead, he was dancing in a Pikachu costume for his baby daughter, Jasmine.

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This entry was posted on October 31, 2016, in Mashable.

Future car displays will let drivers point at the windscreen and swipe to select the next song

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SEOUL, South Korea — The auto industry has struggled with finding an efficient and safe way to operate digital interfaces in cars. While we’ve seen prototypes of great-looking HUDs (heads-up displays) in high-end vehicles from makers like BMW and Tesla, this preview of a mass market dashboard display offers a peek into what everyone can look forward to in the near future.

Seoul-based startup …

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This entry was posted on October 31, 2016, in Mashable.

Love is in the air as pilot proposes to his girlfriend on a plane

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There are plenty of great wedding proposals out there, but surely this one by an Australian Qantas pilot is up there with one of the most unique.

Captain Ellis began making one of those regular inflight announcements while he was flying from Melbourne to Los Angeles, in a video released on the airline’s Facebook page.

But little did one “very special passenger” called Ana know, she was in for another shock altogether — just watch.

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This entry was posted on October 31, 2016, in Mashable.