Laser tech is set to measure earthquake damage to buildings

A diagram illustrating how the Discrete Diode Position Sensor works

How safe would you feel, going back into a multi-story building that had just been through an earthquake? A new sensor system could allay your fears, as it optically measures how much a building has swayed, and thus how damaged it may be.

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Proterra’s long-range electric bus to hit the streets in autonomous trials

Proterra has teamed up with the University of Reno and its partners from its Living Lab ...

A number of autonomous bus trials have rolled into action over the last year or so, but a new one kicking off in the US this week is a little different, and not just because it involves an electric bus capable of clocking 600 miles (966 km) on a single charge. US company Proterra has gotten the Nevada authorities onboard for trials designed specifically to explore autonomous mass-transit systems, placing its long-range electric buses on the streets of Reno for that purpose.

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