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DUBAI POLICE WILL SOON BE BUZZING AROUND ON THESE EPIC HOVERBIKES

16 OCT 2017 As the unofficial world’s most futuristic city, Dubai sure loves the attention it gets from employing cutting-edge tech such as 3D-printed buildings, hovertaxis, or this incredible Mars simulation city. Now Dubai’s police force, already equipped with little autonomous robocops, is getting another leg up in the law enforcement race with incredibly …

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NORTH AMERICAN CRUISERS STAY CLOSE TO HOME

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released its most recent Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report, highlighting that more than 80 percent of travel agents say their cruise volume has increased in 2017 and three-quarters say their clients are spending more this year on cruise tourism. North American travelers …

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UNDERSTANDING DEEPSEA RO/RO SHIPPING

Industry analyst Dynamar has released the second edition of its Deepsea Ro/Ro Shipping II report, charting the history of the segment and analyzing the current fleet. The document focuses on two different types of roll-on/roll-off ships operating on routes between the continents: conventional Ro/Ro ships and vehicle carriers. The Beginnings …

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FUELING THE FUTURE WITH SEAWEED

Researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are working on a project designed to show that homes and vehicles could be powered by fuel made from seaweed grown at large-scale offshore farms. WHOI was awarded $5.7 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s research agency ARPA-E for two “MARINER” …

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THE ENVIRONMENTAL AGE: WHAT WILL POWER FUTURE SHIPS?

What will power the future shipping fleet? What will the future fuel mix be? These questions are being asked with greater frequency in the wake of the Global 2020 Sulphur Cap ruling agreed at the International Maritime Organization and other tightening regulations around air pollution and emissions from shipping operations. …

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THE “NAVY WAY” IS THE WRONG COURSE

The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) arrives pier side at Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, August 21, 2017. U.S. Navy Photo A Ship Pilot’s Perspective on What’s …

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