How Echolocation Inspired Lidar and the Technologies Behind It

  Most people know that dolphins use echolocation to find things in their environment. The clicking noises they emit bounce off objects under the water and travel back to the smart mammal. This helps them measure size and distance between them and far away objects. But echolocation is not limited to dolphins. This brilliant use of sound as a directional tool can be used by many species and has even been developed as a new form of radar called “Lidar”.   What Is Echolocation? The idea of echolocation is simple:…

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What Is IOTA?

  IOTA is a cryptocurrency that will enable data exchange between sensor-equipped machines that populate the Internet of Things. A distributed ledger will be created for these transactions.   What IOTA does   Anyone with a bank account is familiar with the concept of a ledger, containing records of their debits and credits. However, we need to trust financial institutions and we have done so for generations to safeguard these records and to guarantee their accuracy and integrity. Unfortunately, cyber crimes and hacking are putting this trust at risk.  …

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