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China’s futuristic elevated bus

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Actually, it is called Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) and its concept was presented at the 19th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo in May. At the time developers had only miniature model to show but claimed that they could build the bus till August. Surprisingly they did and showed working version of their TEB on August 2nd during its first test drive on 300 meters’ track.

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Testing in Qinhuangdao, China was about to evaluate its aerodynamic drag, rolling resistance, breaking system and power consumption. The tested compartment is 22 meters long, 7.8 meters wide, 4.8 meters high and can carry up to 300 passengers.

TEB is electrically driven elevated tram/bus hybrid allowing it to transport people over the cars(traffic).

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The project seems to be successful as based on what developers say it will be finished in one year. Moreover, already several countries reached out to ask about the possibility of licensing their own versions. Among those countries were France, Brazil, India, and Indonesia.

What is your opinion on this project? Can you imagine it being used in European capitals or do you know about better alternatives to improve public transport and to overcome traffic jams?

 

Sources:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-08/02/c_135558764.htm

http://www.vox.com/2016/8/5/12371012/transit-elevated-bus-china

https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/02/china-has-actually-built-that-elevated-bus-that-travels-above-car-traffic/

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The results of 2015: Key Trends and hashtags on Twitter

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Microblogging service Twitter summed up the results of 2015, to name the most discussed events, major Tweets and trends. The results are posted on a special page.

The most popular tweet of the year turned out to be an expression of gratitude to the fans of One Direction band member Harry Styles. He has collected more than 700 thousand retweets.

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In the list of the most influential brands of the campaign were conducted on the platform under the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie and #PrayForParis – they belonged to the terrorist attacks, thundered in Paris in January and November 2015.

Wide coverage received tags #BlackLivesMatter, which marks the resonance of the campaign against the tyranny of light-skinned police officers with respect to African Americans and #LoveWins, which celebrated the legalization of gay marriage in the United States. The list for the year was the main tag and #RefugeesWelcome, dedicated to the Syrian refugees, as well as #PlutoFlyby, celebrating the success of NASA’s mission of sending a spacecraft to Pluto.

If something happens in the world, it happens on Twitter

As the trends noted on Twitter, the heated debate surrounding the blue-black or white-gold dress by tags #TheDress, #BlueandBlack and #WhiteandGold, and support under the tag #IStandWithAhmed, provided service users student who brought a class like a bomb clock.

On one of the tabs site contains a list of celebrities who have joined the Twitter community in 2015. Among them are actors Antonio Banderas and Adrien Brody, singer Diana Ross, the director Guillermo del Toro, and Luc Besson, President Barack Obama and former CIA agent Edward Snowden.

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The record year for the first speed dial million subscribers became the new account Caitlin Jenner – it took only 4 hours to reach the installed straps and thus beat the world record.

Also on Twitter compiled a list of the most popular Emoji. The main icon smile turned to tears of joy, previously become “word of the year” by the compilers of the Oxford dictionary.

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Compared to 2014, which became, according to the service, “the year of the self”, 2015 th declared the “year of Emoji.”

More info on YearOnTwitter

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