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Plane Loses Wheel on Takeoff; Pilot Still Makes Smoothest Landing Ever

An Air Canada flight (AC8684) departing from Montreal lost one of its wheels on takeoff, to the horror of passengers onboard. However, the skilled pilot returned safely to the airport, making an incredibly smooth landing despite the sub-optimal circumstances. The flight was originally destined for Saguenay but returned to its point of origin shortly after takeoff. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/plane-loses-wheel-on-takeoff-pilot-still-makes-smoothest-landing-ever/

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Security Camera Captures Unique Footage Of Thieves Failing So Hard It Looks Like A 90s Comedy Movie

Not all criminals are as capable as the characters in Ocean’s Eleven or as confident as the villains in James Bond films. Some criminals are clumsy, incompetent, and hilarious. Bored Panda spoke about protecting our homes from thieves and burglars to Cybergibbons. Scroll down for the full informative video. Image credits: When the video was posted on Reddit, internet users were quick to poke fun at the thieves who broke into the home and caused a lot of damage this way, but ended up with nothing. Some Redditors even gave…

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Why You Always Wear a Hard Hat on a Construction Site

If you value your brain/head/life, wear a hard hat on any active work site. It protects your noggin from: fixed objects and equipment, falls, and it also stands out. Hard hats also protect you from falling objects, which as this video eloquently demonstrates, can be disastrous if you’re not protected. Just look at the difference a mere 10 ft makes on the force of impact from just a 1 pound object. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/always-wear-a-hard-hat-on-a-construction-site/

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Ford put drivers into camouflaged ‘seat suits’ to develop a self-driving language

Ford's self-driving vehicles have been on the roads in Miami.Image: ford That man who dressed as a car seat to make it look like he was in a self-driving car last year was, in fact, not a terrible Halloween costume, but part of a study for Ford’s self-driving cars.  At the time, pesky reporters quickly uncovered that the disguised driver was with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Now we also know that that covert driving attire was to help Ford’s self-driving car team shape a “common language” for cars to…

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Veo Robotics gives industrial robots a sixth sense for safely working around people

Veo Robotics, which is working on a system that gives robots spatial awareness of every object and obstacle in their reach, from debris to people and everything in between. People and robots working together can accomplish far more than either one on its own. Theres a growing demand for collaborative robots, explained Veos founder, Patrick Sobalvarro. These smaller robots with extra safety mechanisms and user-friendly configuration features have been popular with small businesses, buttheyre quite slow and weak compared with those used in heavy industry. Yet those are dumb and…

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