Trail enthusiasts have long enjoyed timing themselves on various trails, recording their steps and sharing their achievements with other hikers. Today, technological advancements have made it even easier to track, record, document and share these incredible milestones with each other. Fastest Known Time is one site dedicated to sharing incredible achievements from around the globe.

Any hiker, runner or trail enthusiast is encouraged to join the website and participate in setting and achieving their goals. This website will help you document your journey and progress as you attempt to break world records. You can participate by visiting the sight, picking a trail you’d like to tackle, declaring your goal and then tracking your results. Participants are encouraged to utilize personal GPS tracking to document and verify their steps and times.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently released guidelines to assist parents in choosing safe vehicles for teen drivers. In addition to the recommendations, for which vehicles meet their stringent standards, the IIHS also offered some guidelines for parents to consider when choosing vehicles their teens will drive, including the following:

  • Remove the temptation of abundant horsepower.
  • Choose vehicles that are larger and heavier for maximum safety.
  • Electronic stability control is a parent’s best friend when teens are behind the wheel.
  • Focus on safety ratings rather than gadgets and features.

The IIHS goes on to recommend parents choose vehicles carrying safety ratings of four or five stars, at a minimum, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Check for Recalls

The other thing you want to check for when choosing a vehicle for your teen driver is safety recall information. You should always check for outstanding recall information prior to buying a vehicle for your teen driver and then make sure you stay up-to-date with the variety of recall information.

Other Steps You Can Take for Safety’s Sake

As parents, these guidelines are great, and you want to do your part in buying a safer vehicle for your teen. There are other steps, though, you can take that will have an even larger impact on your teenager’s safety behind the wheel.

One of those things involves investing in GPS tracking for your teen’s vehicle. GPS tracking not only helps to locate your teen at all times – so you will know if your teen did not go to the intended location.

You can even set up text or email alerts to notify you if your teen’s car moves outside of designated sleep hours, moves past certain geographic barriers, drivers faster than certain speeds, or exhibits a variety of worrisome driving behaviors, like hard braking, swerving, etc.

You also get the peace of mind that comes with knowing you can find your teen quickly and efficiently, through GPS tracking, if the car breaks down or there is an accident and your teenager is unable to describe his or her exact location. There’s not a price you can put on that kind of comfort.

With the guidelines above for choosing the best vehicle for your teen driver and GPS tracking to help you get through some of the biggest fears of having a teen driver on your hand, this right of passage is going to be much easier on you than for many generations of parents before.

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Around ten years ago, beekeepers around the globe alerted scientists to an alarming trend. Bee colonies were mysteriously disappearing at an unprecedented and disturbing rate. The colony collapse crisis continues to be a global concern because these animals participate in the crucial pollination process for over one-third of the plants humans consume. Some experts have valued the bee’s pollination process as high as $168 billion a year.

With natural bee colonies still in decline a decade later, scientists have resorted to creating a new fleet of RoboBees that could be trained to deposit pollen. These RoboBees are basically remote-controlled robot drones with electric wings. They are about half the size of a paper clip, but their potential workload could be huge.

Scientists at Harvard University and Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology want to equip RoboBees with GPS trackers that will allow them to be programmed to visit specific plants.

According to researchers at Harvard, these autonomously flying microrobots have the potential to additionally monitor the climate, conduct surveillance and be utilized in search and rescue missions. Harvard Magazine explains that the robot bee project’s “vision is to deploy hundreds or thousands of these tiny robots…that will complete a task as a collective entity.”

The GPS tracking will allow scientists to pre-program and automate the pollination delivery process, but some are warning that this unique feature could make the robot bees more vulnerable to hackers.

One professor from the University of Minnesota, Professor Shashi Shekhar, warns that these robotic bees could easily be hacked and transformed into killers. One Netflix series Black Mirror, which depicts a fleet of hacked killer robot bees, is not too far from a potential real-world scenario. Professor Shekhar explains how criminals could be used for a damaging purpose by adding on a stinger filled with chemicals.

While speaking at an annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the professor expressed his belief that RoboBees will likely be deployed in the next few years.

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