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Goodyear's spherical tire concept might reinvent the wheel (Tomorrow Daily 328)A 360-degree, magnetic-levitation tire concept that could enhance autonomous car navigation; also, a drone-centric system for replicating drawings at any scale, anywhere.
[MUSIC] Greetings, citizens of the Internet! Welcome to Tomorrow Daily, the best geek talk show in the universe. I'm Ashley Esqueda. And I'm Jeff Cannata, and it is time for headlines. Goodyear announced a new concept of some tires that will let you drive in any direction. Eagle 360 is the name of the project And Goodyear showed it off at the Geneva auto show earlier this week. These tires don't use axles for suspension. Instead, they would use magnetic levitation to stay in place. The tire design also includes a surface that would adjust to various elements. And the spherical design would help cars avoid sliding on ice or other hazardous materials. Sensors on the tires would register wear and even send road information to other cars. This design just a concept right now, but Goodyear thinks this could make self-driving cars even safer. Yeah, I love that part in the video where the parking lot, all the cars in the parking lot shift. Yeah, because they can. So cool. Spherical tires are the future, you guys. Really, really neat. Over at MIT We like to check in with MIT. Three students have designed a flying drone that may help artists collaborate with each other, even over long distances. Flying Pentagraph is a fresh take on an older concept. Pentagraph Have actually been used since the 1600s to duplicate drawings, and now these MIT fluid interfaces group students have substituted a drone into that process. it uses a boring old pen and paper for the artist Motion tracking technology and a whiteboard marker strapped on to the drone to replicate your art. The drawings can be scaled up or down to be user specification and flying pantograph's creator say this concept could lead to collaborations that were previously impossible. Examples of those collaborations include helping disabled people create art using IN Face Tracking. Not unlike eye conductor and also letting artist Who are far away from each other, work on the same piece at the same time. That's so rad. There's a fantasy novel called The Stormlight Archive, and in it, these characters create a psychic link, and one character writes something, and the other, miles away, writes it. It's like that. It's like that Are real. Science fact, science fiction. Man. Mush, mush, what do you want to talk about on. I think these are both awesome stories, I could really go either way. I'm fascinated by the tires. I feel like we gotta go tires, cuz that seems like a thing where That seems so futuristic, you guys. I just really want to talk about it. It seems like it's something that might actually be useful for everyday people. Yeah. Like, in your car. So. And there's a lot more details about how the [UNKNOWN] would work and what they're made of and all that stuff. I think we could really get into that. Well we will deep dive into that on tomorrow's episode so come back and check that out. You can also participate in our conversation By using our #HEYTD. Yeah, if you shout at us with #HEYTD you can talk about any of the stories that we've discussed on this week's short episodes. And then if we like your tweets we will bring them into the long episode. And talk about you right in front of your faces. [LAUGH] That'll show you. Yeah. [LAUGH] Hey, now it's time for our phonetographer of the day. [MUSIC] Today's phonetographer of the day is Gatlyn who sent in this photo with their Droid Razr Max, also really cool name. Yeah, Gatlyn, I like that. Gatlyn writes hello! This is a picture of my front yard at sunset that I took with my Droid Razr Max. Also, I'm a student at Crescent High School. Not too log ago my teacher Amy Gray was featured on your show with a picture for her class. Thank you for your hard work and I of course give you permission to use this picture. My gosh I remember that, that was so rad. This is one of the kids we were talking about. Our offer still stands, Amy Gray. Yeah. We will FaceTime, Skype in, Hangouts your classroom and we can do a little fun Q and A or something. So email us And if you want to send your photography, also email us. firstname.lastname@example.org. I just think it's so cool that the class is watching. Yes. Much better than homework. Hey, you guys are definitely gonna be wanna watch, gonna be wanna watch? You're gonna gonna be wanna watch tomorrow's episode. We have an amazing guest. It was really a highlight of my life. It's Steve Wozniak. Yeah. A man who changed the world. Yeah we talked to him about some really fun stuff, so definitely tune in tomorrow for that. And our deep dives. And it's gonna be a really fun episode. Yes, also find us on social media. We're lots of fun there, we promise. locally. And also, like Jeff said, we'll be back tomorrow with a brand new docket. We're gonna deep dive in to all the fun stuff we talked about this week, but until then, Keep it human. Buy guys