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Dutch police work alongside company that trains eagles to capture drones, and Swiss infrastructure could someday include an autonomous cargo tunnel.
[MUSIC] Greetings citizens of the internet! Welcome to Tomorrow Daily, the best geek talk show in the known universe! I'm Ashley Esqueda. And I'm Jeff Cannata and we hope you're ready for some rapid fire headlines. Pew pew! Because Here they come! [MUSIC] We've covered anti-drone technology on this show, but why bother with all that when you can just have an eagle take it out of the sky? The Dutch National Police Force is doing that exact thing working with a company called Guard From Above that trains birds Birds to take down drones, the company thinks this is a great way to yoink drones out of the sky when they're flying were they're not supposed to and in a video an eagle captures a drone take it to a corner and guards it. The birds natural hunting instinct Sinks make it a feasible option for taking down drones so long as they aren't harmed by propellers during captures. Dutch police are also looking at technological ways to take drones out of the sky but honestly, why bother when you could have a fleet of eagles? You know there's bound to be one eagle that just falls in love with the drone, right? Yeah, and then there's gonna be another eagle that is about to retire and then it's a whole- He's getting too old for this act? Yeah, yeah exactly. Hey, what do you do if you're running out of roads, there's too much traffic? Well, if you're the Swiss, you go underground. This idea is called cargo sous terrain and the idea is super futuristic. Trucks drop off cargo at weigh stations Cargo gets loaded into autonomous cargo modules that travel in the tunnel between cities. Smaller packages would travel above the cargo modules on a kind of delivery monorail. Once the cargo arrives at the The proper location, they're transferred to a small urban vehicle for delivery. The build starts with a four city connect and would expend from there. So this is still just a concept but the idea is out there and it's gonna cost a lot. $3.4 billion is the current price tag. You think this is worth it, Underground series of tunnels to get stuff to people? I mean autonomous cargo, yes, get out your checkbooks everybody. Let's have Underground cargo. Okay, so those are our two stories for today, I think we need to pick what story we are going to deep dive into on Thursdays show which is our long [UNKNOWN] show I vote for underground cargo tunnels. I'm fascinated by this idea, I totally think so. So tune in on Thursday, we'll be talking more about this cargo tunnel idea. Yeah, then if you'd like to talk about it, you can hit us up on Twitter with the #HEYTD. Yeah, shout at us, and, if we like what you say, we'll incorporate it into our discussion on Thursday. Yeah, and with that said, let's check out our phonetographer of the day. [MUSIC] Our phonetography of the day today is DASHIELL and I hope I pronouns that right. Who took this picture with their iPHONE 5S. That is indeed a beautiful mountain view, my goodness. Yeah, that is gorgeous and if you guys have phonetography you wanna show with show or you have feedback or question you could only email us Tomorrowcnet.com. You can also find us on the Twitters individually or as a show, we love getting feed back on the social network. So hit us up. We do. That's it for today's show. We'll be back tomorrow with a brand new rapid fire docket of science fact made science fiction. Woo Until then. Be good human. [MUSIC]