Once strictly an extremely expensive tool used only by law enforcement and the military, thermal cameras are now accessible to anyone with a smartphone and a $US250 ($349) accessory. But starting with Caterpillar’s new rugged S60, thermal imaging sensors are starting to be built right into smartphones.
Whether rolling like a modern-day Caligula in Caesar’s Palace or wearing a saddle at the Mustang Ranch, Las Vegas has your fantasy for sale. And if heavy machinery gets you hot, Vegas’ newest attraction has you covered.
Gearheads at Carnegie Mellon University are partnering up with tractor-maker Caterpillar to build the world’s largest robotic dump truck, a 700-tonne ground mover capable of hauling 240 tonnes of earth. In case you can’t wrap your head around that amount, that’s like 33 African bull elephants worth of dirt.