Best Tech Stories around the web #142

This week: a 3D-printed artificial heart, the first full-scale test of hyperloop, a cell phone without battery, an AI to transform Street View landscape photos into professionnal pictures and an augmented reality GPS.

This 3D-Printed, soft artificial heart beats just like a real one by

Scientists have 3D-printed a soft, artificial heart made of silicone that beats almost like a human heart, putting us another step closer to replacing damaged human hearts without the need for a transplant. Read more

Hyperloop One had its first full-system test of ultrafast transportation system by

Hyperloop One completed the first full-scale test of its hyperloop technology in a vacuum environment on May 12th, the company announced today. In the test, the company’s hyperloop vehicle which uses magnetic levitation, or mag-lev, technology pulled 2 Gs while reaching 70 miles per hour down the length of the company’s test track in Nevada. Read more

Google is using AI to create stunning landscape photos using Street View imagery by

Google’s latest artificial intelligence experiment is taking in Street View imagery from Google Maps and transforming it into professional-grade photography through post-processing — all without a human touch. Read more

This cell phone can make calls even without a battery by

The prototype cell phone is the culmination of a years-long quest by Talla, a research associate at the lab of Joshua Smith, who researches computer science and electrical engineering at UW. Read more

This Kickstarter hit is changing the way we navigate on the road by

HUDWAY Glass, superimpose crystal-clear driving directions on top of the real world so you can easily navigate without taking your eyes off the road. It’s like Pokemon Go but all the adorable monsters have been replaced by driving directions. Read more