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For years now, U.S. regulators have been working on a rule, known as the "quiet car rule", that will force electric vehicle manufacturers to include a device in their EVs to emit a sound at up to 19 mph to protect pedestrians.
Researchers from MIT have created a new system of robot-assisted carpentry that they say could make the creation of custom furniture and fittings safer, easier, and cheaper. It's called AutoSaw and it's made up of two parts: design software and semi-autonomous robots.
Driverless cars! IBM Watson! News-writing robots! Amazon Go! The future is here, friends, and it apparently excludes humans. People are preparing for the next mass extinction-an evaporation, if you will-not of humans, polar bears or other creatures, but of jobs. This prospect has been sending shivers through humanity, from New York City to Kenya.
Ford announced Tuesday that it is deploying a fleet of self-driving cars to deliver pizza to Miami residents. Ford executive Sherif Marakby, who heads up self-driving and electric car development at the company, explained in a post that the new program is part of Ford's goal to release full service autonomous vehicles on the road by 2021.
In a Reddit AMA on Tuesday, Bill Gates called GMOs "perfectly healthy." Gates also said he sees the breeding technique as an important tool in the fight to end world hunger and malnutrition. Although it may seem controversial, Gates' stance is in line with the majority of scientists who study the topic.
Daejeon, South Korea - During the 2018 Winter Olympics, South Korea deployed 85 robots of 11 different kinds at various locations. From providing information in various languages at Incheon Airport and offering water bottles in Pyeongchang at the Winter Games to skiing down the slopes, South Korea's efforts to showcase itself on the robotics map did not go unnoticed.
I'm writing some speculative fiction about the near future, and one of the aspects I'm writing about is Vehicle Traffic, and how it's going to...
A new report suggests that high fatalities may be the new normal and that cellphone and marijuana use could be two factors driving the death toll.
Image: American Wind Energy Association A new report out today in Energy and Environmental Science shows that a conversion to an 80 percent solar and wind-based energy system is possible in the United States, but it will require a significant advancement in energy storage technologies or hundreds of billions of dollars invested in renewable energy infrastructure.
Americans do not agree on guns. Debate is otiose, because we reject each other's facts and have grown weary of each other's arguments. A little more than half the nation wants guns more tightly regulated, because tighter regulation would mean fewer guns, which would mean less gun violence.
Drive 100 miles or so to the northeast of Los Angeles, into the California desert, and you'll find yourself amidst a vast expanse of dried up lake beds. It's not the nicest place, but for the engineers at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, 66 square miles of flat, dry, hard clay provides the ideal runway for launching radical flying machines.
Earlier this month, Melinda and Bill Gates's annual letter said they'd been looking to identify areas in which they could expand their philanthropic work in the US. To do so, Bill explained, they took a tour across the country. Although we travel extensively to learn about the lives of poor people in other countries, we've done...
For six years, the New Orleans Police Department has partnered with data-mining firm Palantir Technologies on what amounts to a predictive policing program. Predictive policing technology has proven highly controversial wherever it is implemented, and the secrecy surrounding the NOPD program raises questions about legality, transparency, and privacy.