Tag Archives: science

I’ve got one big question after Waymo’s autonomous car crash

Waymo’s computers may not have been at the wheel during the Arizona car crash last Friday, but eventually autonomous car developers will have to figure out just how human they dare let their AI drivers behave. While plenty of attention has been given to the technological barriers to self-driving cars, and a reasonable amount to the insurance and regulatory implications, … Continue reading

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1994 Chevrolet Corvette ‘ULTRADYNAMIC’ painted by Felipe Pantone

This week anonymous artist Felipe Pantone revealed his latest art piece installed on and in a 1994 Chevrolet Corvette.

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Lenovo Mirage Camera Review: VR photography for dummies

Virtual reality is gaining steam, but what if you want to create content for the new headsets, not just consume it? That’s where Lenovo’s Mirage Camera comes in. Launching today alongside the Mirage Solo standalone VR headset, it’s a twin-sensor camera designed to capture 3D photos and video without demanding professional videographer credentials first.

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The 2019 BMW M2 Competition’s official M parts look must-haves

We were already excited at the prospect of the 2019 BMW M2 Competition; now, consider us positively giddy. BMW has announced a batch of official M Performance Parts for the new sports coupe, giving it a race-inspired makeover both inside and out, not to mention helping you be a better driver. If you missed the news last month, the 2019 … Continue reading

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DC Universe streaming service revealed: exclusive shows and more

Last year, DC Comics announced plans to launch its own streaming service, one that would further fragment the streaming market but promised to offer fans access to the Titans show, among other things. That service still isn’t available, but it’s closer than ever. DC recently launched a landing page for the service and is encouraging fans to sign up

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Google News overhaul will include video and improved load speeds

It appears that Google’s News hub will soon be getting a big refresh aimed at improving load speeds and bringing in more features from YouTube and the Newsstand app. Google is said to have already been working with news publishers on the redesign, as it’s expected to consolidate several Google services.

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NASA successfully launches Mars InSight lander

This early hours of Saturday morning saw NASA successfully send the Mars InSight lander on its way to the Red Planet. Just after 4:00 AM Pacific, the lander was launched atop a ULA Atlas V rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, marking NASA’s first interplanetary mission to depart from the West Coast. The InSight lander will now … Continue reading

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April’s CO2 levels had the highest average in recorded history

The most common greenhouse gas created by human activities, carbon dioxide, was measured at record levels last month. According to Scripps Institute of Oceanography, the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii measured the atmosphere’s average carbon dioxide concentration level at 410.31 parts per million last month.

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475 million year old fossil found on lake’s edge

Walking along the beach of Douglas Lake in East Tennessee, an 11-year-old by the name of Ryleigh Taylor happened upon an object. A structure, rather, that Taylor first described as a “Moana Rock.” It does, after all, look somewhat like the “Heart of Te Fiti.” The structure found by Taylor doesn’t glow green, and it more than likely won’t be … Continue reading

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NASA is sending a seismology spacecraft to Mars: Here’s why

NASA will launch a groundbreaking mission to Mars this Saturday, sending a new spacecraft to the red planet for the first time since 2012. The NASA InSight lander – short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport – aims to drill into Mars’ crust, tracking seismic activity that might unlock new secrets about our own planet.

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