Ford Wants Pedestrians to Download an App So Its Trucks Don’t Run Them Over

What were they thinking? Saved by an App American car giant Ford has come up with a puzzling new way to ensure pedestrians aren’t run over while crossing the street — a smartphone app. The tech, which the company is set to show off at this week’s Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s World Congress in […]

Webb Scans a Nearby Brown Dwarf and Finds it has Clouds Made of Sand

In its first few months of operation, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is already proving that it was well worth the wait! To date, it has provided astronomers with the most detailed and precise images of the cosmos, conducted observations of iconic galaxies and nebulae, peered to the very edge of the Universe, and […]

Thrust Vectoring Engines For China’s J-20 Stealth Fighter: New Footage Shows Unprecedented Manoeuvrability

New footage released of China’s J-20 fifth generation fighter has shown the aircraft performing unprecedentedly complex and strenuous low speed manoeuvres, drawing speculation that production aircraft may have begun to integrate thrust vectoring engines. Many of the manoeuvres seen, including the turns made during vertical climb and the ability to glide while nose up, are thought to […]

Thorium Reactors – The Future of Energy

Broadly speaking, the primary energy sources globally fall into three categories: fossil fuels (oil, coal, and natural gas), renewables (wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, biomass), and nuclear. Our future prosperity depends on our ability to transition from the first category to alternative sources and discover and adopt new processes to safely and efficiently tap them. We […]

Earth from Space: Lake Trasimeno

Applications 23/09/2022 983 views 26 likes Lake Trasimeno, the fourth largest lake in Italy, is featured in this week’s Earth from Space image. Click on the image below to explore it in its full 10 m resolution. Lake Trasimeno is located in central Italy, around 20 km west of Perugia, and has an area of […]

Is it ‘alive’? Claims of sapient AI… plus micropayments and future wealth!

NEWSWEEK requested an op-ed from me about artificial intelligence and my prediction in 2017 that “in about five years” we would enter the First Robotic Empathy Crisis, when some language program — perhaps augmented with appealing visuals — would proclaim “I’m alive!” Possibly with the addendum: “Send money!” My Newsweek op-ed ran this week: Soon, Humanity […]

Affecting Up to 216,000 Studies – Popular Genetic Method Found To Be Deeply Flawed

The flawed method has been used in hundreds of thousands of studies. A new study reveals flaws in a common analytical method within population genetics. According to recent research from Sweden’s Lund University, the most commonly used analytical method in population genetics is deeply flawed. This could have caused incorrect results and misconceptions regarding ethnicity and […]

As Asian firms compete for Egyptian military aircraft deals, Cairo eyes local production

Indian defense minister Rajnath Singh meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Cairo in September 2022. (Photo courtesy Singh’s Twitter) BEIRUT — The recent visit of Indian defense minister Rajnath Singh to Egypt is only the latest sign of tightening defense ties between the two nations, one that could result in a joint manufacturing […]

Tesla FSD Beta Expanding to 160,000 Owners

Home » Energy » Tesla FSD Beta Expanding to 160,000 Owners The Tesla Full Self Driving beat program is expanding from 100,000 owners to 160,000 owners over the next two days. This will cover everyone with a safety score over 80. This roughly means all people who do not have more than about two […]

NASA gears up to deflect asteroid, in key test of planetary defense

A man sits at his workstation within the Mission Operations Center for the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spaceship, which is fast approaching its target. Bet the dinosaurs wish they’d thought of this. NASA on Monday will attempt a feat humanity has never before accomplished: deliberately smacking a spacecraft into an asteroid to slightly deflect […]