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Life should be a little easier for buyers of the upcoming new Nissan Leaf, as Nissan has confirmed that the car will feature ProPILOT Assist technology. Although it should eventually offer advanced functionality, for now the system reportedly "reduces the hassle of stop-and-go single-lane highway driving."..Continue Reading It's official: New Nissan Leaf will be semi-autonomousCategory: Autom
Henrik Fisker is working hard to make the ill-fated Fisker Karma a distant memory, replaced by images of his latest effort, the EMotion. The 400-mile-range (644-km), all-electric sedan is the first vehicle from his new company Fisker Inc. and it's been evolving since it was first teased last year. In a preview today, the six-figure EMotion flaunts some of the new curves and features sculpted
US-based startup Owl Labs has today unveiled a video conference camera with a few neat tricks up its sleeve. Designed to make sometimes chaotic remote business meetings feel more natural, the Meeting Owl camera features a 360-degree camera that can both broadcast the entire room and focus automatically on the person speaking...Continue Reading Meeting Owl robotic conference camera focuses on
It's happened to all of us at some point: a loud noise in the middle of the night wakes you up in a panic. Even if it turns out to be just a neighbor slamming their door, your brain is wired to react like the world is coming to an end, just in case it's something you need to deal with. But how exactly does the brain overcome the powerful urge to sleep? Caltech researchers may have identified
Last year, Samsung launched a pair of gaming monitors that combined an immersive curved panel design with the superior color offered by quantum dot technology. It now looks like the company has broken out the wrack and stretched an ultra-wide screen to within an inch of its life. Its new CHG90 monitor boasts double full HD resolution across 49 diagonal inches at a crazy 32:9 aspect ratio. But
A new study from the University of Connecticut has found the vapor from electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes – which are often seen and marketed as a safer alternative – can cause as much DNA damage as smoke from tobacco cigarettes. The results surprised the researchers, who concluded that e-cigarettes are "potentially as harmful as tobacco cigarettes."..Continue Reading E-cigarettes found
The massive, earth-wandering big rigs of Overland Expo West are always a sight to see, but sometimes what makes the most impact are the lighter, sleeker designs of the show. One such design that grabbed our eye this year, the Leentu pickup truck camper is billed as the world's lightest, most aerodynamic pop-up camper shell. In a world of unabashedly huge vehicles and tiny gas mileage numbers,
At some point we've all succumbed to the lure of a terrible online quiz that purportedly tells you how long you will live after asking a set of inane questions. A team at the University of Adelaide has been working to create an AI system that can seriously predict a person's lifespan just by studying images of their organs. ..Continue Reading AI predicts patients' lifespans as well as a docto
While the pupil may be the opening in the eye that lets light through to the retina, the iris is the tissue that opens and closes to determine the size of the pupil. Although mechanical irises are already a standard feature in cameras, scientists from Finland and Poland have recently created an autonomous artificial iris that's much more similar to those found in the eye – it may even eventua
Carl Sagan is best known as a science popularizer, but he was also a renowned pioneer in the early US space program, a planetary scientist, astrobiologist, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and social activist. Now a major archive of his work preserved by his assistant Shirley Arden is going on sale via Boston-based R R Auction, providing new insights into the life and works of this remarkable m

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