Daily Archives: July 12, 2018

Robocar to tackle Goodwood hillclimb autonomously — watch its practice run

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/07/12/robocar-goodwood-hillclimb-autonomous-video/ Not every car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed will be driven by humans. There’s the autonomous classic Mustang built to showcase Siemens tech, and as for newer vehicles, there’s the Robocar built by Roborace. The key difference with … Continue reading

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Aston Martin used 3D scanning and modern manufacturing to recreate its DB4 GT race car

https://www.popsci.com/aston-martin-3d-scanning-db4-gt-race-car?dom=rss-default&src=syn In the early 1960s, Aston Martin built just 75 of its dapper DB4GT racecars. Constructed largely by hand in a tractor factory, the cars were winners on the track but also imperfect products of the era. Using modern modeling … Continue reading

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Pesticides are making bees dumber

https://www.popsci.com/bee-pesticide-intelligence?dom=rss-default&src=syn You might associate honeybees and bumblebees with their cute, fuzzy shape and seemingly aimless interest in flowers. But beneath the yellow-and-black (mostly) stripes lies an incredible mind. A new study pooled evidence from 23 studies of honeybees and bumblebees: … Continue reading

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ARM Takes Down Boneheaded Website Attacking Open-Source Rival

https://gizmodo.com/arm-takes-down-boneheaded-website-attacking-open-source-1827513230 ARM, the incredibly successful developer of CPU designs, appears to be getting a little nervous about an open-source rival that’s gaining traction. At the end of June, ARM launched a website outlining why it’s better than its competitor’s offerings … Continue reading

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Yet More Evidence that Viruses May Cause Alzheimer’s Disease

https://gizmodo.com/yet-more-evidence-that-viruses-may-cause-alzheimers-dis-1827511539 A digitally colorized transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image of herpes virus particles. Image: Dr. John Hierholzer; F. A. Murphy (CDC) For decades, the idea that a bacteria or virus could help cause Alzheimer’s disease was dismissed as a fringe … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Ad Tools Labeled Thousands of Users as ‘Interested’ in Treason

https://gizmodo.com/facebook-s-ad-tools-labeled-thousands-of-users-as-inte-1827525635 “Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Testifies At House Hearing”Photo: Getty Facebook is apologizing after its algorithms tagged 65,000 Russian users as “interested in treason.” Facebook algorithmically tags users based on their behavior, making it easier for advertisers to target people … Continue reading

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Company Pitches ‘Flying Trains With Removable Wings’ Idea To Boeing

http://geekologie.com/2018/07/company-pitches-flying-trains-with-remov.php Maurice Ricci, a French entrepreneur and founder of engineering and technology consulting firm Akka Technologies has just pitches his ‘Link & Fly’ (not to be confused with Link & Park) concept for train/plane cabin-like tubes that can be loaded … Continue reading

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