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Tesla explodes after crash on Russian highway

Tesla explodes after crash on Russian highway

A Tesla vehicle involved in a collision burst into flames and exploded on a highway near Moscow last night, local media reported. The occupants were slightly injured, but the car is toast. The model of the car is not clear from reporting, but seems to be either a Model S or Model 3. It was being driven by a 41-year-old Russian man, who had his children with him. He had reportedly engaged a drive assist feature (though not necessarily Autopilot) and had his hands on the wheel when he crashed into a tow truck in the left lane. The driver broke his legs and the kids got away with just...

August 15, 2019
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Navy Ditches Touchscreens For Knobs And Dials After Fatal Crash

Navy Ditches Touchscreens For Knobs And Dials After Fatal Crash

A collision at sea that claimed the lives of 10 sailors has led to the Navy deciding to replace an unpopular touchscreen interface in some ships with more traditional mechanical controls. “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should,” a Navy official said of the outgoing technology. The crash in question involved the U.S.S. John S. McCain and an oil tanker in August of 2017. The sailors at the helm lost control of the ship and put it in the path of the tanker, resulting in the collision that killed 10 and injured 58 more. A National Transportation Safety Board investigation was issued...

August 12, 2019
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NASA’s small business picks take on automation in space – TechCrunch

NASA’s small business picks take on automation in space – TechCrunch

NASA’s regularly doles out cash to promising small businesses and research programs, and the lists of awardees is always interesting to sift through. Here are a dozen companies and proposals from this batch that are especially compelling or suggest new directions for missions and industry in space.Sadly these brief descriptions are often all that is available. These things are often so early stage that there’s nothing to show but some equations and a drawing on the back of a napkin — but NASA knows promising work when it sees it. (You can learn more about .)Martian Sky Technologies wins the...

Apr 3
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NASA plans first flight of Mars helicopter Ingenuity on April 8 – TechCrunch

NASA plans first flight of Mars helicopter Ingenuity on April 8 – TechCrunch

As exciting as the is, one of the events most looked forward to by us Earthlings must be the first flight of Ingenuity. After conducting numerous checks and double-checks, the Perseverance team has set April 8 as the date on which they hope to attempt the first controlled powered flight on another planet.If all goes well, then in about two weeks Ingenuity will make its first hovering flight about 10 feet above the Martian soil. But the meantime will be chock full of preparation.In the first place the team had to identify an “airfield,” a ten-meter-square space of flat ground close at hand...

Mar 23
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Reddit’s transparency report shows a big spam problem and relatively few government requests – TechCrunch

Reddit’s transparency report shows a big spam problem and relatively few government requests – TechCrunch

Reddit has published its transparency report for 2020, showing various numbers relating to removed content, government requests and other administrative actions. The largest problem by far — in terms of volume, anyway — is spam, which made up nearly all content taken down. Legal requests for content takedown and user information were far fewer, but not trivial, in number.is quite readable, but a bit long; the main points to understand are summarized below.Of nearly 3.4 billion pieces of content created on Reddit (which is to say posts, comments, hosted images, etc.), 233 million were...

Feb 16
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AI that can determine a person’s sexuality from photos shows the dark side of the data age – TechCrunch

AI that can determine a person’s sexuality from photos shows the dark side of the data age – TechCrunch

learning systems for everything from creating playlists to driving cars, but like any tool, they can be bent toward dangerous and unethical purposes, as well. Today’s illustration of this fact is a new paper from Stanford researchers, who have created a machine learning system that they claim can tell from a few pictures whether a person is gay or straight.The research is as surprising as it is disconcerting. In addition to exposing an already vulnerable population to a new form of systematized abuse, it strikes directly at the egalitarian notion that we can’t (and shouldn’t) judge a person...

September 7, 2017
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Facial recognition reveals political party in troubling new research – TechCrunch

Facial recognition reveals political party in troubling new research – TechCrunch

Researchers have created a machine learning system that they claim can determine a person’s political party, with reasonable accuracy, based only on their face. The study, from a group that also showed that sexual preference can seemingly be inferred this way, candidly addresses and carefully avoids the pitfalls of “modern phrenology,” leading to the uncomfortable conclusion that our appearance may express more personal information that we think.The study, which appeared this week , was conducted by Stanford University’s Michal Kosinski. Kosinski made headlines in 2017 with work that .The...

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These robo-fish autonomously form schools and work as search parties – TechCrunch

These robo-fish autonomously form schools and work as search parties – TechCrunch

Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have created a set of fish-shaped underwater robots that can autonomously navigate and find each other, cooperating to perform tasks or just placidly school together.Just as aerial drones are proving themselves useful in industry after industry, underwater drones could revolutionize ecology, shipping and other areas where a persistent underwater presence is desirable but difficult.The last few years have seen interesting new autonomous underwater vehicles, or AUVs, but the most common type is pretty much a torpedo...

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Astronaut Anne McClain on designing and piloting the next generation of spacecraft – TechCrunch

Astronaut Anne McClain on designing and piloting the next generation of spacecraft – TechCrunch

recently announced the astronauts who will be taking part in the Artemis missions, and among them is , who has spent 203 days in orbit and conducted two spacewalks on the ISS. With the space industry looking nothing like it did 10 years ago and new spacecraft and technologies on the rise, McClain share her thoughts about how she and other astronauts would be embracing the future.Lt. Col. McClain’s time aboard the ISS spanned from December 2018 to June of 2019, meaning her ascent and descent were both aboard Russia’s Soyuz capsules, as astronauts have gotten to and from space since the...

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ILM shows off the new Stagecraft LED wall used for season 2 of ‘The Mandalorian’ – TechCrunch

ILM shows off the new Stagecraft LED wall used for season 2 of ‘The Mandalorian’ – TechCrunch

The first season of “The Mandalorian” last year wasn’t just a great show, it was the result of . Stagecraft, the enormous LED-wall volume ILM used to shoot that season has since been expanded and updated to be better, faster and easier to use., directors and others from the production weigh in on how the system makes everything easier, and enumerate the improvements for the 2.0 version.The most recognizable piece of Stagecraft is “the volume,” an enormous space inside a two stories and a roof of high-resolution LED-based displays. With physical sets placed in the center, the feeling of...

Apr 1
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