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Ford wants self-driving cars to communicate with flashing lights

Ford wants self-driving cars to communicate with flashing lights

Here's a question: how does a self-driving car reveal its intentions to you without an audio cue? Humans can gesture when they let you cross the street, but autonomous vehicles don't have that luxury. Ford and Virginia Tech think they have the answ… Source: New feed

Segway's electric scooter offers a ride from your car to your desk

Segway's electric scooter offers a ride from your car to your desk

A year ago, CityGo Urban raised over $300,000 for its successful concept: an electric scooter that would zoom commuters to work. Today, it's finally re-emerged in the news — but as a part of a newly-envisioned "Last Mile" system developed by Segway,… Source: New feed

Equifax blames breach on a server flaw it should've patched

Equifax's latest update on its unprecedented security breach notifies the public that its investigation has found the cause of the theft. Along with an unnamed security firm (ZDNet and others have reported it's Mandiant) the company confirmed rumors… Source: New feed

Mars has a less dense crust than astronomers thought

Mars has a less dense crust than astronomers thought

Understanding the crust of a planet provides important information about the planet's history and its interior structure. But getting details about the crust of another planet — like its thickness and density, for instance — is no simple task. Howe… Source: New feed

Polaroid's new $100 camera brings instant film back in style

The Impossible Project has spent the past decade trying to revive Polaroid photography, first by bringing back instant film for vintage cameras and eventually launching a new device, the I-1, last year. This week, the company goes full circle, renami… Source: New feed

Facebook is now free to share government search warrants with users

When the federal prosecutors submitted warrants to Facebook requesting information on three users earlier this year, they also demanded the social network not inform the user in question. That ends today after a court filing affirmed the government i… Source: New feed

New supernova analysis reframes dark energy debate

The accelerating expansion of the Universe may not be real, but could just be an apparent effect, according to new research. The new study finds the fit of Type Ia supernovae to a model universe with no dark energy to be very slightly better than the fit to the standard dark energy model. Source: New […]

How well electron transport works in furfural biogas

Furfural is a promising candidate in the quest for alternative biofuels. Source: New feed

Evolution of 'true frogs' defies long-held expectations of science

New research shows, in contrast to expectations, ‘the rapid global range expansion of true frogs was not associated with increased net-diversification.’ Source: New feed

Artificial 'skin' gives robotic hand a sense of touch

A team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices. Source: New feed

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