Cox Survey: Support for Self-Driving Cars Declines

Almost half of Americans would not purchase a fully automated vehicle, part of a trend of declining support for self-driving cars in a new survey. Key results in the Cox Automotive survey on the use of autonomous vehicles: 49 percent of Americans said they would never buy a level 5, or full autonomous, car. That figure was at 30 percent two years More...

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By SLPundit On Sunday, August 12th, 2018
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Report: New-Age Tech Might Equip Soldiers in Spider Silk

The U.S. military might be outfitting virtual spider men, as researchers believe spider silk can help make combat gear lighter and cooler, according to Business Insider. "Tougher than Kevlar and more flexible More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, August 12th, 2018
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Report: Scientists Find 'Hydrogen Wall' at End of Solar System

The end of our solar system might be marked by a "hydrogen wall," according to measurements by the New Horizon's spacecraft, Gizmodo reported. "We assume there's something extra out there, More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
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SpaceX Hosts Gathering to Discuss Mars Colonization

SpaceX is secretly gathering with officials from the public and private sectors this week to discuss future Mars colonization. According to Ars Technica, the conference is happening at the University of Colorado More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
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Report: Self-Driving Vehicles Have Safety Flaws

Testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found flaws with the safety systems of self-driving cars and issued a warning saying the issues could put passengers at risk, The Hill reports. In a paper, More...

By SLPundit On Monday, August 6th, 2018
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Scientists Warn of 'Hothouse Earth,' 200-Foot Rise in Sea Levels

Global warming could result in average temperatures nearly 10 degrees higher than they are now and rising seas of up to 200 feet, according to a new paper. An international team of scientists made the claim in More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, August 5th, 2018
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Report: 'Insanely Powerful' Space Signal May Have 'Artificial Origin'

The universe's "invisible light" is sending "puzzling pulses" of "mysterious, ultrastrong sparks of energy" toward us from deep space in the way of fast radio bursts (FRBs) and More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
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Scientists Discover a New Shape: Scutoid

What has six sides on top, five sides on the bottom, and a triangle on one side? A scutoid. Scientists discovered the new shape, which was previously thought to be a prism, in the skin and organ cells of fruit More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, July 26th, 2018
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Einstein's Theory of Relativity Passes Yet Another Test

More than a century after Albert Einstein proposed it, his theory of general relativity has passed another test. With giant telescopes pointed at the center of our galaxy, a team of European researchers observed More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, July 26th, 2018
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Heat is causing problems across the world

SODANKYLA, a town in Finnish Lapland just north of the Arctic Circle, boasts an average annual temperature a little below freezing. Residents eagerly await the brief spell in July when the region enjoys something More...