Google’s Autonomous Car – The Future Of Green Transport?

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Isao Machii, a Japanese samurai swordsmith, can slice a BB pellet in half. At 200 mph. From 70 feet away. With a sword.

Such is the marvel of human reflexes. Yet cheeky Google wants to supplant said reflexes with transistors and LIDAR and microprocessors, to replace human drivers with motorist-o-matics. This could be the first wayward step towards the domination of artificial intelligence and the apocalypse, the end of humankind as we know it! Then again, it could be a step towards a greener, safer future.

The Internet of Automobiles

Google was once content to be everyone?s neighborhood know-it-all, but in 2010 it announced its intent to build a marketable self-driving vehicle. Two years later, millions watched online as Steve Mahan drove a modified Toyota Prius – or rather, a Prius drove Mahan – about town for some errands.

Fast forward five years and 1.8 million miles. It…

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Saskatchewan man dies after truck crashes into rock pile

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OUTLOOK, Sask. – A 42-year-old man is dead after the truck he was driving collided with rock pile south of Dinsmore, Sask. The single vehicle collision was reported to RCMP on Thursday.

Investigators say a truck skidded through a gravel intersection and went down an embankment before colliding with the rocks.

The lone occupant, from the rural municipality of King George, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Paramedics, firefighters and STARS air ambulance attended the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

READ MORE: Man tries to evade Sask. Mounties at speeds up to 200 km/h

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Drone Captures Remarkable Footage Of A Whale Family: It Makes You Think About What We’ve Done

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For the first time ever, a mother grey whale has been caught on camera with two calves, thanks to the help of drone technology. Experts are unsure if the second calf was adopted by the mother, which would be extremely unlikely, or if the two calves are twins, which would be a similarly rare occurrence. There are no other known cases of a grey whale with two calves at once. This footage comes from Captain Dave?s Dolphin & Whale Safari, based out of Dana Point, California.

It?s beautiful footage of these majestic creatures. Unfortunately, human activity is literally laying waste to their home.

For example, the nuclear power plant disaster at Fukushima resulted in 300 to possibly over 450 tons of contaminated water containing radioactive iodine, cesium, and strontium-89 and 90 being flooded into the Pacific Ocean every single day. Contaminated water is still leaking and still poses a major problem.

A second…

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Fracking divides red, blue states – By Timothy Cama – 06/06/15 06:00 AM EDT

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Fracking is creating a new dividing line between the nation’s red and blue states.

While liberal-leaning states such as New York and Maryland have opted to ban hydraulic fracturing, despite the potential revenue from natural gas, conservative strongholds such as Texas and Oklahoma have gone the opposite route, moving to ensure that local towns and cities cannot outlaw the practice in their communities.

Observers say a state’s approach to fracking is increasingly falling along partisan lines, with the affiliation of a state’s legislature and governor often reflected in whether the practice is welcome or shunned.

“Where we have legislative or executive preemption efforts, we have tended to see would be expected, which is that the more liberal states tend to be more concerned about the environmental and social effects of fracking, whereas the more conservative states tend to welcome the money,” said Hannah Wiseman, a Florida State University Professor who…

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So many hacks, so few days in the week to write alarming stories about every one. Every weekend, WIRED Security rounds up the security vulnerabilities and privacy updates that didn’t quite rise to our level for in-depth reporting this week, but deserve your attention nonetheless.

First the big stories: The FBI has a secret fleet of planes spying on you, and they are not alone. United Airlines grounded all its planes on Monday because false flight plans were being uploaded to the flight decks. The US Senate finally passed some NSA surveillance reform in the form of the USA Freedom Act–the first of its kind since Edward Snowden revealed the extent of the Big Brother nightmare that is domestic counter-terrorism in the 21st century. Facebook decided that revealing your location in Messenger isn’t a bug; it’s a feature! A feature you can now, thankfully, opt out of. And our…

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Huawei’s all metal Honor 7 images leaked


Huawei has been all over the news this week. First, the company launched the Huawei P8 lite, and this time it’s the honor 7. There were rumors about the honor 7 in the tech industry for a while now. Recently the phone made its  appearance at TENNA, ahead of its launch on June 8.huawei-honor7-plus-leak-back-picture-01-e1433144731905

 The images reveals a big fingerprint sensor just below the camera module.While the leaks do not confirm any specifications, they only confirm the fingerprint sensor and 4G LTE network connectivity. The network bands supported by the phone are TD-LTE, FDD-LTE, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, CDMA2000, CDMA 1X and GSM.

According to previous rumors, the phone is said to come in two variants. The phone is supposed support a 5-inch full hd(1920*1080) screen resulting in screen density of 440ppi and is housed in a full metal-body. Similar to other variants from Huawei, this phone also supposed to be run on the company’s…

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