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Airbus Tests Self-Flying Taxi

February 2nd, 2018

Via: AFP: Airbus said Friday that it had successfully held the first test flights of the Vahana, an electric, pilotless flying vehicle that it hopes will be able to ferry people around cities. The Wednesday flight at a test range in the US state of Oregon lasted just under one minute, with the aircraft lifting […]

Dr. Martin Pall, Ph.D.: Electromagnetic Field Exposure – The Cellular Effect on Humans

January 29th, 2018

I’d like for someone to convince me that Dr. Pall is wrong, or making a mountain out of a molehill, etc. Does anyone out there want to attempt to refute what he’s saying? — — Electromagnetic fields act via activation of voltage-gated calcium channels to produce beneficial or adverse effects by Martin L Pall Research […]

U.S. Government Owned 5G Network?

January 29th, 2018

Update: Trump Team Idea to Nationalize 5G Network to Counter China Is Rejected — Via: Reuters: President Donald Trump’s national security team is looking at options to counter the threat of China spying on U.S. phone calls that include the government building a super-fast 5G wireless network, a senior administration official said on Sunday. The […]

Artificial Intelligence Is Going to Supercharge Surveillance

January 29th, 2018

Via: The Verge: Artificial intelligence is giving surveillance cameras digital brains to match their eyes, letting them analyze live video with no humans necessary. This could be good news for public safety, helping police and first responders more easily spot crimes and accidents and have a range of scientific and industrial applications. But it also […]

With Teen Mental Health Deteriorating Over Five Years, There’s a Likely Culprit

January 28th, 2018

“All signs point to the screen.” Via: The Conversation: Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens. In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless – classic symptoms of depression – surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts […]

Plug Wars: The Battle for Electric Car Supremacy

January 27th, 2018

Via: Reuters: German carmakers hope a network of high-power charging stations they are rolling out with Ford will set an industry standard for plugs and protocols that will give them an edge over electric car rivals. At the moment, Tesla and carmakers in Japan and Germany use different plugs and communication protocols to link batteries […]

ICE Is About to Start Tracking License Plates Across the U.S.

January 27th, 2018

Via: The Verge: The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has officially gained agency-wide access to a nationwide license plate recognition database, according to a contract finalized earlier this month. The system gives the agency access to billions of license plate records and new powers of real-time location tracking, raising significant concerns from civil libertarians. […]

USAF Is Jamming GPS In The Western U.S. For Largest Ever Red Flag Air War Exercise

January 27th, 2018

Via: The Drive: The year’s first iteration of the USAF’s premier set of aerial war games, known commonly as Red Flag, is kicking off today at Nellis Air Force Base just outside of Las Vegas, but this exercise will be different than any in the past. Not only is it the largest of its kind […]

Tesla Gigafactory Production Problems Worse than Previously Disclosed

January 26th, 2018

The Hacker News comments on this are interesting. Via: CNBC: Tesla’s problems with battery production at the company’s Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada, are worse than the company has acknowledged and could cause further delays and quality issues for the new Model 3, according to a number of current and former Tesla employees. These problems include […]

Biggest Washington DC Lobbyist Is Now Google

January 25th, 2018

Via: Register: For the first time, an internet company has become the largest lobbyist in Washington DC. With the release of fourth quarter lobbying figures – a legal requirement – it has been revealed that Google (well, Alphabet) spent no less than $18m in 2017 to lobby lawmakers in the US capital: a 17 per […]

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