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Researchers identifying weaknesses that could threaten the safety of automated electric vehicles

Researchers identifying weaknesses that could threaten the safety of automated electric vehicles

It’s aggravating to have your social media account hacked. A credit card account being hacked can be disastrous. It’s possible that having your new electric vehicle hacked will be disastrous. After a century of focusing primarily on engineering issues, automakers are confronted with a.....

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How Shopify Aims to Level the Playing Field with Its Machine Learning-Driven Model of Lending

How Shopify Aims to Level the Playing Field with Its Machine Learning-Driven Model of Lending

Shopify is well known for providing independent merchants with a platform to start, operate, market and manage their businesses. But over the past 5 years, the company has been steadily growing one more part of its own business: Shopify Capital.  With this arm, Canada’s trade gian.....

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Researchers investigated high-precision time-frequency dissemination between remote locations

Researchers investigated high-precision time-frequency dissemination between remote locations

Prof. Pan Jianwei and colleagues from the Chinese Academy of Sciences University of Science and Technology of China investigated high-loss free space, high-precision time-frequency dissemination between remote locations, simulating high-precision time-frequency high-orbit satellite-ground links i.....

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Shortage of computer chips has pushed automakers to idle production lines

Shortage of computer chips has pushed automakers to idle production lines

Current semiconductor chip shortages are slowing global automotive manufacturing. What was initially dismissed as a brief hiccup in semiconductor supply is now looking more and more like a year-long shortage, which would be devastating to automakers. They planned to ramp up production this year t.....

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Apple updates privacy nutrition labels despite pushback

Apple updates privacy nutrition labels despite pushback

Apple will begin requiring app developers to inform users about the tracking information they wish to collect and obtain permission to do so, displaying what has been dubbed “privacy nutrition labels.” Apple’s move, which has been in the works for months, has sparked a major sch.....

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The US Airforce Used To Use Live Bears to Test Ejector Seats on Aircraft

The US Airforce Used To Use Live Bears to Test Ejector Seats on Aircraft

Crash test dummies were invent in 1949, which makes it even more surprising that in the 1950s the U.S. Air Force tested ejector seats on top of its aircraft and put live bears in chairs. In 1950, the Atomic Bomb Conveyor B-58 Hostler built. It was a successful bomber capable of 2 March flights (t.....

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By smart algorithms simplest of robots can accomplish tasks

By smart algorithms simplest of robots can accomplish tasks

Anyone who has had children knows that while controlling one child can be difficult, controlling multiple children at the same time can be nearly impossible. Getting swarms of robots to work together can be equally difficult unless researchers carefully choreograph their interactions, similar to .....

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Researchers plan to test Wind tunnel to design future TiltRotor Aircraft

Researchers plan to test Wind tunnel to design future TiltRotor Aircraft

A new tiltrotor testbed recently completed by the US Army will aid the service in combating the dangerous whirl flutter phenomenon found in tiltrotors. A team of US Army researchers and industry partners completed the construction of a testbed that will help to inform the design of future Army ro.....

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Apple downplays complaints about App Store scams in antitrust hearing

Apple downplays complaints about App Store scams in antitrust hearing

During a Senate no-confidence hearing yesterday, questions were raised about Apple Store’s inability to rein in subscription scammers. The technology giant argues that one of the reasons developers need to pay app store commissions is to help Apple fight market fraud and protect consumers. .....

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Deepfake tech takes on satellite maps

Deepfake tech takes on satellite maps

Although the concept of “deepfax” or AI-produced synthetic imagery is largely related to human voluntary imagery, the technology is dangerous (and interesting) in other ways. For example, researchers have shown that it can be used to create real-looking – but completely fake .....

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Scientists Develop Biodegradable Plastic That Easily Breaks Down With Just Heat And Water

Scientists Develop Biodegradable Plastic That Easily Breaks Down With Just Heat And Water

Keeping plastic pollution away is one of the ultimate environmental challenges of the human environment. Over the past several years, more focus has been placed on compostable and biodegradable plastics, but specific processes are required to break them down. Researchers have now announced a new .....

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A navigation algorithm enables drones to learn challenging acrobatic maneuvers

A navigation algorithm enables drones to learn challenging acrobatic maneuvers

Quadrotor acrobatic flight is extremely difficult. High thrust and extreme angular accelerations are required for maneuvers such as the loop, matty flip, and barrel roll, which push the platform to its physical limits. Human drone pilots need years of practice to master such agile maneuvers safel.....

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