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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Feds shut down self-driving school bus pilot in Florida

Enlarge (credit: Transdev) The Trump administration has taken a hands-off approach to regulating self-driving cars, but on Friday federal regulators decided that one self-driving car project had gone too far....

Grand Theft Auto V hack exposed single-player games to malicious trolls

Hackers could briefly create a scene like this at will even in targets' single-player games of Grand Theft Auto V. Over the years, we've written a lot about the...

Latest adaptation of Haunting of Hill House will haunt your dreams

Enlarge / Literature's most famous haunted house is back for the best adaptation yet. (credit: Steve Dietl/Netflix) The quintessential ghost story is back to haunt your dreams with the recent...

Sons born to US Civil War POWs were more likely to die young

Enlarge / Crowded conditions at the Andersonville POW camp. (credit: US National Archives) "It is hard on our men held in Southern prisons not to exchange them, but it is...

Relativity hires senior Tesla manager to help automate rocket production

Enlarge / Can this 3D printer really make rocket parts? (credit: Relativity Space) No one could argue that a company like SpaceX has one of the most cutting-edge rocket factories...

Elon Musk tweets a date for the opening of his first Los Angeles tunnel

Enlarge / An image of the Hawthorne test tunnel under construction. (credit: The Boring Company) On Sunday night, Tesla, SpaceX, and Boring Company CEO Elon Musk tweeted "The first...

Lithium giants feud over competition, brine in Chile’s Atacama Desert

Enlarge / A general view of Laguna Colorada located near the border with Chile, in the Uyuni salt flats, Bolivia. The Uyuni salt flats are estimated to contain 100 million tons...

First thing we do, let’s kill all the experts

Enlarge / Here lies an expert (maybe). (credit: Nicolas Raymond / Flickr) There is a Climate Science Legal Defense Fund. Take a moment to consider the implications of that fact....

Hack on 8 adult websites exposes oodles of intimate user data

Enlarge / One of the hacked websites, wifelovers.com, as it appeared on October 12. (credit: Internet Archive) A recent hack of eight poorly secured adult websites has exposed megabytes of...