A Self-Driving Truck Got a Shipment Cross-Country 10 Hours Faster Than a Human Driver

A Self-Driving Truck Got a Shipment Cross-Country 10 Hours Faster Than a Human Driver

Self-driving cars are taking longer to come to market than many expected. In fact, it’s looking like they may be outpaced by pilotless planes and driverless trucks. A truck isn’t much different than a car, but self-driving technology is already coming in handy on long-haul trucking routes, as a recent cross-country trip showed…


Firefox Now Blocks Cross-Site Tracking by Default in Private Browsing

Mozilla says that Firefox users will be protected against cross-site tracking automatically while browsing the Internet in Private Browsing mode…


New USB-C Type 2.1 Standard Offers Up to 240 W Power Delivery

Yesterday, Benson Leung—Google engineer and intrepid USB-C cable tester—dropped the news on Twitter that a new USB-C cable specification has been released. The new spec allows for considerably heftier charging rates between compliant USB-PD devices…


Artificial Intelligence System Can Predict the Impact of Research

An artificial intelligence system trained on almost 40 years of the scientific literature correctly identified 19 out of 20 research papers that have had the greatest scientific impact on biotechnology – and has selected 50 recent papers it predicts will be among the ‘top 5%’ of biotechnology papers in the future…


Artificial Intelligence System Could Help Counter the Spread of Disinformation

Disinformation campaigns are not new — think of wartime propaganda used to sway public opinion against an enemy. What is new, however, is the use of the internet and social media to spread these campaigns. The spread of disinformation via social media has the power to change elections, strengthen conspiracy theories, and sow discord…


Lockheed Martin and GM Are Working on an Electric Moon Buggy

Lockheed Martin and General Motors unveiled plans on Wednesday to build an autonomous buggy-like vehicle that future astronauts can use to zip around the surface of the Moon. The two companies collaborated to pitch a conceptual Lunar Terrain Vehicle to NASA’s Artemis program, a Moon exploration campaign that calls for various robots, vehicles, and scientific bases to be planted on the lunar surface within the next decade…


The EU Plans a Digital Wallet for Payments, Passwords and IDs

The European Union (EU) is getting ready to unveil a digital wallet that will allow citizens in the bloc to store payments details and passwords, the Financial Times has reported. The app will also allow members in all 27 countries to store official documents like a driver’s license and access various private and public services with a single online ID…

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