Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Enlarge / Parking assist in action in a BMW 640i GT. Eric BangemanYou know all that safety stuff on new cars? Lane-keep assist? Adaptive cruise control? It has a downside... if you get in an accident. Cars with advanced driver-assistance technology are more expensive to repair than their less-autonomous counterparts, according to a study by…
THE aerial party tricks of the F-35, a stealth fighter made by Lockheed Martin, an American defence giant, wows audiences at air shows across the world. But without the sensors and electronics made by firms such as L3 Technologies and Harris, two medium-sized firms, the plane would not get off the ground. The F-35 would…
Enlarge / The jewel wasp administers two stings: one to paralyze the legs, the other to make the roach her zombie slave. If you ever want to witness just how horrifyingly "red in tooth and claw" nature can be, you only have to look to the emerald jewel wasp. The female of the species is…
Enlarge / The sonification process involved assigning specific pitches and melodies to such characteristics in the data as brightness, color, and the elevation of the terrain. YouTube/NASANASA's Mars rover Opportunity fell silent earlier this year, but even if it never regains full function, it had one last gift to give. Scientists have transformed Opportunity's image…
A view of the Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday morning, ready for launch. Trevor Mahlmann/Special to Ars And then the fog lifted. Trevor Mahlmann/Special to Ars A zoomed-in view of Landing Zone 4. Trevor Mahlmann/Special to Ars A view of the launch site, right, and landing site (left). Trevor Malhmann/Special to Ars Our photographer on…
Enlarge / The Nobel Prize-winning first direct detection of gravitational waves announced in 2016 is being called into question. LIGO calls shenanigans. The first direct detection of gravitational waves was announced on February 11, 2016, spawned headlines around the world, snagged the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics, and officially launched a new era of so-called "multi-messenger"…
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 of lithium, making it one of the largest global reserves of this mineral, according to state officials at the Bolivian Mining Corporation. MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty…
Enlarge / A bike of roughly the same vintage as the author's. We tend to think of technology as something that moves electrons around. But I'm going to take a little diversion into technology that is used to move us around (and yes, our electrons as well, you pedants). The humble bicycle has been in…
Alzamend Neuro™ Secures New Licenses from USF to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease Cocrystal Lithium-Based Therapy, “LiProSal™” Targets the Reduction of Agitation in Patients with AD Salt Lake City, UT - (Globe Newswire – October 29, 2018) - Alzamend Neuro™, Inc. (Alzamend™ or...
Enlarge / Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Unit 1 Though economics might not favor nuclear power in the US, policy makers do. Last week, the House passed a bipartisan bill that originated in the Senate called the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act (S. 97), which will allow the private sector to partner with US National…