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Tesla Just Rolled Out its Autopilot Update to All HW2 Cars

Tesla acknowledges that AutoPilot is not-yet-a truly autonomous system but rather a package of driver-assistance features, such as emergency collision avoidance, lane keeping, and active cruise control. It's a new approach in a safety critical area, so traditionally bullish Tesla is moving carefully. Auto industry engineers, scientists and regulators are racing to work out all the details of how autonomous cars will function so that they can be ready to come to market by the early 2020s. Read More

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Tom Brady remains at the top of his game

Tom Brady remains at the top of his game

The Bill Belichick-coached side will make their seventh SuperBowl appearance in the last 17 seasons. Tom Brady and the Patriots will join the Falcons in Houston after a 36-17 win over the Steelers in Sunday's AFC championship game. Next season, the team will move to the state of the art Mercedes-Benz Stadium , which is due to hold the Super Bowl in 2019. As for Matt Ryan, he is a much better quarterback now than he was back then. Read More

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This year's 'Star Wars' film has a title: 'The Last Jedi'

This year's 'Star Wars' film has a title: 'The Last Jedi'

Skywalker went into hiding after the murders, leading to the search for him that made up most of Awakens . If you want to know how Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, reacted to the tile reveal, you'll just have to watch the video below. Or, it can refer to more than one - as the plural of " Jedi ", like "samurai" is also the singular form. "The droid will soon be delivered to the Resistance... Read More

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Scientists are checking a nearby exoplanet for alien transmissions

Astronomers at the University of New South Wales in Australia announced the finding of three rocky-type worlds orbiting Wolf 1061 , a red dwarf star about 126 trillion kilometers (78.3 trillion miles), or 14 light years, from Earth. However, he feels that the fact that a planet that is sort of like Earth and in such proximity is a great sign, especially in the human quest for life on alternate planets. Read More

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Tesla Motors Accidents Have Lowered After Autopilot Launch: NHTSA

Tesla Motors Accidents Have Lowered After Autopilot Launch: NHTSA

On May 7, 2016, a 2015 Tesla Model S auto collided with a tractor trailer that was crossing an uncontrolled intersection on a highway west of Williston, Florida, resulting in the death of the Tesla driver, Joshua Brown. In September previous year, Tesla released its 8.0 firmware update to the Autopilot system which included changes in the driver monitoring strategy, as well as several enhancements to the Automatic Emergency Braking, Dynamic Brake Support, and Traffic-Aware Cruise ... Read More

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For three years in a row, Earth breaks heat record

For three years in a row, Earth breaks heat record

Gerald Meehl added: "Though some years will be warmer than others, the overall trend over multiple decades will inevitably be upward as long of concentrations of Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere keep increasing". Both 1998 and 2016 are anomalies, outliers, and in both cases we have an easily identifiable cause for that anomaly: A powerful El Niño Pacific Ocean warming event. Read More

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Funds Tied to Trump's Education Pick Targeted 'Teachers' Caucus' Candidates

Funds Tied to Trump's Education Pick Targeted 'Teachers' Caucus' Candidates

If your insane aunt or annoying coworker starts ranting about how Betsy DeVos ruined education in MI by supporting "failing" charter schools, now you have the data to show otherwise. DeVos supporters counter that injecting healthy competition into the public school system will be to everyone's benefit. " School choice " proponents would like us to believe that "choice" will result in better education, but by standards of educational quality as well as equity, results vary widely. Read More

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Auction planned for Donald Trump's childhood home in Jamaica Estates

Auction planned for Donald Trump's childhood home in Jamaica Estates

The owner of President-elect Donald Trump's first childhood home is weighing bids after the New York City house went up for auction for the second time in three months. Paramount principal Misha Haghani says "there's no doubt it's more valuable" than it was when first offered, before the Republican's election win. In September, The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon asked the then-presidential nominee about the home being sold. Read More

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Antarctic research base to close this winter

The station is specifically created to be moved as needed, given its location on an active ice shelf rather than on Antarctica's mainland proper, and BAS staff say the relocation work is going as planned, with completion by March 2017. The station has been working with the European Space Agency to obtain satellite imagery, as well as using ground penetrating radar aerial drone footage in an attempt to understand the nature of the ice crack . Read More

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Ostapchuk stripped of another Olympic medal

Ostapchuk stripped of another Olympic medal

She had only been promoted to bronze medal position after compatriot Natallia Mikhnevich failed an earlier dope test. The IOC also disqualified five more athletes from both the Beijing and London 2012 Olympics, including Nadzeya Ostapchuk, of Belarus, third in the women's shot put competition in Beijing, whose sample was positive for anabolic steroids. Read More

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Very Large Telescope to get new sunglasses to spy on Alpha Centauri

At about 4.3 light-years away, it is the closest system to the Earth and made news previous year when astronomers discovered an Earth-like planet, Proxima B, floating around Proxima Centauri, one of the three stars in the system. Breakthrough Initiatives has a special interest in Alpha Centauri, as the organization has high hopes of sending a spacecraft there within a generation. Read More

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Ryder Cup committee gets it right by selecting Jim Furyk as captain

Fred Couples was also a leadership contender for the match at Le Golf National near Paris but Furyk, a vice-captain to Love past year, was the preferred choice of the US Ryder Cup committee. "They are loud and boisterous, and great fans and that whole atmosphere is going to present a very hard challenge for Team USA ". He put a system in place and got the players to buy into it. Read More

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Tesla Promises 'Several Thousand' Jobs As Gigafactory Comes Online Early

Tesla Promises 'Several Thousand' Jobs As Gigafactory Comes Online Early

The batteries produced over the next several months will be used in Tesla's energy storage products, the Powerwall 2 and Powerpack. Tesla plans to start making batteries for its Model 3 sedans later this year. Tesla now sources batteries for its luxury electric vehicles from Japan. Tesla has said the Gigafactory, said to cost $5 billion and expected to be one of the largest buildings in the world once it is complete, will significantly lower the cost of its products. Read More

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Nintendo Switch Game Console Features Confirmed in FCC Website

After becoming one of the most popular franchises on Nintendo's 3DS handheld following a run with the PlayStation and Sony, Monster Hunter is a series more deserving of full-fledged console return than most . The said model number is now generally known as the model number of the Nintendo Switch . This could be a big problem for the console, especially when it comes to its battery life. Read More

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