Why Distracted Drivers Matter for Automated Cars

When a 2015 Tesla Model S collided with a tractor trailer at highway intersection west of Williston, Florida, the resulting crash killed the Tesla driver. An investigation of the May 7, 2016 incident by federal investigators found that the Tesla car’s Autopilot driver-assist system was not at fault and showed that the driver had at least seven seconds to spot the tractor trailer prior to the crash. But the tragedy emphasized the fact that the latest automated cars still require drivers to pa

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UFO Sighting in Vernon, British Columbia on 2017-01-31 00:00:00 – Small planet like entity moving

I was laying in bed and noticed a “star” outside my window. i love stargazing, so i sat for a few seconds watching as i fell asleep. i noticed that the small orb like object made a sudden jerk, and looked as if it went down a ski slope, then slowly returned to it’s original position. i thought my eyes were playing tricks on me so i went and stood up and looked. for close to 35 minutes, this orb danced. it moved quickly, it moved slowly, it went in figure eights, all remaining within, to my eye, an inch radius of itself. i tried filming it but the light was not bright enough to be picked up by either my phone nor my camera. i also went to my mums room to tell her and noticed the same thing happening outside her window, but not as actively. it could not have been a drone as it was too high- and who would fly one at midnight?-, not an airplane as it did not move in a certain path, not a satellite as it moved too quickly.
by 12:45, i watched it slowly become dim, and within a minute, it disappeared.
i have no idea what i saw, but i figured it would be better to share than to keep this to myself. too weird to be something everyday and ordinary.

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Burning UFO Streaks Across The Sky Over Melbourne

A strange, apparently burning object was spotted in the sky over Melbourne on January 11, 2017.

The bright unidentified flying object headed out east towards New Zealand until it was heading into the clouds according to Stev Forster who captured the event.

Not sure if this is space debris, a meteor or something else but it looked great from here and it was big, said Forster.

 

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Burning UFO Streaks Across The Sky Over Melbourne

A strange, apparently burning object was spotted in the sky over Melbourne on January 11, 2017.

The bright unidentified flying object headed out east towards New Zealand until it was heading into the clouds according to Stev Forster who captured the event.

Not sure if this is space debris, a meteor or something else but it looked great from here and it was big, said Forster.

 

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Help fight illegal fishing with Global Fishing Watch

By Adam Reyer, Project Director for Global Fishing Watch

Hundreds of millions of people depend on the ocean for their livelihoods, and almost 3 billion rely on it as a protein source. But countless threats — overfishing, destructive fishing practices, bycatch, dishonest catch reporting, habitat destruction — threaten our oceans and the people who depend on them. It’s an economic problem, too:  illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing is a universal problem that accounts for 11-26 million

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We Folded: AI Bests the Top Human Poker Pros

Roughly a year ago, to the day, Google researchers announced their artificial intelligence, AlphaGo, had mastered the ancient game of Go. At the time, Discover wrote that there was still one game that gave computers fits: poker.

Not anymore.

Late Monday night, a computer program designed by two Carnegie Mellon University researchers beat four of the world’s top no-limit Texas Hold’em poker players. The algorithm, named Libratus by its creators, collected more than $1.5 million in chips

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An Enormous Crack Just Opened Up In The Middle Of The Arizona Desert

An Enormous Crack Just Opened Up In The Middle Of The Arizona Desert

A massive crack just opened up in the Arizona desert (Credit: Arizona Geological Survey)

The Arizona Geological Survey is monitoring a 2-mile long crack that has opened up in the Arizona desert. Recent drone flights over the crack reveal that it has continued to grow both in length and width in Pinal County, to the southeast of Phoenix.

Scientists are actively monitoring the crack and took drone video of the extent of the fissure as normal documentation of an area prone to large cracks in the Earth.

Continue reading An Enormous Crack Just Opened Up In The Middle Of The Arizona Desert at Alien UFO Sightings.

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You Might Be in a Medical Experiment and Not Even Know It

In the long view, modern history is the story of increasing rights of control over your body – for instance, in matters of reproduction, sex, where you live and whom you marry. Medical experimentation is supposed to be following the same historical trend – increasing rights of autonomy for those whose bodies are used for research.

Indeed, the Nuremberg Code, the founding document of modern medical research ethics developed after the Second World War in response to Nazi medical experiments

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You Might Be in a Medical Experiment and Not Even Know It

In the long view, modern history is the story of increasing rights of control over your body – for instance, in matters of reproduction, sex, where you live and whom you marry. Medical experimentation is supposed to be following the same historical trend – increasing rights of autonomy for those whose bodies are used for research.

Indeed, the Nuremberg Code, the founding document of modern medical research ethics developed after the Second World War in response to Nazi medical experiments