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Study: Tesla Autopilot misleading, overestimated more than similar technology

Study: Tesla Autopilot misleading, overestimated more than similar technology

More than any other driver-assist system out there today, people overestimate what Tesla’s Autopilot can do, according to a new study. “The name ‘Autopilot’ was associated with the highest likelihood that drivers believed a behavior was safe while in operation, for every behavior measured, compared with other system names,” said the study released this week…

T. Rex had an air conditioner in its head, study suggests

Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs on the planet, had an air conditioner in its head, suggest scientists from the University of Missouri, Ohio University and University of Florida, while challenging over a century of previous beliefs. In the past, scientists believed two large holes in the roof of a T. rex's skull…
New study takes a bird’s-eye view of the Nasca Lines

New study takes a bird’s-eye view of the Nasca Lines

It's a bird! It's a... no, it's definitely a bird. — Identifying the species in the Nasca Lines could tell us why they were made. Kiona N. Smith - Jun 20, 2019 8:34 pm UTC At first glance, one of the most famous figures of Peru's Nasca Lines looks like a fairly generic hummingbird. But…
Study concludes 33,000-year-old-skull shows signs of blunt force trauma

Study concludes 33,000-year-old-skull shows signs of blunt force trauma

A paleolithic cold case — The killer was probably left-handed and used a club to administer the fatal blow. Jennifer Ouellette - Jul 6, 2019 6:00 pm UTC Enlarge / Right lateral view of the Cioclovina calvaria exhibiting a large depressed fracture. A new paper concludes this is evidence of fatal blunt force trauma.Kranoti et…
A New Study Casts Doubt on ‘Gaming Disorder’ Diagnoses

A New Study Casts Doubt on ‘Gaming Disorder’ Diagnoses

Since the World Health Organization proposed new diagnoses for "hazardous gaming" and "gaming disorder" last year, there's been an ongoing scientific debate about which way the causation for these issues really goes. Does an excessive or addictive relationship with gaming actually cause psychological problems, or are people with existing psychological problems simply more likely to…
Study casts doubt on value of WHO’s “gaming disorder” diagnoses

Study casts doubt on value of WHO’s “gaming disorder” diagnoses

What's the problem? — "Dysfunctional gaming" seems to be more symptom than cause of psychological issues. Kyle Orland - Oct 22, 2019 7:35 pm UTC Enlarge / Two gamers with obvious unmet psychological needs.Since the World Health Organization proposed new diagnoses for "hazardous gaming" and "gaming disorder" last year, there's been an ongoing scientific debate…
Study: Poor teens and tweens spend more time on screens than rich ones

Study: Poor teens and tweens spend more time on screens than rich ones

Tweens and teens from families that make less than $35,000 per year spent nearly two hours more with screen media each day than their peers with incomes over $100,000, according to new data from media nonprofit Common Sense. Lower-income teens (13- to 18-year-olds) spent more than 8.5 hours each day on smartphones, tablets, video games,…
Study identifies main culprit behind lithium metal battery failure

Study identifies main culprit behind lithium metal battery failure

Chengcheng Fang uses a technique that UC San Diego researchers invented to quantify inactive lithium. Photos by David Baillot/UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering San Diego, Calif., Aug. 21, 2019 -- A research team led by the University of California San Diego has discovered the root cause of why lithium metal batteries fail—bits of lithium metal…
Study claimed a GMO trial went horrifically wrong. The study’s authors disagree

Study claimed a GMO trial went horrifically wrong. The study’s authors disagree

Genetic buzz — After scary news headlines, one study author said she didn't get to read the final text. Beth Mole - Oct 2, 2019 8:29 pm UTC Enlarge / A transgenic Aedes aegypti OX513A mosquito, created by Oxitec.Six researchers are reportedly calling for the retraction of a study they co-authored, which claimed that a…
Study: Ants are “immune” to traffic jams

Study: Ants are “immune” to traffic jams

The ants go marching — Unlike self-interested humans, ants have a common goal: the colony's survival. Jennifer Ouellette - Oct 24, 2019 12:25 am UTC Enlarge / Black ants marching along the stem of a leaf. Unlike humans, ants don't experience traffic jams, even at high densities.Ants are notoriously much better than humans at organizing…

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PlayStation Vue Will Soon Stop Accepting New Subscribers – Cord Cutters...

We may earn a commission from purchases through links on our site. You can learn more here. Now that Sony has announced that PlayStation Vue will be shutting down at the beginning of the year, the company is warning that they’ll stop accepting new subscribers to the service soon. So if you have been thinking…

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