Science/Tech

9+ futuristic concept vehicles straight out of a science fiction film (Video)

Do you ever wonder what the future of automobiles might be? Is it autonomous? Is it AI-powered? How about it being self-healing? In this video, we bring you a few advanced and real concept cars that are all these things and more. When it comes to...

Tech-savvy seniors: 1 in 3 older folks now prefer sending texts, emoji, GIFs over phone calls

NEW YORK — Move over kids, grandma and grandpa are ready to enter the smartphone conversation. A new study finds Americans over 65 have finally mastered the art of the text. In fact, one in three now prefer texting to phone calls. For today’s seniors, figuring out...

Plastic bottle recycling rates: Norway best in the world

According to Statista.com, the recycling rate of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottles in Norway in 2018 was 97 percent, making it the best recycler in that arena and one of the most effective overall reprocessers of scrap in the world. Following Norway were Japan, Sweden, India...

Climate change could ignite a financial crisis, IMF official says

New York (CNN Business) Climate change poses serious risks to the stability of the financial system, a senior International Monetary Fund official told CNN Business.Tobias Adrian, director of the IMF's monetary and capital markets department, said the climate crisis could "absolutely" ignite a financial crisis."The climate crisis is slow in the...

Over 1/3 of heat-related deaths caused by global warming, per study

More than a third of all heat-related deaths worldwide are directly connected to human-induced global warming, according to a new study. The research team, made up of epidemiologists and climate scientists, looked at summer temperatures and mortality data from 732 locations in 43 countries from 1991...

Self-driving taxi gets confused, stubborn (Video)

Ut oh… Could this be an obstacle to fully autonomous cars becoming mainstream by 2024? In Chandler, AZ earlier this month, a Waymo self-driving taxi car became confused when it encountered construction cones on the street. Not only was it stranded on road not knowing where...

Pope launches green initiative, decrying “predatory attitude” toward planet

Pope Francis launched an initiative on Tuesday to make Catholic institutions ranging from families to universities to businesses environmentally sustainable in seven years, saying a "predatory attitude" toward the planet must end. The Laudato Si Action Platform takes its name from the pope's landmark 2015 encyclical...

Is it possible for humans to evade a bullet?

We’ve heard of the popular idiom ‘dodge a bullet.’ It’s a figure of speech and not meant to be taken literally. But can someone dodge a bullet, literally?The answers (plural) may surprise you. Yes and no. It’s all a matter of physics and circumstance. Wonder Woman...

Self-driving cars will soon take over America

Poll and Trends Commentary: Interesting article by CarBuzz. It seems like the self-driving car era is underway or close. Call me old school, but I still can't imagine falling asleep in a self-driving car on the highway. And I'm not alone... According to a recent national AAA...

Electric car owners looking like geniuses in lieu of gas shortage?

The American East Coast was rocked this week by a successful hack into systems that control the Colonial Pipeline, one of the most important segments of the U.S. energy infrastructure. As a result, the largest pipeline in the U.S. – which is responsible for delivering nearly half...