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Elon Musk’s Surprise for Heroic Driver Who Sacrificed his Model S on Autobahn

Elon Musk’s Surprise for Heroic Driver Who Sacrificed his Model S on Autobahn

After media reporting about a brave Tesla owner sacrificing his Model S for save a fellow driver on German autobahn came to notice of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, he surprised the heroic Tesla driver. The incident happened in Munich recently. Tesla driver Manfred Kick was on Autobahn and noticed a driver in Volkswagen Passat driving erratically. Kick became suspicious as the driver in Passat hit the guardrails a few times. As Kick drove his Tesla Model S to see what was the issue with the driver, he noticed that the driver was unconscious. Kick passed Passat and reduced speed of his Model S.

Scientists should be able to edit humans’ DNA: panel says

Scientists should be able to edit humans’ DNA: panel says

U.S. government should allow scientists to alter people’s DNA to prevent serious and strongly heritable disorder and diseases, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine recommended.

However, the panel stressed that tinkering with Humans’ genes to alter or enhance traits like intelligence, strength and beauty must remain off-limits.

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Subaru Gets Permission to Test Self-Driving Vehicles in California

Subaru Gets Permission to Test Self-Driving Vehicles in California

Subaru has received California DMV permission to test its self-driving vehicles in California. Automobile companies are developing and testing self-driving vehicles and in the next few years, self-driving features could become standard option in many vehicles. Subaru has received Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit from California DMV on February 9. Subaru could test its advanced features in EyeSight active safety suite.

Japanese Scientists Create Robotic Bees for Better Pollination

Japanese Scientists Create Robotic Bees for Better Pollination

Japanese scientists have created small drones which can help bees in taking over some workload of pollination. The robotic bees are tiny and they are capable of moving from one flower to another quite easily. During the process, they can collect and disperse pollen. However, the Japanese team working on the project added that a special gel covering these tiny drones is an innovative concept and plays an important role in pollination function of these robo-bees.

Google Selling Terra Bella Satellite Imaging Business to Planet Labs

Google Selling Terra Bella Satellite Imaging Business to Planet Labs

Google’s parent company Alphabet is selling its Terra Bella satellite imaging business to earth-imaging company Planet Labs. Planet Labs offers satellite imagery for many projects in agriculture, ecological research and other mapping related projects. Terra Bella was acquired by Google in 2014 for $500 million and the business was earlier named as SkyBox. Both the companies have confirmed the news about sale of Terra Bella but the amount of transaction has not been disclosed yet. Terra Bella currently collects data using its seven SkySat satellites.

As Opioid Overdose Cases Rise, Drug Company Kaleo Aims at Making Quick Money

As Opioid Overdose Cases Rise, Drug Company Kaleo Aims at Making Quick Money

Opioid overdose cases have been rising and health experts have alarmed about the overdose issues. However, Virginia-based pharmaceutical company making auto-injectable version of naloxone is trying to make quick bucks in this situation. Virginia-based Kaleo has increased the price of its auto-injectable from $690 to $4,500. Naloxone was first released in 1971 as an antidote to opioid overdose. However, the quantity of Naloxone to given to the patient is important. The drug delivery injector plays an important role.

Space physically impacts astronauts’ brains: Study

Space physically impacts astronauts’ brains: study

It has long been known that spending time in space can have detrimental effects on the human body. Now, a new research has revealed that space physically impacts astronauts on multiple levels, including human brain.

The new research, conducted by a team of University of Michigan researchers, suggested that microgravity during spaceflights can affect the human brain in ways that scientists are still struggling to understand.

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Koycera Launches Washable Smartphone in Japan

Koycera Launches Washable Smartphone in Japan

Japanese company Kyocera has launched a smartphone which can be washed with soap and water. While other smartphone vendors are boasting about water-resistant or waterproof smartphones, Kyocera has gone a step ahead and suggested that users can wash their smartphone with water and soap. Kyocera has launched ‘Rafre smartphone’ in Japan. The smartphone is the second washable phone launched by the company after its first in December 2015. The phone’s touchscreen even works while you wash it under faucet.

FCC Approves $170 Million for New York Broadband Expansion

FCC Approves $170 Million for New York Broadband Expansion

The FCC has approved $170 million grant for broadband rollout in New York State. As digital economy is important in the current times, high speed broadband has become a necessity and Federal funding for broadband has been appreciated by local leaders from New York. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai approved $170 million in Federal funding for New York state broadband under Connect America program. The funds will be spent on improving access for underserved and rural areas in New York state.

Five Teams Remain in Google-backed Lunar X Competition

Five Teams Remain in Google-backed Lunar Project

Five team have reached next stage of $30 million Google-supported Lunar mission, informed XPrize Foundation. These teams have till December 31 to launch their lunar mission and the teams are working hard to succeed in Lunar XPrize challenge. The five teams currently in the race have been shortlisted from 16 teams that were in the previous stage of Google Lunar X Prize (GLXP) competition. The winning team has to launch a private space mission to the moon and explore the lunar surface, XPrize Foundation informed.

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