Waymo is rumored to have been in talks with Nissan-Renault since February. Other deals between the Google spinoff and automakers have failed to emerge. Last year, Bloomberg reported that a deal between Waymo and Honda fell through partly due to Waymo’s reluctance to share aspects of its driverless technology. … [Read more...] about Waymo strikes a deal with Nissan-Renault to bring driverless cars to Japan and France
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Imogen Poots plays Gemma, who is married to Tom (Jesse Eisenberg). They decide to check out the home options in a wholesome development called Yonder ("It has all you'd need and all you'd want"), and a very creepy real estate agent named Martin (Jonathan Aris) shows them around #9. Yonder is basically a large grid of identical streets filled with identical cookie-cutter houses, with the same cookie-cutter backyards. It calls to mind the classic folk song, "Little Boxes," popularized by Pete Seeger in the 1960s, about cheap, tiny suburban houses "made of ticky-tacky" that "all look just the same." … [Read more...] about A young couple is trapped in the forever home from hell in
What you need to know Kojima Productions just released Death Stranding back in November 2019. Hideo Kojima held an interview with Famitsu. In the interview, he shared that Kojima Productions is working on multiple new projects. One of these projects is a "big game." … [Read more...] about Hideo Kojima says Kojima Productions is planning to work on multiple new projects, including one ‘big game’
PITTSBURGH—A soda can might seem unworthy of scientific research. But just ask chemist Tom Mallen. With his back to a laboratory table, he holds up a silvery disk and points to the spot where a metal pull tab is pinned to the middle. That spot is one of the toughest tests for the thin plastic layer coating the insides of cans. Enormous strain is placed on the lining as a machine pounds the metal lid to make a small bump where the pull tab attaches, and then squashes the bump to pin the tab in place. That makes it “the most difficult fabrication in this whole universe,” he declares. … [Read more...] about To replace controversial plastic additive BPA, a chemical company teams up with unlikely allies
Athena’s shieid Right now, the brunt of the ballistic missile defense mission falls upon the US Navy's Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (Aegis BMD) system. The Aegis system is being deployed on land as well as aboard ships. Two Aegis Ashore BMD batteries, replicating the entire shipboard system, have been built so far (one in Poland, one in Romania). Japan intends to build an Aegis Ashore system of its own. But, for now, the North Korean intermediate-range missile threat against Japan and Guam is being faced mostly by the Navy's forward-deployed Aegis destroyers and cruisers stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. That force has been diminished by the recent collisions involving the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain. … [Read more...] about As N. Korea threatens nuclear missile test, are US ballistic defenses ready?