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Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway

Transforming the way we travel is an essential part of tackling the climate crisis. The transport sector contributes about 20% of global carbon emissions. In the...

Tesla’s business strategy is not chaotic – it’s brilliant

Few companies have attracted as much praise, derision, skepticism and enthusiasm as Telsa Motors and its founder Elon Musk. Having interviewed Elon Musk and the...

New electrodes could increase efficiency of electric vehicles and aircraft

The rise in popularity of electric vehicles and aircraft presents the possibility of moving away from fossil fuels toward a more sustainable future. While significant...

Scientists create super-fast ‘light switch’ for future cars and computers

Self-driving cars have become better and more reliable in recent years. Before they might be allowed to drive completely autonomously on our roads in the...

Scientists develop sensor to save children, pets left in vehicles

A small, inexpensive sensor could save lives by triggering an alarm when children or pets are left alone in vehicles. The new device, developed by...

Electric cars could be recharged in 10 minutes soon

Electric vehicle owners may soon be able to pull into a fueling station, plug their car in, and, in 10 minutes, drive out with...

Electric vehicle owners could soon recharge their cars in 10 minutes

Electric vehicle owners may soon be able to pull into a fueling station, plug their car in, go to the restroom, get a cup...

New system could help autonomous vehicles see around corners

To improve the safety of autonomous systems, MIT engineers have developed a system that can sense tiny changes in shadows on the ground to...

One in six young people use social app Snapchat while behind the wheel

Snapchat has emerged as one of the surprise threats to Queensland drivers, with a new QUT study showing one in six young drivers surveyed...

Driverless cars won’t deliver a transport revolution – and the auto industry stands to...

The breathless hype around driverless electric vehicles once promised an urban transport “revolution”, with claims that new technologies would ease congestion and eliminate harmful...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...