Automotive

Would you let an automated car do the driving?

Would you be comfortable taking a nap in the driver's seat while your fully automated car did the driving? QUT researchers in Brisbane, Australia, have...

Eye-tracking technology could help make driving safer

"Keep your eyes on the road." With the recent advances in vehicle-assisted safety technology and in-car displays, this old adage has a new meaning, thanks...

Why don’t we have electric aircraft

Electric cars, trains, trams and boats already exist. That logically leads to the question: why are we not seeing large electric aircraft? And will we see...

This drone with nail gun could tack shingles onto roofs

University of Michigan engineers attached a nail gun to an autonomous octocopter and demonstrated that it can successfully tack a shingle onto a roof. This...

Why would anyone want to sit on a plane for over 18 hours?

An economist takes the world’s longest flight. Recently Qantas announced plans to conduct test flights from New York and London to Sydney and two other...

Five ways AI could make your car as smart as a human passenger

Driving long distances without a passenger can be lonely. If you’ve ever done it, you might have wished for a companion to talk to –...

Pollutants from cars may double your eye disease risk

In a new study, researchers found that long-term exposure to pollutants from vehicle exhaust is linked to a heightened risk of the common eye...

How will we travel the world in 2050?

If the aviation industry was a country, it would rank among the world’s top ten emitters of carbon dioxide (CO₂). Aviation emissions have risen by...

Electric car charging stations may be portals for power grid cyberattacks

Electric cars are an essential component of a lower-carbon future. However, a new report raises the specter that plug-in electric vehicles — and the charging...

NASCAR may be the fastest way to learn about physics

There’s just something thrilling about traveling at high speeds. Throughout history, people have always pushed themselves to go faster, whether on foot, on horseback, on...

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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...