LONDON — Katie Jones sure seemed plugged into Washington’s political scene. The 30-something redhead boasted a job at a top think-tank and a who’s-who network of pundits and experts, from the centrist Brookings Institution to the right-wing Heritage Foundation.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Major automobile manufacturers urged the Trump administration and California on Thursday to restart negotiations over vehicle mileage standards to prevent a lengthy legal battle, warning that moving ahead with two sets of standards would create instability in the auto market.
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Robots are coming to South Korea’s vibrant coffee culture, where crowds of lunchtime customers queuing at cafes are a daily sight. Coffee is just one of many industries that could be transformed by automated services in this tech-forward nation a notion both exciting and worrisome as jobs become scarcer.
WASHINGTON — We share our bodies with trillions of microbes that are critical to staying healthy, but now scientists are getting a much-needed close look at how those bugs can get out of whack and spur disease.
SAN FRANCISCO — When a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi one altered to show the Democratic leader slurring her words began making the rounds on Facebook last week, the social network didn’t take it down. Instead, it “downranked” the video, a behind-the-scenes move intended to limit its spread.
DETROIT — A new automatic lane-change feature of Tesla’s Autopilot system doesn’t work well and could be a safety risk to drivers, according to tests performed by Consumer Reports.
The magazine and website tested “Navigate on Autopilot” and found it less competent than human drivers, cutting off other cars without leaving enough space.
A popular selling point for electric vehicles is the notion that you never have to stop for gas. Your “gas station” is in your garage simply plug in your vehicle to charge it overnight.
But what if you live in an apartment? Or park somewhere without a plug? How practical is it to own an electric vehicle if you can’t charge it at home?
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Monday following a weekend launch.
The Dragon capsule delivered 5,500 pounds (2,500 kilograms) of equipment and experiments.
SAN FRANCISCO — When a robot “dies,” does it make you sad? For lots of people, the answer is “yes” ‚Äî and that tells us something important, and potentially worrisome, about our emotional responses to the social machines that are starting to move into our lives.
LEVITTOWN, N.Y. — Who’s minding the store? In the not-too-distant future it could be cameras and sensors that can tell almost instantly when bruised bananas need to be swapped for fresh ones and more cash registers need to open before lines get too long.