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Ford says it will have a fully autonomous car by 2021

Ford says it will have a fully autonomous car by 2021

That vehicle will have "no steering wheel, no brake pedals, no gas pedals". The mass-produced cars will be SAE Level 4 vehicles, or fully autonomous cars. Such collaboration of traditional vehicle makers with the present-day auto industry disruptors, suggests that future cars will be smart. The second-biggest American automaker said it would triple its autonomous vehicle test fleet in 2016 to be the biggest test fleet of any automaker.


Hacker claims to be selling stolen NSA spy tools

Hacker claims to be selling stolen NSA spy tools

The Shadow Brokers as the hackers call themselves appear to have an activist motive to create awareness around the weaponised exploits stored in United States spy agency computers - these are flaws, bugs, and mis-features that should be reported to software and hardware vendors so that they can be fixed.


China launches hack-proof QUESS satellite for Quantum study

China launches hack-proof QUESS satellite for Quantum study

From the vast expanse of the Gobi Desert, China launched a satellite in the early hours of Tuesday that could herald a technological breakthrough. The almost 1,400-pound QUESS will be the first quantum satellite to go into space, and it will allow Chinese researchers to test sending quantum information farther than ever before.


Republicans launch pro-Trump campaign in Israel

Republicans launch pro-Trump campaign in Israel

The editorial is significant because the Journal is one of the most respected conservative voices on the media landscape and holds sway with Wall Street and beyond. He's calling out news outlets as disgusting and dishonest, and he even suggested pulling press credentials from the New York Times like he did the Washington Post .


Stunning shots of the Perseid meteor shower from rural Oregon

Stunning shots of the Perseid meteor shower from rural Oregon

Nasa has said the rate of meteors has doubled, with around shooting stars 200 per hour, meaning the chance of catching a glimpse of the shower is greater this year. This summer's celestial fireworks show has reached its peak, when hundreds of bright flashes lit up the sky. For some background, the Perseids meteors are believed to come from comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle which orbits our sun once every 130 years.


Another One Of SpaceX Rockets Journeys Back Home

Another One Of SpaceX Rockets Journeys Back Home

Despite the complexity of the landing, it all went according to plan and of the 11 rocket landing attempts by SpaceX over the past couple of years, six Falcon 9 vehicles have made it back in one piece. It's a highly elliptical orbit that takes the satellite 20,000 miles out beyond Earth's surface. SpaceX's rocket landings, while dramatic, have all been secondary objectives; the main goal of each mission has always been to get the payload to orbit.