Better autonomous “reasoning” at tricky intersections

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>>Model alerts driverless cars when it’s safest to merge into traffic at intersections with obstructed views By Rob Matheson MIT and Toyota researchers have designed a new model to help autonomous vehicles determine when it’s safe to merge into traffic at intersections with obstructed views. Navigating intersections can be dangerous […]

System provides cooling with no electricity

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>>Passive device relies on a layer of material that blocks incoming sunlight but lets heat radiate away By David L. Chandler Imagine a device that can sit outside under blazing sunlight on a clear day, and without using any power cool things down by more than 23 degrees Fahrenheit (13 […]

Putting the “bang” in the Big Bang

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>>Physicists simulate critical “reheating” period that kickstarted the Big Bang in the universe’s first fractions of a second By Jennifer Chu As the Big Bang theory goes, somewhere around 13.8 billion years ago the universe exploded into being, as an infinitely small, compact fireball of matter that cooled as it […]

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