Day: January 1, 2020

Explore this 3D World Rendered in ASCII Art

Pixelated RPGs are pretty standard in games like Legend of Zelda and Pokemon, but have you ever seen anything like ASCIICKER? It’s a full-color three-dimensional world rendered with ASCII art and playable in your browser. For the time being, the game exists as an experiment. There’s no storyline or goals other than exploring the world,…

Tesla Model S fatal crash prompts NHTSA investigation – Roadshow

The agency’s special crash investigation team is looking into a collision near Los Angeles in which two people died. …read more Source:: CNet

6 Men Become 1st To Cross Perilous Drake Passage Unassisted

As freezing water thrashed their rowboat in some of the most treacherous waters in the world, six men fought for 13 days to make history, becoming the first people to traverse the infamous Drake Passage with nothing other than sheer manpower. From a report: They dodged icebergs, held their breaths as giant whales breached near…

Reducing the Risk of Flying with Hydrogen Fuels

Flight shaming is the hot new thing where people who take more than a handful of trips on an airplane per year are ridiculed for the environmental impact of their travels. It’s one strategy for making flying more sustainable, but it’s simply not viable for ultimately reducing the carbon impact that the airline industries have…

Google Health’s AI can spot breast cancer missed by human eyes – CNET

One in eight women will get breast cancer at some point. More accurate diagnostic tools are sorely needed. …read more Source:: CNet

India’s Richest Man is Ready To Take on Amazon and Walmart

As Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart spend billions to make a dent in India’s retail market and reel from recent regulatory hurdles, the two companies have stumbled upon a new challenge: Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man. From a report: Reliance Retail and Reliance Jio, two subsidiaries of Ambani’s Reliance Industries, said they have soft-launched JioMart, their…

The best coffee grinders you can buy right now – CNET

We tested a whole mess of home coffee grinders. Here are our favorites for 2020. …read more Source:: CNet

China Overwhelming the West in Cities Over a Million People

This decade began just after a historic inflection point, with 51% of the world’s population living in urban areas. From a report: By the numbers: That proportion has continued to rise steadily, reaching 55% as of 2018. It’s climbed faster in China, up from 48% to 59% — meaning an additional 180 million people are…

Uber’s last-minute bid to beat gig worker law is latest of many tries – CNET

The ride-hailing company takes a new approach with an 11th hour lawsuit aimed at California’s AB 5. The law reclassifies some gig workers as employees. …read more Source:: CNet

Alone In A Crowded Milky Way

Basic extrapolations suggest that if there are other spacefaring civilizations in the Milky Way, they could spread across the entire galaxy with surprising speed. Why, then, have we found no irrefutable evidence of aliens visiting Earth? Popular answers to this puzzle — that we are alone, that interstellar travel is impossible, that aliens are hiding…