Shades of Grey: Is the world losing its colour? Viral internet post says yes

London, United Kingdom — A viral post on social sharing site Tumblr puts it in black and white: the world is losing its colour. Using the United Kingdom-based Science Museum Group’s dataset of 7,083 objects from 21 categories spanning over 200 years of history as a source, Tumblr user Macleod Sawyer argues that cars, restaurant […]

Lite-Brite Repair: Magna unveils ‘Breakthrough Lighting’ prototype, customizable lighting for thermoplastic surfaces

Aurora, Ontario – Do you remember any childhood skills you used to fix your Lite-Brite? Those skills might come in handy someday soon. Magna International unveiled its Breakthrough Lighting prototype on Tuesday, demonstrating the technology’s ability to “allow consumers to interact with their vehicles” through “communicative” lighting features. Magna is initially showing the Breakthrough Lighting […]

EV/AV Report: March 14, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — In today’s EV/AV report,  electric vehicle (EV) demand spikes in the United States, the NHTSA authorizes autonomous vehicles (AVs) without human controls and EV batteries are found to be dangerous when mishandled – who knew? Static shocks Orders for Tesla vehicles are surging in the U.S. as oil prices rise with no […]

Big Fish: Israeli scientist teach goldfish to drive

Beersheba, Israel ⁠— The old adage, “like a fish out of water,” could soon adopt a new meaning, thanks to Israeli scientists that claim they taught a goldfish to drive. Scientists from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University say they have successfully taught a goldfish to maneuver a robotic car on land via a top-down camera that monitors […]