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Why Americans aren’t buying more EVs

Enlarge (credit: koiguo via Getty) Clint and Rachel Wells had reasons to consider buying an electric vehicle when it came to replacing one of their cars. But they had even more reasons to stick with petrol. The couple live in Normal, Illinois, which has enjoyed an economic boost from the electric vehicle assembly plant...

Wed Jun 19, 2024 17:56
NatGeo documents salvage of Tuskegee Airman’s lost WWII plane wreckage

Enlarge / Michigan's State Maritime Archaeologist Wayne R. Lusardi takes notes underwater at the Lake Huron WWII wreckage of 2nd Lt. Frank Moody's P-39 Airacobra. Moody, one of the famed Tuskagee Airmen, fatally crashed in 1944. (credit: National Geographic) In April 1944, a pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen, Second Lieutenant...

Wed Jun 19, 2024 14:56
When did humans start social knowledge accumulation?

Enlarge (credit: IURII BUKHTA) A key aspect of humans' evolutionary success is the fact that we don't have to learn how to do things from scratch. Our societies have developed various ways—from formal education to YouTube videos—to convey what others have learned. This makes learning how to do things far easier than learning...

Wed Jun 19, 2024 03:06
Lawsuit: Meta engineer told to resign after calling out sexist hiring practices

Enlarge (credit: Chesnot / Contributor | Getty Images Entertainment) Meta got hit Tuesday with a lawsuit alleging that the company knowingly overlooks sexist treatment of female employees. That includes an apparent practice of hiring and promoting less qualified men to roles over more qualified female applicants. The...

Wed Jun 19, 2024 02:08
Runway’s latest AI video generator brings giant cotton candy monsters to life

Enlarge / Screen capture of a Runway Gen-3 Alpha video generated with the prompt "A giant humanoid, made of fluffy blue cotton candy, stomping on the ground, and roaring to the sky, clear blue sky behind them." (credit: Runway) On Sunday, Runway announced a new AI video synthesis model called Gen-3 Alpha that's still under...

Wed Jun 19, 2024 02:08
AT&T imposes $10 price hike on most of its older unlimited plans

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Ronald Martinez) AT&T is imposing $10 and $20 monthly price hikes on users of older unlimited wireless plans starting in August 2024, the company announced. The single-line price of these 10 "retired" plans will increase by $10 per month, while customers with multiple lines on a plan...

Wed Jun 19, 2024 00:09

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