Cell biologists discover on-off switch for key stem cell gene
Consider the relationship between an air traffic controller and a pilot. The pilot gets the passengers to their destination, but the air traffic controller decides when the plane can take off and when it ...
People finding their 'waze' to once-hidden streets
When the people whose houses hug the narrow warren of streets paralleling the busiest urban freeway in America began to see bumper-to-bumper traffic crawling by their homes a year or so ago, they were baffled.
Too many drinks? New cellphone app may tell you so
A new federally funded cellphone app allows people who may have had one too many to get an idea just how drunk they are—and hail a ride home.
London hit by air traffic control computer failure (Update)
The British government has demanded an investigation after a computer failure Friday at one of Britain's two air traffic control centers caused a major disruption of air traffic into and out of London.
Chrysler expands air bag recall
Chrysler is bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators and will add about 179,000 vehicles to a recall for air bags that could explode with too much force.
Stop-start driving in city centres creates higher pollution levels
Traditional methods of modelling traffic pollution could be under-estimating emissions by as much as 60%, particularly in areas where congestion occurs for a large part of the day, a team at Newcastle University ...
Helicopter steering innovation could herald new era for aerial transport
For decades, flying cars have featured in our visions of what futuristic cities might look like. Now EU-funded researchers with the MYCOPTER project have developed a steering system that makes helicopters ...
Is Stephen Hawking right? Could AI lead to the end of humankind?
The famous theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, has revived the debate on whether our search for improved artificial intelligence will one day lead to thinking machines that will take over from us. ...
Automakers expand passenger air bag recalls
Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, two automakers are expanding recalls or adding them to fix potentially faulty passenger air bags in high-humidity states.
Hackers force message on websites via US firm (Update)
A U.S. firm that helps connect more than 700 companies with customers through social media says a Syrian group hacked the company's web address to upload a message to other websites.
US agency threatens to act against air bag maker
A dispute between U.S. safety regulators and air bag maker Takata Corp. escalated Wednesday when the government threatened fines and legal action unless the company admits that driver's air bag inflators ...
Self-driving cars could be the answer to congested roads
If cars with drivers still suffer under gridlock conditions on roads, how will driverless cars fare any better? With greater computerisation and network awareness, driverless cars may be the answer to growing ...
Showdown looms between US gov't, air bag maker
A showdown is looming between U.S. safety regulators and a Japanese company that makes air bags linked to multiple deaths and injuries. Car companies and the driving public are caught in the middle.
Safety agency to push for national air bag recall (Update)
The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure—and even kill—a driver.