In a conventional nuclear reactor, the main line of defense against a meltdown is the fuel control rod, which power plant operators use to control the fission rate in the core.
On the other hand, if the government can show that the suspect knows both the password and which specific documents are in the safe—perhaps because the suspect described the safe's contents during an interrogation—then all courts agree that the suspect can be forced to open the safe.
When a reviewer sees cause for concern in a photo, they include the details in a regular report sent to building managers that summarizes recent social distancing violations in their facility.
A spokesperson for Smithfield says the company has instituted several OSHA-compliant safety protocols, including more protective equipment for workers, fever screenings for entry, and sick leave.
Facebook today announced new features for Messenger that will alert you when messages appear to come from financial scammers or potential child abusers, displaying warnings in the Messenger app that provide tips and suggest you block the offenders.
The company said today it’s releasing what it calls the “most comprehensive medical equipment service database in the world.” The collection of thousands of files is supposed to help biomedical engineering technicians—the techs who update or fix medical equipment on site at health care facilities—repair everything from imaging equipment to EKG monitors to ventilators.
Schools are reopening in countries around the world in response to a substantial body of evidence that children are largely unaffected by Covid-19 and minimally contagious when they get infected.
The grocery delivery company had pledged to outfit more than 100,000 of its shoppers with “health and safety kits,” each containing a reusable face mask, a forehead thermometer, and hand sanitizer.“The mask is a joke,” says Amy V., an Instacart worker who received her safety kit this week.
The Air Force is getting into flying cars .The federal government has taken a hands-off approach to self-driving cars—but it stepped in to halt passenger trips on a model of autonomous shuttle.
The NTSB found that the automaker bears some responsibility for the crash and should restrict the use of its Autopilot feature and better detect when drivers are paying attention; however, the agency also criticized the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s hands-off approach to regulating new vehicle technologies like Autopilot, saying that it had overlooked risks of advanced driver-assistance features.
Last week, the National Transportation Safety Board released dozens of new documents that provide a detailed understanding of the circumstances of Huang's death.The documents confirm a claim by Walter Huang's family that he had experienced this particular glitch, in this particular spot, multiple times prior to the crash.
With our colleagues from Brainstorm, Stanford’s Lab for Mental Health Innovation, we’ve created guiding principles that companies can follow to create products that protect users and have potential to help: Do no harm :Do not allow teens to be harmed by what they consume.
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All six of those terms have been used by important auto industry organizations—regulators at the US Department of Transportation, standards developers at SAE International, and influential research organization Thatcham Research—to describe automatic emergency braking systems.
The Trump administration Wednesday reaffirmed its policy to maintain a light touch in regulating self-driving vehicles , with a new document that is long on promoting the industry and silent on rules governing testing or operating the vehicles.
One of the founders of DeepMind cofounded the Partnership on AI, which aims to direct “attention and effort on harnessing AI to contribute to solutions for some of humanity’s most challenging problems.” On December 4, PAI announced the release of SafeLife, a proof-of-concept reinforcement-learning model that can avoid unintended side effects of its optimization activity in a simple game.
On Monday, the agency Transport for London, which regulates taxis and for-hire vehicles in the city, said it has identified “a pattern of failures” by Uber that threatened rider safety, and that Uber hadn’t done enough to correct the failures.
First, the safety panel thinks NHTSA should do more to gauge how self-driving developers are running their test operations on public roads.
But this week, when the National Transportation Safety Board released more than 40 documents related to the 2018 crash in which a self-driving Uber killed a pedestrian, it quickly became apparent that the term “mistake” might be generous.
The spacecraft was Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule, which will begin carrying NASA astronauts to the International Space Station next year.Later this week, SpaceX will also perform a test of its Crew Dragon capsule, a second try after a catastrophic explosion ended a similar trial run earlier this year.
The bigger screens will allow Ford to show multiple applications (like navigation, phone, and radio) simultaneously, and to automatically configure their arrangement based on which the driver uses most frequently.The new screens will run Sync 4 and offer enough real estate to comfortably display multiple applications, configured to the user's liking.
Last week, the electric carmaker rolled out a couple of very fun new updates, like “caraoke,” a sharper Automatic Lane Change feature, and in-car app upgrades.
Bosch developed the CG912 semiconductor chip for triggering airbags, but it works just as well for sparking a tiny guillotine to cut an electric vehicle’s high-voltage cables.
The two 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people and led to what is, so far, a six-month grounding of the jet , stemmed in part from Boeing’s failure to accurately anticipate how pilots would respond to a malfunctioning feature that pointed the jets toward the ground.