The Daily Populous

Thursday March 9th, 2023 night edition

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DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are turning up the heat on Tesla, announcing investigations into steering wheels coming off some SUVs and a fatal crash involving a Tesla suspected of using an automated driving system when it ran into a parked firetruck in California.

NHTSA has become more aggressive in pursuing safety problems with Teslas in the past year, announcing multiple recalls and investigations.

The driver of the 2014 Tesla Model S was killed in the crash and a passenger critically injured.

Earlier Wednesday, the agency posted documents revealing an investigation of steering wheels that can detach from the steering column on as many as 120,000 Model Y SUVs.

A friction fit held the steering wheels on, but they separated when force was exerted as the SUVs were driven.

The U.S. Justice Department also has asked Tesla for documents from Tesla about “Full Self-Driving” and Autopilot.

NHTSA has sent investigators to 35 Tesla crashes in which automated systems are suspected of being used. »

Keanu Reeves now has fungus-killing chemical compounds named after him

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Identifying and testing three natural compounds that proved lethal to fungi, they were so impressed they’ve named the chemicals after actor Keanu Reeves, a nod to how he eliminates villains in movies such as “John Wick” and “The Matrix.”.

“The lipopeptides kill so efficiently that we named them after Keanu Reeves because he, too, is extremely deadly in his roles,” Götze said in a statement.

“However, over time, many pathogenic organisms — including fungi — have evolved resistance to the chemicals we use to battle them. »

League of Legends MMO producer departing Riot Games

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League of Legends MMO producer Greg Street has announced plans to depart Riot Games.

Street was executive producer on Riot's forthcoming League of Legends MMO, but he's assured fans the game is still in production.

Riot Games president Marc Merrill has followed up the news with an update on the LoL MMO. »

The Tennessee House Just Passed a Bill Completely Gutting Marriage Equality

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As expected, Carlson is using the footage to try diluting the reality of how violent the riot was.

Or, more straightforwardly, this is all motivated by the right wing simply not believing in facing consequences for its own actions.

Regardless, the exclusive collab between the most powerful member of the House and the biggest media corporation in America is already making room for members of Congress to embrace the proposition:. »

Taiwan Claims China Cut Underwater Internet Cables

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Over 14,000 residents on Taiwan's Matsu islands have been without internet for the past month, as the government indicates that multiple Chinese ships have cut the two submarine cables in the Taiwan Strait.

Authorities were able to identify two Chinese ships in the area where the cables were cut, based on automated identification system data.

The cables had been cut a total of 27 times in the past five years, but it was unclear which country the vessels in question originated from. »