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Mercedes Steps Up Electric-Van Push to Counter Deutsche Post

After Deutsche Post rolled out a no-frills battery-powered vehicle, Mercedes-Benz said it will start deliveries of eVito, which offers a driving range of 94 miles. Mercedes-Benz is ramping up its offering of electric delivery vans after Deutsche Post AG switched from customer to competitor with the successful rollout of a no-frills battery-powered vehicle. In the …

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Airbus Exploring Single-Pilot, Autonomous Plane in Tech Race

“The more disruptive approach is to say maybe we can reduce the crew needs for our future aircraft,” says Airbus CTO Paul Eremenko.  Airbus SE is looking to develop autonomous aircraft and technologies that will allow a single pilot to operate commercial jetliners, helping cut costs for carriers, Chief Technology Officer Paul Eremenko said. “The …

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Artificial lights are eating away at dark nights—and that’s not a good thing

Changes in artificially lit surface of Earth at night. Credit: Carla Schaffer / AAAS Earth is losing its darkness. A new study using satellite data finds that artificially lit surfaces around the world are spreading and growing brighter, producing more light pollution at night. The findings, described in the journal Science Advances, track what researchers called …

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Germany bans smartwatches aimed at kids, tells parents to destroy the devices

The regulator called them “illegal spying devices”  Last month, the Norwegian Consumer Council put together a report that warned of the threat to children’s privacy posed by smartwatches aimed at kids. Now, German regulators have banned the wearables, which it describes as “prohibited listening devices,” and has urged parents to destroy them. The European Consumer Organization (BEUC) had …

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