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The wreckage of a ship at the devastated site of the explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, on Aug.6, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)

Beirut’s devastating port explosion echoes the 1917 Halifax Harbour blast

In 1917, two ships collided in the port of Halifax, resulting in an explosion similar to the Aug. 4 blast in Beirut. Port explosions have devastating effects far beyond the site of the actual blast.
LiDAR helps an autonomous vehicle ‘visualize’ what’s around it. Yulong Can with data from Baidu Apollo

Autonomous vehicles can be fooled to ‘see’ nonexistent obstacles

Driverless vehicles rely heavily on sensors to navigate the world. They're vulnerable to attack if bad actors trick them into 'seeing' things that aren't there, potentially leading to deadly crashes.
In this March 2019 photo, rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max crash south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Deregulation is playing a role in transportation disasters. AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene

Disasters foretold: Boeing 737 Max 8 and Lac-Mégantic

High-profile rail and aerospace disasters of recent years have been the deadly consequence of the systematic erosion of safety precautions due to deregulation.

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