Weekly News Roundup Feb. 26 – March 4
Google Self- Driving car hits bus
— The Google Car (@thegooglecar) March 2, 2016
In a recent report filed with California regulators, Google admitted to some responsibility for the accident. Even though there have been other incidents with the Self-Driving car, this was the first crash for which Google has ‘somewhat’ faulted itself. The vehicle and the test driver believed that the bus was going to slow down and allow the Google car to merge, however the bus did not and the vehicles collided. There were no injuries. Since the incident Google has refined the software making future accidents less likely.
Spotlight wins best picture and Leonardo receives an Oscar
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 29, 2016
Leonardo DiCaprio is finally an Oscar winner. The star of The Revenant took home his first ever Oscar. The crowd gave him a standing ovation as he accepted the award and used his speech as a platform to inform others of the issue of climate change. In addition, Spotlight won best picture.
Super Tuesday 2016 Election
— CNN (@CNN) March 2, 2016
The results for Super Tuesday are in. Donald Trump had remained the steady frontrunner for the GOP Republican Party, causing Americans to google, “How to move to Canada?” On the Democratic side, Hilary Clinton is gaining momentum with the support of African American voters in the southern states.
Glass slide on 70th floor
— Mashable (@mashable) March 1, 2016
A new attraction is coming to the West Coast. By June 25 of this year the Los Angeles U.S. Bank Tower will have a 45-foot glass ‘Skyslide’ attached to the 69th and 70th floor. It will consist of an indoor/outdoor, 360-degree viewing area known as the observation deck. It is anticipated to be a huge tourist attraction following New York and Chicago. The cost for the adventurous thrill is $8 for the Skyslide pass and $25 for the Skyspace ticket.