A heavy-duty Proterra electric bus has set a new world record for the longest distance driven by an electric vehicle (EV) on a single charge, after covering more than 1100 miles. This feat was made possible by its impressive 660kWh battery. Proterra, which is largely led and staffed by former Tesla employees, has managed to approximately double its maximum range each year, driving 258 miles (415km) on a single charge in 2015 and 603 miles (970km) on a single charge in 2016.
Israeli researchers have demonstrated that security devices can be infected with malware and made to leak sensitive information and receive commands through the use of covert infrared (IR) signals. The method has been shown to work on both professional and home security cameras, and even LED doorbells. These security devices are equipped with IR-emitting LEDs, which allow the cameras to continue to collect video footage in low-light settings (night vision).
A major US fast-food chain has announced that artificially intelligent burger-flipping robots will be rolled out in 50 of their restaurants over the next two years. What are the limits of what they can do, and could they improve working conditions in kitchens? Kathryn’s colleague has been in a sour mood for weeks: he recently cut off his finger while hurrying to prepare food for customers at the London restaurant where they both work.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".