Link Tank: Erik Selvig’s Potential Role in Avengers 4

Erik Selvig, Jameela Jamil, Elon Musk, and more in today's daily link tank!

Elon Musk proposes trans-continental car summon for Tesla autopilot on Twitter.

Ready for your Tesla to drive itself across a continent to meet you? CEO Elon Musk believes the feature could come soon, sharing with his 23.5 million Twitter followers on Thursday that “in a few years,” consumers will be able to use the company’s “Summon” feature to command their car to come pick them up.

Read more at Inverse.

Jameela Jamil called out celebrities promoting dangerous weight-loss drinks.

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“Jameela Jamil—aka Tahani on The Good Place—has long been calling out society’s unhealthy obsession with weight, which tells girls and women to aim for as low a number as possible on the scale, rather than valuing actual health.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Microsoft has won massive contract for HoloLens.

“Mixed reality just got a lot more serious and lucrative for Microsoft thanks to the US Army. A contract worth $480 million has been awarded to Microsoft that will see it supply up to 100,000 modified HoloLens headsets for use in training and combat situations.”

Read more at PCMag.

Here’s what you need to know about this year’s Oscar race.

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“Do you hear the rumble of publicists? The murmuring of critics? The bustling of stylists? Those sounds can only mean one thing: Oscar season is fully underway. Yes, the hype for Hollywood’s biggest annual event begins building in September when the fall film festivals trot out contenders, but it has now kicked into high gear and will be a daily presence in our lives through February 24, 2019, when the gold statuettes will be handed out.”

Read more at Thrillist. 

High-tech interventions may be used to save the coral reefs.

“Coral reefs are facing a crisis thanks to an ever-growing list of threats, from climate change to ocean acidification to pollution. In an effort to stem the rising tide of damage, the National Academy of Sciences released a major report on Wednesday chronicling the high-tech interventions we might have to use to save coral.”

Read more at Gizmodo. 

New brain-computer interface will help people with paralysis.

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“For those who are unable to use their arms or hands, a world of touch-based devices isn’t the most accessible place. Now though, thanks to new research, these individuals are no longer prevented from using touch-screen devices as researchers have developed technology that allows the control of tablets through a brain-computer interface (BCI).”

Read more at Alphr.

Erik Selvig may be the key to defeating Thanos in Avengers 4.

“While astrophysicist Erik Selvig—who made his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2011’s Thor, and is played by Stellan Skarsgård—is nowhere near the most influential character in the wide-ranging superhero world, a new fan theory has some people believing that he could potentially be the key to defeating Thanos in the highly anticipated (and still-untitled) Avengers 4.”

Read more at Mental Floss.