In Brief: Video games curb underage drinking, self-driving trucks, live bear cams

Video games and social media have almost halved under aged drinking in Sweden according to a survey undertaken by the Central Association for Alcohol and Other Drugs.

Video games and social media have almost halved under aged drinking in Sweden according to a survey undertaken by the Central Association for Alcohol and Other Drugs. The survey states that just 46% of the country's ninth graders consumed alcohol in the past year. This figure was 80% just 15 years ago.

Mercedes-Benz recently demonstrated Future Truck 2025, a semi-autonomous vehicle that can take over for the driver when it’s up to speed. This is achieved through a combination of radar technology and stereo cameras. In addition, the vehicle can talk to can talk to others to anticipate traffic jams. The Future Truck is expected to enter production.

Alaska's Katmai national park will have several live webcams setup to broadcast video of local brown bears for the third year in a row. The park is in the process of setting up four cameras, with the most popular already accumulating over six million total views. The bears are very cute, so visit explore.org to have a watch.

Sources: IGN, Engadget, The Verge

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