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San Antonio has been approached by two self-driving car companies about testing on its city streets. According to city staff, Waymo and the Silicon-Valley startup Drive.AI are the first to get in touch, both in the last month.

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When Brandon Marquez has a school research paper, the junior at Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Southwest Early College High School hunkers down in the school library. When that closes at 5 p.m., his mom will drive him 20 minutes to the Pharr public library, where he can work on a until 9:30 p.m, or until he hits the two-hour limit on public computers.

Courtesy NASA

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is hurtling toward asteroid 2014 MU69. When it passes, it will be the most distant body a spacecraft has ever done a flyby of. The asteroid is more than four billion miles away, in the Kuiper belt, with so many unknowns that the margin of error is larger than other missions.

Courtesy Hulu

Internet streaming company Hulu lost $920 million in 2017, according to BTIG Research, an investment research group. The number is based on filings from cable conglomerate Comcast, which owns 30 percent of the company. Filings from other owners — Disney, Fox and Time Warner — show the losses accrued while owners invested an additional billion dollars in Hulu.

Michael Cirlos III

When he was 22 years old, Marco Romero was ready for a life change. Like many of us at that age, Romero was just making due, and wanted more from life. He had a dream, but no way to launch it. In pursuing that dream, he may have made a mistake in who he trusted.