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How computer-aided organic architecture could change the city of the future

We’ve seen the future of architecture and design, and it’s at the intersection of biology, computing, and engineering.<p>While many architects these days put up buildings loaded with energy-saving features and attractive, sustainable design, one company is taking its approach to being green to another …

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North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat

North Korea, which denies that it had anything to do with a hack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, now wants to help the U.S. root out the real culprit. But true to form for Pyongyang, the dubious offer comes tinged with a threat of "serious" consequences should Washington decline.<p>An …

US Virgin Islands legislators reject bill to sell Hovensa oil refinery

Legislators in the U.S. Virgin Islands have rejected a proposal to sell the former Hovensa oil refinery in St. Croix.<p>Senators voted against an agreement that would have allowed a local company to buy the refinery that closed in early 2012 after years of weak demand and high operating costs. …

How Long Can the U.S. Oil Boom Last?

The long-term problem for oil frackers isn't just low prices. It's low reserves.<p>Now that oil prices have dropped to levels not seen since 2009, helped by a flood of oil flowing from hydraulic fracturing or fracking wells in North Dakota and Texas, it's time to ask the question: How long can the …

U.S. Forest Services Responds to Spikes on Motorcycle Trails

<b>Spikes on Motorcycle Trails</b><p>The U.S. Forest Service has investigated four incidents in which vandals endangered the lives of motorcyclists and …

Ferrari 512 TR

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Cars<br>• Ferrari<br>• Italian<br>• Luxury<p>The 512 TR was Ferrari’s response to the challenge posed by the newly released Lamborghini …

Supercars

Ex-F1 ace Robert Kubica to continue in World Rally Championship

Robert Kubica will remain in the World Rally Championship next season.<p>The 2008 Canadian Grand Prix winner had laboured over the decision of whether …

Motor Racing

Jay Leno rides the Lightning LS-218 electric motorcycle

Electric motorcycles are fairly proven tech at this point, with multiple options available to riders. The real challenge now is continuing to improve performance to add range, cut weight and boost power. Jay Leno is back on two-wheels again this week for a ride on the Lightning Motorcycles LS-218 …

Dictionary.com updates free and premium Android apps with new features

The Dictionary.com free and premium apps for Android have both been updated to version 5.0 in the Google Play Store. Both versions include a visual …

Apps

Sony exec fires back at President Obama

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton, denying that the studio had "caved" by scrapping next week's opening of "The Interview," fired back Friday after President Obama said the studio had "made a mistake."<p>In an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Lynton also reopened the door to a future release …

How To Sell A Nanotechnology Revolution

Last week, Baltimore-based nanotech firm Pixelligent Technologies closed a funding round of $5.5 million to continue its development and growth. This marks a total of $23 million in equity funding the firm has raised to date, plus another $10 million it’s received in the form of government grants …

First Drone Launches at FAA Test Site in Nevada, Crashes Immediately

Friday was a big day at the drone testing facility in Boulder City, Nevada. It was the day that the first drone authorized to fly without FAA …

National Geographic Travel

Crude oil prices log their fourth straight weekly loss

Brent crude shed 1.2% for the week<p>Crude oil futures traded higher on 19 December but finished lower for the week, logging their fourth consecutive …

The secret engine technology that made the SR-71 the fastest plane ever

On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers flew the first airplane ever at 6.8 mph (10.9 km/h). Only 61 years and five days later, the Lockheed SR-71 …