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Tesla’s crash rate dropped 40 percent after Autopilot was installed, Feds say

Tesla’s crash rate dropped 40 percent after the electric carmaker installed its semi-autonomous Autopilot software, government regulators reported today.<p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just released its report on the May 2016 fatal accident involving a Tesla Model S. Within the …

U.S. scientists officially declare 2016 the hottest year on record. That makes three in a row.

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>In a powerful testament to the warming of the planet, two leading U.S. science agencies Wednesday jointly declared 2016 the hottest year on record, surpassing the previous record set just last year — which itself had topped a record set in 2014.<p>Average surface …

Global Warming

Physicists Say They've Manipulated 'Pure Nothingness' And Observed The Fallout

In the quantum vacuum, no one can hear you scream.<p>According to quantum mechanics, a vacuum isn't empty at all. It's actually filled with quantum …

Quantum Physics

Want To Live In The Arctic Circle? Build Your House Inside A Solar Geodesic Dome

That's what this Norwegian family did.<p>The Hjertefølger family began their experiment in sustainable living in 2013, when they moved to Sandhornøya Island in the Arctic Circle to build their home. There, they constructed a three story cob house from sustainable materials like sand and clay. To …

Arctic Circle

Through climate change denial, we're ceding global leadership to China

Remember when China was the climate-action outcast, the obstacle standing in the way of progress in the global fight against a warming planet? What a difference a few years — and an election — can make.<p>Over the past few weeks, world leaders, delegates to the climate change conference in Marrakech …

Elena Ferrante: ‘I believe that books, once written, have no need of their authors’

Her Neapolitan novels have made the author a literary sensation. In this extract from Frantumaglia, a new collection of letters and interviews, she talks about her compulsion to write – and why she kept her identity secret<p>The first novel written under the pseudonym Elena Ferrante was published in …

Books

Heirloom Carrot Varieties

Learn all there is to know about planting, harvesting and saving heirloom carrot seeds as well as the cool history behind some of the rarest and …

Gardening

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Containerisation: What businesses need to know

Just as in shipping physical cargoes where a load in a container can share transport on a train or ship with other similar loads while remaining …

3tags.org

A sociologist trained to become a tax-avoidance expert

"All the world's a stage." — Shakespeare AP/John Lent<p>Shakespeare said that all the world’s a stage, but the sociologist Erving Goffman added that most of the interesting stuff lies behind the scenes, in what he called the “backstage” areas of everyday life.<p>Having spent the past eight years doing …

The world’s first public self-driving taxi service hits Singapore roads today

The world’s first public trial of a self-driving car service has officially launched in Singapore today, as U.S. autonomous car startup NuTonomy beats Uber to the punch by a matter of days.<p>Founded out of Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2013, NuTonomy is an MIT spin-off that specializes in self-driving …

An open letter to the Prime Minister on the climate crisis, from 154 scientists

<i>Dear The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia,</i><p><i>The following is an open letter signed by 154 Australian atmospheric, marine,</i> …

Extinction

Attacker Uses Virtual Machine to Hide Malicious Activity

<b>Cybercriminals have discovered a new method of hiding their nefarious activity on compromised machines, by using virtual machines (VMs), SecureWorks</b> …

Why You Should Actually Look Forward to Being Alone Forever

We asked a psychologist about how playing the long game as someone who doesn't commit to romantic relationships can pay off.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>For years, single people have been painted as failures. Hollywood has managed to make three Bridget Jones films on that loose …

What is an API? In English, please.

Before I learned software development, API sounded like a kind of beer.<p>Today I use the term so often that I have in fact recently tried to order an …

Microservices

From The Sweethome: The solar power system we’d get for ourselves

Turns out picking panels is pretty easy—but designing a system is still complex.<p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide</i> …

Electronic ‘Neural Dust’ Could Monitor Your Brain

Wireless sensors that can be implanted in a person’s body to control robotic devices have been developed by researchers hoping to transform …

World's largest carbon producers face landmark human rights case

The world’s largest oil, coal, cement and mining companies have been given 45 days to respond to a complaint that their greenhouse gas emissions have violated the human rights of millions of people living in the Phillippines.<p>In a potential landmark legal case, the Commission on Human Rights of the …

Human Rights

These 5 mind-melting thought experiments helped Albert Einstein come up with his most revolutionary scientific ideas

One of Einstein's most defining qualities was his remarkable ability to conceptualize complex scientific ideas by imagining real-life scenarios. He called these scenarios Gedankenexperiments, which is German for thought experiments.<p>Here are a few thought experiments that demonstrate some of …

How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer

How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer<p><b>Image Credit: Chris Robinson</b><p>How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer<p>Click To Tweet<p>Surely …

Wearable drone that Unstraps from your Wrist to take photos and then Flies back

Nixie is a wrist watch like thing that becomes a camera drone when you want it to be. And it only takes a gesture to set it off. It is a little …

Grow Your Own Food Right in Your Kitchen With This DIY Aquaponics Kit

Imagine herbs, flowers and other plants thriving with your pet fish. Aqua Biofilter’s Aquarium Garden is a DIY aquaponics kit that lets you grow food …

Wastewater

Power Your Raspberry Pi Zero From The Sun Using The Solar Pi Platter (video)

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts looking for a way to harness the rays from the sun to power their pocket size Raspberry Pi Zero mini PC, which are now …

Microcontroller

How-to Reduce Computer Eye Fatigue & Strain on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Desktops

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial How-to Reduce Eye Fatigue<p>Hello Ubuntu User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-step <b>How-to Install f.lux GUI Applet and Reduce Eyes</b> …

Linux

Follow 10 YouTube Channels to Learn Linux Online

Want to Learn Linux Course Online. YouTube is one of the best places to learn Linux online.<p>In this post we made a list of best Linux Channels and …

With gold and rat heart cells, scientists make a robot stingray

Here's a critter that would be a showstopper in your aquarium: By layering rat heart cells over a gold skeleton, scientists have built tiny swimming artificial stingrays that can be driven and guided by light.<p>These little ray-bots, described in the journal Science, may offer insight into building …

Researchers stored an OK Go music video on strands of DNA

Researchers just figured out how to squeeze 200 MB of data onto some strands of DNA.<p>That's right, the same stuff that's inside all of us, the …

Genetics