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Can we banish the phantom traffic jam?

Intelligent cars will be able to head off congestion problems before they happen.<p>A traffic jam, by definition, is caused by <i>all</i> of us. The root cause may be an accident, or construction, or the crush of mid-sized SUVs leaving a Billy Joel concert, but if you’re part of the traffic flow, you’re part …

Traffic

Epic Foundation’s new app helps donors understand where their money is going

Epic Foundation is a nonprofit aiming to improve charitable giving — an approach that encompasses the way people select, monitor and “experience” their donations.<p>Founded by serial entrepreneur Alexandre Mars (among other roles, he was CEO at Phonevalley, a mobile marketing agency acquired by …

Nonprofits

Let a Drift Champion Explain How to Align Your Car for the Perfect Drift

Camber, caster, toe, track width. Chris Forsberg and Engineering Explained answer all the alignment questions you were too embarrassed to ask.<p>Understanding the technicalities of car alignment can seem like a dark art. Camber, caster and toe adjustments all work in concert, and a single adjustment …

Republicans warn proposed EPA rule could wreck auto racing

New rule would prohibit modifying certain vehicles for race purposes.<p>Republican lawmakers are warning that regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency could cast a pall over auto racing.<p>Three members of the House Energy and Commerce committee sent a letter to Environmental …

Burr-Feinstein encryption bill is officially here in all its scary glory

Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein released the official version of their anti-encryption bill today after a draft appeared online last week. The bill, titled the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016, would require tech firms to decrypt customers’ data at a court’s request.<p>The …

Privacy

A paralyzed man’s brain implant let him move his fingers to play a guitar video game

The chip in his brain reroutes brain signals so he can grasp objects<p>Thanks to a brain implant, Ian Burkhart can use his hand to play video games for the first time since the accident that broke his neck six years ago. The finding, published today in <i>Nature</i>, is the first instance of a person living …

This High-Tech Racing School Gave Me a Mini F1 Experience—Including Crashing

Our man Roger went to the Lucas Oil Race School where he learned how to use data, how to race in the rain, and, unexpectedly, how it feels to get crashed into. Hard.<p><i>He had me by a few feet—and the inside line—so at the two marker I decided to concede the corner and tuck in behind him. At least that</i> …

Horses

How to Escape a Submerged Car

You have about a minute to get out alive.<p>In 2013, the I-5 bridge collapse in Mount Vernon, Washington, sent two vehicles and three passengers plunging into the Skagit River after a semi truck apparently sideswiped part of the bridge. After crashing into the river, the vehicles appear to have been …

Zombie 'survival platformer' Deadlight coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Director's Cut version of Tequila Works' sidescrolling adventure coming soon<p>Publisher Deep Silver is bringing <i>Deadlight</i>, Tequila Works' platforming adventure first released on Xbox 360 and Windows PC in 2012, to current consoles. Dubbed <i>Deadlight: Director's Cut</i>, the new version of the zombie …

The Sauber Mercedes C11 Sounds Like a NASCAR Swallowed Two Turbochargers

Turbocharged engines shouldn't sound this good.<p>Generally speaking, adding turbochargers to a motor doesn't do great things for a car's sound. The air rushing through the turbo(s) tends to muffle the sound, but that doesn't seem to be the case with this heavenly Sauber Mercedes C11. In fact, it …

Engines

6 of the world's wildest self-driving cars

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Last week, US officials said that the computer in Google's self-driving car can legally be considered the "driver" -- a decision that could serve as a stepping-stone to making driverless cars legal on American roadways. Companies like Google and Ford are busy testing self-driving car …

How to safely jump-start your car

What is the right way to jump-start your car? Before we go into the details, we must give you the safety lecture because batteries can have the explosive potential of three sticks of dynamite!<p>Wear eye protection whenever you work around a battery. And follow the sequence for connecting and …

The CEO of $2.2 billion pizza chain Papa John's shares his 5 'unexpected ingredients' for startup success

In high school, he worked at a pizza and sub shop in his hometown of Jeffersonville, Indiana, where he first fell in love with making pizza. He got through college by working at a place called Greek's Pizzeria and even considered dropping out of Ball State University to open a franchise, but his …

U.S. economic growth slows to 0.7% at the end of last year

The U.S. economy slowed sharply at the end of last year, expanding at an anemic 0.7% annual pace as business investment and exports fell, the Commerce Department said Friday.<p>Growth in the October-through-December period was weaker than the 0.9% figure analysts had forecast and could raise new …

Economics

Frozen Rush 2016: Extreme Car Control Or 900 Horsepower Button-Mashing?

The Red Bull Frozen Rush returned for 2016 this month, pitting a handful of maniacs against each other in 900 horsepower racing trucks on the ski …

Star Wars: The Old Republic deserves a second chance

BioWare's MMO has received some major upgrades in recent months<p>My love affair with <i>Star Wars: The Old Republic</i> was strong but short-lived. When it launched in late 2011, I thought this was it: the replacement for <i>World of Warcraft</i> that I'd been waiting for.<p><i>The Old Republic</i> had the social gameplay and …

Lumosity brain games dev fined $2m over false advertising

Lumos Labs, the maker of the mobile brain training app Lumosity, has been ordered by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to pay $2 million to the agency (PDF) for falsely advertising that its software can help users perform better at work and in school, and reduce or delay cognitive …

Stratio’s LinkSquare can scan your food or drugs to test their authenticity

How do you really know that the food or medicine you’re about to ingest is what the package label says it is? With the LinkSquare from Stratio, you can actually run a test to get confirmation.<p>Stratio is unveiling its new LinkSquare infrared scanner for food, pharmaceuticals, materials, and physical …

Everything Tesla promises to accomplish by 2020

Among other things, Musk has promised to dramatically increase car production, launch one (or possibly two) completely new cars, and conquer self-driving vehicles.<p>Here's a closer look at what exactly Musk has promised Tesla will accomplish by 2020.

Tesla

On the Red Couch with U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

<i>Happier people are healthier people, says United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. The leading spokesperson on public health believes that, in combination with diet, exercise and preventative care, emotional well-being forms a critical fourth pillar of good health.</i><p><i>Research backs him up. Murthy,</i> …

American Dream Backfires For Homeowner | CNBC

What's for dinner? Genetically engineered salmon OK'd by FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) — What's for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human …

Aquaculture

Car park art: Photographers create art out of the mundane multi storey - Telegraph

Marketers spend five times more to reach Millennials versus other groups

A new research report from the ad data and analysis firm Turn says advertisers are spending 500 percent more on digital media to reach Millennials than on media to reach all other consumer groups. Millennials are ages 18 through 35. There are 75 million of them in the U.S. And they have the …

Custom Bikes of the Week: 15 November, 2015

A slinky BMW R nineT from Holland, a candy apple red CB550 from the USA, and a Harley Sportster with a Norton Manx tank from Japan. Take your pick right here.<p><b>HPnineT Cafe Racer by High Octane</b>. Everything created by Jeffry Sol and the Dutch High Octane team radiates speed. Like their absolutely mad, …

Motorcycles

Cop delays telling children of parents' death, takes care of them on Halloween

<b>(CNN) —</b> Faced with the somber task of informing four children that their parents had been killed in a car wreck on Halloween, a big-hearted Georgia state trooper opted to do things a little differently.<p>Rather than just announce the devastating news there and then, Trooper Nathan Bradley decided to …

Online Life

Cheating in Online Classes Is Now Big Business

The growth in courses available on the web has led to a growth in paid services that will impersonate students and do their work for them.<p>When I was in high school, I cheated pretty regularly. And I mean all the time. I remember writing chemistry formulas on small bits of paper that I then sealed …

Fred Thompson dead: Law & Order star dies at 73

Fred D. Thompson, former U.S. senator for Tennessee and successful actor with more than 50 credits to his name, died on Sunday, his family confirmed …

Monclarity Raises $5M And Launches Its Brain-Training App Brainwell

Startup Monclarity announced today that it has raised $5 million in seed funding from Access Industries. And it recently unveiled Brainwell, a brain-training app available on iOS, Android, Kindle and the web.<p>Now, there’s been a lot of skepticism around brain-training games like Lumosity, …

IBM: Modernize your business or risk being Uber-ized

IBM has a stern warning for big old companies that fail to modernize their technology and business practices. You risk being disrupted by an …