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These are the two books that are helping Xi Jinping understand AI

China’s president Xi Jinping is an avid reader. He peppers his speeches with quotes from his favorite writers, including Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, and Paulo Coelho. His annual New Year’s Day greetings offers a rare look into the secrets of his office bookshelf—something Chinese netizens …

Xi Jinping
CNN

20 Lightroom tips on mastering the tone curve

<b>In our latest technical masterclass, James Paterson gives us his 20 essential tips on how to get to grips with the most powerful tone curve tool that</b> …

Tutorials

Researchers go after the biggest problem with self-driving cars

The biggest difficulty in self-driving cars is not batteries, fearful drivers, or expensive sensors, but what's known as the "trolley problem," a …

Tesla

New study suggests e-cigarettes could be damaging lungs in a unique way

E-cigarette use around the world is booming, especially amongst young people. In 2016 the US Surgeon General identified a 900 percent increase in …

Public Health

Engines with Small, Individual Turbos for Each Cylinder Could Revolutionize Downsizing

From the October 2017 issue<p>Downsized turbocharged engines have become a cornerstone in the car industry’s effort to increase fuel economy. And as CAFE stand­ards push us toward a 54.5-mpg fleet average, engines are bound to get even smaller and turbo boost even higher. Such radically downsized …

Engineering

Airbus flying taxi concept on track to make first flight in 2018

It's 2017, and yes, the flying car might be coming -- but you probably won't drive it. European aviation giant Airbus claimed that the company's flying taxi concept is on track to make its first flight by the end of next year. While the first tests will be unmanned, the company plans to have humans …

Scientists Have Found a Completely New Way to Attack And Kill Cancer Cells

If this works in people, it will be better than chemo.<p>Scientists have made a promising step forward in the ongoing fight against cancer, developing a …

Who Needs Hard Drives? Scientists Store Film Clip in DNA

It was one of the very first motion pictures ever made: a galloping mare filmed in 1878 by the British photographer Eadweard Muybridge, who was trying to learn whether horses in motion ever become truly airborne.<p>More than a century later, that clip has rejoined the cutting edge. It is now the first …

Genetics

Antibacterial soaps may do more harm than good, scientists warn

Anti-bacterial soaps and gels are useless and may cause harm, 200 scientists and medics have warned.<p>The consensus statement, published in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives also cautions against the use of antimicrobial agents in food storage containers, exercise mats and …

Soap Operas

The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best leaders aren't necessarily the best at speaking, in order to dictate, …

Understanding the Most Important Trait of Any Good Leader

It’s 2017. The Mad Men era has long since passed. So I’m here to tell you: get over yourself.<p>Gone are the days when leaders are expected to never, …

3 Very Short Books on 3 Very Big Ideas

<b>ON TYRANNY</b> <b><br>Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century</b><br>By Timothy Snyder<br>126 pp. Tim Duggan, paper, $7.99.<p>The months after Donald Trump was elected president have been boom times for scholars of authoritarianism. Masha Gessen wrote a widely circulated essay on the New York Review of Books website …

Public Policy

11 Great iPad Tricks and Hidden Features You Must Try Today

Are you making the most of your iPad? With these tips, you will save time, save batteries and most of all, save your sanity! From getting Siri to …

Is tidal power finally coming of age?

A British company wants to demonstrate that underwater turbines can be a viable source of hydroelectricity, by winning a share of $363 million worth …

Hydroelectric Power

7 books that will give you the tech knowledge you need to start a business

And every college kid dreams of becoming a tech billionaire. There's a certain 'hollywoodization' of entrepreneurship.<p>It's also much easier to start a business. Throw up a website using one of the many templates out there, host it on Amazon Web Services or GoDaddy, find a problem you think exists, …

Books