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Formula E is planning the first racing series for driverless cars

It was only last year that Formula E made its debut as the first racing series exclusively for electric cars. Now, after just two seasons of championships, its organizers are already preparing for another first: a <i>driverless</i> racing series. The series, dubbed Roborace, will begin with the 2016-2017 …

Formula E

Will Practicing A Skill In Your Head Make You Better At It?

Short answer: Only if you’re already good<p>When Carson Palmer, the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, hurt his elbow a few years ago, he took a week off from throwing the football. But in his head, Palmer practiced every day. “You stand right behind the center, and you see the …

Leaders of more than 50 Labour-run councils sign pledge to eradicate carbon emissions ahead of Paris climate talks<p>Most of Britain’s major cities will be run entirely on green energy by 2050, after the leaders of more than 50 Labour-run councils made pledges to eradicate carbon emissions in their …

Great Britain

An Electromagnetic Arms Race Has Begun: China Is Making Railguns Too

A Chinese defense contractor may be on its way to key breakthroughs in railgun weaponry.<p>Railguns are one of the potential game-changing weapons of future war. Instead of using the power of chemical explosives such as gunpowder, a railgun uses electromagnetic force to propel projectiles to …

General Relativity: 100 Years Old And Still Full Of Surprises

Dark energy, gravitational waves, and black holes may be just the beginning<p>In 1913, Albert Einstein had stalled in his efforts to construct his general theory of relativity. He pleaded with his friend Marcel Grossmann for a mathematical boost: “Grossmann, you’ve got to help me, otherwise I’ll go …

Darkest Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze

10 Servings<p>“The great thing about this cake? It's not fussy. You can just pour the glaze over and it sets. Done.” —Rick Mast<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan<p>⅓ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for pan<p>8 oz. bittersweet chocolate (at …

Dessert

Ingestible Sensor Can Measure Your Vitals

Like a FitBit that listens to your body from the inside<p>Doctors can learn a surprising amount about your health by simply listening to your body. The pulse and breathing rate in particular can indicate if a patient is stressed, or exercises often, or if he has a heart condition doctors should be …

Medical Technology

Scientists Invent A Liquid With Holes In It

Unique porous fluid could suck up and lock away unwanted molecules<p>You've heard of holy water, but what about hole-y water?<p>In a paper published this week in <i>Nature,</i> researchers announced that they have developed a liquid with its molecules structured in such a way that they have 'holes' within the …

Hyperloop Tech CEO Predicts The Hyperloop Could Become Reality by 2020

Even without direct involvement from Elon Musk<p>Rob Lloyd is working towards a “Kitty Hawk” moment.<p>That’s what the CEO of the startup company Hyperloop Tech revealed during a presentation at Web Summit in Dublin last week, referring to the time and place (December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North …

16 Classic Pasta Recipes Most Definitely Worth Mastering

From baked ziti to bolognese, these 16 classic recipes will make you a pasta pro in no time.<p><b>There are an endless amount of excellent pasta recipes.</b> Instead of going down the rabbit hole, focus on these 16 classic versions. They're all excellent, and will make you a pasta master in no time.

Italian Food

Cholesterol vaccine could end need for daily statins

The team which created the HPV vaccine has used the same method to create a jab against cholesterol<p>A vaccine which significantly lowers cholesterol could end the need for daily statins.<p>Health regulators currently recommend that around 17.5 million people in Britain should take the cholesterol …

Medical Research

Universal flu vaccine could end need for annual injections

A new vaccine which targets non-mutating proteins in the flu virus could prevent the need for annual injections<p>A universal flu vaccine which could end the need for annual injections could be available within three years.<p>Scientists from London-based biotech firm Seek have developed a vaccine known …

Is Luma’s surround Wi-Fi system the router we’ve been waiting for?

If I could buy a router and modem that I never had to touch again, I’d pay…and pay well. Seems like I have to reset or manage a setting with a much greater frequency than I’d prefer. Of course, I’m loading it down like a pickup truck with about 19 devices. No matter, a better solution has to be out …

Why I gave up my fixed mobile number of close to 20 years

Entrepreneur Melvin Yuan gives an account of how you too can change your life (and cut costs) by using data-based voice calls and texts

10 Things We're Obsessed With In November

Some things are just...better<p><i>This article was originally published in the November 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science, <i>under the title "Obsessed.”</i>

4 strategies for marketing like a boss

Despite its ever-evolving state, marketing is something that can be tamed and controlled with a better understanding of the fundamentals

From Archives: Why do startups fail: Part 1

Entrepreneur Tallat Mahmood talks about where startups go wrong in part one of this three-part series on growth hacking your startup

Your Future Depends on Your Ability to Understand Big Data. Here's What You Need to Know. | Inc.com

This is what today's entrepreneurs need to understand. 90% of the world's data is estimated to have been created in the past 2 years and most recently via mobile devices. Whether you know it or not, this data is impacting your business. More importantly, your ability to understand the available …

Big Data

Canada's New Minister of Defense Is a Minister of Badassery

You come at the Minister you best not miss.<p>Canada is once again cool. I know that it's cool because <i>New York Magazine</i> has a paper cut out doll of our new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with a Maple Leaf over his genitals. I can tell that Canada is cool again because the Germans think we're cool and …

Fast broadband to become a legal right for everyone in Britain, says David Cameron

The Country Land and Business Associationsaid the news was '"a major breakthrough for rural communities, and will make a transformational difference to all those living and working in the countryside'<p>Fast broadband is to become a legal right for everyone in Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron …

Scientists Use Hard Sugar To Create Dissolvable Mold For Delicate Research

A sweet solution to help understand how cells repair and change<p>Scientists at the University of Michigan were experimenting with delicate silicone to better understand tissue scarring, but they had a problem: The molds in which the silicone needed to sit in were too hard and kept damaging the …

University of Michigan