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China’s NextEV says its new electric supercar is the world’s fastest

0–60 mph in 2.7 seconds<p>This could be the world’s fastest electric car: the NIO EP9. So claims the manufacturer, China’s NextEV, which unveiled its new NIO brand of electric cars at a London art gallery today. How fast are we talking about here? NextEV, which also has a Formula E team, says its …

Electric Vehicles

Neuroscience: Your Brain Can Literally Be on the Same Wavelength as Someone Else's

Did you 'click' with someone? A brain scan could tell you.<p>The Beach Boys wrote a whole song about the experience, and we have plenty of informal phrases that try to capture the feeling. "We just clicked," you might tell your friend of a great date. Or, "It felt like we were totally on the same …

The Brain

Google Trips is a killer travel app for the modern tourist

Going places<p>Google today announced Trips, a new app that serves as a trip planner and travel guide for anyone who is exploring a new place. The free app, which is available on Android and iOS, will organize your plane tickets and hotel reservations, offer editorial guides to more than 200 cities, …

Tourism
Middle School

Samsung aims to become a leader in electric car batteries

The market for lithium-ion battery cells for electric cars is currently dominated by a handful of companies.<p>Korean electronics giant Samsung hopes to become one of those companies.<p>Its Samsung SDI battery division already supplies cells to BMW, but the company is planning a major expansion of its …

9/11 families could sue Saudi Arabia — unless Obama stops them

It was a mystery, but one that inspired Christensen and his small paper, the Broward Bulldog (slogan: "News you can sink your teeth into") to start poking around. Christensen and a colleague, a Florida writer named Anthony Summers, soon discovered that within a few weeks of the 9/11 attacks, the …

Saudi Arabia

Chrome cracks down on sites that don't use encryption

Chrome is embarking on a crusade to crack down on websites that still aren't using encryption, and it starts with the latest version of the browser, Chrome 56.<p>Chrome 56 is launching in January, and will implement a new warning that you'll see on any login sites that are still unencrypted. The pages …

A 9/11 Story: Helping a Husband Follow His Dream of Becoming a Firefighter

Ann Van Hine was surprised when her husband Bruce, an arborist, said he wanted to join the FDNY<p>Ann Van Hine leads tours of Memorial Plaza all the time. But there is one day she has never visited: Sept. 11.<p>“I don’t think I can take on the collective grief of all those people,” said Ms. Van Hine, 62 …

Terrorism

Google fixes two serious Android security flaws

Google's mobile security team has definitely been busy cleaning house this week. The company has released an Android update that closes two security holes that could pose a major threat if intruders found a way to exploit them. The first was only designed for "research purposes" and would only have …

Samsung urges customers to halt use of Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Electronics has renewed calls to consumers to stop using its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones immediately and exchange them as soon as possible, as more reports of phones catching fire emerged even after the company's global recall.<p>The fresh call from the South Korean company, the world's largest …

Galaxy Note