Daniel Nakash

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We’re probably underestimating how quickly electric vehicles will disrupt the oil market

Unpredictably rapid growth happens pretty predictably.<p>Just about every analyst agrees that the electric vehicle market is poised for rapid growth. But how rapid?<p>It’s not an idle question. The rate of EV growth will have huge implications for oil markets, auto markets, and electric utilities. Yet it …

Fossil Fuels

Airbus Wants to Test Its Flying Car Prototype This Year

The aviation giant wants the autonomous flying taxis to work like ride-share services.<p>Airbus Group announced today that it plans to test an autonomous airborne taxi prototype for one passenger by the end of 2017, according to a report from<i>Reuters.</i> The aviation giant sees flying taxis as the next …

8 Extraordinary Examples of Constrained Writing

Constrained writing is a catch-all literary term for a whole host of written forms or techniques that limit what or how authors or poets write by …

When energy drinks contained real (radioactive) energy

Modern life have you feeling frazzled? Flagging a bit as you rush through your day? Maybe you're one of the millions of consumers who lean on energy drinks to put a little extra pep in your step.<p>Though emblematic of our time, energy drinks aren't an invention of the new millennium. People have …

A world without work is coming – it could be utopia or it could be hell | Ryan Avent

Robots will eventually do all our jobs, but we need to start planning to avert social collapse<p>Most of us have wondered what we might do if we didn’t need to work – if we woke up one morning to discover we had won the lottery, say. We entertain ourselves with visions of multiple homes, trips around …

The Future

Something Is Causing Siberia's Tundra to Literally Bubble Underground

Siberia, you scary.<p>The frigid plains of northern Siberia are becoming a hotspot for mysterious geological phenomena. Over the past couple of years, sudden craters have been exploding from the permafrost-laden ground. Last month, we reported on a giant chasm in the Sakha Republic that looms so wide …

Why The 8-Hour Workday Doesn't Work

The eight-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach.<p>The eight-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual …