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Nevada clears self-driving 18-wheeler for testing on public roads

Drone trucks could soon be plying US highways after Nevada authorities on Wednesday granted a license to test self-driving trucks on public roads.<p>While companies such as Google and luxury brands like Lexus have dominated the headlines with advances in driverless cars, Daimler board member Wolfgang …

Roads

The Real Reason for Putting Water in Whiskey

Adding H2O isn’t just for people who can’t stand the sting of a good whiskey. A little water could open up a world of flavor<p>Mark Twain is credited with the coinage “Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting over.” Given this observation, one might be hesitant to let the liquids share a …

Flavors

The 14 Best Data Visualization Tools

<i>Nishith Sharma is the co-founder of frrole, a social intelligence startup.</i><p>Raw data is boring and it’s difficult to make sense of it in its natural form. Add visualization to it and you get something that everybody can easily digest. Not only you can make sense of it faster, but you can also observe …

David Gilmour Talks Guitars, Tone and Tunings | GP Flashback

0<p>SHARES<p>IT IS A NEARLY INEXCUSABLE cliché to state that the sound of this or that musician is “immediately recognizable.” But in the case of David …

Mixing Big Drums - Into The Lair #119

Fossil of Ancient 'Sea Monster' Sheds Light on Evolution of Arthropods

A 480-million-year-old fossil is giving paleontologists new insights into a sea monster called an anomalocaridid, which is an ancestor of modern-day arthropods such as lobsters and scorpions.<p>The 7-foot (2-meter) long fossil reveals that the extinct giant had two sets of legs — not one, as …

Invertebrates

Free streaming is 'killing music industry': Ministry of Sound boss

Lohan Presencer takes aim at audio services such as Spotify, Deezer and Rdio - and calls for a YouTube paywall<p>If Ministry of Sound boss Lohan Presencer had his way, there would be no free option for streaming music services such as Spotify, Deezer and Rdio - or YouTube for that matter.

Spotify

Richard Thompson review – the guitar virtuoso showcases six decades of music

The Sydney City recital Hall is a fitting venue to watch Richard Thompson, a man for whom the term virtuoso could have been invented. Playing solo for the first half an hour and then a longer set with his Electric Trio, he plucks his classic songs from six decades of music making.<p>The brilliance of …

Rapid data transfer thanks to quantum physics

Fig. 1<p>If you enter “spin laser” in Google, you will get over 10,000 results in 0.2 seconds. Quite fast. In future, this could work even faster. The …

Arlen Roth

Music lesson pioneer Arlen Roth is the quintessential guitarist. An accomplished and brilliant musician — and one of the very few who can honestly …

Malaria drug could prevent liver cancer

A cheap anti-malarial drug could prevent liver cancer, scientists at University College London have discovered, offering hope for hundreds of thousands who are at risk of the disease<p>An over-the-counter malaria pill could prevent liver cancer and shrink established tumours, British scientists have …

Cancer

The NSA Shared Sexually Explicit Photographs, Says Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor turned whistle-blower, claims that “incredibly weak” oversight of U.S. surveillance programs …

Surveillance