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All That Jasmine

I recently took a trip to Jaipur, India, and I was as overwhelmed by my visit to the Gem Palace as I was by the profusion of flowers—bursting out of market stalls, floating in fountains, draped over elephants. The scent was amazing—and not something I’m likely to experience in New York anytime …

Gallery: An Electric Porsche From 1898

The first car designed by Ferdinand Porsche was actually an electric vehicle.<p>Here's a great piece of bar trivia: The first-ever Porsche was ... an electric car.<p>While any ardent Porschephile knows that the first Porsche-branded vehicle was the 356 sports car of 1948, the first car <i>designed</i> by …

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Mahindra to unveil electric sport car Formula E in Feb

<b>Next</b><p>A Mahindra group firm and electric vehicle maker, Mahindra Reva will showcase its Formula E car along with a concept electric sports car at the …

India's first monorail rolls out in Mumbai

<b>Next</b><p>Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday inaugurated the India’s first monorail service in Mumbai.<p>The service will start on the …

Target hackers may have exploited backdoor in widely used server software

KrebsonSecurity digs in to point-of-sale malware infecting retailer's network.<p><b>Update:</b> About 24 hours after this report was published, BMC issued a …

2013 BMW X1 xDrive28i

BMW's littlest crossover is most definitely not a station wagon. Except that it totally is a station wagon.<p>If you’re into fantasy, the calendar runneth over with conventions you can attend dressed as a sci-fi or comic-book character. Who doesn’t look good as Yoda? But if you just want to go …

Rise Of The Insect Drones

Nature spent millions of years perfecting flapping-wing flight. Now engineers can reproduce it with machines.<p>Five years ago, Richard Guiler and Tom Vaneck were sitting at a bar a few blocks from their office, trying to take their minds off work. For nearly a year, the two engineers had been …

Q&A: The Engineer Who Wants To Power The World With Carbs

Visions of a sweet future<p>You might like carbs, but probably not in the way Percival Zhang does. Zhang, a chemical engineer at Virginia Tech, runs a lab that's dedicated to converting carbohydrates into electricity. The lab's inventions include proofs of concepts showing that carbohydrates are able …

‘भारत में है ऐपल, बोइंग जैसी कंपनियां बनाने का दम’

<b>तकनीक के क्षेत्र का 'टेक नोबेल' कहा जाने वाला मारकोनी पुरस्कार जीतने वाले भारतीय मूल के वैज्ञानिक प्रोफ़ेसर आरोग्यस्वामी जोसेफ़ पॉलराज का मानना है कि भारत में ऐपल और इंटेल जैसी हाई-टेक कंपनियां बनाने का माद्दा है.</b><p>बीबीसी हिन्दी के साथ विशेष बातचीत में प्रोफ़ेसर पॉलराज ने कहा कि आईटी सेक्टर में भारत …

How To Euthanize A Whale

Some beached whales can't be rescued. Four scientists have developed a humane way to end their suffering.<p>Sometimes, whales end up where they shouldn't. When a whale can't be rescued and sent back to sea, it becomes at once a tragedy, an obstacle, and a potential health hazard. Craig Haims, an …

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Snow Storms Hit the South

A rare winter storm swept across most of the Deep South yesterday, turning roads into sheets of ice, dropping several inches of snow in places, snarling highways, and causing at least five deaths. Unaccustomed to the weather, drivers slid into ditches, abandoned vehicles on highways, and became …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian's picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

This is the new Facebook app. It's called Paper

Facebook has unveiled a new app called newspaper-cum-newsfeed app called Paper, which promises "beautiful storytelling from friends and the …

Now The Rich Can 3D Print Their Own Cup Holders For The Tesla Model S

As you whiz down the highway from LA to Las Vegas in your Tesla Model S, your Bluetooth humming, your Google Glass flashing messages from VCs trying to get into your next round, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to reach down and grab a refreshing cup of ice-cold Kombucha? Well now you can 3D print …

New British biotech firm to tap gene therapy for blindness | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Oxford scientists have set up a biotechnology company to develop the use of gene therapy in treating blindness, and the Wellcome Trust medical charity has invested 12 million pounds in the start-up.<p>NightstaRx plans to develop and sell therapies for retinal dystrophies - …