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What Are the Main Types of Therapy for Anxiety?

In my previous post I talked about finding the right word to label what we are feeling. This is a useful skill. I will refer to it again when I …

See How Richard Hammond's Wreck Influenced Rimac C_Two

The Croatian brand’s second car was shown at Geneva this week.<p>Rimac unveiled its second production car at the Geneva Motor Show this week, the C_Two, …

These petunias launch seeds that spin 1,660 times a second

Nature may have a few things to teach tennis players about backspin.The hairyflower wild petunia (<i>Ruellia ciliatiflora</i>) shoots seeds that spin up to …

Inside Joymode, a subscription service saving you from buying all of the things

Surveying the retail world right now, it’s hard to see anything but Amazon.<p>The company offers a degree of convenience for buyers of stuff that’s never been equalled (which, while being hyperbolic may also be true), and it has made consuming new crap nearly effortless. In the process it’s become the …

Smaller and Smarter: The Electron Rocket Takes Flight

On January 21st, 2018 at 1:43 GMT, Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket lifted off from New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula. Roughly eight minutes later ground …

Space Travel

Tesla Model S selected by Millennials as their 'dream car'

Reddit Email Comments<p>The Tesla Model S has won its share of awards and accolades since its launch in 2012. Sure, critics seem to love Tesla’s …

Electric Vehicles Cost Less Than Half As Much To Drive

Electric vehicles cost less than half as much to operate as their gasoline-powered counterparts, according to a study of fuel costs released Thursday by the University of Michigan.<p>The average cost to operate an EV in the United States is $485 per year, while the average for a gasoline-powered …

Electric Vehicles

Why the Average New-Car Dealership Hates Selling to Enthusiasts

And how you can fix it.<p>Have you ever read the parable of the scorpion and the frog? If you have, then you know approximately what the relationship is like between major car companies and their dealers. As a former dealership employee, I can recite chapter and verse about how the automakers made our …

Google built an entire fake city to test the AI of its driverless cars

As robot cars prowl the streets of Castle, a fake city built in the California desert, humans concoct elaborate scenarios to test the limits of the …

Infiniti prototype melds a 1940s race car with EV power

As a rule, electric car concepts embrace the future. Even those with a retro flavor are clearly products of the 21st century. Don't tell that to Infiniti, however -- it's going deep into the past. Nissan's luxury badge has unveiled the Prototype 9, an EV whose design unabashedly recalls 1940s race …

Our Favorite Ig Nobel: The Wasabi Fire Alarm

Every year, around the time the prestigious Nobel prizes are announced, we get the Ig Nobels, given for scientific achievements that "first make people laugh, then make them think." There are 10 honorees, but our favorite invention is clear: the wasabi fire alarm.<p><b>As anyone who's ever put too much</b> …

Scientists considering possibility of life on TRAPPIST-1 planets get some terrible news

The search for life beyond our Solar System is a slow, tedious process that involves identifying suitable stars, searching for planets in the …

Jefferies gives IBM Watson a Wall Street reality check

IBM’s Watson unit is receiving heat today in the form of a scathing equity research report from Jefferies’ James Kisner. The group believes that IBM’s investment into Watson will struggle to return value to shareholders. In recent years, IBM has increasingly leaned on Watson as one of its core …

Elon Musk's weird Ambien tweets are back

Don't tweet while on Ambien.<p>If you didn't already know that before, let Elon Musk's series of bizarre tweets on Tuesday night serve as an example …

Heroic Man Jumps Through Window Of Car To Save Driver Having A Seizure

Randy Tompkins seems to be the kind of person most of us like to imagine ourselves to be in self-aggrandizing daydreams we don’t tell anyone about. …

Rogue One: The Physics of Ramming an Imperial Star Destroyer, Explained | WIRED

Author: Rhett Allain. Rhett Allain Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.31.17.<p>Time of Publication: 10:00 am. 10:00 am<p>The Physics of Ramming an Imperial …

Physics

Here's your first look at the Mercedes-AMG hypercar's powertrain

If you've wanted a Formula 1 car for the road, this is about as close as you're going to get.<p><b>Update, August 17:</b> <i>In light of Mercedes-Benz's official public unveiling of the Project One hypercar powertrain, we've bumped up our first look at this tech from back in May.</i><p>Mercedes-AMG has already given …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Ford’s new CEO may be about to go on a Silicon Valley shopping spree

But its decision to replace Fields with Jim Hackett, the exec who was overseeing Ford's Smart Mobility unit that's responsible for autonomous tech, shows Ford's desire to shift its narrative as an automaker to a mobility company.<p>At a time when Tesla's market value has risen dramatically to …

Andy Searle: I don’t want sympathy – I want to win

Andy Searle had just turned 19 and was on his first tour of duty in Afghanistan when he was blown up by a roadside bomb. The blast carved him into two, his legs torn off. His rifle was ripped from his hands, taking a couple of fingers with it. When the medics arrived to tend him, their instruments …

Why I'm Racing in the Indy 500 | by Fernando Alonso

T he first car I ever raced in wasn’t built for me.<p>It was for my sister.<p>My dad wanted her to drive go-karts, like he used to. So, in our garage, he …

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat wrecked after just 18 miles

Talk about a scratch and dent deal.<p>Expand / Collapse<p>Cleveland Power and Performance, a Columbia Station, Ohio, outfit that’s one of the country’s top sources for muscle car parts, recently picked up a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat that was rolled with just 18 miles on the odometer.<p>It’s the 20th …

Sports Cars

SR-71 Blackbird Pilot Trolls Arrogant Fighter Pilot with Ground Speed Check.

This may be the single greatest aviation story ever told, it’s about the iconic SR-71 Blackbird whose full operating specs are still classified to …

Aviation

Watch The Exact Moment This Guy Realizes He Crashed His Subaru STI

It happens about 1.4 seconds before his beautiful, new red Subaru STI plows off the road, down a ditch and into a tree. The moment of clarity.<p><b>Update:</b> …

Watch a Porsche Cayenne tow an Airbus A380, earn a world record

Don't expect Porsche to raise the Cayenne's tow rating to 628,000 pounds, though.<p>Just because the Porsche Cayenne's tow rating is under 10,000 pounds doesn't mean it isn't capable of some spectacular one-off feats, like towing <i>an airplane</i>.<p>Porsche used a European-spec 2017 Cayenne S Diesel to earn …

Porsche

MIT’s giant mobile 3D printer can build a building in 14 hours, and some day it may be headed to Mars

At first glance, the Digital Construction Platform looks as awkward as its name. A nozzle is attached to the end of a pair of robotic arms atop a rover-like vehicle outfitted with tank treads. Then there’s a flatbed trailer attached to the back, with two big metal tanks strapped to its top. The …

See the evolution of McLaren F1 cars in one GIF

If you dig racecars and history, you'll enjoy the .gif file on display below. It comes to us from the folks at automotive parts website PartCatalog.com, and it shows how McLaren's Formula 1 cars have changed from the very first one to this season's black and orange Honda-powered machine. And they …

Cadillac has a secret weapon in its quest to beat Tesla at self-driving

It rhymes with “naps”<p>In order for Cadillac to feel confident enough to introduce the industry’s first truly hands-free driving system to the public, the car company wanted to be sure it had enough data on the US highway system before it launched. How much data? Well, all of it.<p>To do this, Cadillac …

General Motors

Jenson Button disqualified from Ironman Triathlon championships for speeding on bike

Old habits clearly die hard for former F1 driver Jenson Button, who has found himself disqualified from a triathlon for speeding during the bike stage.<p>The 2009 Formula One world champion finished third in the 35-39 category of the World 70.3 Ironman Triathlon Championships in California, which …

Motor Racing

Ferdinand Piech Is Selling His Stake in VW

Once he sells his stake in holding company Porsche SE, Piech is out for good.<p>The word is out, Porsche has confirmed: Ferdinand Piëch, the titanic Volkswagen and Porsche alpha figure, is ready to sell his 14.7 percent share in Porsche SE, the holding company that controls Volkswagen. If Piëch isn't …

Formula One and Le Mans documentary series are coming to Amazon Prime Video

Amazon has approved two motorsports TV shows for its Prime Video platform, one following the McLaren Formula One team across the 2017 season, and the other covering the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans race in June.<p><i>Le Mans: Racing is Everything</i> was greenlit last month by Amazon and will receive what Amazon …

Le Mans