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Did GCHQ Illegally Spy On You? Here's How You Can Find Out

Human rights group Privacy International has launched a way to allow anyone in the world to find out whether UK intelligence agency GCHQ illegally spied on them.<p>The organization, along with Bytes for All, Liberty and Amnesty International, recently brought a case to the UK’s Investigatory Powers …

Surveillance

Alzheimer’s breakthrough: scientists home in on molecule which halts development of disease

Cambridge scientists raise prospect of new generation of treatments after finding technique to limit development of biggest cause of dementia<p>Scientists have found a method which could potentially stop the growth of Alzheimer’s disease in its tracks, raising the prospect of a wave of new treatments …

Dementia

Ford April 2014 Sales Dip 1 Percent

Ford Motor Company sales took a minor hit in April, posting a 1 percent decline compared to <b>April 2013</b>. Last year Ford had the best April since 2007, which means Ford’s performance last month is not necessarily bad. But, in the context if its competition, Ford is essentially holding its ground while …

Photo: Mercedes Semi Hauls 200+Ton Mining Dump Truck

Mining trucks, those giant, building-sized dump trucks that make the human beings operating them look like Lego minifigs, can weigh hundreds of tons—the mighty Caterpillar 797B tips the scale at a mind-blowing 308 tons—and many of its contemporaries weigh anywhere from 180 tons to 240 tons. For …

Locomotives

Invention Awards 2014: Seal Combat Wounds In 15 Seconds

A pocket-size invention that could save lives<p>When bullets or shrapnel strike a soldier, standard first aid calls for stuffing gauze as deep as five inches into a wound and applying pressure. If bleeding hasn’t stopped after three minutes, the old gauze is pulled out—and new gauze shoved in.<p>There’s …

NASA's next spacesuit is this glowing hunchback chosen by online voters

Last month, NASA asked people to vote for their favorite out of three possible designs for the outer shell of its Z-2 spacesuit. The winner has just been announced: 63 percent of voters felt very strongly about the aqua-blue enhanced "technology" design, which resembles the costumes in the classic …

Honda Racing Team Grid Girls, BTCC Croft 19 June 2011

Ducati 900SS by El Solitario

When a Ducati 900SS rolls into a workshop for a big-budget overhaul, it usually leaves a few weeks later looking just like it did when it rolled off the production line in the 90s. But not this one: only the most eagle-eyed <i>Ducatistas</i> would recognize it, with the engine cases being the giveaway.<p>The …

Motorcycles

Defense contractors fight for funds

Defense contractors are going back to war to protect their slice of a shrinking Pentagon budget.<p>Gone are the days of unity when giants like Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman banded together in 2012 to fight automatic defense cuts in a campaign called Second to None. Now, with another round of …

BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept Could Hint New Flagship

There’s no denying that BMW has been very creative with its recent launches (3 Series GT, anyone?) and it doesn’t show signs of slowing down. Coming as a bit of a surprise is the BMW Vision Future Luxury concept, which makes its debut at the Beijing Motor Show.<p>At first glance it’d be easy to assume …

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I bought a new Ford F250 Tri-Flex Fuel Truck

I bought a new Ford F250 Tri-Flex Fuel Truck<br>Go figure it runs on either hydrogen, gasoline, or E85.<p>I returned to the dealer yesterday because I couldn't get the radio to work. The service technician explained that the radio was voice activated.<p>'Nelson,' the technician said to the radio.<br>The radio replied, 'Ricky or Willie?'<br>'Willie!' he continued and 'On The Road Again'<br>Came from the speakers.<br>Then he said, 'Ray Charles!', and in an instant<br>' Georgia On My Mind' replaced Willie Nelson.<p>I drove away …

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The Johammer J1, Austria's wild one

The Johammer J1, which bears an undeniable resemblance to the Imperial speeder bikes in Return of the Jedi, is hardly the first battery-powered motorbike, but it is among the few capable of travelling 200km (124 miles) on a single charge. This sort of stamina – roughly equal to that of a …

Electric Vehicles

The most amazing go-kart ever built

Strip a motor home to the rails and engine, and crazy fun ensues.<p>You know those home renovation shows, where something terrible is destroyed with extreme prejudice and abundant sledgehammering in order to convert itinto something awe-inspiring and wonderful?<p>That's what Fred Williams and his <i>Dirt</i> …

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If Comcast gets TWC, three out of four Americans could get a broadband cap

Advertisement<p>31 Comments<p>As regulators attempt to sift through the possible public harms and benefits of Comcast’s(s cmsca) $45.2 billion plan to buy …

Sony's Project Morpheus 'Validated' By Facebook's Oculus Purchase

The Oculus Rift has grown into a formidable technological force, even before it’s publicly released, now that it’s been acquired by Facebook. It will probably be a direct competitor to Sony’s recently announced “Project Morpheus” VR system, and you would think the whole scenario could turn into a …