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How chef Umber Ahmad went from banking to baking

Born to Pakistani immigrants in Michigan, Umber Ahmad excelled in school and later graduated from MIT. She earned two more degrees before starting a …

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Watch this Lucid Air prototype hit a top speed of 217 mph

Lucid Motors, the hopeful Tesla competitor based out of Menlo Park, California, is hard at work perfecting its debut electric vehicle. Part of that …

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What it's like to work for Elon Musk, from the exec who has been with him since before PayPal

The big secret to Elon Musk's success is simple according to one of his long-time friends and colleagues ... he frequently says no and is unwilling …

MV Agusta Launches Limited-Edition 2017 Dragster 800 RC

<b>Press Release from MV Agusta</b>: Built on the basis of Dragster RR, the MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC is a new entry to the stunning RC range. A motorcycle …

Motorcycles

This U.S. Army Captain Avowed Terrorists 'Are Not Muslims'

The heroic story of Muslim-American military officer Hamayun Khan recalls the memory of another young American who died on the battlefield of Iraq.<p>His name was Travis Patriquin. Like Khan, he was a U.S. Army captain who was beloved by his troops. He was a devout Christian who grew up in the …

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Please don’t learn to code

Basel Farag Contributor<p>Basel Farag is an iOS Engineer (he thinks). Besides GPU processors, robits and AI, Basel enjoys learning about computer science, astronomy and philosophy. He was once referred to as "the Daft Punk of people," a phrase whose meaning eludes him to this day, but which he's …

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Helix conducts research as you write

Researchers often need to go beyond Google to find the kind of medical journal articles and flat data files necessary for their work. But many journal articles are locked away in databases like JSTOR or PubMed, which don’t have the reliable search capabilities of an engine like Google — so …

Medical Journals

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Go inside the Acura NSX's stunning Ohio factory

Our video tour of Honda's Performance Manufacturing Center<p>If you're going to build a world-class supercar, you need to build a world-class factory. And that's what Honda did with the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio. We took a tour of the PMC recently for an up-close look at how …

For $499, You Can Buy Your Kids A Little Tesla Model S From Radio Flyer

Tesla and Radio Flyer — yep, the company best known for the little red wagon that parents all over the U.S. use to drag their kids around their neighborhoods — are about to launch a little electric Model S for kids.<p>The $499 Model S for Kids is now available for pre-order and is scheduled to ship in …

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Ducati shows off DraXter concept drag bike

Ducati's motorcycles are famous for their performance, and the Italian bike maker's DraXter concept at the Verona Motor Bike Expo in Italy shows that even the XDiavel cruiser would look perfect as a track machine with the right tweaks. The cycle takes inspiration from two-wheeled drag racers, and …

Motorcycles

Walkie-Talkie Voice Messaging App Roger Lands $1M Led by Social Capital

Roger, a walkie-talkie-style voice messaging app that launched in late 2015, has landed a $1 million seed round led by Social Capital.<p>Voice messaging — known as push-to-talk — is nothing new. It originated in China in response to the complexities of punching out Chinese characters for text messages …

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Venture capitalist is investing in firms that use computers to improve healthcare

In the mind of former Stanford professor Vijay Pande, software is on the verge of transforming medicine, making it not just better and safer but also less expensive.<p>Pande recently left Stanford to run a new $200-million investment fund devoted to the intersection of computers and biology for …

Drone Bird is a project to map areas hit by natural disasters

<i>(The Bridge) –</i> Japanese non-profit organization (NPO) Crisis Mappers Japan has started a crowdfunding campaign on Japan’s crowdfunding website ReadyFor for a project called Drone Bird, which aims to reflect the damaged states after disasters to maps rapidly and accurately utilizing drones.<p>The team …

Plug bullet wounds in 20 seconds with this FDA-approved syringe

A sponge-filled syringe designed to close up gaping gunshot wounds in seconds has been approved for use in America's civilian population. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that the device — originally developed for use by the military — can now be deployed by civilian first responders to …

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This HUD For Doctors Proves Less Is More For Future Wearables

Vivi, a Google Glass-like device, helps keep doctors up to speed in the operating room.<p>For all of its promising ideas and potential, Google Glass can, at best, be summed up as a noble failure. In trying to appeal to as broad of an audience as possible, the resulting device offered little in the way …

Health Care

Stitch Is Slack For Healthcare Messaging

Stitch, a central messaging hub for healthcare providers, is launching today on stage at Disrupt to cut down on the $11 billion that U.S. hospitals waste each year due to breakdowns in communication.<p>You can think of Stitch as Slack for healthcare, except channels are organized around individual …

Digital Health

Drones may get better cell service thanks to an old ambulance

Aerial internet connections will likely be crucial for courier drones and other robotic aircraft, but modern-day cell towers are usually designed to serve people on the ground, not machines in the skies. What to do? Carnegie Mellon researchers might have an answer. They've converted an old …

'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed<p>Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.<p>…

How to update your Uconnect-equipped car and the keep hackers out

After Wired revealed security researchers were able take control of a Jeep through its Uconnect console, Chrysler was forced to issue a voluntary recall.<p>You can check if you're vehicle is part of the recall by visiting this website and entering your VIN number. Or if you don't have the VIN readily …

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The EFF's new website lets you easily contact your congressperson

If you need something to <i>really</i> get done in your community, you have to contact your local congressperson. They are, of course, your elected officials that are designed to represent your community in congress, right?<p>Assuming that you already know who to go to, actually contacting even one …

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Google frees its dream robots to run wild across the internet

Tech firm opens up its image processing neural-network algorithm and people create awesome images<p>Google has made its “inceptionism” algorithm available to all, allowing coders around the world to replicate the process the company used to create mesmerising dreamscapes with its image processing …

Machine Learning

NASA will send HoloLens to space this weekend

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The FDA doesn’t want to regulate wearables, and device makers want to keep it that way

As the FDA determines how to regulate health trackers, the tech industry lobbies the agency<p>The Food and Drug Administration doesn't want to take away your Fitbit.<p>That was the philosophy the FDA broadcast earlier this year when it unveiled its "draft guidance" for low-risk medical devices, a …

Google dives deep into health tracking with a medical wearable

The same company that gave us Google Glass is now working on another kind of wearable: a health tracker.<p>Google has developed a wristwatch-like device …

US wants future first responders to be more high-tech

The folks that might one day save your ass still rely on '50s-era radio technology (with some exceptions), and the US Commerce Department wants that to change. Its National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) division has just created a roadmap for how first responders can exploit …

Lily Isn't a Drone — It's A GoPro That Follows You Around

Meet the friendliest drone on the market.<p>That's because the drone is made to follow around its user completely automatically — no controller necessary — tracking a GPS wristband and following commands issued from a smartphone app.<p>The camera is built right into the drone, and shoots video at up to …