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All-Tesla electric racing series gets the green light

The overwhelming sensation when someone gets to drive a Tesla Model S for the first time, particularly one of the D models, is just how shockingly quick it is. That ultimately leads some of us down the path of, "What if they turned this into a race car? How cool would that be?" Well, thankfully …

Software

Astrophysicists Have Built The Most Detailed Simulation of The Universe Ever Created

1 billion light years in a supercomputer.<p>Saying our Universe is a big place is a bit of an understatement. And with recent advances in our …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

How F1 payments work…

People often ask who gets paid what in Formula 1. It is a very difficult question because the total is based on the annual earnings of the Formula 1 …

Watch the Carnage of the Costly GT World Cup Pileup In Macau

If you only watch racing for the crashes, then you're in luck, because this one's a doozy.<p>FIA GT World Cup<p>James GilboyView James Gilboy's Articles<p>The …

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: This Is It

It's got 840 horses, does 0-60 in 2.3 seconds, and hits the quarter-mile in 9.65 at more than 140 mph. The Demon has arrived.<p>At a pier on the west side of New York City, Dodge finally unveiled the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon, the drag-racing variant of the already-outrageous SRT Hellcat. "We wanted …

Sports Cars

US tells companies not to overlook qualified Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration issued a stern warning to U.S. companies as they began applying for coveted skilled-worker visas Monday, …

The Far Right’s Witch Hunt Inside the Trump White House

Right-wing trolls are claiming they ousted a top Trump staffer last week and, whether or not that is true, they feel emboldened to do it again.<p>The …

The destruction of Hillary Clinton: sexism, Sanders, and the millennial feminists | Susan Bordo

In this extract from her book, <b>Susan Bordo</b> asks how the most qualified candidate ever to run for president lost the seemingly unloseable election<p>Many books have been written about the way racial differences among feminists both divided and pushed feminist thinking and practice forward over the past …

Middle-class

The world’s longest recreational trail gives you 15,000 miles to find yourself

For almost two years now, Dianne Whelan has been on a mission. In July 2015, the 51-year-old filmmaker set off from Newfoundland to hike, bike, canoe, snowshoe, and ski Canada’s Great Trail, a 24,000-kilometer (14,900-mile) casting call for the world’s most intrepid voyagers. If she succeeds, …

Canada

Grow your own hotel: this tropical high-rise in Singapore has its own ecosystem

Singapore's Oasia Hotel Downtown is alive - and growing fast. Covered in 21 species of verdant climbers and flowers, it was designed by local …

Hikes of the Week - The Salt Lake Tribune

Private Arch takes its name from its years without being named or mapped. Many hikers still skip this side trip on the Devils Garden trail. From the …

Hiking

My First Time Hiking With a Hangover

Hangovers are bad enough in the frontcountry, but one reader must finish his hike anyway.At some point, every backpacker becomes a hardened veteran …

Charles Darwin Would See Right Through Mike Pence

The vice president dodges the question of whether he believes in evolution but he has his own version of intelligent design as he rides the wave of a …

The Greatest Road in the World Might Be Switzerland's Furka Pass

James Bond chased Goldfinger up this route in 1964. What more do we need to tell you?<p>If you're trying to get between the Swiss cantons of Valais and Uri, there are two routes. Most people take the short route–a drive-on train that tunnels under the Alps to get you there quickly. But for folks …

Earth, Moon Photographed From Mars

The most powerful telescope that has been orbiting Mars for over 10 years now sent back a striking image two months ago. Actually, it was four …

Meet the Faraday Future FF91, the Most Advanced EV Ever (If It Reaches Production)

Faraday's future begins to take shape.<p>After showing the FFZERO1 sports-car fantasy last year, at the 2016 CES technology show in Las Vegas, Faraday Future came to CES 2017 ready to cash in its chips with the reveal of the FF91—a real, production-ready, all-electric crossover/SUV.<p>Riding on Faraday …

Battery cells are now in production at Tesla’s Gigafactory

Thirty months after the first shovel hit the Nevada dirt, Tesla’s massive Nevada Gigafactory is churning out batteries, the company said in a blog post. The carmaker, along with its main battery production partner Panasonic, are building custom-developed “2170” battery cells (named after the …

This British LMP1 Car Will Try to Challenge Porsche and Toyota in 2018

Audi's absence at Le Mans is huge, but maybe Ginetta can help fill the void.<p>With Audi's recent exit from the World Endurance Championship (WEC), the LMP1 grid is looking pretty slim–next year, only Porsche, Toyota, and privateer ByKolles will field cars in the class. Things are looking up for 2018 …

Sports Cars

Tony Seba: All new vehicles, globally, will be electric by 2030

My brother-in-law sent me a video this morning of a talk given by Tony Seba at the Swedbank Nordic Energy Summit in March of last year. I started …

29 incredible close-ups of snowflakes shot with a homemade camera rig

Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov is a master of snowflake photography. After using a homemade rig with inexpensive equipment to take stunning close-ups, Kljatov's snowflake photos went viral in 2013.<p>But he hasn't stopped capturing amazing photos, and now his images are more stunning than ever. …

NASA’s Saturn orbiter just sent back the most stunning photos yet

NASA’s Cassini-Huygens orbiter has been on mission for nearly two decades and it’s still delivering glimpses of Saturn that leave us in awe. The …

A startup has unveiled its hydrogen-electric truck that will hit the road in 2020 — here's a closer look

Hydrogen-fueled vehicles have electric motors just like plug-in EVs. But the big difference is that for hydrogen vehicles, a fuel cell generates the electricity that powers the electric motors. Plug-in electric vehicles, like the Tesla Model S, come with a lithium-ion battery pack that keeps the …