Tristan Gold

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Arriving Now: Your Self-Driving Car

In technology, big breakthroughs always seem to take longer than we assume. There’s an amusing recursive “law” that describes this phenomenon, <b>Hofstadter’s Law</b>, which states: “It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.” <b>**</b><p>Hofstadter’s Law is a wry way of …

Autonomous Cars

Houston residents confront officials over decision to flood neighborhoods

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Angry Houston residents shouted at city officials on Saturday over decisions to intentionally flood certain neighborhoods during Hurricane Harvey, as they returned to homes that may have been contaminated by overflowing sewers.<p>A shopping cart and yellow tape are used to keep …

Extreme Weather

This Hypersonic Plane Concept Could Cross Atlantic In Under An Hour

Flight of fancy<p>How fast should a plane cross the Atlantic? When Charles Lindbergh did it in 1927, it took him, via the Spirit of St. Louis, 33 hours, 30 minutes, 29.8 seconds. Direct flights on large jets today last around six and a half hours. The (now defunct) supersonic Concorde could do it in …

Aviation

Nebraska woman files lawsuit against all the homosexuals for being gay

<b>(Lindsay Douglas via Shutterstock)</b><p>She heard “the boasting of the Defendant Homosexuals on the world news” and couldn’t help herself<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>May 6, 2015 12:06pm (UTC)<p>A Nebraska woman filed a handwritten lawsuit against homosexuals -- <i>all</i> of them -- in the U.S. District Court of Omaha last …

We must ban drones before it's too late

In the overnight hours last week, authorities in Paris spotted unmanned drones buzzing the Eiffel Tower, the Bastille, the Place de la Concorde the U.S. Embassy and other high-profile landmarks.<p>Why? It's still a mystery.<p>But whatever the reason, this swarming incident has convinced me: While there's …

India builds solar plants atop canals to save land, water

VADODARA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As India moves to ramp up investment in solar power, it is exploring innovative places to install solar plants, including across the top of canals.<p>A private security guard walks between rows of photovoltaic solar panels inside a solar power plant at Raisan …

Solar Panels Floating on Water Will Power Japan's Homes

More solar power plants are being built on water, but is this such a good idea?<p>Nowadays, bodies of water aren't necessarily something to build around—they're something to build <i>on</i>. They sport not just landfills and man-made beaches but also, in a nascent global trend, massive solar power …

Magnetically Levitating Elevators Could Go Up, Down, And Sideways

Elevators: not just for elevating anymore<p>For more than a century, elevators have gone pretty much just up and down. Ever since the first elevator was introduced in 1854, a cable-based design has pulled the elevator car along a single shaft, using steel ropes connected to a counterweight.<p>But now, …