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Tesla confirms having completed electric semi truck prototype, Musk says specs are better than expected

After CEO Elon Musk announced that the company is delaying the unveiling of Tesla Semi, the automaker’s upcoming electric truck, Tesla clarified that they have already completed the prototype.<p>Musk also gave some color on the specs of the vehicle without confirming any detail.<p>Like Musk said on …

Tesla

Kuwait expels Iranian diplomats over spy 'terror' cell

Kuwait's action comes in response to Iran and Hezbollah allegedly running a spy cell in the country. Unlike some Gulf Arab states, Kuwait has …

South Asia

Alfa Executive on Our Giulia Experience: "Not Even Recognizable"

Alfa Romeo head Reid Bigland reached R&T to explain the issues we had in testing a Giulia Quadrifoglio.<p>Yesterday, we published Editor-at-Large Sam Smith's account of the troubles he had trying to track test a new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. After the story was published, an Alfa Romeo …

Classic Cars

The pilot shortage is real and airlines must change before it becomes a full-blown crisis

<i>Editor's note: Patrick Smith is a commercial airline pilot who currently flies Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft. Smith is also a travel blogger and author of the book "Cockpit Confidential</i>.<p>THE PILOT SHORTAGE is here, and it's been making headlines. Last month, Horizon Air, the Seattle-based affiliate of …

Aviation

Indonesia goes after Islamists - finally

Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has been criticized for giving too much room to Islamists in Indonesia, but it seems the president is finally taking a decisive …

Asia

Porsche’s CEO Just Announced the Company’s Big Plans to Transition to Electric Cars

Porsche CEO Oliver Blume has told <i>Manager Magazin</i> that up to half of the cars the company produces by 2023 will be electric.<p>According to <i>The Drive</i>, …

Automotive Industry

The U.S. Should Violate the Iran Deal

The agreement gives America too little leverage to punish Iranian support for terror.<p>Throughout the long and contentious debate over the nuclear deal …

South Asia

Gorgeous Hubble photo of Mars ‘photobombed’ by tiny moon

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope consistently delivers breathtaking views of the planets in our galactic neighborhood, but when it set its sights on …

Tesla pushes new Autopilot 2.0 update with truly ‘silky smooth’ control algorithm

Last month, Tesla started the rollout of a new Autopilot 2.0 with a new control algorithm that CEO Elon Musk described as a “smooth as silk”.<p>While it had some noticeable improvements, like with the Traffic Aware Cruise Control (TACC), some owners were let down by the update, especially after Musk …

Tesla

Apple is reportedly working on electric car batteries with China’s biggest battery maker

Last year, Apple was rumored to be working on an autonomous all-electric car codenamed ‘Project Titan’. The company later confirmed development work on an autonomous driving platform and CEO Tim Cook even referred to it as “a core technology” for the company, but it showed signs of giving up on …

Why a total solar eclipse is such a big deal

Eclipses, explained in 5 minutes.<p>On August 21, the continental United States will see its first total solar eclipse in 38 years. The shadow of the moon will cross the country, touching land in Oregon and leaving from South Carolina, providing an opportunity for what may be an unprecedented number …

South Carolina

'Game Of Thrones' Home World Could Actually Exist, Says Science

Winter is coming. Here on Earth, we can accurately predict when it will arrive, how long it will last, and even — to a large extent — how severe it will be. But that isn’t the case for the continents of Westeros and Essos in George R.R. Martin’s epic series and television show. Imagine living on a …

Astronomy

What It's Like to Be a Female Pilot

The term "glass ceiling" is most often used in the realm of politics and C-suites. But there's a different iteration that exists: the cloud ceiling. The number of female pilots is abysmal, hovering around 5 percent. So if you try to remember the last time you heard a woman come on the PA system to …

Alex Bowman will replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2018

The wait is over.<p>Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that Alex Bowman will replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 Chevrolet in 2018.<p>Bowman, 24, filled in during 10 of the final 18 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races last year as Earnhardt was sidelined with a concussion. He earned three …

Motorsport

Luxury cars are the most unreliable

<b>If you’d just spent £49,000 on a luxury car what would you expect? Leather seats and plenty of features, but probably not lots of trips to your</b> …

Luxury Lifestyle

Passengers could have their luggage collected from their homes under radical plans to make flying easier

Plane passengers could have their luggage collected from their homes under radical plans to make flying easier.<p>Town centre check-in desks are also …

2018 Ford F-150 Pursuit-Rated Cop Truck Now Available

Ford is pursuit rating all the things lately; it even applied the cop-readiness moniker to a Fusion hybrid earlier this year. Now comes a far different pursuit machine, based on the 2018 F-150. In both cases, the term “pursuit rated” is better viewed as a measure of each machine’s ability to slide …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The best beaches in Thailand sure to make for a magical retreat

With its breathtaking landscapes, vibrant culture and world-famous eclectic nightlife, it’s no surprise that Thailand continues to be a firm …

The New Ford GT Has More Computing Power Than A Fighter Jet

Ford has reveled some more details about what is inside its Ford GT supercar. The car maker revealed that the GT has 50 sensors and 25 computers, the …

Military Aircraft

Study: Blood test for Alzheimer’s reveals harmful plaques in the brain

One key front in the battle against Alzheimer's is early detection of the disease. Breakthroughs in this area could open up more treatment options …

Neuroscience

Trump stops hundreds of planned regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has withdrawn or delayed 860 proposed regulations in its first five months, the beginnings of a regulatory overhaul meant to bolster economic growth.<p>Federal agencies have withdrawn 469 proposed regulations compared to a fall 2016 report when Barack Obama …

Donald Trump

The Road to Afghanistan Peace Is Not Through Kabul

Given wide-ranging authority by the Trump White House to determine its own course of action, the Pentagon is now considering troop levels in …

2018 Nissan Leaf to have e-Pedal: here's what that means

No, the new 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car isn't going to have only a single pedal—despite at least one headline late yesterday claiming …

Electric Vehicles

The surprising drinks order that annoys flight attendants the most

A flight attendant has revealed the most irritating drinks order a passenger can make at 36,000 feet.<p>But it's not three different variations of a martini, it is actually just an innocuous Diet Coke.<p>"As you may know, the aircraft cabin is not pressurised to sea level, but rather to the equivalent of …

Hints that lifestyle changes might guard against dementia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seek a good education. Control blood pressure and diabetes. Get off the couch. There are some hints, but no proof yet, that these and other lifestyle changes just might help stave off dementia.<p>A provocative report in the British journal Lancet Thursday raised the prospect that a …

Dementia

U.S. military turns to Silicon Valley to protect troops from drones

The U.S. military, which for decades has been untouchable from aerial attacks, faces a new foe that could change everything -- small drones.<p>Military historians have long pointed to the Korean War as the last time U.S. ground troops were killed by an enemy attack from the air. American air …

Silicon Valley
South Asia

Interrupted sleep may lead to Alzheimer’s, new studies show

Getting a solid night’s sleep is crucial not only for feeling good the next day — there is increasing evidence that it may also protect against dementia, according to new research presented Tuesday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London.<p>Three studies by researchers at …

Dementia

This could be the reason the 1% keeps getting richer

CEOs now make 271 times what the average worker makes<p>It pays to be top dog.<p>In 2016, CEOs in America’s largest companies made an average of $15.6 …

Demographics