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FAA Releases Road Map for Future Domestic Drone Use

The Federal Aviation Administration has released its first "Roadmap" that explains what will be needed to safety integrate the use of unmanned …

Nissan Makes a Radical Electric Racer for the Road

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 11.08.13.<p>Time of Publication: 3:09 pm. 3:09 pm<p>Nissan is out to reinvent road racing, …

Nissan's don't-call-it-a-concept BladeGlider

There must be something a little strange in the water at Nissan design headquarters. Over the last few years it's produced such funky models as the Juke and the Murano CrossCabriolet. And proving the point further, the company just released photos and video of the BladeGlider, a vehicle it insists …

Electric Vehicles

Kyocera launches 70-megawatt solar plant, largest in Japan

Kagoshima in southern Japan is known for its puffing volcano Sakurajima, green tea, and rocket launchpads. Now it has a new superlative -- the country's largest solar plant.<p>Smartphone maker Kyocera recently launched the Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant, a 70-megawatt facility that can …

Renewable Energy

Street lights to spy on everything that happens in Vegas?

Las Vegas is truly one of the world's great cities.<p>It's a place where you can let your hair down, or even wear someone else's, without anyone thinking this is abnormal.<p>Now, though, there's a frisson of doubt as to whether what happens in Vegas will stay there. Or, more accurately, whether what …

FCC app taps masses for mobile broadband speed research

Mobile broadband speeds can vary widely, but now the Federal Communications Commission is turning to the smartphone community to get a more accurate picture of how wireless carriers compare.<p>The FCC is expected to hear a presentation this week on the FCC Speed Test App for Android, which will record …

Can games create an education fit for the future?

Imagine a school where playing video games is encouraged during classes and may even replace exams. A new educational programme uses SimCity to test children on vital problem-solving skills.<p>Video games usually get in the way of homework. GlassLab, however, is a collaboration between educators and …

The cars we’ll be driving in the world of 2050

What will the cars of 2050 look like? What will power them? Will they even have a steering wheel? Sven Beiker peers under the bonnet of tomorrow’s autos.<p>Car companies have recently been telling us what the car of 2020 will be like: autonomous is one word used, electric is another, and it will be …

General Motors

Lighting Up The Investigative Path With Polonium-210

With a Swiss forensics investigation pointing to polonium-210 as a possible cause of Yasser Arafat's death, the radioactive element is back in the news.<p>Confirming whether the Palestinian leader died from an assassination attempt will be difficult, given polonium's short half-life and the fact that …

Jewelry Created By Trafficking Survivors Is Beautifully Empowering

We love jewelry as much as the next girls, and we love it even more when there's a great backstory. (Why do you think thrift stores and flea markets are so popular?)<p>Our favorite new line comes from the Kwagala Project, an organization dedicated to empowering women victimized by human trafficking …

Germany helps Iran digitise thousands of old gramophone records

A Germany university and the Music Museum of Iran have joined forces to digitise 4000 old gramophone records of Iranian songs.<p>The collaboration came about after an Iranian doctoral candidate in ethnomusicology- who saw how the university had helped preserve some old music collections in Egypt- …

Will France make paying for sex a crime?

<b>Can a country eradicate prostitution by punishing not the people who sell their bodies for sex, but the people who buy them?</b><p>That is the ambitious premise behind new legislation to be debated soon in the French National Assembly.<p>The bill tabled by the ruling Socialist Party (PS) contains more than …

How Tesla Protects The Romance Of Driving While Disrupting The Industry

Designer Franz von Holzhausen reveals the inspiration–and the latest designs–for a company leading the electric car revolution.<p>It’s one thing to design a car. It’s another to create the first vehicle for a brand founded on the goal of making electric cars sexy, mainstream, and a threat to the rest …

Tesla

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Vietnam escapes worst of Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan has made landfall in Vietnam, days after leaving thousands feared dead and widespread devastation in the Philippines, meteorologists confirm.<p>The national weather forecaster said Haiyan made landfall in northern province of Quang Ninh at 5:00am local time on Monday (22:00 GMT on …

Syria opposition sets preconditions for talks

The Syrian political opposition has agreed to participate in international peace talks in Geneva, but only if certain preconditions are met, the Syrian National Coalition has said in a statement.<p>The statement, released early on Monday, outlined conditions that must be met before the talks, which …

The Pain Of Torture Lasts Forever

A study of Israeli veterans of the 1973 Yom Kippur War finds that torture permanently alters a person's perception of pain.<p>The pain inflicted during torture can last far beyond the actual event. Aside from the psychological ramifications, torture can cause long-term changes to the way your body …

The Scientifically Best Times To Drink Coffee During The Day

Why you should treat caffeine the way you treat painkillers or antibiotics<p>When's the optimal time to get your coffee kick? Sometime between 9:30 and 11:30 in the morning should work well, neuroscience doctoral student Steven Miller explains in a supremely helpful blog post.<p>Careful timing of when …