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Want to Learn Almost Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever? Here's How

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Language Learning

How to feed your gut

Want a healthy gut? Reach for the kimchi, sauerkraut, artichokes, coffee and chocolate. But watch out – one category of food will make your microbes wither<p>Kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut, miso and kefir – all fermented foods and drinks – have been around for centuries, but suddenly they are all the …

Microbiology

The 'neck rule' could tell you if you're ill enough to skip your workout — here's how it works

When you're ill, working out might be the last thing on your mind. The thought of training and getting sweaty and exhausted might not be high on your agenda, because you'd rather be snuggled under a blanket.<p>On the other hand, some people can't wait to get back to the gym. Some research shows that …

Mayo Clinic

Father of the Mazda Rotary Kenichi Yamamoto Dies at 95

Former engineer and president gave us the Cosmo and more<p>Former Mazda engineer and president Kenichi Yamamoto may not have invented the rotary engine, but he’s the reason the design made it to mass production and became a symbol of Mazda’s ingenuity. Yamamoto passed away in his home country of Japan …

How to replace your old, outdated 3-way light switches

Here's how to swap outdated three-way light switches for something much better.<p>Archaic light switches might as well be from the stone age. All they do is turn a light on and off. They can't dim lighting gently or remember the brightness level you prefer. Outdated switches don't play nicely with LED …

Tech Talks: Lubing Your Fork Seals, Presented by Park Tool

Tech Talks Presented by Park Tool is a monthly video series hosted by Park Tool's own wrench whisperer, Calvin Jones. The series covers the A to Zs …

What's the best way to invest $100,000 in today's market?

<i>I have $100,000 sitting in cash that I'd like to invest. What's the best way to do that in today's market?--R.B.</i><p>Given today's gaseous stock valuations and concerns that this eight-and-a-half-year bull market might be getting a little long in the tooth, it's understandable why many investors are …

Investing

Tesla’s Autopilot is supposed to deliver full self-driving, so why does it feel stuck in the past?

It’s been nearly five months since the last update<p>A year ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk stunned the automotive world by announcing that henceforth, all of his company’s vehicles would be shipped with the hardware necessary for “full self-driving.” By 2019, Tesla drivers would be able to sleep in their …

Tesla Model S

Groundbreaking, farm-loving robots could change the future of agriculture

The University of Sydney's Australian Centre for Field Robotics are pioneers when it comes to robotic farming. Having developed a series of …

Here Are Five Major Performance Benefits Of An Electric Car

Electric motors are coming whether we want them or not. So let’s not pout, but instead celebrate the ways in which electric vehicles actually …

Electric Vehicles

UVify's Draco drone is fast, furious fun for wannabe racers

I'm flying high above the San Francisco Bay, maybe 150 feet in the air. I look down and start gliding toward a dilapidated skate park. Once I'm near the ground, I pull my nose up and look level with the horizon. Spotting two trees, I race toward them, pass between them, then turn on a dime, …

How to crash a mountain bike... safely - MBR

Not if, but when<p>Not if, but when… here’s how to walk away from a tumble. Although crashing is not exactly a skill, learning what to do when it’s …

Tesla Model 3: interesting look at powertrain and chassis through first responders guide

Tesla’s first responders’ guides for Model S and for Model X gave some interesting insights into the company’s two flagship vehicles.<p>Now the automaker released the Model 3’s first responders’ guide and it doesn’t fail to give us the same insights into the new vehicle architecture developed for …

This Drugstore Cream Is the "Holy Grail of Wrinkle Prevention" and It's Only $15

We've spoken about retinol and its impressive anti-aging properties before; dermatologists largely regard the vitamin A derivative as the "holy grail …

Skin Care

Elaine Chao reduces self-driving car privacy to a footnote

Consumer privacy has taken a back seat as the Trump administration takes it first steps in writing the guidelines for autonomous vehicles.<p>Cars and trucks that will use technology to drive themselves promise to change transportation. But they raise countless new privacy issues: How will the data …

Autonomous Vehicle

Driverless Vehicles Will Talk to Us

Envisioning a not-so-distant future where our cars can detect our locations, our to-do lists, and our heart rates.<p>When we switched from landlines to smartphones about 10 years ago, there was a fundamental shift in how we understood communication technology. Until that point, we’d been using phones …

Driverless Cars

How to buy a road bike - and 10 of the best under £5,000

When market research giant Mintel popularised the term Mamil ('Middle aged man in Lycra') in 2010, it was seen as a modern rethink of the midlife crisis.<p>Gone were the flashy sports cars and roaring motorbikes of old. The modern man was re-inventing the wheel by trading in his former showpieces for …

Middle Age

China's bitcoin crackdown forces exchanges to close. The price is crashing

China's bitcoin crackdown is wreaking havoc on the virtual currency.<p>Two of the country's most prominent bitcoin exchanges, BTC China and Via BTC, said they will halt trading this month. BTC China has also stopped registering new users, it said in a statement posted on social media.<p>Both exchanges …

Cryptocurrency

Top 10 websites for Programmers to learn coding

September 2, 2017<p>In every industry, there are at least a handful of experts considered authorities on the subject. Most have a blog or website, …

Inside Out: Continental Rethinks Disc Brakes (and Wheels) for Electric Cars

One little-known upside of hybrid or electric vehicles—especially those that pile on the miles—is that their brakes last surprisingly long. Thanks to regenerative braking systems, which recapture some of the energy as you decelerate, traditional brake pads have a lot of assistance. It’s not …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla has a new Autopilot ‘2.5’ hardware suite with more computing power for autonomous driving

Tesla has been equipping all its vehicles produced since October 2016 with a “supercomputer” as part of its Autopilot 2.0 hardware to run its deep learning neural net computer vision technology, which the company believes will eventually enable fully self-driving capability through future software …

Review: Chord Electronics Hugo 2 – Ruler of sound

Disclaimer: The Hugo 2 was bought directly via Chord Electronics for a discounted price. Many thanks for the generosity! If there is one...The post …

Audiophile

How to change your mountain bike's geometry - MBR

It's not set in stone.<p>You can change your bike’s angles. Want to slacken your bike’s head angle, steepen its seat angle, lower it, lengthen it? …

Cheddar is the new home of crowd-controlled StockStream

Watching other people play video games is a big business. At any time, you can hop on Twitch and see gamers take on <i>Demon's Souls</i>, <i>Pokemon</i><i>,</i> and even Sudoku. It's not all video games, either, with Let's Robot and Instapainting exploring internet-controlled robots. Last May, software developer Mike …

Tesla hired a top AI expert to lead a critical aspect of Autopilot — here's what we know

Karpathy will replace David Nistér, Tesla's VP of Autopilot vision, who left the company quietly in March to join NVIDIA, according to his LinkedIn. Karpathy will play a critical role in advancing the company's Autopilot system to the point where a Tesla can drive itself from Los Angeles to New …

Tesla

Luxurious solar home wraps around a sloped green roof

Architecture and landscape unite in the MeMo House, a solar-powered home in Buenos Aires built to maximize green space. Located between infill …

The real risks of the falling oil price

In any discussion of the oil market it is all too easy to ignore the real world consequences of the price fall that has occurred over the last three …

Mohammed bin Salman

This is how a self-driving car ‘sees’ the road

Ever wonder what an autonomous vehicle ‘sees’ via its sensors, on-board computing and sensor fusion system? This video from Civil Maps, the high-definition maps technology company backed by Ford, reveals some of what’s going on when it comes to combining detailed 3D maps with sensor data culled …

Toyota pushes into blockchain tech to enable the next generation of cars

On the same day that Ford officially ousted its chief executive in a bid to remake itself as future-focused vehicle manufacturer, Toyota announced its own steps to embrace technology’s next wave.<p>Andwhile Ford is looking to catch up to the leaders in autonomous and electric vehicle manufacturing, …

Bill Gates: Your Summer Reading List Should Include These 5 Books

Summer is a great time to escape: to the beach, to the mountains, or to the world of a great book. This year, I found myself drawn even more than …