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This is why Alonso quit F1

Fernando Alonso divulges what prompted his decision to turn his back on the sport at the end of this year.<p>The two-time champion announced earlier …

Motor Racing

The Curious Case of a Revolutionary (But Imaginary?) Superconductor

On July 23, Dev Kumar Thapa and Anshu Pandey made an extraordinary claim online. It wasn’t your garden variety fake news: By cramming microscopic …

Physics

16 reasons why India should be your next holiday destination

To mark the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, here are a few good excuses for a visit.<p>1. The food<p>Perhaps no other country can offer the range of cuisine that India does. There’s no such thing as typical Indian food; from Kerala to Kolkata there’s a smorgasbord of fabulous regional dishes to …

Fernando Alonso to retire at end of 2018

Double world champion Fernando Alonso will retire from Formula One at the end of the season, he has announced.The 37-year-old Spaniard is competing …

Motor Racing

SAP’s Concur launches Slack’s most advanced business travel bot to date

SAP’s Concur today released the most advanced Slack bot to date for booking flights, giving business travelers and teams the option to make travel arrangements without leaving their conversation. Made for business travelers, Concur Travel lets people quickly share travel itineraries or search …

Chatbots

Air India was once the company that inspired Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific

In the early 1970s, the government of Singapore, led by prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, had a great idea. In order to attract investment into the little island nation, it thought of starting an international airline that would act as a kind of flying advertisement for Singapore and its world-class …

India

DeepMind AI matches health experts at spotting eye diseases

DeepMind has successfully developed a system that can analyze retinal scans and spot symptoms of sight-threatening eye diseases. Today, the AI division -- owned by Google's parent company Alphabet -- published "early results" of a research project with the UK's Moorfields Eye Hospital. They show …

Medical Technology

Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.

If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out.<p>Let me tell you a story about Stephen Miller and chain migration.<p>It begins at the turn of the 20th century, in a dirt-floor shack in the village of Antopol, a shtetl of subsistence farmers in …

Immigration

Horner's Biggest Mistake?

Danny Ricciardo's decision to sign for Renault is one of the biggest surprises I have experienced in sixty years of following the sport.<p>When he …

Auto Racing

American Airlines Is Teaching Its Employees About Basic Customer Service (and, Boy, is it Basic)

You'd think these things don't need explaining. It seems that they do.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Some things are given, right?<p>Buses won't arrive on time, Starbucks will spell your name wrong and airlines are all about …

Customer Service

Sony’s New Super-Fast Cameras Are Winning Over the Pros

Eight seconds. That's how long a cowboy needs to stay on a bucking bronco to qualify for a rodeo score. For photographers, that's barely enough time …

Cameras

World's first fully digital valves open up engine possibilities

British company Camcon Automotive has built the first fully electronic engine valve system, uncoupled from the crankshaft, that offers unprecedented …

Engines

What Do 90-Somethings Regret Most?

My preconceptions about older people first began to crumble when one of my congregants, a woman in her 80s, came into my office seeking pastoral …

Happiness

These Common Car Buying Myths Refuse to Die

The internet has leveled the playing field for car buyers more than ever, but despite a wealth of useful information out there, we still encounter a …

Personal Finance

These Guys Did a Burnout So Hard the Tire Exploded and Also It's in Slow Motion

You ever do a burnout so hard, that the tire itself just <i>unzips</i>? You ever do a burnout so hard, that the tire itself just unzips, and you film it in …

Burnout

Air Force silent after 2-kiloton meteor hits Earth near base

A meteor hit Earth and exploded with 2.1 kilotons of force in July, but the Air Force has made no mention of the event.<p>NASA’s Jet Propulsion …

Military

Jeep is Trying to Kill The Mahindra Roxor

The new Mahindra Roxor seemed like the perfect off-road toy: side-by-side (SxS) four-wheeler modeled after the iconic Willys Jeep of World War II. …

Intellectual Property

WhatsApp is finally ready to start making money

Before it was acquired by Facebook, WhatsApp used to display a banner in its app asking users to pay a nominal fee to use its messaging service after the first year. I’ve never paid that fee, and I don’t know anyone who has. But after nine years in existence, the company’s finally settled on a way …

Apps

The London startup that solved one of the most annoying things about flying is now branching out into trains

Airportr, a London tech startup that helped solve one of the most annoying things about air travel, is now branching out into trains.<p>The company was founded in 2014 and picks up air passengers' baggage from their doorstep and checks it in for them at London airports Heathrow, Gatwick, and soon …

Trains

Here Is How Ducati's Desmodromic Valves Work

There was once a time when Desmodromic valve technology was cutting edge and a necessary competitive advantage for Ducati in racing. The Desmo head …

Motorcycles

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions

Jerome Jacobson and his network of mobsters, psychics, strip club owners, and drug traffickers won almost every prize for 12 years, until the FBI …

Crime

Congress destroys Northrop Grumman CEO over stupid mistakes on the James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope is progressing nicely. Just kidding! It’s actually a total disaster of epic proportions that has outpaced its proposed …

James Webb Space Telescope

No, This Is Not A Range Rover Evoque

We can tell by the pixels.<p>So, you want a new Land Rover Range Rover Evoque? With a base price of $41,800 MSRP, the 2018 model year is not what we …

Land Rover Range Rover

Sergio Marchionne, who saved Fiat and Chrysler, has died

MILAN (AP) — Sergio Marchionne, a charismatic and demanding CEO who engineered two long-shot corporate turnarounds to save carmakers Fiat and Chrysler from near-certain failure, died Wednesday. He was 66.<p>The holding company of Fiat's founders, the Agnelli family, announced Marchionne had died after …

Automotive Industry

Ferrari Patents Novel Method for Making Turbocharged Engines Sound Better

To unmuffle its turbocharged engines, Ferrari electrifies the turbo.<p>There is little question that turbocharging an engine carries with it performance and fuel-economy benefits. Most also agree, however, that turbos have a knack for muffling engine noise, lowering the tone of the exhaust note, and …

Engines

Chart of the day: If you're born poor, it takes until your great-great grandchildren to overcome it

If you're born into a poor family in Australia, new analysis suggests it would take four generations before your descendants approach the average …

Demographics

Open offices make people talk less and email more

Modern workplaces were designed to make it easier to communicate. But new research finds they stifle face-to-face interactions – exactly the opposite of their intended purpose.<p><i>This article originally appeared on The Conversation, and is republished under a Creative Commons licence. The author is</i></i> …

The Workplace

Thing you didn’t know about the Aussie map

And, if you’ve ever stared quizzically at a map of our massive nation, you’ll have noticed how straight and strongly defined our state’s borders are …

Australia

Anthony Bourdain’s Will Starts A Dialogue About What Happens To Frequent Flier Miles When You Die

Bourdain left his vast frequent flier miles to his wife<p>While Anthony Bourdain’s sudden and unexpected death is tragic, it’s also sharing something …

Anthony Bourdain

Inside world's biggest aircraft with en-suite bedrooms, luxury bar and even a GLASS floor

Incredible footage has emerged of inside the world's largest aircraft — complete with luxurious en-suite bedrooms, a plush bar and even a glass floor.<p>…

Farnborough Airshow