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Toyota i-Road Test Drive: Is This Three-Wheeled Electric Vehicle The Answer To Urban Gridlock?

You might say I was dizzy with delight.<p>The nausea began, of all places, in the middle of a parking lot at Toyota’s secretive research-and-development facility an hour outside Tokyo.<p>Exuberance over being given three minutes behind the wheel of an experimental vehicle called the Toyota i-Road had …

Toyota

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

The complete guide to listening to music at work

If you’re reading this article at work, there’s a decent chance you’re wearing headphones.<p>It has never been easier to tune in to your own customized soundtrack—or more necessary to tune out your open-office coworkers, cubicle mates, and fellow coffee-shop denizens. But not all music is created …

Soundtracks

6 Substances That Wipe Their Ass With the Laws of Physics

Physics is a bastard that can't be trusted. Just walk off a cliff and see how willing it is to turn on your "I love science!" ass with the slightest …

The Xbox One is the Ultimate Culmination of Microsoft's Vision

Now that the Xbox One has finally hit the market, one of Microsoft’s visions has almost come true. For years, the company has been trumpeting its long-term plan to have ‘three screens and a cloud‘ for its flagship products, but until recently it had failed to deliver due to ageing devices (the Xbox …

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Study Skills

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

The 20 online talks that could change your life

TED,Education,Technology,Internet,Psychology,Science,Economics,Business,Mental health,Health,Society,Martin Luther King,World news,Religion,Philosophy,Population,Sex,Life and style,Diets and dieting,Health & wellbeing<p>From TED talks to online seminars, video channels crammed with inspirational and …

The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

Steven Spielberg

31 Black-And-White Movies Every Twentysomething Needs To See

Life lessons brought to you entirely in black and white.

Rethinking Learning with Salman Khan

How to learn the periodic table in 3 minutes

In high school science classes, students are encouraged to memorize the first 20 elements of the periodic table. There are other methods employed at …

Losing precious hard drive space on your Mac? Here’s how to fix that.

As Apple(s AAPL) starts to make more and more Macs with solid state drives by default, like the new MacBook Airs, and not yet available Mac Pro, …

What makes you happy?

Everyone wants to be happy. But how, exactly, does one go about it? Here, psychologists, journalists, Buddhist monks and more gives answers that may …

Journalism

Can we make ourselves happier?

<b>Can we make ourselves happier? According to studies from all over the globe collated by the World Happiness Database in Rotterdam, we can. But the path to happiness may not be where we are looking for it.</b><p>Prof Ruut Veenhoven, Director of the Database and Emeritus professor of social conditions for …

Happiness

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

Tests verify quantum effects in processor

<b>USC (US) —</b> Researchers have verified that quantum effects are indeed at play in the first commercial quantum optimization processor.<p>The team …

'Find what you love and let it kill you'

After the inevitable "How many hours a day do you practice?" and "Show me your hands", the most common thing people say to me when they hear I'm a …