Alan Beckwith

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Formula One Has a Serious Exploding Tire Problem

Five massive tire failures plagued this past weekend's British Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit, and all eyes are on Pirelli – the series' tire …

Testing the 2014 Porsche Cayman S on Ignition (W/Video)

On this week’s episode of <i>Ignition</i>, associate road test editor Carlos Lago grabs the keys to a 2014 Porsche Cayman S to find whether the mid-engined Cayman is a better car to drive than the rear-engined Porsche 911.<p>Lago starts off the new <i>Ignition</i> by putting the 2014 Cayman S through the usual …

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Bad News For Power Blackouts: MIT's Killer Algorithm

Grid operators are urging consumers in northern California to conserve electricity to reduce the risk of potential power outages, which has escalated as the result of a prolonged heat wave.<p>The electric grid is spectacularly complex and small problems can cascade into big problems very quickly under …

The Science Of Car Hacking

Hacked cars are unlikely to be an assassin's weapon of choice.<p>The notion that hackers could assassinate people in an instant is a favorite among conspiracy theories. The latest example: After the young journalist Michael Hastings died in a car crash last month, conspiracy theorists speculated that …