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The Physics Of: Redline – Feature

spinners<p>how come diesels don't rev?<p>Automotive diesel engines usually don't spin past 5000 rpm. Thanks to diesel fuel's higher energy density and more abrupt combustion, heavier components are necessary. Long strokes that augment torque also add inertial mass, further limiting the redline.<p>airflow<p>We …

Engineering

How Much Would It Cost to Build the Starship Enterprise?

So you want to build the <i>Enterprise</i>. Don't we all! Well good news: according to some quick, messy, napkin math, it's possible. Kind of. The bad news? …

Gold Seen Crushed as Credit Suisse Forecasts $1,100 in Year

Gold, down 17 percent since January, is poised to lose 20 percent in a year as inflation fails to accelerate and with the worst risks to the global …

Did Google Just Try to Totally Change How Search Works?

Google might have just added a huge feature to Search. It's trying to make it conversational.<p>The first big search move that Google announced today at …

The New Google Maps: Flat, Clean, and Built Just for You

Although not much has changed with Google Maps mobile services, the desktop app just got redesigned from the ground up in what is, essentially, the …

The Secret to Effective Motivation

An interview with <b>Heidi Grant Halvorson</b> and <b>E. Tory Higgins</b>, authors of <i>Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World to Power Success and Influence</i>. For more, see the article Do You Play to Win–or to Not Lose?<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green. I’m …

Feature Shoot Group Show: Mother’s Day

Photo: Robin Cracknell<p>Photo: Alla Mirovskaya<p>Photo: Tony Fouhse<p>Photo: Seb Tec<p>Photo: Sarah Jackson<p>Photo: Stuart Cripps<p>Photo: Olivia Martin …

Are You Considering a Job with Two Managers?

If you are sitting in a job interview and hear the words “dotted line reporting,” you have just encountered the world of matrix management. In these organizational structures, you typically have two bosses: a “straight-line” direct boss, who is the person who prepares your performance review and …

Aaron Robinson: Where Have All the Hobby Stores Gone? – Column

In January, my pal Paul Grusche and I drove the 94 miles to Kalamazoo, Michigan, for the Kalamazoo Thunderbirds R/C Club swap meet at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center. I’m only being specific because I like writing “Kalama­zoo.” The large parking lot was jammed, and I was impressed until I learned …

Solomon Islands

12 Off-The-Beaten-Path Burgers in North Texas

<b>Griff's Hamburgers</b> Griff's (715 E. Irving Blvd) is homage to a bygone age. After over 50 years in the burger business, not much has changed from the …

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Your Gmail, Drive, and Google+ Storage Is Now One Big 15 GB Chunk

It used to be that you'd have 10 GB of storage for your Gmail account, and 5 GB to share between your Google Drive and your Google+ pictures. Not …

Costco UK Will Happily Sell You This Awesome $115,000 F1 Simulator

What do you rely on your local Costco for? Gigantic boxes of diapers? Bulk packs of chicken fingers? In the UK, when you're stocking up on bangers …

You Can Play Atari Breakout on Google Image Search and It's Awesome

Google is famous for the Easter eggs stashed in its products. What seems an ordinary interface reveals itself to be something else entirely with the …