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Should We Play Mind Games in Cars

Should We Play Mind Games in Cars

Some motorcyclists believe they connect with their machines. They speak of intuitively steering with their bodies, and receiving messages through the wheels. It would be absurd to speak of cars in the same vein. Or would it: What if we could communicate with our cars through our minds, and not our hands?

Will Tesla Tiles Make Fitch Flip Sooner

Will Tesla Tiles Make Fitch Flip Sooner

Fitch Ratings is one of the global ‘big three’ agencies along with Moody’s, and Standard & Poor. Fitch has issued an advisory that markets could turn against motor manufacturers and utilities obsessed with non-renewable fossil energy.

Subsidence Threatens Tyneside Homes

Subsidence Threatens Tyneside Homes

Four homes in Bayfield, West Allotment are facing demolition after their families vacated them earlier this year. Chronicle Live reported some readers saying at the time, ‘the whole North East is one big mine”. By all accounts, the foundations meet good building practice for the area.

What If a Driverless Car Has to Think?

What If a Driverless Car Has to Think?

Technology editor Matthew Well raises an interesting question. What happens if a broken-down lorry is half-blocking a single lane with no overtaking, and there is no officer directing traffic? Assuming it were safe, 99% of us might break the rules and cross the solid line to pass. A driverless car probably would not.

Þingvellir Not Quite Rock Solid Earth

Þingvellir Not Quite Rock Solid Earth

Þingvellir National Park anglicised as Thingvellir, if that’s not rude, is just down the road by Icelandic standards from Bláskógabyggð after which we think we will switch to Google Earth. Þingvellir derives from the Norse for assembly and field: In fact this was where the Icelandic parliament first met in the summer of 930.

So Is the Detail in the Devil Then?

So Is the Detail in the Devil Then?

The Tasmanian Devil is an unpleasant fellow weighing in at eighteen pounds. It has a mean set of teeth and usually gets its way with its ‘pungent odour, extremely loud and disturbing screech, keen sense of smell, and ferocity when feeding.

Walking on Mars with Rover

Walking on Mars with Rover

A few years ago, a bunch of scientists at Stanford University needed a smarter way of surveying marine life in the Red Sea than putting on their swimsuits. They developed a submersible with tactile qualities to rival a normal human, if there is such a thing.

Exciting Days in Space Live Now

Exciting Days in Space Live Now

The search for the final frontier, if indeed it exists, gained new momentum over the past few days. The European Space Agency Esa launched its Schiaparelli demonstration probe that looks cute enough to put in a basket by the fireside with the cat.

What Happens After a Phishing Trip

What Happens After a Phishing Trip

The term “phishing” dates from the John Draper AKA Captain Crunch era, when he cracked into the AT&T telephone system with sounds so he could learn how it worked. The transition from phone phreaking to internet phishing was so smooth the ph stuck.

Jade Boulder Found in Myanmar

Jade Boulder Found in Myanmar

Myanmar, or Burma, as it used to be has always relied on Jade to balance the national books. The semi-translucent green mineral contributes half the country’s GDP. Almost all the world’s Jade comes from Myanmar making it a rare resource indeed.

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