The next time you feel like complaining about your noisy neighbors or the guy in the car next to you whose stereo is cranked so loud that it rattles your fillings, take a minute to be grateful he isn’t blasting his music through the 154-decibel sound system at the Large European Acoustic Facility (LEAF).
For those of you wondering exactly when you’ll be able to take your hands off the wheel and let your self-driving car ferry you to work while you munch on a scone and finish a crossword puzzle, Nissan has provided an answer. The company plans to have commercially viable autonomous drive technology in multiple vehicles by 2020. Continue reading
Not everything in Texas is bigger. Case in point: the tabletop particle accelerator created by physicists at the University of Texas at Austin, which has accelerated half a billion electrons to 2 gigaelectronvolts over a distance of just 1 inch. Continue reading