Category: SCI/TECH

Jul 2, 2009

Bugatti Veyron Versus McLaren F1 Drag Race [Top Gear]

Bugatti Veyron Versus McLaren F1 Drag Race [Top Gear]

In this corner: The Bugatti Veryron Cost: Approximately $1.4 million USD (300 produced) – Horsepower: 1,001 HP – Top Speed: 407 km/h | 253 mph in approximately 50 seconds – Acceleration: 100 km/h | 62 mph in approximately 2.46 seconds In this corner: The McLaren F1 Cost: Approximately $2-4 million USD (106 produced) – Horsepower:…

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Jun 25, 2009

The LightLane: If You Bike at Night, Consider This Light

The LightLane: If You Bike at Night, Consider This Light

The Truth Biking at night is dangerous. Visibility is reduced, objects (particularly fast moving ones) are difficult to detect, and cyclists are even more susceptible to accidents and collisions with automobiles. The Insight Clearly marked bike lanes have proven to be an effective method at protecting cyclists on congested roads. Why? Because it establishes a…

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Jun 16, 2009

Why Nerds Rule: Luis Von Ahn and reCAPTCHA

Why Nerds Rule: Luis Von Ahn and reCAPTCHA

I stumbled across this video on the weekend and was floored by the idea presented. It’s brilliant, simple, and effective. A true testament to the notion that small contributions can make a BIG difference. *UPDATE: September 16, 2009 @ 9:20am Google announces they have acquired reCAPTCHA. Official Google Blog post here For those…

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