Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Unveil Something New April 30

Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Unveil Something New April 30

Elon Musk certainly knows how to steal the thunder from his competitors. While other automakers are gearing up for big announcements at the New York Auto Show this week, the Tesla Motors chief just tweeted this: "Major new Tesla product line — not a car — will be unveiled at our Hawthorne Design Studio on Thurs 8pm, April 30"

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AP chief: Killing of journalists should be a war crime

AP chief: Killing of journalists should be a war crime

The president and CEO of The Associated Press called on Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage. Gary Pruitt said a new framework is needed to protect journalists as they cover conflicts in which they are increasingly seen as targets by extremist groups. "It used to be that when media wore PRESS emblazoned on their vest, or PRESS or MEDIA was on their vehicle…

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George Takei: Boycott Indiana

George Takei: Boycott Indiana

My husband Brad and I like to spend our holidays in the White Mountains of Arizona. There’s a small town called Show Low where we’ve passed many a merry Christmas. We’ve been regulars at the July 4th parades there, entertained friends and family over the years, and consider it our home away from home. But last year, it was very nearly going to be impossible for us to travel back to Arizona in good conscience.

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Common bacteria on verge of becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Common bacteria on verge of becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Antibiotic resistance is poised to spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The study shows that two genes that confer resistance against a particularly strong class of antibiotics can be shared easily among a family of bacteria responsible for a significant portion of hospital-associated infections.

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Minimal Maps

Minimal Maps

Minimal Maps is an ongoing project that explores how richly-detailed single subject maps can give us new imagery to understand our landscape. The data is accurate for the year 2014 and explores the American (lower 48 states) landscape as a whole entity. The project is a continuation of the work began in 2012 while at Archework's Chicago Expander Workshops, where I was a research fellow.

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DARPA to re-invent GPS navigation without the use of satellites

DARPA to re-invent GPS navigation without the use of satellites

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has unveiled its plan for the future, and it’s a huge shift, marked by new goals in four main areas. Arguably the biggest change is its plan to reinvent complex military systems and make them more modular, in an effort to ensure “superiority in the air, maritime, ground, space, and cyber domains.”

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