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Those closely following the progress of Volvo's electric vehicle spinoff Polestar may know it as the first time the Swedish automaker has explored carbon fiber construction. And part of that exploration is smashing cars to bits in crash tests, which the company says has vindicated the design of its debut luxury hybrid... Continue Reading Polestar crumples its carbon-fiber car body in first
Recently, a colleague came to me with a conundrum. It went something like this: "Hey I have to interview someone in 30 minutes. Give me a crash course." This is that crash course. ...
Much is said about the safety of Tesla vehicles and the role of the company's Autopilot software in traffic incidents, but there can be little doubt about the top-level protection the cars offer in the event of a collision. A new round of crash testing by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) put the company's Model 3 sedan through its paces, finding it performed im
The state of Arizona has acted decisively following the fatal accident involving a self-driving Uber and a pedestrian last week. Today Governor Doug Ducey banned the company from testing autonomous vehicles on Arizona's roads, citing unacceptable risks to public safety in a letter addressed to the ride-sharing company's CEO...Continue Reading Arizona bans Uber's self-driving cars as rival wei
The FAA has issued an immediate ban on certain “doors-off” helicopter flights nationwide in the aftermath of the photo tour helicopter crash in New York City this week. 5 passengers died by drowning in the East River after not being able to escape their safety harnesses.The New York Times reports that the FAA is scrutinizing on the harnesses used in “doors-off” flights, as
A coder on the original Crash Bandicoot explains how his first big game almost shipped with a destructive save-wiping bug -- and how he and the team at Naughty Dog eventually solved it. ...
If you’ve never tried your hand at black-and-white film photography before but would like to learn the basics of developing your own film at home, here’s a great 8-minute primer that’ll get you up to speed.The video is by Ilford, the UK company best known for its B&W film, paper, and chemicals. “These simple step by step instructions will teach you all you need to kno
Officials are investigating whether a recent helicopter crash near Charleston, South Carolina, was caused by a civilian drone operated nearby. The accident, which happened last Wednesday, involved a Robinson Helicopter Co. R22 helicopter carrying an instructor pilot and student.The two are reporting that a small UAV flew directly in their path, forcing the instructor to perform evasive action. Th
After numerous reports of illegally flown drones interfering dangerously with airplanes and even denting a US Army helicopter rotor over the past few years, a drone may have just caused an aircraft crash for the first time the United States.Bloomberg reports that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has opened an investigation into a helicopter crash that occurred on Daniel Island in S
Want to get a good grasp of Photoshop’s Blend modes? Here’s an 8-minute crash course on the subject by the Photoshop Training Channel. They may be one of the least understood features, but blending modes can be extremely useful when creating composites and retouching.So what do blending modes actually do? They take pixels from a single layer and blend them with pixels from another lay


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