This educational startup in Russia shrinks kids down to the size of individual atoms using virtual reality

MEL Science I recently had the strangely-pleasurable experience of being shrunken down virtually to the size of an individual electron, gaining an immersive 360-degree view of the invisible world that forms the very basis of our reality. MEL Science, a company based in St. Petersburg, Russia, provides a series of virtual reality experiences that can […]

The Deminer film review: A fascinating portrait of an extraordinary individual

His fearless, reckless devotion to his job becomes a form of addiction in the documentary The Definer. Using camcorder footage shot after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003, the film captures Fakhir at work armed with nothing more than a pair of pliers and a determination to make the world a safer place. During […]

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Engines with Small, Individual Turbos for Each Cylinder Could Revolutionize Downsizing

– From the October 2017 issue – Downsized turbocharged engines have become a cornerstone in the car industry’s effort to increase fuel economy. And as CAFE stand­ards push us toward a 54.5-mpg fleet average, engines are bound to get even smaller and turbo boost even higher. Such radically downsized engines can be strong at full […]

India’s top court rules that individual privacy is a fundamental right

(Reuters) — India’s top court unanimously ruled on Thursday that individual privacy is a fundamental right, a verdict that will impact everything from the way companies handle personal data to the roll-out of the world’s largest biometric ID card program. A nine-member bench of India’s Supreme Court announced the ruling in a big setback for […]

Usain Bolt loses final individual race of his career to American Justin Gaitlin

David Ramos/Getty Images While he’ll be known for some time as the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt came up short in the final individual race of his career, finishing third in the 100-meter dash at the World Track and Field Championships in London. Bolt still broke ten seconds, finishing with a 9.95, but was a hundredth […]

28-year-old Italian swimmer pulls off white-knuckle comeback at World Championships to hand Katie Ledecky her first international individual loss

Clive Rose/Getty Katie Ledecky suffered her first individual loss at a major international meet on Wednesday at the hands of Italy’s Federica Pellegrini. Ledecky entered the 200-meter freestyle final as the favorite, as she had won 13 of 13 finals in this event during international competitions in her career. In the first 100 meters of the final, Australia’s […]

HRW says mass execution site found in Mosul as Iraqi govt admits ‘individual acts’ of abuse

An execution site with 17 apparent victims of extrajudicial killings was found near the Old City of West Mosul, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. The find is among a flood of evidence of atrocities being committed by Iraqi troops, the rights group pointed out. The site was studied by “international observers, whose evidence has […]

Trump Calls for Cuts in Business, Individual Taxes

Under President Trump’s proposed tax overhaul, the corporate rate would drop to 15% from 35%, with a 35% top rate for individuals. Lower brackets would be set at 10% and 25%. The plan would end allowing individuals to deduct state and local taxes, and the estate tax and alternative minimum tax would be repealed. WSJ.com: […]

Top Democrat on Senate Intel Committee: Sally Yates ‘is an individual that we’re going to want to talk to’

The ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Mark Warner, said on Tuesday that former acting Attorney General Sally Yates “is an individual we’re going to want to talk to” as part of the committee’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. “You may have heard that it appears either the White House […]