Archive for February 11th, 2017

How Motorcycles Are Learning to Save You From Your Own Reckless Riding

Saturday, February 11th, 2017:

A decade ago, rider skill was the last word in motorcycle performance. Until then, the dream for many riders was that in some far-off future, with enough practice, you might just be able to master your motorcycle. In the dream, you’d slide sideways into corners and spin up the rear tire on the way out, pull big wheelies at will, then haul it up safely in the worst of conditions. The vast majority of riders never achieved this level of mastery—the job has instead been completed by PhDs around the globe who have been working feverishly to ease the rider’s […] Read More →

Tick … tick … Doomsday Clock nears final hour

Saturday, February 11th, 2017:

Bill Tinsley 9:02 p.m. CT Feb. 10, 2017 Bill Tinsley(Photo: Contributed) Last week, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight.  Humanity now is only 2½ minutes from total annihilation. It is the closest the Doomsday Clock has been to the moment of ultimate catastrophe since 1953. The Doomsday Clock was created by scientists in 1947, after World War II, to warn the world of the nuclear dangers that lay before us.  Those of us who were children in the 1950s can remember bomb drills, hiding beneath our desks (as if that would have saved us).  My […] Read More →

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