The U.S. women’s gymnastics team walked out of the arena after their qualification round in Rio on Sunday the prohibitive favorites to take home team gold. London veteran Aly Raisman and once-in-a-generation phenom Simone Biles earned spots in the all-around final. The U.S. stands to win a medal in every single event final, with at least one gymnast qualifying on vault, bars, beam and floor.
The news that researchers want to create human-animal chimeras has generated controversy recently, and may conjure up ideas about Frankenstein-ish experiments. But chimeras aren’t always man-made — and there are a number of examples of human chimeras that already exist.
Tesla’s announcement that it’s working on an electric pickup truck has the automotive world buzzing about what such a vehicle might look like. After all, Tesla changed the world of electric cars with the Model S. What might it be able to do for the electric truck? Our colleagues at Truck Trend took a stab at envisioning what the Tesla pickup might look like and imagining what innovations it might bring to the truck segment.
I’ve never driven a car. I’ve also never ridden a scooter, a moped, a Segwayor even one of those stupid “hoverboard” things with the combustible batteries. But I do travel a lot, usually with a bit of luggage, and one thing I absolutely hate are those long walks across an airport terminal. So when the Modobag, a $1,199 piece of kit that bills itself as the world’s first motorized suitcase hit Indiegogo, I was intrigued. Would it get me across an airport faster, or would I just crash into a luggage cart and get myself arrested?
Iran has executed an Iranian nuclear scientist detained in 2010 when he returned home from the United States, after a court convicted him of spying for Washington, a spokesman for the judiciary said on Sunday.