By 2025, Self-Driving Trucks Will Be Cruising Down Our Highways The truck drivers of the future may not drive much at all. A new self-driving truck from Daimler takes care of pretty much everything on the highway, so after pulling onto the road and pushing a button, a driver can swivel away from the steering […]
PHOTOGRAPHER MIHO AIKAWA EXPLORES HOW THE EVENING MEAL IS EVOLVING IN TWO OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST CITIES. When Miho Aikawa was a teenager, she was often annoyed when her parents would insist that they eat every meal together. As an adult, however, Aikawa recognized the value of the family meal–as a grounding ritual in their lives together. […]
Each day more discoveries are being made by researchers and scientists all over the world. Some of these discoveries are unexplained with our current level of technology and understanding. Check out what I’m talking about yourself and write your views in the comments. Check these out and let me know in the comments which topic […]
What is the universe made of? How did it start? Physicists at CERN are seeking answers, using some of the world’s most powerful particle accelerators At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to […]
What is the origin of the word alphabet?The English word alphabet comes to us, by way of Latin, from the names of the first two letters of the Greek alphabet, alpha and beta. These Greek words were in turn derived from the original Semitic names for the symbols: aleph (“ox”) and beth (“house”). Where did the English alphabet come from?Here’s the 30-second version of the […]
What’s the name for a text that deliberately excludes a particular letter of the alphabet? That’s a lipogram. The best known example in English is Ernest Vincent Wright’s novel Gadsby: Champion of Youth (1939)—a story of more than 50,000 words in which the letter e never appears. Hmmm Nice real nice talent. Not including the letter ‘e’, amazing. It’s […]
What’s the name for a sentence that contains all 26 letters of the alphabet? That would be a pangram. The best known example is “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.“ A more efficient pangram is “Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.“ Well it’s nice to have something like this.