Have Ferrari been bending the rules?

"Our battery layout, it’s quite complex, so we agreed with the request that we had from the FIA to work together with them and to facilitate their work, we add a second sensor.

But it doesn’t change in any case the performance of our car."

Despite their denials it sure looks that way, as the new FIA sensor might have forced their hand to turn-off rule bending software.

Robotic limbs for mobile devices.

"In real-life communication, we use touch to communicate emotions with others. However, current technology doesn’t use touch as an information channel. This project is just one approach for how we can receive a remote touch. Another aspect of this work is the relationship we are building with our mobile devices."

My first app – a phone that can flip me off :)

Car carrying combustible crowds crazed by Krispy Kreme.

" For some reason, introducing any stimulant like this one into Irish society is like introducing a packet of Mentos into a recently shaken up bottle of Diet Coke. We shake violently. We rupture. We convulse, as a people. It’s a mess."

I loved this article by Carl Kinsella on the car-park craziness in Blanch recently, all due to the fact that a 24 hour donut drive-thru opened.

Teeny tiny Chinese chips used to hack U.S. companies.

"Nested on the servers’ motherboards, the testers found a tiny microchip, not much bigger than a grain of rice, that wasn’t part of the boards’ original design. … investigators determined that the chips allowed the attackers to create a stealth doorway into any network that included the altered machines"

Industrial espionage stories although in many cases terrifying, are also pretty cool to read about.

Moths observed drinking the tears of sleeping birds

"moths gently insert their straw-like proboscis into the eyes of their unwary hosts, sucking out the nutrient-laden tears. Scientists have watched moths drink the tears from various mammals, and even reptiles like turtles and crocodiles. But on birds, not so much."

Nature continually reminds me how awesome it is.

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