7 months and 10,000 miles

I’ve now been living with the Tesla Model S for 7 months now and I’ve picked up a few a tips along the way that I hope you will find useful.

  1. I spend most of my life at ‘around’ 70mph so when calculating the remaining range in the battery I have to figure in a 10% buffer to make sure I don’t end up short. I’m sure that going at 65mph or 60mph would make the display correct but going at 70 mph is dull enough.
  2. One has the ability to make passengers nauseous on demand.
  3. The Supercharger network just keeps making life easier and easier.
  4. I’ve put some figures up for how much the Tesla Model S has cost to run over this distance. The results might surprise you.

The software updates I’ve had delight every time. There is always at least one feature that makes me once again believe that buying this car was the right choice. Stand outs for me were the ability for Model S to remember what suspension setting you apply and then apply them for you every time you hit the same patch of road and, as small at it may sound, them reprogramming the key to have it open the charge port on a long press!

Brain-to-brain communication has arrived. How we did it

Science. Changes. Lives. #TED

You may remember neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis — he built the brain-controlled exoskeleton that allowed a paralyzed man to kick the first ball of the 2014 World Cup. What’s he working on now? Building ways for two minds (rats and monkeys, for now) to send messages brain to brain. Watch to the end for an experiment that, as he says, will go to “the limit of your imagination.”

I’ve been tasked with sourcing a car for my little sister to use as a city runaround more than anything…

I've been tasked with sourcing a car for my little sister to use as a city runaround more than anything else. Ideally looking to spend £1500 but could stretch to £2000 for a stunner.

So far I've found a 2008 Seat Ibiza, 2008 Fiat Panda and a 2008 Ford Ka. Does anyone have any other suggestions I should look out for?

Night Sky Timelapse with Stars Fixed Shows We’re Just a Rock Hurtling Through Space

Night Sky Timelapse with Stars Fixed Shows We're Just a Rock Hurtling Through Space http://twistedsifter.com/videos/night-sky-timelapse-with-stars-fixed-and-earth-rotating/

  In this stabilized time-lapse, the stars’ position in the night sky is fixed so you can get a sense of our planet’s movement through space. And now it’s time for some mind-boggling figures: …