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How Richard Feynman’s Famous Diagrams Almost Saved Space

Richard Feynman looked tired when he wandered into my office. It was the end of a long, exhausting day in Santa Barbara, sometime around 1982. Events …

BMW Loses Core Development Team of Its i3 and i8 Electric Vehicle Line

Key executives defect to Future Mobility Corp, a Chinese startup backed by Tencent Holdings<p>BERLIN—BMW AG has lost the core development team of its i3 and i8 electric vehicle line to Future Mobility Corp, a Chinese startup backed by Tencent Holdings, as the German premium brand struggles to come up …

Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen Emissions Scandal May Go Back as Far as 1999

Volkswagen is struggling to meet its own self-imposed deadline for explaining its emissions scandal—which may have roots that go farther back than …

Nations call for end to steel overcapacity

The US, EU, Canada, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Switzerland and Turkey have called for urgent changes in the industry. They urged countries not to …

Correction: China-Electric Car Dreams story

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — SHENZHEN, China (AP) — In an article April 20 about electric vehicle manufacturer BYD Co.'s plans for the U.S. market, The …

Electric Vehicles

Scientists finally track down the source of mysterious radio bursts

By Rachel Feltman<p>, Freelancer, Editor at Popular Science Magazine<p>Astronomers have been perplexed by Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) for over a decade, but now at least part of the mystery has been solved. In a study published Wednesday in Nature, researchers report for the first time the actual source of …

Physics

J.J. Abrams 'Understands' Why You Call 'Force Awakens' A Rip-Off

But he has something to say about it, too.<p>The new "Star Wars" movie is now the highest grossing film in domestic box office history, has amazing reviews and has inspired conversations and theories all over the world. But with everything there's a balance, and now the Dark Side is getting its say.<p>A …

Ripoff

2017 Fiat 124 Spider

Fix It Again, Tokyo.<p>When Mazda debuted the surprisingly lightweight fourth-generation MX-5 Miata, it detailed an obsessive campaign to cut needless mass in the tiny sports car. We won’t go into all of those measures here but for one of our favorites: the 2016 Miata’s pared-back, clipped corners. …

The new Toyota Prius isn’t just a good hybrid, it’s a good car

For Toyota, it means sitting back and relying on the Prius name to sell cars isn’t going to work anymore. That’s why the company has totally revamped the 2016 Prius to appeal to more than the environmentally conscious.<p>It has a new interior that’s clean and fresh. The sharp, angled exterior is …

The Nintendo Game Boy 1up Handhold Game Console Inspired by Classic Game Boy

The original Game Boy in the 80s has been outmoded, but many games from the classic handheld game console are still parts of pop culture even today …

Tesla Veteran Explains How Electric Motors Crush Gas Engines

Before leaving this year to join electric bus manufacturer Proterra as director of battery engineering, Dustin Grace spent almost nine years working …

The future of the automobile is being reshaped in California

Within walking distance of Tesla Motors' Palo Alto headquarters and across the street from Hewlett-Packard, Ford Motor Co. has set up a new Silicon Valley outpost.<p>With a team of 100 reporting to a former Apple engineer, the Detroit giant is researching how humans experience machines, running …

Automotive Industry

Amazon sues 1,000 'fake reviewers'

Online retailer files lawsuit in US against people whose names it says it does not know, claiming they offer reviews for sale<p>Amazon has started legal action against more than 1,000 unidentified people it claims provide fake reviews on the US version of its website.<p>The online retailer said in the …

Internet

Future criminals can be spotted at nursery school, study suggests

Children's social-emotional skills can indicate future prospects, including whether they will end up in a council falt, researchers find<p>Future criminals and council house tenants can be spotted as early as nursery school, a study suggests.<p>Early social-emotional skills observed in pre-school …

Volkswagen announces availability of Android Auto in most 2016 models

Android Auto’s proliferation is imminent. Major car manufacturers continue to integrate Google’s infotainment platform into their vehicles. Volkswagen is now on board as they get ready to release the first vehicles using their MIB II system, which incorporates Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and …

Android Auto

The 10 most beautiful bicycles of 2015

Cirque du Soleil

Elon Musk’s Space Dream Almost Killed Tesla

By Ashlee Vance | May 14, 2015<p>Illustrations by The Red Dress<p>SpaceX started with a plan to send mice to Mars. It got crazier from there.<p>In late …

Why is Suleyman Shah's tomb so important?

<b>Scores of Turkish troops and vehicles have entered Syria to evacuate and destroy a mausoleum where a forefather of the Ottoman empire was buried. The BBC's Matthew Davis considers why the site was so important.</b><p>The now ruined tomb of Suleyman Shah stands on a football pitch-sized spit of Turkish …

Middle East

McLaren’s Fernando Alonso flown to hospital after crash in F1 testing

Fernando Alonso was taken to hospital after being concussed in a heavy crash that brought a premature end to a test run in Barcelona on Sunday and created further angst for McLaren-Honda, the Spaniard’s team, before the Formula One season gets under way in Melbourne on 15 March.<p>The double world …

Happy Chinese New Year from China's New Aircraft Carrier

Best Wishes from the Liaoning<p>China's new aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, has a 14,700 square meters flight deck that allows a wide array of uses. But it's a safe bet that a setting for a music video was not on the radar screen of either its original Ukrainian builders of recent US Office of Naval …

China

The 3-cylinder engine is mainstream, and Kia gloms on

New Kappa 3-cylinder and 7-speed DCT will be on hand in Geneva. Is the turbo inline-3 the new black?<p>Time was, three-cylinder engines were just for motorcycles, <i>kei</i> cars, and Chevy-badged Suzukis. No more. Mini has one powering the base Cooper. Ford is using its 1.0L EcoBoost in the Fiesta and Focus. …

'Batman: Arkham Knight' Earns An 'M' Rating

This is bound to be interesting. Rocksteady’s other entries in the “Arkham” series have all come to market with T ratings from the ESRB, but apparently “Batman: Arkham Knight,” due out in June, just earned itself an “M” for mature from the ESRB. The reasons for it aren’t clear at the moment, but it …

SCG003C race car revealed ahead of 2015 Geneva auto show

The covers came off Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus’ new built-from-scratch supercar, the SCG003S, only a few hours ago and now we have our first look …

Chevy on Camaro: GM design honchos weigh in

The success of the Camaro was not a foregone conclusion. These GM design sketches and reflections show some of the highlights—and challenges faced by designers.<p>Five GM design employees take a look back at Camaros past and present, pointing out some highlights and analysis of where the Camaro has …

Aston Martin invokes the god of fire

In advance of a debut at the Geneva motor show on 3 March, Aston Martin has dropped images – and precious few technical details – about its track-only exercise in maximum velocity: the Vulcan.<p>Penned in-house by chief creative officer Marek Reichman, the Vulcan features a carbon fibre monocoque …

Sports Cars

Hotels Can Track Those Towels That You Steal

There's something utterly delicious about hotel beds... and towels... and robes. They're so decadently fluffy and epically cozy, we'd totally steal them if we could.<p>And much of the time, we do. Towels are among the most-stolen items in hotels, The Telegraph reports. We could've guessed that.<p>But we</i> …