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Red Bull captures F1 action in all its thermal glory

Remember a few months ago when BMW released thermal imagery of one of its M4 DTM touring cars coming in for a pit stop? That was pretty cool, but this is even cooler.<p>The Red Bull Racing team has partnered with Oregon-based thermal-imaging company FLIR Systems to capture its Formula One racers with …

Review: Removable roof on Porsche 911 Targa 4S offers California-cool factor

Porsche's all-new 911 Targa 4S makes you wonder whether its engineers ever get any time off.<p>You'd think these pocket-protected Poindexters would have been busy enough with the 918 Spyder, one of the fastest and most complicated hybrid supercars in the world.<p>Same for the Macan, easily the …

Nimbus Concept e-Car runs on flower power

Exactly 50 years ago, Ken Kesey, that irascible chronicler of the US counterculture, drew a line in the sand: you were either “on the bus” or “off the bus”. Suffice it to say, Eduardo Galvani would fall in the former group.<p>The Brazilian artist and designer has devised the Nimbus: a range-extended …

Tesla's "Bake Off" For Its $5 Billion Gigafactory Just Got Bigger

Tesla Motors said Tuesday is inching closer to a decision on the Southwest states that will get to break ground on its $5 billion gigafactory, which will produce enough battery packs by 2020 to supply 500,000 vehicles.<p>At the company’s annual shareholders meeting in Mountain View, Calif., Tesla’s …

2015 McLaren 650S Test Drive And Review: Practical Supercar

It’s easy to run out of superlatives after you’ve driven the 2015 McLaren 650S. I spent a day driving the new supercar in Carmel, California, and I came away thoroughly impressed, and very nearly in love. The new mid-engine/rear drive British supercar comes with a base price of $280,225 in Spider …

The Jim Clark Rally needs to adopt spectator rules to survive

Follow Pikes Peak's example, or perish.<p>This weekend, tragedy struck the Jim Clark Rally in Scotland during an event that was supposed to be a three-day rally on closed public roads, as three people were killed and two injured in what was just the second of two incidents. In the first incident, a …

Planning an Epic Road Trip: 8 Tips You Need to Follow – Feature

There’s no better way to grow closer to your family or friends—or your car—than to go on an extended road trip.<p>To guarantee memories to last a lifetime, select the most interesting roads possible and skip the big population centers rife with chain restaurants, cookie-cutter hotels, and crowded …

Cambridge Physicists Find Wormhole Proof

<b>What's the Latest?</b><p>Physicists at the University of Cambridge have found a theoretical foundation for the existence of wormholes, which are tubes that …

Interesting Engineering

Scientists: Superbug threat as grave as climate change

Infectious disease specialists spoke out last week about the poor response of the world so far to the dire threat of antibiotic-resistant strains of …

Best Space Pictures: Cosmic Dust Bunnies, Hidden Black Holes, and Starry Everest Skies

Supermassive black holes cluster together while dust bunnies gain weight.<p>A lone motorcycle wends its way to Mount Everest's base camp from the Chinese side of the border with Nepal in a photograph submitted to Your Shot on May 17.<p>The 2014 Everest climbing season got off to a tragic start on April …

Apple\’s Beats deal is happening — and it\’s all about Dr Dre and Jimmy

Google tablet with 3D vision developed by 'Project Tango': report

Google Inc is developing a new 7-inch tablet that can capture 3D images, and plans to produce about 4,000 of these prototypes beginning next month, …

Bitcoin prices push above $500, set for 20% weekly gain

Prostitution, drugs and booze to be included in Italian GDP

Italy is going to start including money raised from prostitution and narcotics in calculating its official GDP data from now on in order to comply …

I want to be a 911 operator. What will my salary be?

<b>Job:</b> 911 operator<p><b>Salary</b>: Starts at about $50,000 a year and can increase to just over $100,000, depending on experience and level of responsibility. For example, someone in a management job, such as operating a 911 call centre, would receive higher pay, according to Lois Karr, the officer in charge …

Volkswagen GTI Roadster Vision GT Concept Unveiled

Volkswagen continues its tease of the car bound for digital competition in Sony’s Gran Turismo 6, and now we have sketches and a name for the concept: the GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo. Like the Mercedes-Benz and BMW Vision GT concepts, the GTI Roadster will be downloadable in the game. But VW …

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO to race for overall victory at Le Mans in 2015

Sadly, no one's allowed to see it yet.<p>Saying that Nissan has "unfinished business" at Circuit de la Sarthe, NISMO chief Shochi Miyatani announced that Nissan will enter a new car in the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans, saying "We have a chance to target victory with the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO."<p>Yes, you read …

There is No Escape: Italian Cops Get a Lamborghini Huracán

Pro tip: If you're busted for speeding by Italy's Polizia di Stato, and the blue lights in your rearview are attached to this, just pull over. You've already lost.<p>Italy's Polizia di Stato has a replacement for its Lamborghini Gallardo interceptors. Say hello to the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 …

Law Enforcement

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO LM P1 Heading to Le Mans

Not only is the Nissan GT-R heading to Le Mans in 2015, but the Japanese automaker is also sending two factory-backed LM P1 racecars to compete in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship. Dubbed the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO, the name reflects the racer’s ties to the production GT-R, Le Mans, and …

Live From Lake Como: The Wild BMW Concept Roadster Motorcycle That Could Become a Reality

History was kind to the last BMW motorcycle concept unveiledat the Villa d'Este Concourso d'Eleganza: The Concept Ninety, whose brawnyretro style endeared it to crowds and critics, spun off into a productionversion soon thereafter dubbed the R NineT. Pleasingly, the bike that hit showrooms …

Motorcycles

TOTD: How Does the 2015 Subaru Legacy Compare?

The redesigned 2015 Subaru Legacy wasn’t available during our 2014-2015 Midsize Sedan Big Test, but since then we’ve driven the updated car with the 2.5-liter flat-four and 3.6-liter flat-six engines. More importantly, we’ve tested the base engine, which matches the powertrains from its competitors …