Bill Hawley

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What a 28.5-liter LSR engine sounds like firing up for the first time in 100 years

Racecars seem to keep getting quieter these days, and if electric vehicles and fuel cells ever fully take over motorsports, then the bang, pop and growl of internal combustion engines may be gone for good. This clip of a Fiat S76 land speed record racer awaking after over a century of being dormant …

Watch dual-engined Dodge SRT4 do a FWD burnout, a RWD burnout, then AWD launch

There's something fantastically insane about racers who go out on their own and build something unique. Just take this crazy video from last year of a twin-engine Dodge SRT4 at a drag strip that can burn the rubber at either end – or both ends – at a moment's notice.<p>With tires sticking out way past …

Next BMW 6 Series, M6 to take aim at Porsche

Since BMW reintroduced the 6 Series line back in 2003, the big two-door has happily sat as the brand's de facto grand tourer. That will allegedly change come 2017, as <i>Car</i> is reporting that Munich will put its coupe on a diet with the so-called G15 generation, allowing the 6 to go after the likes of …

NASA Prepares To Test New Spacecraft (That You've Likely Never Heard Of)

NASA is about to launch a new spaceship into orbit, and Mallory Loe has never heard of it.<p>"I mean, technically, NASA doesn't have another spaceship, do they?" she asks incredulously during a visit to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.<p>She's hardly the only one who …

Honda UK closes pre-order books on NSX, opens for Civic Type R

Most of us would probably deliberate pretty carefully before buying a new car – do a little research, read the reviews, take it for a test drive, compare it to the competition. But that's not everyone. Some buyers will order a new car sight unseen. Some will even place their order – for a …

Militants kill 36 non-Muslims in northern Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The heavily armed men roused the sleeping quarry workers in the dead of night.<p>As in previous such attacks, the gunmen singled …

NC dealer falsely announces return of Regal Grand National, Regal GNX

Buick Denies Performance Models<p>Like many new car dealers, Liberty Buick GMC gets so excited about its brands' new wares that it puts out press releases announcing when new models are on the way. That's not typically national news, but the Charlotte, NC store has created a bit of internet hubbub by …

How to Light Paint With Your Smartphone

Light painting is an interesting way to shoot creative photos of ordinary objects. The best thing is you don’t need a lot of fancy stuff to do light …

It's Official: Skeleton Found Under Parking Lot Is Richard III

A combination of DNA evidence and historical research confirm the remains belong to the misshapen monarch<p>One of the biggest missing person’s cases in the world has finally been solved. Or, at least, the biggest missing corpse case.<p>After English King Richard III fell at the Battle of Bosworth in …

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10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Funny Business: Funny Portraits of Funny People Being Ridiculous at Home

There’s something almost intimate about the comedian portraits in Seth Olenick‘s new photo book <i>Funny Business</i>.<p>Not intimate in a candid moment sort of …

iPhones Of The Future Could Save Themselves When You Drop Them

Anyone who's ever dropped their phone knows the feeling of sheer terror as it slips from your hand and plummets to the ground below. So wouldn't it be great if so-called "smartphones" were smart enough to save themselves?<p>A patent awarded to Apple Tuesday could make that dream a reality. Labeled a …

Honda makes 300-millionth motorcycle

Honda Motor Co. has hit a milestone: its 300-millionth motorcycle.<p>The milestone vehicle, a 40th anniversary edition of the company's flagship Gold Wing touring bike, was produced at Honda's Kumamoto factory in Japan.<p>Honda's first two-wheeled machine was the 1949 Dream Type D, a single-cylinder, …

WhatsApp Messages Are Being Cited In Nearly Half Of All Italian Divorce Proceedings

In Pietro Germi's Oscar-winning 1961 comedy of that name, the unfaithful protagonist, unable to divorce his smothering wife, plots to kill her. If it had been set in 2014, he could have just let her stumble upon his WhatsApp account.<p>The instant messaging service acquired by Facebook this year for …

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6 Places Every Photographer Should Visit At Least Once In Their Lifetime

Photography and travel seem like they go hand in hand. There are so many gorgeous locations in the world, it's hard not to want to photograph them …

Asteroid strike warnings build towards campaigners’ big day of rock

Rock stars, astronauts and scientists from around the world have joined forces to combat the existential threat posed by an asteroid strike with plans for a live concert and an awareness day.<p>Preparations for Asteroid Awareness Day will be unveiled alongside a declaration signed by leading figures …

Artificial intelligence could spell end of human race – Stephen Hawking

Technology will eventually become self-aware and supersede humanity, says astrophysicist<p>The development of artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race, Professor Stephen Hawking has said.<p>The famous astrophysicist said he believed technology would eventually become self-aware and …

1968 Pontiac Firebird vs. 2010 Lingenfelter Trans Am on Generation Gap

On this episode of <i>Generation Gap</i>, Davin Reckow and Matt Lewis compare a classic Pontiac Firebird to a custom built show car from John Lingenfelter that portrays what a modern Firebird could be today. Reckow chooses a 1968 Pontiac Firebird, while Lewis picks the 2010 Lingenfelter Trans Am – both …