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WATCH: Angry wife smashes BMW for 20 minutes after finding out that her husband has a mistress

A middle-aged woman in Shenzhen furiously smashed her husband’s BMW 740 after finding out he was cheating on her. The woman surnamed Wu used a hammer …

Shanghai

Audi makes synthetic gasoline without using petroleum

Audi researchers have successfully made 100-octane gas from plant matter. Their next goal: Gasoline from water, CO2, and hydrogen.<p>Researchers at Audi have managed to do something that at first blush sounds impossible, or at least, highly illogical: They've created a small batch of synthetic …

A Madman Built a 697-hp, 552-cubic-inch Ford V-12

The guy you see wrenching in this photo is Jan Baker: madman, genius, and my new personal hero.<p>Baker built the contraption you see here in his home shop: a 552-cubic-inch Ford V-12 with <i>697 horsepower</i>. He started with a couple of 302 blocks and a few Cleveland heads, and he didn’t stop slicing and …

Sports Cars

Beyond Carbon Fiber: The Next Breakthrough Material Is 20 Times Stronger

Carbon Nanotube: The nanotube’s strength stems from the tight bonds joining every carbon atom.<p>From the April 2015 issue<p>Now that carbon-fiber composites have migrated from the world of blank-check motorsports to semiaffordable production cars such as the BMW i3 and Chevrolet Corvette, what’s next? …

Nanotech

Fisker Thunderbolt: A coachbuilt Aston Martin Vanquish

The Mustang Rocket isn't the only Henrik Fisker design debuting at Amelia Island. The Thunderbolt is the designer's one-off interpretation of the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish.

Motör Overkill: 42-Liter PT Boat Engine Stuffed Into an 8-Liter Bentley

Cramming a war-surplus, 12-cylinder PT boat engine into a Bentley 8 Litre chassis might not seem like the most sensible plan, but watching this thing shake and roar itself awake will hammer some sense back into you—with the force of pistons that occupy 3.5-liter cylinders. Allegedly owned by Lemmy …

Bentley Motors

A Mysterious Plume Over Mars Confounds Scientists

A strange cloud or haze rising extremely high above the surface of Mars has astronomers struggling to come up with an explanation for the phenomena that fits with the existing scientific understanding of the Martian atmosphere.<p>A paper examining a pair of 2012 observations of the large, bright plume …

Astronomy

Microsoft's new wireless phone charger will bathe your desk in neon light

My Nexus 6 usually rests on a Tylt wireless charger here at <i>The Verge</i> office. I paid Verizon $60 for the thing. It's got a black, soft matte finish; it's the opposite of flashy, but works perfectly with any Qi-compatible smartphone I've placed on it — even with a bulky case on. Microsoft's taking …

This is what the McLaren 675 "Longtail" will sound like

The 666-hp track-oriented special will have 40 percent more overall downforce.<p>We have another teaser of the 675LT that shows off a bit of the tail-end that's the focal point of this track-ready variant of the 650S. McLaren claims it will be the lightest, quickest, and most aero-optimized of the new …

Lamborghini spotted filming new Aventador SV completely undisguised

There is a great tradition at Lamborghini in turning its mid-engined V12 supercars into Super Veloce ("High Speed") versions. So after the Aventador hit the scene, we knew it would only be a matter of time before it was to receive the SV treatment. And here it is, spied completely undisguised …