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'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …

C7 Corvette vs. Britain? You know how this ends

An American abroad picks a fight with the locals.<p>We're now very familiar with the C7 Corvette Stingray and its 460-hp 6.2-liter V8. We know that our 2013 Performance Car of the Year walks the walk, but the charms of past Corvettes remained lost on our friends across the pond, who felt they were …

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Gibbs to build Humdinga amphibious truck in Asia to help with tsunami relief [w/video]

While the flying car (at least as we dream of it) is likely never going happen, the floating car is a problem that has been solved for decades. In fact, Gibbs Amphibians may have taken the concept farther than anyone else in history with its line amphibious cars, trucks and quads. However, its …

Oldest Sea Monster Babies Found; Fossil Shows Reptiles Had Live Birth

Mother ichthyosaur died while giving birth, scientist says.<p>The oldest embryos of a Mesozoic marine reptile have been unearthed in China, pre-dating the previous record by ten million years, a new study says.<p>The 248-million-year-old fossil from the Mesozoic era (252 to 66 million years ago) reveals …

5 life traps surfers should avoid

Surfing, in the grand scheme of things, is not important. It is not something that should take away from anything else in your life. In fact, if it …

London Summit Intensifies Battle Against Wildlife Crime

World leaders pledge new commitment to fighting the illegal animal trade.<p>Bringing together heads of state and government ministers from 50 countries, Thursday's high-level summit on illegal wildlife trade may represent a turning point in the fight against wildlife crime.<p>The London summit—hosted by …

2014 Mini Cooper / Cooper S Hardtop

Growing—and maturing—in the right ways.<p>Age and maturity usually go hand in hand, but not always in divorce court. The Mini Cooper and the Cooper S hit their third generation as slightly larger and somewhat less fitfully childish fashion accessories. The Mini as a whole has more comforts, more …

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