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Space Photos of the Week: A Nebula Becomes a Butterfly

Author: WIRED Photo DepartmentWIRED Photo Department<p>photo<p>08.29.15<p>07:00 am<p>Click through the gallery to see this week’s helping of images not made on …

The Coolest Toyota Land Cruiser Is This Fire Truck

And you can own it.<p>Are you the person that has always wanted a Toyota Land Cruiser but have declined buying one time and again because it didn't have enough on-board firefighting capability?<p>Well, here's a Land Cruiser fire truck. What's your excuse now?<p>This is a right hand drive example that is …

3 lessons IBM's Watson can teach us about our brains' biases

<i>By Jane Porter</i><p>What can artificial intelligence teach us about human intelligence? Quite a bit, it turns out. IBM's Watson had its crowning moment back in 2011 when the cognitive computing system famously destroyed its Jeopardy champion contenders, but lately Watson has been wading into far more …

2016 Scion iM

iMeh.<p>Cruising down Pacific Coast Highway in a preproduction prototype automobile, you would think we’d get at least one knowing look. But we don’t. Here we are in a major hotbed of automobile culture—Los Angeles—in a car that probably no one around us has ever seen on the road, and exactly no one …

Fuel Efficiency

Two self-driving cars avoid each other on Californian roads

Delphi Automotive Audi took ‘appropriate action’ after Google Lexus forced it to abort a lane change, says executive who was riding in the car<p>A self-driving Audi owned by Delphi Automotive took “appropriate action” to avoid one of Google’s self-driving Lexus cars after it cut it off on a …

Autonomous Cars

Porsche 911 Turbo, Turbo S get new Aerokit package

More downforce without additional drag? Porsche engineers love a challenge. It'll cost ya, though.<p>The masses went agog yesterday for the debut of the Porsche Cayman GT4. In some corners of the internet, the commentariat noted that Porsche and Ford had cued up a replay of the late 1960s/early 1970s …

Le Mans

The Mazda 6 goes AWD in Europe, no U.S. plans yet

The Mazda 6 AWD is finally available outside of Japan for the first time. Will it come to our shores next?<p>The Mazda 6 is one of our favorite vehicles, period—with clean, flowing styling and crisp handling, it's definitely at the head of the mid-size-sedan pack in terms of both aesthetics and …

Facelifts

New amazing metal is so hydrophobic it makes water bounce like magic

Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a metal that is so extremely hydrophobic that the water bounces on it as if it were repelled …

Supercar That Runs Using Salt Water Approved For Use On European Roads

It's got a motor at each wheel, gullwing doors, makes a Fisker look like an AMC Pacer, and can go from stationary to 60 MPH as fast as a GT-R. It's …

Clean Energy

Torture testing doesn't look like torture in an Aston Martin Lagonda

Verification prototype heads to Oman.<p>A lot of the time when we see verification prototypes in the desert for hot-weather testing, the images we get show half-disguised cars whose camo has been hastily removed in the hopes of eluding the omnipresent spy photographers.<p>Aston Martin? They just send a …

Sports Cars

Yes, this Volkswagen Beetle GRC racer is a real thing

The ultimate Super Beetle.<p>Volkswagen yanked the sheets off of a truly wicked Beetle this morning. The Beetle GRC rallycross car will be Tanner Foust and Scott Speed's steed in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship. The 1.6-liter turbo four has been cranked to a baffling 544 hp, all of which …

Volkswagen Beetle

Mini Paceman Adventure Pickup Concept

Sadly, there will only ever be one of these, because the Paceman Adventure pickup trucklet is one of the best concepts Mini has ever cooked up.<p>Mini won't ever produce it. What a bummer.

Retrogaming