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Tesla Shares Patents To Spur Electric Car Development

Tesla Motors is taking its patents open source in order to encourage the development of electric cars. In a company blog post, CEO Elon Musk said …

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2014 Infiniti Q50S 3.7 Long-Term Update 2

Cruise Control is so 1950. Welcome to the True Autopilot Era<p>Unless a luxury sedan is woefully underpowered or has some other Achilles heel, sales in the segment are won and lost not under the hood, but in the driver’s seat, where automakers are raising the bar considerably for confidence-inspiring …

4WD vs AWD: What’s The Diff?

From the Basics to the Deepest Details<p>Life used to be so simple. Pickups looked like pickups. SUVs looked like SUVs. Everything else was a car. And when it came to 4WD and AWD, one was serious, and the other was a gimmick. All that has changed. Today, there are so many fractured segments, …

Gibbs launches Quadski XL for two [w/video]

Historically speaking, attempts to make amphibious vehicles have typically not caught on. That's what makes Gibbs Sports Amphibians such an exception. It's given us the Aquada roadster, the Humdinga truck and the Quadski ATV. Customers who wanted the latter but wanted to take a friend along for the …

Do You Still Have To "Break In" A New Car?

Breaking in a new car isn't the same as it was just a few short years ago.…<p>As recently as a decade ago, manufacturers recommended new drivers follow …

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Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People and Not Others -- And the Surprising, Natural Way to Avoid Bites

Why are some people so much more attractive to mosquitoes than others? And what can you do about the pesky little bloodsuckers, especially if you …

Curious Father Decodes His Unborn Son's DNA

Geneticist Razib Khan sequenced the entire genome of his unborn son. He tells NPR's Don Gonyea why he mapped the gene sequence and what he found: For instance, his son probably won't be a picky eater.<p>Transcript<p>DON GONYEA, HOST:<p>Couples awaiting the birth of a child face a lot of unknowns. Boy or …

Scientists discover one of the most Earthlike planets yet

Can Gliese 832c support life, or is it just a super-Venus?<p><i>Sci News</i> is reporting that astronomers at the University of New South Wales have discovered an Earthlike planet just 16 light-years away. The planet, dubbed Gliese 832c, is orbiting a red dwarf star half the mass and radius of our own sun. …

Simulating a Martian landing in the sky above Hawaii

On a cloudless day in early June, Mark Adler stood facing the empty maw of the Pacific, contemplating invisible winds high above his head. For two years, he had pored over meteorological data from around the world in search of a sweet spot. That search landed him here, at the remote Pacific Missile …

Scientists Keep A Careful Eye On The World Cup Ball

While many millions are enjoying the drama of the World Cup, a handful of scientists are keeping their eyes very closely on the ball.<p>The World Cup ball, known as Brazuca, has been the subject of intense and careful study, especially following the erratic performance of its predecessor in the 2010 …

The story behind the first Photoshop image

"Jennifer in Paradise" was the software's first color test picture<p>When John Knoll took a photo of his topless girlfriend on a secluded beach in 1987, he didn't expect the picture to be pored over and manipulated by thousands of people. But John's brother Thomas was working on the software that …

Lavazza Has Built A Coffee Machine For The ISS

The ISS will have its own 'Space Cafe' after Italian coffee brand Lavazza unveiled the 'ISSpresso', the first coffee machine built specifically for …

Would you rock a high-end Android flip phone?

Save for the standard wafer style smartphone, practically all other form factors are dead.<p>Last year around this time, I revisited all the old form …