Robert LaCosse

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Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …

Mapping Startup CartoDB Raises $8M To Aim At Being A Geospatial Standard

Mapping and geospatial platforms are crucial to the web and app world we live in today. Remember the craziness when Apple Maps launched with a sub-standard product? Yeah, that. So companies trying to take on mapping continue to play in a fascinating and important space because dynamic or real time …

Massimo Vignelli’s NYC Subway Manual Is Coming Back In Print

When Massimo Vignelli redesigned the New York City subway map in 1970, he also put together a lengthy MTA Graphics Standards Manual. Half design porn, half design Bible, this manual has been relatively hard to find up until recently, when graphic designers Niko Skourtis, Jesse Reed, and Hamish …

Articles about forging new path waterways new york city on Dwell.com - Dwell

With a series of community-minded projects, an architecture team sets out to revitalize New York City’s waterways.<p>A trip to New York City is inevitably a whirlwind, whether it's your first visit or your five hundredth.<p>"Most architecture in any age is crap, and today’s crap isn’t as bad as …

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Ferrari Chairman rage quits, calls the brand 'American'

Marchionne to run the show.<p>Bloomberg reports Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo has resigned from the automaker after 23 years at the helm. He'll serve until October 13.<p>Montezemolo quit after disagreeing with parent company Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne over Ferrari's future. Marchionne …

10 Earth Landscapes That Look Like They're From Another Planet

Believe it or not, these photos were all taken right here on Earth.<p>The Earth is filled with amazing natural wonders, but some of them are so extraordinary you'd think you landed on another world.

The Psychology of Space

Can a Norwegian firm solve the problems of Times Square?<p>The home of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, in Oslo, resembles a glacier that’s calving great wedges of glass and white marble, and at night its windows, which are huge, project sheets of amber light onto the Oslo Fjord. Yet the …

Yes, You Can Pickle That

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Pickling is so hot right now. And when done at home, it's</i> …

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If You Think 5G Is All About Faster Network Speeds, You're Wrong

You can already reach for your phone, ask Google a question, and receive the answer within seconds.<p>The forthcoming generation of wireless technology will be even faster, but it's not just about sheer speed.<p>The next major network upgrade will solve one of the most aggravating problems we experience …

Apple is 'Overhauling' the Backend of Maps

Apple is recruiting engineers for a major rewrite of the Maps application programming interface, notes AppleInsider.<p><i>Apple's roadmap involves</i> …

Poet, Civil Rights Advocate Maya Angelou Dies at 86

<i>Story by the Associated Press; curated by Oliver Darcy.</i><p>—<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, has died. She was 86.<p>Her death was confirmed in a statement issued by …

Help This Astronomer Digitize 100 Years of Irreplaceable Space Photos

Now, the historic astronomy images are on glass plates in a building. But what if they were digital and on the internet?<p>In the mountains of western North Carolina, on a campus once used for tracking astronauts in space, there lies an archive full of astronomical data. The data comes in the form of …

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Celebrating 25 Years of Not Getting Lost Thanks to GPS

If there was ever a justification needed for space technology, it’s that it keeps people like me from constantly being lost. These days, my smart …

Black and White Photography of India

Austrian photographer Josef Hoflehner brought from his many trips all around the world, a series of Indian landscapes’ photos in black and white. The …

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

VW updates Scirocco with revised styling, new engines

The Scirocco is undoubtedly one of the better-looking models in the Volkswagen lineup, but introduced back in 2008, it's now been on the market – some markets, anyway – for the better part of six years. VW is said to have an all-new replacement in the works, but before that arrives, the German …

San Francisco’s rightward turn: Why it may no longer be America’s iconic liberal city

<b>(IM_photo via Shutterstock)</b><p>With an influx of rich people and exodus of poor and middle class, a less liberal San Francisco could soon emerge<p>George McIntire<p>February 16, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>The city of San Francisco holds a unique and storied place in liberal America. It’s the place where radically …

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

The coolest official vehicle of the Sochi Winter Olympics comes from VW

Volkswagen Group is taking its role as the official vehicle partner of the 2014 Winter Olympic in Sochi, Russia, very seriously. It is supplying over 3,000 Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and commercial vehicles to the games, but the Polar Expedition Amarok, which it built a year ago to promote the event …

Ford evaluating new Fiesta RS?

Word coming in from across the pond has it that Ford is working on developing the business case to create a new Fiesta RS. The development is encouraged by the extremely positive reception the existing Fiesta ST has garnered to date, and the emergence of the above-pictured Fiesta RS WRC rally car, …

Take a closer look at HKS' supercharged Honda S2000

Forced induction at its finest.<p>Supercharging can be a delicate business, with the potential to throw off the carefully engineered balance of something like, say, a Honda S2000. Luckily, HKS seems to have cracked the forced induction code with its GT Supercharger kit for the Honda S2000, which has …

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Volkswagen Golf R brings 290 hp to the American hot hatch party

Blue thunder in a three-door shell.<p>Volkswagen has officially announced that the 290-hp seventh-generation Golf R über hatch will be making its way to our shores in the first quarter of 2015. Previously unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, VW claims it's the fastest Golf ever sold.<p>Up 34 hp …

Journey to Shangri-La: The Magic of China's Secret Kingdom

Travel<p>January's great read selected by our editors<p><i>From the February/March 2014 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler<p>"Might this be him?" asks Na Niu, a temple caretaker in Tong Dui, a hamlet in China’s rugged Yunnan Province. His gnarled hands unwrap a silk scarf to reveal a blurry black-and-white …

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Man Builds Home for $11,000 Using Local Found Materials

Kayaking instructor and boatbuilder Brian Schulz embarked on an ambitious construction project that took him about a year and a half to complete. The end result is a beautiful home in the woods that cost only $11,000! Inspired by Japanese architecture, the <i>Japanese Forest House</i> (as Schulz aptly …

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“Exploded” 1954 Mercedes Benz 300 SLR & 1967 Ferrari 330 P4

“Exploded” 1954 Mercedes Benz 300 SLR & 1967 Ferrari 330 P4. Of course it’s a mix of 3d rendering with model cars, but who cares? It’s amazing! The full interview with the artist can be found here: http://bit.ly/180F8zJ Also, be sure to sign up for www.thecollectionroom.com and post your diecast car collection!

Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …