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Airbus Has Its Sights Set On Hybrid Electric Planes

MUNICH (Reuters) - Aircraft maker Airbus Group NV<p>is learning from carmakers as it works on developing a small plane powered by hybrid electric engines that could represent its first move into the market for regional jets.<p>The development of a regional plane, seating between 70 and 90 people, that …

Leave the Iron On: Ford Buries New-Age Iron in Its Aluminum-Intensive 2015 F-150

Ford bucks the trend toward aluminum engine castings.<p>At this year’s Detroit auto show, Ford’s F-150 nabbed headlines with its courageous move from steel to aluminum for the entire cab and bed, potentially saving hundreds of pounds. Equally courageous, but less reported, is Ford’s choice of …

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2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S drives angry with XCAR

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S is a monster of a sports coupe. At the front, those color-matched fangs and open mouth look like Dracula ready to take a bite. And underneath the hood, the 6.0-liter V12 sounds like the Wolf Man growling whenever the driver gets on the throttle. In a recent video, <i>XCAR</i> …

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2014. First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the early …