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Ken Miles Trophy Winner: 1959 Lotus 17 Vintage Racer

This 1959 Lotus 17 (chassis 652) has been nicely restored for vintage racing duty, having won the prestigious Ken Miles Award at the Monterey …

China's New Exoskeletons: Not Just For Call Of Duty Or Tom Cruise Anymore

Powered exoskeletons have long been a staple of future warfare visions, seen in everything from movies like <i>Aliens</i> and <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> to the latest <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> video game. Their real world equivalents have been under development in a number of US programs, ranging from …

Robotics

Rosetta spots Philae’s bounce across the comet

Never-before-seen images of a bouncy comet landing! Shows Philae lander attempting to touch down in the weak gravity field of Comet …

Self-Tracking Suitcase Passes $1M On Indiegogo

From wearables to moveables, the rise of the sensornet rolls on: a Bluetooth-connected suitcase which keeps tabs on where in the world you’ve traveled and tracks its own location using GPS so you’ll never have to leave the lost luggage department with a crestfallen face has passed $1 million raised …

Amazon's UK Drone Tests Branded "Barking Mad" By Locals

Plans to run UK test flights of Amazon’s Prime Air drone delivery service in Cambridge have been branded “barking mad” by the the managing director of a local flying club. News of jobs running Amazon Prime Air test flights emerged last week.<p>Terry Holloway, managing director of Cambridge Aero Club, …

NYC to replace most of its payphones with free gigabit WiFi in 2015

Can you remember the last time you used a payphone? Neither can we. Public telephones are an outmoded piece of our communication infrastructure, and NYC is ready to replace them. The city has been toying with the idea for years, and today it finally announced its final plans: LinkNYC -- a network …

Why Google Glass Isn't the Future

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There is now a 3D printer on the International Space Station

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Made in Space<p>An astronaut installed a 3D printer on the International Space Station (ISS) this morning — a big first …

Skateboard legend Tony Hawk rides a real hoverboard

You don't have to daydream about "Back to the Future" to ride a hoverboard. Hendo Hover, with the help of Hawk, hopes its Kickstarter campaign will bring this high-tech fun to the masses.<p>Ever since we first saw Marty McFly hop on a hoverboard to escape the bad guys in "Back to the Future Part II," …

Hoverboards

F1 Could Return to V-8s, Mercedes to Leave Series If That Happens

Formula 1 teams and fans of all colors can agree: Those muted, altogether unsatisfying sounds from the turbocharged hybrid engines adopted this year need to go. But Mercedes isn’t agreeing with the crowd.<p>Mercedes-AMG Petronas chairman and F1 champ Niki Lauda told <i>Global Motorsport Media</i> that, “If …

Motorsport

Infiniti Synaptiq concept 'spinal lock attachment' makes you one with your car

The theme of this year's LA Design Challenge is "Sensing the future" and asks, "How will cars interact with us in 2029?" Infiniti has kicked off entries in the LA Auto Show's yearly visionary party with its low, wide and versatile Synaptiq concept. Less a car and more of a set of interlocking …

The Long-Lost Original Batmobile Is Up for Sale

The 1956 Oldsmobile 88 modified by Forrest Robinson was rediscovered in 2013.<p><i>(Credit: All Photos Heritage Auctions)</i><p>The very first batmobile is for sale. This modified 1956 Oldsmobile 88 is a far cry from the Batmobile we're familiar with, but the color scheme is unmistakably Batman.<p>In 1956, DC …

Bernie Ecclestone Gives Massively Facepalm-Worthy New Interview

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has given Asian marketing magazine <i>Campaign Asia-Pacific</i> a very open, and fairly troubling, interview. Front and center: his views on women and struggling F1 teams. The entire interview is here, but we’ve extracted some of Bernie’s choicest bits, including his rather …

Motorsport

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat en route to dealers

Get ready, world: The 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has officially been unleashed. But rather than just have the big coupes quietly arrive at dealers, Dodge has released this video, showing Hellcats loading up onto car carriers at Fiat-Chrysler's Brampton, Ontario plant. And yes, that …

Why the Charger Hellcat can't be ordered with a manual transmission

Fans of truly irreverent amounts of horsepower will find lots to love in the form of the 2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat models. Both of them send 707 ridiculous horsepower to the rear wheels; the only question is whether you want your absurdity delivered with two or four doors. Oh, and …

Caterham F1 will race at Abu Dhabi after all thanks to crowdfunding

Team raised over $3 million via crowdfunding<p>Caterham F1's crowdfunding campaign seeking donations to carry them to Abu Dhabi seemed like a last gasp of desperation when it launched two weeks ago. Perhaps that skepticism was unfounded: The team announced on Friday via Twitter that it will race this …

Watch Ken Block try to scare Chris Harris in the Hoonicorn RTR

At the intersection of awesome, awesome, and awesome.<p>We love Ken Block and his gymkhana shenanigans. We love Chris Harris. We love the Hoonicorn RTR. We love ridiculous videos. This, friends, is all of that in one place.<p><b>WATCH THIS: 11 of the best Chris Harris videos on DRIVE</b><p>Remember, Block's …

Dodge's 100th birthday gift is giving Hellcats to the world

100 years old, and still completely crazy<p>According to Dodge's Twitter account, the company's first vehicle rolled off the assembly line exactly 100 years ago Friday. How did they celebrate? With a 707-horsepower birthday gift: The company began shipping Challenger SRT Hellcats to dealers.<p>Brothers …