Eduardo Velez

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How to Tint Your Own Car Windows

No need to pay hundreds of dollars for labor at an auto shop. Car-window tinting is a job you can DIY.<p><b>Car-window tinting will keep you cooler in</b> summer, protect your car's interior, and add value when you're ready to sell it. With some dealers charging up to $500 just for labor, a DIY car tint will …

How to Parallel Park Perfectly, Every Time

The recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p>Rules of thumb and experience help, but we prefer repeatable experiments. And if you see this and laugh, you're probably not as good as you think you are. Thankfully, the recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p><i>Pull alongside the car</i> …

Glow-in-the-dark roads put on hold due to technical glitches

Any dreams that you may have of cruising along the Netherlands' <i>Tron</i>-like, glow-in-the-dark roads are ruined – for now. The pilot project to test the glimmering streets fizzled because the illumination just wasn't bright enough in many situations, and it failed at times when it was needed most.<p>The …

Camera makers are desperately trying to stay a step ahead of smartphones—and failing

The best camera, experienced photographers say, is the one that’s with you—and the truth of that adage is spelling doom for many of the world’s camera brands, who are desperately trying to stay afloat as their businesses are eroded by the omnipresent smartphone.<p>The average point-and-shoot has …

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20 Breathtaking Images Of The Earth As Seen From Space

Aleppo, Syria, May 26, 2013 – The Citadel of Aleppo – medieval fortified palace<br>DigitalGlobe—Getty Images<p>1 of 20<p>Digital Globe, a provider of …

10 Tips to Avoid Speeding Tickets

Richard Diamond's advice will help you to steer clear of encounters with the highway patrol, and to fight that speeding ticket when you get one.<p><b>"The motorist is a source of revenue," says</b> Richard Diamond. And it's become his life's obsession to change that.<p>By day, Diamond is the managing editor at</i> …

The Ancient and Honorable Ritual of the Oil Change

The oldest car ritual around.<p>When the earth was young and mosquitoes the size of space shuttles swooped from the Triassic mist and drained the blood from sauropods in a single suck, car guys changed their own oil, swapped their own brake pads, adjusted their own valves.<p>We still do these things, and …

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car salesman confidential 10 Things To Never Say To A Customer

Sometimes, less is more<p>In a lot of these blogs I’ve been lecturing the customers, telling them what they should and shouldn’t do. Well, this week, I want to share some rules for salespeople. I try to follow these rules myself, and I think all salespeole should, too. We’ll start at Number Ten and …

1985 Toyota Corolla GTS Twin-Cam

>This 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS has a bit over 200k miles, but sounds and looks to be very well-preserved nonetheless. It’s said to run strong and leak …

10 Great Analog Sports Cars

To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel efficient, automakers have been replacing the weighty components in our sports cars with electronics. Despite their talents, electronics create a distance between man, machine, and roadtoday's best s<p>To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel …

The ethics of animal tests: inside the lab where marmosets are given Parkinson's

As a national debate is launched on animal research, Robin McKie meets the London scientists whose work goes to the heart of an ethical controversy<p>The marmosets in Room One of the animal laboratories of King's College London are typical of their species. They are lively and curious. No bigger than …

The moral life of babies

If you have any experience of babies you’d be forgiven for thinking of them as entirely selfish, self-oriented little beasts with scant regard for others. It has long been thought that children are born amoral and that it is the job of their culture to teach them the difference between good and …

Slideshow: Subaru BRZ Dyno Charts

Today's Top Stories<p>1<p>The Best Sounding Race Series on the Planet<p>2<p>Watch the Mission E Get Sideways on the 'Ring<p>3<p>2019 SCG 004S:This Is Glickenhaus' Volume Road Car<p>4<p>A Short History of Motorsport's Best-Sounding V8<p>5<p>Turbine Exhaust Will Not Melt You<p>Check out the results of all of the tuning work we threw …

FYI: What Would Happen If You Got Zapped By The Large Hadron Collider?

It would burn a hole through you—and then some.<p>The scientists at the LHC would like to make two things very clear. First, it's just a horrible idea to put any part of your body in front of the collider's two proton beams. Each beam comprises 320 trillion particles, so the total energy delivered is …

The 100 Best Car Tips For Men

Want to avoid expensive bills from the mechanic? Take a look at our comprehensive guide on keeping your ride in top shape, including how to handle any driving scenario<p><b>1. Rainproof Your Windshield</b>Manufacturers recommend replacing your blades every three months. Keep a spare set in your trunk. A …

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The Message Voyager 1 Carries for Alien Civilizations

The "Golden Record" aboard the interstellar spacecraft is a time capsule of humanity, sent from 1977 to the distant future.<p>The year was 1977. Jimmy Carter was president. Rod Stewart topped the <i>Billboard</i> chart with "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)." The economy was recovering from recession. …

Massive underground water reserve discovered in drought-stricken Kenya

Experts say the Lotikipi Basin Aquifer could meet Kenya's water needs for the next 70 years — if it's managed properly<p>Scientists in Kenya have discovered a massive underground reserve that could allow the drought-ravaged country to meet its water needs for the next 70 years. Discovered in the …

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Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments

Why educational technologies should be more like graphing calculators and less like iPads. An Object Lesson.<p>Last year, while cleaning out the basement of my childhood home, I discovered a plastic storage bin marked "Calcusoft." Inside were piles of notebooks filled with sketches, storyboards, and …

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

A Cooler Pacific May Be Behind Recent Pause In Global Warming

A study in the journal <i>Nature</i> could help explain why the Earth's average temperature hasn't increased during the past 15 years — despite a long-term trend of global warming.<p>The Earth's average temperature has risen by more than 1 degree Fahrenheit since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. …

How to make your car's engine look showroom fresh

Last time we saw Larry Kosilla of Ammo NYC and the YouTube show Drive Clean, he was initiating the resurrection of a 1966 Porsche 912. Going beyond the body, the automotive world's Mr. Clean next lays his gloved hands and brushes on the engine bay, demonstrating how to scour the powerplants of a …

I Met The World's Smartest Dog

Chaser isn't just learning objects by name: she's beginning to understand the basic structure of human language.<p>"Chaser, this is Dan. Chaser! This is <i>Dan</i>," said Deb Pilley, a classical musician who goes by the name Pilley Bianchi professionally and signs her emails as "Pill." Pill is the daughter of …

Scientists Achieve On-Demand Quantum Teleportation For The First Time

Quantum teleportation, more reliable than ever before, at greater distances than ever before.<p>Quantum teleportation has taken another step forward, thanks to two complimentary experiments, one from ETH Zurich and one from the University of Tokyo. The researchers have demonstrated the most reliable …

How language is literally losing its meaning

It is literally the biggest semantics story of the week: the informal use of the word "literally" – as a term for emphasis when a statement isn't true – has been included as a definition in the Oxford English Dictionary. Writers have responded, protesting very convincingly that we are breaking up …

10 of America's Most Dangerous Roads

These are some of our deadliest stretches of pavement.<p>The United States may not have anything like Bolivia's "death road," but for highway deaths per capita, the World Health Organization ranks the U.S. as much more dangerous than most northern European countries at 11 highway deaths per 100,000 …

World's Loudest Animals—"Power Saw" Cricket, More

A bug with a "singing" penis, a cricket with a "power saw" chirp, and a snapping shrimp—which is the loudest?

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8 Things Your Lawn Is Trying to Tell You

Nothing adds more curb appeal to your home than a beautiful, lush, well-manicured lawn. But sometimes droughts, fungi, insects, or other problems can wreak havoc, turning the green sea of grass into a mishmash of ugly brown spots, wilted blades, or matted grass.<p>Nothing adds more curb appeal to your …