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These Massive Mirrored Dishes Could Make Solar Cheaper For All

IBM Research is developing solar equipment that does a much better job at harnessing the sun’s rays than today’s designs.<p>So much sunlight hits the Earth each day that the world’s entire electricity needs could be met by harvesting only 2% of the solar energy in the Sahara Desert. Of course, using …

Camaro Z/28 Aero Improved With Addition Of The "Flowtie"

Engineers working on the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 are wildly addicted to the idea of improving the aerodynamics of the car. This is a machine that …

The 2014 Z/28 Camaro is faster than a Murcielago around the Nurburgring

Nürburgring. In the rain. In a Camaro.<p>If anyone ever had a complaint about the new-generation Camaro, it's that in its mission to be a true muscle car it went too far. It was biased towards straight-line performance over handling. But Camaro has a rich track history, as the Donohue/Penske Z/28s …

Nürburgring Potentially Sold to Group Led By American Equity Firm

“Take your stinkin’ paws off the ’Ring, you damn dirty capitalists!” That, in so many words, is the latest battle cry of “Save the Ring” protesters who must now contend with a private equity firm buying out Europe’s most prized racetrack, Germany’s Nürburgring.<p>According to a Reuters report, …

German Politics

Bowties are cool, but the Flowtie is cooler

They call it the Flowtie. Seriously.<p>When GM engineers began running aerodynamics tests on the Camaro Z/28, they noticed something troubling: The bowtie emblem in the grille was actually shoving air away from the radiator, thereby decreasing cooling efficiency. Engineers redesigned the badge, …

Chevrolet Camaro

Matthew McConaughey has a 1980 Camaro Z28?

This alone has us rooting for him to win the Oscar.<p>I have no dog in the fight for tonight's Academy Awards—I missed my pool deadline—but screw it: I'm rooting like hell for Matthew McConaughey, who's in good position after his win at the Independent Spirit Awards last night.<p>Why? As you can see, the …

Matthew McConaughey

Watch the Extraction of the National Corvette Museum Sinkhole Cars

<i>This story was originally published on 3/3/14 at 9:36 a.m. It has been subsequently revised to update progress.</i><p><i>Update 3/3, 1:09 p.m.: The first car—the Blue Devil ZR1 prototype seen here—is out! And IT STARTED!</i><p><b>Update 3/3, 4:23 p.m:</b> <i>A second Corvette, the 1993 40th Anniversary C4 coupe, is also out</i> …

Classic Cars

Egypt: We've Cured HIV and Hep C

This '69 Chevelle hides a race-ready NASCAR engine

When a dream becomes an obsession.<p>Doug Scott is our kind of guy. After totaling his '69 Chevelle back in the 1980s, he was determined to someday recreate the spirit of that car while simultaneously incorporating his love of classic NASCAR. And with that, we introduce to you the monster of a muscle …

Motorsport

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan Spy Photos

The future of Chevy's big-selling global compact.<p><b>What It Is:</b> A close look at the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze, which is expected to launch next year as a 2016 model. The future Cruze features graceful yet sporty lines with a steeply raked windshield and an almost coupe-like profile. (Let’s hope …

Customers

2016 Cadillac CTS-V Spy Shots

The BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG better watch out, as Cadillac is readying a new generation of its CTS-V ballistic missile, one that’s lighter, …