Alessandro Ricardo Hansen

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Ford’s Brazilian-Born Ka Concept Could Make Some BRIC-Market Ka-Ching

There’s an old song that opines “they’ve got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil,” but there’s a lot of automobile production taking place down there, too—almost 3.5 million vehicles roll off Brazilian assembly lines each year. (That’s more than are assembled in France.) Ford has been doing business …

2015 Chevrolet Colorado: GM Gets Back in the (Relatively) Small Pickup Game

Two cabs, two gas engines—plus a diesel in year two.<p>While the market for full-size pickup trucks keeps expanding, sales of smaller pickups have been steadily contracting and now account for only 280,000 units annually. The Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma have been the only constants, but they’re …

Fast-Follower No More–with its Gasoline Direct Compression Ignition GDCI Engine, Hyundai joins the leaders of the tech race.

Some thoughts on why Hyundai's take on the GM/VW HCCI and Mercedes DiesOtto engine concepts may actually work.<p>Fast-follower. I first heard this term used by Hyundai design honcho Casey Hyun in describing his company’s approach to styling prior to the introduction of Fluidic Sculpture in 2009. I …

How To Turn A Job You Hate Into A Job You Love

<i>This is a guest post by Nisa Chitakasem, co-author of the book,</i> <i>How to Get the Job You Want. She blogs at</i> <i>Career Blog</i>. Her other articles for FORBES include, “How To Work A Room Like You Own The Place.”<p>Even people who are relatively happy at work go through periods when they hate their jobs—for days, …

How to Be a Pro Tourist in San Francisco

I’m lucky to wear a lot of different hats in my professional life. In fact, some days I feel like I’m having an identity crisis.<p>As a <i>photojournalist</i>, my goal is to be a fly on the wall, observing and waiting for moments to happen. When I’m working as a <i>travel photographer</i>, I’m striving to capture …

Two Young Explorers Create First Map of the Future Patagonia National Park

Changing Planet<p><i>Marty Schnure and Ross Donihue are National Geographic Young Explorers recently back from the field. They’re currently producing maps of the future Patagonia National Park from their office in San Francisco. To learn more about their project, visit Maps for Good.</i><p>——-<p>The past nine …

Travels on the Run: Sydney

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>It can cost more than $300 to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, where they harness you up and take you on a hair-raising ascent to the top of the landmark’s 440-foot steel arch. Plus, you’re not even allowed a camera to capture the breathtaking panorama far below.<p>There’s a …

A River Runs Through It: Olympic National Park

A hundred years after the first hydroelectric dam opened on the Elwha River in Washington’s coastal <b>Olympic National Park</b>, river advocates cheer the near completion of the biggest dam removal project in U.S. history.<p>After a century in captivity, the steep, muddy Elwha again gushes seaward as it …

Carlos Burle at Nazaré: the biggest wave ever surfed? - in pictures

Nazaré on the Atlantic coast of Portugal has become a legendary spot in the world of big wave surfing. Brazillian Carlos Burle headed to Praia do Norte and rode what has been called the largest wave ever. We bring you the best images from this astonishing feat