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Digital Artist Gets Super Creative with Self-Portrait Series, Shows You How It’s Done

Are you sick of the standard arm’s-length selfie? Or even the remote-triggered self-portrait? Well, photographer and talented Photoshop artist Martín …

Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo - Launch

Harley-Davidson unveils its first electric hog

Harley-Davidson unveiled its first electric motorcycle Thursday, and promised it will still sound really cool.<p>"The sound is a distinct part of the thrill," chief marketing officer Mark-Hans Richer said in a news release. "Think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier."<p>The electric Harley, dubbed Project …

The 747 is going extinct

With its cockpit and second story bulging from the top of its ample body, the Boeing 747 is one of the most recognizable airplanes in the world. Introduced in 1969, it is a symbol of the jet age, and elicits romantic notions of long-haul travel.<p>But the 747—<i>the</i> original jumbo jet—is dying.<p>Airlines …

Aviation

Russian bombers fly near California

U.S. fighter jets intercepted Russian bombers off Alaska and California this month, the latest incidents in a string of recent aerial encounters over the Pacific.<p>On June 4, according to U.S. defense officials, four long-range Russian Tu-95 Bear-H bombers, accompanied by an aerial refueling tanker, …

Massive Tree Crushes Rare, Million-Dollar Toyota 2000GT

If a tree falls on a Toyota 2000GT, will its high-winding Yamaha-built straight-six make a sound? In this case, we’re guessing not. In a freak accident, a rotting tree finally sloughed off its botanical coil and collapsed onto the million-dollar sports car. The tree formerly stood in the Gokayama …

The Ferris Bueller house finally sold for $1.06 million

It was a deal. Or maybe not.<p>We told you about the Chicago house featured in <i>Ferris Bueller's Day Off</i> months ago, but it had already been on the market on and off for nearly five years. At one point, it was on the market at the same time as one of the Ferrari replicas used in the movie. While it was …

Meet Porsche's super-aerodynamic 1984 911 prototype

The world's most slippery 911 Classic.<p>We woke up this morning comfortable with the assumption that automotive aerodynamics had come a long way since the Reagan Era. You know, computer wizardry and 3D modeling and big wind tunnels and whatnot. Then a Porsche engineer with a large forehead and …

Alfa Romeo

Putin to Ukraine rebels: postpone secession vote

DONETSK, Ukraine/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin called on pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine to postpone a vote on secession just five days before it was to be held, potentially pulling Ukraine back from the brink of violent dismemberment.<p>It was the first sign the Kremlin leader …

North Korea conducts live-fire exercises amid escalating tensions

North Korea conducted a live-fire drill Tuesday near its disputed western sea border with the South, immediately inviting a stern rebuke from its neighbor.<p>"The South Korean Army, Air Force and Navy is fully prepared for possible North Korean provocation," said Kim Min-seok, a South Korean defense …

Mind-blowing music machine created with Lego

Programmer and artist Alex Allmont has used Lego Technic to create an incredibly complex analogue kinetic sculpture that plays minimal house</i> …