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VW Pleads Guilty to Three Felonies Related to Dieselgate

Sentencing saved for a later date<p>Still reeling from its diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen pleaded guilty to three felonies in federal court today.<p>“Your honor, VW AG is pleading guilty to all three counts because it is guilty on all three counts,” VW general counsel Manfred Doess said in a …

Everything You Need to Know about the VW Diesel Emissions Scandal

General Motors and Toyota had their massive scandals. Now it’s Volkswagen’s turn. The company, which owns 70 percent of the U.S. passenger-car diesel market, is in major trouble for cheating on diesel-emissions tests. After years of promoting “Clean Diesel” as an alternative to hybrid and electric …

EPA Approves Fix for 2015 Volkswagen TDIs

Some of the Volkswagen TDI owners who decided not to take a fairly lucrative buyback offer from the automaker—although they are still getting paid all the same—now have a U.S.-regulator-approved fix for their noncompliant diesel-powered cars.<p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the …

Exploring our changing Earth, in real time

In the Arctic, oceanographer Christopher Zappa has been redesigning instruments typically found aboard research ships or aircraft and fitting them …

Audi Confirms Emissions Irregularities With Automatic Gearboxes

Follow-up to reports of a new cheat device<p>Audi admits that the software inside its automatic gearboxes can distort emissions during testing, according to a report from <i>Reuters</i>.<p>The revelation follows up on a report last week from German newspaper <i>Bild am Sonntag</i>, which pointed out that Audi had …

David Bowie's art collection makes millions at London auction

The first part of David Bowie's art collection has made more than 27 million euros at auction in London, well above the estimate. A further 300 works …

Fine Art

More Arctic Tourists Mean More Conflicts With Polar Bears

More polar bears are being shot dead on Norway’s remote Arctic islands, where dangerous encounters with humans are getting more frequent as visitors …

An Awesome Guide To Fisheye Lenses

For many of us photographers, they are objects of desire. The key to ultra-wide almost surreal looking images that would look good in anyone’s …

Your Guide To Buying an SD Card - 7 Helpful Tips

Buying An SD Card<p>They're just SD cards, right? How hard can it be to buy one?<p>As with many things in photography, the reality is not always as simple …

Volkswagen gets German approval to fix another 460,000 diesels

Volkswagen's in some hot water in the US for its diesel malfeasance, having agreed to a $15 billion settlement that covers some 500,000 diesel vehicles. But the scope is tiny compared to Europe, where VW has some <i>8.5 million</i> dirty diesels on the roads. However, it appears at least some of those cars …

Before-and-after photos from space show how much Rio has transformed

The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are about to get underway, and while reports of the city's possible unpreparedness for the games are rampant, the …

Three States Sue VW Over Claims it Covered up Emissions Cheating

Lawsuits build on previous claims<p>Maryland, Massachusetts, and New York have filed three separate lawsuits claiming Volkswagen concealed evidence of diesel emissions cheating for a very long time.<p>The lawsuits, citing internal VW documents, say VW tried to fool regulators in the U.S. and Europe for …

New York Supreme Court Complaint Blames Diesel Cheat on Audi

Earlier this week, the attorneys general of Maryland, Massachusetts, and New York filed civil lawsuits against Volkswagen in relation to the company’s diesel emissions scandal. And thanks to our colleagues at <i>Road & Track,</i> we were able to obtain the formal suit and damning complaint submitted by New …

Volkswagen Exec Says U.S. Sales of Its Diesels May Never Recover

Volkswagen’s diesel-emissions scandal involves corporate lying, extra nasty pollutants in the air, and massive budget slashing and product-plan reorganizations at one of the world’s largest automakers. Of course, at the heart of the issue sit the cars, which remain stop-saled in the United States. …

A Geologist’s Guide To Finding Ancient History Embedded In Buildings

The buildings all around us contain meteorites, fossils, and billion-year-old stones. Why don’t we ever notice them?<p>Our cities are mostly made up of stone, but many of us don’t think of the billions of years of geological history each stone represents. When Ruth Siddall walks to work every day as …

Westminster Abbey

2016 Infiniti QX80 4WD

Infiniti, of all automakers, builds 'em like they used to.<p>The crossover/SUV market is exploding in popularity and diversity, spawning new offshoots faster than a banyan tree in a time-lapse video. But Infiniti’s QX80 resides in what seems destined to remain a short tendril: the full-size, three-row …

Neural Networks for Artists

Remember last summer’s influx of convolutional neural network art, which took the form of hallucinogenic-like DeepDream images, like the one above? …

The good, the bad and the ugly of aerial photography - Part 1: Why shoot aerials?

Man has always had the dream of flight – but so has the photographer. It’s a unique experience to shoot from the air, and it has some incredible …

Landscape Photography

Seascapes

Seascapes ..they tell stories from the sea and let us think about the boarders building these seas..nature seen through the eyes of history.

Leave Your Phone At Home With The New Android Wear

Google's new smartwatch operating system, announced today, will include the ability to untether from your phone, plus a keyboard, handwriting recognition, and more personalization.<p>At its annual developers conference today in Mountain View, Google announced a forthcoming software update designed to …

7 Things You Really Don't Need For Street Photography

The photography world is full of <b>great ideas</b>, <b>innovations</b>, and <b>tricks</b> to make things happen when your <b>budget is low</b>. Even though I preach differently …

David Bowie’s Isolated Vocal Track For ‘Ziggy Stardust’ Will Give You Chills

Thanks to Brain Pickings for posting the isolated vocal for David Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’. It’ll give you goosebumps… and make you even more excited …

David Bowie was meant to appear in Twin Peaks before he died

David Bowie had been planning to appear in the new series of <i>Twin Peaks</i> before he died, according to a report in the Dallas Morning News.<p>The American newspaper was interviewing Texas-raised actor Harry Goaz, who plays the big-hearted deputy Andy Brennan in the show, when he revealed that Bowie was …

David Bowie was set to appear in ‘Twin Peaks’ reboot before his death

Late star originally appeared in 1992 spin-off film 'Fire Walk With Me'<p>David Bowie had been planning to reprise his role in <i>Twin Peaks</i> before he …

David Bowie’s son says how the star inspired him to become a film director

Duncan Jones speaks ahead of new film release 'Warcraft'<p>David Bowie‘s son, filmmaker <b>Duncan Jones</b>, has spoken of how his late father has influenced …

David Bowie’s Cracking Two-Hour Radio Show On The Beeb In 1979 Is Well Worth A Listen

“Hello, this is David Bowie”.<p>And so the late, great artist introduces his two-hour show on BBC Radio One. It’s March 20 1979, by which time Bowie had …

VW Closes In on Fix for 3.0-Liter V-6 Diesels

Could involve new catalytic converters<p>Volkswagen is nearing a fix for thousands of 3.0-liter diesel vehicles affected by the emissions scandal, reports <i>Bloomberg</i>. The repair is expected to involve a software upgrade and possibly a new catalytic converter.<p>With this fix, VW is hoping to reduce the …

TCI: 'VW management rewarded for failure'

One of Volkswagen's shareholders, London-based hedge fund TCI, has lashed out against the German carmaker's generous pay for executives. It claimed …