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Aston Martin sues supplier Envisage over copyright infringement

Automakers don't make the entire cars themselves. They typically design and engineer them, outsource many of the components to outside suppliers, and put them together at assembly plants. Farming out work to those suppliers can result in some leaks in the automaker's intellectual property, but …

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

European Travel

Stunning Pictures: Ten of the Rarest Animals on Earth

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: Top 10 Reasons it Shatters the Supercar Category

Even in the Golden Age of Automobiles we’re currently enjoying it’s rare for one car to get so many things so right. Yes, cars are better than ever, and not just in terms of performance or efficiency or safety or technology, but in terms of providing all of those things in a comprehensive package …

Sports Cars

VW Cross Coupe GTE Concept Debuts, Previews New Mid-Size Three-Row SUV

A handsome, wholesome, family-friendly thing.<p>After years of teases, hints, and various concept-car previews, Volkswagen finally is ready to show us its Tennessee-built three-row crossover. Well, almost—the Cross Coupe GTE concept you see here is the last in a line of show cars slated to precede the …

Detroit Auto Show

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Art

717-hp Hennessey HPE700 Mustang Is Out for Hellcat Blood

Just a week after Saleen released information and images of its upcoming Mustang-based S302 mega pony car, Hennessey Performance has dropped into our laps renderings and information on its sinister HPE700 Mustang. (Coincidence? We think not.) And as usual with a Hennessey product, it is absolutely …

Sports Cars

If Jim Glickenhaus ran Ferrari...

Super-enthusiast shares his ideas on what's best for Maranello.<p>Ferrari CEO Luca De Montezemolo angrily left the company this week. In the wake of that news, super-enthusiast, collector, and now boutique automaker James Glickenhaus took to Facebook with his ideas for how Ferrari could thrive and …

New super-heavy Element 117 confirmed by scientists

Atoms of a new super-heavy element the as-yet-unnamed element 117 have reportedly been created by scientists in Germany, moving it closer to being officially recognized as part of the standard periodic table.<p>Researchers at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research, an accelerator laboratory …

Sony tape smashes storage record

<b>Sony has developed a new storage tape that is able to hold up to 185 terabytes (TB) of data per cartridge.</b><p>Created with the help of IBM, Sony's technology allows for tapes that can store the equivalent of 3,700 Blu-ray discs.<p>The tape hold 148 gigabits (Gb) per square inch - beating a record set in …

Archives

"City of Dreams" Hotel Tower / Zaha Hadid Architects

<b>Zaha Hadid Architects</b> has designed a 40-story luxury hotel for Macau’s premier leisure and entertainment destination known as “City of Dreams.” …

Architecture

Happy 125 Eiffel Tower: TIME's Tribute to the Grande Dame of Paris

The view from the apartment of Muriel Schneider in Paris's 7th arrondissement. March 20, 2014<br>Lauren Fleishman for TIME<p>1 of 25<p>It’s hard to imagine …

How malaria defeats our drugs

Our best drug hope for tackling the global killer is becoming resistant in a small region in south-east Asia. What happens next will decide the fate of millions.<p>The meandering Moei river marks the natural boundary between Thailand and Myanmar. Its muddy waters are at their fullest, but François …

Public Health

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive images this week from science, tech and health, including a 3D skull transplant, rare volcanic eruptions and futuristic spacesuits.<p>To vote for your choice of Nasa’s Z-2 space suit click here.<p><b>More galleries</b><p>Ocean secrets and the dawn of the Universe<p>Sexy robots and an eerie …

Photos

‘I had a double hand transplant’

Imagine looking down at your hands and seeing fingers that aren’t your own. Rose Eveleth asks a woman with a double hand transplant what it feels like. It’s the first in a series where we talk to fascinating people who are living the future today.<p>The first thing Lindsay Ess remembers after waking …

Microscopy

Ancient Virus DNA Gives Stem Cells the Power to Transform

Embryonic stem cells can become any type of cell, thanks to an ancient virus, scientists say.<p>A virus that invaded the genomes of humanity's ancestors millions of years ago now plays a critical role in the embryonic stem cells from which all cells in the human body derive, new research shows.<p>The …

The 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Regular Cars for Sale Today

This sounds like a simple exercise—head to the EPA’s fuelconomy.gov site, copy, paste, and you have a list of the most fuel-efficient vehicles for sale in America, right? Not so fast.<p>We decided we needed some ground rules. First, yes, the list is based on the 10 highest EPA-rated highway-mileage …

Hot Rods

Volvo Concept Estate to spawn V90 luxury wagon, joining CUV and coupe

The Volvo Concept Estate garnered Autoblog's Editors' Choice award as our team's favorite reveal at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show earlier this month for its sleek take on Scandinavian design, and now it looks like we might actually see the sleek wagon in production. Volvo is reportedly considering …

Rumors Peg Dodge’s Hellcat V-8 As More Powerful Than Viper's V-10

Although rumors regarding Chrysler’s supercharged “Hellcat” engine have been trickling out for about a year now, the company has yet to officially confirm the engine exists, let alone issue any details. Earmarked for duty in the next-gen Dodge Challenger SRT, early speculation pegged the 6.2-liter …

Sports Cars

126 Photos Make Up Single Image of Giant 3200-Year-Old Tree

For the December 2012 issue of National Geographic, photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols journeyed to the Sequoia National Park in California in order to capture this image of <i>the President</i>, a giant sequoia that is the third largest tree in the world, if measured by volume of the trunk above …

National Parks

This Martini-liveried LEGO Porsche 911 RSR is awesome

Classic Porsche racing lines, recreated with interlocking bricks.<p>If you haven't yet seen <i>The Lego Movie</i>, go out and get yourself inspired to build something. Take this, for instance: Malte Dorowski's exacting tribute to the Porsche 911 RSR. Built in 1974, the actual race car was a privateer racer's …

Hee haw: 'laughing animals' - in pictures

Look it can't ALL be about the NSA and teacher strikes ... Here are some important animal pictures to add to the mix

St. Petersburg From Above

Recently, photographer Amos Chapple spent some time in Saint Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city. He used a small drone to lift his camera high above the cathedrals and fortresses, capturing some amazing aerial photos. Chapple: "There's a legend in Russia that Saint Petersburg was constructed …

More Revealing Portraits of Kids Around the World and Their Toys

Maudy, 3 – Kalulushi, Zambia<p>Almost exactly a year ago, we showed you an eye-opening series that featured kids around the world with their most prized possession, their toys. Photographer Gabriele Galimberti has now traveled three years and visited dozens of countries to capture young kids in their …

Costa Rica

The Jaw-Dropping Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead

You might not come out on top if you weigh the pros and cons of storm chasing, but there are definitely pros beyond feeling like a bada** and a deep …

March 2014: Sony Worldwide Studios’ No Good, Very Bad Month

Layoffs, continued delays, and high profile departures shape the last 30 days.<p>PlayStation 4 may still be selling in droves, but unfortunately for …

Siamese fighting fish

These stunning portraits show Siamese fighting fish seemingly floating in mid air, displaying their long, flowing fins and brilliant colours. Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich uses specialist lighting and crystal-clear water to capture exuberantly finned and coloured varieties of <i>Betta</i> …

Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

Boston Marathon

James Bond's lethal vehicles

From the iconic Aston Martin to an underwater Lotus and a jet pack, a new exhibition lets you spy on 50 years of James Bond's rides, from "Dr. No" to "Skyfall".<p>No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to drive.... Britain's deadliest secret agent needs suitably lethal wheels fully stocked with extras, from …

James Bond

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Speedboat