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Stolen radioactive material found in Mexico cornfield

Farmer treated for radiation exposure after handling cobalt-60 from obsolete medical equipment dumped by truck thieves<p>A shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60 has been safely recovered after sitting in the cornfield where it was found a week ago dumped by thieves in central Mexico, according to …

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S: It's the Packaging, Baby

When a manufacturer stuffs the biggest engine they make into the smallest body they offer, speed freaks take notice. When that model only comes with a manual gearbox, die-hard driving aficionados rejoice. And when said setup becomes discontinued and replaced with an automated, two-pedal gearbox-- …

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Co. Show Off Their O-Faces in the New ‘Nymphomaniac’ Character Posters

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Co. Show Off Their O-Faces in the New 'Nymphomaniac' Character Posters<p>Lars Von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac” has been edging closer …

Caterham 620R is one hot firecracker

Caterham's fastest car used to be the R500 Superlight. The new fastest car from the UK-based company is the Seven 620R. Where the R500 uses a 263-horsepower, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, the 620R straps a supercharger onto the Ford mill, for a total of 310 horsepower and 219 pound-feet of torque. At …

2,200-HP Saleen S7 is a goosebump generator on the dyno

What does more than 2,200 horsepower sound like? Any of us could guess that an output that gargantuan doesn't enter the world like a gentle breeze, but putting an actual voice to it could require some imagination. That is, unless you happened to have a video of a ridiculously tuned Saleen S7 going …

VW investigating Golf water leak discovered by car magazine

Volkswagen is in a spat with German magazine <i>Auto Bild</i> over claims that its new, seventh-generation Golf may already need a recall. The German weekly reports that new Golfs can leak water into front-passenger footwells due to a faulty drainage tube in their air conditioning systems.<p>And while the fix …

Chernobyl Now

Are nuclear disasters the new normal?<p>On April 26, 1986, two powerful explosions tore through Unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, flipping the reactor's giant 2,000-ton concrete lid into the air like a coin. White-hot chunks of the nuclear core rained down on adjacent buildings, setting …

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72-year-old mailman has America's longest route

<i>Bloomberg</i> has an interesting read from Oklahoma, following the story of Jim Ed Bull, a postal worker with the longest route in the country – a staggering 187.6 miles. For reference, that's like driving from the far northern side of Detroit to the far eastern side of Cleveland <i>every day</i> just to …

Detroit Electric SP:01 production plans delayed again

The revival of Detroit Electric and the imminent arrival of its first vehicle, the SP:01 sports car, have us hooked, not because the EV is the most innovative design around (based on the Lotus Exige, it's strikingly similar to Tesla's discontinued Lotus-based Roadster), but because it promises to …

Numbers Don't Lie: Tesla Is Beginning To Put The Hurt On The Competition

Upstart automaker Tesla Motors won’t sell as many cars this year as Chevrolet sells in 3 days, but its early success with the all-electric Model S sedan is already keeping the competition up at night. An examination of sales data from across the U.S. and in California for the first half of 2013 …

Tesla Model S vulnerable to hackers?

Next time you walk by a parked Tesla and its sunroof is opening and closing with nobody sitting inside or around it, you could be witnessing a hacker moment. For all of its strengths as a car, the Model S reportedly has a weak spot: the security of its API (application programming interface) …

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