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Japan Must Halt Whaling Program In Antarctic, Court Says

An international court has ordered Japan to revoke whaling permits in the Antarctic and stop granting new ones.<p>The country's government had argued that hunting whales was part of a research program, but the International Court of Justice ruled Monday that Japan hasn't generated enough scientific …

The 500-Yard Headlight

Beaming<p>There are headlights that sync to your steering, ones that shift their aim when the road curves, even ones that dim their glare when they sense other cars. But with the new Laserlight system, Audi is returning to the basics: making beams brighter.<p>Engineers replaced standard high beams with …

National science photography competition – in pictures

Winners in the 2014 national science photography competition, organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Primordial Gravitational Waves - Sixty Symbols

UN climate change report marks risks of a warm future

From shrinking glaciers to sea water becoming more acidic, climate change has already a notable imprint on Earth’s natural systems, according to a …

May guide to the bright planets

Jupiter rules! In May 2018, the king planet shines at its brightest best for the year and is out all night. Venus blazes in early evening. Saturn and …

Astronomy

Powerful Jets From Mars-Bound Comet Spied by Hubble

Changing Planet<p><b>After lurking in the outer reaches of the solar system for the past one million years, a comet is heading for a close encounter with Mars. The Hubble Space Telescope is keeping tabs on the icy interloper, seen in just-released images.</b><p>Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring), which now lies …

Volkswagen Golf Celebrates 40th Birthday

The Volkswagen Golf turns 40 today. First introduced on this day in 1974, the Golf was initially intended as a replacement for the tried-and-true — but aging — VW Beetle. The Golf never did replace that iconic model, but became an icon in its own right with its classic hatchback design, …

Watch and Hear the 2014 BMW i8 Accelerate (W/Video)

A new video has surfaced showing what accelerating in the BMW i8 looks and sounds like from inside the cockpit. In the short clip from <i>Bimmerpost</i>, we can see the digital dials work inside the colorful gauge cluster display as the plug-in hybrid sports car accelerates to 120 kmh (around 81 mph).<p>The …

Who will buy Bertone?

Bertone, designer of the Lamborghini Miura and Lancia Stratos, has confirmed it has entered court bankruptcy proceedings.<p>Debts have been mounting at the Turin-based firm, which sent the majority of its employees home more than a month ago, and it now has until April to find a buyer. If it fails to …

Alfa Romeo

M is for Mega: 2015 BMW M3 Pricing Surfaces

After dropping out of hot-rod school for a few years, the M3 sedan returns for 2015 a sharper and more focused daily driver with a modestly inflated base price. The 2015 M3 sedan starts at $62,925, a $5350 bump from when the four-door M3 was last offered back in 2011. The price difference could …

Automotive Design

Mercedes dominates with one-two finish at Malaysian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton wins, Rosberg takes second, and Red Bull finds the podium.<p>After starting from pole position, Lewis Hamilton has captured his first victory of the 2014 Formula 1 season at today's Malaysian Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg took second, affording Mercedes' its first one-two finish since the …

Jaguar F-Type Coupe Club Sport in the Works?

The 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R gave us hope for the brand’s sporting future when we drove it recently in Spain, and now a report from <i>Auto Express</i> suggests a lighter, race-inspired Club Sport version could be in the works.<p>According to the report, senior managers within Jaguar have hinted at a …

460 HP, 165mph, Through the Most Difficult Turn in Racing: Turn 17 at Sebring - MOMO

When Formula 1 engines hit the road

Ten screaming cylinders. 13,000-rpm redline. Four doors.<p>With its single-seat layout, spidery suspension, and all manner of wings, a Formula 1 car might be insanely capable, but on the street, they're useless compared to the cars you actually drive. What happens when you marry the two? These …

Acura TLX GT racecar to make motorsports debut at Detroit Grand Prix

Acura debuted its TLX GT racecar at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, and it looks like the racer is set to get its first competitive outing in Motown as well. The RealTime Racing team is competing with a single car driven by Peter Cunningham for the Pirelli World Challenge rounds …

Tesla Model S prone to password hacking?

As more and more technology gets crammed into our automobiles, replacing once simple mechanical systems with electronics and other such wizardry, hackers and people much smarter than ourselves are finding more and more ways to exploit them. The latest such case comes from a man named Nitesh …

A Different Kind Of Cool: The First-Ever Electric Italian Superbike

The 2015 Energica Ego Motorcycle won’t produce that throaty, viscera-jumbling rumble you hear when you fire up a Harley.<p>It won’t let you feather the clutch as you cruise through town or downshift around a bend.<p>Nor will it let you be the neighborhood cool guy tuning the transmission in the driveway …

Can't Buy The New Ford Mustang? Try The Shelby GT500 Golf Cart Instead

Has it already been 50 years?<p>This year marks half a century since the invention of the world’s most famous muscle car, and Ford is understandably determined to celebrate. But while you’re waiting for the official debut of the much anticipated 2015 Mustang GT350, how about something a little more … …

Put a snail on your keychain

Ball bearings make this little guy really spool.<p>We live in the era of the second coming of the turbocharger. Turbos have taken back Formula 1, they've infiltrated the ranks of the pure-motor faithful, they're found on hyper-exotics and lowly economy cars. And now, maybe, they're in your …