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‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

Comic Strips

A 3D-Printed Car Inspired By The Leaf Of A Plant

German engineering firm EDAG took inspiration from the leaf of a plant for its 3D-printed Light Cocoon concept car, which debuts at the Geneva Motor Show, open to the public through March 15.<p>Rather than printing the entire body shell of the vehicle out of a rigid composite material, as startup …

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2015 Polaris Slingshot - Photo Gallery

It's weird, it's wacky, and it looks like something Spider-Man might ride. That's the $20,000 Polaris Slingshot in a nutshell.<p>It's weird, it's wacky, and it looks like something Spider-Man might ride. That's the $20,000 Polaris Slingshot in a nutshell.

Watch Hennessey's 717-hp Mustang hit 195 mph

John Hennessey takes his personal HPE700 supercharged 2015 Ford Mustang GT to a verified 195 mph on a Texas test track.<p>The 2015 Mustang GT is a stellar performer right out of the box. Hell, there was a vocal faction that argued it should have won our 2015 Performance Car of the Year competition. …

5 Ways MIT Is Reinventing Your Power Cord

Inspired by a water hose, MIT’s Tangible Media Group has come up with a way to make cords and cables part of your gadget’s UI.<p>Bending your lamp cord to turn off the light? Pinching your headphone cable to mute your music? A new project out of MIT is looking to change the way you look at cords by …

Neil Armstrong's widow finds artifacts from moonwalk in a closet

<i>The Art of Movement</i> is a monthly show that highlights the most significant innovations in science and technology that are helping shape our modern world.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Any traveler who returns with mementos from their adventures might struggle deciding what exactly to do with them.<p>Perhaps that's why …

Space Science

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Computer Hardware

Microsoft HoloLens Gets Face Wearables Right

I attended Microsoft’s big event last week in Redmond where they made a number of product announcements, one of them called HoloLens. HoloLens is Microsoft’s own head-mounted device that is worn like a large set of goggles. Their solution is designed to be unique in many ways and Microsoft is doing …

Augmented Reality

If the Ferrari 458 turbo sounds like this, sign us up

Lower redline hints that the purest remaining Ferrari is going forced-induction.<p>Ferrari's being a tease here. Perhaps they're bashful.<p>After all, it's pretty clear the company's engineers are being dragged into the Turbo Era only very reluctantly. Actually, they're a little more blunt than that. "We …

Listen to the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO in action

Get an earful of Nissan's radical new Le Mans racer in this raw footage.<p>People can't stop talking about Nissan's wild new Le Mans prototype, and with good reason. It's the biggest motorsports story in years—a massively-powerful, front-engine, front-wheel-drive challenger to the likes of Audi, …

The scoop on Furious 7's $3.4-million mystery supercar

The Lykan Hypersport is the car Dom CGI-smashes through two skyscrapers.<p>Did you catch the explosion-and-jumping-car-packed <i>Furious 7</i> trailer that debuted during the Super Bowl? If so, you saw all the usual vehicular suspects—a smattering of McLaren/Lambo/Ferrari/Bugatti hypercars, Dom's beloved …

UPDATE: The Ford Focus RS: 345 HP, AWD, and U.S.-bound

Here's everything you need to know about Ford's newest, hottest hatch.<p><i>Ahead of its run up the hill at Goodwood, Ford has officially released a power figure for the 2017 Focus RS. It will make 350 PS, or approximately 345 hp. Peak horsepower is made at 6800 rpm, and the torque figure is 324 lb-ft</i> …

Ferrari 488 GTB storms into the new turbo era

Bid a fond farewell to the all-motor 458. This is its turbocharged replacement.<p>Pour one out for the all-motor, mid-engined Ferrari sports car.<p>The spectacular 458 range heads into retirement, taking its razor-sharp naturally aspirated V8 with it. This is its successor, the 488 GTB. Mounted behind …