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How To Stop Light and Make Objects Transparent

New research offers hope for optical cloaking and much more.<p>We see colour in objects because of the way light interacts with them. Different surfaces scatter or emit different wavelengths of light, giving us quantitative colour information in the process. So if colour is, arguably, a matter of …

The Ducati-Powered VW XL Sport Is a Slice of Ultralight Awesomeness

Last year, VW emperor Ferdinand Piëch confirmed development of an evil version of VW’s ultralight and ultra-efficient XL1 sports car. The original vehicle’s reason for existence—apart from being a technological showcase—was eco-friendliness, a mission it achieved thanks to a hybridized two-cylinder …

Motorcycles

20 Questions, 20 Answers About the BMW i8 Sports Coupe

We have a BMW i8 hybrid sports car at our office right now and we wanted to share—so we asked you to tell us what you wanted to know about the Bavarians’ Future Sled. For answers to any and all performance and numbers-related questions you might have, check out our test of the car; for answers to …

BMW

Toyota Says It Won't Build a Fully Autonomous Car

Of all automakers, the last one we’d expect to defend the driver’s seat from computers just might be Toyota. And as much as we criticize the Japanese brand for lack of imagination, we’re floored at what Toyota executives said last week at their technical center in Saline, Michigan: Toyota won’t …

Gung Ho

Torture testing doesn't look like torture in an Aston Martin Lagonda

Verification prototype heads to Oman.<p>A lot of the time when we see verification prototypes in the desert for hot-weather testing, the images we get show half-disguised cars whose camo has been hastily removed in the hopes of eluding the omnipresent spy photographers.<p>Aston Martin? They just send a …

2015 Volvo XC90 is the Swedish future

Stunning Interior And Optional 400-HP Plug-In Powertrain Among Highlights<p>It's been months since the Concept XC Coupe debuted at the Detroit Auto Show, Volvo's last show car previewing its all-new 2015 XC90. But the production model is finally here after years of development, and it signals the …

Talking to the voices in our heads

Somebody hears a voice, but nobody is speaking. It seems reasonable to assume that there is something going on in the head of this person that is similar to what is going on in the head of somebody actually hearing someone speak. The challenge is to explain why this is happening in the absence of a …

Top Mog: The improbable triumph of the Morgan 3 Wheeler

What explains the resurgence of a car as quirky as the Morgan 3 Wheeler?<p>Out of production for decades, it returned wholly remade in 2011 and became the fastest-selling model in the Morgan Motor Company’s 105-year history.<p>For 2014, the 3 Wheeler is known to stand 39.3 inches tall and stretch 126 …

Santa Monica

Facebook's Experiment Reveals A Much Deeper Problem With The Internet Today

When a technology company behaves badly, you hear one defense brought up repeatedly: they could have done so much worse. When Google decided that they would use your face in their advertisements, you shouldn’t have been outraged, you should have been relieved they didn’t tell everyone your darkest …

Cuban Dealers Sell Just 50 Cars in 6 Months Despite Looser Regulations

Cuba appeared to be making strides when a new law lifted the restrictions placed on auto purchases, but even with the new regulations in place, the people living there still aren’t buying any cars. Cuban dealers have reportedly sold only 50 cars and four motorcycles through the first six months of …

Audi, Jag, Kia and Tesla top Strategic Vision 2014 Total Quality Index

A couple weeks ago, J.D. Power released its latest Initial Quality Study, which gave high marks to Porsche, Hyundai and General Motors, with the latter earning more individual IQS awards than any other manufacturer. Now, it's Strategic Vision's turn, and it's doling out its praise not to Porsche, …

Honda China struggling with high-end Accord because Chinese covet German cars, too

It's not particularly unusual to see cheap cars in China, or those with designs stolen from foreign competitors, but increasingly the best-selling vehicles there would be very recognizable to just about any auto enthusiast. There appears to be one fact of life whether looking at car buyers in …

Google's Brin: Individual car ownership needs to go

In a wide-ranging interview with VC Vinod Khosla, Google's co-founders describe their vision of an intelligent future.<p>The people who are changing the world aren't going to wait for you.<p>It's your job to understand what they're doing and either approve of it or accept it.<p>Most people, of course, can't …

Google Fiber

Remote-controlled chip could be the future of contraceptives

A tiny chip implanted under a woman's skin can deliver hormonal birth control for up to 16 years and is entering pre-clinical trials next year.<p>If you could have safe, effective, long-term birth control that you didn't have to think about, would you jump at the chance? That's what's being proposed …

Remote Controls

Americans' baby photos and resumes among NSA spy haul

Heaps of baby photos, fitness selfies, medical records and resumes are among thousands of private communications scooped up and stored by NSA spy programs.<p>That's according to new disclosures based on documents Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, gave to The Washington …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30

International Sales Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy.<p>It shouldn’t be taboo and it is possible. At the age of 21, I got out of college, broke and in …

The Audi A3 Clubsport is a 525-hp super-S3

At Worthersee, Audi's projecting some power.<p>Ahead of the Wörthersee show, the largest VW and Audi car show in Europe, Audi is dropping a bomb of sorts on its corporate sibling, Volkswagen. Let's explain: This is the Audi A3 Clubsport, based on the S3 sedan but seriously massaged. It uses the …

A Table That Charges Your iPhone

Designer Marjan van Aubel’s Current project, based on photosynthesis, uses a solar-powered table to charge electronics.<p>Think of the new project from London-based designer Marjan van Aubel as a multiplication table. Utilizing a dye-sensitised solar cell, which absorbs light in a fashion similar to …

Clean Energy