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How to Take a Picture of a Stealth Bomber Over the Rose Bowl

An aerial photographer explains precisely how he took this amazing photograph.<p>The first thought that comes to mind staring at the photograph above is: This has got to be fake. The B-2 stealth bomber looks practically pasted onto the field. The flag is unfurled just so. The angle feels almost …

Stealth Aircraft

Land Rover Defender

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Froggying out on Luppitt Common

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Photos: A massive, foreboding solar plane landed overnight in New York

It was like something out of a Batman movie.<p>Under the cover of darkness, a massive, blinking object quietly circled the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan before finally coming in for a landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport.<p>It was Solar Impulse 2, the largest solar-powered aircraft in …

Solar Impulse

Solar plane sets down in NYC as round the world trip continues

World<p>Electric atmosphere at Geneva International Motor Show<p>"Any company today, especially in the automotive world, can't ignore electrification." Jonathan Wells Head of Design at Morgan Motors<p>World<p>Geneva motor show and the ‘booth babes’<p>"My first thought when I came in was: where are all the girls? …

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Developing Concorde, the first supersonic passenger jet

Creating Concorde<p>The world's first supersonic passenger jet<p>October 1963<p>When, in 1947, the U.S. Air Force’s Bell X-1 became the first manned aircraft …

DARPA's Latest Concept Video Looks Like a Bad 90s Movie in an Awesome Way

DARPA is working on the next-generation of fighting vehicle. And instead of making them safer through extra armor, they’re betting that speed and …

The Hover Camera, a selfie stick with wings, lands $25 million in funding

Preorders for the tiny drone won't start until the summer, though, and challenges remain.<p>The Hover Camera may look like the skeleton of an old VHS tape, but its carbon-fiber casing unfolds to reveal a tiny drone capable of offering a high-quality aerial close-up.<p>Like Lily before it, the idea of the …

Drones

Here’s How China Is Building the Car of the Future

The Detroit Auto Show has long set the tone for the global car industry, but a new player on the other side of the world could prove to be a bigger …

China

The First Autonomous Car Track Day Will Push Driverless Cars To Their Limits

Joshua Schachter knows a thing or two about going fast. He’s an avid Spec Miata racer and part owner of the Aston Martin-slinging TRG racing team. …

Solar-plane pilots say trans-Pacific trip was also test of human endurance

The two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered airplane around the world said Sunday the endeavor is not only a demonstration of the importance of renewable energy but also of the many challenges the human body can endure.<p>Pilot Bertrand Piccard completed a risky, three-day flight across a …

Solar Impulse

The Latest: Solar plane prepares to land after 3-day flight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the flight of a solar-powered airplane from Hawaii to California in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe (all times local):<p>9:45 p.m.<p>A solar-powered airplane is preparing to land in Northern California after flying for three days across the Pacific Ocean.<p>Solar …

Solar Impulse

SkySafe lands $3 million led by Andreessen to disable badly behaving drones

SkySafe, a six-month-old, San Diego, Ca.-based company whose technology can disable drones that are flying where they shouldn’t, has raised $3 million in seed funding. Andreessen Horowitz led the round, with participation from Founder Collective, SV Angel, and BoxGroup.<p>No doubt the company is …

Venture Capital

BMW's Electric Car Gurus Are Defecting to China

The people behind some of the most acclaimed electric vehicles on the roads have defected to China, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>.<p>The news agency reported …

Electric Vehicles

Could Autonomous Vehicles Be End Of The Road For Traffic Lights?

The century-old traffic light could be become extinct if autonomous vehicles become the most common form of automotive transport.<p>Traffic experts believe that a slot system — closer to how air traffic is routed — might work better for ground transportation than traditional lights once self-driving …

Autonomous Cars

Exclusive: Apple hires former Tesla VP and Aston Martin Chief Engineer for ‘special [car] project’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has an affectionate nickname for Apple: The ‘Tesla Graveyard‘. “They have hired people we’ve fired,” Musk said. “We always jokingly call Apple the ‘Tesla Graveyard.’ If you don’t make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple”. He made the comment after being asked about the so-called …

German automakers who once laughed off Elon Musk are now starting to worry

It wasn't long ago when the German car industry was still laughing out loud about<p>Elon Muskand hisTesla Motorselectric car company.<p>The proud makers of the world's top-selling luxury brands such as Mercedes,<p>BMW,AudiandPorschecould not fathom how a small-time, loss-making upstart from California could …

German report claims Apple Car could be manufactured in Austria by BMW/Mini maker Magna

German publication <i>Frankfurter Allgemeine</i> is reporting that Apple may be planning to use Austrian-based automotive contract manufacturer Magna to manufacture the Apple Car. The publication also says that Apple has created a ‘secret lab’ in Berlin where it has head-hunted a small cross-disciplinary …

A Prototype of DARPA's Badass Vertical Take-Off Aircraft Can Already Fly

Earlier this year, DARPA unveiled its latest concept design for a new vertical take-off and landing craft. Now, a working scale prototype has already …

Hyundai and Cisco to collaborate on connected car tech

The increasing number of connectivity features in new cars means automakers and tech companies are working more closely together than ever before. A …

Internet of Things

Watch this walkthrough of the refreshed Tesla Model S

One well-known Tesla fan was lucky enough to get up close with Tesla's recently refreshed electric sedan, and his video takes a look at all the changes.<p>Usually, when an automaker releases a refreshed vehicle, there's a press launch and several releases dedicated to its existence. Tesla is not a …

Tesla

House 36 / Matthias Bauer Associates

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Combining a stone cavern with a glass house, the building is shaped like a mountain crystal. The …

The Last Samurai In Rare Photos From 1800s

The Meiji Restoration of 1868 took power from the warlords that had been the de facto rulers of Japan and consolidated it under the Emperor Meiji. …