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Motorcycle Photography 101

I’m a photographer of many things. I shoot live music, portraits and fashion, but my favorite subjects have wheels—and more specifically, two wheels.<p>There are many ways to photograph a motorcycle. You can shoot it while riding, racing, or wrenching. Or when it’s just leaning on the kickstand at a …

Canon EOS

TOTD: Which Production Car Will Reach 300 MPH First?

Although not recognized by the “Guinness Book of World Records,” the 1244-hp Hennessey Venom GT recently posted a V-Box-verified top speed of 270.49 mph. That puts it ahead of the 1184-hp Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, which holds the official production car top speed record of 268 mph. With …

Sports Cars

2015 Ford Mustang Goes All-In On Aero Enginering

Blue Oval Cites Less Wind Noise, Better Economy<p>The team engineering the 2015 Ford Mustang spent quite a bit of time in the wind tunnel, not only to improve fuel economy, but also to reduce wind noise and buffeting, especially in the convertible.<p>Most of what they’re doing is established …

Sports Cars

Volvo Concept Estate Officially Revealed, Looks Even Better in Hi-Res

Yesterday, the Volvo Concept Estate broke cover before its Geneva debut. Now, the Swedish automaker has released official photos and info on the hot two-door wagon.<p>As we saw from the leaked images, the Concept Estate features many of the same styling cues employed on the previous Concept Coupe and …

Volvo

Koenigsegg Agera One:1 Details Revealed, World’s First “Megacar”

Koenigsegg is celebrating its 20th anniversary in a mega way. The Swedish supercar maker has revealed more details about the Koenigsegg Agera One:1. The world’s first “megacar” gets its name from its 1 metric horsepower per 1 kilogram power-to-weight ratio, and creates a new supercar sub-genre as …

Sports Cars

Why Curved Glass Will Change Gadget Design Forever

At CES this week, Corning announced a new type of glass that will make curved iPhones and iWatches possible. And that’s just to start.<p>The smartphones in our hands, the tablets on our laps, the computers on our desks and the televisions on our walls. We live in a blocky world of glowing glass …

Gear & Gadgets

Technologue: The Zealous Pursuit of Light, Cheap, Aero-Slick Design Produces a Cool Suspension

Among the pantheon of automotive pioneers, Oliver Kuttner’s name doesn’t spring instantly to mind, but if someday it does, he’ll likely be described as combining Henry Ford‘s zeal for low cost with Colin Chapman’s religious fervor for light weight and Buckminster Fuller’s devotion to aerodynamics. …

Artist Paints The Human Body In Ways You Cannot Imagine

This is the talented Alexa Meade, a painter who creates extraordinary paintings by using the human body as her primary canvas.<p>Her work is almost …

BMW R1200 by Giulio Paz Design

Tucked away in a corner of one of the gigantic EICMA halls is a small booth belonging to Giulio Paz. It’s in the no-mans-land of Chinese component manufacturers, but it’s attracting a steady throng of awed visitors.<p>In the middle of the booth is this BMW R1200-based custom. Paz is an industrial …

Motorcycles

Electric Monkey

The best Power Wheels.<p>Suzuki has taken the idea of a modern monkey bike and propelled it into the electrified future. Behold the Extrigger Concept. Powered by an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack yanked from the company's eLet electric scooter, the pint-sized runabout serves up around 20 …

Auto Shows

Designer Danny Garand explains Audi S3 styling

It doesn't have to be complicated to be beautiful.<p><i>Audi Project Designer Danny Garand broke down the styling of the S3 Sedan for us over dinner after our first drive of the car. These seven design ideas came together to form the profile of Audi's A-segment sedan.</i><p><b>1) 1/3 roof 2/3's body. These classic</b> …

Audi

Need design help? Outsource it!

Everybody does it.<p>Design competitions, which also exist in fields like architecture, are common in the car world.<p>Michelin's is one of the most prestigious; the industry's biggest dogs serve as judges, and you'll need a good résumé to enter. The new kid is Local Motors, which accepts nontraditional …

Outsourcing

Could you learn to love a Prius? The social science of hybrids

Research points the way toward rekindling enthusiasm.<p>Like it or not, the automobile is facing unprecedented adversity, standing nose-to-nose against dwindling oil reserves and polar icecaps melting like a Slurpee in July. An EV or hybrid is the ideal way to minimize consumption for a daily commute, …

Electric Vehicles

Jay Leno tests out the fully-electric 2014 Mission RS motorcyle

Lower running costs, solid performance... Could it be a viable alternative?<p>It looks like a superbike, it goes like a superbike, but it's actually the fully-electric Mission RS, made by Mission Motorcycles. On the newest installment of Jay Leno's Garage, Jay chats with Mission Motorcycles President, …

Aspect Solar Charges You Up No Matter Where You Are

As electronics become more and more important, there comes a problem with them: Keeping the things fully charged so you can keep using them. It’s a …

Volvo Has Just Created The Future Of The Electric Car

Volvo has a reputation for building tanks that masquerade as cars. It generally takes emissions standards or a wrecking ball to get a Volvo off the …

NanoLeaf Bulb Is Ultra Bright and Energy Efficient, Comes In Unique Design Package

There’s no doubt that we’re living in hard times, which means saving money anywhere you can is essential. The NanoLeaf bulb wants to do just that and …

4c Design's Baton for the XX Commonwealth Games Combines Cutting-Edge 3D-Printed Titanium with a Millenium-Old Woodworking Technique

Most Americans are slightly awed by the British ability to reinvent, update and have fun with their own customs and heritage whilst staying true to …

Prince Philip

CAD Burglars: Analyst Predicts 3D Printing Will Lead to $100 Billion in IP Theft

<i>Selective Laser Pilfering?</i><p>Everyone knows that widespread 3D printing is supposed to enable hordes of designers, DIYers and manufacturers. But if IT …

Intellectual Property

GM considering new powertrain options for large SUVs

Aside from the new General Motors offerings, there's not a whole lot of action going on in the fullsize SUV segment. That doesn't seem to be stopping GM from pushing the envelope in the market as <i>Automotive News</i> is reporting that the automaker is looking to introduce some new powertrain options into …

Drayson Racing locks down electric speed records

Back in June, the team at Drayson Racing took its electric Le Mans prototype to the Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire, England, and set a new land speed record for electric vehicles. The competition-spec EV hit a top speed of 204.185 miles per hour, shattering the previous record that stood at 175 …

PopMask Lets You Wear Anyone's Face

Ever since <i>Mission: Impossible</i> popularized the idea, it’s something we’ve always wanted to do; own a mask so lifelike we can fool other people. Sadly, …

Split Are The World's Only Earbuds With No Annoying Strings

Earbuds are cool and all but the strings can sometimes get in the way of what you’re doing. If you’re exercising, those strings can get in your way …

Brighten your Night with Lumi-cord, the New Way to Neon

Calling all fans of EDM, Tron and tech-fashion fans. Lumi-cord is a new, battery-free EL wire alternative that you’d probably like to get your hands …

Fitbit launches new Force wristband with watch face, incoming call notifications

Since launching its first fitness-tracking device more than six years ago, Fitbit <i>(see disclosure)</i> has pitched its products as primarily health and …

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Self-healing metal could lead to longer-lasting airplanes

MIT researchers recently pulled on a piece of cracked metal so hard that they expected it to break apart. Instead, something unexpected happened: The …

The turnaround artists

How do you get a job as a designer without going to design school? - The Fox Is Black

That’s the question posed in this Quora thread with some rather smart answers to go along with it. As an untraditionally trained designer who didn’t …

Round And Straight Lines Are Best!

Attention Designers! Your need to draw the perfect curve using a ruler is now easier thanks to the Compasses Ruler. The design is self-explanatory so …