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Hydrogen power coming soon

Have we reached the stage where hydrogen is a viable alternative to petrol and diesel? We talk to Hyundai’s head of fuel cell research<p>The hydrogen economy is alive, well and coming soon according to Sae Hoon Kim, <b>Hyundai</b>’s most senior research engineer into fuel cell technology.<p>Citing the latest …

Fiat-Chrysler Spinning Off Ferrari to Raise Cash for Recovery Plan

Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has wasted no time in imposing his will and financial nous on iconic supercar-maker Ferrari.<p>Less than a month after ousting long-term Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, Marchionne has pushed through a plan to slice the ultraprofitable Ferrari off from FCA’s …

Fiat Chrysler

News | Top Gear

This is Morohoshi-san, and he lights up Tokyo's underworld with his pink Diablo...<p>Big Read<p>How does an ex-Colin McRae Impreza feel in Tokyo traffic? …

Ferrari's New Era: It's Marchionne's Turn Now, and He Wants Growth

Enzo Ferrari, who founded his eponymous company in 1947 as an extension of the race team he’d run since 1929, might have created the legend, but it’s Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, born into an aristocratic family the year the company was founded, and appointed Ferrari chairman in 1991, who turned …

Inside the world's biggest auto factory

Bloomberg's Hans Nichols takes a tour of the enormous Volkswagen production plant in Germany<p><b>Volkswagen</b>, the world's number-two carmaker, plans to cut billions in operating costs by 2017.<p>That means making the world's biggest auto plant, in Wolfsburg, <b>Germany</b> more efficient.<p>Bloomberg's Hans Nichols …

eBay / nic98jeff Car marques don't come much more upmarket than Rolls-Royce. If you're lucky enough to have one of these on the drive &ndash; especially a classic one &ndash; chances are that you'll be able to raise a

eBay / nic98jeff<p>Car marques don't come much more upmarket than Rolls-Royce. If you're lucky enough to have one of these on the drive – especially a …

Top eight rarest factory-built Porsche 911s of all time

30 Oct<p>News<br>• |<br>• Josh Barnett<br>• |<p>Rarity is a huge draw for many Porsche 911 enthusiasts, with Zuffenhausen having produced its fair share of small-run …

Porsche

What does a £495 pair of socks feel like?

Leading knitwear designer Falke has just launched a luxury pair of socks in time for Christmas. The only drawback? They cost £495. Luxury sock-lover Dean Kissick tries them on for size<p>The other day I received an invitation to come and review “the latest luxury sock to come to London”. Released in a …

Nissan 240SX SE

Here we are at the end of the tunnel, and, boy, is the light ever bright.<p>From the February 1989 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>There's a sequence in <i>Out of Africa</i> in which Robert Redford buzzes a clearing in a biplane, thumps down, and taxis up to his startled paramour, Meryl Streep. Delighted, she marvels …

Nissan

Porsche Panamera Exclusive Series Packs 570-hp in a Hyper-Long, Hyper-Expensive Package

Porsche’s swoopy Panamera is already a luxuriously ferocious and ferociously luxurious way to transport four people. For those looking for more, well <i>more</i> in their Porsche sedan, the German firm is bringing the super luxurious Exclusive Series to the L.A. auto show. It will wear a stupefying MSRP …

Automotive Design

M Division's monster SUVs are back

It’s five years since BMW first squeezed its X5 and X6 through the M Division sausage machine. The pair introduced turbocharging to performance BMWs, …

Watch Hennessey's 623-hp F-Type R Lay Down a Scorching 1/4-Mile

Jaguar’s gorgeous F-type R is already a cracking good sports car, one that’s factory-rated at 550 snarling horses from its supercharged 5.0-liter V-8. As is typical for Hennessey Performance, though, that wasn’t enough. They’ve turned the wick up with the HPE600 F-type R, to the tune of 623 horses …

Sports Cars

Fancy buying a piece of Ferrari?

So, Ferrari is to be split off as a separate business from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). And 10 percent of it is going to be put up for sale as …

Ram Trucks CEO: No Hellcat Pickup "At This Time"

<i>The</i> story at Chrysler these days is the supercharged Hellcat V-8 engine. Seriously, it’s a 707-hp engine you can buy in one of two relatively normal and inexpensive vehicles, the Dodge Charger and the Challenger. As exciting as that is, what really gets us excited is figuring out what Chrysler …

Sports Cars

Ghoulish garage: our top 9 spooky cars for Halloween

The weird walk of a bizarre dinosaur

Computer animation of bizarre-looking dinosaur with unusually large forearms and features that seem cobbled together from other dinosaurs.<p>For half a …

How Sneeze Particles Travel Inside An Airplane

Simulation technology shows why you should sit very far behind a sick passenger.<p>At first, the video displays the virtual insides of a crowded passenger airplane. Then all of a sudden, one of the passengers seated in the middle "sneezes." Hundreds of multicolored particles are jettisoned into the …

Particles

Researchers May Have Found A Fragment of Amelia Earhart's Plane

A patch of aluminum discovered in 1991 has been identified as part of the long lost aircraft.<p>Amelia Earhart disappeared 77 years ago, but 2014 is turning out to be a banner year for her. Her namesake completed a memorial flight around the world, reenacting the original Earhart's infamous flight …

Airplanes

Asteroids Offer Stepping-Stones to Mars, Expert Says

Rather than lassoing asteroids, NASA could use the space rocks to prepare for a visit to Mars.<p>Nearby asteroids are humanity's ticket to Mars, says a planetary scientist who's calling for an ambitious survey to map ones that could serve as stepping-stones to the red planet. (Video: "Would You Go to …

Drugs and tourism combine to raise HIV risk in Caribbean - Futurity

HIV and AIDS rates are uncommonly high in the Dominican Republic. New interviews suggest how tourism, sex work, and drugs challenge prevention …

Caribbean

Breakthrough fibre optic technology can transfer the entire internet in a single glass strand

A new type of fibre optic cable developed by researchers in the US and Netherlands has smashed data transfer records, managing to squeeze 255 …

Saving The Amazon Will Take More Than Stopping Loggers

In order to save the Amazon, it's not enough for deforestation to stop; areas that have been denuded also need recuperation. A Brazilian research scientist has released a report with the World Wildlife Fund that suggested actions to curb the effect of humans on the world's largest …

Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

Louisiana health officials say that anyone who's been in an Ebola-affected country over the last three weeks will be quarantined in their hotel rooms.<p>The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is telling researchers who've recently traveled to Ebola-affected parts of West Africa that …

Big Pic: China's Lunar Spacecraft Snaps Trippy Pic Of The Moon And Earth

Something seems off here.<p>On its trip around the Moon this week, China’s lunar test probe, Chang’e 5TI, snapped this mind-bending image of the Earth and its satellite, putting the objects in a unique perspective. The photo is taken from just beyond lunar orbit, and it gives the illusion that the …

NASA's plan to capture an asteroid? Bad idea, scientist says

NASAgoal to snag an asteroid and bring a space rock close to Earth is a distraction from the effort to send humans to Mars, a top asteroid expert says.<p>In a commentary in the journal Nature, planetary scientist Richard Binzel of the<p>Massachusetts Institute of Technologycalls NASA’s Asteroid Redirect …

Space Exploration

Getting Off the Grid in Hawaii Becoming a Family Affair

David Greene woke up one day and fired his power company. It wasn’t that hard to do.<p>Greene, 48, is neither a hippie nor a survivalist and his …

Psychology: The truth about the paranormal

In the 21st Century, why do so many people still believe in the paranormal? David Robson discovers that there’s good reason we hold superstitions – and a few surprising benefits.<p>Soon after World War II, Winston Churchill was visiting the White House when he is said to have had an uncanny …

Psychology

Building a better mouse to study Ebola

Scientists wearing anti-pathogen "spacesuits" and working in a government biocontainment laboratory have shown that genetically diverse strains of mice can accurately model the devastating health effects of the<p>Ebola virus, according to new research.<p>In a paper published Thursday in the journal …

Biology

Boeing exec says NASA crash underscores need for new U.S. engine | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The crash of an unmanned Orbital Sciences Antares rocket is a “wake-up call” to the U.S. space community about the need to develop a new U.S. rocket engine, the head of Boeing Co’s defense division said on Thursday.<p>Chris Chadwick, chief executive of Boeing Defense, Space and …

Science Graphic of the Week: How Magic Mushrooms Rearrange Your Brain

A new way of looking at brain activity may give insight into how psychedelic drugs produce their consciousness-altering effects.<p>In recent years, a …