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2013 Tour of Flanders Favorites

The top riders to watch in Sunday’s Flemish monument<p>Sunday’s Tour of Flanders brings the sport’s toughest one-day racers to Belgium for one of cycling’s most prestigious and difficult Classics. The <i>Ronde van Vlaanderen</i> (as it’s affectionately known in Belgium) features more than 250 kilometers and …

NASA satellite image shows the Great Lakes are over 80 percent ice

Images taken by NASA's Aqua satellite showed the Great Lakes were more than 80 percent iced over this month. The image above was taken on February 19th in the early afternoon, and, according to the NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, shows ice covering 80.3 percent of the lakes. …

2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 First Drive

Putting the G in Unglaublich: Ridiculous toys don't get more fun than this<p>The most flabbergasting aspect of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 isn’t that it exists, but that it’s a production vehicle. As in, you can buy one. AMG has already built nearly 60 units so far this year. I just spent a …

Bicycling's Go Faster Eating Plan

Mix and match these meals and snacks to build unlimited options<p>Each day of the GO FASTER Eating Plan, formulated by Anne Guzman, sports-nutrition consultant for Peaks Coaching Group, provides 2,000 to 2,500 calories. You'll dig into 500-calorie breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, and stoke your …

America's Biggest Tunnel-Boring Machine Is Stuck Beneath Seattle

What's wrong with big Bertha?<p><b>Poor Bertha. North America's largest</b> tunnel-boring machine, measuring 57.5 feet in diameter, hasn't moved more than 4 feet along its 1.7-mile route since Dec. 7. And she isn't going anywhere soon, either: Crews must now replace broken bearing seals inside the 7000-ton …

What It Means When Cars Converse With One Another

PopMech's Andrew Del-Colle explains why vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology is a stepping stone to the truly autonomous car.<p>The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration recently announced plans to move forward with implementing vehicle-to-vehicle technology in cars, but what does that …

Daytona International Speedway's $400 Million Upgrade

While Nascar's biggest race, the Daytona 500, comes to Florida this weekend, engineers are busy with a $400 million renovation to turn Daytona International Speedway into the most high-tech track in America.<p><b>Every one of the 40,000 individual pieces of</b> galvanized steel used in Daytona International …

Where to Celebrate National Margarita Day on Saturday

Of all the fake food/booze holidays, National Margarita Day on <b>February 22</b> is one of the best (sorry, National Peach Melba Day). Saturday’s forecast …

The urban hyenas that attack rough sleepers

<b>Urban hyenas are becoming a dangerous problem in the Ethiopian capital, where they attack rough sleepers.</b><p>It is late evening in Addis Ababa. Stephen Brend, a zoologist with the Born Free Foundation, is driving me to the airport to catch a flight back to London.<p>"Have you got time for a ten-minute …

Pentagon: American Flags Must Be 100% American

American flags purchased by the Department of Defense must now be 100% produced and sourced in the United States, according to rules that went into …

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …