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Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Building the ultimate paper airplane, one manila folder at a time

Luca Iaconi-Stewart is building a paper airplane unlike anything you've ever seen before — and it's taking him years to get it just right. He's building a 1:60 scale model of a Boeing 777, one so detailed even the tiny chairs and bathrooms look real. There are even miniature meal carts. He starts …

Can reading make you smarter?

When I was eight years old, I still couldn't read. I remember my teacher Mrs Browning walking over to my desk and asking me to read a few sentences from a Dick and Jane book. She pointed to a word. "Tuh-hee," I said, trying to pronounce it. "The," she said, correcting me, and that's when it clicked …

Ford Partners With MIT And Stanford To Research Autonomous Cars

Ford today announced that it is partnering with MIT and Stanford to research a number of technical challenges surrounding automated driving.<p>A team at MIT will look into how a car can best predict the actions of pedestrians and other cars around it, while another team at Stanford plans to look into …

RC F Coupe, a Lexus antidote to the letter M

The renewed vigour with which Toyota president and chief executive (and erstwhile Nürburgring 24hr race driver) Akio Toyoda has approached Lexus, his company’s luxury subsidiary, manifested in the RC F Coupe revealed on 14 January in Detroit.<p>This car has the potential for class-leading mayhem – …

Toyota FT-1 Concept: How and Why Its Designers Created a Rolling Slice of Awesome

Toyota’s FT-1 concept raises a lot of questions regarding the brand’s sports-car future, but apart from a few winks and nods, the Japanese automaker isn’t answering any of them. Unless we’re talking about design, that is. Check out the video below to watch two of the men behind this rolling slice …

Toyota FT-1 Concept 360º Photos: A Full Rotation of Awesomeness

What, exactly, Toyota will do with its FT-1 concept is an unknown. It’s possible that its sculpted shape, inspired by GT and Formula 1 race cars, will be shrunken and fitted to the platform of a BMW Z4. (Of course it’s also possible Toyota might determine that such a car doesn’t make business …

2015 Ford Mustang: 360º Photography of the Most Modern Mustang Ever

The all-new 2015 Ford Mustang‘s back again, doin’ a little midwest swing. The inset, trapezoidal proves to be of just the right amount of muscle for the pony car—not too hard, not too soft—when seen in person. And after eight years of emulating its forefathers, the new Stang went from boy to man in …

The 12 Hottest Debuts of the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Dirty dozen: These are the cars that blew us away.<p>Judging strictly by the sheetmetal unveiled, we declare this year’s Detroit auto show a resounding success. It kicked off 2014 with a bang, setting the bar high for the rest of the year with a parade of significant and lustworthy concept-car and …

2014 Detroit Auto Show: 5 Concept Cars You'll Be Driving in 5 Years

These ones aren't just for show—soon they'll go.<p>Trawl any major auto show these days, and you’ll find two types of concept cars: the luscious, lacquered rolling impossibilities designed to lure eyeballs to a show stand (and make a splash on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, et al.) and those that are …

Nissan's Awesome Rear-Drive IDx Concept Going Into Production? Maybe

When Nissan unveiled its pair of IDx concept cars at the 2013 Tokyo auto show, you can bet we—and enthusiasts everywhere—got a bit excited. And how could we not? The IDx is a compact, rear-drive, two-door sedan-like thing that resembles a modern-day Datsun 510. Yeah, it’s super awesome. Today, …

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2014 Detroit Auto Show: 10 Coolest Design Details You Don't Want to Miss

Things that make you go, "Awesome!"<p>In the hustle and bustle of a major international auto show, it can be easy to overlook clever or hidden details, but we managed to stop mainlining caffeine long enough to carefully pore over the production and concept debuts and compile this list. (It was also …

Chevrolet's Camaro Z/28 Track Monster Goes Racing—For Real—As the Z

Chevrolet has been telling anyone listening that its hardest-core Camaro, the Z/28, is a track-bred beast—essentially a Corvette Z06 with a back seat. Its wild aerodynamics package, 7.0-liter V-8 from the last-gen Z06, and aggressive weight-loss regimen—not to mention our track ride in a Z/28—have …

Corvette Lead Engineer Confirms ZR1 Not Under Development

According to Corvette lead engineer Tadge Juechter, the new Z06 will be as racy as Vettes come.<p>For months we’ve feared that Chevrolet wouldn’t build a C7 ZR1, and according to a report from <i>Autoblog</i>, our fears have been proven right—at least for now. Corvette lead engineer Tadge Juechter spoke with</i> …