Sebastian Sergi

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US government prepares to regulate hand and face transplants

The world's first face transplant took place a mere eight years ago, but already the field is advancing at a rapid pace: surgeons in countries including France, China, and the US have all performed these intensive procedures with successful results. And now, the US government is getting ready to …

Breast cancer spreads when tumors can’t ‘breathe’

Lack of oxygen inside a breast cancer tumor can trigger the chain of events that spreads the disease throughout the body, biologists say.<p>The …

Stretch Or Splat? How A Black Hole Kills You Matters ... A Lot

It could rightly be called the most massive debate of the year: Physicists are locked in an argument over what happens if you fall into a black hole.<p>On one side are those who support the traditional view from Albert Einstein. On the other, backers of a radical new theory that preserves the very …

Zombie Ants: Crowdfunding Website Launched for Research

Zombie ants are intriguing to scientists. The zombie part happens when a fungus takes control of an ant’s brain, in order to reproduce, eventually …

Large Magellanic Cloud: What is It? And How to Find It in the Sky?

People can see the The Large Magellanic Cloud without a telescope or binoculars. The cloud is a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way, floating in space …

Pupil reflections in photographs could help investigators solve crimes

The eyes are more than windows to the soul, thanks to technologies that can reveal reflected faces in pupils of photographs. Dr. Rob Jenkins of the University of York's Department of Psychology published a study that showed how pupils in photographs of faces can be "mined" for hidden …

Gulf Stream in infrared

The Gulf Stream is like a warm river in the ocean, but it’s not uniformly warm, as this infrared satellite image shows.<p>The image shows a small …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Engineer Recalls Past Life, Near Death Experience: Materialism and the Divine

In my childhood and adolescence, I had extraordinary experiences I could not explain. I didn’t dare to tell others, fearing ridicule from people with …

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How Your Car Is the Most Advanced Electronic Device You Own – Feature

<b>Our culture is preoccupied with electronics.</b> We buy all manner of silicon-enhanced stuff, from laptops and smartphones to WiFi-enabled refrigerators and robotic Roomba vacuums—some $204 ­billion worth of it every year. Headlines scream with each new announcement from Apple; Steve Jobs has replaced …

Ally to pay $98M to settle ethnicity-based discriminatory lending practice probe

Ally Financial has agreed to pay a $98-million fine to settle an investigation into unfair lending practices overseen by the Justice Department and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In an investigation of lending practices in the year after April 2011, the government agencies …

Special edition BMW 760Li V12 M Bi-Turbo headed for MIddle East

Despite what we imagine is a lot of pleading among well-heeled BMW fans, the German brand still won't build an M7 to do battle with the Audi S8 and Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG. Instead, the most potent 7 Series money can buy is the 760Li, a rear-driver with a 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V12 that can …

Drive Notes: 2013 Buick Regal GS AWD

Does AWD sour the powerful Regal GS?<p><b>Larry Webster, Editor-in-Chief</b><p>New all-wheel drive system calms the frenetic high-po Regal, perhaps too much. Revised turbo engine and solid structure combine for Germanic refinement. It's handsome inside and out, but for real thrills, stick to the front-drive …

Hyperloop

Elon Musk unveiled his plans for the Hyperloop, a high-speed transportation system that could deliver passengers to their destination at speeds up to 800 miles per hour. Musk estimates the project will cost around $6 billion for a people-only version, and around $10 billion for a version where …

Would Elon Musk Sell Tesla To GM Or Ford In PayPal Redux?

Tesla has been on a remarkable run this year, with the stock up nearly 360% as the company rolled out its award-winning Model S to thousands of new customers. But perhaps that means it’s a perfect time to sell out to an established player like Ford or GM.<p>That’s what Yra Harris of Praxis Trading …

Audi A7

A welcome departure from the typical Teutonic form-follows-function school of interior design, the Audi A7's elegantly fashionable dashboard packs an array of high-tech features, including a navigation system that can be programmed by a fingertip-handwriting-recognition touchpad.

Year in Review: The Best Concept Cars of 2013

Concept cars have always fascinated audiences because they presage the automotive industry of tomorrow. And while these days that can literally <i>be</i> tomorrow, with many “concepts” being thinly disguised production cars, the most alluring are often the most fanciful, those that seduce with artful …

Hyundai Motors America CEO Krafcik to Be Succeeded by Vice President of Sales

Effective January 1, 2014, Hyundai Motor America will have a new CEO at the helm: David Zuchowski, executive vice president of sales, who will replace current CEO John Krafcik (pictured above). The move, while somewhat unexpected to outsiders, apparently wasn’t much of a surprise to Hyundai, who …

Super Brick: 1987 AMG Hammer 6.0

<b>12/31/2013 Update:</b> This car sold for $51,850.<p><b>From 12/27/2013:</b><p>This 1987 AMG Hammer (chassis WDBEA 30D3HA547274) currently shows only 20,392 miles on …

1962 Mercedes Benz 190SL Project

This 1962 Mercedes Benz 190SL (chassis 12104010125104) is a rough project with some missing parts and corrosion, but is said to be running well …

$1900 1977 Mercedes Benz 450SEL 6.9

This 1977 Mercedes Benz 450SEL 6.9 is a Euro-spec car that is said to run and have perfect suspension. There is a US-spec twin to its left that is …

Mercedes fits new C-Class with AMG kit

It's only been a week and a half since Mercedes-Benz revealed the new C-Class, and it'll likely be a while yet before the replacement for the C63 AMG comes along. But if you want to see a preview of what it'll look like, look no further than the AMG aero kit that has just surfaced.<p>Expected to debut …

Will this be the first trike ever to reach the South Pole?

Here's a challenge: go outside, grab a tricycle and cover 400 miles. Doesn't sound like a lot of fun, does it? Now, imagine you're covering those 400 miles in 50-mile-per-hour winds. Also, you're on unstable ice that can be hiding massive crevasses. Finally, it's 31 degrees (Fahrenheit) below zero …

Feature

So 2013 is drawing to a close, the weather is decidedly foul—for Northerners, at least—and we’ll soon have our fill of champagne. Sounds like the perfect time to curl up and read the hottest reviews we published in 2013. Enjoy the list, and Happy New Year from all of us at <i>Car and Driver</i>.<p>In Europe, …

We must invest in SMEs to create a lasting recovery

The Government must focus on measures that will incentivise large businesses to invest the cash they have accumulated and to boost the confidence of small and medium-sized businesses<p>We have much to be optimistic about as we reflect on 2013, with the UK economy growing at its fastest rate for three …

Associated Press News

It's Not Just Poor People Getting Hosed When Congress Lets Unemployment Insurance Expire

NEW YORK -- David Torian is an Ivy League-educated lawyer and a onetime chief of staff to then-Rep. Michael McNulty (D-N.Y.). He has 23 years of experience in congressional and government relations, witnessed and practiced politics at the highest level, and has been well compensated along the …

Target's Massive Data Breach Is Bringing Everyone Down, Even Hackers

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Earlier this month, Target disclosed that 40 million credit cards used at its retail locations were …