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We Hear: Porsche Flat-4 Details Leaked

Details of Porsche’s new family of horizontally opposed four-cylinder engines have leaked. The F-4 engines will be available in three displacements including 1.6-liter, 2.0-liter, and 2.5-liter variants, <i>CAR</i> reports.<p>According to the report, the new engines will feature turbochargers and direct …

What's That Clinging To The Towering Wall And Why Doesn't It Fall Off?

Maybe you've seen this, (it's gotten around), but I'm still gobsmacked. Totally amazed. We're in northern Italy looking at the face of the Cingino Dam, and here and there on the vertical stone wall, you'll see a few dark specks.<p>Here they are again, a little closer. They look like protruding rocks, …

Plan Calls For Syria's Chemical Arsenal To Be Destroyed At Sea

The world wants Syria's chemical arsenal destroyed. But so far, no country has offered to do the dirty work on its soil. Over the past week, an alternative has gained ground: Carry out the destruction at sea. The plan taking shape is complicated and untested, but it just might work.<p>Ever since Syria …

The World's Largest Vessel Enters The Water In South Korea

Shell has just floated the hull of the world's largest vessel out of its dry dock in South Korea. It's so massive that if you stood it up, it would be 1,601 feet tall, reaching higher into the sky than the Empire State Building.<p>The vessel, called the Prelude, will actually be used more as a …

Coming Monday: A Make-or-Break Launch for SpaceX

A successful launch of a broadcast satellite from Cape Canaveral would put Elon Musk and SpaceX in position to upend the launch industry.<p><b>SpaceX might reach another watershed moment</b> in its young life on Monday if it can successfully launch a satellite to geosynchronous orbit. This would be the first …

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

In California's San Joaquin Valley, about halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno, on the outskirts of the fly-infested, windblown, stink-soaked, …

First We've Seen: LS-Swapped 1995 BMW 740i

This 1995 BMW 740i has had a Chevrolet LS2 and 4l60e automatic transmission swapped in place of the original Bavarian drivetrain. The seller says he …

The World Has Lost an Unbelievable Amount of Forest Since 1999

Ocean acidification could trigger economic devastation

Coral reefs, shellfish, and even top predators such as tuna could be devastated as human carbon-dioxide emissions continue to acidify the world’s …

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is getting a reality TV show

“Rob is like Howard Stern or Rush Limbaugh,” said brother Doug Ford<p>In line with the modern world's twisted obsession with the tragic downfall of public figures, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford -- who recently admitted to smoking crack-cocaine in a "drunken stupor," who was caught on video threatening to …

Samsung plans to release smartphone with wraparound display next year: Bloomberg

Samsung has led the curved display "movement" with the introduction of its Galaxy Round smartphone, but apparently the company isn't satisfied stopping there. Bloomberg today claims that Samsung will release a handset featuring a wraparound display at some point next year. According to the report, …

The Ferrari F12berlinetta is the quickest RWD production car. Ever.

Consistently amazing. Cartoonishly fast.<p><b>Editor's note:</b><i>A failed wheel-speed sensor sidelined the Ferrari F12 during the PCOTY competition, which turned out to be just another excuse to borrow the car again and find out exactly how fast it is. We ran the car at our usual testing venue, and also at</i> …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Raikkonen out, Kovalainen to drive for Lotus F1 at US Grand Prix

Lotus plays Finnish musical chairs.<p>We've known for a few days that Kimi Raikkonen wouldn't be on the grid at Circuit of the Americas this weekend. Pay disputes and a curious wreck-and-run at Abu Dhabi (along with the subsequent back aches) have all added yet another bizarre chapter to the Iceman …

Scientists find black hole spewing iron, nickel in powerful jets

Has a black hole mystery just been solved?<p>Writing in the journal Nature, a team of scientists said it found traces of nickel and iron in the powerful jets shooting out of black hole candidate 4U 1630-47, a small black hole just a few times the mass of our sun. It may help solve a scientific puzzle …

Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

Estimates for Internet of Things or IoT market value are massive, since by definition the IoT will be a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire consumer, business-to-business, and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number of …

Nokia passed Motorola to become the fourth largest US smartphone brand in Q3 2013

According to a new report from research firm Counterpoint, Nokia became the fourth largest OEM to ship smartphones in the US for Q3 2013. The Finnish company came in at fourth place with 4.4 percent, behind HTC which held 8.6 percent. There’s a big gap after that though, with Samsung and Apple …

From fertiliser to Zyklon B: 100 years of the scientific discovery that brought life and death

Several hundred scientists from across the globe will gather in Ludwigshafen, Germany, next week to discuss a simple topic: "A hundred years of the synthesis of ammonia." As titles go, it is scarcely a grabber. Yet the subject could hardly be of greater importance, for the gathering on 11 November …

Why IT Dollars Will Go Further on Google's Floating Data Center

Is Google preparing another “moon shot”? The barge discovered in the San Francisco Bay this week hints at it, and rampant speculation has Google building a floating data center. Google hasn’t confirmed any ties to the barge, but many observers find it more than coincidental that the company filed …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

A Space Laser Designed To Vaporize Dangerous Asteroids

DE-STAR could vaporize asteroids that threaten Earth in less than an hour.<p>DE-STAR is designed to vaporize or divert asteroids that threaten Earth. This isn't science fiction—I build things that have to work in practice. DE-STAR stands for Directed Energy Solar Targeting of Asteroids and …

Point This Magical Scanner At Your Food And It Will Count The Calories

The TellSpec could be the missing link for people watching their weight or trying to avoid certain ingredients–if its creators can manage to bring it to the market.<p>Today there are wearable trackers available for just about every move you make and step you take. Almost. If there’s a missing link, …

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US drone strike in Somalia kills top al-Shabaab explosives expert

A US drone strike in Somalia has killed two senior members of the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab, including its top explosives expert, officials and residents have said.<p>The strike is a further sign of intensifying US military intervention against the al-Qaida affiliate in the wake of …

5 Social Media Metrics that your Business Should Track

This post is brought to you by Simply Measured.<p>Publishing content on the Internet generates reams (or, rather, spreadsheets) of data. Creators like you have access to unprecedented information about how your content is received and acted upon.<p>As data gets bigger, more ubiquitous, and more social, …

The Ducati 1199 Panigale TerraCorsa is an off-road superbike

The ultimate dual sport.<p>Portland Ducati dealer MotoCorsa has officially earned a spot on my list of personal heroes. Behold the crew's latest creation: the Ducati 1199 Panigale TerraCorsa. If you think sullying a Panigale with a set of off road tires, 1098 wheels, some paint, and a few suspension …

In pictures: Concorde the supersonic airliner - Telegraph

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Guns in the workplace: A safety issue or a nightmare?

Bring your kid to work? Sure. Bring your dog to work? No problem. Bring your gun to work? In many states, packing heat on the job is a legally protected right.<p>A spate of state laws, many enacted recently, pit recreational shooters and gun-rights advocates against human resources and labor law …

The touring car Panamera is better than coffee

Panamera shenanigans.<p>As you probably already know, the Porsche Panamera is a large executive sedan that comes with an array of powertrains ranging from the hum-drum-ish Hybrid-E to the riotous Turbo-S. But even in the top of the line model, aside form a few top speed records and a little bit of …