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Abandoned Paris Metro Stations, Reborn as Nightclubs and Public Pools

In a city whose sewers attract tourists, it's no surprise that a mayoral candidate is proposing to turn abandoned subway stations into art galleries, nightclubs, restaurants, and pools.

Fisker to Live On Under Chinese Ownership, and With V8 Power

Fisker Automotive is back from the brink, and its new owners intend to raise the automaker from the ashes. And throw in a non-hybrid, 640 horsepower V8 model to boot.

Mercedes Has Shown Us The Future of F1 Coverage

If you want to see the future of live racing coverage, this is it. The Mercedes Formula One team filmed Nico Rosberg booting his 2014 Formula One car around the famed Silverstone racetrack in Great Britain -- but with six...

The U2 Spy Plane: Still Going Strong, Still Terrifying to Fly

After more than five decades in service, the U-2 spy plane continues to evolve long after the Cold War thawed.

Supersonic Jet Ditches Windows for Massive Live-Streaming Screens

This supersonic private jet ditches windows with the aeronautic equivalent of a television fireplace.

McLaren’s New Supercar Is Hunting Ferraris and Lambos

McLaren is on a tear. First they came out with the MP4-12C, finally giving Ferrari something to keep them up at night. Then came the P1, redefining the hypercar with a 903-horsepower hybrid that's been bathing in accolades. And now....

The Drone That Will Sail Itself Around the World

The quest to build a drone that can make its way around the globe -- no crew necessary.

Why Formula 1 Cars Are So Ugly This Year

The 2014 Formula One season is gonna be one of the most exciting in years. A slew of new rules and technology promise to turn the sport, and the standings, upside down. They might even be enough to knock Red...

Subway Speed Dating Comes to LA for V-Day

Speed dating has a whole new meaning for subway riders this Valentine's Day. The Los Angeles Metro is hosting speed dating sessions on the appropriately colored Red Line, finally giving awkward commuters a chance to make a move on that...

These Screens Are the Only Things You Should Touch on the NYC Subway

Almost two and a half years after the first On The Go prototype was unveiled at Bowling Green station, 18 new 47-inch screens have powered up, offering riders at-a-glance route information in addition to interactive maps.

This New Polymer Could End Battery Fires, Quadruple Efficiency

Whether it's a Tesla fire or an overheating laptop, batteries' volatility has been an obstacle for alternative energy transportation. Applying this polymer might solve that problem and reveal the true potential of rechargeable batteries.

Sink Hole Swallows 8 Rare Corvettes

A 40-foot sink hole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, WI swallowed eight vintage 'Vettes early this morning, and while no one was injured, the impromptu spelunking has claimed the life of several rare sports cars.

See A Fighter Jet Land On a Freeway

The Finnish air force lands a jet on a highway outside Joroinen in this video that's making the rounds.

Fire on Tracks Keeps Cold Trains Running on Time

To keep trains running through the polar vortex, the Long Island Railroad is lighting the tracks on fire. Literally.

This Classic Honda is a Steal at $130,000

It's hard to overstate the importance of the Honda CB750. Simply put, it was the world's first superbike and a milestone in motorcycling. And one of just four handmade prototypes can be yours -- if you've got something north of...

Mutant Motorcycle Boasts Diesel Power, Two-Wheel Drive

India needs a go-anywhere, two-wheeled rig that can handle a load of packages, bags of produce, and enough seating for a family of four. The Hero RNT delivers on all those fronts, and throws in a diesel engine, two-wheel drive,...

Renault’s Buggy Concept Launches a Drone Out of Its Head

Forget taco-copters or same-day shipping -- drones are the perfect companion for off-roaders. They can scout locations, keep tabs on terrain, and when you're back on paved roads, give you a heads up about that tool that flipped his pickup...

Trolley-Train Hybrid Tackles City Streets, Then Speeds to Suburbs

The city of Sheffield, U.K. is installing the country's first tram-train, a public transit hybrid that can serve both the suburbs and a city's urban core thanks to a special wheel design that can handle both the tight turns and...

Volkswagen Rolls Into Sochi With A Fleet of Amazing Pickups

Volkswagen has rolled into Sochi with a trio of highly-modified and incredibly badass pickups, and on the way there, the team set a world record for the longest off-road trek through a single country.

You Can Build This Open Source Car in an Hour

It takes about an hour to make Nigella Lawson's lamb shank stew. In that same amount of time, you can put together the world's first open source, build-your-own car. And if you're the engineers that helped develop it, you cut...

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