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The Venerable DC-9 Says Goodbye To The Skies

When Delta flight 2014 departs Minneapolis for Atlanta later today, it'll mark the last commercial passenger flight for a DC-9 aircraft.

Google Partners With Automakers to Bring Android to the Car

Google has joined forces with Audi, General Motors, Honda, and Hyundai to form a new consortium aimed at making Android in the car a reality. And the first Android-equipped vehicles are promised to arrive later this year.

A 137-Mile ‘Cycling Utopia’ Floating Above London’s Rail Lines

Cars, buses, and rogue pedestrians are all conspiring against cyclists in congested cities. It's something that designer Norman Foster -- an avid rider -- wants to alleviate with a dedicated biking highway built above London's rail lines.

Ford’s Convoluted Solar Car Will Probably Never See the Light of Day

The sun puts out over 170 petawatts of solar energy every day, but aside from impractical science experiments, we haven't been able to tap into that energy source to power our cars. Ford thinks it has a solution, and it...

Forget a Ferrari. You Want This $250,000 Vintage Pickup

Let’s say you find yourself with a cool quarter mil to drop on a car. You could do what everyone does and get a Ferrari 458, or a Lamborghini Gallardo, or a Bentley Continental GT. Fine cars, one and all,...

First Private Supersonic Jet Promised in 2018 — For $80M

For billionaire executives, a 16-hour flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo is just too damn long to spend out of pocket. The Spike Aerospace S-512 promises to cut that time in half, and it won't cost more than a measly...

Feds Say Just One Car Out of 100 Will Be Electric in 2040

Electric vehicles may be gaining a small foothold in the U.S., but according to the feds, fossil fuels will still be powering the vast majority of our vehicles into the next two and a half decades, with fully electric cars...

Mercedes Adds Pebble Smartwatch to Its Roster of Integrated Wearables

While we're still waiting for the day when we can finally ditch our car keys, Mercedes-Benz is inching closer to incorporating wearable tech into its cars. And the latest integration comes in the form of the Pebble smartwatch.

Urine Trouble If You Pee On Atlanta’s Subways

Atlanta's public transit authority has begun installing $10,000 urine detectors to try and stop people from relieving themselves in subway elevators.

The Best Cars We Drove in 2013 (And a Few We Wish We Hadn’t)

2013 was an odd year for cars. The few highlights were surrounded by an aura of meh, and the exciting stuff that debuted this year won't come out until the first half of 2014. But sprinkled throughout the four-wheeled doldrums...

A Quick-and-Dirty Primer on Formula 1 in 2014

Next year's Formula One cars will boast new engines, new aerodynamics, and a new energy recovery system. It's enough to make your head spin at 18,000 rpm. So rather than pore through the rule books or have your friend attempt...

A Triumph for Transit in Cincinnati Could Mark Major Policy Shift

After much deliberation, a controversial streetcar project will move forward in Cincinnati. It's a major step for the city, and for advocates of expanded urban public transit.

Lamborghini Manages to Make a Boring Supercar

You don't see a brand-new model from Lamborghini very often. The folks in Sant'Agata work, well, slowly and roll out new cars about once a decade. That makes today special. Well, sort of.

How Ford Hid The New Mustang From Car Spies

When the first Mustang prototype rolled out of Ford's testing facility on a rainy day in June, photos were posted on auto sites in less than an hour. But they didn't show much.

Watch the World’s Largest Ship Take Float

After 18 million man-hours of development and 14 months of construction, the world's largest ship took to the water earlier this month, and Shell has put together a video of the Prelude's maiden voyage.

Create Your Own Tron Bike With These Glowing Sci-Fi Strips

Drivers don't see bikers. It's a fact. Whether it's pedal-powered or a screaming four-banger, the common refrain from drivers after a crash is, "They came out of nowhere!" There are plenty of solutions (high-vis gear comes to mind), but nothing...

One Tweet Funded This Full-Sized, Air-Powered Lego Hot Rod

An Australian gearhead and his equally nutty friend in Romania made all our childhood dreams come true by building an amazing hot rod out of Legos. It actually runs, on air, and the fact it isn't any faster than a...

You Can Buy the Weirdest Lamborghini Ever Created (But Please Don’t)

It's 1991. You're a Japanese tuner trying to make a name for yourself. You've booked a stand at the Geneva Motor Show and you want to create something that will blow minds. What do you do? If you're Ryoji Yamazaki,...

The Window: Watch the Mesmerizing High-Speed Flight of Your Christmas Tree

For 11 months each year, farmers in the Pacific Northwest grow some 8 million Christmas trees just in time for the holidays. But getting those trees cut, moved, and loaded into big rigs -- and doing it quickly -- requires...

These Amazing Bike Paintings Were Made With Chopsticks and Ink

At first glance, it's easy to dismiss Endo Makoto's art as a bike-obsessed Ralph Steadman impersonation. It's not. Hidden between the splashes and scrapes is an amazing attention to detail. And it's all done with chopsticks.

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