How Growing Up In A Workshop Started My Love Affair With Vintage Cars

03/06/15 2:09 am

Autosaur’s resident vintage and classic car expert Del McDougall grew up in Scotland surrounded by an amazing assortment of vintage cars. Here he tells of the many fond memories he has of them, and the particular vehicles that began his lifelong love affair with automobiles from times past.  Ever since I can remember, I have […]

Cartoonist Chuck Jones’ Rules For Wild E. Coyote And The Road Runner

03/05/15 3:53 am

Ever wondered how you make a super-popular cartoon? How do you keep the same themes running throughout a series so that you can tell different stories but have the characters remain consistent? A set of rules, that’s how. Here is a list of governing principles that cartoonist Chuck Jones created for one of the most popular Loony Tunes series, Wild E. Coyote and The Road Runner. As you will see, they are very simple, but they provided the foundations for what became one of the most popular cartoon shows of all time. Now check out the video below to see if the makers followed the rules Via mr_stevetighe

McLaren at Geneva Motor Show (Pictures)

03/04/15 7:10 pm

McLaren P1 GTR
Supercar maker McLaren have been showing off their latest wares at the Geneva Motor Show 2015. Cars on display include the McLaren 650S, McLaren P1 GTR and the McLaren 675LP. Check out the photos below.

Chevrolet at Geneva Motor Show (Pictures)

03/04/15 6:51 pm

Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet having been showing off their latest models at the Geneva Motor Show 2015. Cars on the display include the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Chevrolet Corvette and the Camaro.

Audi at Geneva Motor Show (Pictures)

03/04/15 6:10 pm

Audi R8 V10
Some photos of various Audi models being shown off by the company at the Geneva Motor Show 2015. Cars on display include the Audi R8 V10, R8 e-tron, Q7 e-tron and the Audi Prologue concept. Check out the photos below.

Maserati Alfieri Wins Concept Car Of The Year Award

03/04/15 5:33 am

The Maserati Alfieri won the title of 2014 Concept Car of the Year in an awards ceremony at the Geneva Motor Show.The 2+2 car was unveiled at last year’s event and impressed judges with its sweeping lines. Thanks to the positive reception it got the Maserati Alfieri is now scheduled to be produced in 2017, […]

Aston Martin DBX Concept Pictures

03/03/15 4:33 pm

Some pictures of the new concept from Aston Martin. The Aston Martin DBX Concept would feature in-board electric motors in each wheel and be bristling with high tech driver aids, details here.

Aston Martin DBX Concept Debuts

03/03/15 4:29 pm

Aston Martin DBX Concept
Aston Martin have been showing off their latest ideas for luxury GT travel at the Geneva Motor Show with the Aston Martin DBX Concept.The DBX Concept is all-wheel drive and has plenty of luggage space, with both a rear trunk and foreword load bay. The paint job features a custom Black Pearl Chromium finish. The […]

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Pictures

03/03/15 4:00 pm

Some more pics of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The car got its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, further details here.

New Porsche 911 GT3 RS World Premiere

03/03/15 3:45 pm

Porsche 911 GT3 RS
The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS got its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show.Porsche says the GT3 RS has the max amount of motorsport tech that they could get into a street legal 911 and still be driven as an every day car. Its 4.0 liter six cylinder engine puts out 500 horsepower and 338 […]

Nissan Sway Concept Pictures

03/03/15 3:04 pm

Some cool pics of Nissan’s latest compact hatch idea the Nissan Sway Concept, revealed at the Geneva Show. You can read more about it here.

Man Makes Tiny Edible Pancakes with Tiny Kitchen Tools (Video)

02/27/15 11:35 am

This Japanese guy cooks up some pancakes…nothing special there right? Well he uses tiny implements to do it and makes perfect little pancakes. Kinda cool and they look tasty!

What Color is this Dress?

02/27/15 10:12 am

White and Gold or Blue and Black?
Well this one has been trending all over the web, just what color is this dress? It all started in Scotland when the mother of a bride-to-be sent a picture to her daughter asking what she thought of the dress. The bride and groom each saw the image differently, this then got posted online and picked up by some viral sites. The lighting in the photo is probably causing different people to see it as either white and gold or blue and black. Prof Stephen Westland, chair of color science and technology at a university in the UK told the BBC that it was impossible to see what other people see but that it […]

Octopus hunts on land, grabs crab (Video)

02/25/15 6:20 am

This crab is minding its own business searching the rock pools for food when suddenly an octopus leaps out of the water and grabs it. The amazing thing is that the octopus does not just jump on the crab it actually pulls it all the way back to the rock pool it came from. If you check the second video you will see it is not unknown for octopus to come out of the water and the one in the second video has a crab with it, though is not hunting one! Octopus Walks on Land at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve The video was taken by Porsche Indrisie in Yallingup, Western […]

Stunning Mars Rover Selfie

02/24/15 6:02 pm

This image by the Curiosity Mars rover is not exactly your typical selfie. It is made up of a bunch of images taken by the rover during January 2015 by the Mars Hand Lens Imager. This (MAHLI) camera is at the end of the robot’s arm. For a sense of scale the rover’s wheels are about 20 inches diameter and 16 inches wide. Check the annotated image below for more information on the surroundings. Also if you really want to see some detail click this very large image, 36mb, at NASA.  

How the Sahara Helps Feed the Amazon (Video)

02/24/15 5:34 pm

Sahara to Amazon
This cool video from NASA shows how dust is transferred across the Atlantic to the Amazon rainforest and helps nourish the plants growing there. For the first time scientists have measured the amount of dust and the amount of phosphorus in the dust. The later acts like a fertiliser and helps replenish the phosphorus the rainforest loses each year, around 22,000 tons. Amazing how something we perceive as being desolate like a desert actually has an important role in sustaining somewhere we see as teeming with life. Image and video from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

Bouncing Laser Guided Bomb (Video)

02/24/15 10:44 am

This amazing video shows a laser guided bomb bouncing back up after hitting its target. We actually think this is a non-explosive bomb designed to test guidance systems but it is still pretty remarkable and somewhat scary.

South Koreans Swallowed by Sinkhole (Video)

02/24/15 10:27 am

Thankfully the couple survived their adventure.
This amazing footage taken from the CCTV on a passing bus shows the moment two pedestrians in South Korea fall down a sinkhole in the street! Rescue workers managed to save the pair, who were treated in a nearby hospital for minor injuries. According to reports the city authorities and the Korean Geotechnical Society are looking into the cause.

Cheetah Pictures

02/24/15 8:04 am

Some Cool Cheetah Pictures Cheetahs are found mainly in Africa but also some parts of the Middle East. These sleek animals are the fastest land mammals in the world and can hit 60 mph in about 3 seconds, though they cannot maintain this speed for long. Cheetahs prey mostly on antelopes and smaller mammals but occasionally go for something bigger. We hope you enjoy these photos and don’t forget to check out the other speedy land mammals on our list of the fastest.

Sherlock Holmes Quiz

02/21/15 1:07 pm

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes was a man who absorbed information like a sponge and had a razor sharp mind. How much do you know about the famous fictional detective from the books?

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