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2016 Smart ForTwo Makes Debut In U.S.

03/30/15 5:51 am

The 2016 Smart ForTwo has made its US debut at the New York Auto Show with its totally overhauled look.The 2016 Smart ForTwo is just 8.8 feet long but can do 0-60mph in an impressive 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 96mph. Its new 898cc three-cylinder engine generates 89hp and 100lb/ft of torque, but this feels more […]

Aston Martin Vulcan at New York Auto Show

03/30/15 4:21 am

Aston Martin will be showing off their latest track-only supercar at the New York Auto Show this year.The limited edition Vulcan has a naturally-aspirated 7.0 liter V12 which develops more than 800 horsepower from its front mid-mounted engine. Anyone purchasing the rear-wheel drive Vulcan will be offered a chance to take part in some intensive driver track […]

Aston Martin Vulcan Pictures

03/30/15 4:21 am

Some pictures of Aston Martin’s latest track car, the Vulcan. The Vulcan comes with a 7 liter V12 and will be on show at this year’s New York Auto Show.

Grand theft Auto V PC Screens

03/28/15 8:42 am

Some new screens from the forthcoming PC version of Grand Theft Auto V.The PC game will be out on April 14th and will support all the latest hardware with a bunch of of PC-specific enhancements.If you pre-order the digital download version before Tuesday then you will get a $1.5 million in-game bonus.Meantime here are some screens.Recommended […]

Jeremy Clarkson sacking in his own words (video)

03/26/15 1:38 pm

This is a great little clip with bits from Top Gear edited together by Jon Harvey.Jeremy Clarkson gets to tell us how it is, in his own unique style.Roll the tape.

12 Cars Given The Catwalk Treatment By Fashion Designers

03/25/15 5:00 pm

The Bijan Pakzad Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport
There was a time when the idea of a fashion designer collaborating with a car manufacturer would have seemed laughable, and to some, it probably still is. Yet in an age where style, lavishness and luxury seem to be the flavor of the month, you might have to get used to seeing this unusual combination […]

New Jaguar XF Revealed

03/25/15 10:49 am

The new Jaguar XF was revealed in dramatic fashion yesterday, with a high-wire stunt in London.Stunt man Jim Dowdall, who has worked on Bond and Bourne movies, drove the new XF 240 meters across the river via a high-wire at London’s Canary Wharf.The XF uses Jaguar’s aluminium architecture like the XE and as such is 190kg […]

Jeremy Clarkson scrapped by BBC

03/25/15 8:03 am

Jeremy Clarkson will not be heading back to Top Gear after the BBC declined to renew his contract.The BBC’s director general Tony Hall said his decision not to invite Clarkson back would “divide opinion” and that he had “not taken this decision lightly.”He also said: “There cannot be one rule for one and one rule […]

Not Very Smart Parking (video)

03/25/15 6:33 am

Small car and a huge space, what a dilemma.
Smart car and big parking space, what could go wrong?Everyone has had some trouble parking a car at some point. Maybe a new car or a tight space or sometimes just a very busy street where there is pressure to do it in one.This driver in Spain has a quiet street, a huge space and […]

Fashion Designer Paul Smith’s Land Rover Defender

03/23/15 6:10 am

British fashion designer Paul Smith has teamed up with Land Rover to create a custom Defender decorated in 27 different colors. The one-off model, which has been produced ahead of the Defender’s final production run in December 2015, was inspired by the colors of the British countryside as well as those used by the UK […]

Fire from Ice as Town Heats Itself from Chilly Fjord

03/10/15 6:45 pm

Image by gfpeck, under CC license.
Drammen, around 40 miles from Oslo in Norway is using the local fjord to heat nearly all the homes and businesses of its 65,000 residents. The fjord’s water is at 8C, pretty chilly. However, using heat pump technology and a few innovations they have managed to create a system that saves them money and cuts down on carbon emissions. Heat Pumps are not new, but the ones we’ve seen have all been air to ground or more common examples are your freezer or air conditioning. They absorb heat from a cold space and release it to a warmer one. It all came about because the city’s heating company realised the water temperature […]

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

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.

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