The Incredible Calculations That Keep Google's Project Loon Aloft

When we last checked in on Project Loon—Google’s moonshot project to blanket the world with internet-packing weather balloons—one had just circumnavigated the globe in a very quick 22 days. I just attended a talk at Google I/O and got some more info about the challenges the team faces in making this wild-ass project… » 5/30/15 11:05am 12 minutes ago

Today's Best Deals: Cheapest Sous-Vide Ever, $54 Bluetooth Headphones

Use promo code ANOVAONE to get the Anova Sous-Vide Immersion Circulator for $99. That’s not only the cheapest this model has gone for but the cheapest Sous-Vide circulator we’ve ever seen. [Anova Sous-Vide Immersion Circulator, $99 with code ANOVAONE] » 5/30/15 10:25am 52 minutes ago

NASCAR Driver "Completely Forgot" New Rule About Not Playing In Traffic

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Jennifer Jo Cobb will be the first driver to be penalized under the new rule against leaving a wrecked car before safety personnel arrive and approaching the racing surface. Cobb maintains that she “completely forgot” about this rule.
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Weekend Motorsports Roundup, May 30-31, 2015

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend? » 5/30/15 9:03am Today 9:03am

NASCAR Driver Wrecks, Goes Out On The Track To Yell At Somebody

Despite NASCAR banning drivers from leaving their vehicles and approaching other competitors on the track after the fatal Tony Stewart-Kevin Ward Jr. incident last year, Jennifer Jo Cobb stormed out of her wrecked truck during today’s race at Dover to yell at Tyler Reddick. » 5/29/15 8:56pm Yesterday 8:56pm

Report Says Ford GT Race Car Will Be Shown At Le Mans, America Rejoices

According to Motorsport.com, Ford plans to release its new GT race car at a venue near and dear to the original GT40’s heart: Le Mans. Hopefully the reveal is somewhere near the AF Corse pits for maximum lulz.
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eBay Challenge: The Best Luxury Car Under $50,000

How much is your comfort worth to you? If you’re like most people, then comfort takes a backseat to practicality on your hierarchy of automotive needs, but it need not be this way. Today’s challenge is to find the most opulent luxury cars for less than a the price of a mid-size BMW, or $50,000. » 5/29/15 7:15pm Yesterday 7:15pm

This Is The Most Revolutionary Trunklid Concept You'll See All Day

As many of you already know, half-assed ideas about vehicular packaging and cargo management are one of the primary things I produce, right after solid and liquid wastes. Happily, I’ve created new batches of all three today, and I’m sharing one with you! The idea one. Meet the Lidbed 3000, which entruculates your… » 5/29/15 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

Watch Our Timelapse Video Of The USS San Antonio Sliding Into New York

As you may have already heard, last week we flew on an MV-22 Osprey as part of New York’s Fleet Week festivities. What you may have glossed over is that we were heading to land, well, not on land at all per se, but on the deck of the USS San Antonio. And this is how gorgeous and New York Harbor is on a May afternoon. » 5/29/15 5:21pm Yesterday 5:21pm

Extremely Be-Mulleted Hero Burns Out So Hard On Bike It Catches Fire

Every so often, the Motoring Gods that reside atop Mount Opel Olympia anoint a new hero for our ages. They come from far, they come from wide, but they all bear a certain mark. That of smoke and flame, erupting from a fully sikkkk burnout. And this anointing from Poland is hilarious. » 5/29/15 4:39pm Yesterday 4:39pm

The Top Five Mistakes To Avoid On The Nürburgring

Planning a trip to the Nürburgring at some point in your life, but don’t want to end up in a compilation of YouTube fails? Listen to this wise advice from the folks at RSR Nürburg, a ringtool rental company which probably made this video in hopes of keeping some of their rentals out of the wall.
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Here Are Five Reasons Why You Need To Buy An Infiniti G37 Right Now

There was a time when you couldn’t spell “car” without “catch.” If a car was fast, it was probably expensive, hard to work on, or both. If a car was a luxurious, it likely fell onto its face when shown a corner. That time is now over, because the Infiniti G37 exists. Here are five reasons why you should pick one up… » 5/29/15 3:32pm Yesterday 3:32pm

Ride Along With Montoya And See What It Looks Like To Win The Indy 500

There’s something surreal about the onboards from cars that travel over 220 mph lap after lap around an oval. Indianapolis Motor Speedway looks huge in all other respects, yet the onboards make it almost feel like you’re in your cousin’s Camaro, doin’ donuts on the lawn. Everything feels much, much smaller.
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