There's Some Amazing Stuff At The Upcoming Collector Car Auction

In honor of Collector Car Appreciation Day on July 11 (oops), Auctions America is holding a big auction of some really interesting collectible cars. They were nice enough to let me check out some of them before the July 31 auction. I'm pretty sure my presence devalued the cars a bit, so, you're welcome, bidders. » 7/22/14 9:00pm Today 9:00pm

How Raw Data Can Explain A Big Part Of The Current Gaza Conflict

War is still raging in Gaza and Israel, and right now, it looks like it can only get worse as each attempted ceasefire begins and is promptly discarded. Scores are dying, many of them civilians. But how many are civilians? How can we find out? The answer we found is far different from the official one. » 7/22/14 8:02pm Today 8:02pm

This Is What Its Like To Power Through Descent Into The Atmosphere

Elon Musk's humanity-altering company, SpaceX (no, not Tesla), is trying its darndest to create a re-useable rocket booster. But they're not trying to do it with parachutes, followed by a big splashdown. They're trying to do it with more rocket fuel, and this video is proof of a big step toward that goal. » 7/22/14 6:50pm Today 6:50pm

This E34 BMW M5 Wagon Is Too Expensive And It's All Your Fault

I love wagons; you love wagons. We also love the BMW M5, and when you put the two together you get this wonderful combination of performance and utility. So wonderful in fact you might be able to live in it. Which is probably your only option because it has a Buy It Now price of $29k. » 7/22/14 4:52pm Today 4:52pm

Why Can't Commercial Airplanes Have Missile Countermeasures?

From Foxtrot Alpha: After a rocket fired from Gaza landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport, US Airways, Delta and United have all cancelled flights into Israel, with one aircraft diverting mid-flight to Paris. The events of last week have reminded carriers just how deadly flying even high above an… » 7/22/14 3:52pm Today 3:52pm

Forza Horizon 2's Car List Is Looking Pretty Awesome So Far

The never-ending car and music festival that is Forza Horizon is headed to the virtual south of France on the Xbox One and Xbox 360, and it's bringing some great cars with it. » 7/22/14 3:09pm Today 3:09pm

19 Year-Old Becomes Youngest To Fly Solo Around The Globe

Matt Guthmiller's Twitter profile reads like an impressive résumé. "Entrepreneur. Software Engineer. Pilot. MIT... Youngest person to fly solo around the world." Matt earned that title last week, upon safely landing his Beehcraft A36 Bonanza in San Diego — with nowhere near the fanfare he deserved. » 7/22/14 2:12pm Today 2:12pm

Not all tools are meant to be heirlooms

We all love finely made tools. Dad's old socket set. A nice crescent wrench pilfered from the tool kit of a long-forgotten motorcycle. These are not those tools. These are the knock-around and throwaway kinda tools you need to have close at hand when you just want a project finished, and you might not have known… » 7/22/14 2:06pm Today 2:06pm

Look at These Mesmerizing Porsche-Inspired Cinemagraphs

Since Dr. Ferry Porsche rolled the very first 356 prototype out of a garage in Gmünd, Austria, in 1948, every vehicle to bear his family name has been meticulously engineered to give its driver a visceral experience. From classic two-seat sports cars to hybrid supercars, no other manufacturer has so successfully… » 7/15/14 11:59am 7/15/14 11:59am