Exponent is an engineering and consulting services corporation that, among other things, does its own crash testing. Some of those tests are rather mundane, and some of them involve making a pickup truck flip four times in a row. I can’t stop watching any of them.
Without a proper exhaust sound, many cars would lack the unique experience that they are known for. These are the ten best sounding highly-tuned exhausts.
Automakers are constantly pushing forward with different new safety technologies that are supposed to save our lives. Sometimes, they don’t catch on.
These ideas were obvious failures before they were even built, and yet, they were built anyways.
We uncovered the GT-R LM Nismo Le Mans prototype earlier today and you may be wondering, "Tons of cars have the engine in front of the driver, so what's the big deal?" Well, a quick survey of all the other Le Mans entrants in the past decade show that this is just not how things are done in the all-important LMP1…
We all have dreams. But those dreams generally don't involve reinventing the motorcycle with a fetishistic devotion to hydraulics. Ian Drysdale is the exception, and his two-wheel-drive, two-wheel-steer, hydraulically-driven Dryvtech 2x2x2 is proof you can build your dreams. And now you buy it.
General Electric aerospace engineer Todd Wetzel and comedian Baratunde Thurston take us through the process of how an aircraft works, boiled down to the easiest-to-understand terms: suck, squeeze, bang blow.
Sit down, listen, sleep on it, read the manual again — you still won't be qualified to mess with these ten monsters.
Coventry, UK: Jaguar Land Rover, the UK's largest automotive apprenticeship provider today launches its 2014 apprenticeship recruitment campaign. The company is looking for up to 150 new recruits to join the 500 strong group currently undertaking the scheme across its five UK sites.
Dyson recently challenged fifty of its finest engineers to a make a remote-controlled car from Dyson balls and spare parts. The engineers were divided into teams and given three weeks to build their designs before racing them at a makeshift track at the R&D facilities in Wiltshire, England. The cars had to navigate…
I've known Brett Doar since we built a LeMons racer together back in 2008. Since then Brett has made his career out of similarly suspicious engineering, especially making large, rambling Rube Goldberg machines.
When it comes to automobiles, the conventional wisdom is you need four wheels or more. So why are there cars driving around with three wheels? We'll take a look at the science (and the economics) of tossing out one of your wheels.
Back when your mom was a total Betty the Platters reached number one on both the R&B and pop charts with The Great Pretender, a song about feigning not to care about a spurned love. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe SLX is a Trooper pretending it's an Acura, but will you spurn its five thousand dollar price? Ooh-ooh.
For years, San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge was a deathtrap. Cars would zip past one another at 65 MPH, separated by a thin line of yellow traffic cones, and head-on collisions were routine. However, a new barrier system—laid by a massive vehicle known as a Zipper Truck—will keep passing drivers from landing…
One of the biggest challenges of space travel is the immense fuel cost of traveling even to our own planet's satellite, let alone one of our neighboring planets. But what if you could build a lightweight space craft that could get around the solar system on barely any fuel? A special motor, and a special kind of fuel,…
How do we build a world that's less dependent on fossil fuels? One solution is right under your feet. Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) is a very boring name for a very awesome system that turns the Earth itself into a giant battery. Experts say it's one of the most cost-effective ways to store energy on a massive…
To most of us, wheels seem pretty intuitive. You've probably known from an early age, for example, that circular or rounded things roll more easily than boxy or angular things. Knowing this, it's hard to imagine that our earliest ancestors did not come to similar realizations on their own — and yet, the first wheels…
If you're one of those people who's always wondering why the flying car hasn't been invented yet, you're too late. The first flying car was already created back in the 1970s — but don't get too excited. It was literally a huge disaster.
Imagine boarding a tram in Manhattan, which then leaves the city to connect with a high-speed train. You leave the tram for the train, and next thing you know you're in downtown San Francisco...all without ever stopping at a station.