How We Helped Hungary's Toxic Sludge Victims

The morning after 35 million cubic feet of caustic waste devastated 15 square miles of Hungary, a group of petrolheads traveled to ground zero and set up a mobile kitchen. We lent a hand in a Ford Transit fire truck. » 10/14/10 1:30pm 10/14/10 1:30pm

The Rise And Fall Of America's Jet-Powered Car

We almost had jet-powered cars. Chrysler quietly developed a Jet-powered car in the 1960s. Steve Lehto's new book Chrysler's Turbine Car explains how bureaucracy killed one of Detroit's engineering triumphs. —Ed. » 10/12/10 2:00pm 10/12/10 2:00pm

In the decades following World War II, the jet engine symbolized new technology that would propel the …

How A Cadaver Made Your Car Safer

A highly-promoted feature in the 2011 Ford Explorer are its new inflatable rear seat belts. The not-so-highly-promoted working stiffs that helped make it happen? Human cadavers. Here's how automakers still quietly use dead people to make your car safer. » 8/26/10 1:45pm 8/26/10 1:45pm