Solar Charging May Be The Key To Shoring Up America’s Rural EV Infrastructure

Solar Charging May Be The Key To Shoring Up America’s Rural EV Infrastructure

Electrify America and Envision Solar have joined forces in an attempt to bring electric car charging to routes through rural areas without steady and reliable access to a power grid. The initial test will involve thirty of these “EV ARC” units deployed throughout California’s Central, Coachella, and Imperial Valleys to…

This Custom Retro Chevy Camper Is The Most Brown

This Custom Retro Chevy Camper Is The Most Brown

We know we have a (justly earned) reputation for being brown manual wagon stans. But we’re so much more than that. We love brown vans, campers, supercars, coupes, trucks… anything! As our departed colleague Davey G. Johnson was keen to note, brown is the spice of life, and this former…

Patrick Stewart Heads Coronavirus Online Relief Effort

Patrick Stewart Heads Coronavirus Online Relief Effort

Patrick Stewart’s ripped, leathery yoga arms are currently being stressed to their very limits by a heavy copy of Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Poems, as the actor’s taken to reading his favourite Shakespearean chunks to his online followers to lift the national and international moods.

Study: Taking Cars Off The Road May Slow Coronavirus Spread

Study: Taking Cars Off The Road May Slow Coronavirus Spread

Smog is the natural enemy of humanity. The pollution created by transportation, shipping, and industry has been killing us slowly for decades, contributing to numerous respiratory diseases. And according to a new joint study from the universities of Bologna and Bari in Italy, smog may have been a contributing factor…

The Never-Ending Death Of Smart Home Gadgets

The Never-Ending Death Of Smart Home Gadgets

I got my smart TV in early November 2016. It was a 50-inch Samsung”the largest size I could convince my then sceptical roommate to shell out for. We scored a modest deal. At roughly $US600 ($1,036) split between two poor millennials, it wasn’t half-bad. (Though, in retrospect, I should have…

Life Is Thriving 2,600 Feet Beneath The Seafloor

Life Is Thriving 2,600 Feet Beneath The Seafloor

You won’t see many living things above the ocean surface hundreds of miles southeast of Madagascar—an albatross or the occasional fishing vessel may break up the hours of solitude. But beneath the surface, lava from Earth’s mantle has uplifted a long, underwater mountain range with a flat top extending 5…

There Is No Better Time To Be Doing Car Maintenance Than Right Now

There Is No Better Time To Be Doing Car Maintenance Than Right Now

Global pandemics turn out to be a combination of boring and terrifying. Wake up, existential terror when you check your phone first thing. That slowly fades into dull existence punctuated by taking care of your cats, then 4 pm rolls around on Saturday and you realise you have forgotten what…

How To Get The Coronavirus Out Of Your Car

How To Get The Coronavirus Out Of Your Car

Here we are, in the middle of a global pandemic stuck at home with our cars sitting dormant in the garage. Everything is closed, there’s nowhere to go, and it’s best practice to stay home and avoid contact with others anyway. For the few of us who do still have…

Does Solid Coffee Taste Good?

Does Solid Coffee Taste Good?

Look, I fully admit this is a pretty first-world problem (especially considering everything else going on right now), but what are you supposed to when you need some coffee but don’t have the time or equipment to brew or buy a fresh cup of joe?

Kingdom Of Frost Explores How Frozen Landscapes Shaped Humanity

Kingdom Of Frost Explores How Frozen Landscapes Shaped Humanity

Growing up in the Norwegian Arctic”one of the coldest places on Earth”journalist Bjørn Vassnes became fascinated with the natural sciences. Today, he pens a science column for one of Norway’s most popular daily newspapers and hosts the television science program Schrödingers katt (Schrödinger’s cat) on the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. But…

Subaru Is Readying The Final Editions For The BRZ

Subaru Is Readying The Final Editions For The BRZ

When Volvo adds “Classic” after the model designation, you know they’re running out the old ones to make room for the new ones. Subaru is a little more to the point with the BRZ, as the “Final Edition” of the Toyobaru has been announced on the German market.

The Lane Motor Museum Is Now Making Un-Crating Videos

The Lane Motor Museum Is Now Making Un-Crating Videos

In these dark times, you need light and goodness brought directly to you, wrapped in ham and shoved into your mouth. Luckily, this sort of goodness and light still exists, in the form of the Lane Motor Museum’s new series of un-crating videos. Hot damn!

Ola’s Paying Drivers If They Get Coronavirus

Ola’s Paying Drivers If They Get Coronavirus

As venues and beaches are shut down and workers are told to stay at home, the gig economy continues on despite the potential risks. Rideshare drivers are some of those remaining on the frontline but Ola has announced it’s giving affected drivers financial support if they miss out on work…

How Supercomputers Are Helping To Fight Covid-19

How Supercomputers Are Helping To Fight Covid-19

A host of companies, including IBM, Microsoft, and Google, along with universities and national labs have teamed up to form the COVID-19 High Performance Computing (HPC) Consortium. This new partnership is designed to provide scientists with supercomputing resources as they figure out how to combat the coronavirus-caused disease known as…