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Monday, 20 August 2018 22:04

Aerosmith Tour Van From the ‘70s Found Abandoned in the Woods

Written by Nancy Bilyeau, The Vintage News

In the very early 1970s, the members of a fledgling rock band drove an old van to the gigs that they could get around New England. It was a 1964 International Harvester Metro van with a cartoon figure and their name, “Aerosmith,” painted in color on the side.

Monday, 13 August 2018 22:20

Tesla To Add Classic Atari Games to Car Display

Written by Shelby Rogers, Interesting Engineering

Tesla fans and classic video gamers have a new reason to celebrate. Tesla's 9.0 vehicle software update will include a handful of playable Atari games in the system's iconic Easter eggs. 

Friday, 03 August 2018 20:03

VW Decorated With Over 2 Million Beads

Written by Nikola Simonovski, The Vintage News

 The Volkswagen Beetle is arguably one of the most famous cars of all time. The production of the iconic car began in 1938 and ended in 2003, with more than 21 million units built.

Monday, 30 July 2018 22:07

Cadillac Ranch: The Story Behind Texas’ Quintessential Roadside Art

Written by Bobbie Jean Sawyer, Wide Open Country

In Amarillo, just off of I-40 exit 60 in a giant field, lies a road trip legend and one of the most iconic roadside attractions in Texas.

Monday, 23 July 2018 22:21

Woman Accidentally Takes Stranger’s Car

Written by Shawna O'Neill, TC Media

According to the Cornwall Community Police Service (CCPS), a black Nissan Infiniti that was reported missing from a Walmart parking lot in late June was found when a woman tried to return it to a local car rental company in early July.

Monday, 16 July 2018 22:12

VIDEO: Old Greyhound Bus Converted Into Stunning Mobile Home

Written by Loukia Papadopoulos, Interesting Engineering

Some people inherit their dream homes; some buy them, and some build them. Jessie Lipskin chose to design hers by converting a decommissioned 1966 GMC bus.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 16:08

VIDEO: This One-Wheeled Electric Motorbike Looks Like Something Out of a Sci-Fi Movie

Written by Jessica Miley, Interesting Engineering


Meet RYNO, an all-electric "micro cycle." Or more specifically, a one-wheeled motorbike. Yes, you heard it right. 

Monday, 02 July 2018 22:11

Uber Files Patent for AI System That Can Tell When Passengers Are Drunk

Written by Jessica Miley, Interesting Engineering

Uber has filed a patent for technology that would detect drunk passengers. The patent outlines using machine learning to spot passengers who are behaving ‘abnormally’. 

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 19:34

VIDEO: Real-Life Transformer Invented by Japanese Engineers

Written by Jessica Miley, Interesting Engineering

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Source: J-deite


Japanese engineers have teamed up to create a real-life transformer that can switch between a working car and a giant humanoid robot. The insanely cool prototype is called J-deite RIDE and comes to life, thanks to a collaboration between three separate robotics and machinery companies.

Monday, 18 June 2018 23:15

Gigantic Vending Machine for Cars Opens in Gaithersburg, MD

Written by Jeff Clabaugh, WTOP

If you’re an I-270 commuter who’s been curious about the tall glass structure that dominates the skyline at Shady Grove Road, here’s your answer.

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