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The $529,000 Renovo Coupe will do smoky burnouts around a Tesla Model S

Tesla's Model S, the mascot for the modern electric vehicle, is a fine family hauler. In fact, it's a very quick one: it'll race from 0 to 60 in just 4.2 seconds when equipped with the 85 kilowatt-hour performance drivetrain, which is faster than just about everything else on the road shy of exotics and high-end sports cars. But a new startup — based right in Tesla's backyard — is poised to...

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J is for Jettison in NASA's illustrated alphabet

There's no better time to build an interest in space exploration than when someone is still young and impressionable. Scientifically-minded parents and the young-at-heart may be pleased to know that NASA is working on a stunningly geeky picture book detailing the A to Zs of the Orion passenger...

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The self-proclaimed Banksy of Tehran

Banksy has some competition in Tehran, and his name is Black Hand. The graffiti artist is inspired by Banksy's legendary stenciling technique, and he has been adorning the streets of Tehran with playful political messages. As you might expect, his...

Tour the real-life sandcrawler George Lucas built in Singapore

With all the talk about the $1B vanity museum that George Lucas is bringing to Chicago, it's worth stopping for a moment to consider the fact that the Star Wars creator has already plucked a moving fortress from dunes of Tatooine and dropped it in a Singapore office park. Officially opened on January 16, and featured yesterday on Arch Daily, the regional HQ of Lucasfilm Singapore is modelled after a Sandcrawler, those caterpillar-tracked fortresses inhabited by the diminutive hooded Jawas. Of...

This search engine shows you 3D models of everything

Are you a digital animator, 3D printmaker, or just like looking at cool rotating 3D models of things? Then Yobi3D is for you. The search engine, which launched in June, is basically the Google of 3D object renders. Type in almost any conceivable...


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The artist behind Hollywood's most beautiful movie posters

Movie posters aren't what they used to be. In recent years, the most interesting and innovative work is coming from the fans, not traditional advertising departments. Through shows like Comic-Con and outlets like Mondo, talented artists and designers are creating wonderful posters that help fill the gap left by the drab marketing material put out by major studios. But it wasn't always that way.

For decades, John Alvin crafted some of the most...

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I made psychedelic sci-fi iPad art with one finger

I change my wallpapers all the time. On my phone, my iPad, my laptop — it's a thing I stare at for hours every single day, so I like to switch it up. But finding just the right image can be hard. It needs to be interesting and colorful, but not so much that it makes my screen look cluttered. I cycle between various bits of abstract art and concepts for weird new spaceships, but it usually doesn't feel quite right.

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