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Drawing the Future at GM

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Roger Witherspoon

Ed Welburn was as cool as ever. A soft-spoken man with a quiet air, he moved through the centerpiece GM exhibit at the New York International Auto Show, barely glancing at the two showcase Cadillacs under wraps, which would be unveiled at a press preview in another hour.

Why Are Cars Not Spherical?

Quora | Posted 11.13.2012 | Science
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Joshua Engel, polymath Because gravity points down. Spheres are optimal ways of dealing with things...

Muscle Car Legend Dies

AP | JEFF WILSON and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 07.11.2012 | Detroit

DALLAS -- Decades after a heart condition forced him to retire from racing, Carroll Shelby still loved to drive muscle cars. Well into his 80s, the le...

Mario Bellini on His Latest Projects (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 07.10.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

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2011 Red Bull Soapbox Race Designs -- Rate 'Em!

Wyatt Closs | Posted 07.23.2011 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

2011-05-23-redbull.jpg Can a soapbox race be about creativity, the human spirit and tapping into the zeitgeist in addition to being an ultimate childlike thrill? This slideshow takes a look at it from a creativity and design standpoint.

Car Porn

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

As a civilization we still want our presents wrapped up in shiny paper with a pretty bow on top. Will there ever be a day when we buy a car blind, not worrying about how it looks to us and others?

Nissan Cubism

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

No question: the Cube's asymmetry - design-wise - will evoke attention and intrigue. But will this visual pattern interruption mean more or less safety for the drivers behind the Cube?