The Miata's Second Coming: As an Alfa-Romeo

05.25.2012

Mazda and Fiat are partnering to spin off a second Alfa-branded car off the all-new, back-to-basics 2013 MX-5 platform. The Miata is the best-selling two-seat sports car in history, largely because it's both fun and dead reliable. By marrying the two brands, we have the prospect of a problem-free roadster with an Italian soul and great, distinctive styling. Where do I sign up? On second thought, maybe I'll buy a good used Miata first.

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Flying vs. Driving: It's Complicated

05.16.2012

Actually, we know that flying is much safer than driving, though our minds refuse to process that information. When a plane crashes, we know about it. But what does it mean that last year's highway crashes were way down? With so many distracted drivers, it's not because we're obeying the rules of the road. Think safer cars and fewer miles traveled.

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Wiring the World

05.10.2012

Meet Idan Ofer, Israel’s wealthiest man, who pushes an ambitious plan to plug in the planet and save us from climate change, starting with switchable battery stations.

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The Amazing World of Cargo Bikes

05.04.2012

Bicycles aren’t for Sunday cruising anymore; now they’re hauling serious freight around Europe.

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