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Despite its massive horsepower and torque, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse behaves nicely cruising on a twisty mountain road.
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I wish I could tell you about driving the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse up to its record-breaking speed of 254 mph. Race car driver Anthony Liu did it. Of course, he drove the Veryon on a 5.6-mile straightaway at Volkswagen’s test track in Ehra-Lessien, Germany, taking the speed record for a production convertible.
On the rural roads in Napa, Calif., the best I could manage was a few seconds of maximum acceleration, making all four wheels grab pavement with neck-snapping force from the engine’s 1,106 pound-feet of torque.
With my foot flat on the gas pedal, I wasn’t looking at gauges or consulting a stopwatch, but Bugatti says the Veyron, in its open-top Grand Sport Vitesse form, hits 60 mph in about 2.5 seconds. I’ve driven cars that hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, but those did not prepare me for the Veyron. It is in a completely different class when it comes to stepping off the line.
Put the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox in first, push the gas, and hang on. There’s no time to tap the paddle shifters, but that’s OK, the car will automatically grab the next gear before redline. No fuel shut-off to worry about.
Behind me, I hear disparate noises, most notably the whoosh of the Veyron’s four turbocharger… [Read more]
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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse takes on the slow roads
A rendering of OSIRIS-REx from a NASA concept video.
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NASA’s plan to go poking around on an asteroid, with the ultimate goal of snagging one of the space rocks and towing it closer to earth, is moving forward and a specific asteroid has been chosen to visit and sample in the next few years.
NASA has announced that the Origins-Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) passed a key confirmation review Wednesday, approving the spacecraft to move into development phase. Translation: We’re building a new spaceship, y’all!
- NASA to ‘lasso’ an asteroid
- NASA’s asteroid lasso mission said to halt Apocalypse scenario
- NASA’s grand Asteroid Initiative (pictures)
Not only does Osiris Rex (nice job on the naming, NASA folks) have a green light to be built, NASA has also chosen and named the first asteroid it will visit and sample. The asteroid now known as Bennu was previously called 1999 RQ36, but was renamed … [Read more]
NASA’s asteroid lasso mission said to halt Apocalypse scenario
Enormous asteroid to zip by Earth
NASA wants to send your best haiku… to Mars
NASA’s Fermi telescope dodges a 3,100-pound bullet
NASA’s Kepler telescope crippled by technical failures
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This is just what the Night’s Watch needed: an, erm, “Night’s Watch.” Because it’s helpful to know when dusk is approaching on the Wall, probably.
The watch itself isn’t particularly “Game of Thrones”-related. Although it’s appropriately black, the dial features the aquatic wave pattern of the Black Sea watch, and red elements embellish the numeral markers, hands and power reserve and small seconds sub-dials.
Ulysse Nardin described the watch: “‘The Night’s Watch’ marine diver, a perfect pairing of sport and style, is monochromatic in rich black, with elements of red representing the serious feel of the sacred order.” Did no one tell them Mance Rayder was booted from the “sacred order” for wearing red? Guess not.
In fact, the “Game of Thrones” elements are pretty subtle: the show’s logo inscribed on the caseback, and two ceramic links in the watch’s rubber strap engraved with “The Night’s Watch” below the case and “I am the sword in darkness” above.
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Listen to the bell tower version of the ‘Game of Thrones’ theme
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A $12,000 music box for the Sith Lord who has everything
Blacksmith forges Minecraft diamond sword from steel
The 404 1,266: Where our boss fights are anticlimactic (podcast)
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‘Game of Thrones’ gets an official ‘Night’s Watch’
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ORLANDO, Florida — At BlackBerry Live 2013, the phone maker announced that it would roll out BB10.1 software to its Z10 handset. The upgrade will also include access to the Skype video chat application.
BlackBerry also handed out the Z10 device to attendees here at the BlackBerry Live show so many folks no doubt will be able to enjoy the fresh infusion of software. Stay tuned as he get hands on with our upgraded Z10.
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Skype (preview version) is available on BlackBerry 10
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BlackBerry 10.1 reveals more than a dozen new features
BB 10.1 comes to BlackBerry Z10