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    Video: Scenic Mexican coastal highway collapses
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    If you're looking for proof that this is Mother Nature's world and she merely allows us to live on it for a while, have a look at these videos coming out of Mexico. After a series of seven small earthquakes and heavy rains, a scenic coastal road has collapsed into a vaguely road-shaped pile of ...

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    Video: Watch how recycled Christmas lights are safely put to good use
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    If you live in the city, you know that the abundance of street lights are so bright that it's difficult to see stars in the sky even on the clearest of nights. The situation out in the country couldn't be any more different. The stars are gorgeous, but they're not nearly bright enough to ...

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    Help Popular Mechanics find the worst road in America
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    Popular Mechanics is searching for America's worst roads, and it needs your help. Readers from all over the U.S. are encouraged to submit photos showing just how bad their local thoroughfares are. Once the submissions have been evaluated, PM will choose its top five. The "winning" roads will get ...

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    Audi teams up with Renovo to build... hardwood bicycles?!
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    Renovo is a Portland, Oregon-based bicycle company that builds custom high-end bike frames exclusively from hardwood. For 2011, Renovo has teamed with Audi to produce the duo, a limited-run bike that uses a wood monocoque frame. Audi says the bikes are designed to show its commitment to ...

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    VIDEO: Seattle earthquake viaduct simulation released; timing politically motivated?
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    Alaskan Way Viaduct earthquake simulation -- Click above to watch video
    The Alaskan Way Viaduct (AWV) is an elevated roadway running along the Elliot Bay Waterway in Seattle. An earthquake in 2001 damaged the viaduct, and the structural degradation has only gotten worse over the years. To ...

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    VIDEO: 2007 Scion xB In the Autoblog Garage
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    Here's a little something we've been cooking up for a while. We've seen your cries for more video reviews, and it's on our minds, too. We've been trying to bring you more video in a lot of ways lately; Chris Shunk recently walked us through the new Grand Caravan, and ...

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    In Japan, the road serenades YOU!
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    When you get right down to it, music is all about assembling the right vibrations at the right time. Thus, it should come as no surprise that roads can be designed to sing you a song. In Japan, there's a stretch called Melody Road, which has a series of grooves cut into it with spacing varied to ...

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    Winding Road invents "Speed per Dollar" index
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    click image above to enlarge var digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/design/Car_buffs_How_good_is_your_car_Calculate_its_Speed_Per_Dollar_and_find_out'; The good boffins at Winding Road have come up with a metric called Speed per Dollar (SpD). Its aim is to put straight-line vehicle performance ...

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    Giant pothole forms spontaneously in Chinese province
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    Having lived in Detroit for a period of time, I can attest to the damage that potholes can inflict on a car's suspension. One particularly bad crator nearly threw me and my little Mazda Protege off a stretch of I-75 just south of the city one time. Still, despite the crumbling roads of Michigan ...

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    VIDEO: Ferrari F40, the dyno-saur of supercars
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    Coming up on nearly twenty years old now, some would be mistaken to consider the legendary Ferrari F40 a bit of a dino – not because it was part of the series named after Enzo's dear departed son, rather because, as far as supercars go, the F40 seems is a bit of a relic, dating back to an ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2007 Mercury Montego Premier
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    click above image for desktop-sized pics of the 2007 Mercury Montego Alas, Montego, we hardly knew ye. Of course, the large sedan from Mercury is not going away, but being relaunched as the Sable with a new schnoz, larger engine, and some interior upgrades. The Montego name will once again drift ...

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    Traffic sim: Recreate your morning commute on a PC
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    Here's something we wish every highway planner was required to use any time they had a bright idea (like those darned roundabouts they're so fond of calling "rotarys" here in Massachusetts!). This neat little Java-powered (much like us AutoBloggers!) website allows you to adjust and model traffic ...

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    RIP: Clay Regazzoni 1939-2006
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    We're saddened to report the untimely passing of former F1 driver Gianclaudio "Clay" Regazzoni. Clay was killed yesterday when he collided with a truck in the northern Italian city of Parma, where he was reportedly driving at high speed and failed to stop in time as he met an unexpected traffic ...

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