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Adam Morath
Fisker Recharges With New CEO

Fisker Automotive is looking for some good karma with a new CEO, Tony Posawatz. The embattled carmaker is hoping that Posawatz's experience as head of General Motors' Volt program will translate to their extended-range EVs.

"We are delighted to be adding an executive of Tony's caliber to the Fisker Automotive leadership team," said Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Henrik Fisker in a statement. "His depth of knowledge and experience in this innovative field of new technology means that he is one of the world's most experienced leaders in vehicle electrification technology and the plug-in ecosystem."

Posawatz replaces industry veteran Tom LaSorda. [ FISKER]

Curiosity Rover Readies For Mars Exploration

Following a breathtaking landing, NASA's Curiosity rover is priming for its first Mars mission. Preparations include a software upgrade and various instrument checks, as detailed in the video below. [ NASA]

Backyard PVC Roller Coaster: Stupendous Or Stupid?

Would you let your kid ride this homemade roller coaster constructed of PVC pipe, treated lumber and concrete, featuring a 12 foot drop? Let us know in the comments. [ BOING BOING]

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