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Nissan, Toyota Restarting Limited Production On Hybrids And Electrics

Indicating a possible turn-around for the Japanese auto industry and global auto market, Nissan and Toyota have announced plans for restarting production of certain models.

The Greatest Autobot Ever: Optimus Prime, Then And Now

There's really no way around it; if you were looking for cartoon leadership in the 1980s, you found it in one place - the die-cast chest of Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots. Thirty years later, Optimus has undergone a Michael Bay makeover but remains as cool as ever.

Call It A Comeback: Volkswagen Microbus Is On Its Way Back

The hippie/surf icon is on its way back. At the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, Volkswagen debuted a new Microbus concept that it calls the Bulli. Company executives have indicated plans of bringing the bus to production.

China's Street Sweepers Buff Boulevards with Homemade Broom-Go-Round

Cleaning streets with brooms may be old school, but Chinese street sweepers are proving once more that everything old is new again.

Auto Prices May Soar Due To Post-Earthquake Turmoil

Car prices are expected to experience an increase due to an automotive industry hobbled by the natural disasters in Japan.

Japan Earthquake Keeps Hitting: GM Closes Another Plant

The Japanese earthquake and tsunami of March 11 continue to make their effects felt here in the United States. After closing a Louisiana plant, GM was forced to close another plant.

Have Your Capacitor And Battery Too - A Battery That Charges Fast & Produces More Power

A new development in battery design promises batteries with the power of a capacitor coupled with the energy of a battery.

For He's A Jolly Google Fellow - Google Takes A Stance On Climate Change

Google announces 21 Google Science Communication Fellows, who have been charged to spread the word about climate change.

Japan Auto Industry Hit Hard By Quake

The effect of the massive earthquake that rattled Japan is a story that's going to play out for months to come. As you might expect, the quake has wreaked havoc on Japan's automotive industry.

Over-The-Air Updates...For Cars?

Get out from under the chassis and onto the computer! Cars of the future may be capable of changing driving settings and adding functions by way of over-the-air software updates.