Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The first-ever Disability Futures Fellows program, clever interior ideas, sound design in EVs and more

New Studies Find Many Genes Influence Left- or Right-Handedness Scientists have long-posited that one single gene may determine whether a person is left- or right-handed (the latter, of course, being dominant, with 90% of people favoring their right). This theory does take into account the fact that environment factors (including geography and culture) likely play a critical role, too. Now, however, several studies involving millions …

Designing The 2021 Jeep Wagoneer Concept

Chris Benjamin and Tim Aness on reimagining a classic, inside and out

Originally produced from 1963 to 1993, the Jeep Wagoneer oozes nostalgia—from the boxy shape to its wood paneling. Redesigning such an icon guarantees backlash, but the 2021 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer Concept balances retro Americana with contemporary style, courtesy of curvier lines and premium materials. A sophisticated and significant design choice, there’s no Jeep insignia anywhere on the vehicle—inside or out. But the lack …

Test Drive: The All-New 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost

A chauffeur is optional in this meticulously crafted driver’s car

One might assume that a Rolls-Royce is designed around the owner being chauffeured everywhere. While that’s not wrong, there’s also extensive consideration that the owner will also be the driver, and the all-new 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost epitomizes that ultra-luxury driving experience. Undeniably grandiose, the 2021 Ghost is more subtle and artfully restrained than the previous generation. No doubt, this lavish $332,500 machine exists in the …