Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The planet's oldest asteroid crater, Pigalle basketball court's revamp, moon cars, musical archives and more

Earth’s Oldest Asteroid Impact is Two Billion Years Old The oldest asteroid collision on the planet, the Yarrabubba impact crater in Western Australia, is a whopping 2.229 billion years old. After analyzing minerals at the crater site, researchers have found the asteroid hit at the end of an era called Snowball Earth (one of the planet’s ice ages). Scientists, led by Dr Timmons Erickson (a …

Why Mercedes-Benz Partnered with Avatar to Create a Concept Car

The VISION AVTR is a glimpse at auto design some 20 years into the future

Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Källenius announced a longterm partnership with Lightstorm Entertainment, creators of the mega-hit Avatar and its four future sequels, and presented the first manifestation of their collaboration—the VISION AVTR concept car—during a keynote at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The presentation offered a window 20 years into the future at what a car might look like, and how we’ll interact …

Adventuring in the Punchy 2020 Lotus Evora GT

This dynamic, fast car is a joy to drive—quirks and all

Imagine for a moment a true sports car—one that was under $100k and didn’t need to be optioned over that in order to be enjoyed. Having spent several days behind the wheel of the 2020 Evora GT, a variant of their long-standing model, it’s clear it follows the Lotus ethos. From sublime handling to punchy power-delivery, the latest from the rejuvenated brand has plenty in common spiritually …