Remember, Curiosity is about the size of a Mini Cooper, but it’s equipped with six tires and an advanced system designed to climb hills. The issue here is that something could be hiding underneath the sand.
But the recently rediscovered “first Porsche in the world” — dubbed the P1 — was a technological marvel for its time. It “included a compact electric drive weighing 286 pounds,” writes the automotive news site Jalopnik, and could chug along at 22 mph.
Syrian peace talks in Geneva have produced their first tangible result — an agreement to allow women and children to escape the city of Homs, which has been under government siege for more than a year.
The Department of Defense has released new regulations that relax prohibitions on the wearing of religious headgear, as well as beards, tattoos or piercings with religious significance, while service members are in uniform.
A ban on using tap water has been lifted in at least three areas affected by a chemical spill in West Virginia, where some 300,000 water customers received “do not use” advisories Thursday.
The first eruption of eastern El Salvador’s Chaparrastique volcano in 37 years sent ash and gas soaring as much as six miles into the air on Sunday and led authorities to evacuate thousands of people from their homes.
The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that former Microsoft executive Kurt DelBene will take over the operation of the troubled HealthCare.gov website.
If you know somebody in Atlanta or San Jose, Calif., this might be a good time to get in touch.
Relatives of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School have asked people to mark Saturday’s anniversary of the mass shooting with “acts of kindness” and say they will light candles in memory of the victims.
Mary Barra will become the new leader of General Motors in January, the company announced Tuesday. A longtime GM veteran, Barra is currently an executive vice president; her tenure as CEO will begin after current leader Dan Akerson retires on Jan. 15.