Another drivable work of art

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The new Vantage is definitely a compact package; it’s 11 inches (284mm) shorter than the DB11, and it manages to take up less room on the road than even a Porsche 911. It’s significantly lighter, too; the company says it has a dry weight of 3,373lbs (1,530kg), and the sprint to 60mph should take just 3.6 seconds. The engine is courtesy of a technology partnership with Mercedes-Benz… More at ars.

Oh my. Thanks to Bob.

Digging Deep into Alzheimer’s

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You have a nearly 50 percent chance of developing the disease if you live into your mid-80s. In the United States, it is the only cause of death in the top 10 without any meaningful treatments that becomes more prevalent each year. That trend will likely continue as baby boomers age, which means that more families will watch their loved ones suffer from cognitive decline and slowly disappear. Despite this growing burden, scientists have yet to figure out what exactly causes Alzheimer’s or how to stop the disease from destroying the brain… More here.

Good man.

The Jolt

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The Jolt ebike, created by a guy named John Madden, is selling now at an early bird price of $499. That’s a quarter of the final price and a great deal on an ebike.

The bike is about the same size as your standard aluminum folding bike but it includes a large LG battery built into the frame. You can use the bike in pedal assist mode for a 50 mile range and it has a 30 mile range if you don’t want to pedal at all… More at TechCrunch.

I like the design. Kind of BMX vs old lady bicycle.