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This devilish iron super beetle can survive being run over by a car – and help with technical problems

NEW YORK (CNN) – Scientists developing new materials are studying an unlikely source of power: a beetle that can survive being run over by a car. Researchers at Purdue University and the University of California, Irvine, studied the aptly named fiendish iron beetle – Phloeodes diabolicus – to understand the secret behind its strength. “If you grab a bug and …

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You can’t kill this bug even if you run your car over it

Meet the fiendish iron beetle (lovely boss name if you ask us). It’s only about 2 inches long, but built like a tiny top-of-the-range military tank – it can survive being run over by your car, according to an October 2020 study published in The Journal nature. Yes, this is an actual scientific fact – and one that could lead …

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Meet the fiendish beetle that can survive being run over by a car

Scientists reveal the secret of a beetle with one of the coolest names in the animal kingdom: the devilish iron beetle. Phloeodes diabolicus has one of the toughest natural exoskeletons scientists have ever seen. According to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, the insect’s armor is so durable that few predators have successfully made a meal out of …

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Tesla’s S3XY range updates show how ridiculously far the legacy car has fallen in EV racing

Anyone who has followed Tesla history over the past few years would know that one of the main reasons for the electric automaker is the impending competition from more experienced and competent automakers. Critics argued that a company as inexperienced as Tesla would be easily overwhelmed if older automakers took their electric car efforts seriously. That scenario didn’t happen at …

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The best deals on car maintenance and workshop tools on Prime Day

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide to everything you need to know and how to make sure you are getting the best deal. Yes, Amazon Prime Day is on us again. Like Thanksgiving or July 4th, this event is an opportunity for everyone to love, laugh, and, of course, spend. If you’re looking for great deals …

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Audi teases the production version of the electric e-tron GT and publishes the “progressive” sound of the super sports car

Audi teases the production version of its electric super sports car e-tron GT and reveals the vehicle’s “progressive” sound. The vehicle is an exciting entry into the EV sector and a collaboration with Porsche that uses its know-how with the Taycan. Audi presented the prototype back in 2018 and is now preparing for production. Today the German automaker teased the …

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Mother found missing since July in her car

“She didn’t deserve this because she was a good girl,” Jones’ mother Elaine Gordon told the news channel. Her phone last rang in Heard County, about an hour southwest of Atlanta. She had written to a friend that she “made it” that night, but Lt. Heard County Sheriff’s Danny Boswell said the lack of detail in the text raises many …

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