Nobel Prize Co-winner Surprised At Huge Response

Nobel Prize co-winner surprised at huge response

Japanese scientist Akira Yoshino, one of the three winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, says he is surprised by the enormous reaction to the news of the award.

The honorary fellow at Japanese chemical company Asahi Kasei held a news conference with his wife in Tokyo on Thursday.

Widebody 2020 Toyota Supra With Huge Wing Is Heading To Sema

Widebody 2020 Toyota Supra With Huge Wing Is Heading To SEMA

This year's SEMA Show is expected to be filled with lots of new Supras adorned with more aftermarket components than you can wrap your head around. These renderings preview one of tuned examples of Toyota’s latest sports car that’s heading to Las Vegas.

2020 Subaru Brz Ts Brings The Ts Name Back, Loses The Huge Wing

2020 Subaru BRZ tS brings the tS name back, loses the huge wing

We had a feeling the Subaru BRZ tS was coming back not too long ago, and now it's officially available again for the 2020 model year. This time Subaru is limiting production to 300 units, instead of the 500 we saw built for the 2018 model year. The price is also $1,960 cheaper than the 2018 car, listed for $32,395. That makes it only $650 more than a BRZ in Limited trim. So really, it's looking a fair bit more attractive than it ever has.  Subaru did take one thing away, though. The 2020 tS eliminated the massive dry carbon adjustable rear wing, replacing it with a shorty spoiler of sorts. We're guessing the carbon fiber wing was a rather expensive piece. Everything else carries over, so that means you get the STI-tuned Sachs dampers and springs, STI engine V-brace, draw stiffeners in the chassis and subframe, plus larger Brembo brakes (four-piston in front, two-piston in rear). Michelin Pilot Sport tires wrap 18-inch bronze wheels, and it's only available in a new Ceramic White paint — the previous tS offered three colors. We also received word of small changes coming to the 2020 WRX and STI. The performance package for the WRX has been massaged a bit, and it adds a big Brembo brake package (as opposed to just high-performance pads) to the list of equipment included. The Recaro buckets, power-driver seat and moonroof delete are still included, but the package costs $2,850 now, versus the $2,050 price for 2019. If an STI is more your flavor, know that it gains keyless entry and push-button start for 2020. Subaru also redesigned the engine bay cooling ducts for better cooling, and added a new dark gray wheel option. The cheapest WRX comes to $28,395 now and the cheapest STI will run you $37,895. Those prices constitute modest bumps of $300 and $400 respectively when compared to the 2019 model year cars.

2020 Kia Telluride Impressions And Huge Acura Nsx Discount | Autoblog Podcast #581

2020 Kia Telluride impressions and huge Acura NSX discount | Autoblog Podcast #581

In this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Associate Editor Joel Stocksdale and Assistant Editor Zac Palmer. They kick off the podcast discussing the cars they've been driving in the office including the 2019 Buick Regal TourX, 2019 Honda Civic Touring, 2020 Kia Telluride and 2019 Land Rover Ranger P400e. Following that is a discussion of the Acura NSX discount and Tesla's stock price woes. The podcast wraps up with Spend My Money.

Autoblog Podcast #581

Huge Aerosol Spray Stockpile At Sapporo Blast Site

Huge aerosol spray stockpile at Sapporo blast site

A realtor in northern Japan had reportedly stockpiled a large quantity of aerosol spray cans at the time of a huge blast.

The explosion and ensuing fire in Sapporo City, Hokkaido, on Sunday destroyed a building housing the realtor and injured 42 people, including diners at a restaurant next door.

Sources: Nissan Paid Huge Sums For Ghosn's Houses

Sources: Nissan paid huge sums for Ghosn's houses

NHK has learned that Nissan Motor provided its Chairman Carlos Ghosn with houses in 4 countries without any legitimate business reason. He was arrested on Monday for alleged financial misconduct.

Sources say the houses are located in: Rio de Janeiro; Beirut; Paris; and Amsterdam.

Experts: Huge Economic Loss From Mega-quakes

Experts: Huge economic loss from mega-quakes

Japanese experts have estimated for the first time the long-term economic damage caused by a possible mega-quake along the Nankai Trough, off the Pacific coast of central and western Japan, or in the Tokyo metropolitan area.

The Japan Society of Civil Engineers issued a report on Thursday saying a mega-quake would cut off transportation systems and damage production facilities, which could result in long-term declines in production and income.

Sony Receives Huge Order Of Xperia Devices From The French Police

Sony receives huge order of Xperia devices from the French PoliceFrance has two national police forces, the National Police (Police Nationale), and the National Gendarmerie. Both organisations put out a tender to supply their forces with smartphones and tablets, to make them more effective in the field. The great news is that Sony Mobile won the hardware tender, with Orange providing SIM cards, in a combined deal that is worth €56 million over the next four years.