“Stop! He’s Already Dead!” The SSC circus continues to roll through town with more and more news every week. The gasoline continues to pour on the SSC Tuatara dumpster-fire-of-a world record run they claimed to have achieved last month on the tenth of October. Shortly after the record, I wrote a lengthy article about YouTubers…

Some automakers are using brake-by-wire systems in their latest vehicles. Jason Fenske at Engineering Explained has the details on how these systems work. Brake-by-wire systems insert electronics into the mechanism. In a car with brake-by-wire, pressing the brake pedal sends a signal to a brake control unit that then actuates the brakes. Computers...

A persistent debate around synthetic motor oil is whether it can be used in old cars. In this Engineering Explained video, Jason Fenske clears things up. The video is part of a series sponsored by Mobil1, which gave Fenske access to its engineers for questions about motor oil. The short answer is, yes, you can…