Dirk Auer has constructed a jet-powered toy car that can go from zero to 130 kilometers an hour in 14 seconds. The engineer from the central German state of Hessen loves extreme stunts, such as plummeting down a roller-coaster on inline skates.
Following an arson attack on a movie theater in Yekaterinburg, protests over a controversial film could turn violent. Some fear the rise of "orthodox extremism," but the Russian government appears unconcerned.
As support for extremist ideologies and populism becomes more visible worldwide, media and social networks face increasing criticism. But experts say this is just an easy excuse that covers up more complex social issues.
Cars, and diesel vehicles in particular, are German moralists' No.1 enemy at present. There's much talk about bans and quotas. To what extent will this lead towards a planned economy, DW's Henrik Böhme asks.
"A computer on wheels" - the hype surrounding the launch of electric automaker Tesla's long-awaited sedan is more like that for a new iPhone. The CEO believes the Model 3 will be the first mass-market electric vehicle.
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