Ford will debut a solar-powered electric car at the Consumer Electronics Show next week.
The car, a concept vehicle not ready for dealer showrooms, is a version of the C-Max Energi plug-in car already sold by Ford.
For political junkies, 2013 was expected to be a quiet year following the presidential election and it basically followed the script.
Nonetheless, there were some interesting developments at the ballot box.
An elaborate crop circle sculpted into farmland two hours south of San Francisco is no more, having been mowed down to the dismay of hundreds who flocked to glimpse the unexplained site earlier this week.