Huge crowds attend the press days of the Beijing auto show, particularly at the premium exhibits like Audi (above). The attendances will only increase as the public starts to attend.

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The image shows a sheet of molybdenum disulfide just one molecule thick.   This material has been suggested for a range of applications such as transistors, memory devices, solar cells and lithium ion batteries.

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 Ferrari 355 S Scaglietti racing car: sold at auction in Paris in February, the 355 S had been raced by none other than Stirling Moss

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President of AS Monaco Dmitri Rybolovlev and his daughter Ekaterina Rybolovlev. Photograph: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

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Robin O’Donnell: ‘I am a complete antiques nut and love everything old. Cars would be my weakness’

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Life in the fast lane: “Some of the ‘fuerdai’ have a crush on the life of luxury ... they drive Bentley, Maserati, Porsche and so on”

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Justin Comiskey and family on board the Irish Ferries’ ship the Oscar Wilde

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Attendees look at the Maserati Levante on the first day of the 86th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland.  Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

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Nico Rosberg of Mercedes during the second practice session of the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne on Friday. Photograph: EPA.

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