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Honda unveils all-new 2016 Pilot SUV

Honda unveils all-new 2016 Pilot SUV

Honda has unveiled the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot SUV and it looks very much different from last year's model. The new Pilot is a mid-size SUV that has three rows of seating and it will make its official debut at the 2015 Chicago auto show. The 2016 Pilot will be in dealerships this summer and is the third generation of the Honda SUV.

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2016 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe gets 60hp power bump

2016 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe gets 60hp power bump

BMW has pulled the wraps off the slick new 2016 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe. The car has been souped up for 2016 with significantly more power and torque. The 2016 version of the car gets an extra 60hp and more torque from the twin turbo 4.4L V8 engine compared to the 2015 model. That brings total power output to 600hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.

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Robotic Extrusion does 3D printing with a robot arm

Robotic Extrusion does 3D printing with a robot arm

A pair of researchers are working on a new robotic 3D printing system that has been dubbed Robotic Extrusion. The process uses a 6-axis robotic arm that is able to print items thanks to a print head attached to the arm. The goal of the project is to eliminate the line between designing and fabricating. For instance, the system could be used by architects to provide something other than flat drawings and construction notes to teams of builders.

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Dubai Police car fleet is packed with power

Dubai Police car fleet is packed with power

Dubai is one of the wealthiest nations in the world thanks to the huge amounts of oil in the Middle East. Being such a rich nation, there are lots of very wealthy people and that means lots of very expensive cars. Dubai is so flush with cash that even its police force has some awesome cars. Here in the States the police use boring Crown Victorias, Dodge Chargers, or SUVs to catch the bad guys.

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Shower of the future washed you with recycled water

Shower of the future washed you with recycled water

Water recycling is nothing new, NASA has been recycling water from human waste to ensure that astronauts have enough water to drink for years. The shower of the future sounds like something that NASA would cook up. It captures water that would normally go down the drain and uses it to wash you. As gross as that might sound, the makers claim the water is very clean.

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Behind the scenes with the new James Bond flick Spectre

Behind the scenes with the new James Bond flick Spectre

I am a huge James Bond fan and have been since I was a kid. As a child of the 80s, I grew up with Roger Moore as Bond and have always liked the action and the awesome gadgets Bond gets to use. That Lotus that turned into a submarine is one of the best Bond gadgets ever. I might have grown up with Moore as Bond, but I think that Daniel Craig has been the best Bond so far.

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