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Novitec Massaged Tesla Model S is as stylish as it is green

Novitec Massaged Tesla Model S is as stylish as it is green

Novitec has turned its hand to creating a modified Tesla Model S EV. The company normally turns its hands to making fast cars like Lamborghini and Maserati models even faster, but with the Tesla, there are no performance upgrades. All the updating to the Model S is visual.

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Giant 6-foot prehistoric penguin swan of the coast of New Zealand

Giant 6-foot prehistoric penguin swan of the coast of New Zealand

Researchers working in New Zealand hand have announced they have discovered a previously unknown species of pre-historic penguin that swam the waters off the coast of the country. The prehistoric penguin lived between 55 and 60 million years ago and stood about 5 feet 10 inches tall and could weigh as much as 220 pounds. The giant flightless bird was the size of an average human.

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Mercedes G-Class interior updated marking biggest update in 40-years

Mercedes G-Class interior updated marking biggest update in 40-years

The venerable Mercedes G-Class has been around since 1979 and the design and style of the vehicle has stayed basically the same since the introduction of the vehicle. Mercedes has unveiled the interior of the new G-Class and says that this is the most significant transformation in the 4-year history of the vehicle.

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2018 Bullitt Mustang’s rear spied rocking crosshair emblem

2018 Bullitt Mustang’s rear spied rocking crosshair emblem

Earlier this month we saw some very blurry images making the rounds that were said to be from a commercial that someone has happened upon while it was filming. The dark green Mustang seen in the images most certainly looks like the famed Bullitt Mustang from the iconic Steve McQueen movie.

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Khan Flying Huntsman soft-top six-wheeler is meant for production

Khan Flying Huntsman soft-top six-wheeler is meant for production

Say the name Khan around a bunch of geeks and Star Trek comes to mind. Khan Automobiles has nothing to do with angry aliens looking to kill Kirk, Khan Automobiles is a coachbuilder from England that makes some very cool vehicles. Several years back the company unveiled a very cool six-wheeled version of the Land Rover Defender with a hard top called the Flying Huntsman.

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Oumuamua object under scrutiny by scientists around the world

Oumuamua object under scrutiny by scientists around the world

Back in the middle of October astronomers spied a very strange object that zipped past Earth on its way out of our solar system. The object is dubbed Oumuamua, which means "first messenger" in Hawaiian, and it has scientists around the world confused. The needle-like object is believed to be interstellar in origin and is now already halfway to Jupiter and rapidly exceeding the distance where it can be studied before it is gone forever.

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GM Planning to use carbon fiber in truck beds

GM Planning to use carbon fiber in truck beds

It's only been a few model years since Ford started using lots of aluminum in the bed of their trucks to help reduce weight while increasing performance and fuel economy. Other automakers are planning to follow suit. GM is looking to a more modern material in its efforts to reduce the weight and improve the performance of its full-size trucks.

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Study finds that humans may have reached limit of lifespan

Study finds that humans may have reached limit of lifespan

A new study has been looking at some of the aspects of humanity that are most important to mankind including height, lifespan, and physical performance. The study has found that humans have biological limits and that humanity may have already reached them. The study did find that environmental factors, like climate change, could have a negative impact on those limits.

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MANHART MHX6 Dirt² Concept packs 900hp of off-road fury

MANHART MHX6 Dirt² Concept packs 900hp of off-road fury

A company from Germany has created what might be the coolest off-road BMW concept ever designed. The vehicle is the MANHART MHX6 Dirt² Concept and it is based on the BMW X6M with some major updates to the car for performance and off-road prowess. There will be five of the vehicles made and each of them will have 900hp and 1200Nm of torque underfoot.

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2019 Jeep Cherokee’s new schnoz is uncovered

2019 Jeep Cherokee’s new schnoz is uncovered

The new Jeep Cherokee was a bit controversial when it launched because fans were hoping for a unibody rig that was more capable off-road rather than the more road oriented Cherokee that landed. Lots of folks also didn’t care for the pointed nose of the car. These negatives in the eyes of buyers have led to a refresh for the Cherokee.

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UC San Diego engineers create glucose monitoring phone case

UC San Diego engineers create glucose monitoring phone case

There has been a big push to get smartphones to record health data over the last few years. Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new smartphone case that is able to check blood glucose levels for diabetics at home or on the go. The device is called GPhone.

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Saleen S1 is a boutique supercar bargain

Saleen S1 is a boutique supercar bargain

During the LA Auto Show Saleen unveiled its latest supercar and the first car it has offered since that insane S7 many years ago. Th new car is called the S1 and Saleen has now announced the starting price for the sleek little beast. That price is surprisingly reasonable.

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