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Lotus 3-Eleven 430 does 0-60 in 3.1 seconds, only 20 made

Lotus 3-Eleven 430 does 0-60 in 3.1 seconds, only 20 made

Lotus has unveiled what it calls the final evolution of the slick 3-Eleven. This version is called the 3-Eleven 430 and it has power bumped up to 430hp giving the lightweight car lots (and lots) of performance. Lotus says the car can hit 60mph from a standstill in 3.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 180mph.

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“Dumbo” octopus rears adorable head on video for first time

“Dumbo” octopus rears adorable head on video for first time

One glance at the image below and you will know where the Dumbo octopus gets its name. The giant "ears" on top of the cephalopod's head are fins that it uses to swim. The image is of an adult Dumbo octopus, but the video shows a tiny octopus caught on camera for the first time.

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Daimler may have used cheat software to pass diesel emission tests in the US

Daimler may have used cheat software to pass diesel emission tests in the US

VW has yet to claw its way out from under the mess surrounding its cheating diesel cars and may not for a long time to come. Reports are now indicating that Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler might have used software to help it pass US emission tests. The first word of the scandal surfaced from a German newspaper citing confidential documents over the weekend.

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Aspark Owl spied on video and it’s FAST

Aspark Owl spied on video and it’s FAST

We talked about the Aspark Owl electric hypercar when a concept form of the vehicle debuted last year. The car promised incredible performance and many wondered if the company would be able to deliver on its claims. A new video has turned up of the car making a run from naught to speed insanely quickly.

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Congress considers legislation to make accessing international data easier for prosecutors

Congress considers legislation to make accessing international data easier for prosecutors

One of the biggest challenges that law enforcement faces today is gaining access to data that is stored overseas that has bearing on cases being tried in the US. The challenge is that even when the data falls under US jurisdiction, the data is still very difficult to access. New legislation is before Congress that would make it easier to access data that could have bearing on cases relating to terrorism and other major crimes.

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Portable EEG machine shows how music affects the brain during exercise

Portable EEG machine shows how music affects the brain during exercise

Anyone who works out with music knows that listening to music makes workouts more enjoyable. Scientists have likened music to a performance-enhancing drug. Precise measurement of how music triggers the brain during exercise has been difficult to get because of body movements, but researchers have now been able to take measurements using a portable EEG machine.

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Hubble Space Telescope is watching a massive storm on Neptune disappear

Hubble Space Telescope is watching a massive storm on Neptune disappear

In 1989 when the Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Neptune it was able to observe some massive storms on the surface of the blue planet. Once those storms were first noticed, the Hubble Space Telescope began keeping an eye on the planet to learn more about Neptune and its atmosphere. Observations of those storms have gone on for years.

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Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing unveil Project ONE inspired racing boat

Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing unveil Project ONE inspired racing boat

Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing have announced a tie-up that celebrates 11 years of working together that was teased a few days back. The tie-up has resulted in the Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE. The racing boat was inspired by the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE super sports car.

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Elon Musk’s space Tesla might hit Earth in 10 million years

Elon Musk’s space Tesla might hit Earth in 10 million years

One of the coolest things to happen in space and automotive news in a long time was the successful launch of Elon Musk's personal Tesla Roadster atop a Falcon Heavy rocket during the first test flight for the new rocket. That launch was successful, and you can watch the Tesla head towards Mars.

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Solar storm to hit Earth today could make auroras brighter

Solar storm to hit Earth today could make auroras brighter

The distances in space are hard to wrap our brains around. Last Sunday NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Satellite captured a massive solar flare on the surface of the sun at 8:25 p.m. EST. That large solar flare released a coronal mass ejection or CME and is only going to hit the Earth today.

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CSIRO researchers develop Graphair filter membrane that makes Sydney Harbor drinkable

CSIRO researchers develop Graphair filter membrane that makes Sydney Harbor drinkable

Many people around the world take clean and abundant drinking water for granted. We turn on a faucet and all the water we want is there. In some parts of the world access to drinkable water is very difficult and scientists have been working on ways to make clean drinking water for these environments. CSIRO scientists have created a new filter membrane using a form of graphene called Graphair.

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Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition is the last hurrah

Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition is the last hurrah

Ford is set to end production of the awesome Focus RS sports car in April. While that is sad for fans of the car, it does mean that the last hurrah for the AWD performance car will be a cool special edition. You can only get it in the UK, so US fans be very sad.

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