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Epic 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO expected to fetch $45 million at auction

Epic 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO expected to fetch $45 million at auction

The incredibly beautiful 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO that you see in the image below is an incredibly rare car. Only a handful were made between 1962 and 1964 and perhaps surprisingly considering many were racing cars, all the cars built have survived. The most expensive ever sold was a 1963 model that fetched $70 million.

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MIT researchers control robots with brainwaves and gestures

MIT researchers control robots with brainwaves and gestures

Researchers are always looking for ways to make controlling robots more natural for human operators. MIT is making strides in controlling robots using brainwaves and hand gestures. This could mean robots will one day need nothing more than a thought from a human operator to control them.

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2019 Subaru Crosstrek starts at a single Benjamin more than 2018

2019 Subaru Crosstrek starts at a single Benjamin more than 2018

Subaru has announced the official pricing for the 2019 Crosstrek small SUV. If you feared that prices would grow significantly for 2019 models you are in luck. Pricing of the 2019 Crosstrek starts at only $100 more than the 2018 model with a base 2019 ringing in at $21,895.

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Tesla rolls out remote speed limiting feature expanding on Valet Mode

Tesla rolls out remote speed limiting feature expanding on Valet Mode

One of the things that Tesla is most famous for is providing new features and fixes for complaints via over the air updates. The most famous of uses cases for this sort of upgradability was when Tesla sent out a brake update that managed to wow Consumer Reports enough to give the Model 3 its coveted Recommended rating after denying it on initial tests. Tesla has now rolled out another OTA feature that allows the speed to be limited remotely.

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University of Tokyo creates flying DRAGON drone

University of Tokyo creates flying DRAGON drone

Researchers from the University of Tokyo have developed a flying robot meant to be used indoors called DRAGON. That stands for Dual-Rotor embedded multilink Robots of multi-deGree-of-freedom aerial transformation." They really wanted to use that DRAGON name.

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VW I.D. R Pikes Peak racer dominates qualifying

VW I.D. R Pikes Peak racer dominates qualifying

The Pikes Peak International Hill climb is going on this weekend and racers from around the world are on the mounting practicing right now. We have talked about the VW I.D. R Pikes Peak racing car before and it has been doing extremely well so far. VW has announced that the I.D. R Pikes Peak has set the fastest time in qualifying.

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New Audi A1 Sportback launches this summer

New Audi A1 Sportback launches this summer

Audi has pulled the covers off the new A1 Sportback and the little compact car is very attractive. Audi says that the new A1 Sportback has grown significantly in length with an additional 2.2-inches making the car 13.2-feet. Width is almost the same at 5.7-feet and the new model is 4.7-feet high.

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Researchers work on making smaller chips for drone brains

Researchers work on making smaller chips for drone brains

MIT scientists and researchers are tackling an issue that poses a difficult challenge for drone operators and designers of the future. Engineers at the school are working on shrinking down drone technology and have built prototypes that are the size of a bumblebee. While tiny cameras and sensors have been developed for these tiny drones, one thing still perplexes researchers - the computer chip brain of the drone.

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Porsche grabs a stake in Rimac for future EV sports cars

Porsche grabs a stake in Rimac for future EV sports cars

Rimac is a company that is from Croatia and is working on making some insanely fast electric sports cars. The Rimac C_Two, for instance, can hit 60 mph in an incredible 1.85 seconds. Porsche has bought a 10% minority stake in Rimac and it would be easy to imagine Porsche sports cars using some Rimac tech in the future.

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Toyota’s next-gen GR Super Sport Concept heralds future super sports car

Toyota’s next-gen GR Super Sport Concept heralds future super sports car

The car you see here looks a lot like the racing cars that Toyota fields in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The car is the GR Super Sport concept and was first premiered at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon and is described as a next-gen hypercar with hybrid-electric technology. The hybrid electric tech in the car is something honed and tested in the WEC over the last six years.

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Scientists discover world’s first known manta ray nursery

Scientists discover world’s first known manta ray nursery

A group of researchers led by Ph.D. candidate Joshua Stewart from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and scientists from the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries have discovered what they say is the first known manta ray nursery in the world. The manta ray nursery was discovered at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Texas in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Bentley Bentayga is ready to tackle Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Bentley Bentayga is ready to tackle Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Bentley has announced that after six months of getting its racing SUV (yes you read that correctly) ready for the big day, the Bentayga is ready. The big Bentley SUV will be blasting its way up America's Mountain at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this coming weekend. Bentley says that the six-month development program is now complete and piloting the Bentayga will be two-time champion Rhys Millen.

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