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World’s first hydrogen powered Tesla is green of a different sort

World’s first hydrogen powered Tesla is green of a different sort

A company out of the Netherlands called the Holthausen Group has taken an already cool and green EV in the form of a Tesla Model S and made it cooler. The company claims to have been the first in the world to supplement the Model S with a hydrogen power source. The vehicle is known as Project Hesla.

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Dream Chaser spacecraft conducts first successful atmospheric glide test

Dream Chaser spacecraft conducts first successful atmospheric glide test

Sierra Nevada Corp. has announced that it has concluded its first successful atmospheric glide test. The Dream Chaser spacecraft landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California on Saturday. The successful glide test was able to verify the spacecraft handling qualities and guidance systems before the spacecraft can move on to the next round of testing.

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VW Beetle EV could be a rear-wheel drive throwback to the original Bug

VW Beetle EV could be a rear-wheel drive throwback to the original Bug

The VW Beetle is one of those iconic cars that have been around for a long time. Many fans of the Beetle preferred the older generation of those cars when they had engines out back and rear wheel drive. The modernized version of the Beetle grew and went front-wheel drive. VW has promised to bring lots of new electric vehicles to market and one of those just might be a new electrified Beetle.

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Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo looks fantastic racing digital tracks

Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo looks fantastic racing digital tracks

Just about every major automaker has created digital cars for the Gran Turismo game and they are always very cool. Honda has a new car for the game called the Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo. The car is a pure sports model and for its development, Honda ran a competition amongst designers from all over the world. The team in the Honda LA studio was the winner and were joined by other designers for the project.

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Dinosaurs could have survived if asteroid had hit another location on Earth

Dinosaurs could have survived if asteroid had hit another location on Earth

The odds were stacked against the dinosaurs when the massive asteroid thought to be about 6-miles-wide slammed into the Earth 66 million years ago. The impact released energy more powerful than billions of atomic bombs and the aftermath killed off 75% of all life on Earth. The event is known as the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) extinction.

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Bentley Continental GT3 Racer is ready for the 2018 racing season

Bentley Continental GT3 Racer is ready for the 2018 racing season

Bentley has rolled out its new racing car and it is a beauty of a car. The racer is called the Continental GT3 and it is based on the new Continental GT road car. The new racer will be ready to tear up the track for the 2018 motorsport season in a cool silver and green livery.

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Lotus Exige Cup 430: Unlimited Edition Packs 430hp in 2,328lb package

Lotus Exige Cup 430: Unlimited Edition Packs 430hp in 2,328lb package

Lotus has rolled out a new Exige Cup 430 and it is easily the most extreme version of the Exige ever produced. The car tips the scales at 1,056kg or about 2,328 pounds. It packs in a 430hp engine making 440Nm or about 324 lb-ft of torque.

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Real Life Iron Man sets world record for top speed with body-controlled jet suit

Real Life Iron Man sets world record for top speed with body-controlled jet suit

A man called Richard Browning is the founder and chief test pilot of a company called Gravity Industries. He participated recently in the Guinness World Records Day where he set the world record for the fastest seed in a body controlled jet engine powered suit. Basically, he is Iron Man. The record-setting flight was performed in Lagoona Park in Reading, UK.

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2019 Corvette ZR1 leak reveals 750 horsepower

2019 Corvette ZR1 leak reveals 750 horsepower

Some images of the December 2017 issue of the automotive enthusiast magazine Car & Driver are making the rounds today. The big news here is that the 2019 Corvette ZR1 graces the cover. The magazine reportedly gives up a lot of detail on the car though some is still unknown.

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Renault Callie autonomous car can avoid obstacles as well as pro test drivers

Renault Callie autonomous car can avoid obstacles as well as pro test drivers

Renault is showing off a fancy autonomous car control system that promises to be able to handle challenging driving situations better than existing systems. Renault says that its autonomous system can avoid road obstacles as well as a professional test driver. The automaker calls this an industry first.

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Clinical trial using blood-plasma transfusions shows promise for Alzheimer’s disease

Clinical trial using blood-plasma transfusions shows promise for Alzheimer’s disease

Massive amounts of money and effort are being put into researching treatments and ultimately a cure for Alzheimer's disease. A clinical trial has been running that is using human blood-plasma transfusions to treat the disease has found that the treatments are safe and promising for those suffering from the disease. Stanford University School of Medicine investigators have reported success with this treatment in an early-phase clinical trial.

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BMW M3 CS is the lightest and meanest factory M3 in the land

BMW M3 CS is the lightest and meanest factory M3 in the land

BMW has introduced the very first ever M3 CS and the car is lighter, better handling, and has more power than the normal M3. The M3 CS sheds 110 pounds of weight thanks to using carbon fiber reinforced plastic for the roof, front splitter, rear diffuser, and Gurney Flap. The Gurney Flap is made of exposed carbon fiber for style.

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