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Ferrari 488 Pista “Piloti Ferrari” is for racers only

Ferrari 488 Pista “Piloti Ferrari” is for racers only

Ferrari has a large number of drivers around the world that race the Italian cars in all sorts of amateur and professional series. If you are one of the racing drivers lucky enough to drive a Ferrari in one of the Ferrari motorsports programs, you can order up a new and special version of the awesome 488 Pista.

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MIT smart power outlet can identify dangerous electric spikes

MIT smart power outlet can identify dangerous electric spikes

The engineers at MIT have developed a smart electrical outlet that can learn what appliances are plugged in and tell dangerous electric spikes from spikes that are benign. MIT says that nuisance trips are things like your vacuum turning off unexpectedly or a lamp going off when your AC unit turns on. Those trips often happen when a detector installed inside the wall senses something that could be an arc-fault.

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Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered teaser videos shows off sexy front end

Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered teaser videos shows off sexy front end

Fans Volvo cars that have a performance bent are looking forward to June 20 when Volvo officially unveils the all-new S60. That range will include a Polestar Engineered version that we talked about earlier this month. Ahead of that official launch on the 20th, Volvo has posted a teaser to Facebook that focuses mainly on the front end of the car.

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Ford shows off cycling jacket concept that shows when cyclists are turning or stopping

Ford shows off cycling jacket concept that shows when cyclists are turning or stopping

Ford is showing off a cool invention that might help cyclists navigate around a city and help to show drivers around them when they are turning. The jacket was developed by a group of employees at Ford who like to cycle. The smart jacket concept has sleeves that light up to show when the wearer plans to turn right or left.

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Stephen Hawking’s voice to be beamed towards black hole

Stephen Hawking’s voice to be beamed towards black hole

Legendary scientists Stephen Hawking passed away in March of 2018 at the age of 76. Word has now surfaced that Hawking's family plans to do something that the scientist would have certainly found to be very cool. The family plans to beam a recording of his voice toward a black hole.

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2019 Mazda MX-5 gets 181hp and higher redline

2019 Mazda MX-5 gets 181hp and higher redline

We heard a while back that the next MX-5 would get a power bump up to 181hp. That rumor first started circulating in March, now the power bump is official for Japan and will indeed mean that the lithe little MX-5 has 181 hp. There are some other tidbits that the 2019 MX-5 will get along with the extra power.

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Panoz to use self-healing paint on cars

Panoz to use self-healing paint on cars

Nothing is worse for the car guys and gals out there than to get a scratch on their beloved ride. If a scratch happens normally you must have the car buffed well to remove it or perhaps even repaint the car. Panoz is a maker of boutique sports cars and the company has announced that it will be using cool self-healing paint.

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New star has three infant planets growing around it

New star has three infant planets growing around it

Scientists have been studying a distant exoplanet that is very young. The star is called HD 163296 and is about 330 light years from our solar system. The star is a scant 4 million years old, an infant by astronomical standards. The star is in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius.

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2019 GMC Yukon Graphite Performance Edition boasts big 6.2L V8

2019 GMC Yukon Graphite Performance Edition boasts big 6.2L V8

GMC has rolled out the Graphite Editions of its Yukon full-size SUV. The big SUV comes in the normal Graphite Edition and the Graphite Performance Edition. Both vehicles are based on SLT trim and can be had in Yukon or Yukon XL 2wd or 4wd configurations.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils working compact EQA EV prototype

Mercedes-Benz unveils working compact EQA EV prototype

Mercedes-Benz plans to roll out a bunch of EVs in the coming years with the first being the all-electric EQC SUV expected as early as next year. After that SUV will come another, smaller compact EV dubbed the EQA. Mercedes showed off a prototype of that vehicle not long ago.

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Scientists peer inside interplanetary dust particles

Scientists peer inside interplanetary dust particles

Scientists have longed for generations to know exactly how the planets formed from the fields of interstellar dust that orbited the sun. Dust from that phase no longer exists having been destroyed, reformed, and reaggregated in multiple phases over the eons. Scientists can study presolar dust that is part of the cometary comas using ground-based analysis and data from Cassini.

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Self-Driving taco truck is the best use for autonomous tech yet

Self-Driving taco truck is the best use for autonomous tech yet

A future with cars you don’t have to drive sounds cool. You could possibly read, sleep, or enjoy the scenery at some point while your car handles the drive, though we aren't there yet. Perhaps one of the best uses for autonomous tech for foodies is shown in a new Ford test program that is testing an autonomous taco delivery truck in cooperation with Postmates.

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