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BMW X7 xDrive50i long standard features and options sheet leaks

BMW X7 xDrive50i long standard features and options sheet leaks

We already know at this point that BMW has a new SUV coming that will be called the X7 xDrive50i. This will be the first true three-row SUV to come from BMW and people who need to haul lots of stuff or passengers are looking forward to the vehicle. Spy shots like the one below have been seen and now details on what features will be available have leaked.

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SpaceX shows off Falcon Heavy rocket ahead of its first launch next month

SpaceX shows off Falcon Heavy rocket ahead of its first launch next month

SpaceX is getting ready for the maiden flight of its gigantic new rocket. The rocket is called Falcon Heavy and its maiden flight is set for next month. SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to show off some images of Falcon Heavy as it is under construction at the SpaceX hangar on Pad 39A at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Mercedes enlists Linkin Park to help tune the sound of electric vehicles

Mercedes enlists Linkin Park to help tune the sound of electric vehicles

One of the things that will go away as electric cars and tucks proliferate in the future is the sound of the engine rumbling under the hood. That sound is part of the core experience with a vehicle for many people and Mercedes-AMG wants to keep it that way. To help ensure that EVs of the future sound good, Mercedes-AMG has teamed up with Linkin Park.

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World’s steepest funicular railway carries people up 47.73-degree incline

World’s steepest funicular railway carries people up 47.73-degree incline

The steepest funicular railway in the entire world entered service last weekend in Switzerland. A funicular railway is a type of railway that uses trams and a cable to get up and down a steep incline. The new railway connects the mountain village of Stoos to the valley below.

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Audi workers are testing exoskeletons to reduce strain on assembly line

Audi workers are testing exoskeletons to reduce strain on assembly line

Audi has rolled out a cool bit of tech for the people working some of its assembly lines. The tech is an exoskeleton that is designed to be a lifting aid worn on the body. The entire exoskeleton weighs about three kilograms. The device is a metal frame with elements on the upper and lower body as well as back and thighs that are connected with a support structure.

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Nikola’s NZT side-by-side off-roader has an insane 590hp

Nikola’s NZT side-by-side off-roader has an insane 590hp

Normally when you are talking about off-road only side-by-side ATVs, you are lucky to get 90hp on models from most manufacturers. A company called Nikola has a new electric side-by-side and this one packs in an insane 590hp and 722 lb-ft of torque. This isn't a small and light vehicle that seats four people.

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2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo spied filming commercial

2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo spied filming commercial

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster was spied recently uncovered and rolling around the streets during a video shoot. The images are very blurry, which seems to be normal when a car is seen filming a commercial. We recently saw some similarly blurry images of the Bullitt Mustang. The Veloster in the images has the round rear, center exhaust tips signifying the turbo model.

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Oldest fossil ever found dated to 3.5 billion years ago

Oldest fossil ever found dated to 3.5 billion years ago

For humans, 100-years is a long time and it's hard for our minds to comprehend that sort of time. That is a tiny amount of time in the scheme of things for our planet. Humans have been around for what seems to be an eternity dating back 3 million years. Scientists have recently dated what they claim to be the oldest fossils showing that even that 3-million-years is the blink of an eye on a cosmic scale.

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NIO ES8 electric SUV launches in China along with a battery rental plan

NIO ES8 electric SUV launches in China along with a battery rental plan

Chinese buyers looking to get away from cars that pollute have a new green option available called the NIO ES8. The SUV has officially launched in China and has a base price of RMB 448,000 (about $68,000) and has an available battery rental plan. The SUV is a 7-seater high-performance SUV that is eligible for subsidies. NIO is also offering a Founder's Edition version of the EV for RMB 548,000.

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MIT engineers create glowing plants to replace electrical lights

MIT engineers create glowing plants to replace electrical lights

Engineers from MIT have created a new type of plant that glows brightly and could be used to replace electric lights at night. The engineers embedded nanoparticles in the leaves of a watercress plant allowing the plant to give off a dim light for nearly four hours. The team believes that they can improve the technique to make the plant bright enough to illuminate a workspace.

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Renault opens new Alpine A110 production line

Renault opens new Alpine A110 production line

Renault has announced that it has opened a new Alpine A110 production line in Dieppe, France. The Location is the original home of the Alpine brand and the production line there is dedicated to the new Alpine sports car. The new line if the cumulation of two-years of work.

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Renault debuts limited-edition Star Wars Zoe cars

Renault debuts limited-edition Star Wars Zoe cars

Renault has announced that it has some cool limited-edition Zoe EVs that it will be launching next spring. The limited-edition cars are Zoe Star Wars editions and pre-orders are going right now. The car has special Star Wars stickers on the outside that features the Millennium Falcon on the hood, roof, and trunk.

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