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Red Bull wingsuit flyers land inside a plane in mid-air

Red Bull wingsuit flyers land inside a plane in mid-air

If you have never seen the Red Bull folks who jump off things and then use wingsuits to fly like birds, it's very cool. It also looks terrifying, but it is as close to being Superman as a person can come. Normally these wingsuit crazies pop a parachute and float to the ground once they get too low.

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Tesla Model S owner builds Bitcoin mining rig in trunk of car

Tesla Model S owner builds Bitcoin mining rig in trunk of car

Bitcoin is a big deal right now as the value of the cryptocurrency has reached about $10,000. The rub for miners is that the process of mining the Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies consumes lots of electricity. One miner has found an odd way to get free power for his mining rig. He built it in the trunk of his Tesla Model S EV.

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Tesla Model 3 EPA driving range is 310 miles

Tesla Model 3 EPA driving range is 310 miles

One of the most important details of the Tesla Model 3 has now been confirmed with the EPA giving the EV an official driving range. That official range per change is listed as 310 miles making this one of the best lower cost EVs out there. The 310-mile driving range is an EPA estimate based on combined city and highway driving.

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2018 Nissan Kicks debuts in LA

2018 Nissan Kicks debuts in LA

Nissan has announced a new entry-level compact crossover at the LA Auto Show. The vehicle is called the Kicks and it will hit dealerships in the US in June of 2018. Nissan calls the Kicks the "gateway" to the Nissan SUV portfolio. The car is aimed at singles or couples looking for style on a budget.

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All-New 2018 Jeep Wrangler is official and aims to be most capable SUV ever

All-New 2018 Jeep Wrangler is official and aims to be most capable SUV ever

Jeep fans the world over have been counting the days until the all-new 2018 Wrangler went official. The new JL Wrangler was unveiled yesterday and everything you ever wanted to know is now public. Jeep says that the new Wrangler is the most capable SUV ever made and is offered with the Command-Tac and Rock-Track 4x4 systems.

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2019 Subaru Ascent 3-row SUV gets official

2019 Subaru Ascent 3-row SUV gets official

Subaru has officially unveiled the all-new Ascent 3-row SUV. This is the largest of all Subaru vehicles and comes in seven or eight-passenger configurations. The seven-passenger version has second-row captain's seats with the eight-passenger version using benches in second and third rows.

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DNA thought to be from infamous Yeti was actually from bears

DNA thought to be from infamous Yeti was actually from bears

If you are among the people out there who believe in Bigfoot or its cold weather cousin the Yeti some bad news has turned up. The DNA from nine different samples though to be from a Yeti have been analyzed and the scientists inspecting the samples have determined that eight of the nine samples came from different bear species native to the Tibet and Himalayas areas.

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Lincoln Nautilus SUV packs luxury and safety tech galore

Lincoln Nautilus SUV packs luxury and safety tech galore

Lincoln has rolled out an all-new SUV called the Nautilus that falls into the super popular midsize SUV market. The luxury vehicle has a turbo engine and lots of driver assistance tech. Part of that tech is a new Lincoln-first technology that centers the vehicle in its lane.

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MIT and Harvard create soft robot muscles that can lift 1,000x its weight

MIT and Harvard create soft robot muscles that can lift 1,000x its weight

Scientists from MIT and Harvard have been working in the field of soft robotics in an attempt to fix new of the major shortcomings of the genre, the lack of strength. These soft robots are typically too weak to allow much in the way of functionality, but that may be changing with a new breakthrough from scientists from MIT CSAIL and the Harvard Wyss Institute.

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Waymo autonomous vehicle fleet surpasses 4 million miles driven

Waymo autonomous vehicle fleet surpasses 4 million miles driven

Waymo is one of the biggest companies in the autonomous vehicle realm and has a large fleet of self-driving vehicles. Waymo has announced that its autonomous fleet of vehicles has now surpassed 4 million miles driven. It's had to wrap your brain around numbers that large, Waymo says that it could have taken the average American driver 300 years to drive that many miles.

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Shell teams with automakers for ultra-fast EV charger deployment in Europe

Shell teams with automakers for ultra-fast EV charger deployment in Europe

Shell clearly sees the writing on the wall, at some point in the future EVs will be the most common type of vehicle on the road and the gas stations that populate highways around the world will be replaced with charging stations. Shell has announced that it is teaming up with top automakers in Europe to roll out a network of ultra-fast chargers. The move will get Shell, and parent company Royal Dutch Shell, ahead of its fossil fuel competition in the EV market in Europe.

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Honda Promises EVs that Charge in 15 Minutes by 2022

Honda Promises EVs that Charge in 15 Minutes by 2022

There are some common fears and hesitations when it comes to folks buying EVs. The big one is range anxiety that leads potential EV buyers to worry about not having enough juice to do what they need to do on any given day. Another issue is how long it takes most EV batteries to fully charge.

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