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Lamborghini lends carbon fiber expertise to search for better medical implants

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Lamborghini lends carbon fiber expertise to search for better medical implants

Italian carmaker Lamborghini has a lot of experience with carbon fiber composites of various types, having used them extensively in both its on-road supercars and its racing programs. The company has announced it will lend that materials expertise to the biomedical research being conducted by Houston Methodist Research Institute in Texas. Read about it at…

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Ford vs. Oldsmobile: The groundbreaking automobiles that pioneered mass-production

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Ford vs. Oldsmobile: The groundbreaking automobiles that pioneered mass-production

In the year 1903, things were heating up in the United States. The Wright Brothers made their historic flight, the Philippine-American war had just ended, and the country was still recovering from the assassination of President McKinley two years prior. Edwin Porter’s now-iconic film The Great Train Robbery was in theaters and pedestrians were seeing,…

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Review: 2017 Infiniti Q70 carries its age well

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Review: 2017 Infiniti Q70 carries its age well

As with the cliches of older people, the Q70 is still capable of doing the basics in life, but when it comes to technology, it’s a bit behind the times. The cliche might hold in some ways, but like the surprising older folks who’re smartphone savvy and talk to Alexa in familiar terms, the Q70…

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Review: 2017 Subaru Impreza is more brains than brawn

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Review: 2017 Subaru Impreza is more brains than brawn

The new 2017 Subaru Impreza was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show in 2016 before entering production shortly afterwards. The Impreza made a solid first impression on us during a product launch in California last year, but recently we had the chance to get properly acquainted by spending a full week (and several…

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Swiss-designed, all-electric, four-door supercar to tackle Tesla

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Swiss-designed, all-electric, four-door supercar to tackle Tesla

Imagine a fully-electric sedan that combines a carbon fiber body with Italian styling and a powertrain capable of 0-62 mph times of only 2.3 seconds and a total electric driving range of nearly 400 miles per charge. The Elextra due to be unveiled this year is designed to be just such a car, and we…

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Volvo takes out the trash with an autonomous garbage truck

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Volvo takes out the trash with an autonomous garbage truck

Volvo Trucks has teamed with Swedish waste management company Renova to test an autonomous refuse truck in the wild. The self-driving garbage truck can navigate urban roadways as an operator walks alongside to feed it bins for garbage collection. Read more at NewAtlas.com.

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We went to Minnesota and drove some tanks

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We went to Minnesota and drove some tanks

Yes, tanks. As in war machines with huge cannons, diesel engines, and heavyweight power. From a British main battle tank to a historic American Sherman, we beat down the Minnesota woods with heavy machines on tracked wheels. When cars got in the way, we ran them over. Because that’s how we roll. Read about this…

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