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Elon Musk’s Boring Company is about to open its first tunnel

The billionaire inventor and beleaguered CEO of Tesla Motors is expected to unveil his latest project: a test of a tunnel system he believes is the answer to America’s “soul-destroying” traffic ...

4 hours ago from The Washington Post

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Engineer at the center of Uber row claims to have completed self-driving trip across America

Anthony Levandowski, a former Uber engineer, claims to have completed the longest coast-to-coast trip across the US in a semi-autonomous vehicle, driving from San Francisco to New York City.

7 hours ago from Daily Mail

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Huge barrier isn't trapping plastic waste in Pacific Ocean

A floating device sent to corral a swirling island of trash between California and Hawaii has not swept up any plastic waste—but the young innovator behind the project said Monday that a fix ...

23 hours ago from

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Porsche is releasing T versions of the 718 Boxster and Cayman - Roadshow

The budget-minded driving purist's favorite trim level comes to Porsche's most affordable sports cars.

5 hours ago from CNET

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Paradigm shift needed for designing tsunami-resistant bridges

Researchers, including two Oregon State University scientists, argue in a new study that a paradigm shift is needed for assessing bridges' tsunami risk.

Mon 17 Dec 18 from TechXplore

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Bloodhound supersonic car project rises once more

It's been a rocky road since the Bloodhound supersonic car made its world debut in London in September 2015, almost 10 years after the company behind the project was founded. The Bloodhound ...

Mon 17 Dec 18 from Gizmag

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A fire-breathing dragon helps fight ember attacks on thatched-roof buildings

Visitors to the historic mountain villages in central Japan marvel at the elegance of the steep thatched-roof farmhouses found there. Known as "gassho-zukuri," Japanese for "constructed like ...

Mon 17 Dec 18 from

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Not all important technological advances are flashy bits of IT

Riveting may have met its match

15 hours ago from The Economist

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Uber to resume autonomous vehicle testing months after fatal accident

Uber has regained approval to test its self-driving cars on Pennsylvania roads.

7 hours ago from TechCrunch

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People are slashing tyres and throwing rocks at self-driving cars in Arizona

Residents of Chandler are 'sick and tired' of autonomous cars being tested on their roads

Thu 13 Dec 18 from The Independent

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