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$450M ‘Ferrari of Space’ to Meet a Fiery Death

The European Space Agency has announced that their G.O.C.E. gravity-mapping satellite has run out of fuel and will eventually burn up in the atmosphere sometime in early November. The highly advanced spacecraft was dubbed the “Ferrari of Space.”

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Take a ride on a real Tron bike

Parker Brothers Concepts in Melbourne, Fla., have developed a futuristic, street-legal motorcycle that reaches speeds of 100 mph and can travel up to 80 miles on its 100% electric engine.

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How the Tesla Model S is Made: Behind The Scenes

If founder Elon Musk is right, Tesla Motors just might reinvent the American auto industry—with specialized robots building slick electric cars in a factory straight from the future. That’s where the battery-powered Model S is born.

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Tesla, Google Exploring ‘Autopilot’ Car Technology

Bloomberg’s Jamie Butters explains that Tesla is discussing a partnership with Google to develop a driverless, autopilot system for Tesla cars.

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Would You Ride the ‘World’s Lightest Electric Vehicle?’

Boosted Boards promise to provide light, easy electronic transport. But is it a sustainable way of getting around the city?

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SBU V3 Is The Electric Unicycle Of Your Dreams

Most of the time when one thinks of unicycles single wheeled devices which you pedal power while working to keep your balance come to mind. But, in a world where almost anything is being made into an electric vehicle these days, even unicycles are getting this treatment. One of the latest to date we’ve learned of is the SBU V3, which is an upgrade from a previous version by Focus Designs we reported on in 2010.

The SBU V3, according to the Red Ferret Journal, is designed to help one bypass the necessary training to stay upright and moving. It is a self-balancing design, that, like the Segway of old, is controlled through a process known as natural leaning motions. Taking up to half an hour to master, motions you make, such as naturally turning, are detected through on-board 3-axis accelerometers and gyros sensors said to help provide you with stability assistance in this particular scenario. Also, if you happen to be overdoing it on the unicycle, it will push you backwards in such a way as to let you know it is nearing its physical limits.

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QNX hacks a Bentley

While BlackBerry may no longer be an executive brand, Bentleys are still the very icons of style. So when RIM owned software company QNX decided to hack a Bentley, the results were incredibly cool. 

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GPS brings new clarity to city driving

Spanish researchers are developing a low cost Global Positioning System (GPS), designed to overcome the so-called “canyon effect” of inner-city driving. Tall buildings often render a GPS useless in the city, but the researchers say their system offers a 90% improvement over any competing technology currently available to consumers.

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Volvo takes safety to pedestrians with exterior airbags

Swedish car-maker Volvo has turned its attention to pedestrians by installing the first airbags for those outside the car. The new technology was first unveiled at last year’s Geneva Motor Show but has been integrated into the Volvo V40 model, now on sale in a number of countries. 

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