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Nov 7, 2020

1st Look At 2021 Tesla Model 3

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A new version of Tesla’s Model 3 has arrived in Hong Kong. Driving UpCar shared a first look at it on YouTube. DDcar also reported that Hong Kong Tesla has officially brought the new 2021 Model 3 into the K11 Mall in Tsim Sha Tsui for public display. This batch of Model 3 cars was made in the Fremont factory and is expected to have basically the same configuration around the world.

Some of the changes discussed in the video include a minor change in the headlights, new design on the wheels, all-black trim, and door handles, of which they say, “I believe it’s not that easy to leave a fingerprint on them now.”

Nov 7, 2020

TMC DUMONT — Motorcycle with an Airplane Engine

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This is the TMC DUMONT, which is a concept art motorcycle, designed and built by Retired F1 driver and designer Tarso Marques.

This ultra sleek, hubless wheel, motorcycle, is powered by an actual 300 hp, six-cylinder, Rolls-Royce Continental Aircraft Engine from 1960.

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Nov 7, 2020

Earth Grows Fine Gemstones in Minutes – Crystals Could Grow Up to 3 Feet per Day in Some Cooling Magmas

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Rome wasn’t built in a day, but some of Earth’s finest gemstones were, according to new research from Rice University.

Aquamarine, emerald, garnet, zircon and topaz are but a few of the crystalline minerals found mostly in pegmatites, veinlike formations that commonly contain both large crystals and hard-to-find elements like tantalum and niobium. Another common find is lithium, a vital component of electric car batteries.

“This is one step towards understanding how Earth concentrates lithium in certain places and minerals,” said Rice graduate student Patrick Phelps, co-author of a study published online in Nature Communications. “If we can understand the basics of pegmatite growth rates, it’s one step in the direction of understanding the whole picture of how and where they form.”

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Nov 7, 2020

Chain Delete Bike

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For those who like biking.

I stilll remember all those times my bike chains got lose. Could these guys have found a solution?


This chainless bike is dubbed ‘the most aerodynamic bike ever made’.

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Nov 7, 2020

Display your favorite emojis on your car

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Would you like to have your own personal emoji display on your car?

These guys seem to having fun with it.

Nov 7, 2020

People Are Jailbreaking Used Teslas to Get the Features They Expect

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Article from Vice.com. I guess owning a Tesla does have its own drawbacks. Tesla can disable features from your car if you didn’t pay enough money. And it seems it’s hard to repair if you get into an accident, due to Tesla’s tight ownership. Insurance companies may quickly declare these Teslas as total losses.

This is pushing some people to jailbreak their cars to return these features. Especially those that are already declared as total losses. (So voiding the warranty really doesn’t mean much to them)

Interesting. bigsmile

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Nov 6, 2020

Inside the First Solar-Powered Flight Around the World

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A new documentary highlights the challenges overcome by the experimental aircraft, Solar Impulse.

Nov 6, 2020

Tesla (TSLA) receives massive new order of Tesla Semi electric trucks — biggest yet?

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Tesla (TSLA) has received a massive new order of Tesla Semi electric trucks from a truck-leasing company.

It might be its biggest order for the Tesla Semi program yet.

When Tesla launched the Tesla Semi in 2017, the automaker used the same reservation model that made it successful with passenger electric vehicles.

Nov 5, 2020

Thrust SSC — still the only car to travel faster than the speed of sound

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Circa 2017


Today, 15th October 2017, marks the 20th anniversary of the Thrust SSC team setting the World Land Speed Record of 763.035mph — making it the first and only car to reach speeds faster than the speed of the sound.

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Nov 5, 2020

FireForce 3 Jet Car — 10000+ hp — 1/4 mile 5.95

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2016 VW Action at Santa Pod Raceway. The FireForce 3 Jet car is officially the fastest jet car in the world over the 1/4 mile, having run a 5.79 @ 336mph before!! It is powered by a Pratt & Whitney J60 engine from a Sikorsky Skycrane helicopter, with 5500lbs of thrust, converting to over 10,000hp. Nice video of it still running in the 5’s with a 5.95 but opening the chutes early to cross the line at 224mph.

Real life version of the GTA Vigilante

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