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Speaking of Bob Lazar, Remember His “Water Powered Car” [Video]

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Speaking of Bob Lazar, Remember His “Water Powered Car” [Video]

Decades ago, when an individual claimed to work at a military facility that required top level security clearance and spoke about classified military secrets and technology, they were ridiculed. This is why, in some cases, they were allowed to speak and share sensitive information, because most of it was so unbelievable and easy to ridicule that, instead of the world of secrecy retaliating, they let these individuals speak their mind. In the past, individuals “blowing the whistle,” regardless of whether or not their backgrounds could be verifiable, was something that didn’t happen as much as it happens today. Take for...

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Woman Kisses Brand New Car for 50 Hours, Gets to Take It Home

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Woman Kisses Brand New Car for 50 Hours, Gets to Take It Home

Dilini Jayasuriya, a 30-year-old woman from Austin, Texas, recently won a brand new 2017 KIA Optima LX after kissing it continuously for 50 hours in a “Kiss a KIA” contest. Sponsored by iHeart radio station 96.7 KISS FM, the Kiss a KIA contest started on Monday morning, with 20 people gluing their lips on the new car for the chance to win it. The rules were pretty straightforward: the last person to be smooching the sedan after 50 hours would be declared the winner. If multiple contestants reached the 50-hour mark, the winner’s name would be drawn in a raffle....

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Tesla fixes security bugs after claims of Model S hack

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Tesla fixes security bugs after claims of Model S hack

Tesla has fixed a security bug that allowed hackers to remotely take control over a Tesla Model S. Researchers in China found a series of vulnerabilities that, when combined, allowed them to remotely take over the car and control its sunroof, central display, door locks and even the braking system. But now Tesla has rolled out a security update that fixes the bugs in the system, the company has said. Tencent's Keen Security Lab said on its blog that its researchers were able to remotely control some systems on the Tesla S in both driving and parking modes by exploiting...

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Electric vehicles can meet drivers' needs enough to replace 90 percent of vehicles now on the road

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Electric vehicles can meet drivers' needs enough to replace 90 percent of vehicles now on the road

Could existing electric vehicles (EVs), despite their limited driving range, bring about a meaningful reduction in the greenhouse-gas emissions that are causing global climate change? Researchers at MIT have just completed the most comprehensive study yet to address this hotly debated question, and have reached a clear conclusion: Yes, they can. The study, which found that a wholesale replacement of conventional vehicles with electric ones is possible today and could play a significant role in meeting climate change mitigation goals, was published today in the journal Nature Energy by Jessika Trancik, the Atlantic Richfield Career Development Associate Professor in Energy...

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Worried About Self-Driving Cars? Guess What—There's Something You Can Do About That

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Worried About Self-Driving Cars? Guess What—There's Something You Can Do About That

For three years I’ve been writing at least once a week about self-driving cars and I’ve recently noticed a shift in popular opinion. The wide-eyed optimism of seeing Google’s cute-as-a-button robot bopping unassisted around a parking lot has been replaced by some ambiguous, malicious, unknowable entity, a shapeshifting Smoke Monster that ruins our lives and ravages our neighborhoods in a blur of carbon emissions and tail lights. Suddenly, we’ve started to appropriate the term “self-driving cars” to represent all we fear about our transportation future. We’re not merely concerned that “self-driving cars” are being programmed to kill us. Just in...

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