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The Fascinating Engineering of the Olympic Class Ships
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The Fascinating Engineering of the Olympic Class Ships

June 21, 2016You probably know about the Titanic, but it was actually just one in a trio of state of the art ocean liners back in the day. The Olympic class ships were built by the Harland & Wolff shipyard for the White Star Line, including the Olympic, Brittanic, and Titanic. What you may not now is that the Titanic wasn& 39;t even the flagship of this class, in fact, the Olympic launched first, and it also got into a wreck before the Titanic as well.

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World's Largest Dump Truck Weighs in at 496 Tons

June 25, 2016Highly specialized engineering operations often require vehicles that are on a scale seen nowhere else in the industry, and the BelAz 75710 is no exception. The largest dump truck in the world features a conventional 2-axle set-up but with 4 wheels on each axle. The turning radius is 20 meters and it can travel up to a top speed of 64 km/hr.
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Siemens Wants to Power Electric Trucks with Overhead Lines

June 29, 2016As the world faces a future of autonomous and eco-friendly transportation alternatives, exactly how we will reach that point is still unknown. Siemens has proposed a rather out of the box solution to powering electric trucks, and it uses a technology that has been around for over 150 years.
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THE SHAMAN: An 8WD All-Terrain Behemoth

Sometimes engineering is about the most efficient creation. Sometimes it& 39;s about doing it big and dangerous. Meet Shaman, an 8AWD behemoth.June 25, 2016Engineering is about creating devices that are more efficient, practical, and safer to use. Meet Shaman, an 8x8, all-terrain vehicle that meets none of those criteria- but that does not take away any of its glory.
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BMW has Teamed Up with Intel to Develop Autonomous Cars

July 03, 2016 Image Source: Vasse Nicolas/ Flickr As automobile manufacturers race to hone in on the future of autonomous cars, BMW has just enlisted the help of Intel and Mobileye to develop their technologies. Through the partnership, BMW believes that they can bring their version of autonomous cars to the mass market by 2021, a future that is not far off.
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Autopilot Accident Death Sparks Tesla Investigation

July 01, 2016 Image Source: Tesla Motors While Tesla autopilot has come under fire many times since its implementation into their vehicles, the company has always been able to avoid the blame in accidents. A new accident, however, which resulted in the death of the driver has caused U.S. auto safety regulators to investigate the safety of their vehicles.
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Swedish Maker Creates 8-Rotor Flying Chair

July 28, 2016Talk about making the commute to work a breeze. A Swedish maker has created a chair that flies using 8 rotors and is controllable by the rider. This machine isn& 39;t technically a drone because it carries a rider, but it is equally as incredible to see a DIY machine like this. Unlike many multi-rotor flying machines, this flying chair uses small combustion engines to power the rotors, thus allowing for more HP per blade as opposed to electric power.
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Porsche's New Electric Car is Set to Take On Tesla

August 03, 2016 Image Source: Porsche The Mission E, Porsche& 39;s first fully electric vehicle will be rolling off of production lines in 2020, and Tesla is going to have some serious competition. According to Business Insider, the company plans on hiring 1,400 people to help develop the car into fruition.
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China is Testing Bus that Drives Over Cars

August 03, 2016A little while back you may have heard that China was planning on building a bus that drove over cars on the roadway, but now they are actually testing a working model. The giant bus platform can drive over two lanes of traffic while carrying passengers in a lounge-type setting above. Straddling the roadway enables the bus to cut past traffic and also help eliminate congestion at the same time.
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The BMW i8 is the Icon of Progress in the Field of Sports Cars

August 12, 2016 Image Source: BMW The BMW i8 is one of the most revolutionary sports cars of the modern times. From the incorporation of a plug-in hybrid engine to its ability to go from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds, its prowess is unmatched in the automotive industry. Tesla and other car manufacturers are good in their own right, but the i8 is in a class all of its own.
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Aston Martin Vulcan is the Most Intense Supercar Ever

August 10, 2016 Image Source: Aston Martin If you are a billionaire looking for a new supercar to add to your garage, meet the Aston Martin Vulcan. This track-only supercar is what Aston Martin is calling their & 34;most intense and exhilarating creation to date.& 34; Developed in conjunction with Aston Martin Racing, the supercar features a V12 7.
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Tesla's Next Autopilot is Likely Going to be FULLY Autonomous

August 14, 2016Tesla has been on the forefront of autonomous driving for some time now, although they have fought off a good deal of worthy competition. While their autopilot software has come into question many times in the past due to accidents, rumor has it that their next release will have FULLY autonomous functionality.
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Man Build DIY Amphibious Car with Retractable Wheels

August 12, 2016Amphibious cars have been around for a while now, but they are often quite expensive and require quite a bit of maintenance. This usually means that they are out of reach of the everyday man, but one man decided to just build his own. An amphibious car is one that can both drive on the road and sail on the water.
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3-Wheeled Electric Scooter is the Vehicle of the Future

August 14, 2016Electric vehicles are becoming more and more common with virtually every manufacturer getting in on the market. There are many other electric bicycles and motorbikes on the market, but a new Kickstarter aims at creating an efficient electric 3-wheeled scooter. It is called the Doohan EV3 iTank electric scooter, and it is the future.
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Tesla Battery Explodes and Burns Car to a Crisp

August 18, 2016In recent news, a Tesla Model S burst into flames in France this past week, but it& 39;s nothing to be worried about because cars always explode. The Model S battery caught fire after the driver took a turn on a highway. Luckily the car sounded warnings and everyone was able to escape safely before the car caught fire.
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Don't Fear The Ripper - Meet the 2016 Lazareth LM847

September 01, 2016The minds at French builder are truly not running dry on imagination.If you are a big fan of motorcycles, then this one surely deserves more than a quick glance, Meet the 2016 Lazareth LM847, albeit a tad on the impractical side, this beast is still quite the engineering feat.Unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motorshow.
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