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Elon Musk Wants to Build a Hyperloop From New York City to DC

Elon Musk has a longstanding habit of trying to shake up the status quo, from Tesla, to SolarCity, to his ideas for a Hyperloop, and finally his new drill-boring machine, appropriately titled The Boring Company. While the first two examples are actively developed products, Hyperloops remain in their infancy, with only short, slow demonstrations of the technology appearing to date. The Boring Company isn’t a huge priority for Musk, but if what he calls a “verbal government approval” to build a Hyperloop from New York City to DC pans out, that ...

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Elon Musk Wants to Build a Hyperloop From New York City to DC

Elon Musk has a longstanding habit of trying to shake up the status quo, from Tesla, to SolarCity, to his ideas for a Hyperloop, and finally his new drill-boring machine, appropriately titled The Boring Company. While the first two examples are actively developed products, Hyperloops remain in their infancy, with only short, slow demonstrations of the technology appearing to date. The Boring Company isn’t a huge priority for Musk, but if what he calls a “verbal government approval” to build a Hyperloop from New York City to DC pans out, that ...

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Samples taken from Salvador Dali's body to resolve paternity suit

FIGUERAS, Spain (Reuters) – Forensic scientists and legal experts began taking DNA samples from the embalmed body of Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali on Thursday to try to resolve a paternity claim. Maria Pilar Abel, who was born in 1956 in the northern Spanish town of Figueras – Dali’s home town and the place he is buried – claims her mother had an affair with the painter and has been trying to prove she is his daughter for years. Slideshow (9 Images) When Dali died in 1989, aged 84, his ...

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OJ Simpson to be freed from Nevada prison

Media playback is unsupported on your device Former US football star and actor OJ Simpson has been granted parole after nine years in a Nevada prison. “Thank you!” said the 70-year-old, bowing his head as the board approved him for release. Simpson, who was acquitted for a double murder in 1995, has been serving time for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and 10 other charges. He is set to walk free in October after being convicted of a 2007 confrontation at a Las Vegas hotel. OJ trials: Where ...

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Brexit: Barnier urges more 'clarity' from the UK

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has urged the UK for more “clarity” on where it stands on key issues such as citizens rights and the “divorce bill”. Michel Barnier said progress had been made in talks with David Davis in areas where the UK position was clear. But there were still differences on how citizens’ residence rights will be “guaranteed” and how it will maintain the common travel area in Ireland. He was speaking at a media conference at the end of the second week of talks. Mr Barnier said ...

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Justice League: See The Incredible Batmobile Replica From The Movie

GameSpot is on the ground at San Diego Comic-Con, and one of the first things we saw is a replica of the Batmobile from DC’s upcoming superhero movie Justice League. Click through the images in the gallery below to get a closer look at the Batmobile: Image courtesy of Warner Bros. “The hybrid prototype military and civilian vehicle, reaching speeds of up to 205 MPH, has been integrated with the latest in covert military grade armaments as well as stealth and active protective systems,” reads a line from Warner Bros.’ ...

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NASA Reveals Eerie Whistling Electron Waves from Space

There is no sound in space, at least not the kind of sound we as humans can detect. There is, however, something akin to sound if you have the right tools to listen to it. NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center does, in the form of the Van Allen probes. This pair of robotic spacecraft have been in orbit of Earth for almost five years, sending back data on the electromagnetic and radiological conditions in space. The agency has released a number of audio recordings generated by plasma wave data from the ...

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Afghan Girls Banned From US Robotics Competition Finally Attend Event

Earlier this month, a team of six Afghan girls with a passion for robotics were denied entrance into the United States. They were planning to attend the FIRST Global Challenge competition, which runs from Sunday July 16th through Tuesday July 18th in Washington DC. The event is meant to educate more high school students in robotics and to increase their overall knowledge and skills. Back then they were told their robot could attend the event, provided anyone who showed up knew how to test it. They would be allowed to ...

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What Cilic learned from his close losses against Federer

9:41 PM ET Peter BodoTennis Close Peter Bodo has been covering tennis for over 35 years, mostly recently for ESPN. He is a former WTA Writer of the Year and the author of numerous books, including the classic “The Courts of Babylon” and the New York Times bestseller (with Pete Sampras), “A Champion’s Mind.” It’s Marin Cilic‘s turn again to ride the mechanical bull that is Roger Federer. Cilic, the lean and sinewy 6-foot-6 power server, is the last man standing between Wimbledon No. 3 seed Federer and an Open ...

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