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Jul
2019

Two Ferrari 250 GT California Spiders set to be market barometers in Monterey

Since 2008, eight Ferrari 250 GT California Spiders have sold for more than $10 million, with ...

The Ferrari 250 GT California Spider is the most valuable Ferrari made in significant numbers, but although 108 cars were produced, it still requires US$10 million or more to take one home from an auction. Two California Spiders (one SWB, one LWB) have been announced as auction block starters at Monterey this year and just how these two cars fare will be a key indicator as to the state of the top end of the market. This article covers the top 10 most valuable Spiders to have sold, with discussion on the various key features and links to all past auctions.

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Category: Automotive

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22
Jul
2019

Forcite launches its MK1 smart motorcycle helmet, with a unique LED visual communication strip

Full carbon shell keeps the weight to a nice, low 1,550 grams for this fully integrated ...

Forcite has officially launched its MK1 smart motorcycle helmet, which forgoes the HUD in favor of an interesting LED light strip, as well as a HD, wide-angle camera, Bluetooth comms unit, VOIP intercom and a handlebar-mounted control unit.

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Category: Motorcycles

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22
Jul
2019

A single gene mutation 2 million years ago may have made humans prone to heart disease

Researchers have traced our presdisposition to cardiovascular diseases back to a single gene mutation in an ...

Cardiovascular diseases are the number one killer in the world – and it turns out we might have a two million year old ancestor to blame. Researchers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have pinpointed a single gene that ancient ancestors lost, which appears to have predisposed us as a species towards higher rates of atherosclerosis than other apes and mammals.

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Category: Biology

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22
Jul
2019

Swappable titanium screwdriver keeps extra hex bits on hand

The Ti EDS tool is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign

Why carry one screwdriver when you can effectively carry three? The folks at Big Idea Design have debuted a new solution for handy folks after some versatility when tending to everyday tasks, with the new Ti EDS screwdriver able to hold any kind of hex bit on its tip, while stowing a couple of spares away neatly inside its titanium body.

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Category: Outdoors

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22
Jul
2019

Lyra combines a handheld, retro-game emulator and a personal computer in one device

Lyra's 5-inch, TFT LCD display runs at a resolution of 800 x 480, sufficient for most ...

Lyra is a handheld games console with a twist. It doesn't come with any games, you put it together yourself (or pay a little extra for pre-built) and it can double as a personal computer and a Raspberry Pi experimentation platform. It's a quirky offering that could appeal to the classic console fan who loves to tinker.

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Category: Mobile Technology

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22
Jul
2019

Peloton's Automated Follow feature would allow a person to drive two trucks at once

Peloton calls its newly announced technology Automated Following

Trucking is an industry that could be shaped significantly by autonomous vehicle tech in the coming years, and enabling heavy haulers to roll along in tight formations known as platoons could be a key part of this future. Startup Peloton has an interesting new take on this concept, describing an automated following system that would effectively allow a human to drive two trucks at once.

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Category: Automotive

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22
Jul
2019

Harvard study finds not all vegetarian diets are equal in preventing type 2 diabetes

A large meta-study found a significant difference in type 2 diabetes risk between different types of ...

A large and comprehensive meta-analysis led by scientists from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is offering the most convincing evidence to date that a plant-based diet can significantly lower a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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Category: Health & Wellbeing

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22
Jul
2019

Own the Sky: David Mayman launches jetpack documentary with thunderous public flight demo

Ferocious jets whip up the water below David Mayman as crowds line the stairs of the ...

It's been four years since I first spoke to David Mayman over the phone, in the afterglow of his pioneering jetpack flight around the Statue of Liberty. Since that day, things have moved along at a rapid pace. Jetpack Aviation has developed a number of new jetpack models, multiple pilots are now training under Mayman as the world's only fully FAA certified jetpack instructor, and a growing number of people have now seen an honest-to-god jetpack performance in person.

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Category: Aircraft

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