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Is Roborace self-driving race car faster than a professional driver?

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This is not the way to stop on a dime

It's a problem that comes up every time an armored truck spills cash on a highway, as one did just last week. People jump out of their cars to chase the fluttering money around, grab it up and disappear. How to deal with such larcenous human behavior? How about transporting the money in a form that's not worth picking up? How about dimes? How about $800,000 worth of dimes?

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Knocks "quaint, vestigial" investment theory, then can't let it alone

Elon Musk is taking on Warren Buffett over investment strategy. On Twitter, because of course. And it centers on candy and moats.

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Daring raid in which the Rams rammed the factory gates

Thursday morning, a group of thieves broke into the grounds of Fiat-Chrysler's truck assembly plant in Warren, Mich., where the 2018 Ram 1500 is built, and stole eight brand-new trucks, according to the Detroit Free Press. The news outlet reports that the thieves drove to up a fence in a pickup truck and cut through to get on the property. They then gathered up trucks and drove right out through the main gates. With a starting price of just over $33,000 for a base Ram 1500, the thieves got away

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He was found underneath, near the car's tailpipe

Sex in a car is surprisingly significant cause of distracted driving, but most people know where to draw the line between man and machine. According to The Kansan, a 24-year-old man was arrested in Newton, Kansas, for attempting to have sex with a car.

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Aston Martin and Triton Submarines team to build luxury sub

Aston Martin and Triton Submarines have teamed to build probably the world's most stylish and luxurious way to dive beneath the waves. Called Project Neptune, this two-passenger mini submarine looks like something designed and developed by Q Branch for James Bond. Though to be fair, the evildoers at Spectre might also appreciate a submersible that works a little Aston flair into its design.

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It lifts out of the water for a smooth ride

Flying water car. The Bubble is a 100 percent electric water taxi created by the French company SeaBubbles. The goal is to lower pollution and provide relief from heavy traffic on busy city streets.

This is the type of traffic jam anyone could love

Sometimes it really pays to get to work on-time. That was the case Wednesday morning, when a Brinks truck showered commuters in Indianapolis with approximately $600,000 dollars in cash. The incident occurred when a rear door opened as the truck was traveling on Interstate 70. According to this report, bags and bundles of money, along with loose bills, came showering out of the truck before it could come a stop.

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What was he thinking? He explains

A Tesla owner in England has been banned from driving for 18 months after activating Autopilot, then leaving the driver seat while on a busy highway.

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Rolling restroom isn't just a convenience

We've been worried about North Korea's Kim Jong Un dropping the bomb. Turns out that, metaphorically, his security services worry about that too. In the run-up to this week's historic meeting between the Great Leader and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, we learned from The Washington Post that the protection of Kim extends right down to his excrement.

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Today's strange Japanese robot news

A Transformers-style, humanoid robot that can shape-shift into a sports car in about 60 seconds was unveiled in Japan on Wednesday.

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Mech tech is apparently the new hotness

Transcript: Mech suit racing is coming. Furrion exo-bionics has created what they call the world's first racing mech. Designed to compete in the X1 mech racing league. No word when this league will begin.

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Watchdog sounds off on Pruitt's cone of silence

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated the law when it approved a $43,000 soundproof phone booth last year for the office of embattled Administrator Scott Pruitt, a congressional watchdog unit said on Monday.

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Financially troubled Necco may shut down if it can't find a buyer

Let us now turn our attention to Necco Wafers. Specifically, the very fate of the age-old multi-colored gelatin candy, which is offered in seven flavors, amid the financial crisis of Necco, officially known as the New England Confectionary Co. What does this have to do with automobiles, you might ask? Well, a 23-year-old Florida woman named Katie Samuels has such fond memories of eating the confection as a child that she offered her car in exchange for wholesaler Candystore.com's remaining stoc

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The snow art was created to celebrate 70 years of the legendary truck

It's been 70 long years since the original Land Rover was introduced at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show. The story goes that the boxy shape was drawn in the sand of Red Wharf Bay by Rover's engineering director Maurice Wilks. Now, that figure has been stomped on the snow of the French Alps, as an artist specializing on snow art has created a 820-foot Defender shape at La Plagne.

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Imagine living next to this: The song is the same, over and over

A "singing road" in the Netherlands creates a cacophony for nearby villagers.

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Video shows employees taking out their frustration over missed bonus

South Korea on Friday urged General Motors' local subsidiary and labor union to reach a wage deal swiftly, after the automaker failed to make bonus payments — and triggered a violent protest in which workers ransacked GM's executive offices.

Animals get themselves stuck on tall bridge for 18 hours

What's with all the weird bridge news this week? First there was the truck with the raised dump trailer that clobbered a bridge in a video. Then the Slow Mo Guys created their own bridge crash and got some great video. Now, highway workers have rescued two little goats who lost their way — stranded on a beam of the Mahoning River Bridge, near New Castle, Pa. They were midspan on the 1,700-foot-long bridge, which is 109 feet tall.