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Alden Ehrenreich Has Been Cast As the Young Han Solo

The rumors are true
. Alden Ehrenreich, who made a name for himself earlier this year in the Coen Brothers’ Hail Caesar, has been cast as the young Han Solo in the 2018 Star Wars story directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Play With Ropes Near Helicopters

It’s basic common sense that ropes and fast, spinning blades don’t mix. But in case you need a reminder, recently released video of a near-crash from a rescue helicopter should scare you witless.

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Make Eye Contact With A Bank Robber Running From The Cops On The Wrong Side Of The Highway

Are you prepared to witness the most cinematic real life bank robbery car chase ever recorded? Because this shit is better than Hollywood.

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How Melatonin Helps You Sleep

If you’re having trouble sleeping, melatonin is a popular and easy remedy. It’s effective for many people, doesn’t have any serious safety issues, and is available as pills or gummies for pennies a dose. It’s also misunderstood, though: melatonin is not a traditional sleeping pill.

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Tesla Is Now Gunning To Produce Half A Million Cars Annually By 2018

Tesla has heard the concerns over its plans to produce 500,000 cars annually by 2020, so in today’s quarterly earnings call, the automaker revealed that it’s moving its production forecasts two years earlier to 2018. If we were sitting at the proverbial poker table, Tesla just went all in.

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General Motors Ditched Google Over Data Control: Report

We learned this morning that Google plans to continue to develop its autonomous vehicle technologies with Fiat Chrysler, but only because initial talks with General Motors fell through—for the exact same reason BMW and Daimler backed out of a deal
to help Apple with their its vehicle development. So what’s going on?

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Here Are More Of The Most Amazing Images Of Exploding Cars You’ll Ever See

Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner is back with a second part to his “Disintegrating” series featuring classic model supercars “exploded” to dramatically reveal all the tiny, beautiful parts of the car. The photos are what I imagine engineer’s daydream about, and I can’t stop staring at them.

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Is Captain America’s Shield Really Bulletproof?

Cap’s shield has deflected all kinds of shit over the last few years, but outside the Marvel universe, vibranium is in short supply. So what can Captain America’s shield do when it’s made of titanium?

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Here’s How Tesla Is Designing The Model 3 To Be The Most Aerodynamic Car Ever Made 

Shortly after the unveiling of Tesla’s Model 3 earlier this month, Elon Musk took to Twitter in a storm of information about the new car, mentioning that the target drag coefficient was 0.21. If that target makes it to production, it would make the Model 3 the most aerodynamic high-volume production car ever made. Here’s the plan to do it.

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GoPros Make Road Biking Look Way More Intense

Road biking is a sport normally associated with skinny Europeans and creative cheating. But beyond the packaged hour-long TV highlights, it’s also an incredibly gritty and dedicated sport.

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