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Is your ‘check engine’ light on? Here are 10 reasons why

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The orange, engine-shaped icon that sometimes appears in your car’s instrument cluster isn’t just a nuisance; it’s a sign that something is wrong under the hood. Ignoring it could leave you stranded at the worst possible moment, cost you thousands, or both. The check engine light warns of issues ranging …

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The world’s largest aircraft just tore itself apart in a field

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The world’s largest aircraft suffered more problems over the weekend when it slipped free from its mooring mast before automatically tearing apart and coming to rest in a crumpled heap in a field. Two people sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident. It’s the second disaster to hit …

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200 feared dead in tunnel accident at North Korea nuclear test site

More than 200 people are feared to have died when a tunnel caved in at North Korea’s nuclear test site after its latest detonation. A tunnel collapsed at Punggye-ri in early September, days after North Korea conducted its sixth and largest underground nuclear test on September 3, TV Asahi said, …

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Uber appoints banking executive Powers-Freeling as first UK chairman

Uber appointed Laurel Powers-Freeling, who has held a series of banking roles, as its first UK chairman just as it battles to retain its operating license in London, its most important European market. Powers-Freeling, who has previously been chief executive of retailer Marks & Spencer’s (MKS.L) banking arm M&S Money …

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Toyota: Committed to hydrogen cars despite potential ‘game changer’ electric vehicle battery

Toyota Motor Corp said its solid-state battery technology under development could be a “game changer” for electric vehicles, but that does not mean it is moving away from hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles. Having long touted fuel-cell vehicles and plug-in hybrids as the most sensible technologies to make cars greener, Japan’s top-selling …

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Red Bull Music Academy uses 100 cars to make the largest synth orchestra ever

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These type of installations showcase the vast musical applications of everyday products. Recently, 100 car owners had their cars turned into instruments in an unconventional orchestra. For the Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) Festival in Los Angeles, world-famous artist Ryoji Ikeda arranged 100 cars to play note ‘A’ sounds for …

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