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Land Rover Transparent Bonnet concept lets you see what’s under the car

Land Rover Transparent Bonnet concept lets you see what’s under the car

Land Rover has unveiled a new concept system that makes the hood of the car see through so that the driver can see what is under the car and out of their line of sight. The tech is called the Transparent Bonnet concept and provides a full view of what is under and in front of the car, so drivers can see hidden obstacles. Land Rover says that the transparent bonnet system is part of a suite of concept tech being showcased in the Discovery Vision Concept car at the New York International Motor Show.

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Researchers power scale model P-51 Mustang with fuel created from seawater

Researchers power scale model P-51 Mustang with fuel created from seawater

Being able to turn water into fuel for vehicles is something that has been a dream of researchers for decades. A team of researchers at the US Naval Research Laboratory, Materials and Science division, have demonstrated a proof of concept for a fuel created from seawater. The team developed a process for the recovery of carbon dioxide and hydrogen from seawater that was then converted into a liquid hydrocarbon fuel.

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Logitech illuminated K830 keyboard lets you control a HTPC in the dark

Logitech illuminated K830 keyboard lets you control a HTPC in the dark

Logitech has unveiled its latest keyboard and this one is aimed at the people sitting in the living room trying to control a HTPC from across the room. The keyboard is called the Logitech Illuminated Living-room Keyboard K830 and its big feature is backlit keys. Having backlit keys means that the keyboard is easy to use in a dark room while you watch a movie or your favorite TV show.

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Viper Smartkey locks and unlocks your car using your smartphone

Viper Smartkey locks and unlocks your car using your smartphone

If you have ever wished your car would unlock the doors when you walk up to it and lock the doors when you walk away, Viper has a slick product you will like. The product is called the Viper Smartkey and it works with your smartphone to turn your keyless entry system into an automated affair. Using this system, you won't have to press a button on the door of your car or fish for a key fob to lock or unlock doors.

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Duke researchers create self-healing lab grown muscle

Duke researchers create self-healing lab grown muscle

Researchers from Duke University have made a break through with artificial lab grown muscle tissue. The team has created an artificial muscle that is able to contract powerfully and rapidly while being able to be successfully integrated into mice in tests. One of the coolest aspects of this artificial muscle is that the fibers are able to heal themselves.

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SK Hynix 128GB memory module uses 8Gb DDR4

SK Hynix 128GB memory module uses 8Gb DDR4

SK Hynix has announced a new high-density memory module that it claims to be the world's first to hit 128GB. The module uses 8Gb DDR4 and is built on advanced 20nm class technology. Hynix says that the new module is double the density of existing 64GB offerings and uses TSV (Through Silicon Via) technology.

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