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2016 Mercedes GLC rolls out packing 2.0L turbo four

2016 Mercedes GLC rolls out packing 2.0L turbo four

Mercedes has unveiled its second-generation compact crossover SUV called the GLC. This car is the successor to the GLK crossover SUV and it’s a big update to that former model. The GLC is all new on the inside and out with lots of leather, wood, and aluminum covering the interior. The GLC is stretched by 4.5 inches in length compared to the GLK.

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NASA high-temp materials for spacecraft may help save firefighters

NASA high-temp materials for spacecraft may help save firefighters

NASA research and technology often spills over into the civilian world as time goes by. Over the years, we have seen a number of products become very popular in the civilian world that originated with NASA such as hook and loop closure material and other stuff. NASA is working on new technology to protect spacecraft during the fiery reentry to Earth by layering different heat resistant materials.

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LightSail spacecraft burns up on reentry after successful mission

LightSail spacecraft burns up on reentry after successful mission

Early on in the LightSail mission, things weren't going well for the team behind the test mission for a revolutionary spacecraft called LightSail. The test mission was hit with a software glitch early on that kept the LightSail from being deployed. Eventually the reason that the spacecraft was in safe mode was found to be power levels lower than expected in the Earth's shadow and higher than expected in direct sunlight.

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KT Corp to commercialize GiGA LTE technology

KT Corp to commercialize GiGA LTE technology

The largest telecommunications company in South Korea is KT Corp and the company has announced that it plans to commercialize its new faster LTE service. The new fast LTE network is called GiGA LTE and it combines LTE technology with WiFi connections. The service will provide speeds of up to 1.17 Gbps download, which is 15 times faster than normal LTE connections and four times faster than tri-band LTE-Advanced.

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LG unveils four new LED projectors for 2015

LG unveils four new LED projectors for 2015

Projectors have a bunch of uses from allowing the user to show presentations at the office to a large group of people, to allowing you to watch movies and TV shows on a huge screen at home. One downside to projectors with traditional light bulbs inside is that the bulbs are expensive and have a shorter lifespan than you might think. LED projectors on the other hand have very long bulb life.

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Razer Mamba gaming mouse has adjustable Click Force

Razer Mamba gaming mouse has adjustable Click Force

With E3 2015 underway, there are all sorts of new video games being unveiled for the first time at the show. If you are a PC gamer, the show is also where some new gaming peripherals are unveiled and Razer has rolled out a new high-end gaming mouse. The new mouse is an updated version of the Razer Mamba and it has some tech inside that is a first in the gaming mouse arena.

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SRI Durus humanoid walking robot is ultra-efficient

SRI Durus humanoid walking robot is ultra-efficient

DARPA has been sponsoring all sorts of robotics challenges, including the Robotics Challenge course where the robots are supposed to do things that a human would normally do in an emergency. That isn’t the only challenge that DARPA has put down for robot designers. At the same time the DARAP Robotics Challenge course is being transverse by robots, another challenge is underway.

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Nissan and partners to give second life to EV batteries

Nissan and partners to give second life to EV batteries

Nissan has been making its all-electric Leaf car for a long time and one of the big concerns when it comes to aging EVs is what to do with the battery packs after the vehicle is no longer fit for the road. Nissan and 4R Energy have partnered with Green Charge Networks to give old battery packs from EVs a second life in commercial energy storage. Nissan has conducted several research projects to find ways to use the battery packs outside of the vehicle.

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