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New rocky exoplanet with three red suns discovered

New rocky exoplanet with three red suns discovered

NASA has announced that a new exoplanet has been discovered and the new exoplanet is called LTT 1445 A b. It was discovered using data from the TESS space telescope. A team from the Harvard Center for Astrophysics discovered the system when looking through TESS data. The team says that LTT 1445 A b is likely a rocky world and its orbits its parent star very quickly needing only five days for an orbit.

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2020 Honda Civic Si Features 205hp Turbo Four

2020 Honda Civic Si Features 205hp Turbo Four

Honda has announced the 2020 Civic Si and the car will bring some updates for the new model year. The 2020 Honda Civic Si sedan and Si coupe feature more refined LED headlight designs and a revised final drive ratio for better acceleration. 2020 Civic Si models will hit dealerships on September 6 and will start at $25,000.

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Wearable sensor predicts outbursts from autistic users

Wearable sensor predicts outbursts from autistic users

Scientists at Northeastern University have created a wearable device that claims to be able to predict aggressive outbursts from autistic people a minute before the outburst happens. The wearable device is designed to alert caretakers when stress levels are nearing the point where an aggressive episode could happen. The device was created by a behavioral scientist called Matthew Goodwin.

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Ancient Mars had periods of warm weather and flowing water

Ancient Mars had periods of warm weather and flowing water

Scientists are studying Mars intently and know that in its distant past, the planet had water. The question the scientists want to answer is was the water that was present on the Red Planted frozen in ice, or was it liquid and flowing. Warm conditions would make life more likely.

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Waymo adds Florida for heavy rain testing

Waymo adds Florida for heavy rain testing

Waymo is working to ensure that its autonomous cars can operate in all conditions no matter what the day brings. The company says that it has been testing the last few years in snowy Novi, Michigan, rainy Kirkland, Washington, foggy San Francisco, and in the dust of Phoenix, Arizona. To test the Waymo vehicles in heavy rain, the company has announced that it is rolling out a new testing location and this one is in Miami, Florida.

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MIT creates a battery-free underwater sensor

MIT creates a battery-free underwater sensor

Scientists are working to explore the oceans around the globe and to enable that MIT has invented a new type of sensor. These sensors will allow scientists to deploy the sensor arrays around the world without worrying about the sensors going offline because of a depleted battery. The sensors are described as using near-zero power to transmit sensor data.

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NASA confirms Europa Clipper mission’s next phase

NASA confirms Europa Clipper mission’s next phase

NASA has announced that it has confirmed the next phase of the Europa Clipper mission is going to happen. The decision allows the mission to progress to completion of a final design. After the final design is completed, the construction and testing phase of the mission will commence.

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Mercedes adds EQ Power plug-in hybrid tech to A- and B-Class

Mercedes adds EQ Power plug-in hybrid tech to A- and B-Class

Mercedes is plugging away on its road to electrification, noting that the plug-in hybrid is a big step on the road to a fully electric future. The automaker has announced new plug-in hybrids under the EQ Power label. The new hybrids include the A 250 e that consumes 1.4-1.5 liters per 100 km.

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Indian Chandrayaan 2 lunar probe enters moon orbit

Indian Chandrayaan 2 lunar probe enters moon orbit

India launched the Chandrayaan 2 lunar probe about four weeks ago, and this week the probe entered lunar orbit. Inserting itself into lunar orbit is one of the most challenging maneuvers that the probe had to pull off on its Moon mission. The trip to the Moon took four weeks, and the Indian Space Research Organisation has stated that the spacecraft has completed its Lunar Orbit insertion.

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UC Berkeley sensor can measure sweat in real-time

UC Berkeley sensor can measure sweat in real-time

Scientists from UC Berkeley have created a wearable sensor that can measure sweat in real-time. The sensor is thought to one day allow the monitoring of vital health statistics without having to prick the skin and draw blood. The hope is that the wearable sensor might be able to monitor sweat in real-time and provide information on issues like dehydration and fatigue.

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Lamborghini unveiled a pair of special cars at Monterey Car Week

Lamborghini unveiled a pair of special cars at Monterey Car Week

Lamborghini is on hand at Monterey Car Week, and at the show, it is unveiling a pair of special edition cars along with talking up new colors for the Urus SUV. The new cars that Lamborghini is showing off include the Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster, a limited edition production version of the iconic roadster. That car will be produced in a limited run of 63 units to commemorate the founding of the company in 1963.

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NASA chooses two smallsat proposals for deep space science

NASA chooses two smallsat proposals for deep space science

NASA has announced that it has selected a pair of proposals to demonstrate the small satellite technologies that are aimed at improving science observations in deep space. The goal for the proposals is to improve observations to allow NASA to develop models to predict space weather events that can impact astronauts and spacecraft.

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