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Aston Martin Vanquish spied winter testing

Aston Martin Vanquish spied winter testing

Some new images of the Aston Martin Vanquish have turned up that show the car out testing in the snow. It could well be the only Vanquish to be driven in the snow, as most owners would never commit such a supercar atrocity. The 2019 Vanquish has been spied a few times and is said to differ from the DB11 significantly, especially in the front bumper that offers a more aggressive look.

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Harvard milliDelta robot is incredibly fast

Harvard milliDelta robot is incredibly fast

Researchers at Harvard have been working on a robot that is built using a design inspired by origami and it is incredibly fast. The bot can move at velocities of 0.45 m/s and accelerate at 215 m/s squared. Robots of this sort inspired by origami creations are some of the most useful out there being able to bend and move with potential for use in factories where they could move at speeds humans can't replicate.

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Land Rover Defender Works V8 Celebrates Seven Decades of Rover

Land Rover Defender Works V8 Celebrates Seven Decades of Rover

Land Rover has announced a very cool off-roader that will get fans of the brand hot and bothered. The new vehicle marks the launch of a special limited-edition Land Rover Defender packing a 5.0L naturally aspirated V8 engine under the hood. The V8 makes 405PS and 515Nm of torque.

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Ferrari to build EV supercar tips CEO

Ferrari to build EV supercar tips CEO

Ferrari is reconsidering some of the things that it will build. There was resistance to a Ferrari SUV for instance but that is certainly happening now. Ferrari is also known for screaming V8 and V12 engines, a silent electric car isn’t something expected from the Italian automaker.

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Boeing’s SR-71 Blackbird replacement travels faster than Mach 5

Boeing’s SR-71 Blackbird replacement travels faster than Mach 5

Arguably the coolest aircraft ever made was the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, an aircraft long retired. Boeing has now unveiled the first design details of the successor to the Blackbird and this new aircraft will be hypersonic. Boeing is aiming for an aircraft capable of traveling over Mach 5.

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Infiniti aims to go electric starting in 2021

Infiniti aims to go electric starting in 2021

One of the coolest concept cars that we saw at the Detroit Auto Show was the Infiniti Q Inspiration concept car. That long and sleek four-door beauty wants to make the sedan cool again and if Infiniti builds it, cool it will certainly be. What we didn’t hear much about at the auto show was when we might see something based on the Infiniti Q.

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Black hole spied spitting out gas a second time

Black hole spied spitting out gas a second time

It's exceedingly rare to catch a black hole spewing out matter and gas. Yet, that is what scientists were able to do with a black hole at the center of a galaxy called SDSS J1354+1327 or J1345 for short. When the scientists caught the black hole spewing out matter a second time, it was a scientific first.

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2017 Dodge Viper in factory pink for sale at $155,800

2017 Dodge Viper in factory pink for sale at $155,800

Remember Gerry Wood Dodge? This is the dealer that purchased 99% of the Viper production run back in 2017. The cool thing about that was that by purchasing almost every 2017 Viper, the dealership was able to order them in some rare color combinations to ensure that drivers didn’t have to worry about a well to do neighbor having the same car.

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Acura to bring back Type-S performance variant in coming years

Acura to bring back Type-S performance variant in coming years

Acura has made some announcements that fans of cars like the 2002 Acura RSX Type S pictured here will appreciate. Acura says that "over the next few years" the Type-S performance variants will return to its line and will be situated at the top of the core model lineup. Acura also has other performance-oriented plans for its cars.

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All-new 2019 Toyota Avalon debuts in Detroit

All-new 2019 Toyota Avalon debuts in Detroit

Toyota has rolled out its all-new flagship sedan in Detroit in the form of the completely new 2019 Avalon. The car rolls on the Toyota New Global Architecture platform and uses a 3.5L V6 or Toyota Hybrid System powertrain. The car has standard Apple CarPlay, Dynamic Auxiliary Turn Signals, and Yamaha wood and aluminum cabin accents in some versions.

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NASA creates beautiful fly through video of Orion Nebula

NASA creates beautiful fly through video of Orion Nebula

NASA has whipped up something that anyone who has ever looked at images of the Orion Nebula has probably dreamed of doing. The video shows what it would be like to fly through the nebular and is made using a combination of visible and infrared images of the nebula taken from the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes. The IR images are pictures of what we can’t see with our naked eyes.

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Mercedes-AMG 53-series CLS, E-Class Coupe and Cabrio debut

Mercedes-AMG 53-series CLS, E-Class Coupe and Cabrio debut

Mercedes has pulled the wraps off three new AMG models that slot into the AMG 53-series. The new models include the AMG 53 CLS, AMG 53 E-Class Coupe, and the AMG 53 E-Class Cabriolet. All three of these new AMD models run the same inline six under the hood.

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