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Audi TT third-generation sports car celebrates the TT’s 20th anniversary

Audi TT third-generation sports car celebrates the TT’s 20th anniversary

Audi has unveiled the third-generation of its iconic TT sports car. This third-generation model is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the TT model that launched back in 1998. Audi says for the new TT it has enhanced performance and extended the standard equipment the car offers.

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ESO Very Large Telescope gets adaptive optics for sharper images

ESO Very Large Telescope gets adaptive optics for sharper images

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) has been fitted with new adaptive optics mode called laser tomography. The telescope has achieved first light using the new optics mode and the difference in image sharpness is stunning compared to before images. In testing, the ESO used the new optics to take images of Neptune and star clusters.

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Faraday Future FF 91 Autobahn development testing underway

Faraday Future FF 91 Autobahn development testing underway

Faraday Future has lofty goals for its slick FF 91 EV. It had the car at the Pikes Peak hill climb last year and the FF 91 set a new EV class record at the event. Obviously, that record fell this year when VW and its I.D. R absolutely crushed the mountain. Faraday Future is now talking about the development it is doing for the FF 91 when it comes to sustained high-speed cruising of the sort you do on the Autobahn.

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BlackFly electric personal VTOL ultralight aircraft is USA-qualified

BlackFly electric personal VTOL ultralight aircraft is USA-qualified

OPENER has announced that its BlackFly ultralight VTOL aircraft has been qualified for use in the US. The company says that BlackFly is simple to operate and master with no formal licensing needed in the US. BlackFly is fully amphibious and is designed to operate from small grassy areas for distances of up to 25 miles.

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Rolls-Royce teases a future where robots climb inside aircraft engines for repairs

Rolls-Royce teases a future where robots climb inside aircraft engines for repairs

The Rolls-Royce name conjures images of super expensive, super luxurious cars for the elite. The company is also big in aviation and is teasing a future where tiny robots will be used to maintain and repair its aircraft engines when needed. There are several types of robots and they would all be used for engine maintenance.

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2019 Acura MDX lands with new interior options and A-Spec package

2019 Acura MDX lands with new interior options and A-Spec package

Acura has announced that the 2019 MDX has landed in dealerships. The 2019 version of the 3-row SUV packs some notable changes for fans of the car. One of those changes is the appearance of an A-Spec sport appearance package available for the firs time. That A-Spec package includes SH-AWD and has a more athletic stance thanks to half-inch wider than stock 20-inch wheels.

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Mazda to roll out smartphone control update for all new MZD Connect rides

Mazda to roll out smartphone control update for all new MZD Connect rides

Mazda has announced that an optional update is coming to all new vehicles that are fitted with the MZD Connect multimedia system. The update will allow iPhone users to take advantage of Apple CarPlay integration. That means improved support for making calls, sending messages, and listening to Apple Music.

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Ancient bread predates agriculture by 4,000 years

Ancient bread predates agriculture by 4,000 years

Scientists at an archaeological site in northeastern Jordan have found the charred remains of an ancient flatbread they believe was baked by hunter-gatherers 14,400 years ago. The team says that this is the oldest direct evidence of bread found to date. This bread is so old that it predates the advent of agriculture by at least 4,000 years.

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New Porsche Macan high-altitude testing underway in South Africa

New Porsche Macan high-altitude testing underway in South Africa

Porsche has announced that it is currently working on the extensively revised new Macan. The revised Macan will mark the second half of the model lifecycle and Porsche is currently testing the new SUVs at high altitude in South Africa. Porsche notes that all the new components of the car have undergone extensive load testing over the last few months.

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Roborace driverless racing car takes on Goodwood

Roborace driverless racing car takes on Goodwood

Autonomous cars will be a mainstream part of life at some point in the not-so-distant future. People will get around without having to drive or even pay attention to what's going on around them. That day isn't here just yet but we are getting closer.

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Scientists figure out how to split water into hydrogen and oxygen in space

Scientists figure out how to split water into hydrogen and oxygen in space

Some of the biggest challenges with sending humans to distant planets like Mars comes in being able to get enough fuel, water, and oxygen onto the spacecraft and habitats needed to support humans. Scientists have now shown that it is possible to split water into hydrogen and oxygen in space. The hydrogen can be used for fuel for spacecraft while the oxygen is for supporting life.

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Porsche’s first fast charging park to pack 800V tech

Porsche’s first fast charging park to pack 800V tech

Porsche has announced that it has opened a fast charging park that is located at the Berlin-Adlershof Technology Park. This car park has four customer parking spaces that are equipped with the Porsche charging infrastructure. Of those four spaces, two of them have new 800-volt charging technology that was developed by Porsche Engineering Services GmbH.

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