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Nissan Altima Edition ONE reservations launch June 15

Nissan Altima Edition ONE reservations launch June 15

Nissan is gearing up for the launch of the all-new Nissan Altima sedan. To celebrate the all-new vehicle, Nissan is offering a special launch version called the Altima Edition ONE, hailed as the most refined of all Altima cars. The order banks for the ONE version of the car will open June 15.

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Curiosity’s new percussive drilling produces first rock samples since 2016

Curiosity’s new percussive drilling produces first rock samples since 2016

NASA engineers on the Curiosity rover on Mars have been working hard to devise a new way for the rover to drill into rocks and then extract powder that can be tested from them. Their efforts paid off over last weekend when Curiosity was able to produce the first drilled sample from Mars in more than a year.

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Tesla Model 3 to get another chance at key recommendation after brake fix

Tesla Model 3 to get another chance at key recommendation after brake fix

Recently Consumer Reports (CR) tested the Tesla Model 3 and found that the car had braking distances that were much longer than other vehicles in its class. That poor brake performance led the publication to withhold the coveted "Recommended" rating for the car. The publication has now announced that it will give the Model 3 another chance.

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2018 Kia Sportage gains mild-hybrid diesel power

2018 Kia Sportage gains mild-hybrid diesel power

Kia has unveiled the new 2018 Sportage SUV bringing a new exterior and interior design. The Sportage also gains new power options along with new safety and infotainment technology. The biggest change is the EcoDynamic+ 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain.

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Elon Musk shares SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule test images

Elon Musk shares SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule test images

Elon Musk is on twitter and he is sharing out some images of SpaceX hardware in testing. The image shows the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft undergoing testing inside of an anechoic chamber. If you are wondering, an anechoic chamber is a room described as one of the quietest places on the planet.

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Nissan Easy-Fill Tire Alert system aims to save money on summer trips

Nissan Easy-Fill Tire Alert system aims to save money on summer trips

Improperly inflated tires can cost you significantly in fuel economy to the tune of as much as 11 cents per gallon on fuel over 4,700 miles. Nissan has a system that aims to help people properly inflate their tires called the Easy-Fill Tire Alert system that is exclusive to Nissan and the automaker has sold about 5.3 million vehicles fitted with the tech. The tech makes it faster and easier to fill tires to recommended pressure.

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Mobileye autonomous car runs red light, blames TV cameras

Mobileye autonomous car runs red light, blames TV cameras

Autonomous cars are the future and promise safer roads and fewer accidents, but they are far from perfect right now. Uber's autonomous car killed a pedestrian recently and now an autonomous ride from Mobileye, a company owned by Intel, has run a red light and the driver failed to stop the car. The incident happened while testing in Jerusalem in a Mobileye car that lacks radars and lasers used by other companies.

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Asteroid orbiting Jupiter is the first known asteroid from another star system

Asteroid orbiting Jupiter is the first known asteroid from another star system

A new study has discovered a first for our solar system. The first known permanent immigrant from another solar system has been discovered in the form of an asteroid orbiting Jupiter. This is the first known asteroid to be captured in our solar system that originated from another star system.

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Bosch talks about future motorcycle safety systems

Bosch talks about future motorcycle safety systems

Bosch has been at work on new safety systems for motorcycles that will make motorcycling safer. One of the things it is working on is a sliding mitigation research project. The goal of this project is to give motorcyclist a chance to right a bike that starts to slide on a road due to hazards like wet leaves, oil, or gravel. The system uses a sensor that detects sideways wheel slip and if a certain value is exceeded stored gas is used.

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Bose’s awesome ’90s magic carpet suspension is coming to production

Bose’s awesome ’90s magic carpet suspension is coming to production

Back in the 1990s, Bose developed an insane suspension that eliminated any movement being transferred from the suspension to a car. The very first video at the bottom of this post shows you just how exceptionally well this tech worked for insulating the passengers from movement. The reason the tech never came to fruition back in the '90s is said to be cost and weight.

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NASA CAL to create temperatures 10 billion times colder than space

NASA CAL to create temperatures 10 billion times colder than space

NASA wants to make some very cold temperatures and to do this it is sending a laser to the International Space Station (ISS). That laser will be used in an experiment to create a spot 10 billion times colder than the vacuum of space. The apparatus is called the Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) and is about the size of an ice chest. It will be sent to the ISS aboard an Orbital Cygnus rocket.

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Tesla releases some of its software to comply with open source rules

Tesla releases some of its software to comply with open source rules

Tesla makes some of the most popular electric vehicles out there and the systems in those cars rely on open source software for operating systems and features. Some of that open source software that is used in Tesla products has a license agreement that requires Tesla to at least offer the user access to the source code. Tesla hasn't been making that offer.

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