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NASA offers details on new lunar surface sustainability concept

NASA offers details on new lunar surface sustainability concept

NASA is planning to send astronauts to the surface of the moon by 2024. If the mission carries on as planned, it will be the first time since the '60s humans have walked on the surface of another planetary body. Before humans can go to the moon in 2024, infrastructure to support a long-term sustainable presence has to be put in place. The Artemis program will allow mankind to explore for the moon like never before and help to prepare for a future crewed mission to Mars.

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Mil-Spec Ford F-150 has style and power

Mil-Spec Ford F-150 has style and power

A tuning company from Michigan called Mil-Spec Automotive is known for making vehicles that have a tactical look to them. When the company first started, it was building modified versions of the original Humvee. The company has now expanded its portfolio and has unveiled the first Mil-Spec Automotive Ford F-150, and it's a looker.

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MIT creates 3D printed soft brain implants

MIT creates 3D printed soft brain implants

Scientists MIT have created a new type of brain implant that is much better than the traditional rigid brain implant commonly used today. The scientists say that brain implants made from metal or other rigid materials can, over time, cause inflammation and the buildup of scar tissue inside the brain. The implants that the MIT researchers have created are 3D printed soft, rubbery implants.

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NASA Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope will search for exoplanets with wide orbits

NASA Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope will search for exoplanets with wide orbits

NASA's talking about a mission called the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope or WFIRST. The mission is designed to search for planets outside our solar system where the majority of stars are. Studying the properties of these distant planets will help scientists to understand planetary systems throughout the galaxy and how planets form and evolve. Data gathered from WFIRST will be combined with data from Kepler and TESS missions to complete the first planet census that is sensitive to a wide range of planet masses and orbits.

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Coronavirus forces GM to delay new Chevy Bolt Refresh

Coronavirus forces GM to delay new Chevy Bolt Refresh

Production for most automakers, including GM, has been closed in North America as the world fights coronavirus. Many fans of the Chevrolet Bolt have been waiting for the redesigned version that was expected to launch this year as a 2021 model. Chevrolet has announced that due to the coronavirus outbreak, the vehicle has been delayed.

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NASA attaches Send Your Name placard to Perseverance Rover

NASA attaches Send Your Name placard to Perseverance Rover

NASA ran the "Send Your Name to Mars" campaign inviting people from around the world to submit their names to hitch a ride to Mars aboard the new Perseverance Rover. Nearly 11 million people submitted their names, and all the names were stenciled by an electron beam onto a trio of fingernail-sized silicon chips. Also stenciled on the chips were essays from 155 finalists in NASA's "Name the Rover" contest.

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Hubble Space Telescope discovers evidence of an intermediate-mass black hole

Hubble Space Telescope discovers evidence of an intermediate-mass black hole

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have found the best evidence so far for an elusive type of black hole known as an "intermediate-mass" black hole. The existence of the elusive kind of black hole was discovered after it tore apart a star that passed too close. Scientists say that the intermediate-mass black hole is about 50,000 times the mass of our Sun.

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Volvo Valet lets owners get vehicle service without leaving home

Volvo Valet lets owners get vehicle service without leaving home

With coronavirus ravaging the nation, most people are looking for any way possible to avoid having to go out in public where they could potentially get infected. Volvo has announced a new service called Volvo Valet that is a premium pickup and drop-off service for vehicle maintenance in the United States. The service offers owners exclusive access to maintenance services to allow owners to have the car serviced without leaving home or the office.

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James Webb Space Telescope full mirror deployment was a success

James Webb Space Telescope full mirror deployment was a success

NASA recently tested the mirror array of the James Webb Space Telescope by fully deploying the primary mirror into the same configuration that it will have when in space. The telescope is currently set for liftoff in 2021. Technicians and engineers are working diligently to complete a long list of final tests before the observatory can launch.

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New NASA mission will study solar particle storms

New NASA mission will study solar particle storms

NASA has announced that it has selected and a new mission that will study how the sun generates and releases solar particle storms into planetary space. The mission is called SunRISE and will examine what specifically drives solar particle storms. The goal is to help protect astronauts and spacecraft from the particles produced in the storms.

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Honda Jazz sticks with physical controls for some functions

Honda Jazz sticks with physical controls for some functions

One of the problems that many people have with modern automobiles is that automakers continue to try and do away with all manual, dial controls in favor of touchscreen controls. Many drivers don't care for touchscreen controls that require you to take your eyes off the road to control things like the temperature inside the car.

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NASA offers renderings of the X-57 Maxwell electric airplane

NASA offers renderings of the X-57 Maxwell electric airplane

NASA has rolled out the first concept art images that show off its all-electric X-plane called the X-57 Maxwell. The renderings show the aircraft in several phases of operation at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. That research center is located at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

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