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SOFIA detects the first type of molecule ever formed in the universe

SOFIA detects the first type of molecule ever formed in the universe

NASA has announced an incredible discovery using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA. It discovered the first type of molecule formed in the universe in space for the first time. SOFIA isn't a satellite or spacecraft, it's an instrument inside of an aircraft that flies high above the Earth's surface and points instruments into space.

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All-new 2020 Toyota Highlander hybrid improves fuel efficiency

All-new 2020 Toyota Highlander hybrid improves fuel efficiency

Toyota has debuted the all-new 2020 Highlander SUV at the 2019 New York Auto Show. The all-new Highlander rolls on Toyota's new TNGA-K platform that promises enhanced driving refinement. The 2020 Highlander is the fourth generation of the SUV and brings new styling and design to the vehicle.

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NASA tweaks ISS crew roster leading to record-setting flight

NASA tweaks ISS crew roster leading to record-setting flight

NASA has announced that it and its partners are making some changes to the schedule and crew assignments for the ISS. The changes will see NASA astronaut Jessica Meir making her first flight to the ISS. Astronaut Andrew Morgan will see his stay aboard the ISS extended.

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2019 Porsche 911 Speedster debuts in North America with 502hp

2019 Porsche 911 Speedster debuts in North America with 502hp

Last October, Porsche showed off its 911 Speedster concept, and the car looked fantastic. The response to the Speedster was so strong that Porsche announced the car would go into production. The sportscar maker is at the 2019 New York Auto Show with the North American debut of the production 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster.

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TESS spacecraft discovered an Earth-sized planet 53 light-years away

TESS spacecraft discovered an Earth-sized planet 53 light-years away

NASA is bragging on the TESS (Transitioning Exoplanet Survey Satellite) spacecraft as it has discovered its very first Earth-sized world. TESS has found a planet dubbed HD 21749c that scientists say is about 89% of Earth's diameter making it a bit smaller than our planet. The planet orbits a star called HD 21749.

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Genesis Mint concept is a slick urban EV ride of the future

Genesis Mint concept is a slick urban EV ride of the future

Genesis has unveiled a concept car at the New York Auto Show that is called the Mint Concept that it says introduces a new "typology" for the premium city car. The car has a simple and attractive exterior design and a "decluttered" interior that is minimalist and premium at the same time. The Mint Concept is an electric luxury city car that is designed to be a lightweight runabout that has a new shape for a city car that Genesis says is tailored to the modern lifestyle.

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Researchers 3D print first human heart with patient’s own biomaterial

Researchers 3D print first human heart with patient’s own biomaterial

Researchers from Tel Aviv University have made a significant breakthrough in medicine. The team has successfully 3D printed the world's first 3D vascularized heart using the patient's cells and biological materials. Using the patient's materials means the chance of organ rejection by the body is slim to none.

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Nissan 2020 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition pays tribute to Datsun 240Z

Nissan 2020 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition pays tribute to Datsun 240Z

Nissan has been making its sports car, the Z, for 50 years now. To celebrate the five-decade milestone for the ride, Nissan is offering up the 2020 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition that has interesting livery and touches for the commemorative model. The red on white or black on silver livery is meant to celebrate the same racing livery that appeared on the original Datsun 240Z that came to the US 50 years ago.

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy center core stuck the landing before sliding into the abyss

SpaceX Falcon Heavy center core stuck the landing before sliding into the abyss

SpaceX has been very successful of late with pretty much everything it does. The company had a successful test of its Crew Dragon capsule not long ago that saw the capsule safely splashdown in the ocean. SpaceX has had great success with landing the reusable core sections of its Falcon rockets on a floating barge out in the ocean. Unfortunately, things didn't go well for the recent recovery of the Falcon Heavy center core.

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Ford Mustang 2.3L High Performance Package aims at autocross

Ford Mustang 2.3L High Performance Package aims at autocross

Ford has unveiled a new high-performance Mustang that is aimed directly at the enthusiasts out there wanting a car that can compete on the autocross course. The car is the 2.3L High Performance Package that is hailed as the most powerful four-cylinder sports car offered by an American automaker. The 2.3L EcoBoost four makes 330hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.

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Earth’s earliest life was likely in ponds not the ocean

Earth’s earliest life was likely in ponds not the ocean

MIT has published the results of a new study that looks at how life might have begun first on Earth eons ago. The study has found that early life was more likely to have sprung up in shallow bodies of water, like ponds, than in the ocean. MIT reckons that shallow bodies of water, around 10cm deep, would have held high concentrations of nitrogen, an ingredient key for life on Earth.

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VW Atlas Basecamp Concept shows off official accessories

VW Atlas Basecamp Concept shows off official accessories

The VW Atlas is a 3-row large SUV that has been around for a while now. VW has a new concept vehicle based on the Atlas caleld the VW Atlas Basecamp. As the name suggests, the ride is designed to be the base of operations for weekend adventures and vacations. The concept thas a custom body lift, lift kit, custom wheels, all-terrain tires, roof rack, and LED lighting.

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