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SETI probes mysterious Oumuamua interstellar object for radio signals

SETI probes mysterious Oumuamua interstellar object for radio signals

Normally the people at SETI are using their equipment to scour the universe looking for radio signals that might hint we aren't alone in the universe. SETI turned to a different task recently, and that task was to scan the interstellar object called Oumuamua and see if it had any radio emissions hinting that there might be technology aboard. Speculation suggested that the object might not be natural and could have come from an alien civilization.

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Koenigsegg Regera is the first car ever in complete Koenigsegg Naked Carbon

Koenigsegg Regera is the first car ever in complete Koenigsegg Naked Carbon

Of all the hypercars out there one of the fastest and sexiest is the Koenigsegg Regera. The automaker has announced that it has produced the first car in the world finished completely in something it calls Koenigsegg Naked Carbon or KNC for short. KNC is completely bare carbon fiber with no lacquer, varnish, or alternative coating on top of the carbon surface.

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Wearable sensor measures a wide range of light to protect skin

Wearable sensor measures a wide range of light to protect skin

Researchers from Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering have created the world's smallest wearable, battery-free sensor. The sensor is designed to measure exposure to light across multiple wavelengths spanning UV to visible light. It's able to record up to three separate wavelengths of light at once.

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MIT creates a part robot, and part plant contraption called Elowan

MIT creates a part robot, and part plant contraption called Elowan

MIT researchers have created something very weird called Elowan. The researchers say that Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform made up of a plant and a machine. Elowan is able to use its own internal electrical signals to move towards a light when it is switched on.

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Aston Martin can cram an EV powertrain into a classic Aston cars

Aston Martin can cram an EV powertrain into a classic Aston cars

Aston Martin is taking a page from the Jaguar playbook and is offering up the ability to put an electric powertrain into a classic Aston Martin. Jaguar did this with its E-Type and made the retrofit process reversible so real E-types could be converted to EV and back if needed. Aston is now doing the same thing.

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Baby girl is the first born to mother with a transplanted uterus from a deceased donor

Baby girl is the first born to mother with a transplanted uterus from a deceased donor

Uterus donations right now are only available to women who have family members that can donate to them. A new technique might broaden the pool of available uterus donors and give more women the option to have a baby. A woman who received a donated uterus from a deceased woman has given birth to a baby. This marks the first time a baby was born from a deceased donor uterus and the first uterine transplantation to occur in Latin America.

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ISS’ newest crew members arrive at the space station

ISS’ newest crew members arrive at the space station

NASA has confirmed that the three newest crewmembers for the ISS have arrived safely on the space station. The three new crewmembers successfully launched and docked with the space station via a Russian Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft on Monday. The new crew includes Anne McClain of NASA, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadia Space Agency, and Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos.

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SpaceX SSO-A SmallSat Express mission successfully put 64 satellites in orbit

SpaceX SSO-A SmallSat Express mission successfully put 64 satellites in orbit

Putting satellites into orbit is a costly proposition. SpaceX wants to make it cheaper, and the key to doing that is its reusable rockets and satellite ride-sharing missions like the Spaceflight SSO-A SmallSat Express mission. The mission set a record for SpaceX for putting the most satellites into orbit in one mission; all 64 satellites were confirmed to have deployed successfully.

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Hyundai’s truck based on the Santa Cruz concept to launch ASAP

Hyundai’s truck based on the Santa Cruz concept to launch ASAP

Hyundai showed off a concept truck back in 2015 called the Santa Cruz that was undeniably good looking. That concept was unveiled just when the mid-size truck market was starting to heat up again with Chevy offering the Colorado and both Toyota and Nissan selling trucks in that segment. The mid-size truck market is even hotter today with Ford bringing the Ranger back, and Jeep has just unveiled the most exciting mid-size truck of them all with the Gladiator getting official.

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Computer sims and observations change how scientists view supermassive black holes

Computer sims and observations change how scientists view supermassive black holes

Researchers have made a new discovery the changes how supermassive black holes are thought to operate. The discovery is based on computer simulations and new observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). What the scientists have found is that the rings of gas surrounding active supermassive black holes are not simple donut shapes as previously believed.

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Cadillac Escalade Sport Edition is a darker form of luxury SUV

Cadillac Escalade Sport Edition is a darker form of luxury SUV

Cadillac has announced a new 2019 Escalade Sport Edition that brings a black-accented style to the premium luxury SUV. The Sport Edition package will be offered on the Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum models. Adding the Sport Edition package gets gloss black exterior trim for the front grilles, window moldings, body side moldings, and other locations.

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Toyota’s T-HR3 humanoid robot controlled remotely over DOCOMO 5G connection

Toyota’s T-HR3 humanoid robot controlled remotely over DOCOMO 5G connection

Toyota and NTT DOCOMO have announced that they have teamed up for a test of the T-HR3 humanoid robot. In this test, the T-HR3 robot was controlled using a 5G connection from a remote location. The remote controller and the robot were 10km apart.

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