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Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC has a track data logger and 306hp

Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC has a track data logger and 306hp

Mercedes-AMG has unveiled a new entry-level car that not only looks very cool, it packs performance as well. The car is the Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC and it has a 2.0L turbo 4 that makes 306hp and 400 Nm of torque. Mercedes fits the car with a high-strength, lightweight die-cast aluminum crankcase.

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Hubble discovery could change our understanding of neutron star evolution

Hubble discovery could change our understanding of neutron star evolution

Despite its many years of service, the Hubble Space Telescope is still helping astronomers and scientists to understand the universe. Hubble has discovered features around a neutron star that have never been seen before leaving scientists trying to figure out what has been discovered. Hubble found an unusual infrared light emission around a nearby neutron star.

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Tesla to add dashcam feature to Autopilot version 9

Tesla to add dashcam feature to Autopilot version 9

Tesla is making some of the most popular EVs on the market, and one of the hallmarks of those cars is the ability for Tesla to add new features over the air. A new feature has been confirmed as coming to the next version of Autopilot by CEO Elon Musk via Twitter. According to Musk, a long requested and the anticipated feature will land in version 9 next month.

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NASA TESS shares first science photograph

NASA TESS shares first science photograph

NASA has a new planet-hunting tool in orbit called Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite or TESS. TESS is in orbit specifically to search for new worlds beyond our solar system or exoplanets. The satellite has completed its first orbit and part of the data from that first orbit includes this detailed image of the southern sky taken with the quartet of wide-field cameras TESS fields.

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Ford Edge and Edge ST leverage AI for better traction and fuel economy

Ford Edge and Edge ST leverage AI for better traction and fuel economy

Ford has announced that the 2019 Edge and Edge ST will leverage AI for something you wouldn’t expect. Ford will equip the Edge with a new All-wheel-drive disconnect, a first for Ford. The AI will be used to sift through data to determine if all-wheel or front-wheel drive is optimal for the driving conditions.

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Nissan prices up 2019 Leaf and Rogue

Nissan prices up 2019 Leaf and Rogue

Nissan has announced the pricing for a pair of its 2019 models including the 2019 Leaf and Rogue SUV. The 2019 Leaf is on sale at all Leaf certified dealers across the country right now. It's starting MSRP is $29,990 for the Leaf S.

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Plants discovered to react to injury in manner similar to animals

Plants discovered to react to injury in manner similar to animals

Researchers have discovered something about plants that is said to make them more like animals than previously thought. According to the scientists, when a plant is injured, such as when an insect eats its leaves, defense systems in the plant are raised that can do things like increase noxious chemical production to make the plant taste bad to the insect. The team is clear in stating that the research doesn’t indicate that the pants have nerves, but that they do have something similar.

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New Tesla buyers no longer get free Supercharger use after today

New Tesla buyers no longer get free Supercharger use after today

One of the big features of Tesla cars before the Model 3 rolled out was that they included free Supercharger station use for life. The only Model 3 that included free Supercharger network use was the performance version. Any free use for new buyers has now ended. New Tesla Model S, Model X, and Model 3 buyers will have to pay to charge each time they want to.

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Porsche now holds the reins for Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley, and Bugatti

Porsche now holds the reins for Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley, and Bugatti

The VW Group has inside its luxury and sports car division some of the most famous marques in the automotive industry. These include Porsche, Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley, and Bugatti. Porsche has been handed the reins to the entire division and word is that it will coordinate all future activities and control where revenues go for Audi, Lambo, Bentley, and Bugatti.

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Researchers create flying robot that mimics insect flight

Researchers create flying robot that mimics insect flight

Anyone who has ever tried to smack a fly that was annoying them knows how fast the little bugs can move and how agile they are. Scientists have been trying to create robots that can fly like insects and birds for a long time. A new flying robot has been created by researchers at TU Delft from the Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory (MAVLab).

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VW celebrates the end of the Beetle with Final Edition

VW celebrates the end of the Beetle with Final Edition

VW fans that like the iconic Beetle may not know that the car has been discontinued. Production for the car will end in 2019 and ahead of the last Beetle rolling off the assembly line VW has a special edition that is called the Final Edition. Final Edition cars will come in SE or SEL trims.

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Lexus’ New ES ditches side mirrors for video cameras

Lexus’ New ES ditches side mirrors for video cameras

Lexus has announced that when the new ES goes on sale in later October it will have a world's first integrated. The side mirrors that all cars use today are replaced on the ES with side stalks with video cameras in them. Those cameras beam images inside the cabin.

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