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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport rolls towards Geneva debut

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport rolls towards Geneva debut

Mitsubishi has announced that it will hold the global unveil of the 2020 model year Outlander Sport at the Geneva International Motor Show. The Geneva show will run March 7-17. While the Outlander Sport is an important vehicle for Mitsubishi, its sales aren't that strong globally.

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Earth as we know it is thanks to a massive star in the birth environment of our sun

Earth as we know it is thanks to a massive star in the birth environment of our sun

Researchers have completed new simulations that look at how planets are believed to form. The new computer simulations show that the climate and solid surface of the Earth may be due in part to a massive star in the birth environment of the Sun. Simulations show that without the radioactive elements that star threw into the early solar system, the Earth could have been a hostile ocean planet covered in ice sheets.

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NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera snaps Chang’e 4 pics

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera snaps Chang’e 4 pics

China has been operating its Chang'e 4 mission for a while now and has so far shared much of the data with the world. As the Chang'e 4 and its Yutu-2 rover are at work on the ground, the NASA LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter) is working in orbit above the moon. On January 30 the LRO made an orbit over the Von Karman crater, the landing site for the Chinese mission.

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Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia is a 15-unit hyper-limited edition car

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia is a 15-unit hyper-limited edition car

The chances of ever seeing the 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia in the wild are very rare. It's rare enough to see a normal 4C cruising the roads. Alfa Romeo has announced that it will bring the 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia to North America. The run of cars will be only 15 units, and each is inspired by the racing history of the brand.

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Harvard study investigates how bees organize to cool hives on hot days

Harvard study investigates how bees organize to cool hives on hot days

Most of the U.S. is in the midst of winter weather right now, but the hot days of summer are right around the corner. Humans don't have a monopoly on trying to figure out how to stay cool during the hot summer months. Harvard scientists have been researching how exactly bees keep their hives cool in the hot days of summer.

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MIT scientists develop a drug capsule that can deliver oral insulin

MIT scientists develop a drug capsule that can deliver oral insulin

One of the most common diseases in the world is diabetes and some people suffering from the condition are insulin dependent. The biggest problem that insulin-dependent diabetics have with treating their condition is the number of needle sticks they have to do each day. These people have to check blood sugar levels, which requires a finger prick, and then have to inject insulin via a syringe as needed.

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Orange you sad Mazda’s MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition is sold out

Orange you sad Mazda’s MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition is sold out

Yesterday Mazda pulled the wraps off a very special MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition at the Chicago Auto Show. The car was to be a very limited edition run with only 3,000 units offered globally. Only 500 examples were coming to the States, and all 500 of the cars were snapped up, and reservations closed in four hours.

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UK’s new Mars rover isn’t called Rovy McRoverface

UK’s new Mars rover isn’t called Rovy McRoverface

Over the years the Brits have given us some cool things like Lotus, James Bond, and Emily Blunt. Probably the coolest thing the Brits have done is vote in the online poll that tried to name a British ship Boaty McBoatface. That name actually won, but the stodgy old Brits decided to name the vessel something much less cool and gift a smaller remote submersible with the better name. The Brits have a new Mars rover, and while sadly it's not called Rovy McRoverface, its name is well chosen to celebrate a historic female scientist.

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New 3D printed rubber material can repair itself with no outside help

New 3D printed rubber material can repair itself with no outside help

It would certainly be great if the sole of your shoe broke if it could fix itself. What if your tires could repair themselves if punctured while you kept on driving? Researchers at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering have developed new 3D rubber material that could make those self-repairing items a reality.

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2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro gets Fox Shocks and standard Multi-Mode 4WD

2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro gets Fox Shocks and standard Multi-Mode 4WD

When it comes to hauling the family around, there are plenty of big SUVs out there to choose from. Toyota's big SUV option is the Sequoia, and for 2020 the ride gets a new options package. The 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro aims to open a path for family adventures, and the ride has some TRD Pro design and equipment touches to make it look and perform better. The SUV packs a 381hp 5.7L V8 under the hood.

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2018 was the hottest year yet behind 2015, 2016, and 2017

2018 was the hottest year yet behind 2015, 2016, and 2017

If you spent much time outside last summer and thought that it wasn't that hot in past years, you were right. NASA and NOAA have announced that the global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880. That means 2018 was the fourth hottest year recorded in over 100 years.

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MarCo spacecraft unlikely to be heard from again says NASA

MarCo spacecraft unlikely to be heard from again says NASA

NASA launched a pair of spacecraft that were very small, about the size of a briefcase, known collectively as MarCO last year. NASA knew when the spacecraft launched that they would be pushing the limits by merely operating in deep space, and their success was measured in survival. The MarCo (short for Mars Cube One) mission was the first interplanetary mission to use small CubeSats.

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