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Ford shows off cool custom rides at virtual SEMA 2020 show

Ford shows off cool custom rides at virtual SEMA 2020 show

The pandemic going on around the world has significantly impacted all sorts of events during 2020. One of the events that was impacted was the SEMA show that car guys and gals look forward to each year. The show is always packed with very cool custom cars from various manufacturers, and this year the show is virtual.

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SpaceX Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich launch goes off without a hitch

SpaceX Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich launch goes off without a hitch

SpaceX successfully launched the NASA and ESA satellite known as Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich. Launch occurred without a hitch Saturday putting the satellite into the orbit it needed to peer down at the earth and observe our oceans. The satellite will be able to measure sea levels across 90 percent of the oceans around the world within a few centimeters.

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Modified Kia Sorento SUVs are ready to adventure

Modified Kia Sorento SUVs are ready to adventure

Kia has unveiled a pair of customized Sorento SUVs specifically designed to show the brand's focus on adventure, capability, and trail readiness. The first is the Sorento Yosemite that was intended to explore high elevation locations and mountain living. It's covered in a Pine Green matte finish with gloss and matte black accents.

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Researchers claim to have reversed the aging process using an oxygen chamber

Researchers claim to have reversed the aging process using an oxygen chamber

There are many uses for large devices known as hyperbaric oxygen chambers in the medical field. They can be used to treat wounds and can place a human under enough pressure that oxygen can be forced directly into the tissue without the need for blood flow. A group of researchers say they have reversed the aging process in elderly people using the hyperbaric oxygen chamber.

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SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts used Baby Yoda for a zero-G indicator

SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts used Baby Yoda for a zero-G indicator

Many science fiction and Star Wars fans would completely agree with us that The Mandalorian is the best thing to happen in the Star Wars universe in years. While Mando is certainly a draw, many people like "The Child" or Baby Yoda as he tends to be called just as much. Interestingly, the astronauts aboard the historic SpaceX Crew-1 mission secretly took a plush Baby Yoda into space with them.

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“Fossil galaxy” found hiding deep inside the Milky Way

“Fossil galaxy” found hiding deep inside the Milky Way

Scientists sorting through data gathered from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey's Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE) have discovered what they call a "fossil galaxy" that's tucked away deep inside the Milky Way. Scientists say that the proposed fossil galaxy could have collided with the Milky Way 10 billion years ago when our galaxy was still in its infancy. The fossil galaxy has been named Heracles.

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Bronco R race prototype returns to Baja

Bronco R race prototype returns to Baja

Ford has announced that the Bronco R race prototype will be returning to attempt the 2020 SCORE International Baja 1000. Before the new Ford Bronco was officially unveiled, the Bronco R race prototype gave us our first glimpse at what the all-new Bronco might look like. It attempted Baja last year but suffered significant breakage during the event.

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Another cable failure means the end for the iconic Arecibo radio telescope

Another cable failure means the end for the iconic Arecibo radio telescope

We mentioned back in August that a cable failure at the iconic Arecibo Observatory caused significant damage to the dish of the radio telescope. Sadly, a second cable at the radio observatory has failed, and the famous 1000-foot diameter radio telescope will have to be demolished. An engineering firm called Thorton Tomasetti has determined that the radio dish and the 900-ton instrument platform are too unstable for repair.

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Water has multiple liquid states according to new research

Water has multiple liquid states according to new research

Everyone knows what water is. It's essential to life as we know it. Water is unique in the way it responds to changes in pressure and temperature, which can be completely different from other liquids. What causes water to react differently than other liquids to pressure and temperature has been something investigated by scientists for a while.

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2021 Lincoln Nautilus gets a new interior and new tech

2021 Lincoln Nautilus gets a new interior and new tech

Lincoln has rolled out the 2021 Nautilus SUV that slots into the mid-size luxury market. For 2021, the Nautilus has a new interior that offers the automaker's signature sense of calm and technologies inside. A big part of the interior overhaul includes new technology.

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Rocket Lab successfully recovers its first stage booster

Rocket Lab successfully recovers its first stage booster

Rocket Lab is a company aiming to follow SpaceX and Blue Origin in putting commercial payloads into space. SpaceX lost many first-stage rockets in the recovery attempt before successfully and routinely recovering its rockets today. Rocket Lab recently launched a payload and attempted to recover its first stage rocket for the first time.

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Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite set to launch on Saturday

Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite set to launch on Saturday

The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite is sitting on a launchpad ready to launch tomorrow, Saturday, November 21, 2020, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California. Sentinel-6 is designed to monitor oceans worldwide and will be followed in 2025 by a twin satellite called Sentinel-6B. The spacecraft will extend the record of global sea level height measurements that spans back three decades.

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