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Keck Observatory captures a celestial birthing event for the first time

Keck Observatory captures a celestial birthing event for the first time

During the time it has been in service, the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii has made some fascinating discoveries in the night sky on its exploration of the universe. Astronomers at the observatory have announced that they have come closer to understanding a phenomenon that appeared in the northern sky this summer. The phenomena was dubbed AT2018cow and is known a "The Cow" for short.

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Ford Ranger Raptor might come to the States after all

Ford Ranger Raptor might come to the States after all

Like most fans of trucks that are meant to go fast off-road, we were super bummed out when we learned that the Ford Ranger Raptor wouldn't be coming to the United States. The truck was pegged for overseas markets only although other Ranger models were coming stateside and making headlines. A new report has surfaced that claims the Ranger Raptor might come to the States after all, at least eventually.

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UC Berkeley study claims oceans warming faster than previously believed

UC Berkeley study claims oceans warming faster than previously believed

A new study from researchers at UC Berkeley claims that the oceans of the world are heating up faster than previously believed. One of the publishers of the paper on the topic is Zeke Hausfather, a grad student in the energy and Resources Group at Berkely. He states that ocean heating is an important indicator of climate change, noting that there is "robust evidence" that oceans are warming more rapidly than previously believed.

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McLaren teases fifth Longtail model ahead of January 16 reveal

McLaren teases fifth Longtail model ahead of January 16 reveal

McLaren is a bit of a tease with its new cars. The sports car maker has announced that it has a fifth Longtail model coming to carry on the name of the famous family. There is no official confirmation of what the car will be, but rumors floating around expect it to be the 600LT Spider.

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Aging Hubble telescope suffers another serious glitch

Aging Hubble telescope suffers another serious glitch

It's only been a few months since the Hubble Space Telescope returned to normal operations. In October normal operations resumed after a glitch with the gyroscope on the telescope forced it into safe mode. NASA has now announced that Hubble has another serious glitch that has left one of the cameras onboard unusable.

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Black hole spinning at half the speed of light is devouring a star

Black hole spinning at half the speed of light is devouring a star

Astronomers back in 2014 were searching the night sky for something cool and found what they were looking for. On November 22, 2014, astronomers discovered a supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy that lies 300 million light-years from Earth. That black hole had captured a passing star and was ripping it apart.

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UBTech Walker and Cruzr robots strut into CES 2019

UBTech Walker and Cruzr robots strut into CES 2019

A company called UBTech has unveiled a pair of robots at CES 2019 that the firm calls its most advanced robots ever. The bots are a new version of the Walker bipedal humanoid robot and Cruzr, a cloud-based rolling humanoid service robot. Walker now has arms and hands while Cruzr has improved performance and reliability.

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Lamborghini Huracan EVO packs all-wheel drive, all-wheel steering, and 640hp

Lamborghini Huracan EVO packs all-wheel drive, all-wheel steering, and 640hp

A couple of days ago Lamborghini was teasing the refreshed Lamborghini Huracan for 2020. That refreshed Lambo is now official with details on the Huracan EVO going live, and the car looks fantastic. The EVO sports a V10 engine that makes 640hp and 600 Nm of torque.

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OSIRIS-REx NavCam 1 image shows the Earth, moon, and asteroid Bennu

OSIRIS-REx NavCam 1 image shows the Earth, moon, and asteroid Bennu

Back in September of 2016, NASA launched a spacecraft called OSIRIS-REx that went off without a hitch. The mission of the spacecraft was to make a flyby of an asteroid called Bennu, grab a sample of the Asteroid, and return it to Earth for study. In December of 2018, OSIRIS-REx discovered that Bennu had water on its surface after only days on station.

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Hyundai walking car concept can drive, walk, and climb

Hyundai walking car concept can drive, walk, and climb

Hyundai has shown off a new car concept that it says is the future of the first responder industry. The vehicle debuted at CES 2019 and is called Elevate and is billed as the Ultimate Mobility Vehicle or UMV. Hyundai says that the need for fast, efficient, resilient transportation for disaster assistance led it to develop this concept.

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Atlis XT Pickup is an EV with 20,000 pounds towing and 5,000 pound payload

Atlis XT Pickup is an EV with 20,000 pounds towing and 5,000 pound payload

A company called Atlis Motor Vehicles has revealed its electric pickup truck named the XT Pickup Truck. The truck will be offered in single and dual rear wheel versions. Both have top speeds of 120 mph, can do 0-60 mph in 5-seconds, and has an 18-second 0-60 mph time at max GCRW.

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NASA’s TESS discovers a dense and gaseous world three times the size of Earth

NASA’s TESS discovers a dense and gaseous world three times the size of Earth

NASA has announced that TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) has discovered a third "small" planet outside our solar system. The announcement was made by scientists this week, and the new planet is called HD 21749b. The planet orbits a bright dwarf star that is about 53 light-years away in the constellation Reticulum.

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