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Shane has been writing for SlashGear since June 2009. His writing has been published in several well known outlet such as Laptop Magazine and Computer Shopper. Email

Ringbrothers 1970 Chevy Blazer is incredible

Ringbrothers 1970 Chevy Blazer is incredible

Ringbrothers have been making highly customized classic vehicles filled with modern parts for a long time. Typically the vehicles are made for well-to-do buyers on commission or sold and six-figure prices. Recently, Ringbrothers created a one-of-a-kind 1970 Chevrolet Blazer for a contest being held at Omaze.

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NASA uses freeze-dried mouse sperm from the ISS to fertilize eggs

NASA uses freeze-dried mouse sperm from the ISS to fertilize eggs

NASA has announced that it used freeze-dried mouse sperm that spent months aboard the ISS to fertilize mouse overy eggs back on earth. The result of the experiment are a group of baby mice NASA has dubbed "space pups." Japanese researchers are behind the experiment, with the results published this week in a new paper.

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NASA asked for proposals for its next pair of private ISS missions

NASA asked for proposals for its next pair of private ISS missions

NASA has announced that it is seeking proposals for a pair of new private astronaut missions, with the destination being the ISS. NASA says that the two missions are part of the agency's efforts to open space to more people than ever before. The opportunities will allow US commercial companies to continue to play a central role in establishing a sustained presence in low-Earth orbit through the NASA Commercial LEO Development Program.

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Volkswagen data breach leaks information on 3.3 million customers

Volkswagen data breach leaks information on 3.3 million customers

Volkswagen has found itself in hot water multiple times in the last few years, most notably for dieslegate scandal where it was cheating emissions. Volkswagen has now announced another problem with a data breach at a vendor that has impacted more than 3.3 million customers and potential customers in North America. Almost all of the information leaked was of current or potential customers of Audi, which is owned by VW.

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A gigantic arc of galaxies has been discovered spanning 3.3 billion light-years

A gigantic arc of galaxies has been discovered spanning 3.3 billion light-years

Astronomers have made a very interesting discovery that has been dubbed the Giant Arc. The newly discovered crescent of galaxies spans 3.3 billion light-years and is described as one of the largest known structures in the universe. The massive size of the ark of galaxies is challenging some of the basic assumptions astronomers hold about the cosmos.

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NASA mission will put scientific payloads on the far side of the moon

NASA mission will put scientific payloads on the far side of the moon

NASA has announced that it has chosen three different scientific payloads under the Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative, which is a component of the Artemis program. The Artemis program aims to send humans back to the moon for the first time since the Apollo era. One of the three missions NASA has chosen will be landing on the far side of the moon facing away from Earth.

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Single-use plastics could be replaced by “vegan spider silk”

Single-use plastics could be replaced by “vegan spider silk”

Single-use plastics are common pollutants that end up in the oceans and landfills all around the world. A group of researchers from the University of Cambridge has created a polymer film that mimics the properties of spider silk, which is one of the strongest materials in nature. The creation is plant-based, sustainable, and scalable and could replace single-use plastics in many consumer products.

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NASA discovers a distant Neptune-like planet with a thick atmosphere

NASA discovers a distant Neptune-like planet with a thick atmosphere

NASA has discovered a new planet that's about 90 light-years from Earth that it says is very similar to Neptune. The distant planet is called TOI-1231 b, and it's a gaseous world with a potentially rich atmosphere that NASA believes is ripe for study. In addition, TOI-1231 b is significantly larger than Earth at about 3.5 times the diameter of our planet.

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Archer reveals its demonstrator eVTOL aircraft

Archer reveals its demonstrator eVTOL aircraft

Archer is one of the several companies working on electronic vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. On June 10, the company debuted its first demonstrator aircraft via a global lifestream. The demonstrator is capable of traveling 60 miles at a speed of 150 mph. The event was exciting and leveraged movie-making technology to create a livestream that took participants on a simulated commercial flight.

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Engineers create battery-free wearables from cloth that can be washed

Engineers create battery-free wearables from cloth that can be washed

The popularity of wearable electronics has increased dramatically in recent years, particularly in the form of smartwatches. While these devices are typically water-resistant, they're certainly not washable as you would wash clothing. Engineers at Purdue University have developed a new method that transforms existing cloth items into battery-free wearables resistant to laundry.

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New wing design could help aircraft be more stable in windy conditions

New wing design could help aircraft be more stable in windy conditions

Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed 3D morphing wings they believe could help small aircraft safely navigate windy urban streets. The wing design could also help aircraft land with shorter approaches. The wings designed by engineers at the University of Michigan can vary their shape as freely as birds wings and could have advantages for small aircraft in urban environments.

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Lamborghini and Lego build a life-size Sian FKP 37

Lamborghini and Lego build a life-size Sian FKP 37

Lamborghini and Lego have announced they have teamed up to construct a life-size Sian FKP 37 hypercar using over 400,000 Lego Technic elements. The tie-up resulting in the life-size car comes after the launch of a 1:8 scale Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 from Lego last year. Lamborghini says the life-size model replicates the limited-edition hypercar on a much grander scale than the standard Lego kit.

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