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Scientists looking over old data on Uranus discover something new

Scientists looking over old data on Uranus discover something new

Uranus is very far from the sun, making it one of the coldest planets in our solar system. Over 30 years ago, Voyager 2 flew by the planet on January 24, 1986. Decades later, scientists were looking over that data again and found another new secret about the planet. What scientists didn't know 34 years ago was that Voyager 2 had flown through a plasmoid, which is a giant magnetic bubble that scientists believe could have been stripping Uranus of its atmosphere.

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Listen to this mysterious Lamborghini roar

Listen to this mysterious Lamborghini roar

Lamborghini is hard at work on its next V12 hypercar that is destined to destroy the race track. So far, Lamborghini is being mysterious about the vehicle offering only glimpses at a camo-clad vehicle that has all the grates, wings, and spats that you expect in a flamboyant Lamborghini hypercar. Lamborghini has offered up a video of the car in testing.

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EPFL researchers create a nanodevice 100 times faster than current transistors

EPFL researchers create a nanodevice 100 times faster than current transistors

EPFL researchers have developed a device that operates ten times faster than today's fastest transistors. The new device also operates about 100 times faster than transistors that are in current computers. The nanoscale device they have created enables the generation of high-power terahertz waves. The scientist says that those waves are notoriously difficult to produce. Being very difficult to produce, the waves hold promise for a range of applications, including imaging or sensing and high-speed wireless communications.

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Stanford University engineers develop ankle exoskeleton to make running easier

Stanford University engineers develop ankle exoskeleton to make running easier

Engineers at Stanford University have created a device that people could strap to their legs that makes running easier. The team of researchers has investigated a pair of different modes for running assistance. One of the methods was motor-powered assistance, and the other is spring-based assistance.

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Bugatti talks about 3D printing use in its hypercar range

Bugatti talks about 3D printing use in its hypercar range

Bugatti makes extensive use of advanced manufacturing techniques to make its incredibly high performing hypercars. One of the techniques that the automaker takes advantage of is 3D printing. It says it's able to use 3D printing to create products that are "as fine and accurate as a spider's web, yet as stable as a solid steel structure."

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Scientists create a new smart testing device for coronavirus

Scientists create a new smart testing device for coronavirus

Scientists at Lancaster University in the UK have announced that they have developed a new smart testing device for coronavirus. The testing device incorporates artificial intelligence, image processing, molecular virology, and applied technologies to create an innovative device that can detect COVID-19. The test takes only 30 minutes to run using an intelligent smartphone app.

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NASA’s next-gen moon thrusters have survived over 60 glowing-hot fire tests

NASA’s next-gen moon thrusters have survived over 60 glowing-hot fire tests

NASA is currently working on components for its future Artemis lunar lander that we use what the space agency calls next-generation thrusters. Those thrusters are small rocket engines that are used to make alterations in the flight path or altitude of a spacecraft. They will be used to enter lunar orbit and to descend to the surface of the moon.

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Mansory Cabrera is a hopped up Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

Mansory Cabrera is a hopped up Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

Owners of the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ already have a very expensive and rare hypercar to drive around in. For those who need something more exotic than the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, Mansory is there to help. Mansory is offering three Lamborghini Aventador SVJ owners the opportunity to purchase the Mansory Cabrera transformation for their cars.

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Purdue University researchers create a device that can detect cellular stiffness

Purdue University researchers create a device that can detect cellular stiffness

Purdue University researchers have created a new device in the lab that could help diagnose cancer that is invading other tissues in the body. One indication that cancer is invading other tissues comes from the stiffening of a structure surrounding cells in the human body. Monitoring changes to that structure, known as the extracellular matrix, could give researchers another way to study the progression of cancer.

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KAIST researchers develop an ultra-thin camera with an insect eye structure

KAIST researchers develop an ultra-thin camera with an insect eye structure

Scientists from KAIST have announced the development of an ultra-thin camera that uses an insect eye structure for high-resolution imaging. The camera uses a unique visual structure that simulates the eyes of insects providing a thinner profile for the lens and wider viewing angle than any commercial camera. The researchers believe that the features will allow the camera to be applied to fields that require various small cameras like mobile, surveillance, medical equipment, and reconnaissance equipment.

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Aston Martin’s new turbo V6 sounds like a glorious beast

Aston Martin’s new turbo V6 sounds like a glorious beast

There's much more to a hypercar than style alone. The car has to look good, but it also has to have lots of power and sound good as well. We got to see the Aston Martin Valhalla hypercar several times, including its track debut last year. Aston Martin is now showing off the turbocharged V-6 engine that will be the heart of the car and letting us hear what the beast sounds like.

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New MIT simulation system teaches autonomous autos real-world crash avoidance

New MIT simulation system teaches autonomous autos real-world crash avoidance

Scientists at MIT have created a new simulation system that they invented to train autonomous autos with infinite steering possibilities. The goal of the simulation system is to help the autonomous autos learn to navigate a range of worst-case scenarios before they are let loose on real streets around the country and world. Control systems for autonomous autos rely heavily on real-world data sets of driving trajectories from human drivers.

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