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Researchers create new light generation method closely related to a laser

Researchers create new light generation method closely related to a laser

A pair of Stanford researchers has discovered a new way to generate ultra-short bursts of light that is closely related to a laser. In the past, this device was confined to the lab because of its sensitive nature. However, a new discovery could bring the close relative of the laser to a range of applications.

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Lexus unveils 2019 GS F and RC F 10th anniversary editions

Lexus unveils 2019 GS F and RC F 10th anniversary editions

Lexus has a pair of new special edition models that will be on display at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. The cars are the 2019 Lexus GS F and 2019 RC F 10th anniversary editions. Both cars will hit showrooms this summer and have specific features that make them stand out, both are limited edition cars.

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Nissan Armada Snow Patrol and 370Zki want to play in the snow

Nissan Armada Snow Patrol and 370Zki want to play in the snow

Nissan is showing off a couple cool custom vehicles that will make their debuts at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. The vehicles are a customized Armada called the Snow Patrol and a custom 370Z with tank treads on back and skis out front called the 370Zki. The Snow Patrol Armada is relatively normal showing off some of the accessories that are out there for the SUV.

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Polestar makes Hans Pehrson head of R&D and electric propulsion

Polestar makes Hans Pehrson head of R&D and electric propulsion

Polestar was originally the performance arm of Volvo and made some very cool blue cars that were fast. Polestar was later spun off into its own company with the aim of taking on Tesla in the EV performance market with a car called the Polestar 1. Polestar has now announced some executive changes.

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Hyundai NEXO is the world’s first autonomous fuel cell vehicle

Hyundai NEXO is the world’s first autonomous fuel cell vehicle

Hyundai has taken its high-tech fuel-cell vehicle called the NEXO and turned it into the world's first self-driven fuel-cell electric vehicle. The NEXO is a Level 4 autonomous vehicle and a trio of the SUVs have completed a drive that spanned 190 km from Seoul to Pyeongchang completely self-driven.

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Elon Musk shows off his Roadster with “Starman” at the wheel

Elon Musk shows off his Roadster with “Starman” at the wheel

Elon Musk is the CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX and he is combining both of those companies during the inaugural launch of the first Falcon Heavy rocket. That massive rocket is meant to push larger loads into space and might one day take astronauts into orbit and beyond. For the first launch, the only payload in the nosecone of that rocket will be a sweet car.

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Peugeot 4008 coupe-like SUV lands in 2020

Peugeot 4008 coupe-like SUV lands in 2020

Peugeot has a new SUV that will be coming in early 2020 that has sleek styling. The SUV is designed as a four door, but it has sleeking lines that make it more coupe-like than a traditional SUV. The Peugeot 4008 will take on vehicles like the Toyota C-HR and is based on the existing 3008 SUV.

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London City Airport to get a digital control tower 80 miles from the airport

London City Airport to get a digital control tower 80 miles from the airport

Normally when you fly on an aircraft, you see the tower sitting right there in the middle of the airport with all the traffic controllers doing whatever it is they do to keep the aircraft and passengers safe. Some smaller airports have been using something called a digital tower for a long time now. This removes the traffic controllers from the airport and puts them in a remote location.

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Vahana single passenger autonomous aircraft takes first flight

Vahana single passenger autonomous aircraft takes first flight

One of the coolest things that Airbus and its partners have been working on in a long time is a single passenger flying vehicle that can take off and land vertically. The very first flight of this vehicle has taken place. Vahana announced that on January 31, 2018, in Pendleton, Oregon the first full-scale vehicle, called Alpha One, reached a height of 16-feet before landing safely.

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Lotus plans two new sports cars and a SUV

Lotus plans two new sports cars and a SUV

Lotus has announced that it plans to expand its line of cars and to launch a new SUV offering in the coming years. The two new sports cars are set to land in 2020. That new Lotus SUV is expected to land a couple of years after the sports cars debut.

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Yamaha AI turns dancer’s movement into piano sounds

Yamaha AI turns dancer’s movement into piano sounds

Yamaha has created an AI that can do something very strange. The AI is integrated into a new musical system that Yamaha created that is designed specifically to turn the motions of a world-renown dancer into music that comes from a real piano. Dancer Kaiji Moriyama was able to control the piano with his movements.

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Waymo talks accelerated testing ahead of autonomous ride-hailing launch

Waymo talks accelerated testing ahead of autonomous ride-hailing launch

Waymo plans to launch its autonomous ride-hailing service this year. Waymo and Chrysler announced that thousands of Pacifica autonomous vans would be used for the autonomous service. Waymo is talking up its accelerated pace of testing ahead of the official launch of the service.

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