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2019 Subaru Ascent 3-row SUV gets official

2019 Subaru Ascent 3-row SUV gets official

Subaru has officially unveiled the all-new Ascent 3-row SUV. This is the largest of all Subaru vehicles and comes in seven or eight-passenger configurations. The seven-passenger version has second-row captain's seats with the eight-passenger version using benches in second and third rows.

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DNA thought to be from infamous Yeti was actually from bears

DNA thought to be from infamous Yeti was actually from bears

If you are among the people out there who believe in Bigfoot or its cold weather cousin the Yeti some bad news has turned up. The DNA from nine different samples though to be from a Yeti have been analyzed and the scientists inspecting the samples have determined that eight of the nine samples came from different bear species native to the Tibet and Himalayas areas.

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Lincoln Nautilus SUV packs luxury and safety tech galore

Lincoln Nautilus SUV packs luxury and safety tech galore

Lincoln has rolled out an all-new SUV called the Nautilus that falls into the super popular midsize SUV market. The luxury vehicle has a turbo engine and lots of driver assistance tech. Part of that tech is a new Lincoln-first technology that centers the vehicle in its lane.

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MIT and Harvard create soft robot muscles that can lift 1,000x its weight

MIT and Harvard create soft robot muscles that can lift 1,000x its weight

Scientists from MIT and Harvard have been working in the field of soft robotics in an attempt to fix new of the major shortcomings of the genre, the lack of strength. These soft robots are typically too weak to allow much in the way of functionality, but that may be changing with a new breakthrough from scientists from MIT CSAIL and the Harvard Wyss Institute.

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Waymo autonomous vehicle fleet surpasses 4 million miles driven

Waymo autonomous vehicle fleet surpasses 4 million miles driven

Waymo is one of the biggest companies in the autonomous vehicle realm and has a large fleet of self-driving vehicles. Waymo has announced that its autonomous fleet of vehicles has now surpassed 4 million miles driven. It's had to wrap your brain around numbers that large, Waymo says that it could have taken the average American driver 300 years to drive that many miles.

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Shell teams with automakers for ultra-fast EV charger deployment in Europe

Shell teams with automakers for ultra-fast EV charger deployment in Europe

Shell clearly sees the writing on the wall, at some point in the future EVs will be the most common type of vehicle on the road and the gas stations that populate highways around the world will be replaced with charging stations. Shell has announced that it is teaming up with top automakers in Europe to roll out a network of ultra-fast chargers. The move will get Shell, and parent company Royal Dutch Shell, ahead of its fossil fuel competition in the EV market in Europe.

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Honda Promises EVs that Charge in 15 Minutes by 2022

Honda Promises EVs that Charge in 15 Minutes by 2022

There are some common fears and hesitations when it comes to folks buying EVs. The big one is range anxiety that leads potential EV buyers to worry about not having enough juice to do what they need to do on any given day. Another issue is how long it takes most EV batteries to fully charge.

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Youbionic develops weird double robotic hand

Youbionic develops weird double robotic hand

Back in 2015 we talked about a company called Youbionic that had created a bizarre set of bionic arms that you could wear to give yourself literal helping hands. In what appears to be an attempt to create Doctor Octopus, Youbionic is back with a bizarre set of double robotic hands. This odd prosthetic device is going up for sale to give you a couple helping hands on each arm.

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2019 Mercedes CLS Caught on Video

2019 Mercedes CLS Caught on Video

This week marks the official unveiling of the 2019 Mercedes CLS. That official unveiled will happen at the 2017 LA Auto Show. If you are waiting in anticipation, ahead of that official unveil a camouflaged version of the CLS has been caught on video tearing up the Nürburgring in Germany. The car looks good doing it too.

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2019 Infiniti QX50 packs world’s first variable compression engine

2019 Infiniti QX50 packs world’s first variable compression engine

Infiniti has announced the 2019 QX50 SUV that is a mid-size SUV on an all-new platform using new engine tech for the first time in the automotive world. The turbo four is an all-new type of engine that has been 20-years in the making according to Infiniti. The engine is called the VC-Turbo.

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NASA scientists pit humans against AI in high-speed drone racing

NASA scientists pit humans against AI in high-speed drone racing

Drone racing is a sport that is demanding of pilots. The person flying the drone must be paying attention and have fast reflexes to avoid crashing into obstacles or other drones. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California is racing drones pitting human pilots against an AI to see who's better.

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2019 Porsche 911 Turbo spied sans camo

2019 Porsche 911 Turbo spied sans camo

The 2019 Porsche 911 Turbo has been spied out cruising around for testing and it looks mean. The car clearly has very wide bodywork to fit some very meaty tires under the fenders. These shots are the first seen of the car and surprisingly it has no camo to hide the new touches.

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