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Details of the Tycho moon crater revealed by new radar tech

Details of the Tycho moon crater revealed by new radar tech

New high-resolution image of the moon focusing on the Tycho Crater has been released. It was made using the National Science Foundations Green Bank Observatory and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. The image of Tycho Crater has a resolution close to five meters by five meters and is comprised of about 1.4 billion pixels.

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CityAirbus NextGen is the Urban Air Mobility vehicle of the future

CityAirbus NextGen is the Urban Air Mobility vehicle of the future

One of the biggest manufacturers of commercial aircraft in the world is Airbus. The company has revealed its plans for the emerging Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market with a helicopter called CityAirbus. The next generation of the flying vehicle is fully electric and has fixed wings and a V-shaped tail. It's powered by eight electric propellers and is designed to carry up to four passengers.

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Caltech creates embryo-like structures using stem cells

Caltech creates embryo-like structures using stem cells

Researchers worldwide conduct vital research involving the understanding of the very early development of humans inside the womb using human embryos. Research of the type uses surplus embryos donated by people who have undergone in vitro fertilization. However, the amount of research conducted into these early stages of human development is extremely limited by the availability of embryos.

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Montana discovery highlights life at the end of the dinosaur era

Montana discovery highlights life at the end of the dinosaur era

Paleontologists from the University of Washington and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture spent the summer working in Montana. They dug up the fossilized remains of four dinosaurs. All of the dinosaur fossils will be taken to the Burke Museum, where the public will be able to watch the 000 of paleontologists remove the rock surrounding the fossils. Work at the museum will be carried out in the fossil preparation laboratory.

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Audi spent two weeks testing its RS Q e-tron rally car in the desert

Audi spent two weeks testing its RS Q e-tron rally car in the desert

Audi has been putting its RS Q e-tron rally car through grueling testing in Morocco under some of the most extreme desert conditions in the world. The hard-core testing is part of Audi's preparations to participate in the Dakar Rally next January. Recently, Audi spent two weeks testing the RS Q e-tron under some of the most extreme conditions available in Morocco.

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NASA creates two new mission directorates

NASA creates two new mission directorates

Tuesday, NASA administrator Bill Nelson announced that the space agency was creating a pair of new mission directorates to see it through the next two decades. The announcement separates NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate into the new Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate (ESDMD) and Space Operations Mission Directorate. According to Nelson, the changes are being made to accommodate increasing operations in low Earth orbit and the development of programs such as Artemis underway for deep space exploration.

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A new theory suggests Mars is too small to retain water

A new theory suggests Mars is too small to retain water

Scientists have discovered evidence of water on Mars in the distant past, despite that the Red Planet has no liquid water on its surface today. Part of the research that scientists are conducting regarding Mars is what happened to the water they believe it had in the distant past. A new study from Washington University in St. Louis has suggested a new theory of what may have contributed to the loss of water on the planet.

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Researchers create a way to cook using lasers

Researchers create a way to cook using lasers

Researchers from Columbia University have created a system that can cook food using lasers and leverages 3D printing technology to assemble foods. Researchers on the Digital Food 000 from the Creative Machines Lab have been working to build an autonomous digital personal chef. The 000 says that printers can produce ingredients at a millimeter precision, but there was no heating method with the same degree of resolution.

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2022 Kia Sorento PHEV pricing confirmed

2022 Kia Sorento PHEV pricing confirmed

Late last month, Kia officially revealed pricing on its 2022 Sorento models, except for pricing on the plug-in hybrid version. Kia has now confirmed pricing on the two available Sorento PHEV trim levels that will be sold in the US. It's worth noting that the MSRPs don't count the destination and handling charge of $1175.

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MIT study finds Tesla Autopilot leaves drivers inattentive

MIT study finds Tesla Autopilot leaves drivers inattentive

Tesla makes the most popular electric vehicles on the market today. Many of Tesla's vehicles are equipped with its Autopilot driver assistance system, allowing vehicles to drive themselves in some situations. However, Autopilot does not make Tesla's automobiles fully autonomous, and the system requires driver attention.

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NASA chooses Artemis Rover landing spot on the moon

NASA chooses Artemis Rover landing spot on the moon

NASA plans to launch a new rover to explore the surface of the moon in 2023. The rover is called the Volatile Investigating Polar Exploration Rover or VIPER. NASA has now announced the chosen landing spot for the VIPER rover, and it will be near the western edge of the Nobile Crater on the south pole of the moon.

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Augmented reality app helps people reduce their fear of spiders

Augmented reality app helps people reduce their fear of spiders

University of Basel researchers have a new augmented reality app that runs on smartphones to help people with arachnophobia. The app has proven beneficial to people with a fear of spiders in a clinical study. After a few training sessions at home, researchers found that test subjects utilizing the app reported a reduced fear of real spiders.

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