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1 Hour Ago   The Hubble Space Telescope has taken new measurements that have confirmed that the Universe is expanding about 9% faster than expected based on the trajectory seen shortly after the big bang.

2 Hours Ago   Nissan is talking up some of the tech it is using in the new Altima engine. Nissan says that the all-new 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5L engine uses manufacturing tech that is normally reserved for supercars.

2 Hours Ago   Earlier this month we talked about the JAXA Hayabusa2 spacecraft and that it had hurled its Small Carry-on Impactor at the asteroid and that the impact had created the desired crater.

Yesterday   A paleontologist called Javier Luque has announced a discovery that changes the crab family significantly. The discovery might force scientists to rethink the definition of a crab according to the team.

Yesterday   Hennessey is known for turning fast cars into faster rides and even builds its own hypercar. The tuner is offering an upgrade package for the engine on the 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1, and the result is boatloads of torque and horsepower.

Yesterday   Researchers from the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) in Italy have been using instruments to search for dark matter particles in a lab that is 1500 meters deep inside the Gran Sasso mountains.

2 Days Ago   One of the things that allow a snake to move so efficiently across the ground, even if the ground has little traction are its scales. The scales open up and allow the snake to grip the ground for more efficient motion.

2 Days Ago   About a week ago we talked about the cool 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary edition when the automaker announced the 2020 line of 370Z cars. The 50th Anniversary Edition is the version that caught the eye of most Z car fans with its slick racing inspired, throwback livery.

2 Days Ago   Anyone who has hit the gym intending to get stronger, lose weight and get six-pack abs knows that it’s not a fast or easy process. Plastic surgeons have a new technique that can help people get those six-pack abs when workouts alone don’t do the trick.

3 Days Ago   A group of neuroscientists is working on animal studies with mice that are investigating a rare neurological condition called Williams Syndrome. In humans, Williams Syndrome is rare affecting about 1 in 10,000 babies born in the US.

3 Days Ago   A lot of the map and GPS apps that are out there today have traffic information on them. The challenge for those using the maps is knowing if the traffic data that the map is offering is correct.

3 Days Ago   New data from research published this week focuses on the ice mass in Greenland. Greenland is the home to the second largest ice sheet in the world, and new research shows ice loss is accelerating rapidly.

4 Days Ago   Usually, when big stone or concrete forms need to be moved, the moving happens with the help of a massive crane. A research firm caleld CEMEX global R&D worked with MIT researchers to create the giant stones that can be moved easily by hand with no heavy equipment needed.

4 Days Ago   Nissan has announced its sports car lineup for 2020 that includes the Z car and the high-end GT-R. The highest performance version of the GT-R for 2020 will be the GT-R Nismo, and the vehicle has some race car upgrades at tuning improvements to increase its performance for 2020.

4 Days Ago   Yesterday we talked a bit about a serious failure of the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule during testing. The capsule suffered an explosion and spewed orange-colored smoke at Cape Canaveral where the capsule was being tested.

7 Days Ago   White sharks and orcas favorite prey is the same, both like to eat the elephant seal. Researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and partner institutions have found that great white sharks may not be the most formidable predators in the ocean.

7 Days Ago   Aston Martin has been involved in motor racing going back many decades. Its latest ride is a very limited edition and the special car that is meant to celebrate the brand’s iconic win at Le Mans in 1959.

7 Days Ago   Scientists have gone through seismic data for Southern California, and by looking intensely at the data, they have discovered two million previously unidentified tiny earthquakes in Southern California that happened between 2008 and 2017.

8 Days Ago   NASA has announced an incredible discovery using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA. It discovered the first type of molecule formed in the universe in space for the first time.

8 Days Ago   Toyota has debuted the all-new 2020 Highlander SUV at the 2019 New York Auto Show. The all-new Highlander rolls on Toyota’s new TNGA-K platform that promises enhanced driving refinement.

8 Days Ago   NASA has announced that it and its partners are making some changes to the schedule and crew assignments for the ISS. The changes will see NASA astronaut Jessica Meir making her first flight to the ISS.

9 Days Ago   Last October, Porsche showed off its 911 Speedster concept, and the car looked fantastic. The response to the Speedster was so strong that Porsche announced the car would go into production.

9 Days Ago   NASA is bragging on the TESS (Transitioning Exoplanet Survey Satellite) spacecraft as it has discovered its very first Earth-sized world. TESS has found a planet dubbed HD 21749c that scientists say is about 89% of Earth’s diameter making it a bit smaller than our planet.

9 Days Ago   Genesis has unveiled a concept car at the New York Auto Show that is called the Mint Concept that it says introduces a new “typology” for the premium city car.

10 Days Ago   Researchers from Tel Aviv University have made a significant breakthrough in medicine. The team has successfully 3D printed the world’s first 3D vascularized heart using the patient’s cells and biological materials.

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