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Porsche unveiled their new 911, the 992, and we’re all Germans now

  • By: Wolf
  • They pulled it off by designing a new car that’s essentially an evolution of their previous cars, aiming for the future without forgetting where it all started. And that’s no accident. Porsche knows all too well that when it overdoes changes to their designs (hello there 996), the loyal fan base gets up in arms, and no one likes angry Germans.
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    After a decade, ESA finally locates SMART-1’s final resting place where it crash-landed on the Moon

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • Fighting against Earth’s gravitational field, it put itself in orbit around the moon. Eventually, though frugal, SMART-1 ran out of fuel and was inextricably attracted by the Moon. So on 3 September 2006, it crashed, after successfully fulfilling its mission and remaining active beyond expectations.
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    ESA’s satellites just produced the most accurate 3D view of Antartica’s ice sheets and floating ice shelves

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • CryoSat uses a radar altimeter, that detects tiny variations in the height of the ice across the entire continent, which includes the steeper continental margins. The vast majority of ice losses occur there. The model uses about 250 million measurements, taken by CryoSat between July 2010 en July 2016. This is about 5 million more than used for the previous version – for a snapshot of 95% of the continent, up by 3%.
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    A stellar nursery: ESA is mapping out star-forming complex G305

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • The image is of the G305 star-forming complex: a stellar nursery. Cloudy and dusty places that shine brightly in infra-red light, stellar nurseries feature a number of bright, intricate gas clouds. These are heated by the infant stars in their midst, which stand out in the image as a blue tone, contrasting with the red-brownish colour of cooler regions.
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    Synergy! The Vatican applies European Space Agency technology to digitalise 80.000 scriptures from the Middle Ages

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • “ESA and the Vatican Apostolic Library share a long history of pioneering work in their respective fields and long-lasting collaboration aimed at the preservation and worldwide accessibility of the respective patrimonies of data and information holdings. The Joint Declaration between ESA, the Library and the EC fosters synergies between the expertise, know-how and resources available through the three institutions, and paves the way for concrete collaboration for the benefit of humankind.”
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    The Vision Mercedes-Maybach SUV is brutally German, in the best of ways

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    European Commission boasts EU supports that “in Dutch city all buses are powered by water”. But there is only one bus and it’s not actually powered by water

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • Spectacular news from the European Commission (EC): buses can now be powered by water! Really? Yes! Well, no, of course not. Unless you work the EC twitter account. The tweet has a clip attached which explains that the bus is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Hydrogen is not water, but hey.
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    SpaceX’ ‘Dragon capsule’ to launch ESA’s new toy for studying tropical lightning storms from the International Space Station

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • Almost every second, lightning triggers powerful electrical bursts in our atmosphere. But the inner workings of lightning are still unknown. Indeed, when Andreas Mogensen directed a high-resolution camera towards a gigantic thunderstorm, while flying over India at 28.800 km/h in 2015, he made spectacular, first of its kind footage. He caught a blue jet, repeatedly shooting up into space towards the upper layers of the atmosphere – as high as 40 Km.
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    Check out TOC’s brand trailer to see what we’re all about!

  • By: Timon Dias
  • It’s been a long time in the making lads, but here it is: the future of European online media. The Old Continent is designed to push back against the Social Justice and Identity Politics agenda of VICE, Huffington Post and BuzzFeed, while at the same time offering a centre right, more fun and light-hearted alternative to Breitbart’s and Infowars’ high octane polemics and conspiracies that don’t get anyone laid.
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    The Polestar 1 is one brutal new Hybrid Coupe by Volvo’s former tuning division

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