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Cadillac unveils brand's first electric vehicle ahead of Detroit auto show

Cadillac unveils brand's first electric vehicle ahead of Detroit auto showCadillac furthered its recent product blitz Sunday with a preliminary peek at the brand’s first electric vehicle.



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New Horizons unveils a new world. Actually, it's 2 worlds smashed together.

New Horizons unveils a new world. Actually, it's 2 worlds smashed together.It's a new, weird world.  The deep space exploration craft New Horizons has sent back the first detailed images of an ancient world floating more than 4 billion miles from Earth, formally known as 2014 MU69. The clearest glimpse yet of MU69 shows that it's shaped like a snowman, with two roundish lobes that have been fused together.  It is by far the most distant world a spacecraft — and by extension humanity — has ever explored. "What this spacecraft and this team accomplished is unprecedented," Alan Stern, the principal investigator of the New Horizons mission, said from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory on Wednesday. Image: jhapl/nasaNew Horizons — which previously revealed the majesty of Pluto in 2015 — swooped just 2,200 miles from the surface of MU69, which has been temporarily nicknamed Ultima Thule (the International Association of Astronomers will eventually endow MU69 with its official name). These images, though, are not of that absolute closest approach. Over the coming days and weeks, New Horizons will continue to transmit back more images that will reveal greater detail, and closer views of the object. "So stay tuned," Jeff Moore, the New Horizons geology team lead, said on Wednesday.  SEE ALSO: Queen rockstar unleashes badass space song about mysterious world of Ultima Thule MU69 is of profound interest to scientists. This world lies in a far-off group of objects, called the Kuiper Belt, that ring the solar system. Temperatures here approach absolute zero (minus 460 degrees Fahrenheit), which is as cold as it gets. Consequently, scientists suspect that these ancient objects have been preserved in relatively pristine condition since the beginnings of the still-forming solar system, some 4 billion years ago.  Seeing MU69, then, is like peering into the solar system's past.  Moore believes MU69 is composed of small icy bodies that are about 4.5 billion years old. Over time, these objects likely coalesced, and eventually two of these objects began to spiral close to one another. One day, they touched. Now, they're stuck together. The formation of MU69.Image: jhapl/nasaViewing MU69 is like looking at some of the "only remaining building blocks of the solar system" said Moore.  And as the New Horizons team suspected, this world is indeed reddish, and likely made up of different ices that have been subjected to space radiation for billions of years. "Now we can definitely say that Ultima Thule is red," said Carly Howett, a New Horizons planetary scientist. A reddish MU69.Image: jhapl/nasaAs the New Horizons team still awaits more detailed images of MU69, New Horizons will continue to journey deeper into space.  Perhaps scientists will spot another faint, distant object, and send New Horizons that way. The craft itself, while now 13 years old, won't hold them back "The spacecraft is in peak health," said Stern.  WATCH: Ever wonder how the universe might end?  



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Egypt unveils "one of a kind" ancient tomb, expects more finds

Egypt unveils "one of a kind" ancient tomb, expects more findsEgypt has discovered a 4,400-year-old-tomb and expects to find more buried treasure. Rough cut (no reporter narration).



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Apple unveils plan for $1 bn campus in Texas, US expansion

Apple unveils plan for $  1 bn campus in Texas, US expansionApple unveiled plans Thursday for a $ 1 billion campus in Texas that will create jobs for the tech giant outside Silicon Valley, a move made without the fanfare of the recent Amazon headquarters bidding war. Currently, Apple employs some 6,200 in the Texas capital, the largest cluster outside its headquarters in Cupertino, California. In January, Apple said it would invest $ 30 billion in the US over the next five years and create 20,000 new jobs, using some of the overseas profits repatriated at a tax rate lowered under a law passed by Congress last year.



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Macron unveils new measures in bid to end 'yellow vest' revolt

Macron unveils new measures in bid to end 'yellow vest' revoltEmbattled French President Emmanuel Macron Monday announced a series of financial measures seeking to defuse the “yellow vest” revolt that has triggered violent protests in cities across the country. Macron stressed, however, that the protests by mostly low-income people in small town or rural France were the result of long-term problems. Among the measures Macron announced was a 100 euro ($ 113) monthly increase in the minimum wage as of next year, for which businesses would not have to foot the bill.



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First lady unveils the White House Christmas decorations

First lady unveils the White House Christmas decorationsThis year's theme is "National Treasures," as Melania Trump's own personal touches caused a stir on social media. ABC News' Janai Norman reports.



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Pelosi unveils plans to establish new House diversity office

Pelosi unveils plans to establish new House diversity officeWASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi wants to establish a House diversity office to recruit and retain employees from different backgrounds to Capitol Hill as one of the first acts of the new Congress, according to a letter obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.



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Move over, Musk: Kalashnikov unveils 'electric supercar'

Move over, Musk: Kalashnikov unveils 'electric supercar'Russian arms maker Kalashnikov on Thursday presented its new electric car inspired by a rare 1970s model, saying the new technology will rival Elon Musk’s Tesla. The brand, best known for the AK-47 machine gun, presented the decidedly retro-looking pale blue prototype, the CV-1, at a defense expo outside Moscow. Holding company Kalashnikov Concern said it has developed some cutting-edge elements for the “electric supercar”, including a “revolutionary” inverter.



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Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reforms

Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reformsUncertainty reigned in Venezuela on Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a major economic reform plan aimed at halting the spiraling hyperinflation that has thrown the oil-rich, cash-poor South American country into chaos. Ahead of a major currency overhaul on Monday, when Caracas will start issuing new banknotes after slashing five zeroes off the crippled bolivar, Maduro detailed other measures he hopes will pull Venezuela out of crisis.



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Ford unveils next generation of Mustang Cobra Jet

Ford unveils next generation of Mustang Cobra JetBlue Oval has revealed a new limited-edition Ford Performance 50th Anniversary Mustang Cobra Jet – and it looks amazing!



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