• Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun
Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun

The mission will carry out its observation through the Corona and how its affect the near-Earth space and change our understanding of the biggest star completely. The spacecraft eventually will run out of fuel and, no longer be able to keep its heat shield pointed toward the Sun, will burn and break apart - except perhaps for the rugged heat shield...

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  • Suryagrahan 2018 Partial Eclipse; Timing, Significance, Myths and Precautions
Suryagrahan 2018 Partial Eclipse; Timing, Significance, Myths and Precautions

Also, it turns dark during a solar eclipse as the sun gets blocked. There is a myth that even chopping vegetables, fruits or any other eatables while the solar eclipse lasts, can contaminate or poison the food. 3 / 4 Outside of China, the astronomical spectacle was visible from most of Asia, the far-north of Europe as well as a slice of northern ...

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  • Sark preparing to see meteor shower
Sark preparing to see meteor shower

The phenomenon, known as the Perseids, occurs in August every year, when the earth moves through the solar orbit of the Swift-Tuttle comet. While visibility will be better in the countryside, the meteor shower will also be observable from towns and cities.

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  • NASA to announce next generation space flight crew
NASA to announce next generation space flight crew

Falcon 9's first and second stages for the Demo-1 mission are targeted to ship from SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, California to the company's rocket testing facility in McGregor, Texas for additional testing in August. The space agency also confirmed Boeing's plan to put off its first crewed space taxi mission until mid-2019 , and geared ...

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  • NASA study: Impossible' to make Mars like Earth with current technology
NASA study: Impossible' to make Mars like Earth with current technology

July is the " Summer of Mars ", so it's only fitting that the red planet will be wrapping up the month with its most spectacular show yet - a close encounter. You can see Mars tonight by looking to the southwestern sky. According to astrophysicists, the axial tilt of Saturn, at 27 degrees explains the change of seasons and atmospheric activity.

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  • The Countdown To 21st Century's Longest Total Lunar Eclipse Has Begun!
The Countdown To 21st Century's Longest Total Lunar Eclipse Has Begun!

If the sky stays clear on the evening / night of the 27th, the eclipse should be visible in the Netherlands and will start at around 9.30pm, around the time when the moon comes up. The good news is that the next total lunar eclipse, scheduled to occur on January 21, 2019, will be visible to all North American residents. Short wavelengths like b...

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  • Jeff Bezos rocket company tests spacecraft
Jeff Bezos rocket company tests spacecraft

On Wednesday's flight, Blue Origin says it will push the New Shepard rocket to its limits with a high-altitude escape motor test. Accompanying the dummy aboard the capsule were NASA atmospheric science experiments and payloads from paying customers.

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  • Scott Pruitt's Resignation Letter Was Really Something :: Politics :: News :: Scott Pruitt
Scott Pruitt's Resignation Letter Was Really Something :: Politics :: News :: Scott Pruitt

Trump announced that Pruitt's deputy, former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler , would take over Monday as acting head of the agency that the president has tasked with dismantling Barack Obama's green legacy. "Pruitt abused power in a disgraceful way by using the job for perks and trying to enrich himself and his family", Hurlbut told GTM. Pruitt, ...

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  • Much of eastern Canada still under blanket of hot, humid air
Much of eastern Canada still under blanket of hot, humid air

As the heat wave continues, it's clear we expect the number of deaths attributable to the heat to rise. Montreal health officials said there have been 12 heat-related deaths since the weekend, while authorities in the Eastern Townships region east of Montreal are attributing another five deaths to the weather.

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  • Conservative lawyers steer Trump on Supreme Court pick
Conservative lawyers steer Trump on Supreme Court pick

Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett, both women. The White House said Trump's team also spoke with more than a dozen additional senators. "I'm very proud of Neil Gorsuch ", Trump continued. Nominated by Republican President Ronald Reagan and confirmed in 1988, Kennedy is w...

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  • Canadian firm publishes details on Carbon dioxide to fuel pilot
Canadian firm publishes details on Carbon dioxide to fuel pilot

Making direct air capture as cheap as possible is critical because a growing body of work finds it's going to be almost impossible to prevent global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 ˚C without rolling out some form of the technology on a huge scale.

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  • AfDB calls for collective action on plastic waste
AfDB calls for collective action on plastic waste

According to the Ocean Conservancy, 8 million metric tons of plastic enters the Earth's oceans every year, which adds to the estimated 150 million metric tons already in the marine environment. Darebin City Council is hosting free screenings of two short films that explore the impact of plastic pollution on our oceans to mark World Environment D...

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  • SpaceX delays plans to send tourists around Moon
SpaceX delays plans to send tourists around Moon

SpaceX won't attempt to recover the first stage after Monday's launch . The Hawthorne-based company's Falcon 9 rocket carried the payload from Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida around 12:45 a.m. SES-12 is designed for an operational life of some 15 years. The company is expecting both the USA and Europe to turn to the Falcon Heavy in t...

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  • Tropical low will bring potential for tons of Memorial Day weekend rain
Tropical low will bring potential for tons of Memorial Day weekend rain

As of Friday morning, the National Hurricane Center says there is a 90% chance we have our first tropical depression or Tropical Storm Alberto in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by Saturday. Up to 12 inches of rain will be possible across extreme southwest Alabama, and a flash flood watch for Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia counties will go into ...

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  • EA Games announces Battlefield V, to be revealed on May 23rd
EA Games announces Battlefield V, to be revealed on May 23rd

For instance, a report from several months ago has pointed toward the likelihood of the title being set during World War II . EA has officially confirmed that the next Battlefield is indeed Battlefield V. In terms of multiplayer the game is said to feature the iconic large-scale warfare but this time around it spans "multiple maps and modes"...

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  • Nokia X6 with iPhone X-like notch, dual rear cameras announced
Nokia X6 with iPhone X-like notch, dual rear cameras announced

Inside, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC. Today, the brand has gone ahead and launched the Nokia X6 in China and put all speculations to rest. It comes in three models: 4GB with 32 GB storage, 4GB with 64 GB storage and 6GB RAM with 64GB of storage. The greater part of the cameras are supported by some clever AI traps - fo...

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  • Honor 10 launched in India: Specifications, price and more
Honor 10 launched in India: Specifications, price and more

The new Honor 10 is the latest affordable smartphone with the notch (that can, thankfully, be hidden) inspired from iPhone X, and looks quite like the Huawei P20 series. The device comes to India in Midnight Black and Phantom Blue color variants, while it launched in four color variants in Europe. The smartphone has a 3400 mAh Li-ion non-user rep...

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  • Bethesda officially announces Rage 2 game
Bethesda officially announces Rage 2 game

Yes, a sequel to id Software's RPG/shooter hybrid from 2010. In the Bethesda Blog post that accompanies this gameplay trailer, the company explains that Rage 2 is actually the product of a team up between id Software and Avalanche Studios .

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  • Oracle Accuses Google of Secretly Tracking Users
Oracle Accuses Google of Secretly Tracking Users

Google says it is always focused on protecting user data and making its products better. An Australian regulator is looking into claims that Google collects data from millions of Android handset users, who are unknowingly paying their telecoms providers for the gigabytes consumed during this harvesting.

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  • Surface Hub 2 is another massive PC for walls
Surface Hub 2 is another massive PC for walls

Microsoft has announced a "more affordable" Surface Hub 2 will offer a 4K+ 50.5-in multitouch display. The PixelSense display has a 4K+ resolution with a 3:2 aspect ratio, which should be familiar to anyone that has used Surface-branded hardware.

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  • NASA flying helicopter to Mars using remote control
NASA flying helicopter to Mars using remote control

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine described the prospect of a helicopter flying the skies of another planet as " thrilling ", while Zurbuchen compared the mission to the Wright brothers pioneering flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903.

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  • Drones That Monitor Mosquito Populations To Be Tested In US
Drones That Monitor Mosquito Populations To Be Tested In US

Among the drone companies involved are Fortem , which monitors drone flights and sells an interceptor that can snag unauthorized drones; AirMap , which helps manage drones flying through a complicated airspace; Zipline , which already uses drones to deliver blood to hospitals in Africa ; Matternet , which delivers medical supplies to Swiss hos...

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  • Google 'Duplex' Uses AI Assistant to Make Calls For You
Google 'Duplex' Uses AI Assistant to Make Calls For You

Once the details are complete, the Assistant will read out your total and you will complete the purchase using Google Pay. But how does that matter to Indian users? It would mean that the user could access the paid content on Google News or on the publisher app with just one sign-in option.

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  • Nintendo has 'no plans' for a Virtual Console on Switch
Nintendo has 'no plans' for a Virtual Console on Switch

Nintendo will offer Individual memberships at $3.99/month, or you can bundle your usage for $7.99/3 months, or grab a yearly subscription for $19.99. Nintendo Online Service will be available from September , where it will cost as little as £3.49 a month in the UK. Easily the most requested feature since the Nintendo Switch launched, ...

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  • Destiny 2's Warmind Expansion Drops Tomorrow
Destiny 2's Warmind Expansion Drops Tomorrow

Even if you have downloaded the expansion and the v1.2.0 update, you won't be able to start playing Warmind until after 11 AM Pacific Time, when Destiny 2 will come back online. For the uninitiated, the Escalation Protocol is a new horde mode-style activity, where you can take part during the endgame stages of Warmind . Also, Destiny 2's e...

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  • Are Analysts Bullish Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC (LON:MONY) After Last Week?
Are Analysts Bullish Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC (LON:MONY) After Last Week?

Therefore 56% are positive. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Thursday, July 28 by Peel Hunt. JPMorgan Chase lifted their target price on Lookers from GBX 109 ($1.52) to GBX 130 ($1.81) and gave the company an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th.

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  • Beware! This new WhatsApp bug can crash your Android phones
Beware! This new WhatsApp bug can crash your Android phones

This one read, "If you touch the black point then your whatsapp will hang", followed by the second line with a "black dot" and the words "t-touch-here". In the meantime, you should avoid tapping on suspicious messages from "friends" if you don't want your apps to crash. At the moment, WhatsApp is working on the Greeting Message , which sends a...

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  • X iPhone became the most selling smartphone of 2018
X iPhone became the most selling smartphone of 2018

Topped the list of iPhone X, which was sold in the amount of 16 million units. In fact, it was the best-selling smartphone in the first quarter of 2018, according to an analytics firm. The iPhone X shipments in Q1 2018 comprises nearly 5 percent of the total smartphone shipments in this quarter. Samsung's Galaxy S9 Plus comes in right behind ...

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  • NASA launches new Mars lander
NASA launches new Mars lander

The Atlas V 401 rocket also carried two suitcase-size spacecraft, created to orbit Mars, as it blasted into the dark and cloudy sky, which turned bright gold for seconds as the rocket ascended in a plume of smoke. InSight is on its way to Mars. But it does have a 7.8-foot-long (2.4-meter) robotic arm. InSight will explore more of Mars than has ever...

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  • Ford will drop Focus, Fusion and other sedans for North American market
Ford will drop Focus, Fusion and other sedans for North American market

The Focus nameplate will live on only thanks to an all-new crossover variant called the Focus Active coming next year. The company estimates that almost 90 percent of its portfolio will be trucks, utilities and commercial vehicles in the North American market.

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  • With 2.2bn users, Facebook's profits surge to $4.98 billion in Q1
With 2.2bn users, Facebook's profits surge to $4.98 billion in Q1

Facebook also reported daily active users reached 1.45 billion on average for March 2018, an increase of 13 per cent year-on-year, while monthly active users were 2.2 billion on 31 March, again a 13 per cent increase year-on-year. Facebook's recent data privacy missteps and closely watched Congressional hearings about the topic does not appea...

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  • The Amazon Echo Spot looks awesome - here's why
The Amazon Echo Spot looks awesome - here's why

The device will reportedly be able to handle 4K HDR video, as well. The smart speakers are expected to show things and converse in a much better manner thanks to the integrated display. You just need to click the button to purchase Amazon echo at an unbeatable price. Priced at 12,999, currently, the speaker is available at a special price of R...

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  • OnePlus announces 17 May launch for OnePlus 6
OnePlus announces 17 May launch for OnePlus 6

Those at the 5T launch received a OnePlus backpack, event t-shirt, stickers and a $40 coupon for the phone. OnePlus phones are always anticipated highly ahead of their launch, and the OnePlus 6 is no exception. Two variants will be similar to the OnePlus 5T with 6GB/8GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage. It will have and three internal storag...

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  • Spotify's Free Tier Now Offers (Some) On-Demand Music on Mobile
Spotify's Free Tier Now Offers (Some) On-Demand Music on Mobile

When a user signs up, Spotify will ask them to select at least five artists that they like, so that the firm can build recommendations and playlists around those interests. Spotify's free tier now offers access to shuffled playlists, but on-demand playback is kept behind the Premium paid tier. Over in the world of music, it's much the same, an...

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  • Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 launched in India: Price, specs and more
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 launched in India: Price, specs and more

The phone will be available exclusively via Flipkart in India. Here we will answer a few frequently asked questions about Zenfone Max Por M1 and mention the pros, cons and full specs of the device . The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 will be a Flipkart exclusive and its first flash sale will be on May 3 - you can register on Flipkart's site . ...

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  • OnePlus 6: Latest teaser reveals OnePlus' new in-house design for new flagship
OnePlus 6: Latest teaser reveals OnePlus' new in-house design for new flagship

It has confirmed a bits of information about the phone , hinting towards an early launch compared to the usual time frame of the company's flagship smartphones. OnePlus says that the "movie is a first of several unique engagements planned for the OnePlus community to celebrate the association with Disney, giving OnePlus users one more reason ...

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  • Sean Hannity linked to property empire aided by foreclosures, HUD
Sean Hannity linked to property empire aided by foreclosures, HUD

Hannity was involved in deals ranging from large mansions to rentals for low-income families, according to the newspaper. I used another quote from The Guardian in the recent Spuds Hannity comic. "I don't know that there's anything nefarious that went on between Mr. Hannity and Mr. Cohen, or that there was any NDA-type involvement or anything o...

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  • UK Supreme Court denies Alfie Evans' appeal, ventilator to be removed Monday
UK Supreme Court denies Alfie Evans' appeal, ventilator to be removed Monday

Pope Francis prayed Sunday for Alfie and others who are suffering from serious infirmities. In February, Mr Justice Hayden ruled that doctors at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool could stop treating Alfie against the wishes of his parents, after hearings in the Family Division of the High Court in London and Liverpool.

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  • Swedish electronic music DJ Avicii found dead at age 28
Swedish electronic music DJ Avicii found dead at age 28

Avicii had in the past suffered acute pancreatitis , in part due to excessive drinking. "We lost a friend with such a handsome heart and the world lost an incredibly talented musician ", Guetta wrote on Instagram . He had a crossover pop hit in 2013 with " Wake Me Up ". Sadly, as his popularity rose, his health began to decline. He also colla...

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  • Terry Rozier Restoring Celtics' NBA Finals Hopes
Terry Rozier Restoring Celtics' NBA Finals Hopes

And the Bucks' defensive effort was nearly non-existent, especially against Boston point guard Terry Rozier , who matched his Game 1 total with 23 points. Boston may not make a NBA Finals run as they were hoping to originally this season thanks to all the injuries but they're the more cohesive unit in this series.

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