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NASA Says Moon Orbiting Saturn Might Be Habitable

The findings were announced Thursday in the journal Science . Associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Tomas Zurbuchen, said: "These results demonstrate the interconnected nature of NASA's science missions that are getting us closer to answering whether we are indeed alone or not". Read More »

Trump Calling Space Station's Record-Breaking Commander


Whitson's latest stint on the ISS was due to end on 2 June, but she is now set to stay until September as Russian Federation reduces the number of cosmonauts on the ISS from three to two. "Well, we want to try and do it during my first term or, at worst, during my second term, so we'll have to speed that up a little bit, OK?" Once she goes back to Earth, she would have already spent over 650 days out in space, on top of decades of on-ground support for spaceflight. Read More »

New Space Science and Supplies Arrive at Station Saturday Morning


NASA will be broadcasting the call live on NASA Television, from NASA's Ustream and YouTube websites, and on its Facebook page, and is making NASA "STEM on Station" materials available for classroom use. It finally arrived at the space station early Saturday morning, where the crew welcomed it with open robotic arms. Her first stint as commander was in April 2008 and she's commanding the current crew. Read More »

The Trump Administration Just Deleted Its Webpage Promoting Trump's Private Club


The post linked to a longer description of Mar-a-Lago by Share America, which is the State Department's "platform for sharing compelling stories and images that spark discussion and debate on important topics like democracy, freedom of expression, innovation, entrepreneurship, education, and the role of civil society", the Guardian reported. Read More »

McDonald's order trips up Facebook slaying suspect


It was late Tuesday morning, nearly lunchtime, and authorities were in the third day of an intensive manhunt for Stephens. This Sunday, April 16, 2017 frame from video posted on Facebook shows Robert Godwin Cleveland moments before being fatally shot. Read More »

China's cargo spacecraft docks with space lab


On the Eastern time of April 22, the satellite performed its automated docking maneuver to attach itself to China's space orbiting lab. Tianzhou-1's success is a cause for celebration for China but on the other hand, it comes as a concern for United States officials. Read More »

Target is turning shopping carts into Mario karts


You can check out more about the Target promotional campaign in the video below. Then, as you head inside, you'll see that some of the plastic carts have received a makeover and now resemble real-life Mario Karts (specifically, those belonging to Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach). Read More »

Mets LF Cespedes to undergo MRI on hamstring


Yoenis Cespedes (strained left hamstring) and Asdrubal Cabrera (sore leg) are out of the lineup and considered day-to-day. New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) throws out Miami Marlins first baseman Justin Bour during the fifth inning at Citi Field. Read More »

Apple self-driving car testing plan gives clues to tech programme


Driver proficiency with identifying the need to take over, as well as their actual ability to take action, are then tested using seven different tests, which is Apple's way of fulfilling a requirement dictated by California law that safety drivers be tested prior to deploying test vehicles on the road. Read More »

NASA providing 1st live 360-degree view of rocket launch

Scientists, so far, have been unable to monitor those conditions on a large scale, and a better understanding could lead to more accurate spacecraft breakup predictions, better spacecraft designs, and materials capable of better resisting the extreme heat and pressure during the return to Earth. Read More »

India will pay dearly if it plays Dalai Lama card, says China


Lu also countered India's charge that China is inventing names to make its territorial claims over the area legal. I said the Dalai Lama is visiting the disputed eastern section of the China-India boundary. An Indian representative attending a China-hosted conference on OBOR will thus invite ridicule. "In 1987, India abruptly announced that it was officially designating the region as "Arunachal Pradesh" but the Chinese government has never recognized India's occupation of the region, nor ... Read More »

Call of Duty: WWII confirmed


The blog goes into some good details on the previous Call of Duty games taking place during the World War II era. The stream will feature Sledgehammer Games co-studio heads and founders Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield. I will happily queue up, virtually, to get this game on day one. Although nothing is official, the photos show that Call of Duty: WWII will be released on November 3, 2017. Read More »

Pakistan court orders further graft probe against Sharif


While Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Gulzar Ahmed called for Sharif's disqualification, the other three judges said there must be a new multi-agency investigation into the allegations against the Prime Minister and his family. About 500 security personnel have been deployed in advance of the decision, with access to the Pakistan Supreme Court sealed except for those with special passes. Read More »

Samsung forecasts 48% profit surge in Q1 2017

Amid a general increase in share price over the last few months, operating profit this year was up 48 per cent from 2016 at 9.9 trillion won ($8.7 billion, 8.2 billion euros), the company forecast. Some say the S8 could set a new first-year sales record. Nevertheless, the latest financial figures show how Samsung has managed to overcome all the obstacles after messing up with one of its flagship products a year ago. Read More »

GoPro launches pilot program for 'Fusion' 5.2K spherical camera


Not to mention the fact that it was bulky also made it less than ideal. GoPro said the spherical-capture camera can capture "fully immersive virtual reality content as well as conventional non-VR video". According to CEO Nicholas Woodman , it's like having "six GoPro cameras fused into one". The company has not shed light on the specifics of the unit, but the camera will feature a unique mode called OverCapture which enables users to make a normal video and have it cut out form the ... Read More »

3 new Cortana features that can tackle common tasks


We're looking at three and six years of updates , respectively. There will be fewer releases for the basic enterprise version of the Office and Office 365 ProPlus because Windows 10, Office 365 ProPlus and Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager are now aligned on the same schedule. Read More »

Facebook is developing mind-reading technology


Beyond the futuristic that this technology seems, Facebook says they expect it to be ready within a few years. Head of the company's experimental technologies division, Regina Dugan , said Facebook was working on "optical neuro-imaging systems" that would allow users to type approximately 100 words per minute directly from their brain, far more than one could achieve using a smartphone manually. Read More »

Palestinians in Israeli prisons begin hunger strike

Long-term mass hunger strikes by Palestinian prisoners are rare, but in past cases of individual inmates who stopped eating for weeks, detention terms were shortened or not renewed after they were hospitalised in critical condition. Unsurprisingly, Barghouti makes no reference to his role in organizing the second intifada , in which Palestinian militants killed nearly 1,000 Israeli citizens despite the generous peace deal offered to Yasser Arafat. Read More »

Global economy to grow by 3.5 per cent


In Asia, another dose of government stimulus has pushed China's growth forecast up a tenth of a percentage point to 6.6%, and the fund lifted Japan's outlook by 0.4 percentage point to 1.2%. "How can countries safeguard and nurture the global recovery?" he said. Trump campaigned on an "America First" trade policy, vowing to brand China a currency manipulator and to renegotiate - or tear up - the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Read More »

AMD RX 500 Series Launched; Pricing Details Now Available


At the lowest end there's the RX 550, which AMD sees a step up from integrated graphics for $79. Nevertheless, the RX 580 has the same core specs and memory interface speeds as the RX 480, but it's clocked 100MHz higher at 1257/1340 base and boost clock speeds. Read More »

New Windows 10 Mobile Concept has some awesome design changes


With the Creators Update, Windows Defender graduated from a virus checker to a full PC health application, which is, of course, upsetting many Windows 10 users. All we can say is to wait until May 2 for an official announcement related to the product. Sources suggest it could get powered by an ARM processor, given the fact that the Redmond giant joined hands with Qualcomm past year to build ARM-based processors.For now, nothing is officially confirmed but we should hear more as Microsoft ... Read More »

Tesla's most affordable Model S is now even more affordable


Tesla discontinued the 60kWh Model S option just yesterday which was previously the company's cheapest Model S option at $68,000. Alongside, the all glass roff and automatic rear power liftgate have been made standard equipment. Tesla would later reduce the price of the Model S range upgrade to $7,000, which took place earlier this year. Tesla also reduced the price to "unlock" additional battery capacity in some of its older models. Read More »

Teen shot dead; 54 wounded in clashes in Kashmir


Police and paramilitary forces deployed in the area resorted to teargas shelling and baton-charge to disperse the protesting students. In a statement, Indian police said they were "collecting the details and are looking into the circumstances under which a person, identified as Sajad Hussain Sheikh, got killed". Read More »

Six detained in St Petersburg for suspected ISIS recruitment

The six detained were suspected of recruiting "mostly immigrants from the republics of Central Asia to commit crimes of a terrorist nature and involvement in the activities of terrorist organizations banned in Russian Federation", the Investigative Committee statement said. Read More »

Su-Yeon Jang takes 3-stroke lead into final round in Hawaii


Kerr ended a 30-event victory drought, since the 2015 season finale. Combined with playing the final eight holes of her third round in 7 under, Kerr was 13 under in her last 26 holes. She was a pedestrian 4 under halfway through Lotte, then made a made a big move. " It's good to come back to a place I know ", Jang said. Five players are just one more shot back at 7-under including Brittany Altomore, Nontay Srisawang, Amy Yang, Inbee Park, and ANA Inspiration victor So Yeon Ryu, meaning it ... Read More »

There may be alien life in solar system

Of course, life needs much more than just a source of energy: liquid water together with certain chemical compounds (carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulphur) are also required. They found that plumed were bursting or were erupting from Europa , which is a moon of Jupiter. 'If we can prove this place where life could exist really does have it, that would be a huge discovery. Read More »