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SpaceX launches top-secret satellite for U.S. government

The SpaceX Falcon 9's first-stage engines fired up at 7:15 a.m. EDT and successfully launched the rocket from Florida's Space Coast, putting on an exciting show for tourists and residents in the area. Until now, the USA military has spent billions per year exclusively with United Launch Alliance , a joint operation of aerospace giants Boeing and Lockheed Martin, to launch government satellites. Read More »

Thousands in US ready to rally against Trump, for workers


Watch unedited video of some of the arrests here: Several other rallies were held in the city, including an afternoon event in Washington Square Park. Organizers want the county to become a sanctuary for immigrants, workers and people of color targeted by law enforcement policies under President Donald Trump's administration. Read More »

Darksiders 3 story details, images leak via Amazon

The description reads that players must "harness [her] magic to unleash her various forms-each granting her access to new weapons, moves, and traversal abilities". This third game is going to be set in an open-world, and players will take on the role of Fury, one of the four riders of the apocalypse, and someone who wants to restore the balance between good and evil. Read More »

Apple to directly sell locally assembled iPhone SE via its online store


Apple is reportedly gearing to launch its online store in India by the end of this year to directly sell its locally assembled iPhone SE, accessories and other value-added services such as personalised laser engraving on handsets. Apple will start assembling its lower-priced iPhone SE models at a contract manufacturer's plant in Bengaluru in the coming months. It has roped in Wistron, a Tiawanese manufacturer to make its iPhones in Bengaluru. Read More »

Thousands of scientists protest against Trump slashing research budgets

In Ottawa, organizers scheduled a march on Parliament Hill. "The truth is we should have been marching for science 30 years ago, 20 years, 10 years ago..." Countless thousands of scientists and their supporters have marched around the world to protest what they say is Donald Trump's rejection of science. Read More »

Prime Minister Modi stresses on need for weeding out VIP culture


The concept of "sabka sath, sabka vikas" is not confined to India but is relevant globally too, especially in the context of the neighbourhood, he said. In his address to the nation, PM Modi said that our country is filled with talented people as we come across such wide spectrum of information. Describing it as a "priceless gift" from India, he said the project is a significant step towards promoting cooperation with the entire South Asia. Read More »

DNA from dirt: Tracing ancient humans found in 'empty' caves


They went extinct about 40,000 years ago. The samples came from eight caves in Belgium, Croatia, France , Russia and Spain . While there are still questions regarding the purity and actual source of the DNA fragments found in cave dirt, still, there is the possibility that this technique could shed some light into the mysteries surrounding human ancestry. Read More »

Female astronaut sets NASA record for most days in space

The entire country celebrated the astronaut's achievement with a social media tag of #CongratsPeggy , including President Donald Trump who reached out to her via a video call from the Oval Office, according to a report from CNN . Ms Whitson broke the NASA cumulative record set previous year by astronaut Jeffrey Williams; Scott Kelly holds the USA record for consecutive days in space at 340. Read More »

US spacecraft to take slingshot dive inside Saturn's rings


The first of the Grand Finale orbits begins on April 22 at 10:46 p.m. CDT. Although it's not visible to the naked eye, NASA says the southern Atlantic Ocean was facing Saturn at the time. Cassini's particle detectors will sample icy ring particles being funneled into the atmosphere by Saturn's magnetic field. Cassini was launched in 1997 as a joint project by NASA , the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency (ASI) to study Saturn , the second largest planet ... Read More »

China talking with European Space Agency about moon outpost


Representatives from both groups, China's space agency and the European Space Agency (ESA) have begun discussing collaborative projects including the moonbase alongside other joint schemes, and as China continues to grow in the space exploration arena, a human outpost could benefit both parties. Read More »

Amazon makes Alexa a fashionista with all-new Echo Look

Elfenbein. However, a camera-equipped Echo is likely to raise new snooping concerns, especially if images are being processed by Amazon's algorithms to assess style choices. Still, Amazon's technology is pretty impressive, and looks to be improving every day. The more commands it receives and data it processes improve Alexa's understanding, making the service more useful. Read More »

Microsoft Integrates LinkedIn Data into Dynamics 365


Assuming total members grew at the same 18% year-over-year growth seen in Q3 2016, LinkedIn would reach over 500 million users by the end of Q1 2017. As TechCrunch pointed out, LinkedIn has ceased to report earnings since the Microsoft acquisition, although we know the company is a bit of a money-sink . Read More »

Womb-like device may help save premature babies

The average gestation time for humans is 40 weeks. They tested their technique on eight newborn lambs, born after a time analogous to earlier than 23 weeks for humans (a normal human pregnancy is about 40 weeks). "Lambs on support maintain stable haemodynamics, have normal blood gas and oxygenation parameters and maintain patency of the fetal circulation". The extremely tiny sizes of such young fetuses make it hard for the scientists to provide vital blood flow and ventilation, Flake ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »