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Cloud hampers view of lunar eclipse

Keep your eyes on the night sky this coming week as it will serve up some astronomical treats, starting with a partial lunar eclipse on Monday and ending with the Perseids meteor shower on Sunday. On Monday, August 21, 2017 , all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun . "One does not need a telescope to watch the eclipse , although a good pair of binoculars will enhance the experience", said Debiprosad Duari, Director Research and Academic, M P Birla Planetarium. Read More »

Brain Injuries Can Be Treated With Just One, New Device

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The device works using a small electrical charge. Well, now you don't have to look any farther than Columbus, Ohio, where researchers from the Wexner Medical Center at the Ohio State University have developed a device capable of repairing organs with a single touch. Read More »

Destiny 2 cheat clamp-down will be a streamer's nightmare

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Bungie also notes that both AMD ReLive and NVIDIA Shadowplay are supported. Screen Capture and Window Capture are still supported as well. "Other recording applications, such as Dxtory , Razer Cortex , Fraps have similar restrictions to those outlined above", Bungie notes. Read More »

SKYWATCH: Partial Lunar Eclipse tomorrow

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Most regions in South and East Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia will also be able to see the event. "The partial lunar eclipse will be visible with the naked eye". on August 8. One such partial eclipse will take place on August 7-8, the release from Durairaj Gnanamuthu, district science officer, said. The August 7 lunar eclipse is associated with the upcoming major August 21 solar eclipse. Read More »

Ireland threatens to stall Brexit talks unless border issue resolved

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The British government wants to keep the soft crossing by imposing high-tech surveillance which would create a "virtual" border. The Garda equality officer told the Guardian: "This is the first time uniformed Garda officers including myself are marching in a Pride parade anywhere on the island of Ireland ". Read More »

Coolpad launches 'Note 5 Lite C' at Rs 7777

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Apart from this, Coolpad also teased an annual flagship device to be launched as an online exclusive on Amazon . For selfies, it comes with a 5 Megapixel front camera . The Coolpad Note 5 Lite C will go on sale from Saturday, August 5 and will be available via 3,000 multi-brand stores across eight states in India including Delhi-NCR, Haryana, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra. Read More »

Nasa needs someone to protect Earth from aliens

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As for your everyday tasks, you would be responsible for making sure NASA doesn't contaminate outer space with Earth organisms as well as prevent contamination of the Earth with extraterrestrial samples. Advanced knowledge of planetary protection. Why else would NASA be looking for protection? Candidates will be required to travel frequently - but like any job, there will be a significant amount of emails, forwarding, proposals and other reading. Read More »

Joining Apple, Amazon's China Cloud Service Bows to Censors

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New proposed laws, which have drawn complaints of protectionism from American politicians, further restrict the companies from using their own brand and call for them to terminate and report any behavior that violates China's laws. "They're very different", Cook said. It was very clear. Furthermore, the law will require search engines to remove references to blocked websites so citizens don't know what it is they are not allowed to see. Read More »

90 percent chance Earth warms by more than 2 degrees

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These projections were based on 50 years of data from countries around the world. Our planet may see a temperature increase of 2 to 4.9 degrees Celsius over the next 80 years, much higher than the target set by the 2016 Paris Agreement, the study has found. Read More »

Facebook Kills AI That Created Its Own Language

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However, when the researchers pitted two of the AI programs (nicknamed Bob and Alice ) against each other, the bots began to talk to each other in their own form of communication. demonstrating that FAIR's bots not only can speak English but also think intelligently about what to say. As New Scientist explains, if the neural network has been taught to translate between English and Japanese, and English and Korean, the new system can also translate between Japanese and Korean without ... Read More »

Microsoft kills Word Flow keyboard app, tells iOS users to install SwiftKey

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In the coming months, we'll have more to share about how we'll integrate SwiftKey technology with our Guinness World Record Word Flow technology for Windows. The app is available through Apple's ( aapl ) online app store. If you have the app installed on your iOS devices then you can keep using it as Microsoft has removed it from the Store. Read More »

Venezuelan President Votes in Constitutional Election

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Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro are calling for continued protests ahead of Sunday's controversial election. But time is running out as opposition-led protests, which began in April, persist across the country and seem likely to grow more violent. Read More »

India take lead of 498 runs in Galle Test against Sri Lanka

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He completed his hundred with a single to midwicket, reaching the landmark in 133 balls and thereby surpassed former India skipper Sourav Ganguly's tally of 16 Test tons. "We had a few plans for him but we failed to execute". The second day's game has started. Jadeja got the faintest of edges off Mendis' (36) bat and while the umpire said it was not out, Saha and Jadeja convinced Kohli to go for a review and Mendis had to walk back. Read More »

Preparations Set for Historic Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

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Of course, there are different kinds of eclipses, including partial and annular solar eclipses, as well as lunar eclipses. 35758 (Madison County) - The eclipse will peak at 1:30 p.m. Imperial is not far at all from the path of totality, but unless residents travel, they will see only a partial eclipse. Astronomers call this a total solar eclipse. Read More »

Friday space launch puts University of Tennessee back in space

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Expedition 52 crew members will spend more than four months together aboard the orbital complex before returning to Earth in December. NASA says that Bresnik will perform a host of experiments in space, which include investigating how microgravity microgravity affects stem cells and the factors that govern stem cell activity. Read More »

Trump says Apple plans to build three plants in US

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All in all, the cons heavily outweigh the pros on Apple's side if it decides to create not just one but three manufacturing plants in the US. According to CNet, "Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, which assembles iPhones for Apple in China, is already considering a facility in the US". Read More »

USB 3.2 Doubles the Speed of Cables You Already Have

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The next version of USB, USB 3.2, will double the speed of existing Type-C cables. While some protocols, such as Thunderbolt 3, use all four of these pairs simultaneously, USB 3.1 only uses two of them-one pair for transmitting data, the other pair for receiving it-with the other two going unused. Read More »

Nation remembers bravery of soldiers on Kargil Vijay Diwas

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As the nation remembers its fearless heroes on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas , Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the great sacrifices made by the Armed Forces. Kargil Vijay Diwas is named after the success of Operation Vijay which was rolled out in 1999. A string of Bollywood celebrities, including Abhishek Bachchan, Juhi Chawla and Raveena Tandon, on Wednesday paid tributes to Indian soldiers and martyrs on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas . Read More »

Apple slapped with $506 million in patent dispute damages

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Apple, Inc. has been ordered to pay $506 million for infringing on a patent owned by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. The patent, which was awarded to the University in 1998, describes how the circuit can improve a processor's performance inside a device. Read More »

Moto Z2 Force vs Moto Z2 Play: What's the difference?

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Instead, the company has a water-repellant coating that might save it from a splash, but that's about it. The Moto Z Force Edition also has Qualcomm's most powerful Snapdragonprocessor and gives you all-day battery life so you don't have to worry about running out of juice in the middle of the day. Read More »

Michael Kors acquires Jimmy Choo for $1,2bn

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Jimmy Choo , whose infamous strappy stilettos brought the brand to fame since it was founded 21 years ago, has gained enormous popularity through countless appearances on red carpets and on especially on the feet of high-heel-addict Carrie Bradshaw on the cult series Sex And The City . Read More »

Overcooked: Special Edition is Coming to Nintendo Switch This Week

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This Special Edition contains the 44-stage main campaign, nine competitive levels for either two or four players (1v1 or 2v2), and the The Lost Morsel and Festive Seasoning add-ons. Players assume the role of a chef, tasked with not only cooking the meals, but cleaning the kitchen, managing ingredients and serving. The Switch version of Overcooked will also support HD rumble via the Nintendo Switch's Joy Con controllers. Read More »

Arrow Season 6 Trailer Drops, Two Big Bads Confirmed

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Black Canary , played by Katie Cassidy is in the season as his very capable partner but now they are flanked by the skilled and merciless Slade Wilson or the mercenary better known as Deathstroke , played by Manu Bennett . She was too new and probably would not fit in with the narrative. "We have flashbacks in the first episode to the aftermath of the explosion, and I can't say anything else", said Amell. Read More »

Player Keen On Move As Chelsea Make Contact Over Signing £23m Winger

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Despite scoring 59 goals in his three seasons at Chelsea , the Spanish international's approach in front of goal has always been bullish and forced rather than precise and clinical. In fact, Batshuayi started just one Premier League game and made 19 appearances from the bench last season, in a highly frustrating campaign. He said: "I have been competing for 15 seasons". Read More »

'Game of Thrones' Teaser Promises Daenerys, Jon Snow Meeting

Sansa's gown by leaps and bounds since the series began, she continued: "I don't think she's like Season 1 Sansa... looking for a relationship or love". Sophie Turner shouted out long-dead Joffrey, because she " really loved working with Jack Gleeson ". After leading the audience there, she playfully turned it to the audience. Read More »

Don't miss the solar eclipse in Traer August 21!

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EDT. Anything more than a quick solar glance can result in permanent damage - literally burning a hole into your eye. That's why they're calling on people all over the continent for help. A weather station in Zambia recorded a temperature drop of almost 15°F during a solar eclipse in June 2001, and there are reports through history of observers noticing a distinct cooling effect in the midst of a lunar shadow. Read More »

Vodafone Reiterates Outlook Despite Quarterly Revenue Dip

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Things were looking more encouraging for Vodafone in its first quarter, as losses from its Indian operation "stabilised". But the country's second-largest mobile carrier reported a 13.9% on-year fall in organic service revenue. The Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific region saw service revenue jump 10.0%, driven by robust growth in Turkey and Egypt. Even as the company witnessed a decline in its data revenues, it said that data usage during the quarter showed a healthy growth. Read More »