• Record corn harvest forecast for Kansas
Record corn harvest forecast for Kansas

This data will be instrumental in NASS's yield projections in its August crop production report . This USDA report is the first report using actual field samples of corn and soybeans to aid in determining production and yield estimates. In both corn and soybean fields, surveyors are taking measurements that will not only help determine the number ...

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  • Tesla to merge with solar power company SolarCity
Tesla to merge with solar power company SolarCity

As a combined company, each business unit will work together to create fully-integrated solar power and battery-storage products for residential homes and commercial businesses, as well as full-scale grid projects. The overall cost of ownership is also expected to go down with the reduction in hardware and installation cost. It believes that this c...

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  • MoonEx Granted Permission to Mine the Moon's Resources
MoonEx Granted Permission to Mine the Moon's Resources

The Federal Aviation Administration granted Moon Express , a startup based in Cape Canaveral, Fla. clearance to send a robotic lander to the moon in 2017. A commercial company based in Florida has just received permission from the USA government to fly to the moon, a feat which has only been achieved by the government itself.

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  • Why Rio Olympic athletes have red circles all over their bodies
Why Rio Olympic athletes have red circles all over their bodies

Phelps's 200-metre individual medley time at the US trials was 1 minute 55.91 seconds, slower than his gold medal-winning times in Beijing (1:54.27) and London (1:54.23), but faster than Athens (1:57.14). Should she make it to the finals, it'll be special, but either way, there's no shortage of talent in women's tennis in Rio and the finals will ...

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  • Hulu is going subscription-only
Hulu is going subscription-only

While Hulu is getting rid of free streaming, Yahoo is launching Yahoo View , a service which will provide recent episodes with ads but for free, just like Hulu used to. "Video is an important part of Yahoo's strategy", said Yahoo vice president and head of media partnerships Phil Lynch . The programming will tie-in with Yahoo's Tumblr s...

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  • Danell Leyva focuses on helping team with all-around out of reach
Danell Leyva focuses on helping team with all-around out of reach

Champion. Mikulak and Dalton scored 15.800 and 15.600 on floor exercise for the best two scores of the day through two sessions. Starting on pommel horse are individuals from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Norway, New Zeland, and Taiwan and starting on high bar is Germany.

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  • Robotics expert: Self-driving cars not ready for deployment
Robotics expert: Self-driving cars not ready for deployment

But until then we should be accepting of the occasional robotic accident. On Tuesday, Google and General Motors had expressed their concern that the patchworks of state laws could stop the deployment of the driverless cars on the roads, Phys Org reported.

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  • Donald Trump May Be Unstoppable After Super Tuesday Victories
Donald Trump May Be Unstoppable After Super Tuesday Victories

Trump won at least 186 of the 595 delegates at stake on Tuesday, with Cruz collecting at least 101 and Rubio at least 56. Republican New York businessman Trump and Democrat former Secretary of State Clinton have sizable leads in polls of their respective primaries, according to Real Clear Politics.

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  • Suspected Michigan Shooter Lived With Wife, Two Children
Suspected Michigan Shooter Lived With Wife, Two Children

Saturday in the parking lot of Seelye Automotive on Stadium Drive. He's accused of killing six people and injuring two more outside an apartment building, a restaurant and a vehicle dealership, pausing between shootings to make money as an Uber driver.

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  • Sharp Accepts Bailout From Foxconn Parent
Sharp Accepts Bailout From Foxconn Parent

Chairman Terry Gou is seeking to broaden Foxconn's remit, transforming it into a company that also makes key electronics components and devices. Teruo Asamoto, professor at Kyushu Sangyo University, said Foxconn's ample resources would also enable much-needed investment in next-generation display technology, including for OLED (organic light-emit...

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  • Mars Total Recall after plastic found in chocolate
Mars Total Recall after plastic found in chocolate

Nevertheless, a full list of the prohibited candies on the Polish market has been published, as confirmed by Poland's Chief Sanitary Inspectorate (GIS). The Dutch food safety authority posted what it said was a Mars press release on its website, saying a piece of plastic had been found in a product that could lead to choking.

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  • Winter storm warning issued for area
Winter storm warning issued for area

Strong winds up to 45 miles per hour could cause shoreling flooding and decreased visibility near the lake. The watch has been issued for Midland, Bay, Huron, Saginaw, Tuscola, Sanilac, Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, St. "But we know that winter isn't over yet". The snow will be heavy at times especially Wednesday afternoon and late Wednesday eveni...

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  • Winter Storm Warning Issued as Heavy, Wet Snow Nears
Winter Storm Warning Issued as Heavy, Wet Snow Nears

The NWS predicts heavy wet snow accumulations of 1 to 7 inches, with the highest accumulations south of Interstate 80 in Cook County and in Eastern Will County. "That (winter storm) edge is close enough to us that a minor wobble could mean bad things for here". "We always hope that spring is on the way", said Urbana Public Works Operations Manage...

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  • US home prices rise at a solid clip in December
US home prices rise at a solid clip in December

Existing-home sales rose 0.4% in January from the prior month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.47 million, the fastest sales pace since July 2015, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday. Ten of 20 cities reported increases in December before the seasonal adjustment, while 19 cities increased for the month after the seasonal adju...

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  • Albright expresses regret over comment about women in hell
Albright expresses regret over comment about women in hell

Secretary of State addresses critiques of a recent speech she gave in Concord, New Hampshire on February 6. " There's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other ". Don't stand back and let politicians tell you what to do, and how to think, they work for us. Calling on the importance of history, Albright says voting for Clin...

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  • Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) gets Android Marshmallow update
Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) gets Android Marshmallow update

App Permissions, expandable storage (adoptable) and many other improvements and new features will be implemented as well. Last week Sprint started rolling out Android 6.0 to its customers and we recently heard that T-Mobile will begin seeding the new firmware on February 16.

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  • Google is shutting down Picasa: What'll happen to your photos and videos?
Google is shutting down Picasa: What'll happen to your photos and videos?

It will start rolling out these changes on 1 May 2016. Google as a company is one of the most strategy oriented and smart business organizations. "We apologize for any inconvenience this transition causes", Sabharwal said before telling the product's users that Google's goal is the provide best photos experience possible.

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  • Tesla's 4Q net loss doubles but shares up on outlook
Tesla's 4Q net loss doubles but shares up on outlook

But after losing 38% of their value so far on the year -closing at $143.67 on Wednesday - Tesla shares jumped in after-hours trading as investors were heartened when Musk assured them that Model X production is on track. The slower-than-planned launch of the company's Model X sport utility vehicle during the last quarter added $67m in unplanned cos...

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  • Rio Tinto swings to annual loss, scraps dividend
Rio Tinto swings to annual loss, scraps dividend

The company paid a final dividend of $1.075 a share, though it said the 2016 dividend would not be less than $1.10 a share. A product of the once red-hot commodities bull market, the policy of raising dividends every year has been ended by Australian chief executive Sam Walsh , who said the "more flexible approach" would allow the distribution o...

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  • Up to 5M vehicles recalled over air bag computer problem
Up to 5M vehicles recalled over air bag computer problem

So Honda, the automaker with the most defective airbags in its vehicles, announced it will recall 2.2 million newer Honda and Acura models which have defective airbags in the steering wheel. Honda issued a recall covering 341,000 2008-2010 Accord sedans late Wednesday. So far, there have been no reported ruptures of the PSDI-5 inflator in Honda...

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  • Honda Takata Corporation Airbag Crisis is Still Not Over
Honda Takata Corporation Airbag Crisis is Still Not Over

The recall is for 2.23 million vehicles sold across the United States for more than a decade, bringing the total number of recalled Honda and Acura cars to 8.51 million. The action comes after federal regulators spelled out the latest expansion of the largest recall in US automotive history last month. The company plans to replace the recalle...

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  • Google Hangouts Messaging App Gets Peer-to-Peer Upgrade
Google Hangouts Messaging App Gets Peer-to-Peer Upgrade

Data will be transferred through these peers, and will thus omit the necessity of passing it through servers. Right after Google started to boast about the platform's reliability, the tech giant had another change of heart, so to say, and last month it embedded some notifications , according to which users should use SMS applications for the A...

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  • Continental recalling millions of cars over defective air bags
Continental recalling millions of cars over defective air bags

Owners should be able to accurately search their vehicles' recall status on Honda websites or the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration by February 15, the company said. Perhaps the biggest problem posed by the Continental recall is it puts more stress on the supply of replacement airbags for Takata, said Brauer. Ini...

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  • Flint residents warned of lead above filter grade
Flint residents warned of lead above filter grade

In the midst of a roiling public health crisis over toxic water, Michael Moore, the academy award-winning documentarian and native Flint, Michigan resident, called on public support to hold state officials there accountable, and provide a respite for struggling Flint residents.

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  • New Lawsuit Seeks Replacement of Flint's Lead Pipes
New Lawsuit Seeks Replacement of Flint's Lead Pipes

Flint switched from Detroit's municipal water system while under emergency state financial management and began drawing from the Flint River in 2014 to save money, but the water was not properly treated. Walmart said in the news release that it has "already donated 14 trucks of water, or 504,000 bottles, and 1,792 water filters to the Fli...

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