• NASA set to launch Sun probe on Saturday
NASA set to launch Sun probe on Saturday

At that moment, NASA's Parker Solar Probe , the agency's historic mission to touch the Sun, will have its first opportunity to lift off. On Board facilities are a high-quality camera, so soon, scientists will enjoy interesting images. Guarding the spacecraft and its four instruments against temperatures, reaching 2,500 degrees, is a 4.5-inch th...

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  • LIFT OFF: Launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe a success
LIFT OFF: Launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe a success

The first pass by the sun, at a distance of about 15 million miles - three times closer than any previous spacecraft - is expected in November . "The spacecraft will provide unprecedented information about our sun, where changing conditions can spread out into the solar system to affect Earth and other worlds", explained Nasa in a statement.

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  • Hawaii's Big Island readies as Hurricane Hector approaches
Hawaii's Big Island readies as Hurricane Hector approaches

On Aug. 6 at 4:40 a.m. EDT (0840 UTC) NASA's Aqua satellite found coldest temperatures of strongest thunderstorms (yellow) in Tropical Storm John were as cold as or colder than. The center of Hector will pass about 200 miles south of the Big Island on Wednesday, according to the latest forecast from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolul...

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  • Red tide, algae kill Florida wildlife
Red tide, algae kill Florida wildlife

Scott directed the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to "mobilize all available resources" to address impacts in Southwest Florida. Also this week, a manatee in distress from exposure to red tide in southwest Florida was taken to SeaWorld Orlando for rehabilitation. But t...

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  • News Just now U.S. government proposes more lenient fuel economy targets
News Just now U.S. government proposes more lenient fuel economy targets

Soon after taking office, President Donald Trump called for a rollback, urging "common sense changes" if the mileage requirements threatened auto industry jobs. and get more clean and safe cars on the road", EPA assistant administrator Bill Wehrum said. The proposal outlined Thursday would eliminate the sharp increase in fuel-economy requiremen...

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  • Explained: The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century
Explained: The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century

Partial eclipse , where the moon will be partly covered, will last for 3 hours and 54 minutes. The main event will include both the longest total eclipse of the moon for a century but also put Mars the closest it will be to Earth for the next 270 years, a double treat for anyone looking at the sky.

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  • Apollo astronaut: Colonization is ‘certainly feasible’ on the moon
Apollo astronaut: Colonization is ‘certainly feasible’ on the moon

Nearly 50 years ago, NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first man to walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Consisting of over 2,000 items, the collection will go on sale in a series of three auctions with the first in November 2018 and another two in May and November 2019, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said...

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  • Astronomers Discover Twelve New Jovian Moons | Astronomy
Astronomers Discover Twelve New Jovian Moons | Astronomy

And these new moons point to a violent and destructive past. Two of them go round in a prograde motion, in the same direction to Jupiter's spin. Valetudo might be a shattered remnant of one such prograde collider. To get the clearest, crispest, most sweeping views from Earth, it helps to get far, far away from other man-made creations, such...

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  • Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9
Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9

Justice Kennedy, who turns 82 in July and is the second-oldest justice on the nine-member court, has become one of the most consequential U.S. jurists since joining the court in 1988 as an appointee of Republican President Ronald Reagan. The party's long-term strategy to focus on the Supreme Court - highlighted by an audacious decision not to all...

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  • Cleanup of oil from derailment in Iowa begins
Cleanup of oil from derailment in Iowa begins

More than 30 tanker cars have derailed in northwestern Iowa and at least some are leaking crude oil into a nearby river. The nearby Little Rock River rose rapidly after heavy rain Wednesday and Thursday. The train derailed early Friday near Doon, north of Sioux City. The train was carrying tar sands oil from Canada to Oklahoma for ConocoPhillips....

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  • SpaceX's massive Falcon Heavy rocket lands $130 million military launch contract
SpaceX's massive Falcon Heavy rocket lands $130 million military launch contract

The military also awarded SpaceX a launch service contract amounting to $130 million. At the time, Musk claimed that an average ULA launch cost $225 million while SpaceX could do the job for less than $100 million. As reported by the Inquisitr , the Falcon Heavy is 230 feet tall and 40 feet wide, and its first stage basically incorporates ...

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  • Subtropical Depression Alberto bringing plenty of rain to the Carolinas
Subtropical Depression Alberto bringing plenty of rain to the Carolinas

And through the end of the work week, that daytime heating is what we'll go back to relying on to get our afternoon sea breeze storms flaring up. Subtropical Storm Alberto is expected to remain well west of North Carolina, but the storm is helping to steer heavy rain to the Triangle on Memorial Day.

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  • Uber strikes out confidentiality deal for s3xual assault victims
Uber strikes out confidentiality deal for s3xual assault victims

Giving victims of sexual assault or perceived sexual harassment more options sends an important message that Uber is taking the issue more seriously, said Kristen Houser, a spokeswoman for Raliance , a coalition of groups working with Uber to prevent sexual abuse on its service.

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  • Google might have just made Google Duplex less creepy
Google might have just made Google Duplex less creepy

Whether you're a fan of Amazon's Alexa , Apple's Siri or the Google Assistant , it's hard to ignore the rise of the AI voice helper. However, allowing native integration support for third-party developers with Google will make it easier for you to give voice commands.

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  • NASA announces 'Mars Helicopter' will be taken to red planet in 2020
NASA announces 'Mars Helicopter' will be taken to red planet in 2020

What started as a technology development project at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in August 2013, has become The Mars Helicopter , a small, autonomous rotorcraft which will travel with the agency's Mars 2020 rover mission, now scheduled to launch in July 2020 and be the first heavier-than-air craft on another world.

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  • Resolved: Google's phone-call-making AI must identify itself
Resolved: Google's phone-call-making AI must identify itself

In the near future, Google Assistant will be able to make calls for you, eliminating the need to deal with pesky humans ever again. According to a deep dive on Duplex published on Google's AI blog, in testing the system is handing off to human operators when conversations become too complex for it to handle on its own - though Google says it ...

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  • $0.66 EPS Expected for Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX)
$0.66 EPS Expected for Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX)

Evercore Wealth Mngmt Lc stated it has 300 shares. Scotia holds 0.04% or 131,117 shares. Gotham Asset Mgmt Ltd Llc invested in 0.01% or 32,406 shares. Whereas the traders who further want to see about this, may be interested to see Price to next year's EPS that would be 3.31%. Closing price generally refers to the last price at which a stock trades...

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  • Windows 10 Now Powers Nearly 700 Million Devices
Windows 10 Now Powers Nearly 700 Million Devices

The Microsoft Launcher app will also support Timeline for cross-device app launching. One way Nadella is attempting to convince businesses that Microsoft ( msft ) can improve its AI technology while protecting user data is by promoting a computing technique called homomorphic encryption.

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  • New Fitbit Versa update could make it the best wearable for women
New Fitbit Versa update could make it the best wearable for women

Android users will have to wait until the end of the month. In the Community tab, Fitbit also added a section of groups for women to discuss topics like birth control, pregnancy and menopause. It'll also offer an insight into the fertile window for couples hoping to get pregnant, or avoid doing so. If you've opted in to this service, you will ...

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  • Intel (INTC) Earns Sell Rating from Sanford C. Bernstein
Intel (INTC) Earns Sell Rating from Sanford C. Bernstein

About 42,786 shares traded. The stock increased 5.24% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $5.62. About 319,127 shares traded. PepsiCo, Inc. $98,336 worth of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) was sold by Shenoy Navin on Monday, January 22. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 333,500,073 shares of the chip maker's stock worth $11,252,292,...

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  • Facebook launching dating feature
Facebook launching dating feature

Ahead of the announcement at the conference, Mark Zuckerberg wrote about Clear History on his own Facebook page. There are 200 million people who have marked themselves as single on Facebook , he said. "This has been an intense year", Zuckerberg quipped. Another new feature is "Groups Tab", which is rolling out today. He emphasized the inv...

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  • Reliance Jio launches JioFi dongle exchange offer, here's how it works
Reliance Jio launches JioFi dongle exchange offer, here's how it works

In sales , the company had earlier set a record of Rs 1,18,038 crore in the December quarter of 2013, data compiled from corporate database Capitaline showed. Chennai: The Indian market moving towards privatisation has created new jobs, with companies like Reliance Jio reporting mass intake of personnel this financial year.

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  • Facebook's privacy scandal appears to have little effect on its bottom Line
Facebook's privacy scandal appears to have little effect on its bottom Line

Some small businesses that use Facebook ads to promote themselves and attract new customers are wrestling with whether they need to change strategy after the company's data-misuse scandal . In its reply to the notice issued by the IT ministry, Cambridge Analytica had earlier this month categorically denied using any data of Indians from Fac...

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  • Fortnite Season 4 Brace for Impact: Superhero theme for Battle Royale confirmed?
Fortnite Season 4 Brace for Impact: Superhero theme for Battle Royale confirmed?

With the 10th week of Season 3 arriving very, very soon, it's time to look ahead at the Fortnite Season 4 Release Date and Theme. The comet, meanwhile, seems to be a clear reference to the ongoing comet theory. Fortnite , specifically its Battle Royale spin-off mode, has been blowing up since its release previous year in both players and mont...

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  • FB to bring in ad transparency measures in Britain, says CTO
FB to bring in ad transparency measures in Britain, says CTO

Mr. Schroepfer will be outlining these measures while he gives evidence to a parliamentary committee set up to look into fake news as well as the personal data leak scandal linked to the political consultancy firm, Cambridge Analytica .

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