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Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station

Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station

A supply ship bearing John Glenn's name arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday. A mighty Atlas rocket is providing today's lift, just as it did for Glenn 55 years ago. Want the world...

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Facebook For 'Everyone' And Not Just High End, Says Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook For 'Everyone' And Not Just High End, Says Mark Zuckerberg

Spaces now makes extensive use of the Rift's Touch Controller, but actually requires very little movement - users are mostly standing around at a virtual table, browsing and sharing media while they ...

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Resupply Mission on its Way to ISS

The shipper, Orbital ATK , asked Glenn's widow, Annie, for permission to use his name for the spacecraft, following his December death. From the Florida sand Cygnus soars skyward. But it opted for ...

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NASA offers first live 360 stream of rocket launch

NASA offers first live 360 stream of rocket launch

If Cygnus is launched as planned on Tuesday, it will linger in orbit until Saturday to allow time for a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, slated to lift off on Thursday with two new station crewmembers, to ...

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Atlas V Rocket Poised To Launch Supplies To ISS

The Cygnus capsule, provided by private space company Orbital ATK, is packed with about 7,600 pounds of supplies and science for the International Space Station. Four fisheye-lens cameras were placed ...

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Samsung Galaxy S8 brings dual audio connection via Bluetooth 5

Samsung Galaxy S8 brings dual audio connection via Bluetooth 5

The Galaxy S8 will come in two sizes, both bigger than last year's models. According to a report in Engadget , a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed the software giant is accepting pre-orders for the ...

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US scientists to protest Trump policies at Earth Day rally in Washington

Sister marches are taking place in over 500 cities, and many are voicing their concern for the future of science under US President Donald Trump. St. There will also be marches in all 50 states. ...

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Samsung heir denies bribery charges at first hearing

It is the group's best quarterly profit in nearly four years. All this is happening amid management upheaval at South Korea's biggest family-run conglomerate, with third-generation leader Lee embr...

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Facebook's new VR application is now live

Facebook's new VR application is now live

Franklin added people "can have their entire library of photos and videos" available to them within the VR app and play with virtual drawing tools that let them scribble graphics in their digital en...

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Trump to unveil tax plan with 'massive' cuts next week, AP says

Trump promised during the 2016 presidential campaign to "dismantle" Dodd-Frank, but so far the Treasury Department's review of existing regulations has been overshadowed by delayed efforts to overhaul...

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House Republican Floats Another Deal to Revive Health Care Bill

And, if you stopped reading MJ and Deirdre's story right there, you'd think that. Yet GOP lawmakers and aides to party leaders, conservatives and moderates alike were skeptical that the House would ...

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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Commercial Cloud Remains Key Growth Engine

Fiduciary Management Inc. WI owned 0.06% of Microsoft worth $278,195,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified the...

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Curbelo leads bipartisan call for United States to uphold Paris climate deal commitments

Curbelo leads bipartisan call for United States to uphold Paris climate deal commitments

Likewise, his recent executive orders will minimize the financial costs of United States businesses' carbon footprint, by changing how the "social cost of carbon" is calculated. But with carbon a majo...

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Turkey's Supreme Election Board to assess referendum appeals until noon

President Trump sprang ahead of Western leaders by congratulating Turkey's hardline president on his controversial referendum victory - just as an official British observer denounced it as "rigged"....

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Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition System Gets Fooled By A Mere Picture

Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition System Gets Fooled By A Mere Picture

While Google is helping Samsung out on this issue (though the long LG G6 suffers from the same issue), more generally, the S8 sees the clash between Samsung and Google growing stronger than ever. Ther...

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Trump signs executive orders on financial services

President Trump, who has vowed to dismantle the landmark Dodd-Frank financial reform law, will take aim at two of its pillars on Friday. This move by the president follows through on his campaign pr...

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N.Korea may figure again on 'state sponsor of terrorism' list

Such a warning reflects Washington's firm stance of responding to the country with increasing pressure. Wednesday at the State Department Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States was ...

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Samsung is delaying a key part of its new voice assistant

However, the functionality is slightly improved on the Galaxy S8 , allowing you to unlock the device by scanning your retina quicker. The G6 consists of a 3300 mAh with a fast charging technology and...

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Israel not to negotiate with Palestinian hunger strikers: minister

Israel not to negotiate with Palestinian hunger strikers: minister

The reports about the conversation between Zomlot and Ratney stated that the Palestinian envoy, who is considered one of the closest people to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, emphasized the "di...

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It's not 'Earth Day' - it's 'Anti-Trump Day'

It's not 'Earth Day' - it's 'Anti-Trump Day'

A march aimed at promoting scientific-based public policy in the Trump era is raising questions about the appropriateness of mixing science with politics. Celebrating and advocating for science is a g...

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Egyptian-American release came after 'no deal,' Trump says

According to Beyer, Hijazi and her husband are considering returning to Egypt to resume their work. President Donald Trump welcoming Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi to the West Wing of the...

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Facebook Spaces Brings a Fun Way to Interact in VR Environment

I had a chance to dive into Spaces for an early demo and it's clear that Facebook is building this for the masses, even though the masses don't own a Rift right now. The Facebook Spaces app al...

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Melania gives Donald Trump subtle reminder during national anthem

Melania gives Donald Trump subtle reminder during national anthem

But the egg rolling event, which dates to 1878, wouldn't be made to disappear. President Trump greeted the crowd after some fanfare from the Marine Corps Band and the National Anthem. After his rema...

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Saturn's moon Enceladus has all the basic ingredients for life

Saturn's moon Enceladus has hydrogen gas pouring into the ocean from underneath, NASA said Cassini data indicated. This reaction involves combining hydrogen with carbon dioxide dissolved in water...

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Trump Jr.'s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

Trump Jr.'s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

As national attention turns to the special election in Montana, the super PAC backed by House GOP leadership is deploying House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in a new TV attack on Democratic nominee ...

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Samsung targets one million Galaxy S8 pre-orders in South Korea

Announced at the end of last month, the new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are the latest iteration of Samsung's flagship smartphone. Now, we all know what happened to the latter phone despite setting anothe...

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Apple vows to end mining and use only recycled materials

Apple vows to end mining and use only recycled materials

Apple has shown a great leadership by announcing a goal for the tech-industry of "Stop mining"; commencing the initiative. That would require Apple to find a new way to incorporate its Touch ID finger...

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Samsung Galaxy S8: First Security Flaw Identified!

Samsung Galaxy S8: First Security Flaw Identified!

We say " sort of " because, well, Samsung failed pretty spectacularly in its attempt to rip off this particular feature. While the program is fundamentally similar to that of Apple's Siri and Amazon's...

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Russian Federation vetos United Nations resolution on Syria attack

He said this was "concluded" during Wednesday's visit of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Moscow . Where relations between the two countries go from this point on is hard to guess. The pr...

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Snap acquires geofilter patent for $7.7 mn

Snap acquires geofilter patent for $7.7 mn

Last year, after its last product Galaxia failed, the company closed down and entered bankruptcy. According to reports in GeekTime and TechCrunch , Snap earlier this month purchased the pendi...

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