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Earthworms Can Grow in Martian Soil, Researchers Say

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It was found that adding earthworms, even in Martian soil, helped the water penetrate further. The soil samples on Mars will be fertilized with human waste. The experiment regarding worms being born in NASA's Mars soil simulant is a part of the crowdfunded Food For Mars and Moon project . Scientists managed to use Mars soil simulant to grow and reproduce worms for the first time. Read More »

Chilliwack vacancy rate at 1.5 per cent

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This national decline reflects a recovery in rental demand in Canada's oil-producing provinces. The vacancy rate of rental properties in the GTA - the number of rental options now available on the market -reached 1.1 per cent this fall, the lowest in 16 years. Read More »

Apple flaw allows MacOS High Sierra logins without passwords

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Despite suggestions that the flaw can be mitigated by disabling the computer's guest account, this will not work - it simply restarts the computer with Safari the only application running. Click "Login Options", then click "Join", which appears next to the text "Network Account Server". Click the lock in the bottom left corner to unlock, then go to Edit (in the menu on your Mac) and "Change Root Password". Read More »

Saving Great Barrier Reef

The next challenge, according to Dr. David Wachenfeld, chief scientist at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), would be to extend the project to several miles of the reef. Australia's Great Barrier Reef is in peril from climate change and widespread bleaching, but scientists said Tuesday a small portion may be resilient enough to keep much of the rest alive. Read More »

Samsung's stunning Burgundy Red Galaxy S8 is now available in Korea

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A new report from Dutch site Galaxy Club backs up these rumors with a claim that Samsung's now testing Android 8.0, not Android 8.1, on the Galaxy S9. The South Korean giant is reportedly working on Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime (2018) smartphone within next few days. What are your thoughts on the Burgundy Red Galaxy S8? Android 8.0 Oreo appears to be a lock for the Galaxy S9, but some of the device's other features are up in the air as we close in on CES and the new year. Read More »

Origami-Inspired Artificial Muscles Are Here to Pump You Up

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Dexterity and flexibility, however, often come at the price of strength, given that soft materials are generally less resilient than, say, steel. Although the muscle looks soft and fragile, it is sufficiently strong enough to lift up to 1,000 times its weight. Read More »

Animal Crossing: Pocket camp crosses 15 Million downloads in just 6 days

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The stats show that, within the first six days of release, Animal Crossing saw 15 million downloads, Super Mario Run saw 32 million, and Fire Emblem Heroes saw 7 million. For instance, Supercell's Clash Royale was installed approximately 17 million times in its first six days, or about 13% more than Nintendo's latest title. Read More »

Hariri to resign if Hezbollah doesn't accept change

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Three weeks have passed since Hariri announced his resignation in what has been claimed to be an orchestrated move by Saudi Arabia. "When I saw that we had a very big problem with the Gulf, I had to create a positive shock". He has demanded that his coalition ally, the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group, remove itself from regional conflicts, from Syria to Iraq and Yemen. Read More »

Apple's latest patent application hints at a folding iPhone

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Today we're learning that BOE is constructing large-scale production lines exclusively for Apple . The report says that the design of the possible new iPhone looks like two phones stitched together. Given that the 2017 flagship was named the Apple iPhone X, the next year's model may be called the iPhone X S. In the same vein, the 2019 iPhone could be called the iPhone XI while it is likely that the 2020 offering may be called the iPhone XI S Plus. Read More »

Ubisoft Announce And Release Ode On PC

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One such game is Ode , coming from the developers of Grow Up and Grow Home , it is musical exploration game that takes you into a handsome world of colour and music. Ode is available on Uplay today for just $4.99. Each star you collect builds the atmosphere of each location, increasing the intensity of the sound and imagery you experience. Read More »

Pokemon Go unlocks Farfetch'd for every user around the world

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Farfetch'd will only be available outside of Japan for 48 hours, so if you're keen, get out there - you won't get him unless you're out on the hunt, Trainers! For catching 500 million Pokemon within a week players unlocked double experience, a boost in the number of Pokemon appearing and an increase to make lures last six hours. Read More »

Facebook announces AI pattern recognition technology that detects suicidal intent

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It's part of our ongoing effort to help build a safe community on and off Facebook. We also use pattern recognition to help accelerate the most concerning reports. The team includes a dedicated group of specialists who have specific training in suicide and self harm . Facebook's "proactive detection" artificial intelligence technology is going to scan all posts on the world's largest social network for patterns of suicidal thoughts. Read More »

Rahm Emanuel, Kim Foxx sue Uber over data breach

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These comments come on the heels of Uber's disclosure last week that it covered up a 2016 data breach which compromised data of some 57 million customers and drivers, prompting governments around the world to launch probes into the breach and Uber's handling of the matter. Read More »

Oppo F5 with 6GB RAM now official in India

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While that was all happening, it's also worth mentioning that the lesser variant, the F5 Youth was officially launched in the Philippines for 13990 Philippine Pesos (~RM1135). The pre-order windows for Oppo F5 6GB RAM will be closed on December 1, the day shipments begin. The device is powered by 2.5GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P23 16nm processor with 800MHz ARM Mali G71 MP2 GPU. Read More »

Easily Build VR, AR, And 3D Apps With Amazon Sumerian

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Much of the content creation is done through Sumerian's web-based editor , which handles the building of scenes, asset management, and interactions, the post said. AWS Sumerian is officially available in preview. The service comes with a library of prebuilt objects developers can use to populate their AR and VR apps, plus a number of scene templates to get the ball rolling. Read More »

OPPO F5 with AI selfie technology in India at Rs 24990

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After launching the Oppo F5 earlier this month, the Chinese smartphone maker has now unveiled its economical variant Oppo F5 Youth in Philippines at PHP 13,990 (approx Rs 17,835). On top, it can also analyze 200 + facial recognition spots and is efficient in determining the age, gender, skin tone, and skin type of the subject. Inside the device, there is an octa-core Cortex-A53 MediaTek Helio P23 processor along with Mali G71 MP2 GPU. Read More »

New bird species evolved in just two generations

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This shows how important geographical isolation is when it comes to creating new species . The isolated island helped the biologists to study evolution due to natural selection . These new unnamed birds were called simply Big Birds because they were larger than the native species. All 18 species of Darwin's finches derived from a single ancestral species that colonized the Galápagos about one to two million years ago. Read More »

Steam Autumn Sale goes live, along with Steam Award nods

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Bethesda's recent horror title The Evil Within 2 is half off at $30, while the brutal hack-and-slash Dark Souls 3 is down 60 percent to $24. Select hardware is also on sale-the Steam Link , for instance, is a mere $5, matching the price that GameStop will offer for Black Friday . Read More »

Razer Phone will see camera improvements over the next few weeks

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Starting today, customers in Singapore will be able to pre-order the Razer Phone through Singtel . Camera performance on the Razer Phone just isn't good in its current form, but according to Razer's CEO and Co-Founder , Min-Liang Tan, the company is aware of the complaints and is working on making the camera as good as possible. Read More »

Tag: Sony Black Friday Deals

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Up to 40 percent discount is being offered on worldwide brands across categories. Well guess what: we're here to remind you because there are some killer deals to be had. The contest will have 20 winners, though only legal residents of India can take part in this contest. Essentially, this is to curb the crowding of global customers in the contest. Read More »

X-rays show Dolly the Sheep did not have arthritis

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In the new study, appearing today in Scientific Reports , Sinclair and his collaborators analysed Dolly's bones and the four clones from the same cell line. But the new X-ray examination of Dolly's skeleton found no evidence of abnormal osteoarthritis. 'As a result we conclude that the original concerns that cloning had caused early-onset osteoarthritis in Dolly were unfounded'. Read More »

Mystery of 'water marks' on Mars FINALLY solved

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The discovery has created a negative impact on the scientific research to find microbial life on the red planet and the mission to create a human settlement on the planet. It was observed that the RSL had been found only in slopes which were steeper than 27 degrees. Liquid water would have readily extended to less steep slopes. Read More »

Facebook will let users know if they liked Russian-linked election propaganda

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Facebook said on Wednesday, Nov. 22, that it will roll out a new tool later this year to help users determine if the pages they like or follow on Facebook or Instagram is secretly being run by Russian trolls . "It is important that people understand how foreign actors tried to sow division and mistrust using Facebook before and after the 2016 United States election", Facebook said in a blog post. Read More »

Airtel now offers 1GB daily data for Rs 198

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Alongside the data and call offers, this plan also offers free subscription to Vodafone Play to the customers. Airtel's Rs 198 plan directly counters Vodafone's newly introduced Rs 199 plan. Upon exceeding this calling limit, users will be charged 30 paise per minute. Apparently, most of the telecom carriers are waking up way too late to realize that the Reliance Jio juggernaut is now too big to overpower. Read More »