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NASA Pulls Astronaut From Upcoming ISS Mission

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Late Thursday, NASA announced it was pulling Epps off the mission but didn't disclose why. In an interview with Elle magazine a year ago, Dr Epps said: "I get very excited when I think about being up in space, partly because I compare it to going into a war zone". Read More »

Warmer weekend with rain chances to start next week

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Thursday looks to have sunny skies with seasonable highs in the low and mid-40s. Saturday will be cloudy with drizzle and a few showers possible, but highs are still expected to warm into the mid 50s for the afternoon. Temperatures climb into the low 60s Monday , with a rain chance around 90%. Cooler weather briefly returns on Monday , with highs in the 30s and 40s. Read More »

Apple accelerates U.S. investment and job creation

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Apple's cash repatriation met an estimate by Goldman Sachs regarding the amount of cash that would be brought back to the United States by all S&P 500 companies as a result of tax reform . "Apple CEO Tim Cook has been a critic of American tax laws". Now, Apple Inc. would like the American public to know that it has "a deep sense of responsibility to give back to our country" a small fraction of its multi-billion-dollar tax cut haul. Read More »

Chennai is my second home: Dhoni

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The former India captain said he never thought of playing for any other franchise. Revealing his plans for auction, Dhoni, said, "We will try to get some of the players who played for us". Dhoni also has stated that efforts are being undertaken to include Ashwin in the team which will comprise of 18 to 20 players this time. He added that it won't be easy for them as other teams will also be eyeing the same players. Read More »

NASA's small nuclear reactor to power a habitat on Mars

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The prototype power system was designed and developed by NASA's Glenn Research Center in collaboration with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Power is one of the most crucial resources that astronauts would require if they go on a space mission to the Moon, Mars or beyond. The U.S. first began experimenting with the technology in the 1950s, leading to the nation's first - and so far only - launch of a reactor in 1965. Read More »

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition arrives next month

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The classic RTS experience of Age of Empires is going to make a glorious comeback in modern PCs as Age of Empires Definitive Edition next month, Microsoft confirmed today. We should also mention the new zoom levels, the enhanced gameplay, and the 250-300 population cap. You will be able to play this game online via Xbox LIVE, but LAN play will also be available, of course. Read More »

Tbilisi Saddened by Deadly Bus Crash in Kazakhstan

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The ministry said that only five of 57 people in the bus have managed to get out and survived the fire. He said the fire spread through the bus extremely quickly. The tragedy occurred in the Irgiz district of Kazakhstan's northwestern Aqtobe region while the bus was traveling from Kazakhstan's southern city of Shymkent to the Russian city of Samara. Read More »

Peugeot CEO outlines ambitious plan to re-enter U.S., go electric

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Any automaker not claiming a path to total electrification (which means, by most carmaker interpretations, offering electric and hybrid options, not replacing ICE models entirely) is behind the trend at this point. In the next phase, the company will begin to use its own vehicles for its United States mobility services. Additionally, Peugeot is working on significantly automating vehicle operations and plans to have 10% of its vehicle capable of full autonomous driving and 80% of its vehicle ... Read More »

Atlanta makes short list for Amazon second headquarters in North America

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Almost 20 cities and states across the USA that originally applied turned down requests from The Associated Press to detail the promises they've made. In the first round of bidding, cities offered significant and sometimes outlandish perks for Amazon . "In our mind, we take economic development seriously and want to compete for projects, but something like that is just not something we would be qualified for", Dziedzic said. Read More »

HMD Global promises an 'Awesome' Nokia product at MWC 2018

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While there isn't much known about the Nokia 1 , a recent leak revealed two possible designs of the smartphone. Juho Sarvikas posted a tweet saying - "Sorry for radio silence". Nokia 9 is rumoured to come with a 5.5-inch LG-made OLED display, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 128GB storage. Amongst all the new Nokia models, the Nokia 9 is expected to be the show-stopper. Read More »

Bharti Airtel Q3 net income at INR 306 crore

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The company had earned Rs 23,336 crore in the corresponding period last financial year. In fact, Gopal Vittal, Bharti Airtel's chief executive for India and South Asia, predicted the turnout of Airtel's third quarter result after telecom regulator TRAI cut interconnection usage charges to 6 paise per minute. Read More »

Major carmakers stake $90 billion on electric vehicles

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So relax, Ford-heads, if Hackett has his way, your Mustangs and your Rangers are gonna be around for years to come - they just won't take gas, and you won't be driving them. Today the company confirmed the hybrid will launch in 2020 and be built at the company's Dearborn, Michigan assembly plant. One aim of Ford's "Team Edison" is to identify and develop electric-vehicle partnerships with other companies, including suppliers, in some markets, according to Sherif Marakby, vice president ... Read More »

Alleged Xiaomi Max 3 leak shows dual-camera setup

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But the official webpage for Mobile World Congress 2018 lists Xiaomi as an exhibitor, which lends credence to rumors the company will unveil the Mi 7 in late February. But the most exciting piece of info leaked about this device is its screen size. He is depicted in the picture, and this year will see the light of his descendant Xiaomi Mi Max 3 , details about which leaked to the web. Read More »

YouTube is removing Tide Pod Challenge videos over poisoning fears

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Subscribe to Brainstorm Health Daily , our newsletter about the most exciting health innovations. Google has started clamping down on YouTube videos displaying the " Tide Pod challenge ", in which people record themselves intentionally biting into laundry detergent tabs to gain bragging rights. Read More »

Huge asteroid, larger than Burj Khalifa heading towards earth

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You can run and you can hide, but there's no need to panic, as the "potentially hazardous" asteroid is predicted to miss our planet. Asteroid 2002 AJ129 is more than eight times wider than the minimum asteroid. According to the Daily Star, the asteroid will be the largest and fastest space object to fly past Earth this year. Meanwhile, NASA has been in plans to create a spacecraft of the size of a refrigerator, that would be able to prevent asteroids from hitting the Earth's surface. Read More »

Nintendo teaches kids to code with new cardboard gaming kits

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How much will Nintendo Labo cost? Each construct works using a different feature of the Switch: the vehicle uses the vibrations of the Joy-Cons to make it move, while the piano uses the infrared cameras on the Joy-Cons to detect reflective tape on the keys and subsequently play the right notes. Read More »

YouTube to check videos for shocking material

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The same month, an investigation was launched when videos that appeared to be child exploitation appeared on the site. Google's YouTube network on Tuesday announced stricter rules for video creators hoping to be compensated for their work, its latest reaction to criticism that it encourages increasingly risky and exploitive videos by enabling their creators to make money off viral videos. Read More »

Page speed will affect mobile search rankings starting this summer

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Google is not offering a standalone tool for web publishers to help them get ready for this shift, but did point to a number of resources that can provide general insights about site performance. By April of past year, Google News started giving priority to news articles published on AMP sites. Additionally, in December 2017, Google started to its new, mobile-first search index to some websites. Read More »

Bruce McCandless, first astronaut to float untethered, dies

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Retired NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless II has died. No cause of death was reported. Selected into the astronaut program in 1966, McCandless' achievements include serving mission control communicator for Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's historic Apollo 11 moonwalk. Read More »

IN lawmakers give the cold shoulder to cold beer bill

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It was the same committee that last week unanimously approved a bill to allow Sunday alcohol sales in Indiana. Cold beer got left out in the cold in an agreement between two mega-lobbying groups to instead turn all their attention to the Sunday sales bill. Read More »

Do not open this message, your iPhone will crash

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Social media users at the time complained of being repeatedly sent the message by mischievous friends. The Bug as chaiOS bug: Text the link below, it will freeze the recipient's device, and possibly restart it. If you have recently received a text message with a link from an unknown person, be extremely careful before opening it. According to security expert Graham Cluley , the bug is more of an annoyance than a threat to files being accessed and any data being stolen from the user. Read More »