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NASA finds more stuff suggesting Mars could have hosted life, maybe

NASA finds more stuff suggesting Mars could have hosted life, maybe Combined, these results present tantalising hints of a potentially habitable Martian past. In this handout released by NASA , a Mars landscape is seen in a picture taken by the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit January 8, 2003. [Full Article...]

India Vows to Stop Plastic Use by 2022

India Vows to Stop Plastic Use by 2022 In his address, Minister for Environment , Forests and Climate Change Dr Harsh Vardhan said, India reaffirms its commitment to beat plastic pollution . This year, India is the global host of the Wednesday in collaboration with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with " Beat Plastic Pollution " as its theme. [Full Article...]

SpaceX SES 12 launch lights up the night

SpaceX SES 12 launch lights up the night Eight years after the Falcon 9's debut on the same pad, the rocket launched from the Launch Complex 40 at 12:45 pm and sent a rumble across the Space Coast, which overwhelmed several residents before the start of the work week. The SES-12 satellite is able to carry more communications loads as it carries very little chemical fuel, which is used by most spacecraft to maneuver and hold their pos... [Full Article...]

New Zealand prepares to slaughter 15000 cows in disease cull

New Zealand prepares to slaughter 15000 cows in disease cull Forty-four percent say it's fair, 44.5 percent say it's not fair and 12 percent don't know. Minister of Biosecurity Damien O'Connor said all indications pointed to it being possible to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis , "experts have said so, and we believe we have to give it a go". [Full Article...]

Apollo Moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86 after illness

Apollo Moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86 after illness His wife of 40 years, Leslie Bean, said in the statement he died peacefully surrounded by those who loved him. Other times, he wanted to discuss items in the description he was writing to go with a painting. "My boss asked if I could make a living off art, and I said I didn't know, but I had to find out". Bean was born on March 15, 1932 in Wheeler, Texas . [Full Article...]

BC government sues Alberta over plan to restrict fuel shipments

BC government sues Alberta over plan to restrict fuel shipments He says Kinder Morgan has to feel frustrated. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , last week , said he's confident the expansion of the pipeline will help Canadians secure higher prices for oil exports. Leo de Bever, now chairman of Nauticol Energy, told BNN Bloomberg on Thursday that the Trudeau government has to take away some of Kinder Morgan's risks if it wants the $7.4-billion project to p... [Full Article...]

Storm Alberto gains strength approaching northern Gulf Coast

Storm Alberto gains strength approaching northern Gulf Coast Forecasters said it could bring life-threatening inundation to Southern coastal states. Destin and Panama City Beach are within the watch area. Alberto's top winds jumped to 65 miles (105 kilometers) per hour, which will probably be as strong as it gets, wrote Richard Pasch, a meteorologist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami . [Full Article...]

1st named storm of 2018 Atlantic hurricane season expected to impact Carolinas

1st named storm of 2018 Atlantic hurricane season expected to impact Carolinas With a subtropical storm, the strongest winds and thunderstorms are located far away from the center, even though they may be just as strong as those found in a tropical storm. The conditions are expected to spread to the eastern and central Gulf Coast later this weekend. South Florida and the Florida peninsula can expect periods of heavy rain and gusty winds, including isolated tornadoes and ... [Full Article...]

Apple Wants $1 Billion From Samsung In Damages Retrial

Apple Wants $1 Billion From Samsung In Damages Retrial We all are very much aware of this patent-infringement dispute. After the latest retrial, Samsung , Apple and Intel are scheduled to stand together in the United States trade watchdog FTC's suit against Qualcomm for the latter's alleged attempt to charge its customers for patented technology that it did not actually use. [Full Article...]

Uber ending mandatory arbitration, nondisclosure agreement policies for sex assault cases

Uber ending mandatory arbitration, nondisclosure agreement policies for sex assault cases The company says the change is an attempt to bring "transparency, integrity, and accountability" to the way it handles workplace complaints. The ride-sharing company also told CNN that it planned to publish a "safety transparency report " that will tally the number of sexual assaults or other incidents related to its service. [Full Article...]

Huge discovery about Lost asteroid stuns scientists

Huge discovery about Lost asteroid stuns scientists This will be the second time in a month that an asteroid has flown this close to Earth . After its initial discovery in 2010, researchers lost track of the asteroid for some eight years before rediscovering it on May 8. After just 21 hours after the asteroid was observed in the laboratory in Arizona , it is closer to Earth at a distance of less than 200 thousand kilometers. [Full Article...]

Australia probes claim Google harvests data, consumers pay

A spokesperson for the company replied that users had given their permission to have their data collected when they made a decision to use an Android handset. Oracle also found that Google could also be gathering round 1GB of person data monthly. For instance, using barometric pressure readings, the search giant can track which level of a shopping mall you are on. [Full Article...]

Nasa will send helicopter to Mars to test otherworldly flight

Nasa will send helicopter to Mars to test otherworldly flight The Mars Helicopter , a small, self-flying aircraft designed specifically for the Red Planet , will be included in the space agency's next rover mission in 2020 to beam back a birds-eye view of Martian terrain. "The idea of a helicopter flying the skies of another planet is thrilling ", he said. Engineers built the copter's twin, counter-rotating blades to "bite into the thin Martian atmo... [Full Article...]

Falcon 9 Block 5 poised for launch at Kennedy Space Center

Falcon 9 Block 5 poised for launch at Kennedy Space Center Similar to previous launches , SpaceX will attempt to land the first stage of the Falcon 9 booster on its " Of Course I Still Love You " droneship in the Atlantic Ocean. SpaceX recovered a payload fairing for the first time in 2017. But most eyes will be focused on the shiny new 23-story rocket carrying the satellite. [Full Article...]

House Dems release thousands of Facebook ads bought by Russian trolls

House Dems release thousands of Facebook ads bought by Russian trolls Late a year ago, Facebook executives offered many public apologies for their failure to recognize and stop these ads. Some were just cute or amusing, seemingly created to get likes and forwards that would draw users to a page that had other more political material. [Full Article...]

Kansas selected as participant in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program

Kansas selected as participant in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program The FAA still must decide questions before the pilot projects begin including whether drone deliveries should follow city streets or cross backyards. Nevada also submitted a statewide application that included dozens of partners from Nevada-grown companies and Fortune 50 corporations. Uber is working on air-taxi technology and will deliver food by drone in San Diego, California, because "we n... [Full Article...]

John Legend to Lend His Voice to Google Assistant

John Legend to Lend His Voice to Google Assistant Up until now, creating a new voice took hundreds of hours in a recording studio. Now Google is attempting to improve with a new array of voices. One of the most lauded one of these was the addition of six new voices for Google Assistant . [Full Article...]

Google Maps gets personalised recommendation features and a neat Augmented Reality view

Google Maps gets personalised recommendation features and a neat Augmented Reality view The first is an entirely new tab within the Google Maps app called For You . As detailed, a new Explore tab features everything you need to know about dining, events, and activity options in an area that you're interested in. Google has thought of this and has added in Group Planning tools. Instead of relying on an unclear blue dot while walking around a cluttered city, Google suggests ... [Full Article...]

SUBJECT: Write emails faster with Smart Compose in Gmail

SUBJECT: Write emails faster with Smart Compose in Gmail Smart Compose is Google's latest addition to its popular mailing client - Gmail - announced on Tuesday at Google I/O 2018 . One of these was something called " Smart Replies " which also employs a set of machine learning algorithms to predict replies for you to an email. [Full Article...]

Fitbit finally realises women exist with new female health tools

Fitbit finally realises women exist with new female health tools Those with an Android phone will be able to send up to five custom or pre-population replies that are 60 characters or less. You can use these for text messages and messenger apps, with notifications from your phone displayed on your wrist, and no need to hold said phone anymore to get (a few) things done on the fly. [Full Article...]


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