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NASA launches Parker Solar Probe in mission to 'touch' the Sun

NASA launches Parker Solar Probe in mission to 'touch' the Sun

Facing brutal heat and radiation, the spacecraft will fly close enough to watch the solar wind speed up from subsonic to supersonic, and fly through the birthplace of the highest-energy solar particles. "Congratulations to our team and mission partners, we are proud to launch this exceptional spacecraft that will provide invaluable scientific information benefiting all of humankind". Read More

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SA soccer fans crowd sports bars to watch World Cup

SA soccer fans crowd sports bars to watch World Cup

Morocco has tried, and failed, four times before, in votes for the 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010 tournaments - it lost out in the latter to South Africa, the only African nation ever to have hosted football's global showpiece. Despite the latest setback, Morocco vowed to continue its bid to host the tournament in future. "I don't think there is any doubt that the American public is far more soccer literate whether that is because of the World Cup (in 1994) or the presence of MLS or the ... Read More

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Alberto Maintains Strength As It Approaches Gulf Coast

Alberto Maintains Strength As It Approaches Gulf Coast

Alberto , the first named Atlantic storm of 2018, is expected to reach land on the Gulf Coast on Monday afternoon or evening, the center said. At 11 p.m. Mark Bowen, the Bay County emergency management director, suggested people stay safe - preferably indoors. "We are under this tropical-like influence and that is not going to really breakdown this pattern for at least the better part of this week, " said Al Moore, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Columbia. Read More

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Apple revenue up as iPhone X continues to ring up sales

Apple revenue up as iPhone X continues to ring up sales

One piece of data that doesn't seem to jive with Cook's comments about the premium priced iPhone X , is the Average Selling Price of iPhone units sold during the fiscal second quarter . Although Apple sold slightly fewer iPhones than expected - and at a lower price - during the quarter, Cook said he's optimistic there's room to run in the smartphone market worldwide. Read More

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Rare Diamonds From A Long-Lost Planet Found In The Almahata Sitta Meteorites

Rare Diamonds From A Long-Lost Planet Found In The Almahata Sitta Meteorites

An asteroid that slammed into the Sudan desert on October 7, 2008, shot out lots of little space rocks holding a precious secret: diamonds that likely formed billions of years ago inside the embryo of a now-decimated planet. The images revealed inclusions of sulfur, iron, and a mineral called chromite, as well as warping of the diamond crystal and nearby graphite. It's the first time these diamond components have been found in an extraterrestrial body, the researchers said in a new ... Read More

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Mark Zuckerberg's growing up moment

Mark Zuckerberg's growing up moment

He will be testifying before Congress Tuesday. Zuckerberg faced growing calls to appear before the US government in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal , in which the personal information of an estimated 87 million users was allegedly exploited for targeted political profiling by a UK-based company claiming to have the power to influence elections . Read More

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Samsung Galaxy S9, S9

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9

Now, as per the new reports , the smartphone could get launched earlier than planned. But the report says Samsung Display will kick off production in April, which would be about two months earlier than the usual June kickoff for Note series phones. Read More

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Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ get a new variant in India

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ get a new variant in India

However, Samsung is under pressure to embed the fingerprint sensor underneath the glass display as Chinese phone makers Vivo has already released phones with in-display readers. Talking of the specifications of the Galaxy J7 Prime 2, the smartphone comes with a 13-Megapixel primary and 13-Megapixel front camera with an LeD flash. Read More

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Wheelchair, limitations, fame; Stephen Hawking quotes on everything

Wheelchair, limitations, fame; Stephen Hawking quotes on everything

The conference is bringing together some of the world's most accomplished theoretical physicists to discuss the question of whether singularities in black holes exist and whether Hawking Radiation has bearing on their existence. "If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason - for then we would know the mind of God". "Work gives you meaning and goal, and life is empty without it", Hawking reminded them at the time . Read More

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Bedlam Women's Teams Both Make NCAA Tournament

Bedlam Women's Teams Both Make NCAA Tournament

March Madness is officially underway as the field of 68 teams have been selected over the weekend to compete in the NCAA Tournament . Saint Mary's and Middle Tennessee were two mid-major schools that arguably should have made the tournament, but weak strength of schedules likely led the selection committee to pass on them. Read More

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Elon Musk Says He's 'Inspired' by Kanye West at SXSW

Elon Musk Says He's 'Inspired' by Kanye West at SXSW

Pointing to AlphaGo and its predecessor AlphaGo Zero, Musk said AI is capable of vastly more than anyone knows, and said the rate of improvement is also exponential. Coupled with his SpaceX venture aimed at sending people into outer space, Musk said he's preparing for the possibility that another Dark Ages will hit the Earth. Read More

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Google Maps and Nintendo celebrate Mario Day

Google Maps and Nintendo celebrate Mario Day

The feature, which Google announced this morning, is available in the latest update in the Google Maps app on both iOS and Android. After the update, you'll need to select the famous question mark box on the bottom right of the app. Just keep in mind to practice safe driving on the road-we don't encourage throwing bananas or red shells at other drivers in real life". Google is also asking users to share photos of their adventures as Mario on Instagram and Twitter with @GoogleMaps ... Read More

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Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway return to present Best Picture at Oscars

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway return to present Best Picture at Oscars

As important, the famously-uptight Academy has embraced last year's awesome gaffe. This year, he said, the Academy's accounting company told him that their focus would be on the envelopes. Now, a year later, Beatty and Dunaway are returning to the Oscars to present Best Picture once again. While there were thankfully no issues this time around, Dunaway admitted that Beatty's momentary struggle to open the envelope made her a little anxious. Read More

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Met Office issues weather warning for snow in Aberdeen

Forecasters predict widespread cold conditions across the country and a "prolonged period of wintry weather " with tempteratures set to plummet to minus 8C in places and snow to fall in London . More specific forecasts, with colour-coded snow and ice warnings, are expected to be issued by Met Eireann in the coming days. Power cuts and mobile phone services may also be affected. Read More

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Canada women beat Russian Federation 5-0, will meet United States in hockey final

Canada women beat Russian Federation 5-0, will meet United States in hockey final

On the women's side, Team USA earned a spot in the gold medal game against Canada, thanks to a 5-0 victory over Finland. The Americans have tallied a total of 12 medals , including five gold, three silver and four bronze. "I can say that once the North Korean players return home, I think I'll think of them often and have some regrets", said Korean forward Han Soojin. Read More

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