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China to launch manned spacecraft Monday
- October 17, 2016

But while China has attempted to play down the development as simply the end of the mission, experts have warned chunks of the station weighing up to 100kg could cause damage upon re-entering earth's atmosphere. A small microsatellite named Banxing 2 stowed aboard Tiangong 2 will fly near the space lab in orbit and collect exterior imagery. A major task for the Shenzhou-11 mission is to test the technology used to build and operate a space station orbiting 393 km above the earth, ... (more...)
Missiles fired again at US ship near Yemen
- October 17, 2016

A U.S. Navy destroyer was allegedly targeted again in the Red Sea in an apparent failed missile attack launched from the coast of Yemen , a U.S. admiral said Saturday. The Houthis have denied firing at the American vessels, and the United States officials said they did not know why the rebels launched the anti-ship missiles. (more...)
China's manned space station mission begins
- October 17, 2016

Advancing China's space programme is a priority for Beijing , with President Xi Jinping calling for the country to establish itself as a space power. Shenzhou-11 on social mediaWhat comes next? Flight engineer Chen is a veteran fighter pilot making his first space flight. In 2013 , as part of its lunar exploration program, China launched the Jade Rabbit - its first lunar probe. (more...)
Evidence backing Trump against women accusers coming soon, campaign says Evidence backing Trump against women accusers coming soon, campaign says
- October 17, 2016

During an interview with WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio, news anchor Scott Light pressed Trump's running mate about a girl scout who visited the station during a tour and said Trump's rhetoric about women made her "feel bad" about her body image. (more...)
Donald Trump: Election rigged because Clinton not in jail Donald Trump: Election rigged because Clinton not in jail
- October 17, 2016

In the past week, Trump's campaign has been hit by allegations the NY billionaire sexually accosted several women over the past three decades. Dan Shea, professor of government at Maine's Colby College, said he would be surprised if Trump keeps visiting ME in pursuit of a single electoral vote, given the slippage he has seen in big states like Florida and North Carolina. (more...)
China launches manned mission to experimental space station
- October 17, 2016

The country's space programme will soon move from exploratory testing to normal operations with the launch of the next space station, Xinhua news agency quoted Zhang as saying. The Shenzhou-11 crew during their climb to space, with mission commander Jing Haipeng strapped into the command module's center seat, flanked on his right by flight engineer Chen Dong and on the left by supplies strapped into the spacecraft's third seat. (more...)
Hope for deal to scrap super greenhouse gases Hope for deal to scrap super greenhouse gases
- October 17, 2016

It shows the world that meaningful action on climate change is possible and that we stand a real chance of limiting global temperature increases to 1.5 degrees Celsius. President Barack Obama praised an worldwide deal struck on Saturday in Rwanda to limit the use of greenhouse gases emitted by air conditioners and refrigerators. (more...)
Supermoon this Weekend: Everything You Need to Know Supermoon this Weekend: Everything You Need to Know
- October 17, 2016

The Hunter's Moon comes a month after the Harvest Moon which like the Hunter's Moon rises very soon after sunset and appears red or orange. Heading into the weekend we see plenty of time to enjoy daily sunshine and clear night skies. According to the Farmer's Almanac Native Americans coined the term because October's full moon signaled the time to begin hunting for provisions for the winter. (more...)
The PlayStation VR is here
- October 17, 2016

Moreover, the area required to use PS VR is much smaller than the one required for Vive and Oculus, which is another plus point under the Accessibility bracket. By the time VR games arrive on the Xbox One, it's an interesting test to see whether or not this is compatible with the device as well. " Many of the launch titles will make a large percentage of people sick, and it may lead to the false impression that VR has to make you nauseated". (more...)
Almost 200 countries agree to reduce greenhouse gases
- October 17, 2016

While the Paris agreement included pledges by almost every country to cut emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the fossil fuels that power vehicles, electric plants and factories, the new Kigali deal has a single target: chemical coolants called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, used in air conditioners and refrigerators. (more...)
Mike Pence: Mike Pence: "I don't understand" Michelle Obama's critique of Trump
- October 17, 2016

And later at a rally in North Carolina, Trump said, "The stories are total fiction". Pence replied: "All I know for sure is that Donald Trump is going to be ready for the debate on Wednesday night". Conway hoped to encourage more women to come forward with allegations against Bill Clinton, building on the campaign's decision to bring three of the former president's accusers to the second presidential debate. (more...)
Bad cable delays NASA launch at Wallops Island Bad cable delays NASA launch at Wallops Island
- October 17, 2016

There won't be any fire in the skies on Sunday because an equipment issue has again delayed the rocket launch that might be visible to millions of people on the East Coast, including in the midstate. The company's retooled Antares rocket will do the honors. This will be the first launch of the unmanned Antares rocket since one exploded shortly after liftoff in October 2014 on a station supply run for NASA. (more...)
Turkish operations in Syria to continue after Dabiq liberated: Erdogan's spokesman
- October 17, 2016

Mosul is the biggest of the cities controlled by the group, one of the two capitals of its self-proclaimed caliphate, and its supporters are expected to put up a tough fight, said Col. He said the operation should be launched by the Iraqi army with local forces, not with Shia militias. "They retreated without a fight", he said. AFP's correspondent in Aleppo said there had been almost non-stop air raids on the opposition-held half of the city since midnight. (more...)
Tim Heidecker records faux Bob Dylan song about Nobel Prize
- October 17, 2016

Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary of the Nobel Academy, told a news conference there was "great unity" in the panel's decision to give Dylan the prize. It considered " Like a Rolling Stone " Dylan's best song. Earlier Thursday, the Italian news agency ANSA reported that playwright and actor Dario Fo, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1997, died in a hospital in Milan at the age of 90. (more...)
Samsung offers financial incentives to stem Note 7 bleeding Samsung offers financial incentives to stem Note 7 bleeding
- October 17, 2016

The company then sent out replacement units with new battery packs, but those units were not safe either, and reports of explosions started popping up once again. The company is now offering $100 incentives to trade in Galaxy Note 7 phones for other Samsung products. In the United States, 1.9 million Note 7 phones are subject to the two recalls. (more...)
Elections will have record voter turnout: Clinton Campaign
- October 17, 2016

Campaign money is also tight, at least in comparison with his rival's resources, according to information which pre-dates the release of a 2005 video that showed him bragging about imposing himself on women. No wonder many Trump supporters, including Paul LePage, the governor of ME, openly yearn for an "authoritarian" Trump presidency. Not necessarily those on the other side who hate her, but those who aren't likely to vote for her but will be looking to elected leaders after the election to ... (more...)
Fact checking is coming to Google News Fact checking is coming to Google News
- October 17, 2016

More than 100 active websites are now rigorously conducting fact checks on politics, health, urban legends, and even the media. A Fact Check tag has now been added to Google News. Google News now classifies its content via a set of tags which include 'Paid subscription, ' 'Free registration, ' 'Press release, ' 'Opinion content, ' 'User generated content, ' 'Blog, ' and 'Satire'. (more...)
About 200 Nations Agree At Kigali Summit To Phase Out Green Gases
- October 17, 2016

Hydrofluorocarbons-or HFCs-are chemical coolants that trap heat in the atmosphere, making them thousands of times more potent and harmful than greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide. As an European Union analysis points out, the more climate-friendly replacements can improve energy efficiency and are safe for use, although access to substitute hydrofluoroleinfs (HFOs) may require financial support for some countries. (more...)
PM Modi Hails 'Historic' Kigali Agreement On Hydrofluorocarbon
- October 17, 2016

President Barack Obama praised the deal as "an ambitious and far-reaching solution to this looming crisis". HFCs are commonly used in refrigeration and air conditioning and is the world's fastest-growing greenhouse gas. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the deal was "a monumental step forward" as he left the talks in the Rwandan capital of Kigali late on Friday. (more...)
India Enables Deal to Check Planet Warming Coolants
- October 17, 2016

The deal, which was approved in Kigali , Rwanda, on the back of India's strong support, aims to substantially reduce the use of the super greenhouse gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), by the middle of this century. Many wealthier nations have already begun to reduce their use of HFCs. "The Kigali Amendment is just the latest example of the tangible progress the world is making to address climate change", Mr. (more...)

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