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SpaceX enters history books with successful launch, landing of used rocket SpaceX enters history books with successful launch, landing of used rocket
- April 07, 2017

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft wait for liftoff at Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The satellite will help to provide TV services to Latin America. The same rocket could now be used for a third mission. SpaceX was the first to successfully land a rocket capable of orbital flight. "My mind's blown, frankly", Mr. (more...)
Atmosphere found around Earth-like planet GJ 1132b Atmosphere found around Earth-like planet GJ 1132b
- April 07, 2017

Scientists say they have detected an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet for the first time. "But on a hot planet like GJ 1132b, it's a sign of the exact opposite - a planet that's being baked and sterilized", Harvard astronomer Laura Schaefer said in a statement past year. (more...)
GOP health bill in shambles, House commences two-week break
- April 07, 2017

Last week, Trump was briefed by his top economic advisers on a variety of other potential tax measures, including a carbon tax and a valued-added tax, which are highly unpopular among Republicans. I'm sure most of the people involved - from the White House to the House Freedom Caucus to the group of relatively moderate House conservatives to the Speaker and the rest of the Republican leadership - would very much like to find a way to get the legislative job done. (more...)
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson days away from setting new record in space NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson days away from setting new record in space
- April 07, 2017

International Space Station has been commanded by her twice. Whitson says her efforts in space amount to a small part of the larger NASA team effort to engineer longer duration missions and study the effects of microgravity on the human body. (more...)
Roy Hodgson brought to A-League by Melbourne City in advisory role Roy Hodgson brought to A-League by Melbourne City in advisory role
- April 07, 2017

Michael Valkanis is now coaching the side in a caretaker capacity having been appointed for the remainder of the season, which ends next month, following the departure of John van 't Schip in January. "It's great when you get football people together". "He's here as a consultant and to help us coaches, so mentoring, and other staff. Players have already had a good chat to him as well in the canteen area". (more...)
Astronauts perform second of three scheduled spacewalks at International Space Station
- April 07, 2017

Eventually, he said , the lost fabric shield will degrade, then burn up upon reentry into Earth's atmosphere. This shield measures about 1.5 meters by 0.6 meters (5 feet by 2 feet) and is 5 centimeters (2 inches) thick. This is the 199th EVA in station history, the fourth so far this year, the sixth for Kimbrough and the eighth for Whitson. They got outside the space station at 7:29 a.m. (more...)
New York launching citywide ferries May 1 New York launching citywide ferries May 1
- April 07, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - New York will launch its new ferry service a month ahead of schedule on what Mayor Bill de Blasio called the city's "last frontier" - its waterways. De Blasio says a new Rockaway, Queens, route gets top priority because residents there have some of the city's longest commutes. Astoria's route will launch in August, and the other routes - Astoria, Soundview and the Lower East Side - will begin in 2018. (more...)
TLC Want You To Name Their New Album TLC Want You To Name Their New Album
- April 07, 2017

TLC fans are being given the opportunity to name the group's farewell album. The project, expected to be their fifth and final album is their only new work since they dropped "3D" in the year 2002, the period that birthed a long hiatus. TLC now consists of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, and they've been a duo since Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopez died in a auto accident while on vacation in Honduras back in 2002. (more...)
Sony going commercial with PlayStation VR, says consumer progress 'slower-than-expected' Sony going commercial with PlayStation VR, says consumer progress 'slower-than-expected'
- April 07, 2017

It's a move that suggests the console maker is having trouble sustaining the immediate impact of PSVR after the initial launch buzz has worn off. Additional details on Sony's latest PlayStation VR venture are not available at this time, such as the specifications of the units Sony will place in arcades and what games will be used to showcase the technology. (more...)
Justice Department Cites 'Grave Concerns' About Baltimore Police Reform Justice Department Cites 'Grave Concerns' About Baltimore Police Reform
- April 07, 2017

Justice Department attorney John Gore told a judge Thursday that newly minted Attorney General Jeff Sessions is concerned about the agreement and "whether it will achieve the goals of public safety and law enforcement while at the same time protecting civil rights". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro lands in India for around $130 Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro lands in India for around $130
- April 07, 2017

If you have the bigger phone, here are the best Galaxy S8 + cases. Overall, it would not be surprising to see the Galaxy S9 being equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835's successor and 6GB of RAM. Both phones have screens that have been rated the best ever on a smartphone. The minor differences are not likely to entice fans to select one over the other. (more...)
House OKs environmental funding for abortion House OKs environmental funding for abortion "alternatives"
- April 07, 2017

The Texas Tribune writes that the House's amendment doesn't mean it's final, as the House and Senate will need to reconcile their budgets before sending a final version to the governor for approval. Last session, lawmakers cut $350 million from the program, sparking outrage among parents whose children receive the services. The money could still be removed as lawmakers continue to hash out the budget between both chambers. (more...)
Trump signs bill that lets internet service providers sell user's browsing history
- April 07, 2017

The White House has confirmed that Trump has reversed the Obama-era rules, so closely targeted advertising is now not far away. The Federal Communications Commission rule issued in October was created to give consumers greater control over how internet service providers share information. (more...)
Russian diplomat says United Nations draft resolution on Syria needs major rework
- April 07, 2017

It was an "affront to humanity", he said, adding: "When you kill innocent children, innocent babies, little babies. that crosses. many lines". He said it's not logical to use chemical weapons at a time when the Syrian government was optimistic that the worldwide community was becoming more close to realizing the size of conspiracy on Syria. (more...)
After fall, Dustin Johnson on grounds at Masters After fall, Dustin Johnson on grounds at Masters
- April 07, 2017

He's making the turn. Most players found scoring hard in the swirling winds and England's Danny Willett made an ugly start to the defence of his title, sending a wild tee shot into the trees on the way to a double-bogey six at the first hole. (more...)
Dawn of War III will have a last-minute multiplayer beta Dawn of War III will have a last-minute multiplayer beta
- April 07, 2017

Those who are lucky to be included in the beta will have to create a Relic Link account to play the game. What I don't know right now is how the gameplay differs in multiplayer and, according to Relic, one of the beta's goals is to find out. (more...)
Twitter Guru Ditching Stock, Shares Tumble Twitter Guru Ditching Stock, Shares Tumble
- April 07, 2017

The Stock now has the market capitalization of $10.76 Billion, P/E (price to earnings ttm) of 0 and Weekly volatility of 1.63% and monthly volatility of 2.29% respectively. Highland Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Twitter by 1.1% in the third quarter. Deutsche Bank AG cut Twitter from a buy rating to a hold rating and dropped their price target for the company from $22.00 to $15.00 in a report on Friday, February 10th. (more...)
Donors seek to drum up Syria billions as UN convenes Donors seek to drum up Syria billions as UN convenes
- April 07, 2017

South Korea had provided a combined $35 million to Syria and other countries in the region from 2012-2016, the ministry said. Participants agreed that to meet the massive needs of the populations inside Syria and in neighbouring countries, and strengthen the resilience of host communities, significant financial support as well as innovative and holistic approaches are needed. (more...)
Top iOS 10.3 hidden tricks to make life easy Top iOS 10.3 hidden tricks to make life easy
- April 06, 2017

And Apple did not provide any specific release notes along with the update. Furthermore, Apple has also added a system-wide API that allows app developers to ask for a review, and even reply to it - building developer-customer dialogue, and iOS 10.3 also brings iCloud Analytics for the first time. (more...)
What is Facebook M? Facebook Messenger's AI assistant explained What is Facebook M? Facebook Messenger's AI assistant explained
- April 06, 2017

This update should offer easier access and will let you discover more Messenger features. Facebook M is an AI assistant - much like any other proactive assistant now available. The social media company is launching suggested responses within its Messenger app, meaning that relevant "actions" will be proffered within conversations to make them "more engaging and personalizable". (more...)

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