• Trump directs Pentagon to form a Space Force military branch
Trump directs Pentagon to form a Space Force military branch

Trump stressed the new Space Force would be "separate but equal" from the Air Force , which now deals with military issues outside of the earth's atmosphere while NASA is in charge of civilian projects. In his statement, Trump said: "This is a giant step toward inspiring future generations and toward reclaiming America's proud destiny in spac...

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  • Virginia Tech researchers hopeful positively identified Giant Hogweed will remain contained
Virginia Tech researchers hopeful positively identified Giant Hogweed will remain contained

The plant has many look-alikes, but is large - about 7-to-14 feet tall. Since the discovery others have reported giant hogweed sightings, but Martin said the Berryville plant is the only confirmed sighting. Giant hogweed is native to Central and Southeast Asia. Compresses soaked in an aluminum acetate mixture - available at pharmacies - can p...

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  • NASA’s Mars Rover Has Found Organic Matter On The Planet's Surface
NASA’s Mars Rover Has Found Organic Matter On The Planet's Surface

NASA says the findings "suggest the planet could have supported ancient life" and serves as additional evidence dealing with the question concerning any current life on Mars . They thought mudstone rocks, formed from silt accumulated at the bottom of the ancient lake, might hold some clues and analyzed the powdered samples from Curiosity's ...

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  • India's Modi calls for crackdown on plastic pollution
India's Modi calls for crackdown on plastic pollution

Let's do our bit to protect this attractive planet and make it a better place to live in for all that walk upon it. Since it was first celebrated in 1974, the Day has helped raise awareness and generate political momentum around global environmental concerns such as ozone depletion, desertification and global warming.

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  • SpaceX Rocket Launch Of SES-12 Set For June 4, 2018
SpaceX Rocket Launch Of SES-12 Set For June 4, 2018

The satellite was earlier sheduled to be set in motion in to the orbit with the help of a previously flown Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX pad situated in Florida on Friday at 12:29 a.m. So we're going really high. The good side of all this is it actually extends our (on orbit) life capability from 15 to 22 years. After extensive tests and checko...

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  • Plan to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis announced
Plan to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis announced

The cost of attempting to eradicate this bacterial infection, which only affects cattle, is also staggering with the estimate now $886 million. Government will meet 68 per cent of this cost and DairyNZ and Beef+Lamb New Zealand will meet 32 per cent.

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  • Moonwalking astronaut-artist Alan Bean dies at 86
Moonwalking astronaut-artist Alan Bean dies at 86

According to Bean's official NASA biography, Mission II "accomplished 150 percent of its pre-mission forecast goals". "I'd always wanted to be a pilot, ever since I could remember", Bean said in the NASA oral history. "Alan and I have been best friends for 55 years - ever since the day we became astronauts", said Walt Cunningham, a Lunar Module...

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  • Notley slams B.C. premier on Trans Mountain pipeline
Notley slams B.C. premier on Trans Mountain pipeline

Trudeau dispatched Morneau to negotiate a deal with Kinder Morgan in mid-April, a week after the company halted all non-essential spending on the $7.4-billion pipeline pending reassurances from Ottawa that opposition to the project was not going to prevent it from being completed.

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  • Subtropical Storm Alberto continues to lumber northward
Subtropical Storm Alberto continues to lumber northward

Alberto is now forecast to make landfall early Monday morning as a strong tropical storm. Isolated areas could see as much as 15 inches. Gulf Coast residents should "take this storm seriously", the National Weather Service said early on Sunday, as Subtropical Storm Alberto drove north, threatening heavy rains and winds to the southern coasta...

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  • Alberto forms, puts Florida under flood watch
Alberto forms, puts Florida under flood watch

The 1 p.m. update on Subtropical Storm Alberto from the National Hurricane Center says the story is still almost stationary . For the fourth consecutive time, Hurricane Season will start with a name already checked off before June 1st.

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  • WC9 Asteroid Will Whiz Close To Earth On May 15th
WC9 Asteroid Will Whiz Close To Earth On May 15th

According to orbit calculations made by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the May 15 close approach is the closest of this particular asteroid in almost 300 years. According to Fox News , 2010 WC9 was first spotted in November 2010 by the NASA-backed space project Catalina Sky Survey , but was then lost for several years, only to be re...

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  • Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket into space
Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket into space

Such tasks belong to the firm's initiatives to establish totally as well as quickly multiple-use rockets as well as spacecraft. This work is a key priority of SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk , who has said that such technology could slash the cost of spaceflight and make ambitious goals such as the colonization of Mars economically feasible.

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  • SpaceX to test new rocket for astronauts
SpaceX to test new rocket for astronauts

If it does go as planned, you can watch the launch via Space.com or directly via SpaceX's website . It's created to reduce the country's digital divide in both big cities and rural areas by providing internet, television and other communication services.

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  • Google's smart displays finally have a release date
Google's smart displays finally have a release date

Google also said Tuesday the smart displays would include a YouTube TV app, a feature that was demoed on the I/O stage with a request for the Jimmy Kimmel Live show. This system works with essentially every ability given to any other Google Assistant-infused device. Smart displays, however, offer utility by bringing visuals to many tasks, such ...

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  • Google Maps to get updated with new Assistant, AR, and recommendation features
Google Maps to get updated with new Assistant, AR, and recommendation features

Google Maps will also have a couple of other useful tools. The first new feature that's heading to Google Maps this summer is the " For You " section. Finally, the new version of Google Maps will make it easier to make plans with friends to go out. This way it would be harder to misinterpret the directions the app is giving users because e...

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  • Smart Compose: Google AI Can Write Your Emails Quickly
Smart Compose: Google AI Can Write Your Emails Quickly

A Google spokesperson told the Daily Dot that Smart Compose is "trained on billions of common phrases and sentences". Google is giving Gmail a substantial update, offering better integration with G Suite apps, along with security , collaboration, and AI enhancements.

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  • Apple Acknowledges iPhone Is Struggling With A Serious Issue
Apple Acknowledges iPhone Is Struggling With A Serious Issue

It seems that Apple has acknowledged the problem; a new report suggests that the business has delivered a support document to retail shops and authorised service suppliers, which said the practice of handling the customers that are experiencing problems with the Face ID .

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  • Waymo self-driving vehicle involved in auto crash
Waymo self-driving vehicle involved in auto crash

It released a video of the moments before the collision. Waymo has released a video from the driverless auto involved in a collision in Arizona today, suggesting there was little either the vehicle or the safety driver could have done to avoid the crash.

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  • Red Dead Redemption 2 Official Boxart Looks Amazing
Red Dead Redemption 2 Official Boxart Looks Amazing

The video takes us to 1899, when this same Wild West was practically pacified, and the brutal guys with guns began to go into oblivion. In Red Dead Redemption , Marston has finally been caught by the shady Bureau of Investigation and will only be granted amnesty if he tracks down the remaining members of the Van der Linde gang.

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  • Apple's iPhone sales plummet from last quarter
Apple's iPhone sales plummet from last quarter

Apple shares were up 4.1% in Wednesday morning trading. Apple posted quarterly revenue of United States dollars 61.1 billion for its fiscal 2018 second quarter ended March 31, 2018, an increase of 16 per cent from the year-ago quarter. Wall Street was also cheered by the announcement of $100bn in share buybacks, doubling the reward for investors ...

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  • F8 Attendees Get Free Oculus Go On May 2
F8 Attendees Get Free Oculus Go On May 2

As for how much you'll pay for the chance to jump into VR with no wire, it depends on what Oculus Go storage option you choose. There have been various solutions in the past to get cheap VR into the hands of consumers. But it stands out because it does not require a separate computer - a smartphone locked into the device or a PC to tether to - ...

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  • GoPro makes it easier to share footage as Instagram Stories
GoPro makes it easier to share footage as Instagram Stories

Now, when you tap the Share menu while playing a song in Spotify (such as that hot new Bobby Tarantino II mixtape) or viewing a photo or video you took with a GoPro in the GoPro app, you can share the content directly to your story. We know, many people already do this by simply taking screenshots of their music and pulling the image from the...

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  • Facebook adding new features for dating, Mark Zuckerberg says
Facebook adding new features for dating, Mark Zuckerberg says

The feature will be opt-in, meaning you have to choose to use it. Zuckerberg also stressed that the feature was built with privacy and security in mind from the start. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears to be striking the right tone at the f8 developer conference - a mix of humor, seriousness and grit that is giving industry analysts some co...

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  • Nokia Smartphone Launch Event on May 16: Could be Nokia X
Nokia Smartphone Launch Event on May 16: Could be Nokia X

It is powered by Snapdragon 835 chipset coupled with 6GB RAM , 128GB internal storage . The front-facing 5MP camera has f/2.0 aperture and 1.4µm pixels, and it can capture 1080p videos. No-cost EMI and discount on MakeMyTrip hotel bookings will also be available. As part of Airtel's "Mera Pehla Smartphone" initiative, prospective Nokia 7 P...

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  • Tristan Thompson's first social media post after Khloe cheating scandal sparks furore
Tristan Thompson's first social media post after Khloe cheating scandal sparks furore

This seems to be the message that " Keeping Up With the Kardashians " star Kim Kardashian West wants to let National Basketball Association star Tristan Thompson know after he was caught cheating on her sister, Khloe . "I'm going to try not to say anything too negative because one day, True is going to see this", Kardashian West added, reite...

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