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NASA's Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:57:27 -0400

NASA's Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planetsNASA's Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find planets around neighboring stars that might support life


The Great Barrier Reef Has Been Forever Changed By Global Warming, Scientists Warn
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:59:49 -0400

The Great Barrier Reef Has Been Forever Changed By Global Warming, Scientists WarnA bleak new study describes the profound damage that climate change has


Three Former U.S. Soldiers Have Been Convicted for the Contract Killing of a Filipino Woman
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:15:51 -0400

Three Former U.S. Soldiers Have Been Convicted for the Contract Killing of a Filipino WomanThe 12-day trial offered a window into the clandestine world of private mercenaries


Shkreli's request to serve time at minimum security 'camp...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:43:00 -0400

Shkreli's request to serve time at minimum security 'camp...The "Squawk Box" crew talks about some of the morning's top news stories, including an update on earnings, and NASA's successful launch of a satellite with a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.


The power is out again in Puerto Rico, 7 months after Hurricane Maria
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:56:19 -0400

The power is out again in Puerto Rico, 7 months after Hurricane MariaSeven months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still dealing with the fallout as it experienced an island-wide blackout on Wednesday. SEE ALSO: The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital can't believe this tiny firm's $300 million contract This latest power outage follows a series of outages in the months since Maria. Just last week, half of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority's (PREPA) customers lost power when a tree fell across a major power line. And in November 2017, San Juan and several other cities lost power at least twice due to a failure.  The entire electrical system in Puerto Rico collapses AGAIN! Back to September 20th. @DavidBegnaud @leylasantiago @maddow @stephencolbertr — Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) April 18, 2018 Per CNN, PREPA is focusing primary efforts on getting power back to hospital and water services as well as banks and the city of San Juan. The outage was reportedly caused when an excavator hit a main transmission line while clearing vegetation. PREPA is hoping to have power restored in the next 24 to 36 hours One spotlight event will go on as scheduled, though. The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins are in San Juan for a two-game series and Wednesday's night game will go forward as planned thanks to generators to power the lights at Hiram Bithorn Stadium.  All emergency systems at Hiram Bithorn Stadium have been tested just now and are fully functional. The game will GO ON. Nothing will stop us pic.twitter.com/u4jpCkjc1Q — Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) April 18, 2018 The island's infrastructure and power grid were already fragile before Maria struck in late September 2017, lashing the island with sustained winds of up to 140 miles per hour, throwing the entire island into the dark and straining resources.  Controversy has followed recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, including President Trump's disastrous response to the storm and the much-debated contract initially given to Whitefish Energy to repair the power infrastructure. And the exact death toll from the storm is still unknown; while the official number stands at 65, this number is likely far too low, with some estimates pegging it at closer to 1,000.


President Trump Can’t Declare War, Only Congress Can. So Why Won't It?
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:26:42 -0400

President Trump Can’t Declare War, Only Congress Can. So Why Won't It?While Trump launches bombs — and brags about a nuclear button — Congress dithers


'Cross the Bushes Off Your Worry List.' George H.W. Bush Honors Barbara Bush, 'The Enforcer'
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:38:23 -0400

'Cross the Bushes Off Your Worry List.' George H.W. Bush Honors Barbara Bush, 'The Enforcer''I always knew Barbara was the most beloved woman in the world'


Elon Musk's seven top tips to boost business, including walking out of bad meetings
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:00:08 -0400

Elon Musk's seven top tips to boost business, including walking out of bad meetingsTesla boss Elon Musk says excessive meetings are "blight on business" - and also urges workers to bypass managers to get the job done.


The Deadly Southwest Engine Explosion Is a Dangerous Warning Sign for Thousands of Planes
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:26:07 -0400

The Deadly Southwest Engine Explosion Is a Dangerous Warning Sign for Thousands of PlanesThis has happened once before


Canadian Woman Who Instagrammed Her Cocaine-Smuggling Cruise Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:27:32 -0400

Canadian Woman Who Instagrammed Her Cocaine-Smuggling Cruise Sentenced to 8 Years in PrisonMelina Roberge and her accomplice posted photos of their cruise on social media


President Trump Says He'll Pull the Plug on the North Korea Summit if He Feels it Won't be 'Fruitful'
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:29:35 -0400

President Trump Says He'll Pull the Plug on the North Korea Summit if He Feels it Won't be 'Fruitful'Donald Trump said he'll pull out of a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if he feels it’s “not going to be fruitful”


Excavator to Blame for Puerto Rico's Island-Wide Blackout Affecting Over 1.4 Million People
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:46:30 -0400

Excavator to Blame for Puerto Rico's Island-Wide Blackout Affecting Over 1.4 Million PeopleIt was the second major outage in less than a week affecting over 1.4 million customers


Bill Gates backs $1bn plan to cover earth in video surveillance satellites
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:21:34 -0400

Bill Gates backs $1bn plan to cover earth in video surveillance satellitesA satellite company planning to launch a $1bn (£700m) network of satellites to provide "live and unfiltered" coverage of the Earth has been backed by former Microsoft chief executive Bill Gates and Japanese tech giant Softbank. The tech leaders are backing EarthNow, which plans to launch 500 satellites to cover Earth's atmosphere in video surveillance and provide live video feedback with only one second of delay. The Washington-based satellite company has the backing of aerospace giant Airbus as well as billionaire Gates and Softbank, the Japanese conglomerate that has invested billions in tech companies from Uber to chipmaker Arm. EarthNow founder Russel Hannigan said: "Our objective is simple; we want to connect you visually with Earth in real-time." Hannigan told the Wall Street Journal the price of the project could run to $1bn, although the companies did not disclose the value of the investment. Hannigan said the first funding would cover the planning stage of the project. Softbank has invested heavily in space and satellite companies under enigmatic chief executive Masayoshi Son. t has previously invested in satellite start-up OneWeb for $1bn, whose founder Greg Wyler added his backing to the start-up. Future space exploration Some of the applications will include services for government and commercial customers, as well as tracking illegal fishing, watching weather systems or tracking natural migrations. EarthNow said it would also enable live feed of the earth to be viewable from a smartphone or tablet. "We believe the ability to see and understand the Earth live and unfiltered will help all of us better appreciate and ultimately care for our one and only home," Hannigan said. EarthNow is just the latest start-up to benefit from a wave of funding in space technologies. In 2017, there were 67 equity fundings in space start-ups to the tune of $2.9bn. Most recently, US rocket company SpaceX is reportedly raising $500m from investors. Technology intelligence - newsletter promo - EOA


Nikki Haley’s ‘I Don't Get Confused’ Comment Demonstrated Her Gift for the Clapback
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:59:26 -0400

Nikki Haley’s ‘I Don't Get Confused’ Comment Demonstrated Her Gift for the ClapbackIt was one of many whip-smart comebacks throughout her career


NASA Finally Gets a New Leader
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:42:00 -0400

NASA Finally Gets a New LeaderAfter an unprecedented wait, the nation’s space agency has a Trump-picked, Senate-approved, permanent leader at last. Lawmakers voted 50–49 on Thursday to approve the nomination of Jim Bridenstine, a Republican congressman from Oklahoma, for NASA administrator, following months of debate over his qualifications and growing uncertainty over leadership at the agency.


How plastic-eating bacteria actually work – a chemist explains
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:42:01 -0400

How plastic-eating bacteria actually work – a chemist explainsNew research has found a way to speed up enzymes that break down the PET plastic in bottles.


Columbine Students Won't be Participating in the National 4/20 Walkout. They’re Doing This Instead
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:13:26 -0400

Columbine Students Won't be Participating in the National 4/20 Walkout. They’re Doing This InsteadThe walkout is meant to pay tribute to the shooting at their school


California has worst US air pollution: report
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:26:16 -0400

California has worst US air pollution: reportCalifornia has the most polluted cities in the United States, a report issued on Wednesday said, as President Donald Trump's administration seeks to force the state to weaken its vehicle emissions standards. The study published by the American Lung Association -- which covers the period from 2014 to 2016, the year before Trump took office -- said Los Angeles remained the city with the worst ozone pollution, and ranked fourth in terms of year-round particle contamination.


A Puppet Dinosaur Has Caused Three Members of the Air National Guard to Lose Their Posts
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:57:22 -0400

A Puppet Dinosaur Has Caused Three Members of the Air National Guard to Lose Their PostsIt's unclear why the oath of re-enlistment was undertaken with a dinosaur puppet


The 15 Jobs Everyone Will Want in 2035
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:47:00 -0400

The 15 Jobs Everyone Will Want in 2035What will be the most sought-after jobs in the near future? Is it in technology, farming or perhaps another field?


Amazon Has More Than 100 Million Prime Subscribers, Reveals Jeff Bezos
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:21:28 -0400

Amazon Has More Than 100 Million Prime Subscribers, Reveals Jeff BezosAmazon shipped five billion items with Prime worldwide in 2017


Queen Elizabeth Publicly Supports Prince Charles for the First Time to Succeed Her as Leader of the Commonwealth
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:19:53 -0400

Queen Elizabeth Publicly Supports Prince Charles for the First Time to Succeed Her as Leader of the CommonwealthSaying Charles would "carry on the important work" of leading the Commonwealth


First look: Super smart LRASM missiles that can obliterate enemies
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:24:45 -0400

First look: Super smart LRASM missiles that can obliterate enemiesStronger, faster and technologically smarter, here’s a look at Long range anti surface missiles. These “super” missiles can be fired from the air or sea and is poised to deliver far more damage.


First genetic adaptation to diving discovered in 'Sea Nomads'
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:27:02 -0400

First genetic adaptation to diving discovered in 'Sea Nomads'Researchers have discovered the first evidence that people can genetically adapt to deep diving, as shown by the unusually large spleens in indigenous people of Indonesia known as the "Sea Nomads," a study said Thursday. Intrigued by this unusual ability, American researcher Melissa Ilardo, then a post doctoral candidate at the Centre for GeoGenetics at the University of Copenhagen, wondered if they had genetically adapted somehow to be able to spend more time underwater than other people.


Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:37:09 -0400

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to CodeThousands of people have already used the app, called Grasshopper


Mammals Have Been Shrinking for Thousands of Years and It's All Humans' Fault
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:06:12 -0400

Mammals Have Been Shrinking for Thousands of Years and It's All Humans' FaultHumans can be challenging neighbors: We build cities, we turn forests into fields and we enjoy eating a host of other species. It finds a stark correlation between the arrival of humans or our lost relatives like Neanderthals on a new continent and the subsequent extinction of larger mammals that leaves behind smaller survivors. In short, mammals on average have been shrinking for more than 100,000 years, and it's all humans' fault.


'Dog Yoga' Helps People and Their Pets Unwind Together
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:20:23 -0400

'Dog Yoga' Helps People and Their Pets Unwind TogetherYoga classes meant to be taken with your dog are becoming a practice available in cities around the world.


Origin of diamonds found in meteorite have been traced to a long-lost planet
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:15:53 -0400

Origin of diamonds found in meteorite have been traced to a long-lost planet

Mankind has managed to learn a lot about our Solar System and the planets that reside in it simply by gazing into the night sky, but finding evidence of planets that no longer exist is obviously a much more difficult challenge. A team of scientists now believes they've done just that thanks to the shattered remains of a rock that fell to Earth back in 2008. The Almahata Sitta meteorite broke up in Earth's atmosphere and drifted down to the sands of Sudan's Nubian Desert, and the precious gems found inside of its rocky chunks may reveal the existence of a planet that not longer exists.

The strength of diamonds gives them the unique ability to act like a record of the past, and the diamonds found in the remains of this particular meteorite appear to have come from a still-forming "protoplanet." The researchers know this because of the materials found in the meteorite, which could only have formed in a massive rocky body. The only two possible explanations are a colossal asteroid or a young planet.

After analyzing the meteorites and diamonds hidden within them, the researchers determined that they could only have formed under incredible pressure, and perhaps even within a young planet as large as Mars. Their work was published this week in Nature Communications.

"We discovered chromite, phosphate, and (Fe,Ni)-sulfide inclusions embedded in diamond," the researchers write. "The composition and morphology of the inclusions can only be explained if the formation pressure was higher than 20 GPa. Such pressures suggest that the ureilite parent body was a Mercury- to Mars-sized planetary embryo."

The scientists believe that whatever planet it may have come from is completely gone, which would have happened very early in the Solar System's life. They believe that large Mars-size worlds were common in the early days of our system, and that many of them collided with each other and broke down into smaller bodies that were then absorbed by other planets. The chunk of space rock that dropped in the desert in 2008 is considered the first evidence of the existence of these early planets which no longer exist.


How Smoking Pot May Hurt the Teenage Brain
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:00:30 -0400

How Smoking Pot May Hurt the Teenage BrainYoung people who used marijuana tended to have lower scores on memory tests


DARPA Launch Challenge offers $10M top prize for rapid-turnaround orbital liftoffs
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:15:50 -0400

DARPA Launch Challenge offers $10M top prize for rapid-turnaround orbital liftoffsCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Almost 15 years after a $10 million competition gave a boost to private-sector spaceflight, the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is kicking off another launch contest with a $10 million grand prize. The DARPA Launch Challenge — officially unveiled here today at the 34th Space Symposium — won’t send people to the edge of space, as the Ansari X Prize did in 2004. But it will introduce some new twists for the launch industry. Contest rules call for teams to be given the full details about where and when they’ll launch, what kind of payload they’ll launch,… Read More



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