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Author: 0 Spacewalkers lose piece of shielding, use patch instead

The aim of this spacewalk is to upgrade the International Space Station for the arrival of commercial spaceships in the near future. Two veteran USA astronauts were in the middle of a spacewalk when a 1.5m (5ft) debris shield being installed on the International Space Station (ISS ) drifted away.

Author: 0 Space Station Drama After Vital Micrometeorite Shielding Floats Away

Ms. Whitson, 57, and Mr. Kimbrough was set to finish cable connections at the Pressurised Mating Adapter-3 that was just recently attached to the Harmony module's space-facing port. While not a ideal fit, it should protect the station from small asteroid and debris strikes. The plan worked, and the cover was successfully installed, providing thermal protection and micrometeoroid and orbital debris cover for the port.

Author: 0 Galaxy S8 will beat S7 sales record, says Samsung's DJ Koh

Beyond all its exciting new features , Samsung also addressed the elephant in the room - is the S8's battery safe? With a 16:9 aspect ratio on an 18:9 screen (left), apps can't display as much content. This is highly unlikely but Apple may play on the price of the Apple iPhone 8 or bring in a C variant to counter the success of the Samsung Galaxy S8 .

Science SpaceX wants to try recycling more of Falcon 9 rocket
Author: 0 SpaceX wants to try recycling more of Falcon 9 rocket

Reusing a first-stage booster rocket as was done on Thursday results in an estimated 30 percent savings on the cost of more than $60 million. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk appeared on the company's live stream shortly after the landing and spoke about the accomplishment.

Science Watch the April Fool's Day Comet live
Author: 0 Watch the April Fool's Day Comet live

Officially named 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák to honor its three discoverers, the comet is being playfully called the April Fool's Day comet on this pass . The comet, which is located in the far-northern sky, appears to have a light green tint, which made it a particularly popular attraction on St. Patrick's Day.

Author: 0 SpaceX launches first recycled rocket booster

Irene Klotz writes the launch was the first reflight of a used orbit-class rocket booster and the second time it landed on SpaceX's Of Course I Still Love You robotic drone ship at sea. SpaceX employees jammed outside Mission Control at the Hawthorne, California, company headquarters cheered loudly every step of the way — and again when the satellite reached its proper orbit.

Author: 0 History repeats: SpaceX launch reuses Falcon 9 booster

The second-hand Falcon 9 rocket blasted off in Florida from launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 1537 PT (2227 UTC), right on time as scheduled. The rocket carried a communications satellite to orbit that will provide service to Latin America. Price alone was not the reason SES, with a fleet of 65 satellites, made a decision to fly on a used rocket, he said.

Science West Indian manatee go from 'endangered' to 'threatened
Author: 0 West Indian manatee go from 'endangered' to 'threatened

With the change, manatees are now listed as "vulnerable". Jaclyn Lopez, Florida director at the Center for Biological Diversity , said that despite the positive trends, natural habitat is still being developed and boats remains a primary threat.

Science Tesla Model 3 'release candidate' drives off the lot
Author: 0 Tesla Model 3 'release candidate' drives off the lot

The company has said it is on track to start making the first few Model 3 vehicles in July and deliver the first cars at the end of the year. The electric auto maker recently announced that supercharging will come with a price from Jan 2017.

Author: 0 Peggy Whitson Breaks Spacewalking Record

Whitson, meanwhile, has set a new spacewalking record for women. It will serve as a parking spot for future commercial crew capsules. Tonight (March 29) is metro Atlanta's final, best chance to see the International Space Station (ISS) before Georgia Tech graduate Shane Kimbrough returns to Earth on April 10.

Science Indonesia man swallowed by python, reports say
Author: 0 Indonesia man swallowed by python, reports say

Anxious relatives launched a search for Akbar after he did not return home from the family's plantation on Sunday. "The victim was probably swallowed on Sunday because his body was already swollen when we found him", he added. Fearing for the worst, one of them took a knife and started cutting the snake's abdomen in order to determine the origin of the bloated abdomen. As the skin of the python was removed, it appeared to show Akbar wearing a boot and a pair of shorts.

Author: 0 Samsung to add AI to S8

Bixby can be summoned by either voice or touch controls too, Samsung says. Three major features make up Bixby, including Completeness, Context Awareness , and Cognitive Tolerance . "We do have a bold vision of revolutionizing the human-to-machine interface, but that vision won't be realized overnight", senior vice president Injong Rhee wrote in a blog post .

Science Emmy Rossum Comments After $150000 in Jewels Stolen in House Robbery
Author: 0 Emmy Rossum Comments After $150000 in Jewels Stolen in House Robbery

The 30-year-old actress was reportedly away from her home and in New York City at the time. "I fully support the police efforts and dedication", Rossum posted. Nothing else was taken in the raid, and law enforcement sources told TMZ they believe the thief cut the power in order to turn off the security alarm.

Science Activist Greenlight's Einhorn Wants New GM Capital Structure
Author: 0 Activist Greenlight's Einhorn Wants New GM Capital Structure

While Bank of America Merrill Lynch believes that Greenlight's frustration with General Motors sluggish stock is understandable given the company's impressive execution since emerging from bankruptcy, the firm believes that the proposed share division would not ultimately achieve outsized incremental returns.

Science French candidate's wife faces charges over parliament jobs
Author: 0 French candidate's wife faces charges over parliament jobs

Mr Fillon had been considered the favourite to win the two-round presidential election, taking place between 23 April and 7 May. Penelope Fillon , France's Prime Minister Francois Fillon's wife, listens as her husband delivers a speech in front of the newly elected National Assembly in Paris in this file picture taken on July 3, 2007.

Science Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features
Author: 0 Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features

Users can also share these posts to News Feed of individual friends through the new " Facebook Direct " private visual messages that disappear after some time . After introducing stories on Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger , Facebook has finally released the feature for everyone on Facebook . The goal is for the camera to be a home to hundreds of dynamic and fun effects that give you new ways to connect with friends, family, and your community.

Science New Zealand and China plan to expand free-trade deal
Author: 0 New Zealand and China plan to expand free-trade deal

The visit also comes at the 45th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations. As one third of New Zealand's dairy products are exported to China, English said the dairy products and any other products going to China will be of the quality Chinese consumers would expect to be.

Author: 0 Self-driving vehicle crash comes amid debate about regulations

The company grounded its self-driving vehicles in Arizona after the accident, and then followed up on Saturday pulling them off the road in Pittsburg and San Francisco, the two other locations where it operates self-driving vehicles, the company said .

Science Youth killed in Kashmir gunfight
Author: 0 Youth killed in Kashmir gunfight

The encounter began at dawn after forces received inputs that militants were in the area, PTI reported. Later, government forces fired into the crowd, killing three civilians, including a teenager, and injuring at least 20 others, police said, adding eight police and soldiers were also hurt in the clashes.

Author: 0 Emaar Malls rivals Amazon with $800 million Souq.com bid

The Emaar Malls bid has so far not been accepted by Souq.com's shareholders, the firm said in a bourse statement on Monday. These developments set the stage for a major e-commerce battle in Gulf markets, where e-commerce sales are expected to reach $70 billion within a decade.

Science Share Your 'Live Location' Via Facebook Messenger
Author: 0 Share Your 'Live Location' Via Facebook Messenger

You can share the location with just one person or a group of friends. In the latest update of Facebook messenger Live location sharing feature is added. While live location is perhaps ideal for people on the go, you can use it if you're stationary as well. A small clock in the lower-right-hand corner of the map will also let you know how much longer you're sharing your location for.

Author: 0 Windows 10 destroyed my hard drive - Lawsuit

While the Windows 10 launch may not have been plain sailing, with questionable tactic on prompting users to upgrade from older operating systems, it did give away a core part of its software portfolio for free, and Windows 10 is now seen as a solid operating system.

Science Destiny 2 Announced With First Official Teaser Image
Author: 0 Destiny 2 Announced With First Official Teaser Image

Now, a receipt can't be a solid proof that something is specifically happening in the video games industry, but, who knows, maybe folks at GameStop know something that we don't. Destiny 2 is, unsurprisingly, real. The Destiny title along with a massive "2" sits right in the middle of it, which seems to confirm that the game won't have any kind of subtitle.

Science Merkel's conservative party wins German regional election in Saarland
Author: 0 Merkel's conservative party wins German regional election in Saarland

A survey by pollster Emnid published in Sunday's Bild am Sonntag newspaper showed national support for the SPD had risen slightly from a week ago and the centre-left party was now tied with Ms Merkel's conservative party on 33 per cent. Pre-election polls suggested a significantly tighter race. Schulz conceded it was "not a nice evening" and that "the CDU clearly won" but insisted that "our goal is a change of federal government" this year, calling the campaign until then "a marathon, not ...

Author: 0 Power down for Earth Hour Saturday evening

Paris gets ready to switch off for #EarthHour ! This is a attractive initiative but the citizens of this world need to do a little more each day to to create a secure environment for the future generation and also to make sure that our Earth is better by each Hour! Shutting off light for one hour a year doesn't prevent global warming.

Science Arsenal put Sanchez, Ozil contract talks on hold
Author: 0 Arsenal put Sanchez, Ozil contract talks on hold

He built this club from nothing to now. Wenger said last week he has reached a decision on whether he will stay at the Premier League club beyond this season, and will announce it publicly "very soon". Regarding his own future, Wenger added: "No matter how long I stay I will be committed and completely focused as long as I stay at the club". "You will see.

Science Self-Driving Uber Car Crashes in Arizona
Author: 0 Self-Driving Uber Car Crashes in Arizona

An Uber spokesperson confirmed the accident occurred and that the photo was real in an email to Bloomberg News . According to police. the self-driving vehicle was heading south on McClintock Drive when another auto failed to yield, while turning left at Don Carlos Drive.

Science Ozil Responds To Arsenal Exit Rumours
Author: 0 Ozil Responds To Arsenal Exit Rumours

Alli has enjoyed a strong season with Spurs, which contrasts Özil's below-par campaign with their north London rivals as the Gunners now languish down in sixth place in the Premier League table. He also admits he has no idea whether Wenger is staying or going as the Gunners bid to get their season back on track after six defeats in nine games.

Author: 0 Drogheda asked to just switch off for 'Earth Hour'

On Saturday at 8.30 p.m. local time, skylines around the globe will go dark as millions across the world unite to celebrate WWF's "Earth Hour" as part of climate action. Brands across the world have also joined in unison to support Earth Hour. Earth Hour is a campaign that can be done anywhere. A special assembly was organised at Lancers International School to mark the Earth Hour.

Science Spacewalk Prepares ISS For Commercial Crew
Author: 0 Spacewalk Prepares ISS For Commercial Crew

EDT (1122 GMT). French and an American astronaut floated outside the International Space Station Friday for a spacewalk to upgrade the orbiting outpost for the arrival of future space crews. After looking for the leak for about 2 hours, he found no signs ammonia outside the space station. Other tasks include inspecting a radiator valve suspected of a small ammonia leak and replacing cameras on the Japanese segment of the outpost, the United States space agency said.

Science Gov. Greg Abbott to meet with President Trump at White House
Author: 0 Gov. Greg Abbott to meet with President Trump at White House

Eastern Time in the Oval Office, will include Charter Communications CEO Thomas Rutledge, according to the White House . In the case of Charter - Southern California's dominant cable-TV and Internet service provider - Chief Executive Thomas Rutledge said he expected to hire 20,000 new US employees over the next four years.

Author: 0 County unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent

The Texas economy expanded in February with the addition of 6,700 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs. We have been focused on matching skills training to jobs, investing in our education system, and providing a competitive environment for businesses to thrive.

Science Brazil traces thousands of containers at sea to check origin of meat
Author: 0 Brazil traces thousands of containers at sea to check origin of meat

And with it's own ban on Brazilian meat products, the mainland is also facing a supply shortfall, he said. But why such extreme measures, and should you be anxious too? "I am shocked that Brazilian meat processors allegedly sold this meat, some of which was treated with carcinogenic products".

Science Sea ice hits new record low at both poles
Author: 0 Sea ice hits new record low at both poles

That makes thethird straight year with a record Arctic sea ice max. In contrast, the overall sea ice trend in the Arctic is an unmistakable downward trajectory, raising fears that it won't be too long until we encounter an entirely ice free Arctic in the summer time.

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