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Lockheed to Build Asteroid Exploration Spacecraft for a NASA Discovery Program Mission

Lockheed to Build Asteroid Exploration Spacecraft for a NASA Discovery Program Mission Many decades later, the name would take on new meaning. Scientists anticipate that this mission would help them in understanding how planets and other bodies separated into their layers, including cores, mantles and crusts, early in their histories. [Full Article...]

Norway to switch off FM radio in world first

Critics have warned it is both risky and unpopular, not least because an estimated two million cars on Norwegian roads are not equipped with DAB receivers. Other national radio stations, as well as some regional and local stations, are already using the digital system. The decision to turn off FM is based mostly on the cost of keeping the two systems running at once. [Full Article...]

A US Consulate Official Was Filmed Being Shot In Mexico

It is unclear who the perpetrator is, and whether or not they are linked to the Jalisco New Generation cartel which is known to dominate the area around the city. "Please call the United States Embassy in Mexico City if you recognise him at (01-55) 5080-2000". In 2010, a consular official and two others were murdered by gunmen in Ciudad Juarez. [Full Article...]

SpaceX is free to fly-will attempt a launch Monday from California

Under those regulations, the company itself, not the government, is in charge of investigating any launch mishaps. "The FAA has not yet issued a license to SpaceX for a launch in January", the Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Giant iceberg set to break off of Antarctica

Giant iceberg set to break off of Antarctica The separation of the iceberg "will fundamentally change the landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula" and could trigger a wider break-up of the Larsen C ice shelf, he added. The sudden acceleration of the split in the ice has scientists convinced that a massive calving event is imminent. To the surprise of scientists, satellite images revealed that the fissure had grown by about 13 miles over just ... [Full Article...]

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Unveils Cloud Platform For Connected Cars

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Unveils Cloud Platform For Connected Cars The platform allows automakers to leverage Microsoft's virtual assistants, business applications, and office services, the post said. "While safety and security are baseline requirements, our services can help make a person's work day more efficient". [Full Article...]

Warriors roar back in second to down Blazers

Warriors roar back in second to down Blazers Playing without Damain Lillard for a fifth consecutive game, the Blazers scrapped and avoided getting blown out by the Warriors for a third time this season. Ezeli was trying to help, but there's only so much a player who has played in one game this season can do before others begin to tune him out. When the Minnesota Timberwolves jumped out to a 12-point lead over Portland at halftime, the st... [Full Article...]

NASA selects Arizona State's mission to visit metal asteroid

NASA selects Arizona State's mission to visit metal asteroid Here are eight things to know about the missions. Researchers there will use a Lockheed Martin robotic spacecraft to study the Trojans , primitive asteroids orbiting Jupiter. Scientists speculate that 16 Psyche could be the exposed core of an early planet as large as Mars. The mission is set to open new windows to understanding one of the earliest eras of our solar system which is more or les... [Full Article...]

Vine has an expiration date, and it's January 17

Vine has an expiration date, and it's January 17 The wider network created around the vines will be gone. For one, users are being encouraged to download their now archived Vines until January 17, at which point they'll be archived on the Vine website. After outcry from users, however, Twitter slightly revised those plans, saying that the Vine app would be replaced with a new Vine Camera app, but that the community as is would still be s... [Full Article...]

Alibaba files first lawsuit over counterfeit goods sold on e-commerce site

Alibaba files first lawsuit over counterfeit goods sold on e-commerce site The move comes just two weeks after the company was put back onto the US's "notorious markets" list over failing to curb the sale of counterfeit goods. Alibaba said it would continue to crack down on counterfeiters and that it already had a list of other suspected vendors who would face similar action. [Full Article...]

NASA 2020 Mission Cosmic X-rays To Study Energy From Black Holes

The X-ray radiation from this gas can be polarized or vibrating in a particular direction. The black holes can not be studied directly, but objects such as black holes tend to heat up the surrounding gas. "Fourteen proposals were submitted, and three mission concepts were selected for additional review by a panel of agency and external scientists", the space agency said. [Full Article...]

Mobile All In With ONE Plan, Intros KickBack and Flat Rate Pricing

Mobile All In With ONE Plan, Intros KickBack and Flat Rate Pricing The company now has an all-in-one unlimited plan with simple pricing that also takes into account users who will not be using a lot of data. Customers can start taking advantage of this incentive starting tomorrow. The show runs through Sunday. One Grand Prize victor will receive a four-night, five-day trip for two to Las Vegas with first-class airfare, deluxe accommodations, a private driver, tic... [Full Article...]

Uncertainty Clouds Fed's Economic Outlook

Uncertainty Clouds Fed's Economic Outlook The Fed's preferred measure of inflation, the core personal consumption expenditure index, is now around 1.7 per cent. Data from the last half of the year showed signs of improvement and stability as the labor market continued to firm, inflation climbed closer to its 2% target, and consumers became much more willing to spend in the last few months of the year. [Full Article...]

BMW, Intel, Mobileye prepare to launch autonomous fleet

BMW, Intel, Mobileye prepare to launch autonomous fleet Intel says it's uniquely positioned to produce secure, flexible and scalable technology for use in the self-driving auto market from the vehicle to the data center. The combination Intel GO and Mobileye forms the computing platform that will go in each autonomous vehicle. Intel , meanwhile, provides the processors and integrated circuits, primarily using their Intel Go supercomputer, that ... [Full Article...]

Euro Exchange Rates Catch a Bid on Strong Inflation Reading

Euro Exchange Rates Catch a Bid on Strong Inflation Reading A barrel of Brent crude oil - the North Sea benchmark - now costs over $55 per barrel, up from November lows of $44 per barrel. Analysts had been expecting consumer prices to be up 1%. The rate is the highest since September 2013, when inflation was also 1.1%. Inflation is likely to continue rising in the coming months, but that does not mean that the European Central Bank is getting behind the ... [Full Article...]

Charleston Church Shooter Tells Jury He's Psychologically Fine

Charleston Church Shooter Tells Jury He's Psychologically Fine The same jury that last month found Roof guilty of all 33 federal counts of hate crimes resulting in death, obstruction of religion and firearms charges will now hear a case about whether he should be put to death or sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. [Full Article...]

Is Trump Good For Jobs? Ford Cancels Mexico Plant, Invests In Michigan

Is Trump Good For Jobs? Ford Cancels Mexico Plant, Invests In Michigan Fields noted he informed Trump as well as Vice President-elect Mike Pence of the decision. "Our announcements today are really a vote of confidence in the economy", Fields told CNN on Tuesday . Tuesday morning, Trump took aim at the Chevy Cruze, which he said is manufactured south of the border, though Chevy disupted that. GM responded that almost all the Chevy Cruze vehicles sold in th... [Full Article...]

LG's new 4K TVs boast 'nano cell' technology

LG's new 4K TVs boast 'nano cell' technology LG Nano Cell dramatically reduces instances of color fading, image instability and other color degradation issues. In addition, the displays will include a Technicolor Expert Mode to deliver the most accurate colors possible. Meanwhile, an HDR Effect feature punches up the quality of standard pictures, as Engadget reported. Magic Link provides users with instant recommendations for finding the... [Full Article...]

IPhone 8 to have a bigger screen, curved AMOLED displays from Samsung

IPhone 8 to have a bigger screen, curved AMOLED displays from Samsung The 5.8-inch iPhone 8 model may come at the forefront of these rumored releases with the much-anticipated OLED display. Now it looks like the company is taking it a step further and rolling out its to date. Interestingly, Apple had already reduced the initial production orders of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus by 20 percent to avoid a similar situation to that of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. [Full Article...]

SpaceX reveals cause of September explosion

SpaceX reveals cause of September explosion SpaceX finally nailed down the cause of a September 1 explosion that rocked the Cape Canaveral launch site. The next NEXT satellite launch could occur on January 7, as SpaceX has fueled and nestled ten Iridium voice and data relay satellites within a Falcon 9 rocket's fairing. [Full Article...]


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