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President Trump Plans to End ISS Funding by 2025

President Trump Plans to End ISS Funding by 2025 The two astronauts replaced LEE-B with a spare that has been stored outside the ISS since 2009. I think we may be living in 1969...or something. This will be the 206th spacewalk conducted by astronauts at the ISS. Another day, another Trump administration budget cut at the expense of American innovation. This left NASA without a way to send astronauts to space. [Full Article...]

Plastic Waste Associated with Disease in Corals

Plastic Waste Associated with Disease in Corals A manufactured material is snagged on coral affected by white syndrome coral disease. A 2017 study found that 83% of tap water samples taken around the world contained plastic pollutants. "Its like getting gangrene on your foot and there is nothing you can do to stop it from affecting your whole body", the researcher said. It's no secret that the world's coral reefs are in bad shape. [Full Article...]

Apple gives peek of iOS 11.3, comes with new Animojis

Earlier this week, Apple boss Tim Cook said his firm was working on something which "hasn't been done before". Unfortunately, there's still an iOS 11.0 feature that hasn't seen the light of day. Apple is also adding new features to show battery health and recommend if a battery needs to be serviced; these will be available on the iPhone 6 and later models. [Full Article...]

Rocket Lab space launch 'beginning of a new era'

Rocket Lab space launch 'beginning of a new era' But there has been a great demand for small rockets that can carry tiny satellites. This is just the second test flight for Rocket Lab's Electron rocket. The company tried to launch the first day of the window, but ultimately had to delay until Sunday in New Zealand, when the Electron finally took flight. [Full Article...]

Nintendo Dominated December With Big Switch and 3DS Sales According to NPD

Nintendo Dominated December With Big Switch and 3DS Sales According to NPD Nintendo said in the release since Switch launched 10 months ago, it has sold over 4.8 million units, making it "the fastest-selling home console in United States history". That's a 27 percent increase over the same period in 2016, pushing 3DS hardware sales past 21 million in the U.S., Nintendo said. It is setting new sales record for Nintendo which should prove to be good news for them after the... [Full Article...]

Bitcoin falls below $10000 as regulatory fears over cryptocurrency rise

Both announcements, which came amid ongoing attempts by the U.S. and Germany to clamp down on money laundering and related crimes, exacerbated volatility in the cryptocurrency markets, sending bitcoin prices tumbling, Reuters reported . [Full Article...]

Google Adds New Regions, Undersea Cables To Expand Cloud Computing

Google Adds New Regions, Undersea Cables To Expand Cloud Computing Facebook , Aqua Comms, and Bulk Infrastructure are also involved in the development of the cable, which will be built by TE Subcom and is due for completion in 2019. The other subsea cables include: Curie, a private cable connecting Chile to Los Angeles; and Havfrue, a consortium cable connecting the United States to Denmark and Ireland. [Full Article...]

New Mercedes G Class SUV makes global debut - Guess in who's presence?

New Mercedes G Class SUV makes global debut - Guess in who's presence? The 4-cylinder model will be perfectly preserved and shown off next to the new-generation 2019 model. We can't think of any other nameplate that has as much stamina as the outdated G-Class. But in low range you still have all the safety and assistance systems active, but with the thresholds pushed up. Inside, it's a world of difference. [Full Article...]

Dragon Ball FighterZ launch events gets extended - Open Beta now available

Dragon Ball FighterZ launch events gets extended - Open Beta now available The beta is only available on the Xbox One and Playstation 4 versions. Once you've got it downloaded, all you need to do is wait for the beta to actually begin. You'll likely want to start playing as soon as possible. You won't have to pay anything all you have to do is click on the checkout tab and then proceed to click on "Download to your PS4 ". [Full Article...]

Google Unites Payment Offerings As Google Pay

Google Unites Payment Offerings As Google Pay This marketing-driven disease spreads to other parts of the business, as engineers see a rebranding as a legitimate time to break backwards-compatibility, but they aren't given the lead-time or budget for a full rework, so the new product is similar enough to the old product that it's obviously just a rehash, but different enough so that nothing that worked with the old thing will easily work with... [Full Article...]

Jio slashes monthly tariffs by Rs 50, hikes data limit

Jio slashes monthly tariffs by Rs 50, hikes data limit Reliance Jio is beginning the New Year by slashing the prices of some of its packs and adding more 4G data to others. However, in most of the circles such as Bihar, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, etc., the company is still offering old plans. [Full Article...]

Nokia 7 May Launch in India by January End

Nokia 7 May Launch in India by January End The Nokia 6 still has a headphone jack, but the speakers have-on paper at least-been downgraded from two speakers to one. Other improvements include more RAM at 4GB rather than 3GB, and a new USB-C port that can bring the device up to 50 percent power in 30 minutes, rather than the outdated Micro USB technology from its predecessor. [Full Article...]

SpaceX set to launch secretive 'Zuma' spacecraft with classified USA government payload

SpaceX set to launch secretive 'Zuma' spacecraft with classified USA government payload The Zuma mission was first revealed to the public in October, when NASA reported that SpaceX has requested authorization for the mysterious "Mission 1390". The reusable rocket landed about seven minutes after liftoff, SpaceX said. This will be SpaceX's first launch of 2018. It's aiming for more this year. [Full Article...]

Sony might be announcing three new phones at CES 2018

Sony might be announcing three new phones at CES 2018 From the pictures, it has become painfully obvious that Sony is sticking with large bezels on top and bottom of the devices to house front camera, sensors, and the company logo. The Xperia XA2 will sport a newer 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display, while the Xperia XA2 Ultra is expected to borrow the 6-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display from its predecessor . [Full Article...]

First blue moon total eclipse in 150 years coming January 31

First blue moon total eclipse in 150 years coming January 31 EST. Skywatchers will be treated to not only a supermoon , but a blue moon and total lunar eclipse , all in one night. "The eclipse will take place during the middle of the night, and the Pacific Ocean will be turned toward the moon at the time", wrote skywatching columnist Joe Rao . [Full Article...]

SpaceX Zuma Launch On January 7, Falcon Heavy To Fly January End

SpaceX Zuma Launch On January 7, Falcon Heavy To Fly January End The launch on SpaceX's reusable Falcon 9 rocket on Friday had sparked concerns on the U.S. West Coast due to its glowing trail, according to media reports. Earlier in the week, SpaceX shared several up-close photos of the rocket. Musk also says that the Falcon Heavy will be "the most powerful rocket in the world by a factor of two". [Full Article...]

LG unveils 4K projector capable of outputting 150-inch projection

With the global 4K projector market expected to grow rapidly, LG is confident that its leadership in the LED projector segment can be repeated in the 4K projector segment as well. Whether that be on the floor or mounted from the ceiling. The projector also comes with carrying handle and Auto Cord feature and there is a Mirror Reflector that acts as lens cover to protect the device from dust. [Full Article...]

Troy homicides: Police say victims' bodies were undiscovered for 5 days

Troy homicides: Police say victims' bodies were undiscovered for 5 days James White, 38, and Justin Mann, 24, both of Schenectady , were each charged with one count of 1st-degree murder and four counts of second-degree murder. Myers also had a 15-year-old, Isaiah Smith , who was out of town on a retreat when the slayings unfolded in his Troy home. They have been remanded to Rensselaer County Jail without bail. [Full Article...]

Cullman Supermoon On New Years Night

Cullman Supermoon On New Years Night On January 31, a Blue Moon will rise in the sky. A total lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes completely through the Earth's shadow. It appears a bit brighter than a standard full moon, although weather conditions play a bigger role in its visibility. [Full Article...]

QB Johnson fights through injury in Kentucky's near comeback

QB Johnson fights through injury in Kentucky's near comeback Fitzgerald didn't see it that way, telling WGN Radio: "It might be the worst call I have ever seen in the history of college football". "Wow. What a great job by our young men". "We knew, even after the pick six, that it was going to come down to us [the defense] somehow some way", Queiro said. During the last three games of the season the Wildcat defense gave up over 1,000 yards on the ground. [Full Article...]


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