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by | June 08, 2018 | 16:28

The Sample Analysis at Mars ( SAM ) arm of the rover found seasonal fluctuations of methane gas in the planet's atmosphere as well as organic material from shallow-soil sample analyses from Gale crater, which was a lake some 3 billion years ago.

by | June 07, 2018 | 13:21

Plastic pollution is affecting even remote areas of the planet, including the Artic. Prior to the announcement, millions of Indian policymakers, celebrities, business leaders, innovators, environmentalists and activists gathered for weeks of activities aimed at taking action against plastic pollution .

by | June 07, 2018 | 09:06

Without having to reserve propellants for a landing attempt, along with use of an upgraded block 5 second stage, the Falcon 9 was expected to boost the 11,800-pound SES-12 satellite into a "super-synchronous" transfer orbit, an ellipse with a high point of around 36,000 miles and a predicted low point of 182 miles.

by | May 31, 2018 | 22:16

There will be some flexibility for farmers in the timing of culling to offset production losses. "We all agree that while there remains a chance to get rid of this disease, we should take it", he said. It was a courageous decision and the whole of New Zealand will be hoping it pays off. Federated Farmers, an advocacy organisation, said there were some farmers who opposed the cull but authorities needed to try to address the bacteria before it was too late.

by | May 29, 2018 | 16:31

In this Sept. 8, 1969 file photo, Apollo 12 moon mission crewmen pose in front of their Saturn 5 space vehicle as the rocket was rolled out of the VAB at Cape Kennedy Sept. Bean was a Navy test pilot before being selected to become an astronaut in 1963. "He was a one-of-a-kind combination of technical achievement as an astronaut and artistic achievement as a painter", said Massimino, who flew on two space shuttle missions.

by | May 29, 2018 | 16:16

Horgan said he didn't anticipate any high tension at the conference, even when Notley was still planning to be there, and that he expected the main focus of the meeting to be the development of a national pharmacare program. The B.C. government is challenging the constitutionality of an Alberta bill that, if passed, could allow that province to restrict the export of refined oil into this province.

by | May 28, 2018 | 17:10

The latest update from the National Hurricane Center puts Subtropical Storm Alberto about 185 miles (315 kilometers) west of Tampa , Florida and about 100 miles (160 kilometers) south-southwest of Apalachicola, Florida, moving to the north-northwest at 10 mph (17 kph).

by | May 26, 2018 | 15:44

Alberto is early; hurricane season doesn't start officially until June 1. Highs Sunday are expected to range from the low to mid 70s across the north to the low to mid 80s here in the Lehigh Valley and across southeastern Pa., southern New Jersey and the Delmarva peninsula.

by | May 17, 2018 | 06:55

Supreme Court, which took up the Apple-Samsung patent fight in 2016 after a series of appeals, ruled on a narrow aspect of the case by finding juries and judges can look at discrete articles of manufacture , or components of a product, when assessing damages.

by | May 15, 2018 | 22:42

Asteroids larger than 0.6 miles in length would be likely contenders, according to NASA . Don't worry though that it is still very far away from us and scientist don't think there is any danger of it reaching Earth. For those interested in seeing the asteroid zoom past, Earth Sky says it will "get as bright as magnitude +11", making it visible enough for amateur stargazers to catch it through their telescopes or powerful binoculars.

by | May 15, 2018 | 22:40

Uber said on Tuesday sexual harassment or assault victims will have the option to settle claims with the ride-hailing service without a confidentiality provision that prevents them from speaking about the incidents. The changes governing sexual misconduct come a month after Uber announced it will do criminal background checks on its US drivers annually and add a 911 button for summoning help in emergencies.

by | May 15, 2018 | 22:37

In news that should be taken with a grain of salt, computer technology company Oracle has made claims to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's ( ACCC ) Digital Platforms Inquiry that Google is tracking Android phones and then using customers own data allowances to report it back to their servers.

by | May 12, 2018 | 21:30

Tipping the scales at a little under four pounds (1.8 kilograms), the Mars Helicopter is quite small - its fuselage is no bigger than a softball, NASA pointed out. Dubbed the Mars Helicopter , or "marscopter", the small aircraft will accompany the Mars 2020 rover in its exploration of the Martian landscape and be the first heavier-than-air vehicle made on Earth to fly on another planet.

by | May 10, 2018 | 14:33

Both state and local governments and drone industry players have applied for the opportunity to have a voice in drone integration: of the hundreds of applications the FAA has selected 10 partners to kick off the program. The Cupertino giant said that it has plans to use this testing programme as an opportunity to better Apple Maps after several failures in the past.

by | May 10, 2018 | 14:32

Now instead of having to say "Hey Google" or "OK Google" every time to give a command, users only have to do this one time and then have a conversation with the Assistant. When a kid asks the Google Home or Assistant something, using words like please and thank you will be understood, appreciated, and rewarded. This summer you'll be able to enable " pretty please " on any Google Home or third-party smart speaker.

by | May 09, 2018 | 01:18

The For You tab is created to surface information about new places that open up, or a "surprise pop-up from your favourite chef" and more using information from local experts, Google's algorithms, and trusted publishers. This way it would be harder to misinterpret the directions the app is giving users because every turn they make will be guided by AR navigation signs and symbols.

by | May 09, 2018 | 01:02

The demo showed how Smart Compose can help with cutting down the time it takes to write an email. If you like what it suggests, all you have to do is hit the tab button to autofill the rest of that sentence and start your next one. Since it's context-aware, if it's Friday you'll get " Have a great weekend! " as a suggested closing phrase. From there, you should see Smart Compose auto-populate your messages in the not-too-distant future.

by | May 08, 2018 | 02:17

That new data includes menstrual tracking, which was apparently one of the most requested features by Fitbit users. Previously, users were unable to respond to text messages, or messages from services such was WhatsApp and Facebook. The Versa even offers fitness guidance via Fitbit Coach and allows for swim tracking, boasting a water-resistance up to 50 meters. In addition to logging your cycle in the app, the Versa and Ionic will also display cycle information and alerts on the ...

by | May 07, 2018 | 15:01

The social network is rolling out an in-app payments feature for some users, which will allow users to add their credit card information and pay for services without leaving Instagram . Without making any big announcement, the photo-sharing platform added an in-app payments feature for a few accounts. The feature is not yet now available on Android, and we can expect it to roll-out soon.

by | May 06, 2018 | 03:17

Sometimes plans fall through, but AAA wants people to know that if they find themselves stranded and too intoxicated to drive on Cinco de Mayo , there is a fallback option. "At some college campuses, including our own", it continued, "students create "theme" parties or dress in costumes that are insensitive and offensive to the Mexican-American and more broadly the Latinx culture".