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Kepler space telescope: The planet-hunting spacecraft retires

Kepler space telescope: The planet-hunting spacecraft retires Launched in 2009, Kepler literally transformed our view of what lay out there in space, confirming suspicions that space is jam-packed with planets very similar to Earth . "We know the spacecraft's retirement isn't the end of Kepler's discoveries", said Jessie Dotson, Kepler's project scientist at NASA's Ames Research Centre in California's Silicon Valley. [Full Article...]

Parker Solar Probe breaks speed record, becomes closest spacecraft to sun

Parker Solar Probe breaks speed record, becomes closest spacecraft to sun Parker Solar Probe close to the Sun less than 42,73 million kilometers. At 1:04 p.m. EDT Monday, the spacecraft passed the current record of 26.55 million miles from the Sun's surface as calculated by the Parker Solar Probe team. Over time its orbit around the Sun will become shorter, but also more elliptical, meaning that the probe will be travelling progressively faster at perihelion (the c... [Full Article...]

NASA tests showed the parachute for Mars

NASA tests showed the parachute for Mars It was the fastest inflation in history of a parachute this size and created a peak load of nearly 70,000 pounds of force. 'Mars 2020 will be carrying the heaviest payload yet to the surface of Mars , and like all our prior Mars missions, we only have one parachute and it has to work, ' said John McNamee, project manager of Mars 2020 at JPL. [Full Article...]

'Tropical Trump' Bolsonaro: Brazil's new president

'Tropical Trump' Bolsonaro: Brazil's new president Bolsonaro, 63, will take office on January 1. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro on Monday night, congratulated him on his election victory and said it would surely lead to a strengthening of ties between Israel and Brazil. [Full Article...]

Hubble Space Telescope Returns to Action After Gyroscope Glitch

Hubble Space Telescope Returns to Action After Gyroscope Glitch But Chandra bounced back last Sunday (Oct. 21), after its handlers established a new gyroscope configuration. Such devices are needed to keep the telescope in the right direction during observations. More steps were taken that same day. The Chandra X-Ray Observatory, which also went to safe mode a few days after Hubble, has also returned to normal operations. [Full Article...]

La folie de Red Dead Redemption 2 — Jeux vidéo

La folie de Red Dead Redemption 2 — Jeux vidéo On espère tout de même que l'application n'aura pas demandé des semaines à 100 heures de travail de la part des développeurs . La synchronisation avec le jeu se fait assez simplement en se connectant à son compte Rockstar Social Club. Préparez-vous pour la sortie de la bêta de Red Dead Online en novembre prochain. En complément, l'application intègre également une version numérique du guide o... [Full Article...]

Powerful hurricane caused an entire island in Hawaii to disappear

Powerful hurricane caused an entire island in Hawaii to disappear Most of the turtles had already left the island by the time the storm hit. They were trying to determine the age of the island and determine its future, particularly in regard to climate change . NOAA's Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center estimates only one monk seal mother and pup remained on the island when Hurricane Walaka struck. Fletcher said that they wanted to monitor the island a... [Full Article...]

NASA's photos of a perfectly rectangular iceberg in Antarctica are oddly satisfying

NASA's photos of a perfectly rectangular iceberg in Antarctica are oddly satisfying A68, which is about the size of the state of DE, calved off the Larsen C ice shelf in July of 2017. "We get two types of icebergs: We get the type that everyone can envision in their head that sank the Titanic, and they look like prisms or triangles at the surface and you know they have a insane subsurface", Brunt told Live Science . [Full Article...]

Vie privée : Google facilite la gestion des données personnelles

Voilà un effort qui devrait être bien accueilli. Cette amélioration de la gestion des données conservées par Google est disponible dès aujourd'hui pour le moteur de recherche, sur ordinateur ainsi que sur mobile (Android et iOS). Des liens vers le compte Google associé, le centre de sécurité et les règles de confidentialité (CGU) sont également présents. Le géant de la recherche intègre... [Full Article...]

Obsolescence programmée: Apple et Samsung condamnés par l’Italie

Obsolescence programmée: Apple et Samsung condamnés par l’Italie Mais Apple et Samsung ne sont pas les seuls fabricants d'électronique sur la sellette. Hop avait privilégié cette voie à d'éventuelles actions civiles ou administratives en raison de "l'effet symbolique et dissuasif" des sanctions pénales, ainsi que des moyens d'enquête utilisables par le parquet, a récemment expliqué l'association à La Tribune. [Full Article...]

Pence leaves open possible use of nuclear arms in space

Pence leaves open possible use of nuclear arms in space Pence further said that the question of nuclear weapons is " the president's determination ", and that while it's in the interest of every nation to keep nukes out of space for now, at some point this may prove to be an way to show more "strength". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Willa Slams Into Mexico's Pacific Coast As Strong Category 3 Storm

Hurricane Willa Slams Into Mexico's Pacific Coast As Strong Category 3 Storm A general view shows the Malecon as Hurricane Willa approaches the Pacific beach resort of Mazatlan, Mexico Oct. 23, 2018. MAZATLAN, Mexico-The center of Hurricane Willa moved over Mexico's Pacific coastline on the evening of October 23 with winds of more than 100 miles per hour (160 km per hour), buffeting buildings and dumping rain on tourist resorts where thousands of people had moved to ... [Full Article...]

WhatsApp bans more than 100000 accounts in Brazil election

WhatsApp bans more than 100000 accounts in Brazil election While the company said it was able to thwart false information on its main social network, it's had more trouble controlling misbehavior on WhatsApp, which is encrypted and virtually impossible to monitor. Meanwhile, the head of Bolsonaro's PSL party, Gustavo Bebianno, said he did not know the businessmen suspected of making donations. A large part of that comes from Bolsonaro's choice to be his... [Full Article...]

New moon: China to launch lunar lighting in outer space

New moon: China to launch lunar lighting in outer space Other details, such as cost and exact launch date, were not released. The moon , which would actually just be a glowing satellite, will reflect sunlight back to Earth. Mr Chunfeng explained that the technology behind the Chinese satellite has been in the testing phase for years but is finally near completion. The hope is that in addition to providing lighting, the creation will also draw more... [Full Article...]

NOAA releases the 2018-2019 Winter Outlook

NOAA releases the 2018-2019 Winter Outlook The outlook says El Nino has a 70 to 75 percent chance of developing. Hubbard said the bay areas streak of record-breaking hot weather in October is not related to El Nino , but is instead caused by a combination of factors, such as dry high pressure in the area the past few weeks — which blocks rainfall — easterly winds and little sea breeze. [Full Article...]

'Self-Designed Evolution.' Stephen Hawking Feared the Rise of Genetically Modified Superhumans

'Self-Designed Evolution.' Stephen Hawking Feared the Rise of Genetically Modified Superhumans Hawking, who died aged in March, left a collection of works on " the big questions " to be included in a book which will be published on Tuesday. "Hearing his voice again brought tears to my eyes", Lucy said. The rapid increase of the global population with the consequent need for ever more energy and food, our unstoppable encroachment into natural habitats, the huge amounts of air pollution due... [Full Article...]

Trump gets bird's-eye view of devastated Florida communities

Trump gets bird's-eye view of devastated Florida communities In hard-hit Panama City, pastor John Blount held Sunday services at St. Andrew United Methodist Church outdoors, in front of a wall demolished by the storm. Sitting in a red pickup just steps away from her damaged home, Gayle Sweet recalled the last moments she shared with her husband. "We haven't been able to reach those people in a number of days". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael leaves behind trail of devastation, toll reaches 17

Hurricane Michael leaves behind trail of devastation, toll reaches 17 The main Florida utility that serves most of the Panhandle is warning that some people may be without power for weeks due to Hurricane Michael. More than 1,700 search and rescue workers were deployed, including seven swift-water rescue teams and almost 300 ambulances, Florida Governor Rick Scott's office said. [Full Article...]

C'est officiel ! Les pseudos des joueurs PlayStation vont pouvoir être modifiés

C'est officiel ! Les pseudos des joueurs PlayStation vont pouvoir être modifiés Les limites des infrastructures du PSN demeurent cependant sur un point: si le changement de nom sera compatible avec tous les jeux PS4 publiés après avril 2018 , il ne le sera qu'avec "une grande majorité" des jeux PS4 les plus joués parus avant cette date, indique le PlayStation Blog . [Full Article...]

Black Friday iPhone XS, Samsung Galaxy A9... Quelles promos pour les smartphones ?

Black Friday iPhone XS, Samsung Galaxy A9... Quelles promos pour les smartphones ? Loin de proposer des flagship killer, histoire de ne pas faire de l'ombre aux séries Galaxy S et Galaxy Note, le constructeur sud-coréen préfère miser sur la photographie. Le dernier capteur ne sera là que pour ajouter des informations sur la profondeur de champ, pour le mode portrait. Un capteur de 8 MPx (f/ 2,4) est également de la partie. [Full Article...]


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