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NASA Mars Curiosity rover captures massive 1.8 billion pixel photo of Mars

NASA Mars Curiosity rover captures massive 1.8 billion pixel photo of Mars Nasa's first wheeled robot, which landed on the planet in 1997, was called the Microrover Flight Experiment until a 12-year-old student from CT suggested the name Sojourner, in honour of abolitionist and women's rights activist Sojourner Truth. [Full Article...]

SpaceX to Send NASA Payloads to 'Psyche' Asteroid Under $117M Contract

SpaceX to Send NASA Payloads to 'Psyche' Asteroid Under $117M Contract The scientific experiments that the spacecraft will perform are in the design and fabrication phase. A Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on February 6, 2018. It is the only known body in the solar system that is nearly entirely metallic. NASA believes that studying Psyche would provide detailed information about the formation of planets. [Full Article...]

State to Delay Enforcing Ban on Retail Plastic Bags

State to Delay Enforcing Ban on Retail Plastic Bags The state-wide ban on single-use plastic bags in NY, passed by lawmakers last April, is quickly approaching, and stores are beginning to transition from plastic to paper. You can buy them in packs of 4 or more and keep one in your auto, tote, and backpack. New York's ban on plastic bags officially began Sunday. "We've moved on to eco-friendly reusable bags and we're not looking back". [Full Article...]

Large exoplanet ‘could have the right conditions for life’

Large exoplanet ‘could have the right conditions for life’ They explored a wide range of models that could explain the atmospheric properties as well as the mass and radius of the planet. The team's findings were published Wednesday in The Astrophysical Journal Letters . State-of-the-art space telescopes could discover if its hydrogen-rich atmosphere contains gases from alien organisms - before the decade is out. This is likely to cause it to hav... [Full Article...]

Storm Jorge disruption continues after wettest UK February on record

Storm Jorge disruption continues after wettest UK February on record Rainfall data from the Met Office has shown that last month was the wettest February since records began. Flood-hit areas have experienced further disruption after Storm Jorge battered the United Kingdom with strong winds and heavy downpours. [Full Article...]

New Coronavirus Case In Northern California Is The First Of Unknown Origin

New Coronavirus Case In Northern California Is The First Of Unknown Origin In the notice, which was shared on Twitter this morning and spotted by 9to5Mac, Apple says that it has worked in close consultation with public health experts and is following official CDC guidance. "I continue to hope that in the end we'll look back and feel like we are overprepared, but that is a better place to be in than being underprepared". [Full Article...]

Runway refusal a blow to Jersey's Heathrow link hopes

Runway refusal a blow to Jersey's Heathrow link hopes Plans to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport are illegal , a court has ruled. Mr Shapps said the government would not appeal the judgement, and claimed the Tory Party takes seriously its commitments on the environment. But the judges dismissed other appeals against the UK Government, including on challenges relating to noise and air quality. The ANPS provided for the provision of a Thi... [Full Article...]

Coronavirus Outbreak: US, Russia and France to evacuate citizens from China

Coronavirus Outbreak: US, Russia and France to evacuate citizens from China At least 52 people have now died in total in Hubei, two in central Henan province, one in Heilongjiang in the northeast and one in Hebei in the north. It also has struck at possibly the worst time for China, when hundreds of millions of people are travelling across the country or overseas to celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday, China's most important festival. [Full Article...]

Earth has a new mini-moon - but it's only temporary

Earth has a new mini-moon - but it's only temporary The discovery was made by Kacper Wierzchos and Theodore Pruyne , researcher specialists for the Catalina Sky Survey . It is the second asteroid that is known to have entered Earth's orbit. The International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center ( MPC ) formally announced the discovery, adding the TCO to its electronic circular on 25 February 2020. [Full Article...]

Snow and ice weather warning issued for Kilkenny

Snow and ice weather warning issued for Kilkenny To ensure you have the most up to date weather information, check the forecast on www.metoffice.gov.uk or via the Met Office app. Chilly still on Thursday, with a spell of rain clearing into the afternoon. The warnings were issued yesterday as large areas of South Wales and the English Midlands continue to battle extensive flooding and massive clear-up operations have started where water level... [Full Article...]

Kenney says activists are robbing Indigenous communities of opportunity

Kenney says activists are robbing Indigenous communities of opportunity The decision now belongs to Trudeau - and it could be a political minefield. Premier John Horgan is now fully immersed in the very mess he created for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, whose own future is still very much in doubt. "So it would not just be the government". This agency aims to expand the province's profile in key capital markets around the world, similar to trade missions... [Full Article...]

Google rend vos groupes privés dans Wattsap sans confidentialité — Sachez juste

Google rend vos groupes privés dans Wattsap sans confidentialité — Sachez juste Seules les conversations groupées sont concernées par ce référencement. Par ricochet, les numéros de téléphone sont eux aussi disponibles. Si aucun nom n'est fourni pour réaliser la correspondance, on peut voir la photo de profil de chaque participant, et ainsi réaliser une recherche Google Images pour identifier chaque individu. [Full Article...]

Coronavirus : Sony et Facebook annulent leur présence à la GDC 2020

Coronavirus : Sony et Facebook annulent leur présence à la GDC 2020 C'est à se demander su l'E3 2020 se déroulera normalement... Il rajoute également: "Nous avons estimé que c'était la meilleure option car la situation liée au virus et aux restrictions de voyage dans le monde changent quotidiennement". [Full Article...]

Bethesda retire à son tour ses jeux de GeForce Now

Bethesda retire à son tour ses jeux de GeForce Now Aujourd'hui c'est au tour d'un autre éditeur de prendre ses affaires et de quitter quasi-intégralement le service. Wolfenstein Youngblood restera accessible pour tous les membres. [Full Article...]

Samsung ferme temporairement une usine en Corée du Sud — Coronavirus

Samsung ferme temporairement une usine en Corée du Sud — Coronavirus Samsung a donc été contraint de la fermer temporairement. Il a par ailleurs indiqué que: " l'entreprise a placé en auto-quarantaine les collègues qui étaient au contact de l'employé infecté et a pris des mesures pour leur faire passer des tests de dépistage d'une possible infection ". [Full Article...]

Lawrence Tesler, l'inventeur du "copier-coller", est mort

Lawrence Tesler, l'inventeur du Le fabricant américain d'imprimantes Xerox , pour qui travaillait alors l'informaticien , a annoncé la nouvelle ce jeudi 20 février 2020 sur son compte Twitter. Lawrence Tesler a travaillé pour Amazon , Appel, Yahoo avant de fonder son entreprise d'éducation. Sa popularité a grandi après qu'Apple a incorporé les commandes dans son logiciel sur l'ordinateur Lisa en 1983 et le Macintosh ... [Full Article...]

Microsoft confirme sa puissance et détaille ses technos — Xbox Series X

Microsoft confirme sa puissance et détaille ses technos — Xbox Series X En comparaison avec la précédente génération, la Xbox Series X présente un meilleur équilibre entre puissance et vitesse au cœur même de son design, offrant des avancées sur tous les fronts technologiques pour délivrer des expériences incroyables, vivantes et dynamiques, et pour limiter tous les éléments qui pourraient vous en distraire. [Full Article...]

Informatique : L' inventeur du copier-coller est mort

Informatique : L' inventeur du copier-coller est mort Le fabricant américain d'imprimantes Xerox , pour qui travaillait alors l'informaticien, a annoncé la nouvelle ce jeudi 20 février 2020 sur son compte Twitter. La capacité à " couper " et " coller " un morceau de texte sans passer par de nombreuses étapes compliquées aurait été inspirée par une technique antérieure à l'ère numérique, qui consistait à couper des portions de phrases imprimées et à ... [Full Article...]

Samsung envoie par erreur une notification à des millions d’utilisateurs

Samsung envoie par erreur une notification à des millions d’utilisateurs Sur Twitter, la paranoïa a prit le dessus et de nombreuses hypothèses évoquant le fait que Samsung surveille ses utilisateur par ce biais ont apparu. La notification est liée au service Find My Mobile, qui permet notamment de localiser un smartphone perdu, de verrouiller son écran, de supprimer toutes les données stockées sur l'appareil ou encore de bloquer l'accès au service de paiement mobile ... [Full Article...]

WOW!!! SpaceX Will Now Send 4 Rich Space Tourists Into The Orbit

WOW!!! SpaceX Will Now Send 4 Rich Space Tourists Into The Orbit They will instead fly up in the Crew Dragon craft blasted off via a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, enjoy some time in orbit, before returning to Earth. "This Dragon mission will be a special experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity, capable of reaching twice the altitude of any prior civilian astronaut mission or space station visitor". [Full Article...]


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