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Author: 0 Probe between Saturn's rings uncovers gas giant's secrets

The unprecedented gap-run was the first of 22 weekly dives Cassini will undertake between April and September, traveling at a top speed of more than 76,800 miles per hour (120,000 kph). The reason Cassini is being dumped into Saturn's atmosphere to be incinerated is actually pretty exciting: it's because NASA doesn't want to risk the unpowered spacecraft crashing on the surface of icy moons like Enceladus, which has a subsurface ocean that is a great candidate for harboring life.

Author: 0 French presidential hopeful Le Pen names nationalist as prime minister

France's far right National Front party founder and Member of the European Parliament Jean-Marie Le Pen arrives to take part in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, May 11, 2016. Pollsters consider Macron the favorite for the runoff, but say a low turnout rate could diminish his chances. His strong showing in the first-round of the election on Sunday, garnering almost 20 percent of the vote should give his leftist movement a firm foundation for future votes.

Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime with Android Nougat launched in United States for $150

In hindsight, the specifications of Galaxy J3 Prime totally fits into the specsheet of Galaxy Amp Prime 2 launched via Cricket Wireless about a week ago which was also priced at $150. The Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime is one of the cheaper smartphones from Samsung to run Android Nougat. On the connectivity front, the Galaxy J3 Prime supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, USB, LTE, UMTS/HSPA+ and has Global Positioning System support as well along with Bluetooth 4.0.

Science Punchestown Festival: Wicklow Brave earns surprise Champion Hurdle triumph
Author: 0 Punchestown Festival: Wicklow Brave earns surprise Champion Hurdle triumph

Ruby Walsh threw everything into his finish on Nichols Canyon after the last but the horse named after the boxer Frank Bruno's famous catchphrase faced up to the onslaught and refused to give an inch. Conor Brassil claiming 5lb is a big help . "It just wasn't his day but this win means so much and what a fantastic race it was". A Toi Phil finished fourth on Tuesday here in the Champion Novice Chase won by Disko , he ran on well towards the end and finished a respectable 11 lengths behind ...

Science Days in Space: Astronaut Peggy Whitson's Groundbreaking Record
Author: 0 Days in Space: Astronaut Peggy Whitson's Groundbreaking Record

The President was joined by his daughter and close adviser Ivanka Trump and American astronaut Kate Rubins during the congratulatory call. "That's an incredible record to break". Whitson told him that getting to Mars will require some global cooperation, as it is an expensive endeavor, although worthwhile. "On behalf of our nation and, frankly, on behalf of our world, I'd like to thank you", Trump continued.

Science 'Significant late season winter storm' to sock New Mexico
Author: 0 'Significant late season winter storm' to sock New Mexico

Already, snow, heavy in spots, is blanketing much of Wyoming , and rain has changed to wet snow in the Nebraska panhandle. North winds may help limit the impacts for Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Friday night... Decreasing clouds with a chance of evening showers. Saturday, highs will be mainly in the 50s with a mix of clouds and sun. Power outages may occur.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow.

Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime launched with Android 7.0 Nougat

In terms of specifications, the Galaxy J3 Prime has a 5-inch display with HD resolution (1280×720 pixels), and dimensions of the phone are 5.5 x 2.75 x 0.35 inches. While the device is already being sold through T-Mobile, the prepaid one costs $75 while on the installment basis, it would cost you $150 and that includes monthly T-mobile plans as well.

Author: 0 Trump agrees to renegotiate NAFTA with Mexico, Canada

During the presidential campaign he accused Mexico of sending rapists and criminals into the United States, and as president plans a U.S. -Mexico border wall. He's right. More importantly, he isn't the only one to hear canaries when he looks at the longer-term American ag picture. Republican lawmakers, who have typically supported free trade, weighed in, too.

Science NASA's Cassini flies inside Saturn's rings and sends back images
Author: 0 NASA's Cassini flies inside Saturn's rings and sends back images

During its dive through the planet ring gap, Cassini came within about 1,900 miles of Saturn's top cloud layer and within about 200 miles of the ring system's innermost edge. In October 1997, NASA had launched Cassini probe to study Saturn and its moons. Hence, NASA has chose to kill Cassini , which will meet its death after plunging into the atmosphere of Saturn.

Author: 0 US President Donald Trump Calls International Space Station To Congratulate Astronaut's Achievement

WHITSON: "Well, I think as your bill directed, it'll be approximately in the 2030s". But the president, undeterred, said later in the call that such a mission could take place "a lot sooner than we're even thinking". NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson has set yet another record. The latter praised Whitson, a biochemist, and Rubins, a biologist who studies cancer, as examples of accomplished women in science and math.

Author: 0 Users complain of ANOTHER major problem the Galaxy S8

Some users said they removed SD card to check if the problem is with the card, but Samsung Galaxy S8 kept restarting even without the SD card. One user said that the phone may be getting "stuck in some low power state and it's not coming back", adding that it may have something to do with the Always On Display feature.

Author: 0 Zelda fan builds playable Breath of the Wild 2D game

Unsurprisingly, a fan has recreated a playable prototype of the game called Breath of the NES. As part of its financial results today, Nintendo revealed that they have sold 2.74 million units of Nintendo Switch worldwide since launch, 2.76 million copies of Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch alone.

Author: 0 First American Financial posts 1Q profit

Volume is the amount of shares that trade hands - in simple terms. Lendlease Group (ADR) (OTCMKTS:LLESY) has risen 21.05% since September 20, 2016 and is uptrending. State Common Retirement Fund has 225,619 shares. Edgemoor Investment Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Capital One Financial Corporation by 1.9% in the second quarter.

Author: 0 Berkeley hails peaceful debate over Ann Coulter

Coulter said she could not make it then and accused the school of trying to limit her audience by choosing a date that fell in a study week ahead of final exams. Another group called the Orange County Alt Right Group planned a rally in the same place. By 1 p.m., university officials announced that two arrests had been made by campus police: One person was arrested for allegedly carrying a knife on campus.

Author: 0 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 review - complacent, tedious, cynical

So here we are, back again , to join Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and the gang as they tackle huge alien forces and grow ever-closer as a makeshift family. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in some ways more contained than the first movie (which often felt like something of a road trip through outer space).

Science You hear that, Apple and Samsung? That's Huawei coming for you
Author: 0 You hear that, Apple and Samsung? That's Huawei coming for you

Samsung's more affordable A Series and J Series continued to perform well in both developed and emerging markets. By comparison, Apple shipped an estimated 51.6 million iPhones in the quarter for 14.9 percent market share. Every quarter, Samsung owns about a fifth of the market, and that remained true for the start of 2017. Supporting this, Scarsella pointed out an ongoing shift in many OEMs' smartphone portfolios towards affordable devices with higher end styling as opposed to genuine ...

Science Astronaut Peggy Whitson sets American record for cumulative time spent in space
Author: 0 Astronaut Peggy Whitson sets American record for cumulative time spent in space

Kate Rubins. Astronaut and Iowa native Peggy Whitson has set a USA record for space travel. Grimacing, he replied: "That's good, I'm glad to hear that". "I want all the young people out there to recognize that the real steps [to getting to Mars] are going to be taken in a few years", she said. In response to a question about what the astronauts are learning in space, Whitson noted the scarcity of water and described an experiment in which urine is converted to drinking water.

Author: 0 Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets New NASA Record dor Most Days in Space

Also on the video phone call from the Oval Office were astronaut Kate Rubins and Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump. US President Donald Trump called NASA female astronaut Peggy Whitson from International Space Station to congratulate her for the success.

Author: 0 Galaxy S8 users experience issues with charging and Wi-Fi

It offered to reward shareholders by paying its first quarterly dividend and cancelling tens of billions of dollars in treasury shares amid a surge in profits, but turned down Mr Singer's push for a holding company, saying it would not help competitiveness and there could be regulatory hurdles.

Author: 0 Samsung profits surge as company resists restructuring calls

The device also appears to have nearly unnoticeable bezels on the side and an Infinity Display with Samsung logo at the bottom. Pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 were better than the market had expected, and as long as it stays free of major faults, it's likely to cement Samsung's place as a major challenger to Apple in the smartphone market.

Author: 0 At UN, Tillerson makes case for tougher stance on N. Korea

Wang made the comments in a meeting at the United Nations with a Russian diplomat on Thursday, the ministry said in a statement. Nuclear weapons experts estimate that if North Korea is already producing highly-enriched uranium, it could be creating multiple uranium based warheads annually, and that would be a big problem for the U.S.

Science A report card on Donald Trump's first 100 days
Author: 0 A report card on Donald Trump's first 100 days

If President Trump continues to sign executive orders at the same rate of 30 per 100 days, he will have signed nearly 110 orders by the first anniversary of his inauguration. Today, just over a third view him as honest and trustworthy, think he cares about them even somewhat, and view him as having the right temperament for the presidency.

Author: 0 Australia rejects idea of deploying missile shield in South Korea

Donald Trump meanwhile told Reuters that there is "chance" of a major conflict in the region. In recent weeks, President Trump has urged China to be more firm with North Korea over dismantling its weapons programme. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will use his first visit to the UN Security Council to try to show North Korea that the world is united against its ambition of developing nuclear weapons and the missiles capable of delivering them.

Author: 0 Samsung reports biggest quarterly net profit since 2013

Net profit for the January-March period amounted to KRW 7.68 trillion ($6.7 billion or roughly Rs. 43,545 crores), up 46 percent from a year ago, Samsung Electronics said in a statement . The company also announced its second share buyback. The South Korean company also said it had decided not to adopt a holding company structure, rejecting demands from US activist hedge fund Elliott Management.

Science Baby whales 'whisper' to mothers to avoid predators
Author: 0 Baby whales 'whisper' to mothers to avoid predators

To capture weak sounds newborns, they used special tags developed by the University of St Andrews. However, the sounds of baby whales are very different from those " songs " sung by adult male humpback whales. A humpback whale is seen breaching outside of Sydney Heads at the beginning of whale watching season during a Manly Whale Watching tour. Humpbacks famously spend their summer in the Antarctic or Arctic, where food sources are plentiful, before migrating to the tropics to breed in ...

Science Facebook launches Messenger Lite in 132 more countries
Author: 0 Facebook launches Messenger Lite in 132 more countries

These features have been available on the normal Facebook app for some time, but took a while to be optimized and compressed to a level that's acceptable for Facebook Lite, given that its objective is to use a minimal amount of bandwidth and processing power.

Science First photos of Apple's self-driving test vehicle surface online
Author: 0 First photos of Apple's self-driving test vehicle surface online

Apple isn't the only company cleared to test self-driving cars in California. Sources at Bloomberg News spotted the Lexus on Silicon Valley roads wearing an array of radar sensors and cameras and Velodyne's most sophisticated, 64-channel, 360-degree 3D LiDAR sensor mounted atop the roof rack - an off-the-shelf loadout of parts that's not too different from what we've seen from other companies making steps into the autonomous auto space.

Author: 0 LG Electronics reports best quarterly profit in almost eight years

Samsung is the world's leading supplier of memory chips. Looking forward to the second quarter, the organization hopes to accomplish progress on the back of powerful memory chip execution together with enhanced profit from the smartphone revenue taking after the worldwide rollout of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung said in an announcement.

Science Microsoft quarterly profits rev up as Nadella pivots to cloud computing
Author: 0 Microsoft quarterly profits rev up as Nadella pivots to cloud computing

At the Productivity and Business Processes division, which includes LinkedIn, sales rose 22 percent to Dollars 7.96 billion, while operating profit fell 7 percent to USD 2.78 billion. Excluding one-time items, Microsoft earned 73 cents per share. To the surprise of no-one, it was another awful quarter for Microsoft's phone hardware business, with revenue falling by $730 million.

Author: 0 Astronaut Peggy Whitson Holds Record for Most Days in Space

Trump congratulated Whitson and repeatedly praised her work. "It's actually a huge honor to break a record like this", Whitson told the president. Aboard the space station, Whitson stood with Colonel Jack Fischer, an astronaut who arrived there last week.

Science PM Modi, Swaraj meet Cyprus President to discuss bilateral cooperation
Author: 0 PM Modi, Swaraj meet Cyprus President to discuss bilateral cooperation

Following the tax treaty last November, the capital gains tax will be applicable on sale of shares on investments made after April 1, 2017 bringing Cyprus at par with mauritius in terms of tax treatment. He invited Indian companies to invest in Cyprus saying India and Cyprus were like-minded countries. The President referred to the perspectives of the Cypriot economy and the comparative advantages.

Science Google and Huawei announce new Raspberry Pi-like Android dev board
Author: 0 Google and Huawei announce new Raspberry Pi-like Android dev board

This makes for a development board that's on par with most modern smartphones, when it comes to performance. Huawei's HiKey 960 computer board is priced at US$239 but has some of the latest CPU and GPU technologies. The bummer, though, is that the device will only have HDMI 1.2a slot, meaning output will be limited to 1080p. Other features include dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1.

Author: 0 Samsung shares hit record highs following earnings rise

For the full year, the company expects overall earnings to grow from last year, mainly led by the components businesses based on favorable supply-demand conditions for memory and greater shipments of OLED panels. Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong in February was indicted for paying a bribe to former South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Unlike the battery issue that plagued the Note 7 , the problem facing the Galaxy S8 is related to software .

Author: 0 Researchers solve the century-old mystery of Blood Falls

We may finally have an explanation for a red waterfall in Antarctica that has puzzled visitors and researchers since its discovery in 1911. It was originally thought to be caused by red algae, but it wasn't until 2003 that it was decided the red colour came from oxidised iron and water was most likely draining from a five-million-year-old saltwater lake.

Science How the 'Facebook Killer' sighting at McDonald's played out
Author: 0 How the 'Facebook Killer' sighting at McDonald's played out

Pennsylvania State Police said officers on Wednesday morning (AEST) that Stephens' white Ford Fusion was spotted in a McDonalds parking lot near Erie, Pennsylvania and called authorities. Cleveland's police chief said Tuesday they've received more than 400 tips from as far away as Texas, but so far they've been unable to narrow down the manhunt.

Author: 0 Donald Trump calls to congratulate record-setting astronaut

When discussing how the ISS crew reuses their urine to make potable water, Trump replied , "Better you than me". "Trump signed a bill in late March to authorise funding for NASA , and to create a plan for putting people on Mars by the 2030s".

Science Acer trying to woo gamers with new laptops and 4K monitor
Author: 0 Acer trying to woo gamers with new laptops and 4K monitor

It connects wirelessly through fast 2x2 802.11ac technology, and also includes a Gigabit Ethernet port for those preferring a hard-wired connection. The Predator Helios 300 gaming notebooks with a 15.6-inch display will be available in North America in July starting at $1,299; in EMEA in August starting at €1,199; and in China in June starting at ¥9,999.

Science Baahubali's Sahoo: Surprise awaits for Prabhas fans at theatres
Author: 0 Baahubali's Sahoo: Surprise awaits for Prabhas fans at theatres

If the new film has been successfully leaked, then that would really hurt the box-office collection of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. The movie is the sequel to the 2015 blockbuster hit, "Baahubali: The Beginning". The poster shows an anger Prabhas as Mahendra Baahubali aka Shivudu with eyes raging with fury. Now this mystery will be solved by S.S.Rajamouli. Their representatives are selling Baahubali 2 tickets outside the premises of theaters for higher rates.

Science Ann Coulter Vows to Move Forward with Speech Despite UC Berkeley Cancellation
Author: 0 Ann Coulter Vows to Move Forward with Speech Despite UC Berkeley Cancellation

Coulter's planned appearance at the University of California, Berkeley on April 27 has been canceled because of security concerns. The Berkeley College Republicans were sent a letter on Tuesday by University officials saying that as protesters were expected at the event, officials and campus police had determined they were unable to ensure the safety of Coulter or audience members.

Science Atlus softens Persona 5 streaming restrictions
Author: 0 Atlus softens Persona 5 streaming restrictions

Persona 5 is now available on PS4 and PS3. The apology came as streamers criticized and defied the policy, which limited uploaded video content of Persona 5 to only reach until July 7 in the RPG's in-game calendar. "To our surprise, we then saw numerous reactive news articles go up...and received many emails asking us to change our Persona 5 streaming/video policy...we [have] heard your issues with the guidelines and have chose to revise them".

Author: 0 McDonald's Happy Meals "Power Up" with Toys Based on Mario and Friends

The Nintendo Switch is all about versatility, and no game could deliver such versatility to the console but the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe . Mario Kart 8 on Wii U is a game considered by many to be one of the best installments in. This map is based on an original Super Mario Kart course from way back in 1992. Last generation, Mario Kart 8 actually dropped one frame every second - making the output effectively 59fps.

Science Macron campaign for French presidency off to slower start than Le Pen
Author: 0 Macron campaign for French presidency off to slower start than Le Pen

She also pledged tough security measures at her rally in Nice, the French city where 86 people were killed in an Islamic extremist truck attack a year ago. Watched by riot police, French high school students have protested in Paris against both presidential candidates - far-right Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron.

Author: 0 Samsung sees stronger earnings from chips, phones after first-quarter profit jump

First-quarter operating profit from Samsung's chip division jumped to Won6.31tn from Won2.63tn in the same period a year earlier, while the mobile unit had operating profit of Won2.07tn. But the company has come under pressure on other fronts. Samsung said on Thursday that early sales of the new smartphone, featuring a new design and upgraded features, have been positive.

Author: 0 McDonald's Happy Meals 'power up' with toys based on Mario and Friends

It's a match made in heaven. This week brings with it the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe , and to celebrate, Nintendo has announced Mario Kart-themed content is coming to Super Mario Run on Friday. Nintendo's quietness about the Switch's online services may come back to bite them later on. Watch the stream below and chat with us. The Nintendo Switch game promotion will last through June 20, 2017.

Science California universal health measure advances
Author: 0 California universal health measure advances

Ricardo Lara of Bell Gardens, who wrote the bill along with Democratic state Sen. "Sen. [Toni] Atkins and I are not just going to do this on a whim", Lara said, referring to his coauthor, a Democrat from San Diego. Teresa Stark, director of state government relations for Kaiser Permanente, said Kaiser has been providing "high quality health care" to millions over the decades.

Author: 0 Samsung foresees bigger profit in 2017 as memory chips soar

Five of its top executives, including Lee Jae-yong, the de-facto leader and the only son of its chairman, were indicted on corruption charges in a political scandal that brought on months of public protests and resulted in the ouster of the South Korean president.