• There was a colorful photo of a meteor shower Perseids
There was a colorful photo of a meteor shower Perseids

NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office (MEO) has reported that this year, space enthusiasts are in for a treat because they will be able to see it better and more clearly, because of less moonlight. What is the meteor shower the Perseids? . However, the meteor showers will technically be visible all through the month. Tiny particles burn up in eart...

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  • Partial Solar Eclipse 2018
Partial Solar Eclipse 2018

Together, the Sun and the Moon will fly over the sky, and the eclipse will move north and east, reaching the North Pole, where the lunar disc will cover 65% of the Sun. Where can you see it? As its a partial solar eclipse in 2018, it won't bother the country India. This solar Eclipse will be the last in the hallway of eclipses - the period b...

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  • Trump team wants to roll back Obama-era mileage standards
Trump team wants to roll back Obama-era mileage standards

States that joined the lawsuit said the change would end up costing more money at the pump because vehicles won't go as far on a gallon of gas, and more misery for those suffering pollution-exacerbated maladies such as asthma. Yet for President Donald Trump, who's prioritized eliminating regulations, the auto rules represent a grand prize. "We have...

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  • Boeing Starliner Test Flights Slip
Boeing Starliner Test Flights Slip

NASA's Commercial Crew Program is working with the American aerospace industry as companies develop a new generation of spacecraft and launch systems to carry crews safely to and from low-Earth orbit - the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing CST-100 Starliner.

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  • 'Impossible' to make Mars like Earth with current technology - NASA study
'Impossible' to make Mars like Earth with current technology - NASA study

The Earth moves between the sun and Mars every other year. July is the " Summer of Mars ", so it's only fitting that the red planet will be wrapping up the month with its most spectacular show yet - a close encounter. Astronomer James Durbano from Big Sky Astronomical Society has given us some tips on how we can observe the Red Planet on this...

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  • Lake found on Mars by scientists
Lake found on Mars by scientists

The subsurface lake, Diez says , may be similar those found via radar-sounding on Earth beneath ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland. That data revealed what appears to be evidence of liquid water sitting trapped beneath the ice on the planet's pole.

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  • Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

The company plans to start selling tickets next year for passengers to take short flights just past the edge of space, where they would experience weightlessness and see the curvature of the Earth. But if all goes well, she said , "it's going to be a sweet ride". Both the booster and the capsule landed safely less than 12 minutes after liftoff, th...

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  • Democratic lawmaker regrets call for 'Purple Heart' for Strzok
Democratic lawmaker regrets call for 'Purple Heart' for Strzok

Strzok testified Thursday that his texts "have created confusion and caused pain for people I love" and "have provided ammunition for misguided attacks against the Federal Bureau of Investigation, an institution I love deeply and have served proudly for more than 20 years".

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  • Extreme heat to stick around GTA for most of the week
Extreme heat to stick around GTA for most of the week

The number of heat-related deaths in Montreal was pegged at six on Tuesday. The national forecaster says temperatures could reach the mid-30s with humidex values into the mid-40s, while some areas could see severe thunderstorms. Toronto is also providing transit tokens for people experiencing homelessness to get to cool places. "There are still...

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  • McConnell predicts Supreme Court nominee will be confirmed
McConnell predicts Supreme Court nominee will be confirmed

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday he hoped the confirmation process would be done "in time for the new justice to begin the fall term of the Supreme Court . I don't know who this gentlemen is-he doesn't appear to be a member of the media-but his tweet was so downtrodden and hopeless, it earned a spot. She has also been a reli...

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  • NASA Reveals Organic Molecules and Seasonal Methane Spikes Found on Mars
NASA Reveals Organic Molecules and Seasonal Methane Spikes Found on Mars

As promised, NASA has announced new milestone Mars discoveries, namely the presence of organic molecules and seasonal changes in atmospheric methane . NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover snaps a self-portrait at a site called Vera Rubin Ridge on the Martian surface in February 2018 in this image obtained on June 7, 2018.

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  • By 2022, India vows to stop single-use plastics
By 2022, India vows to stop single-use plastics

Presiding over a ministerial conference here to mark World Environment Day , which is being hosted by India this year with the theme to combat "plastic pollution ", the minister said the country now means business. Through the celebration of this day worldwide, the significance of preserving the environment is highlighted through various events...

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  • SpaceX launches communication satellite, ditches old booster
SpaceX launches communication satellite, ditches old booster

Watch a replay of the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral shortly after midnight Monday with the SES 12 communications satellite . SES-12 is a geostationary satellite with six wide beams and 72 high throughput user spot beams. The satellite's lightweight ion propulsion system will slowly but efficiently boost the relay...

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  • Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86
Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86

He soon retired from NASA and devoted himself to painting, a longtime hobby that had become an overriding passion. Born in Texas in 1932, Bean graduated the University of Texas with a degree in aeronautical engineering in 1955 and went on to the Navy Test Pilot School.

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  • Analyst predicts Kinder Morgan will walk away from expansion as deadline looms
Analyst predicts Kinder Morgan will walk away from expansion as deadline looms

With just over a week to go until Kinder Morgan's deadline for abandoning the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, no other companies have publicly come forward to say they'd be interested in taking over the project. But there's ample indication of the New Democrats having darker designs on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. "A significant di...

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  • Alberto: Heavy rains expected for Central Florida
Alberto: Heavy rains expected for Central Florida

The US states of Alabama, Florida and MS have declared an emergency ahead of subtropical storm Alberto expected to make landfall on Monday, authorities said . His Mississippi and Alabama counterparts also declared states of emergency , citing the threat of coastal and inland flooding from storm rains. The center said a tropical storm warn...

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  • Fragmentation is threatening the uptake of Google's Android P
Fragmentation is threatening the uptake of Google's Android P

Fortune quoted Google's response: "Any location data that is sent back to Google location servers is anonymized and is not tied or traceable to a specific user". Oracle added that the transfer of this information was eating into users' data allowance purchased from their telecoms providers-up to a gigabyte a month, which seems like quite a lot to ...

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  • SpaceX successfully launches satellite with new upgraded 'Block 5' Falcon 9 rocket
SpaceX successfully launches satellite with new upgraded 'Block 5' Falcon 9 rocket

Though this was the first landing for a Block 5 first stage, it was the 25th overall for a Falcon 9 during an orbital launch. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina greeted the countrymen for successful launching of Bangladesh's first communication satellite into space, saying that it added a new milestone to the path of continued advancement of the countr...

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  • Why John Legend voicing the Google Assistant matters
Why John Legend voicing the Google Assistant matters

John's voice will be the only famous one added to the Google devices - the other five, consisting of both male and female tones, are created to sound more natural, thanks to the use of WaveNet technology. The assistant will picture answering your questions. Described as a "visual-first" version of its Assistant, it's clear they want us to opt f...

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  • Gmail, Google Photos Getting Big AI Improvements
Gmail, Google Photos Getting Big AI Improvements

Google Photos will recognize the presence of those friends in pictures, and automatically suggest that the user shares those pictures with those specific contacts. For example, if you're writing an email on a Friday, it may suggest " Have a great weekend! " to end your message. It's useful for moving less important stuff to when you have time to ...

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  • Fitbit Female Health Tracking
Fitbit Female Health Tracking

If you've opted in to this service, you will see a new female health tracking box on the dashboard grid in the app. Tap to answer a few questions about the length of your cycle and last period and start logging. "With these apps and clock faces, we continue to deliver on our promise to bring important health information to the wrist", said James ...

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  • Get Ready To Shop: Instagram Introduces In-App Payments
Get Ready To Shop: Instagram Introduces In-App Payments

We approached Instagram and parent company Facebook , for comment and clarification on the in-app payments but neither company responded at the time of writing. WhatsApp has been growing ever since, with billions of users on the platform; one could imagine how much revenue could be generated by showing some ads to its users.

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  • Q1 2018: Apple sells 4 of the top 5 smartphones globally
Q1 2018: Apple sells 4 of the top 5 smartphones globally

Apple has now shifted nearly 50 million iPhone X units worldwide since commercial launch in November, while the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus shipped 12.5 million and 8.3 million units respectively for second and third position. iPhone X surpassed our expectations and has been our top-selling iPhone every week since it shipped in November", s...

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  • Tesla posts new record quarterly loss - US$784.6mil
Tesla posts new record quarterly loss - US$784.6mil

If improvements go to plan, Tesla will could begin showing profit in the second half of this year, he said. "There's no question, there are ways we could have made the Model 3 production easier", said Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk , on a conference call to discuss the company's first-quarter results.

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  • Oculus Go now available for purchase, starts at $199
Oculus Go now available for purchase, starts at $199

However, as of Tuesday morning, the $199 Oculus Go appeared to have already sold out as the Amazon listed it as now unavailable. Evidence is piling up that Facebook-owned Oculus is gearing up to launch its low-priced, standalone virtual reality headset Oculus Go , possibly as soon as later today.

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