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NASA Reveals Their Discovery of Seven Exoplanets Around Dwarf Star
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NASA Reveals Their Discovery of Seven Exoplanets Around Dwarf Star

By Shelby RogersFebruary 22, 2017In a live-stream, a panel of NASA scientists announced the existence of seven planets around a dwarf star and thus continues the search for life beyond Earth. Image Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech The dwarf star, named Trappist-1 is a small colder red dwarf. The seven planets are relatively close together when compared with those in our solar system.

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Wall of Foam from Airport Floods into a California Street

By Shelby RogersNovember 18, 2016A hangar of the San Jose International Airport malfunctioned. Flame retardant foam is flowing out into the surrounding area, padding the surrounding pavement in the bright white substance.That& 39;s not snow: Firefighters say malfunction at new @FlySJC hangar led to flame retardant foam flooding the street and swallowing up cars.
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Watch These Spectacular Crosswind Landings During Storm Angus

By Shelby RogersNovember 22, 2016This incredible footage shows one of Emirate& 39;s A380 crafts being pushed by Storm Angus before coming into land. The plane flew in sideways into the wind rather than directly to the runway in a & 39;crab& 39; landing.The footage comes courtesy of Jerry Taha Productions on YouTube.
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Car Companies Join Forces to Build Charging Network Across Europe

By Shelby RogersNovember 30, 2016Several motor companies are teaming up to provide more efficient electric vehicle charging stations throughout Europe.Participating car companies include BMW, Ford Motor Company, Daimler AG, and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche. The groups made a joint announcement earlier this week.
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Remembering Space and Aviation Icon John Glenn

Legendary astronaut John Glenn died yesterday at the age of 95. Since the announcement of his passing, plenty of astronauts, former NASA officials and political leaders have expressed their feelings:Sad news of the passing of Astonaut JohnGlenn. It‘s an honor to get to work with him in support of STS-95 Shuttle mission.
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99 Percent of Counterfeit iPhone Chargers Fail Basic Safety, Study Reports

By Shelby RogersDecember 08, 2016With respect to Samsung, smartphones did not have a great year in 2016. From short charges to exploding batteries, the faults of smartphones made headlines. Now, new research from Canada found another threat attached to our phones - cell phone chargers.A team from researchers from Canadian power safety firm UL found that 99 percent of the most popular imitation devices failed basic safety tests.
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Elon Musk Hints at Making Boring Very, Very Interesting

By Shelby RogersDecember 19, 2016Typically, stories about Twitter have become synonymous with Donald Trump. However, Elon Musk recently sent out four tweets that caught our attention. He implied he could build a tunnel boring machine. Nay, he might make an entire tunnel boring company. And we wouldn& 39;t be surprised if the real-life Tony Stark and Tesla CEO actually did this.
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Google Tweaks Algorithm to Bury 'Non-Authoritative Information'

By Shelby RogersDecember 27, 2016It& 39;s already one of the most intriguing and complex algorithms in existence. Yet even Google knows that its algorithm can be flawed.The site generated some news of its own recently after reports surfaced that Google wouldn& 39;t adjust its algorithm to remove a white supremacist website from the top of its search results.
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Dark Matter Pioneer Vera Rubin Dead at 88

By Shelby RogersDecember 26, 2016Just as we hoped 2016 wouldn& 39;t take any more spectacular people from the world, this happened.Vera Rubin, the astronomer who laid the foundation for studying dark matter, died yesterday.Her son, Princeton University professor Allan Rubin, confirmed the death to the Associated Press this morning.
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Amazon Echo Might Be The Key Witness To A Murder

Amazon Echo is a voice-controlled hands-free speaker. To activate Echo, you just need to say the word & 34;Alexa& 34; and Echo responds instantly. With far-field voice recognition, Echo can hear you ask a question from any direction.In other words, with seven built in microphones and its beam forming technology, it can hear you from across the room even while music is playing at the background.
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Technology's Best, Brightest and Coolest from CES 2017

By Shelby RogersJanuary 09, 2017This year& 39;s CES conference closed yesterday in Las Vegas, Nevada after several days of insane tech. Companies debuted a ton of hot gadgets, sleek cars and innovative new processors. We& 39;ve managed to narrow down some of our absolute favorites from the week.The Era of the Driverless CarFrom horseless carriages to driverless cars, automotive innovations continue to astound at CES.
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The Search for Flight MH370 Comes To An End

January 17, 2017After almost three years of searching, the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has come to an end. The plane disappeared over the Indian Ocean according to Australian, Chinese and Malaysian officials. Image Source: Flickr A statement on the suspension of the search was issued on Tuesday, at 2 pm Malaysia time, by the MH370 Tripartite Joint Communique.
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Boom's XB-1 Will be Doing its First Supersonic Test Flights Later This Year

Though Supersonic flight has existed for over 50 years, it hasn& 39;t been efficient enough for routine travel. Debuted in 1969, the Concorde, a supersonic jet, flew for 27 years from 1976 to 2003. Moreover, the Concorde achieved travel times that were half what’s possible with conventional jets. Unfortunately, after a catastrophic crash in 2000, and a plunge in air travel due to 9/11 led to the retirement of Concorde.
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NASA Reveals Their Discovery of Seven Exoplanets Around Dwarf Star

By Shelby RogersFebruary 22, 2017In a live-stream, a panel of NASA scientists announced the existence of seven planets around a dwarf star and thus continues the search for life beyond Earth. Image Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech The dwarf star, named Trappist-1 is a small colder red dwarf. The seven planets are relatively close together when compared with those in our solar system.
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Tesla Will Fix Model S for Man Who Used His Car to Save Another Driver

By Shelby RogersFebruary 16, 2017On Tuesday, a man driving a Tesla Model S saw another driver swerving around on the Autobahn. The 41-year-old Model S driver named Manfred Kick took action rather than whizzing by the driver of the Volkswagen Passat.Local news reported that the Tesla driver called the fire department before taking action himself.
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Elon Musk Says There Will Be a Fresh SpaceX Announcement Today

By Shelby RogersFebruary 27, 2017What a year for space exploration and it& 39;s just February. Hopefully, at 4 p.m. PST today we& 39;ll have even more enthralling information coming from Elon Musk& 39;s company SpaceX. Musk tweeted yesterday that there would be a major SpaceX announcement today at 1 p.
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Scientists Uncover the Earth's Oldest Fossil; Could Hold Secrets to Life on Mars

By Shelby RogersMarch 01, 2017Newly discovered bacteria fossils from Quebec, Canada now possibly hold the record for the world& 39;s oldest fossil.These bacteria, only a few micrometers in size, were discovered in rock formations. The best estimation is that these bacteria were extremophiles living in the hot vents of earth& 39;s oceans during the planet& 39;s early life.
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Boaty McBoatface the Submarine Prepares for its First Day at Sea

By Shelby RogersMarch 13, 2017First, he earned a name that many never expected him to seriously have. Now, Boaty McBoatface will have a chance to shine as it takes on its first underwater mission. Image Source: NERC/NOC This yellow submarine will set out later this week to Antartica where it will autonomously explore the depths of several locations.
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