• Scientists Have Figured Out What Causes Northern Lights

    Scientists Have Figured Out What Causes Northern Lights

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    A remarkable new study claims that odd flickering auroras up in the Earth's atmosphere may take place high above Saturn and Jupiter as well, and their mysterious origins may have been discovered. "Auroral substorms are caused by global reconfiguration in the magnetosphere, which releases stored solar wind energy", said Satoshi Kasahara, associate professor at the University of Tokyo in Japan.
  • NASA's Exploration Rover Opportunity Discovers Earth-Like Rock Stripes

    NASA's Exploration Rover Opportunity Discovers Earth-Like Rock Stripes

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    NASA's Mars 2020 mission will be returning a massive chunk of a Martian meteorite to the Red Planet, to serve as target practice for a high-precision laser on the rover's arm. NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is seen at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called "Buckskin" on lower Mount Sharp in this low-angle self-portrait taken August 5, 2015 and released August 19, 2015.
  • Physicists have just created an entirely new form of light

    Physicists have just created an entirely new form of light

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    The scientists demonstrated that the photons are "entangled", creating a strong bond that could efficiently carry information in quantum computers. The full statement from MIT follows below. When they reach the edge of the cloud, the atoms stay behind and the photons sail forward, still bound together. In addition to tracking the number and rate of photons, the team measured the phase of photons, before and after traveling through the atom cloud.
  • Crypto mining is slowing the search for ALIEN LIFE

    Crypto mining is slowing the search for ALIEN LIFE

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    If we miss out on finding other sentient lifeforms because someone spent the last of their 2018 beer budget on a cryptocurrency mining rig, driving up the price of GPUs in service of chasing an imaginary payday, then I'm gonna be even more pissed off.
  • Neptune's Stinky Dark Vortex Is Fading Away Like A Bad Fart

    Neptune's Stinky Dark Vortex Is Fading Away Like A Bad Fart

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    This includes two dark storms that appeared in the 1990s but suddenly vanished, and now the massive storm identified in 2015 is shrinking. A darkly colored storm on Neptune that's the diameter of the Atlantic Ocean is shrinking. The storm's "particles themselves are still highly reflective; they are just slightly darker than the particles in the surrounding atmosphere", Joshua Tollefson from the University of California at Berkeley said in a statement.
  • Indian language symbol crashes Apple systems

    Indian language symbol crashes Apple systems

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    If you're really desperate for a solution, you can also upgrade to the latest iOS public beta, iOS 11 .3, which in our testing is immune to this bug. A character from the Indian Telugu language will crash multiple applications on iOS and macOS, an Italian blogger has discovered . We've added some tips below so you don't have to wait.
  • Jio Phone Now Available to Buy via Amazon India: Launch Offers Detailed

    Jio Phone Now Available to Buy via Amazon India: Launch Offers Detailed

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    The JioPhone is priced Rs 1500 but the effective price of the phone isZero as the entire amount will be refunded to the customer after three years. At the time of launch, users had to pay Rs.153 every month to get 1GB/daily data. The telecom company had said it aims to sell around 5 million units every week when it launched the 4G and VoLTE-enabled feature phone in July a year ago.
  • Apple says all iOS apps must accommodate iPhone X features

    Apple says all iOS apps must accommodate iPhone X features

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    There is a single Telugu letter "జ్ఞా which can make the messaging apps unresponsive and even crash the device". According to The Verge , the bug affects Apple's Messages app on iOS , along with third-party apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and even Gmail.
  • Chandrayaan-2 launch in April, to aim for moon's south pole

    Chandrayaan-2 launch in April, to aim for moon's south pole

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    The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, which weighs three tonnes, is being finalised at ISRO's satellite centre in Bengaluru and will be hoisted into space from Sriharikota using the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle MK II or GSLV MK II. The region has old rocks formed over a period of millions of years which will help the scientists unravel various questions about the existence of the universe such as its origin, etc.
  • United States and Japanese astronauts conduct spacewalk to fix robot arm on ISS

    United States and Japanese astronauts conduct spacewalk to fix robot arm on ISS

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    Together with American astronaut Mark Vande Hei, Kanai removed two hand-like contraptions called Latching End Effectors (LEE), which are attached to the ends of robotic arms connected to the ISS for the goal of grabbing objects. Vande Hei replied that "It was great to be a small part of a team in space representing a whole space team on the ground". "They also will move an aging, but functional, LEE that was detached from the arm during a January 23 spacewalk and move it from its temporary ...
  • Terry plots Chelsea summer return as part of managerial plan

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    It has been a cruel blow on us losing Albert and Grealish. Kamohelo Mokotjo and Neal Maupay both scored first-half goals to consign Chris Coleman's side to back-to-back home defeats. "We must show solidarity and work together", he said . Some fans supported Bruce's decision - backing the manager's attempts to try and get back into the game with a more attacking approach.
  • 100 new planets discovered beyond our solar system

    100 new planets discovered beyond our solar system

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    But a fix was affected in 2014, and the second phase of its planet-hunting mission, which is still ongoing, was called K2. The scientists analyzed several hundred signals to determine which signals were created by exoplanets and which were caused by other sources.
  • Nightdive Studios' System Shock Reboot Put On Temporary Hiatus

    Nightdive Studios' System Shock Reboot Put On Temporary Hiatus

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    System Shock is going to be completed and all of our promises fulfilled. A source familiar with the project, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Polygon that "mission creep" and unrealistic ambitions had eaten up the Kickstarter funds, something that Nightdive largely confirmed.
  • Twitter is finally ending support for its unpopular Mac desktop app

    Twitter is finally ending support for its unpopular Mac desktop app

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    The company announced on Friday that it's pulled the application from Apple's App Store and will end Support for Twitter for Mac in 30 days. We're focusing our efforts on a great Twitter experience that's consistent across platforms. This describes an accurate approximation of most people's attitude toward the software, which has never been as robust as third-party clients like Tweetbot or even in-house services like Tweetdeck .
  • Almost 150000 Orangutans Vanished Over 16 Years

    Almost 150000 Orangutans Vanished Over 16 Years

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    They found that about half of the island's orangutan population had disappeared in that time span. Orangutans , which inhabit both the Indonesian and Malaysian sides of Borneo , as well as the Indonesian region of Sumatra, are an endangered species, with some populations critically endangered .
  • Previous Google Nexus owners receiving discount off the Pixel 2

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    Also, the discount is not all upfront - you get $300 in bill credits and $100 instant savings. After the discount is applied, the 64GB Pixel 2 XL will cost $18.74 per month, while the 128GB Pixel 2 XL will cost $22.91 per month. To avail this deal from Best Buy and enjoy the Friday Phonedays promo, you just have to sign up for the standard 24-month installment plan of Verizon .
  • Google buying IoT platform Xively from LogMeIn for $50M

    Google buying IoT platform Xively from LogMeIn for $50M

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    Well, if you mean the IoT connectivity platform space, yes, we're leaving it. The deal is likely to include 45 Xively employees in GoogleCloud business. and Microsoft Corp. "We believe that Google Cloud, now armed with Xively's team and great technology - and backed by their platform and developer heritage and reach - are a far better fit for the future of platform leadership", LogMeIn CEO Bill Wagner wrote.
  • Apple isn't the only company that has problems with speaker design

    Apple isn't the only company that has problems with speaker design

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    The name derives from the Apple Watch's activity tracker, which uses a growing circle to map your activity for the day: When you hit your goal, the ring is closed. The company advises customers to move the speakers and the white rings should go away on their own. American company Pad & Quill is now taking pre-orders for a Leather HomePod Coaster , in whiskey and chestnut, for $19.95.