• NASA picks mission IXPE to expand its understanding of cosmic space
NASA picks mission IXPE to expand its understanding of cosmic space

NASA's Astrophysics Explorers Program requested proposals for new missions in September 2014. However, such extreme objects heat their environments to millions of degrees, which causes high-energy emission in the form of easily-observable X-rays.

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  • Why there is no global warming hiatus - new study confirms the obvious
Why there is no global warming hiatus - new study confirms the obvious

Meteorologist Anthony Watts noted Hausfather's study only goes up to 2015 , when El Nino pumped up ocean temperatures. But new analysis, in journal Science Advances , replicates findings that scientists have underestimated ocean temperatures over the past two decades.

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  • Mobile ONE will simplify your bill by including taxes and fees
Mobile ONE will simplify your bill by including taxes and fees

Legere concluded his taped bit by promising a big announcement . "The Un-carrier took the form of a tirade". But that's not all T-Mobile announced. "We're investing in our customers", Legere said. Next, T-Mobile is launching All In, which is basically "what you see is what you get". While $10 off of a $70 individual plan isn't much, the savi...

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  • What the Washington Post's Hacked Electrical Grid Report Got Wrong
What the Washington Post's Hacked Electrical Grid Report Got Wrong

Still this morning people are tweeting about how awful it is that the Russians penetrated our electric grid. Initially, company officials publicly said they had detected code that had been linked by the Department of Homeland Security to Grizzly Steppe .

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  • Tesla starts battery cell production at gigafactory
Tesla starts battery cell production at gigafactory

Tesla will likely provide additional insight on Model 3 progress as it closes the first quarter and begins production on Model 3 components. Tesla (tsla) claims by 2018 the factory will produce 35 gigawatt-hours a year of lithium-ion battery cells, nearly as much as the rest of the world's battery production combined.

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  • Ford to scrap Mexico plant, invest in MI due to Trump policies
Ford to scrap Mexico plant, invest in MI due to Trump policies

Trump also played a role in the decision. Hiring of the 700 new workers there will probably start in 2018 and the majority of it in 2020, Fields said . "GM builds the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback for global markets in Mexico, with a small number sold in the U.S". GM shares were up 0.5 percent, or $0.17, to $35.00.

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  • Lenovo Miix 720 Windows tablet is a serious Surface Pro challenger
Lenovo Miix 720 Windows tablet is a serious Surface Pro challenger

The Lenovo's 12-inch screen is smaller than the 12.3-inch screen on the Surface Pro 4 but displays images at a higher resolution. Lenovo's tablet weighs about 780 grams, or 1.1 kilograms with the keyboard attachment. The tablet will go on sale in April 2017 and will be available in two different colors, namely Champagne Gold and Iron Gray, with p...

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  • LG's new Super UHD TVs have nano cells, y'all
LG's new Super UHD TVs have nano cells, y'all

For example, the color green on conventional TVs can blend with other color wavelengths - such as yellow or blue - causing the color to fade and take on yellowish or cyan hues. All the Nano Cell sets to show off an Active HDR feature that inserts HDR information into a zone in every casing. The new HDR effect feature also raises the image quality f...

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  • Rosie O'Donnell off the rails? 'Lock Trump up as crazy'
Rosie O'Donnell off the rails? 'Lock Trump up as crazy'

The new year may be off to a fresh start, but actress Rosie O'Donnell still going at it with her offensive tweets about President-elect Donald Trump. The post also linked to a CNN article , in which writer Harry Hurt III, who wrote a biography critical of Trump, said he was expelled from a golf course owned by the Republican politician.

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  • Tesla misses on full-year guidance
Tesla misses on full-year guidance

Tesla will push out the first phase of "Enhanced Autopilot" to more cars this week, but owners should not wait for stop signs. All Model S and Model X electric cars built since then have this array of eight cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors, as opposed to the less-elaborate "Hardware 1" package used previously.

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  • Red Deer man fights off cougar to save his dog
Red Deer man fights off cougar to save his dog

Night was falling in a small town in central Alberta when an electrician named William Gibb found himself in a fist fight with a cougar in a restaurant vehicle park. When the cougar went for Mongo, Gibb grabbed a big stick and got in its way before chasing it off into the woods again. He said he called out to his brother and his friend for help w...

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  • Samsung announces new POWERbot VR7000 robot vacuum cleaner
Samsung announces new POWERbot VR7000 robot vacuum cleaner

The VR7000 is not only 28 percent slimmer than previous Samsung robotic vacuums, but can be operated by voice commands using Amazon's Echo smart speaker. But the older VR9300 model still sells for around £800 ($985) on the company's website. According to Samsung, the VR7000 addresses these problems by focusing on cleaning hard-to-reach spots.

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  • Apple Falls On Production Cut; Will Make iPhones In India
Apple Falls On Production Cut; Will Make iPhones In India

However, it remains to be seen whether New Delhi agrees to more concessions for Apple. Mashable India reached out to Apple , which declined to comment. Industry sources, however, say that Foxconn has tied up with several other players like Xiaomi and OnePlus for local manufacture and not necessarily to only make Apple products there.

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  • State parks help kick off 2017 resolutions with Shoe Year's Day hikes
State parks help kick off 2017 resolutions with Shoe Year's Day hikes

Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to kick their New Year's resolutions into high gear at a number of "Shoe Year's Day" hikes taking place in MI state parks and recreation areas December 31-Jan. The second hike is less than a half-mile along the Marsh Trail, starting at 2 p.m. The annual pass costs residents $11 for vehicle access to 103 state park...

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  • Why your New Year's Eve countdown will be longer than normal
Why your New Year's Eve countdown will be longer than normal

SDO has a clock that counts the number of seconds since the beginning of the mission. As of January 1, 2017, UTC - based on astronomical timekeeping - will be 37 seconds behind atomic time. Countries under UTC zones will experience the 61st second on the clock as 23:59:60 before 00:00:00. When the last leap second was inserted in June 2015,...

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  • You may be able to see a New Year's comet
You may be able to see a New Year's comet

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said that comet 45P will light the night sky and may be visible as people on Earth welcome 2017 on Saturday. The comet will not be visible to the naked eye, so star gazers will need a pair of binoculars or a small telescope in order to catch a glimpse.

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  • Did Adele secretly marry partner Simon Konecki on Christmas Day?
Did Adele secretly marry partner Simon Konecki on Christmas Day?

Adele was spotted wearing the ring while shopping for health food in Beverly Hills, according to The Sun . Is Adele married to Simon Konecki? "Their plan is to get married in Los Angeles". This is not the first time the singer sparked rumors that she and Konecki have tied the knot. " Adele has had an fantastic time on tour and is enjoy...

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  • Samsung teases CH711 quantum dot monitor ahead of CES
Samsung teases CH711 quantum dot monitor ahead of CES

Joining that curvature is a very wide 178-degree viewing angle, as well as a white chassis, and what Samsung describes as a 'three-sided boundless design.' The monitor's stand has a built-in area in which the power cables and video cables are stowed.

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  • Facebook remains most used smartphone app in U.S. in 2016
Facebook remains most used smartphone app in U.S. in 2016

Following Gmail was Facebook Instagram, giving the social networking giant three of the top 10 slots. It attracted almost 130 million average unique users per month in 2016, a 28 percent jump compared to 2015. While Facebook and Google have managed to stay on top for 2016, Amazon's app saw the most growth this year, with a 43 percent increase...

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  • Aadhaar payment app is set to revolutionize digital transactions
Aadhaar payment app is set to revolutionize digital transactions

The Aadhaar Payment app does not require the consumer to install that (merchant) app in their phone to successfully make payments, like how you need it right now in case of mobile wallets like Paytm, Freecharge etc. "The customer feeds Aadhaar number, scans finger on the biometric, approves the amount to be paid on the application and the payment i...

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