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'The veil has lifted': NASA releases stunning new mosaics of Saturn's massive moon Titan, revealing the clearest views yet of the world said to be an 'alien Earth'

Friday  17:32,   20 july 2018
dailymail.co.uk

<p>In the decades since the first grainy images beamed back to Earth to reveal our first close looks at Saturn and its moons, Titan has remained veiled in mystery.</p>In the decades since the first grainy images beamed back to Earth to reveal[...]
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Radio Waves To Help Track Space Debris

Friday  16:00,   20 july 2018
ibtimes

The new technique would not just save money, but also billions of dollars worth of technology orbiting in space.Space junk — tiny bits and pieces of retired rockets and space stations — is one of the biggest threats to the future of spaceflight, be[...]

Google may put its Fuchsia OS on smart home devices within three years

Friday  14:26,   20 july 2018
theverge

The Fuchsia team wants to replace Chrome OS and Android with something newAccording to a new report from Bloomberg, the Fuchsia team’s goal is nothing less than creating a single, unifying operating system that could run on all of Google’s devices:[...]

Instagram’s new status dots tell you if your contacts are online – but you can turn them off

Friday  13:37,   20 july 2018
msn

The company says this is meant to make it easier to connect with people.&nbsp;The next time you pop into the Direct messaging section of the app, you’ll see green dots next to your contacts’ names if they’re presently online. The company says[...]

WhatsApp curbs India service after lynchings

Friday  10:36,   20 july 2018
msn

<p>WhatsApp announced limits on the forwarding of messages by its 200 million Indian users in an effort to stop a spate of horrific lynchings and to assuage government threats of legal action in its biggest market.</p>More than 20 people have[...]

Geologists think there could be a quadrillion tons of diamonds inside our planet

Friday  03:30,   20 july 2018
popsci

<p>But we’ll never get them out of the[...]

Experts Say Recent ‘Alien’ Mummy Study Was Deeply Flawed and Unethical

Thursday  20:50,   19 july 2018
gizmodo

Earlier this year, scientists from Stanford University concluded that a strange skeleton known as the Atacama Mummy belonged to a human girl whose physical malformations were the result of several severe genetic mutations. A team of international[...]

Fortnite’s Summer Skirmish tournament rekindled debate over player vetting

Thursday  19:40,   19 july 2018
polygon

How publishers can learn from Riot when it comes to professional playersKevie1 was one member of the winning team, but both his participation in the tournament and victory were criticized by longtime esports fans. Kevie1 allegedly participated in[...]

Zuckerberg: ‘I absolutely didn't intend to defend’ Holocaust deniers

Thursday  12:31,   19 july 2018
thehill

<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said he did not "intend to defend Holocaust deniers" after facing pushback for comments he made on a Recode podcast posted on Tuesday.</p>"I personally find Holocaust denial deeply[...]

NASA plots a return to the moon within a decade — but this time astronauts will stay there

Thursday  12:31,   19 july 2018
usatoday

On the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, talk turns to using the moon as a foundation for space travel.Enthralled by the success of Apollo 11, which touched down 49 years ago on July 20, and by the future portrayed in pop[...]

Astronomers spy nearby star that could be chomping a planet

Thursday  11:50,   19 july 2018
msn

Astronomers may have caught a relatively nearby star munching on a planet or mini-planets. A NASA space telescope noticed that the star suddenly started looking a bit strange last year.&nbsp;A NASA space telescope noticed that the star suddenly[...]

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

Thursday  06:10,   19 july 2018
msn

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company has shot a capsule higher into space than it's ever done before. The company's New Shepard rocket blasted off Wednesday on a test flight from West Texas. Once the booster separated, the[...]

Gold Rush Star Todd Hoffman Is Giving Away His Gold to Video Game Players

Wednesday  23:55,   18 july 2018
people

Gold Rush Star Todd Hoffman Partners with Video GameTodd Hoffman, 49, star of Discovery’s longstanding Gold Rush reality series, has amassed quite a bit of the precious metal — “more than $1 million and less than $5 million,” he says — and he’s[...]

This 3D-printed origami trap captures delicate sea life without hurting them

Wednesday  21:40,   18 july 2018
theverge

A gentler way to grab soft-bodied specimens.One answer might lie in the Japanese art of origami. Inspired by the traditional paper-folding techniques, engineers and marine biologists have designed a 3D-printed, 12-sided origami trap that can fold[...]

Neptune looks beautifully blue in sharp new telescope image

Wednesday  21:11,   18 july 2018
cnet

The upgraded Very Large Telescope snapped a fetching portrait of distant Neptune.At its farthest, Neptune is nearly several billion miles (4.7 billion kilometers) away from Earth. Some of our best ever images came from NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft[...]