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Ultra-sensitive radio telescope debuts in South Africa

Monday  00:30,   16 july 2018
engadget

Another piece of the Square Kilometer Array's puzzle just fell into place. South Africa has officially switched on MeerKAT, billed as the most sensitive radio telescope of its type on the planet. Some parts of the array have been gathering data, [...]
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Hinge’s newest feature claims to use machine learning to find your best match

Monday  00:25,   16 july 2018
theverge

Hinge’s newest feature — Most Compatible — attempts to use all your cumulative data to find the perfect match for you. Most Compatible, he says, uses machine learning to figure out each user’s taste. It primarily relies on the Gale-Shapley[...]

Sunlight Might Be the Key to Turning Our Oceans Into Drinkable Water

Sunday  19:50,   15 july 2018
thedailybeast

Two-thirds of the world is water, but only a fraction of it serves any real purpose for life on Earth. Load[...]

Scientists peer into heart of hurricanes to improve intensity forecast

Sunday  14:57,   15 july 2018
reuters

<p>Despite advances in predicting where hurricanes are heading, forecasters are still struggling to determine a crucial factor in deciding emergency measures and evacuations: their intensity.</p>Despite advances in predicting where hurricanes[...]

Which Kindle should I buy? Pros and cons of Amazon's ebook readers

Saturday  22:25,   14 july 2018
usatoday

A critical look at the five different Kindle e-readers Amazon sells. There is even as a water resistant one and two models with a slightly lower price tag, in exchange for viewing ads. The KIndle is one of Amazon's best-selling products, and was [...]

NASA Image Shows Martian 'Spiders' Emerging for Spring

Saturday  22:05,   14 july 2018
fortune

NASA on Thursday shared an image showing many-legged shapes covering Mars’ South Pole — but the “spiders” are less scary (and less musically inclined) than you might think.&nbsp;NASA on Thursday shared an image showing many-legged shapes[...]

Astronauts explain why nobody has visited the moon in more than 45 years — and the reasons are depressing

Saturday  21:25,   14 july 2018
businessinsider

NASA The last time a person visited the moon was in December 1972, during NASA's Apollo 17 mission. Over the decades, NASA planned to send people back to the moon but has yet to succeed. Astronauts often say theLanding 14 people on the moon[...]

This little robot moves in and out of the sun to care for a plant that lives on its back

Saturday  21:07,   14 july 2018
businessinsider

Tianqi Sun Tianqi Sun, CEO of robotics firm Vincross, modded one of his robots to care for a succulent that it carries on its head. The robot, named Hexa, can move the plant in and out of shade and stomps when it needs watering.[...]

Scientists race to create more resilient coral to survive in warming oceans

Saturday  15:56,   14 july 2018
latimes

In a hurricane-proof lab miles down the Florida Keys, scientists coddle tiny pieces of coral from the moment they are spawned until they are just hearty enough to be separated into specimens equipped to survive in the wild. Then these dark-green[...]

Louisiana's whooping crane comeback: 5 chicks this year

Saturday  03:07,   14 july 2018
msn

Endangered whooping cranes released into Louisiana's wilds have had their best hatching season so far, with five chicks foraging in crawfish ponds. The majestic birds barely escaped extinction: the 670 alive today all are descendants of 15[...]

Mars 'ghost' dunes may have evidence of alien life

Saturday  03:07,   14 july 2018
foxnews

Newly published research shows that hundreds of depressions on Mars' surface, aptly named "ghost dunes," could hold evidence of ancient life. The research, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, shows that each of[...]

‘StarCraft II’: How Blizzard Brought the King of Esports Back From the Dead

Saturday  02:40,   14 july 2018
variety

Earlier this spring, a significant chunk of the whos-who of professional gaming gathered in Katowice, Poland for the first annual Global Esports Forum. Timed to coincide with Intel Extreme Masters Katowice, one of the largest gaming tournaments of[...]

Pluto Aligns with the Rest of the Solar System for the First Time in Nearly a Century

Saturday  02:10,   14 july 2018
popularmechanics

This won't happen again until 2179.Today, Pluto is crossing the solar system's plane for the first time since 1931, only a year after its discovery. It won't do so again for 161 years.[...]

SpaceX is one step closer to launching astronauts into space

Friday  18:10,   13 july 2018
engadget

This week, SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule arrived at Cape Canaveral, Florida after completing thermal vacuum and acoustic testing. This means the spacecraft is one step closer to its first launch, which will be an uncrewed test mission to the[...]

The New Story of Humanity's Origins in Africa

Friday  18:10,   13 july 2018
theatlantic

There is a decades-old origin story for our species, in which we descended from a group of hominids who lived somewhere in Africa around 200,000 years ago.&nbsp;But some scientists are now arguing that this textbook narrative is wrong in its[...]