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SpaceX readies used rocket for launch

Tuesday  07:51,   12 december 2017
CBS News

<p>SpaceX is readying a previously flown Falcon 9 booster and an equally "used" Dragon cargo ship for launch Wednesday, one day later than planned, on a flight to deliver 4,800 pounds of equipment and supplies to the International Space [...]

Cassini may be dead, but a new era of Saturn science has just begun

Tuesday  05:50,   12 december 2017
Tribune News Service

<p>NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn may have came to a fiery end in September, but observations made by the spacecraft in its final months still have plenty to teach us about the mysteries of the ringed planet.</p>Case in point: A new[...]

FCC, FTC announce partnership to police internet after net neutrality repeal

Tuesday  03:20,   12 december 2017
The Hill

<p>The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced an agreement on Monday to coordinate their efforts to police the internet once the latter agency has repealed its net neutrality rules.</p>On Thursday, [...]

Facebook is trying to make the Poke happen again

Tuesday  01:35,   12 december 2017
TechCrunch

Facebook's "Poke" feature has never really gone away, but now the social network is giving it a more prominent placement.A number of people recently noticed the return of the Poke on Facebook's mobile[...]

There are only 450 North Atlantic right whales left and 17 died in 2017

Monday  23:07,   11 december 2017
Quartz

<p>Whales and humans have long had a complicated relationship. For centuries, we hunted the massive sea creatures for their oil and meat until they were almost extinct. That stopped last century when replacement materials made it possible to[...]

Trump signs new space policy directive to send Americans back to Moon, Mars

Monday  23:07,   11 december 2017
CBS News

The order directs NASA to lead further space exploration programs to the Moon and eventually MarsPresident Trump signed a new directive at the White House on Monday, aimed at furthering the administration's efforts in advancing space exploration for [...]

2017's best meteor shower to peak Wednesday night as Geminids dazzle onlookers

Monday  23:06,   11 december 2017
AccuWeather

<p>One of the best meteor showers of the year will peak on Wednesday night, dazzling onlookers with up to 120 meteors an hour.</p>One of the best meteor showers of the year will peak on Wednesday night, dazzling onlookers with up to 120[...]

Some HP laptops are hiding a deactivated keylogger

Monday  19:26,   11 december 2017
TechCrunch

Researcher Michael Myng found a deactivated keylogger in a piece of software found on over 460 HP laptop models. A full list of affected laptops is here. The keylogger is deactivated by default but could represent a privacy concern if an attacker[...]

Trump to start process of sending Americans back to moon: White House

Monday  19:23,   11 december 2017
Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday will sign a directive aimed at sending Americans back to the moon and eventually to Mars, the White House said. Trump will sign "Space Policy Directive 1" that orders NASA "to lead an innovative space[...]

Your child is getting his first smartphone: read this first

Monday  15:05,   11 december 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

While it might not bring parents as much joy as a first step or first word, the right time to introduce kids to a smartphone is an important moment. Smartphones have become the most important piece of technology we own, connecting us with friends,[...]

Millennials are tracking their kids' whereabouts and internet usage on their phones — here are the apps 'parennials' are obsessed with

Sunday  22:36,   10 december 2017
Tech Insider

<p>Millennials, roughly defined as being born between 1980 and 2000, have grown up with the internet. Now that older millennials are having kids, they're also giving birth to countless new apps for parents like them.</p>Millennials,[...]

The Dirty Secret of the World’s Plan to Avert Climate Disaster

Sunday  22:35,   10 december 2017
Wired

The Paris agreement on climate change charts a narrow path to avoiding a global apocalypse. Just one problem: Its centerpiece is a technology that basically doesn’t yet exist.In 2014 Henrik Karlsson, a Swedish entrepreneur whose startup was failing, [...]

AI is more than automation on steroids, it amplifies human innovation

Sunday  03:21,   10 december 2017
ZDNet

Successful artificial intelligence capabilities opens up new ways of thinking, and new ways of thinking lead to great AI systems. Artificial intelligence has a lot of promising applications, especially for scaling complex tasks -- be it within IT[...]

After Cassini, where to next?

Sunday  03:21,   10 december 2017
PRI

The Cassini spacecraft just ended its 13-year orbit around Saturn in September, and scientists are already dreaming of where to send the next orbiter. Two potential destinations? Neptune and Uranus. Known as the “ice giants” of our solar system,[...]

Amazon wants a key to your house. I did it. I regretted it.

Saturday  18:36,   09 december 2017
MSN

Amazon Key might help you avoid package theft, but the smart lock and camera aren't good enough to warrant giving Amazon control of your door.I gave Amazon.com a key to go into my house and drop off packages when I’m not around. After[...]