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SpaceX's Rocket Disaster Is Even Worse than Elon Musk Thought

SpaceX's Rocket Disaster Is Even Worse than Elon Musk Thought

The company said at the time that the incident, which it called an anomaly, "originated around the upper stage oxygen tank and occurred during propellant loading of the vehicle". But the explosion at about 9:07 a.m. destroyed the satellite, along with the rocket and mangled the support structure on the launch pad. "Turning out to be the most hard and complex failure we have ever had in 14 years", Mr Musk tweeted . Read More

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PlayStation 4 Pro doesn't support Ultra HD Blu-ray discs

Thankfully, HDR will also come out on the original PS4 through a firmware update. The big change is with the Playstation 4 Pro console which according to Sony is the competitor to Microsoft's Xbox One S and Xbox Scorpio consoles. PlayStation Pro , whose code name is "Neo", will support Sony's virtual reality headset, due to launch in October. The Xbox One S releasing this month does include 4K Blu-Ray support, however, but can not run games in a higher resolution - you'll have to wait ... Read More

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The Green Party comes to MI to offer an 'alternative'

Both are polling at less than 5 percent nationwide. "Beyond just winning [at the presidential level], we hope to put people in local office and get our message out there". But she's averaging just more than 3 percent in the Real Clear Politics' averaging of national polls , far from the 15 percent threshold she must surpass to qualify for the debates with Mr. Read More

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Engineers give new meaning to the phrase 'cool clothes'

Engineers give new meaning to the phrase 'cool clothes'

According to Stanford University's official website , this low-priced, plastic-based textile is able to cool the human body more efficiently than what's now possible with the natural or synthetic fabrics in clothes today. Scientists have developed a new fabric that could make the coolest clothes ever. There was a clear difference in the cooling potential between the cotton fabric and the new material (cooling fabric). Read More

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State funeral set for Amatrice after quake survivors rebel

The first, held Saturday, honored victims from the Le Marche region. Though there were about two dozen coffins laid out Tuesday in the tent in Amatrice, numerous victims have already been buried elsewhere, including Rome . Authorities had meant to stage the service for more than two-thirds of the 292 who died in Wednesday's quake in the provincial capital of Rieti and let survivors watch it on TV. Read More

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'Ring of fire' eclipse to blaze above parts of Africa today

'Ring of fire' eclipse to blaze above parts of Africa today

Prof. Babatunde Rabiu, the Director of the Centre for Atmospheric Research, Anyigba, Kogi State, said various cities across the country would experience different degrees of obscurity of the sun during an annular eclipse on Thursday. The next eclipse is due to take place in February 2017, and can be seen from parts of South America and Africa. "In Jakarta only the beginning of the eclipse can be seen at 5.30 p.m, and it will end when the sun sets", he said. Read More

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Apple expected to show new iPhone at event next week

The presumed release event for the iPhone 7 is now officially on the books for September 7 , right after Labor Day, as is customary for Apple's annual release schedule. Is this the new iPhone 7? The home button is likely going to be touch sensitive. As you may notice in the alleged leaked cases above, Apple is also widely expected to drop the 3.5-mm headphone jack on both iPhone 7 models in a push toward Lightning, Bluetooth, and AirPlay audio. Read More

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Google adds Tic-Tac-Toe and Solitaire to Google Search

Google adds Tic-Tac-Toe and Solitaire to Google Search

If you ask Google, " what sound does a pig make ", you'll get an answer in the form of a short audio clip. The games are also available on Android, and I'm assuming on iOS although I haven't tried it. You can also search for what sounds a specific animal makes (like a dog, for instance) or search to flip a coin . Google has a secret function that lets you play solitaire inside a Google search. Read More

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