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Highest alert level issued after Alaskan volcano erupts

A volcanic eruption Sunday prompted the temporary raising of the highest aviation alert, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) said Sunday. The event, which took place on Alaska's Bogoslof Island, part of the Aleutian island chain, caused the issuance of a code "red" aviation alert, which was subsequently downgraded to "orange …

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First stone laid on the European Extremely Large Telescope

Construction has finally begun on the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), with the first stone laid in a ceremony last week. Being built by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) on the 3,046 m (9,993 ft) high summit of Cerro Armazones in Chile, the E-ELT is set to be …

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Debris makes leaving Earth more dangerous

These aren’t stray pebbles — they’re bits and pieces of all the junk we’ve shot up there in the 60 years since Sputnik, from tiny specks of metal to larger, conversation-enders — all traveling thousands of miles per hour.

A basic step for space operators is to track debris …

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Inflatable space habitat passes first hurdle, now onto radiation testing

It has now been a year since NASA successfully expanded a habitat attached to the International Space Station, the experimental Bigelow Expandable Activity Module. Initial tests on the module suggest that expandable habitats may play an important role as NASA considers how best to expand human activity into deep space …

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With GSLV Mk III, India to begin manned space missions?

With the launch of the GSLV Mk III, ISRO's heaviest launch vehicle, India may soon enter the elite club of nations capable of manned-space missions.

As of now, only three nations - US, China and Russia, have the capability of launching manned missions.

Scheduled to be launched on June 5, it …

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Diving deep into the world of emergent gravity

According to Professor Erik Verlinde from the University of Amsterdam, it may be that dark matter does not exist. His work indicates that in a Universe with dark energy (a positive cosmological constant), gravity does not exactly follow general relativity. His preliminary calculations indicate that the difference between general relativity …

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India climber body retrieved from Mount Everest

Rescuers have retrieved the body of an Indian mountaineer who died on Mount Everest and airlifted it to the Nepal capital, a trekking company has said.

"A team of at least eight rescue workers retrieved his body and brought it down to Camp 2 on Saturday," Tashi Sherpa of Seven …

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Facebook expands GoFundMe-like fundraiser service to everyone in the US

Facebook introduced personal fundraisers in beta back in March, taking on services like GoFundMe, butwith a a particular focus on critical needs like disaster relief and education. Today personal fundraisers are expanding to everyone (over 18) in the US and getting a couple of new categories.

Previous causes included education …

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'Judy' Malware Potentially Hits Up to 36.5M Android Devices

As outlined by security firm Check Point, 41 apps developed by Korea-based Kiniwini and published under the moniker ENISTUDIO Corp., "infected devices to generate large amounts of fraudulent clicks on advertisements, generating revenues for the perpetrators behind it."

It's "possibly the largest malware campaign found on Google Play," according to …

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Hay Festival 2017: Stephen Fry's warning for the web

Stephen Fry has issued a stark warning to prepare for the internet of the future, or face the worst of science fiction's predictions. The actor and comedian was giving a lecture at the Hay Festival in Powys, when he made the claims.

Fry criticised the "technophobes", including politicians, who he …

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ARM’s new processors are designed to power the machine-learning machines

Official today, the ARM Cortex-A75 is the new flagship-tier mobile processor design, with a claimed 22 percent improvement in performance over the incumbent A73. It’s joined by the new Cortex-A55, which has the highest power efficiency of any mid-range CPU ARM’s ever designed, and the Mali-G72 graphics processor …

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BA flight disruption at Heathrow set for third day

British Airways passengers are facing a third day of disruption at Heathrow as the airline deals with the impact of a worldwide computer system crash.

BA is liable to reimburse thousands of passengers for refreshments and hotel expenses, and travel industry commentators have suggested the cost to the company - part …

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Cyclone🌪 Mora to Intensify in Next 24 Hours🕖

Skymet Weather has predicted that, cyclone Mora will continue on north-northeastwards track and move over Bangladesh coast between 91 degree East and 92 degree East near Chittagong by May 30.

Damaging wind blows and coastal flooding are most likely to occur on Monday or Tuesday along the coastlines of eastern …

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