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Breakthrough NASA mission to distant planet will 'signal ALIEN life'

Scientists are keen to explore Saturn's sixth largest moon, Enceladus, known for its geysers which eject plumes of water and ice. It has long been the subject of huge curiosity for its underground ocean beneath its icy crust. Previously NASA has even described the moon, which is only 310 miles …

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Uranus' magnetic field flips on and off like a light switch

Scientists have found that Uranus' magnetic field gets flipped on and off like a light switch every day as the planet rotates. Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology in the US made the discovery based on the data from NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft that sped past Uranus in 1986.

"The …

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SpaceX plans expansion of rocket refurbishing facilities in Florida

SpaceX wants to expand facilities in Florida to refurbish and store its reusable rocket boosters as it increases the pace of launches, documents filed with authorities show.

The privately owned rocket company, operated by entrepreneur Elon Musk, proposes building a 67,222-square-foot (6,245-square meter) hangar just south of its …

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World's Brightest Laser Sparks New Behavior in Light

Physicists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are seeing an everyday phenomenon in a new light. By focusing laser light to a brightness one billion times greater than the surface of the sun — the brightest light ever produced on Earth — the physicists have observed changes in a vision-enabling interaction between light …

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'Boaty McBoatface' submarine returns home

Boaty McBoatface, the UK's favourite yellow submarine, has returned from its first major science expedition. The vehicle was used in the Antarctic to map the movement of deep, cold water as it moves away from the White Continent towards the Atlantic Ocean.

Scientists say this flow of water plays an …

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Hen harrier plunges towards extinction in England

The hen harrier, an iconic bird of prey, is heading towards the brink of extinction in England, new figures suggest. There are just four breeding pairs left in England and numbers are declining elsewhere in the UK. Scotland is the traditional stronghold of these raptors, but numbers have fallen 9 …

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OnePlus promises to bring Android O to the 3/3T before the end of the year

OnePlus held a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) yesterday as a way to answer questions from Android enthusiasts about its newest flagship: the OnePlus 5. While many inquired about the phone, others asked questions about when older devices would get upgraded. In response, a OnePlus representative has promised that the …

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A new ransomware outbreak similar to WCry is shutting down computers worldwide

A new ransomware attack similar to last month's self-replicating WCry outbreak is sweeping the world with at least 80 large companies infected, including drug maker Merck, international shipping company Maersk, law firm DLA Piper, UK advertising firm WPP, and snack food maker Mondelez International.

Like the WCry worm that paralyzed …

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Volvo's driverless cars 'confused' by kangaroos

Volvo's self-driving technology is struggling to identify kangaroos in the road. The Swedish car-maker's 2017 S90 and XC90 models use its Large Animal Detection system to monitor the road for deer, elk and caribou. But the way kangaroos move confuses it.

According to the Australia's National Roads and Motorists' Association …

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Toshiba sues Western Digital over memory chip sale

Toshiba is suing Western Digital for 120bn yen ($1bn; £835m), accusing it of interfering in the attempted sale of its flash memory business. The Japanese giant is offloading the unit, which makes chips for smartphones and laptops, to cover huge losses in its US nuclear division.

It has so far …

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