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Stargazers in Argentina and parts of Africa prepared to be plunged into darkness Sunday at the start of a spectacular solar eclipse. The "ring of fire" or annular eclipse will see the Sun all but disappear for one minute as the Moon crosses its…
02.26 / 16:41
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Two researchers, one in the United States and the other in Germany, claim they have found a better way to predict what personality traits might indicate a kid is at risk for drug or alcohol abuse. The finding, reported this week in Nature Communications by Brian Knutson, a professor of psychology at Stanford University, and Christian Buchel, a professor of medicine at Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, was based on a brain scan dataset covering, among other things, 144 European…
02.26 / 10:08
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SpaceX on Sunday blasted off its Falcon 9 rocket carrying the unmanned Dragon cargo ship, packed with food and supplies for the six astronauts living at the International Space…
02.26 / 07:03
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Dust off your Google Glass Explorer editions, according to new data, smart glasses is where the smart money will be in the wearables market over the next five years. Interest in "traditional" wearable form factors – ie, smartwatches and fitness bands – is already starting to slow, or so says Juniper Research, whose latest white paper claims that although such devices are set to make up 75% of the global market this year, will only represent 50% come 2021. At the same…
02.25 / 16:54
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Students Amira Sulaiman, Shamsa Al Mansouri and Sarah Al Amri, under the supervision of Dr. Khawla Al Kaabi, Head of the Geography Department and Executive President for Innovation at UAE University, developed a multi-task and multi-purpose "Smart Submarine" for maritime navigation. According to the students, the submarine is a modern technological equipment that utilises the latest developments in maritime navigation. It is equipped with sensors that measure the water temperature and the…
02.25 / 16:47
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Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, issued directives to Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, to lead the Mars 2117 project and prepare a 100-year plan for its implementation. As per his directives, the centre’s plan will focus on preparing specialised national cadres and developing their capabilities in the fields of space science, research, artificial intelligence, robotics and advanced space technologies. The c…
02.25 / 16:47
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A Russian cargo ship carrying food and equipment for astronuats docked successfully with the International Space Station on Friday after a similar craft crashed back to Earth in December. Russia's space agency said the unmanned Progress freighter carrying 2.5 tonnes of supplies including air, food and fuel "successfully docked" with the orbiting station at 0830 GMT. It had blasted off from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard a Soyuz rocket on Wednesday. In December, the…
02.25 / 11:53
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Smartphones are revolutionising the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say. "If you look at the camera, the flash, the microphone... they all are getting better and better," said Shwetak Patel, engineering professor at the University of Washington. "In fact the capabilities on those phones are as great as some of the specialised devices," he told the American Association for…
02.25 / 11:43
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A continent two-thirds the size of Australia has been found beneath the south-west Pacific Ocean, scientists reported in the journal of the Geological Society of America. The land mass of 4.5 million square kilometers (1.74 million square miles) is 94 percent underwater and only its highest points - New Zealand and New Caldeonia - poke above the surface. "It's rather frustrating for us geologists with the oceans being there," said Nick Mortimer, a geologist at GNS Science in…
02.25 / 10:02
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The US space agency said it is considering putting astronauts on an upcoming test flight of the deep space capsule Orion as it aims to orbit the Moon. Orion is being built with an eye to one day ferrying astronauts to Earth's neighboring planet, Mars, perhaps by the 2030s. Until now, the Orion test flight known as Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1) was scheduled for 2018 and was expected to be unmanned. But NASA's acting administrator Robert Lightfoot asked on February 15 for the space agency to…
02.25 / 08:44
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The US space agency said Friday it is considering putting astronauts on an upcoming test flight of the deep space capsule Orion as it aims to orbit the Moon. Orion is being built with an eye to one day ferrying astronauts to Earth's neighboring planet, Mars, perhaps by the…
02.25 / 07:10
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Next week’s planned $3.2 billion initial public offering (IPO) of Snap Inc., maker of the popular Snapchat app, is oversubscribed, market sources told IFR on Friday. The much-awaited deal is scheduled to price on Wednesday, with the company set to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) the following day. Sources said underwriters told investors that the deal is oversubscribed at the marketing range of $14-$16 per share, but they have yet to offer more specific pricing g…
02.25 / 06:14
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