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Maine's national monument is among the 27 that feds will review

Maine's national monument is among the 27 that feds will review Regardless of the promises in President Barack Obama's Bears Ears proclamation, they see monument status as the wedge in the door of access that the federal government will eventually slam shut. Conservation groups contend that the monument review puts in limbo protections on large swaths of land that are home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering Sequoias, deep canyons and ocean habitats where sea... [Full Article...]

Macron tops opinion polls as voting begins in France

Macron tops opinion polls as voting begins in France Marine Le Pen's niece Marion Marechal-Le Pen, a National Front lawmaker, on Sunday said her aunt's softening of the party position on the euro came late in the presidential election campaign and was not well understood by French voters. The campaign ended Friday night with a hacking attack and document leak targeting Macron. Macron now becomes not only France's youngest-ever president but also o... [Full Article...]

Unmanned US Air Force space plane lands after secret, two-year mission

Unmanned US Air Force space plane lands after secret, two-year mission The unmanned X-37B, which resembles a miniature space shuttle, touched down at 7:47 a.m. EDT (1147 GMT) on a runway formerly used for landings of the now-mothballed space shuttles, the Air Force said in an email. First launched on May 20th, 2015, the spacecraft spent 719 days in space, breaking the record set by the last mission, OTV-3, which was in space for 675 days. [Full Article...]

Galaxy S8: Samsung says pre-orders up compared with Galaxy S7

The new smartphone just hit store shelves days ago and Consumer Reports reveals how it stacks up against the competition. While the phone is offering a stunning edge-to-edge infinity OLED display, a new digital voice assistant named Bixby , facial recognition and an iris scanner, the impressive sales are still significant considering the company's last flagship phone launch ended with the com... [Full Article...]

Uber Demotes Man at the Center of Waymo Self-Driving Car Lawsuit

He will be replaced in that role by Eric Meyhofer, a lead engineer in the division in Uber's Pittsburgh office. Anthony Levandowski has emerged as a central figure in the legal battle between Uber and Waymo, Google's driverless auto initiative. [Full Article...]

BMW M550d xDrive Debuts With Mountain-Moving 560 LB-FT Of Torque

BMW M550d xDrive Debuts With Mountain-Moving 560 LB-FT Of Torque The new engine for the M550d is actually the same engine BMW delivered in the new 750d previous year, with its two low and two high pressure turbos having to be limited to make sure the eight-speed ZF auto could cope. Both body styles come with an electronic top speed limiter that will kick in at 155 miles per hour (250 kph). BMW soon will launch a diesel version of the newest 5-series sedan in ... [Full Article...]

Trump requiring review of national monuments

Trump requiring review of national monuments Trump accused the Obama administration of using the Antiquities Act to "unilaterally put millions of acres of land and water under strict federal control" - a practice Trump derided as " a massive federal land grab ". "Attempting to wipe national monuments off the map with the stroke of a pen would be illegal and unpopular, and this review will show as much", Grijalva, the senior Democrat on... [Full Article...]

Facebook fights fake news, state meddling

Facebook fights fake news, state meddling Since the USA election's conclusion, Facebook has released several initiatives and tools aimed at helping users identify reputable news stories and sources, but has called information operations "insidious" because it " obscures and impairs" people's ability to have genuine conversations. [Full Article...]

Samsung sees second-highest profit in Q1

Sales rose just 2 percent over a year earlier while operating profit surged 48 percent to 9.9 trillion won ($8.7 billion). Samsung's profitability was sharply enhanced. The firm's mobile division reported a 200 million won operating loss for the quarter, its eighth-straight quarter in the red, with the G6 only having begun selling in March. [Full Article...]

NASA's Management and Development of Spacesuits — NASA OIG

NASA's Management and Development of Spacesuits — NASA OIG Dr. Whitson and Fischer also explained some of the benefits of having 4K live streaming technology in space: providing live footage of experiments under way on the International Space Station being one, since it means they can use things like slow motion cameras capturing extremely high detail to transmit results in real-time to their researcher colleagues on Earth. [Full Article...]

Eclipse-themed stamp to be released on summer solstice

Eclipse-themed stamp to be released on summer solstice The stamp's photo of the eclipse was taken in Libya by an Arizona-based astrophysicist in 2006. The special stamp transforms into an image of the moon from the heat of your finger. For rusty space enthusiasts: A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely covers the sun, casting a shadow on the Earth, according to NASA. [Full Article...]

Hot Stock Overview: Uni-Pixel, Inc. (UNXL)

These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock. On March 30 th, 2017, Uni-Pixel reported financial results for Q4 and full year ended December 31 st, 2016. This relationship increases the importance of accurate EPS growth estimates for different markets. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of -45.5 Percent. [Full Article...]

Meizu E2: The Rear Flash of the Smartphone has 4 LEDs

Meizu E2: The Rear Flash of the Smartphone has 4 LEDs Like any other smartphone from a Chinese player, Meizu E2 has a unibody metal design. The handset comes in two variants, one with 32GB onboard storage and 3GB of RAM and another of 64GB internal storage with 4GB of RAM. Now, the relatively large 3400mAh battery is probably not equipped with the company's groundbreaking Super mCharge technology unveiled at MWC a couple of months back, but it's stil... [Full Article...]

NASA scientists discover new Earth size exoplanet colder than Hoth

NASA scientists discover new Earth size exoplanet colder than Hoth An artist's concept shows the "iceball" planet OGLE-2016-BLG-1195Lb, which has the same mass as Earth but is a frozen block of ice because its star is so tiny. It would need to orbit so much closer to its star to have liquid water at any point on its surface, as it's temperatures can reach minus 400 degrees Fahrenheit. [Full Article...]

Thousands join March for Science in downtown Chicago

Demonstrators said they are concerned about climate change, and are demanding the Trump administration invest in environmental efforts like cleaner air and water, and not defund them. "Science helps us inform questions that politicians make decisions on", he explained. "I'm looking forward to a future in which we can solve problems that we have using scientific means", one protestor said. [Full Article...]

Amazon's new Echo Look is a camera that judges your outfits

Amazon's new Echo Look is a camera that judges your outfits If successful, the service would not only give Amazon data on what outfits customers prefer, but it also would help shoppers equate Amazon with fashion - a lucrative market for online retailers. "Over time, these decisions get smarter through your feedback and input from our team of experienced fashion specialists". Though Amazon has never disclosed sales figures, third-party research fir... [Full Article...]

Gboard for Android gets new languages and tools

Gboard for Android gets new languages and tools This provides it the ability to support scripts native to each language and with the possibility of transliteration with Gboard. Google Trips isn't the only Google app that's getting an update today, as Gboard for Android is also gaining some new tricks . [Full Article...]

White House backs off as lawmakers work to avert shutdown

White House backs off as lawmakers work to avert shutdown Democrat politicians are threatening to oppose the short-term funding extension, if Republicans - at the behest of the White House - forge ahead with a vote to repeal Obamacare this week. Leading House conservatives are saying good things about a plan to revive the GOP health care bill. Ryan said, "We'll vote on it when we get the votes". [Full Article...]

Kenya's opposition alliance picks Odinga as presidential candidate

Kenya's opposition alliance picks Odinga as presidential candidate Senior leaders of the National Super Alliance (NASA ) coalition made the announcement at Uhuru Park in the capital Nairobi on Thursday during a rally attended by tens of thousands of supporters. He studied engineering in communist former East Germany, and he named his eldest son Fidel, who died in 2015, after the Cuban revolutionary. A hospital that his father helped build in Western Kenya, t... [Full Article...]

Saturn's moon Enceladus has flawless conditions for life

The consequent chemical reaction known as methanogenesis , which creates methane as a byproduct, is "at the root of the tree of life" on our planet and could have been crucial to the origin of life on Earth. This is because the rocky core of the icy Saturn moon is believed to have similar chemical properties to meteorites, which contain both sulfur and phosphorus. [Full Article...]


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