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The tumultuous heart of our Galaxy

ESA - 3 hours 40 min ago
This new image of powerful remnants of dead stars and their mighty action on the surrounding gas from ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory reveals some of the most intense processes taking place at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way.
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Do comet fractures drive surface evolution?

ESA - 3 hours 40 min ago
Extreme thermal stresses experienced by a comet as it orbits around the Sun could explain the extensive fracturing thought to drive its long-term surface erosion, say Rosetta scientists analysing high-resolution images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's surface.
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Rosetta's big day in the Sun

ESA - 3 hours 40 min ago
ESA's Rosetta today witnessed Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko making its closest approach to the Sun. The exact moment of perihelion occurred at 02:03 GMT this morning when the comet came within 186 million km of the Sun.
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Announcement of the plans for the issuing of a Call for a Medium-size mission for launch in 2029-2030 (M5)

ESA - 3 hours 40 min ago
The Director of Science and Robotic Exploration of the European Space Agency plans to release, in late 2015 or early 2016, a Call for the M5 "Medium-size mission" with a planned launch date of 2029-2030 ("M5 Call" in the following).
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Send your drawing into space with CHEOPS

ESA - 3 hours 40 min ago
Do you want to send your art into space on the new CHEOPS satellite? ESA and its mission partners are inviting children to submit drawings that will be miniaturised and engraved on two plaques that will be put on the satellite.
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Cassini-Huygens Participating Scientists<br>Announcement of Opportunity 2015

ESA - 3 hours 40 min ago
The scientific community is invited to submit proposals for participation to the Cassini-Huygens mission through the Participating Scientists (PS) programme. This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) is issued jointly by ESA, NASA, and ASI. A brief statement of work is due on 1 June 2015; the full proposal is due on 18 August 2015.
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Rosetta instruments ready for action

ESA - 3 hours 40 min ago
It's official, Rosetta instruments are ready for action! The Rosetta team had a commissioning 'close out' review on 13 May where each of the orbiter and lander instruments were given a formal 'go' for routine science operations.
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No. 266 - Continuation of quadrature operations, temporary star tracker outage, start of the sixteenth occultation season, and entire thirteenth Atmospheric Drag Experiment Campaign

ESA - 3 hours 40 min ago
Report for the period 13 October to 9 November 2013This reporting period covers four weeks of Venus Express operations. It includes the continuation of quadrature operations, a temporary star tracker outage, start of the sixteenth occultation season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, and the entire thirteenth Atmospheric Drag Experiment Campaign.
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No. 265 - End of the twenty-fifth eclipse season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, start of quadrature operations

ESA - 3 hours 40 min ago
Report for the period 15 September to 12 October 2013.This reporting period covers four weeks of Venus Express operations. It includes the end of the twenty-fifth eclipse season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, and the start of quadrature operations.
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Herschel Status Report - June 2013

ESA - 3 hours 40 min ago
Report for period 3 June to 1 July 2013 On 17 June 2013 Herschel operations were concluded, following the last manoeuvre to deplete the spacecraft's fuel and the final passivation of the spacecraft. Herschel has been switched off and is in its final heliocentric orbit. The mission is now in its post-operations phase.
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Google denies Europe's antitrust accusations

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 40 min ago

Google has rejected the European Commission's charges that the company harmed consumers and producers by distorting Internet search results to favor its own shopping service. 

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Meet M, Facebook’s new personal assistant (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 40 min ago

Select users are testing M, Facebook Messenger's digital assistant service that uses both human and artificial intelligence.

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Don't be a square: Instagram ditches ridged boundaries

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 40 min ago

The photo-sharing app Instagram will, for the first time, allow users to post photographs in a portrait and landscape format.

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North Dakota becomes first state to legalize weaponized police drones

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 40 min ago

A North Dakota law allows police to outfit drones with 'less-than-lethal' weapons including stun guns and tear gas. The bill's original sponsor says he didn't want weapons of any kind on drones, but that the state law enforcement lobby altered the bill's language.

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How a new device could make your bike smarter

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 40 min ago

Backed by a Kickstarter campaign, SmartHalo pairs a device and a smartphone app to allow bikers hands-free navigation and notification alerts. 

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How YouTube plans to get gamers to ditch Twitch

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 40 min ago

Google's online video giant launched a new gaming site Wednesday, a year after failing to acquire the streaming video service Twitch.

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Driver blows past Tesla's mileage rating, cruising 452 miles on one charge

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 40 min ago

Bjørn Nyland nearly doubled the expected mileage for a Tesla Model S. Mr. Nyland used "hypermiling" techniques, such as driving at slow speeds and coasting to a stop when necessary, to make his Model S as efficient as possible.

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Mobile manners: How Americans are navigating cell phone etiquette

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 40 min ago

A new report around mobile phone etiquette highlights technology’s impact on social interactions and how Americans are negotiating norms around the use of their devices in public places.

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Will a zippy new drone keep Sony afloat?

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 40 min ago

Sony unveils its new drone just weeks after reporting a massively profitable first quarter – after posting losses for six of the past seven years.

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One step closer to Star Trek: New 3-D printer builds with 10 materials at once

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 40 min ago

MIT researchers created MultiFab, a relatively inexpensive 3-D printer that can print out lenses, fiber-optics, and fabric.

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