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Venus has potential – but not for water

ESA - 3 hours 52 min ago
ESA's Venus Express may have helped to explain the puzzling lack of water on Venus. The planet has a surprisingly strong electric field – the first time this has been measured at any planet – that is sufficient to deplete its upper atmosphere of oxygen, one of the components of water.
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LISA Pathfinder exceeds expectations

ESA - 3 hours 52 min ago
ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission has demonstrated the technology needed to build a space-based gravitational wave observatory.
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Rosetta's comet contains ingredients for life

ESA - 3 hours 52 min ago
Ingredients regarded as crucial for the origin of life on Earth have been discovered at the comet that ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has been probing for almost two years.
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Call for a Medium-size mission opportunity in ESA's Science Programme (M5)

ESA - 3 hours 52 min ago
Through this Call for Missions the Director of Science solicits from the broad scientific community proposals for the competitive selection of mission concepts to be candidate for the implementation of a medium-size, or M-class, mission (M5).
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Calling all artists: apply now for art and science residency

ESA - 3 hours 52 min ago
ESA, in partnership with Ars Electronica, is announcing art&science@ESA, a new art residency to explore the fertile ground between art and space science.
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Announcement of Opportunity for new science ideas in ESA's Science Programme

ESA - 3 hours 52 min ago
This Call solicits proposals for the competitive selection of new science ideas, to be investigated in terms of feasibility and needed technology developments. The deadline for the submissions of proposals is 14 September 2016, at 12:00 (noon) CEST. Proposals must be preceded by a mandatory Letter of Intent to be received by 9 May 2016, at 12:00 (noon) CEST.
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Facebook to prioritize updates from friends. Will that hurt the news media?

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 52 min ago

On Wednesday, the site said it would now rank status updates from a user's friends and family higher in its News Feed, with less emphasis on posts from businesses and other organizations.

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Leather without cows? Biofabrication startup raises $40 million.

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 52 min ago

Modern Meadow, a Brooklyn-based startup, announced Tuesday that it has raised enough money to begin manufacturing biofabricated leather. 

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How a robot lawyer overturned 160,000 parking tickets

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 52 min ago

A chatbot created by 19-year-old student Joshua Browder has successfully appealed 160,000 cases in New York and London for free.

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Facebook admits that it tracks your location to suggest friends (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 52 min ago

A spokesperson for the website told reporters that it uses GPS data points to suggest 'people you may know.' 

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Why Google plans to release its own smartphone by the end of 2016

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 52 min ago

Google, whose Android operating system is already the best selling OS on smartphones and tablets, could release its own device by the end of the year. 

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Why pirates can easily steal movies from Chrome

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 52 min ago

Cybersecurity researchers alerted Google to this Chrome bug in May, but the company has not changed anything yet.

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Coding bootcamps: Can you believe their claims?

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 52 min ago

The bootcamps promise 12-week immersive training programs, but critics say high job placement numbers may not be credible. Will federal loans help or undermine credibility and costs?  

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Ethics of driverless cars: Do pedestrian lives matter more than passengers'?

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 52 min ago

The rise of autonomous vehicles revives an old ethical dilemma, known as the trolley problem.

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Rt. 66 gets test run of solar road

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 52 min ago

Solar Roadways is working with the Missouri Department of Transportation to install a stretch of solar road that could generate enough energy to power a rest stop.

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The complex economics of self interest

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 52 min ago

In social systems, incentives can work in perverse ways.

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Why Mark Zuckerberg covers his laptop's camera and micophrone (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 52 min ago

Is taping your laptop a necessary security precaution? The chief executive officer of Facebook apparently thinks so.

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Instagram: lost in translation no longer

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 52 min ago

Instagram, the photo- and video-sharing app, announced the introduction of automatic translation, to be rolled out over the coming month.

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Elon Musk tries to unite Tesla and SolarCity: Will shareholders allow it?

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 52 min ago

Investors are expressing skepticism at Elon Musk's latest move in his mission to transform the way humans consume energy.

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BMW's recycled electric car batteries to power homes

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 52 min ago

BMW isn't the only automaker to get into home electricity game. Although Tesla has received a lot of press for its Powerwall module, numerous automakers are exploring how to use car batteries to power homes and offices. 

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