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Mars Webcam goes pro

ESA - 39 min 52 sec ago
A modest 'webcam' on Mars Express has proven useful for outreach, education and citizen-science. Now ESA have decided to adopt it as a professional science instrument.
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Rosetta's comet contains ingredients for life

ESA - 39 min 52 sec 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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Hubble finds clues to the birth of supermassive black holes [heic1610]

ESA - 39 min 52 sec ago
Astrophysicists have taken a major step forward in understanding how supermassive black holes formed. Using data from Hubble and two other space telescopes, Italian researchers have found the best evidence yet for the seeds that ultimately grow into these cosmic giants.
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Students taste life as a space scientist in Cassini competition

ESA - 39 min 52 sec ago
Over the past 12 years, the NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens mission has made numerous exciting discoveries and returned many stunning images of the Saturnian system. Saturn, its moons, and rings provide the inspiration behind the 'Cassini scientist for a day' competition that is designed to give school students a taste of life as a space scientist. More than 900 students from across Europe participated in the 2015–2016 competition and the winners have now been selected.
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Are mystery Mars plumes caused by space weather?

ESA - 39 min 52 sec ago
Mysterious high-rise clouds seen appearing suddenly in the martian atmosphere on a handful of occasions may be linked to space weather, say Mars Express scientists.
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Call for a Medium-size mission opportunity in ESA's Science Programme (M5)

ESA - 39 min 52 sec 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 - 39 min 52 sec 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 - 39 min 52 sec 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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Zenbo, a new home robot with 'feelings,' for the price of a smartphone

Christian Science Monitor - 39 min 53 sec ago

At the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan, the electronics manufacturer Asus debuted Zenbo, their $599 home robot that moves independently, understands spoken commands.

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Alexa is now available on your browser, sort of

Christian Science Monitor - 39 min 53 sec ago

Amazon's digital assistant program, Alexa, has a new feature that makes it available on browsers. It could integrate further in the future.

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On second try, NASA inflates experimental room on space station

Christian Science Monitor - 39 min 53 sec ago

The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, barely expanded during Thursday's first inflation attempt. On Saturday, NASA tried again. 

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Why many in Silicon Valley breathed sigh of relief at Google-Oracle ruling

Christian Science Monitor - 39 min 53 sec ago

A federal jury sided with Google in a long-running copyright battle with rival Oracle on Thursday, saying its use of Oracle's code to create its Android software was 'fair use.'

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How big a deal is Microsoft and Facebook's underwater Internet cable?

Christian Science Monitor - 39 min 53 sec ago

By creating the first underwater cable to connect the United States with southern Europe, the tech giants are joining Google in developing networks to better move massive amounts of data around the globe.

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Google creates list to shame tardy Android partners (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - 39 min 54 sec ago

The tech giant created a list that ranks Android partners who keep the operating system most up-to-date, while excluding from the list partners who don't. 

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Tech billionaire is unlikely Hulk Hogan ally in Gawker fight

Christian Science Monitor - 39 min 54 sec ago

Venture capitalist Peter Thiel has confirmed that he covered the costs of Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker after news reports identified him as the covert financier.

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Misogyny on Twitter: Who are the trolls really?

Christian Science Monitor - 39 min 54 sec ago

More misogynistic tweets originate from women than from men, according to a new study by British think tank Demos.

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Mariners can track presence of whales with a phone app

Christian Science Monitor - 39 min 54 sec ago

As whale watching season approaches, more boat captains are finding that a new smartphone app is better at helping them avoid hitting whales than outdated equipment.

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Will Facebook's 'trending' kerfuffle alter the way we read news?

Christian Science Monitor - 39 min 54 sec ago

Facebook said it had found no evidence of 'systematic political bias' in its trending news feed. But it is changing how it chooses news, offering insight into its algorithm. 

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Twitter's new character limits: A nod to Instagram? (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - 39 min 54 sec ago

Tweeters can now add photos or mentions without having them counted in the 140 character limit. Is Twitter trying to get more visual to mimic Instagram's success?

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Phones for Lego lovers: New OtterBox case lets you add, remove accessories

Christian Science Monitor - 39 min 54 sec ago

OtterBox's modular design lets smartphone users remove and replace components, suggesting the potential for more customizable personal tech in the future.  

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