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Announcement of Opportunity for new science ideas in ESA's Science Programme

ESA - 28 min 59 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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Inside Rosetta's comet

ESA - 28 min 59 sec ago
There are no large caverns inside Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. ESA's Rosetta mission has made measurements that clearly demonstrate this, solving a long-standing mystery.
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First locks released from LISA Pathfinder's cubes

ESA - 28 min 59 sec ago
Today, the lock fingers that kept the two test masses on LISA Pathfinder secure during the launch and cruise phase were successfully unlocked. As planned, the two cubes are still attached to the spacecraft via an additional mechanism that will hold them in place until mid February, as the teams carry on with the spacecraft and payload commissioning.
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INTEGRAL X-rays Earth's aurora

ESA - 28 min 59 sec ago
Normally busy with observing high-energy black holes, supernovas and neutron stars, ESA's INTEGRAL space observatory recently had the chance to look back at our own planet's aurora.
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Request for Information (RFI) for the provision of the payload module for the joint ESA-China SMILE mission

ESA - 28 min 59 sec ago
The European Space Agency invites European industry from ESA Member States to declare their interest for the provision of the payload module for the joint ESA-China SMILE mission by replying to this Request For Information (RFI). The submission deadline for the response to this RFI is 29 January 2016, 12:00 CET (noon).
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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 - 28 min 59 sec 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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Will Amazon's Lumberyard empower small game studios?

Amazon's Lumberyard engine streamlines the process of video game creation and ties in with Twitch and Amazon's cloud services. Lumberyard is meant to appeal to indie developers, but could catch on with larger studios as well.

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FAA bill: Will passengers be barred from making calls during flights?

As part of a proposal by Republican lawmakers to turn over air traffic control systems to a non-profit corporation, as Canada has done, Congress is considering a permanent ban on in-flight calls, a policy that now varies by airline.

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Facebook stumbles in France and India: What’s going on? (+video)

India's regulatory authorities clamped down on Facebook, as France's data privacy agency claimed the company's data-tracking practices breach French privacy law, in a sign governments will pressure profit-making companies to keep the Internet free.

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Why the US needs a new, tech-driven growth strategy

Government policies shouldn't shy away from investments in technological innovation, new equipment, labor skills, and infrastructure in order to increase productivity.

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Why TV companies may soon cut back on streaming access to new shows

Time Warner, which is in talks to invest in Hulu, told the streaming media service it wants to cut back access to new shows such as 'Supergirl' and 'The Flash.' TV companies worry that streaming access could encourage more people to cut back or drop cable service.

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MS-DOS computer viruses live on in the Internet Archive’s Malware Museum (+video)

The Malware Museum shows us the colorful, obnoxious, insulting computer viruses of yesteryear – and reminds us how much malware has changed since the 1980s.

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Why defeat in India leaves an uncertain path for Facebook's 'Free Basics'

The social media giant has touted the service for its humanitarian benefits, saying it provided affordable Internet to users around the world. On Monday, India's telecom regulator shot it down.

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Is Twitter really changing its algorithm to be more like Facebook?

Rumors that Twitter will implement a Facebook-style algorithm to curate users' feeds has raised concerns that the site could lose its distinctiveness as a real-time social platform. 

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No plug? Why is Google working on wireless charging for cars

Federal Communications Commission documents indicate that Google has hopes for plug-less charging for its self-driving cars. 

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Why Finland wants to use drones to monitor migrants along Russian border

The Finnish border guard declined to say how it plans to test the drones, which will be used along the northern border of the EU's Schengen passport-free travel zone.

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States consider allowing kids to learn coding instead of foreign languages

A former Yahoo executive turned Florida lawmaker is proposing allowing students to take computer science courses as an alternative to two required foreign language classes. But the proposal has been controversial with legislators and advocates for coding, who say foreign languages remain valuable.

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