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Announcement of Opportunity for Science Planners in the NASA-led IRIS Mission

ESA - 16 min 46 sec ago
This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) solicits proposals for participation in the NASA-led IRIS mission from scientists working in the ESA Member States, under the form of Science Planners.
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Announcement of Opportunity for European payload elements on the Surface Platform of the ExoMars 2018 mission

ESA - 16 min 46 sec ago
The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IKI) invite the scientific community to submit proposals for instrument(s) and instrument contributions in the ExoMars 2018 Surface Platform. This Announcement of Opportunity is open to scientists in ESA Member States, Canada, and Russia.
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Rosetta instruments ready for action

ESA - 16 min 46 sec 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 - 16 min 46 sec 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 - 16 min 46 sec 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 - 16 min 46 sec 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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Mark Zuckerberg: Kids playing video games can lead to programming career

Christian Science Monitor - 16 min 47 sec ago

The Facebook founder and CEO said at a Town Hall Q&A last week that playing video games helped him become a programmer.

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Where can you find 3-D printers? Try your local library.

Christian Science Monitor - 16 min 47 sec ago

According to the ALA, the number of libraries that provide access to 3-D printers is growing.

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Can YouTube attract a new audience with 60fps HD live streaming?

Christian Science Monitor - 16 min 47 sec ago

YouTube announces it will support live streaming at 60 frames per second, considered the standard for video games. YouTube will also allow viewers to rewind streams, then speed them up to catch back up with what is happening live.

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Internet.org: A battle over net neutrality? Or between haves and have-nots?

Christian Science Monitor - 16 min 47 sec ago

While Facebook attempts to connect the two-thirds of the world without Internet access, it faces a growing backlash. What is the 'net neutrality' debate really about?

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Netflix gets a facelift. What's changing?

Christian Science Monitor - 16 min 47 sec ago

Netflix announced on Wednesday that the website's user interface will be getting an update for the first time since 2011.

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How mCookie's DIY-computer tech brings Legos to life

Christian Science Monitor - 16 min 47 sec ago

Microduino’s mCookie is its second-generation product that incorporates building blocks to make DIY tech more approachable.

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Why does entering racist slurs into Google Maps return the White House?

Christian Science Monitor - 16 min 47 sec ago

Entering variations on a racial epithet used against African Americans into Google Maps will direct some users to the White House. Who is behind this?

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Why the US is testing hypersonic weapons (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - 16 min 47 sec ago

The US Air Force has developed a hypersonic engine as part of a program to create a class of weapons so fast and accurate that they could reach any target in the world within an hour. 

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What will the next Apple Watch look like?

Christian Science Monitor - 16 min 47 sec ago

Apple has taken on some of the chief criticisms against the newly launched Apple Watch and plans to improve both heath and security features. 

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Ahead of WWDC, Apple updates its iMac and 15-inch MacBook Pro

Christian Science Monitor - 16 min 47 sec ago

Apple announced an updated 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro with faster flash storage and a Force Touch trackpad. Apple also refreshed its Retina 5K iMacs, introducing a new model and dropping the price on the existing model.

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3D-printing human skin: The end of animal testing?

Christian Science Monitor - 16 min 47 sec ago

Beauty conglomerate L’Oreal has partnered with biotech company Organovo to facilitate printing human skin for product testing. 

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Apple purchases GPS startup, seeks to improve Maps platform

Christian Science Monitor - 16 min 47 sec ago

Following rocky beginnings, Apple Maps may improve with Apple's recent purchase of GPS startup company Coherent Navigation.

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Depression Treatments Inspired By Club Drug Move Ahead In Tests

NPR - 18 min 9 sec ago

A decade ago, scientists showed that the anesthetic ketamine could relieve major depression in hours. Now, two chemical cousins of the drug are entering the late stages of clinical testing.

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Theme parks introduce food apps for restaurant orders

Phys.Org - 27 min 55 sec ago
Theme parks are using technology to reduce waits, but not just for rides.
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