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Astronaut Peggy Whitson Just Shattered A Spacewalking Record

Active on her Twitter account, @AstroPeggy, Whitson often writes about how research at the space station relates to everyday life, and how she travels the world as part of her astronaut training. "Sometimes bolts will go", NASA spokesman Dan Huot told The Washington Post . While things flying off into space is not entirely unusual, on this occasion, there were concerns given the size and weight of the object.

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Privacy concern raised over search service on Verizon phones

After Evie debuted its eponymous launcher a few months back, it teamed up with Verizon for AppFlash . The information Verizon will collect from AppFlash users includes the user's mobile number, device identifiers, device type and operating system, information about how the customer uses AppFlash and a list of other apps installed on the device.

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The best Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus accessories and cases

However, the security feature is not so secure, after all. The iPhone 8 is rumoured to be officially launched in September. It's also believed the next iPhone will have numerous same new design features as Samsung's S8 models. Users can still utilize the ultra secure Iris Scanning or Fingerprint Scanning methodologies to unlock their phones and use as payment verification methods, both of which have been proven to be secure.

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Lost in space: Astronauts lose grip on key shield component

This still image taken from NASA shows NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson during a space walk at the International Space Station on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Whitson, an Expedition 50 Flight Engineer, had her latest spacewalk on January 6 with Commander Shane Kimbrough . Moreover, she might return to the board of the Russian spacecraft Soyuz.

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Samsung aims to extinguish 'exploding phone' woes with AI-powered Galaxy S8

There is an argument that having the back button the right of the device makes it easier to reach for right handed users, since it requires less stretching. This scanner has been an important feature for iOS devices for a while now, as it allows users to unlock their phones with one touch. Microsoft will put most of these apps on the home screen after installation, and apparently will also include "additional accessibility" to apps like Wunderlist, LinkedIn , and other apps.

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White House aides helped Nunes

Spicer also wouldn't say whether the White House's sudden decision to share information with the Intelligence Committee was directly related to Nunes's move. In past White Houses, the first question has gone to a designated reporter or news organization - most recently, the Associated Press. "And I do think that the White House has a lot of questions to answer".

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White House 'welcomes' PM pledge to curb settlement construction

Netanyahu has said previously he intends to build a new settlement for residents of a wildcat Jewish outpost in the West Bank known as Amona, which was evacuated under court order in February. The settlements are considered illegal under worldwide law, though Israel disputes this. The administration of President Donald Trump has offered contradictory stances on the issue of settlements, with the White House first issuing a statement claiming settlements "may not be helpful", but ...

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First recycled rocket launch a success

The SpaceX chief executive said his next goal is to turn the booster around for relaunch in 24 hours, a milestone he said could be accomplished before the end of the year. "It means you can fly and re-fly an orbit-class booster, which is the most expensive part of the rocket". The Falcon Heavy test, which has been scheduled for some time now, is set for "late summer", according to Musk.

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French presidential debate dominated by Islam and Burkini row

A high abstention rate could benefit Le Pen as polls consistently show that her supporters are the most certain of their vote. "I am not going to become involved in a vague region in Europe", she stressed, pointing out that France's independence is a core value for many French people, who want to " defend their values and traditions " and remain competitive " without being lectured " to by a " supranational structure ".

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Whitson's walk in space sets another record

NASA says it is not yet clear who let the shield go or how it floated away. Williams created the previous record with a spacewalk of total 50 hours and 40 minutes, which was surpassed by Whitson who logged 53 hours and 22 minutes. EVA-41, the second NASA spacewalk in one week. A Russian holds the all-time spacewalking record: Anatoly Solovyev with 16. She managed to accumulate more than 500 days lived in space which is more than any other woman has ever experienced.

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SpaceX Launches New Era In Spaceflight

As everyone already knows, Elon Musk is the man behind SpaceX and he chose to commemorate this moment on SpaceX's live stream by stating "It means you can fly and refly an orbital class booster, which is the most expensive part of the rocket".

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North Carolina Bathroom Bill Will Cost State Nearly $4B: AP Analysis

House Bill 2 is expected to cost North Carolina more than $3.7 billion in lost business over a dozen years. The biggest impact on the state's business? Meanwhile, online payments giant PayPal was one of the first businesses to announce past year it was withdrawing plans to build a new facility in Charlotte , North Carolina after the bathroom bill went into effect - costing the state 400 new jobs.

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Football fans in Downtown Las Vegas have mixed feelings on Raiders' move

National Football League owners voted 31 to one Monday morning to move the raiders out of California, with only the Miami Dolphins owner objecting. For a $100 refundable deposit, fans can "secure their place in history at the Las Vegas Stadium".

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Will The EPA Reject A Pesticide, Or Its Own Scientific Evidence?

Rep. Pearce is an original cosponsor of H.R. 1430, the Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment ( HONEST) Act , and H.R. 1431, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act . Pruitt's ban will likely put off any pesticide ban until 2022, when the agency is formally mandated to re-evaluate chlorpyrifos. The EPA under Pruitt need only muster enough scientific evidence to show that its findings are also reasonable, a relatively low bar for an agency to get over.

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United States astronaut breaks female record for most spacewalks

American astronaut Peggy Whitson made history when she floated outside the International Space Station on Thursday, breaking the record for the most spacewalks by Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams . Two astronauts on March 24 disconnected cables from the PMA-3 from its previous location so that a robotic arm could transport it to its home March 26.

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ISS spacewalk to see Nasa astronauts step out of space station

During last Friday's spacewalk, Kimbrough - the space station's commander and six-time spacewalker - disconnected the docking port for flight controllers in Houston, who moved it to a new and better location on Sunday. During the first spacewalk, the Pressurised Mating Adapter-3 (PMA-3) was prepared for installation of the second International Docking Adapter, which serves as a home to commercial crew vehicle dockings.

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Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Fooled by a Picture

DJ Koh, president of mobile communications business at Samsung Electronics, said: "The Galaxy S8 is our testament to regaining your trust by redefining what's possible in safety and marks a new milestone in Samsung's smartphone legacy". So Microsoft and Samsung can benefit by finding ways to depend more on each other and less on the two mobile giants. However, if you're going to go through the trouble of a special version, it makes sense to add that in, too.

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Samsung to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphones

The South Korean firm already carried out an internal investigation into overheating and fires with multiple Galaxy Note 7 handsets after the device launched. Samsung Bringing Back the Note 7 for as Refurbished Device. Samsung has announced plans to start selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 handsets.

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Burger King launches Whopper-flavored toothpaste ahead of April Fool's Day

Um...what? You need to watch this ultra-surreal commercial immediately! Yes, it's Whopper Toothpaste! They have another thing in common, too: they're not usually by Burger King. We've contacted them to check but surely there's no way this can be real. To each their own, though. Now, it introduces Whopper-flavored toothpaste for those of you who prefer meaty over minty-fresh.

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Three White House officials linked to Nunes visit

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday called Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes's (R-Calif.) behavior regarding the panel's ongoing Russian Federation investigation "bizarre". Intelligence was doing all it could to find any evidence of collusion with Russian Federation. Noting that she left government in October 2015, she said, "I was just watching like anybody else, like a regular spectator" as initial reports of Russian Federation contacts began to surface after ...

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What the Samsung S8 means for the iPhone 8

At the MWC 2017, Google confirmed that all Android Marshmallow and Nougat devices will receive the Google Assistant via a software update. Samsung describes this special edition as device customization to bring Microsoft-developed applications to more devices.

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Hannity sides with Freedom Caucus over Trump on health care

After failing in their first attempt to pass health care reform, President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan are pressuring congressional Republicans to make sure the next attempt is successful. But bitter recriminations in the Republican party show no sign of easing. "These are strong, philosophical, constitutional conservatives who have done a lot, I think, over the years to pull the party toward a broader conservative agenda", Hayes said.

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Astronaut Peggy Whitson Just Took a Giant Leap for Womankind

The spacewalk began at 7:29 AM (local time) when both Whitson and Shane Kimbrough switched their spacesuits to battery power. NASA says there is no chance the International Space Station will be struck by a piece of thermal shielding that got away from spacewalking astronauts .

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[ March 30, 2017 ] Kimbrough, Whitson prepare for spacewalk Thursday Mission Reports

This is the 199th EVA in station history, the fourth so far this year, the sixth for Kimbrough and the eighth for Whitson. The entire space station is protected, in some fashion, against possible debris strikes. Then flight controllers in Houston moved it to a new and better location Sunday. Whitson and her spacewalking partner, Shane Kimbrough (KIM-broh), need to complete prep work on a docking port.

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Thousands take shelter as Cyclone Debbie lashes Australian coastal resorts

Everyone in the inland mining town of Collinsville, where Debbie passed as a downgraded category two storm, appeared to be safe despite structural damage, including at the pub where the roof was ripped off. The storm has been "blowing its head off", said club vice chairman Ron McGree, who was sanguine about the disruption. "It means we start from scratch again".

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Trump, Ryan moving on to tax reform effort with major trade implications

Since the beginning of Trump's run for the Republican presidential nomination, he has been making a list of enemies to scapegoat for all of his failures. "It is absolute suicide for the Republican Party to follow the course that they're embarking on right now", L. Brent Bozell III, the chairman of For America, told a conference call .

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Global impact of Trump climate rollback to be felt over time

China is keen to be seen leading the way in reducing climate change which Trump has in the past dismissed as a "hoax". "The fact that Donald Trump is even considering stripping U.S. The US, being the top historical polluter, should have been raising the ambition to address climate change. As a mandatory requirement, countries have submitted their nationally determined climate action plans to the UNFCCC.

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NAACP President's Statement on the North Carolina Legislature's HB2 Repeal

North Carolina lawmakers retreated from the state's controversial law that restricted which public restrooms transgender people can use, repealing it Thursday in the face of economic pressure in favor of a new bill that gay rights groups attacked as discriminatory.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Comes With a New Touch

As announced last week, the S8 and S8+ will feature Samsung's new virtual assistant, Bixby . Aside from that, the only new additions to the Galaxy S8 appears to be the Microsoft apps that are installed after connecting the phones to a Wi-Fi network for the first time.

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ExxonMobil Urges Trump Administration to Remain in UN Climate Accord

The US is already the second largest coal consumer in the world after China . Coal is the most polluting of fossil fuels. CPP is a regulation that aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from USA power plants by 32 per cent below their 2005 emissions level, by 2030.

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SpaceX makes history by successfully reusing a rocket in latest launch

The Falcon 9 SpaceX is using on the SES-10 mission already flew a mission to the International Space Station during SpaceX's 8th cargo resupply mission in April of 2016. The launch of the recycled Falcon 9 was the third launch from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A . Its launch, scheduled for Thursday will be the first time SpaceX launches one of its reused boosters.

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Peggy Whitson breaks Sunita's spacewalk record

The incident briefly raised concern at mission control in Houston that the shield might come back and hit the orbiting laboratory. Almost two hours later, the shield was seen as a white speck in the distance. It was a disappointing turn of events in a record-setting spacewalk for Whitson, the world's oldest and most experienced spacewoman. That's the most spacewalks ever performed by a woman.

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International Space Station Space blanket floats away during historic spacewalk

Whitson and Kimbrough had cameras strapped to their helmets to document their work on the livestream as the space station drifted over South Africa, then India. " Be safe and enjoy your time out ", said French astronaut Thomas Pesquet as the hatch opened. SpaceX and Boeing are now designing crew vehicles that will begin flying people to the ISS as early as next year.

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Congress Votes to Repeal Internet Privacy Rules

The Federal Communications Commission rules would have required internet service providers to treat consumer data like browsing history and financial and medical information as "sensitive" and obtain permission from customers before using or sharing that data to create targeted advertisements.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 hides home button and gains Bixby AI

Galaxy S8 comes in two variants, Samsung Galaxy S8 with 5.8 inch display and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus with 6.2 inch display. Samsung has also announced that US English will launch a month after the Korean version. The ads feature a black screen with two white lines that outline the top and bottom of the device. The curved "Edge" display that previously appeared on the S6 and S7 is said to have been done away with.


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