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Cassini Probe Prepares For Descent Into Saturn's Rings

Cassini travels at speeds of up to 77,000 miles per hour (124,000 kph) relative to the planet as it completes its dives through the gap between the rings and planet. Once inside, Cassini will complete 22 ring gap orbits before making the final leap and diving into Saturn's atmosphere. Cassini, named for the Italian astronomer who discovered four of Saturn's moons in the 17th century, launched in 1997 and in 2004 became the first human spacecraft to enter Saturn's orbit.

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Profits Surge; Landmark Dividend; No to Holding Company Structure — Samsung Electronics

Samsung's display business posted Won1.3tn in first-quarter operating profit after suffering an operating loss of Won270bn a year earlier. It was its biggest quarterly net profit since the record third quarter of 2013. The Galaxy S8 smartphones has gotten favorable initial reviews, though some consumers complained that the screen appeared to have a pink hue. Samsung Electronics said in a statement that transitioning to a holding-company structure would compromise its competitiveness and ...

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BlackBerry KeyOne will be available next month

As for Canada availability, the BlackBerry KEYone will go on sale at Bell, Bell MTS, Rogers, SaskTel, and TELUS Business starting at $199 CAD on a two-year term on May 31, as well. Thankfully, it also runs Android now, so all of the apps you are used to, will be safe and secure on it. It will be exclusive to the department store for a limited time.

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Precision Drilling Corporation (NYSE:PDS) Shares Dip Under Moving Averages

Royal Bank Of Canada restated their outperform rating on shares of Precision Drilling Co. The oil and gas company reported ($0.06) earnings per share (EPS ) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.11) by $0.05. Finally, Scotiabank reiterated a sector perform rating and issued a C$7.00 price objective on shares of Precision Drilling in a report on Tuesday, December 6th.

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NASA spacewalking suits in short supply, report finds

Whitson called the space station "a key bridge" between living on Earth and traveling into deep space, and she singled out the station's recycling system that transforms astronauts' urine into drinking water. Already poised to smash several astronomical records for snowballing time, the USA astronaut, Peggy Whitson has added a new feather to her cap by spending most days in the space.

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Saturn, Jupiter Moons May Be Able To Support Life — NASA New Discoveries

That's how the Cassini team found hydrogen in the water. According to NASA, this reaction is known as " methanogenesis " because it produces methane as a byproduct and could have been critical to the origin of life on Earth. The Cassini spacecraft wasn't created to detect life in Enceladus plume since the scientists didn't know that it existed until the spacecraft reached Saturn.

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Donald Trump calls to congratulate record-setting astronaut

During a video call with NASA astronauts Monday, President Donald Trump joked that he wouldn't want to re-use human urine as drinking water - a practice common in USA spaceflight. "It's really not as bad as it sounds", she assured the president. Astronaut Leland Melvin described Whitson as "kind, generous, inclusive and did everything with grace" in Gizmodo adding, "It's great to work with someone that's technically competent especially if you are flying in space but Peggy was so much more".

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to arrive with dual rear cameras

The phones also have the option of Iris scanner and face recognition for unlocking them. Also, looking at the latest leak image, the Galaxy J5 (2017) might just be a simple mid-ranger with no specific design-element to talk about. The Samsung Galaxy S8+, as the name suggests, is bigger and comes with a larger 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with same QHD resolution but 531ppi. Both the devices are IP68 rated dust and water resistant and have Android Nougat operating system out of the box.

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'Star Wars: Episode IX' gets May 2019 release date: Disney

But for now, we should focus on the three Star Wars movies still to come between now and 2019. Disney has announced its 2019 animation film rosters. This image released by Lucasfilm shows Adam Driver as Kylo Ren in a scene from the upcoming "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", expected in theaters in December.

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Instagram active users slams Twitter by 2x

Since December, Instagram has racked up 100 million new users, a growth of 16.7 percent in a single quarter. In April, Credit Suisse estimated that Instagram would generate over $3 billion in revenue for Facebook in 2016. The photo-based social network - which has been owned by Facebook since 2012 - had previously grown from 500 million to 600 million MAUs in six months.

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Whale and boat collisions more common than we thought, says study

A new study has found that almost 15% of humpback whales that arrive every spring in the southern Gulf of ME have been hit by at least one ship. The lead author of the study is with the group Whale and Dolphin Conservation. A whale colliding with a boat can lead to people getting injured or even killed. A 2014 study of 171 blue whales in the eastern North Pacific that appeared in PLOS ONE stated that modifications to shipping lanes could "reduce the likelihood of collisions with ...

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Tough Galaxy S8 Active Reportedly in the Works

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are not the cheapest Smartphones, as a Sprint Galaxy S8 at the moment is $750, if you pre-order it. Usually, military-grade shock resistance is present on Active smartphones alongside improved water and dust resistance.

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Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

Applied Materials, Inc. P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 20.86 and Forward P/E ratio of 14.39. The number of shares now owned by investors are 202.71 mln. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 30.2%. The business earned $3.28 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.27 billion.

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Samsung blocks remapping of Bixby button on Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 series also comes preloaded with Samsung Pay. We wrote about how impressive Samsung's new flagship phones are in our hands-on Galaxy S8 preview , and our full Galaxy S8 review is forthcoming. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ also come with a Windows Continuum-like feature called Samsung DeX that allows you to run supportive mobile apps on a full-scale monitor for enhanced productivity.

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Trump tax plan cuts top rate from 39.6 percent to 35 percent

White House officials are ambitious, but the path to overhauling the tax code is riddled with political landmines. A revenue-neutral tax plan is especially important because tax cuts that add to the deficit may expire after 10 years. "They don't need another huge tax break". Still, the proposal could reduce the tax burden for the wealthy as well. Trump's plan will cut the income tax rate paid by public corporations to 15 per cent from 35 per cent and reduce the top tax rate by ...

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Sergey Brin Working On Secret Airship

Alan Weston , the former director of programs at NASA Ames, is leading Brin's airship project, according to the people, who asked not to be named discussing the secretive plans. The project is reportedly being carried out in a hangar owned by the NASA. It is not yet known whether the mysterious airship would be used for business purposes in the near future.

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President Trump to order review of national monuments

President Obama's designation of Bears Ears sparked protests, and the Utah State Legislature passed a resolution calling on President Trump to rescind it. If you thought the fight over Maine's Katahdin region national monument was over, think again. U.S. President Donald Trump (C), flanked by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (from L), Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, holds a cabinet meeting at the White House in ...

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Great white sinks its teeth into dead whale carcass

Poe also said the female Great White shark seen eating the carcass is about 16 to 18 feet-long and weights about four to five thousands pounds. "She was swimming upside down and bumping into the whale", he said. "She looked like she was here to give birth - she was very large in her girth", Poe told The Orange County Register . It was not immediately clear when the whale died, but it appears to have been decomposing for several weeks, according to lifeguards.

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Trump Says No US Military Role in Libya

I do see a role in getting rid of ISIS, we're being very effective in that regard, we are doing a job with respect to ISIS that has not been done anywhere near the numbers that we're producing right now. And while Trump has said he has "never been for strong intervention" in the country, he has also asked campaign crowds why the United States hasn't been "bombing the hell out of" Libya and other countries in the throes of conflict with ISIS.

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Have You Ever Wanted to Drive a Hot Wheels Car?

Not everyone grew up with the full suite of plastic track, loops, corkscrews, and miscellaneous accessories available for Hot Wheels toys. The Hot Wheels Expansion for Forza Horizon 3 drops Tuesday, May 9. And if you're wondering, the DLC will also add 28 new achievements worth 500 Gamerscore. The expansion also comes with an all-new campaign with events to complete across all the tracks.

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Previous Microsoft Windows Patches Fixed Newly Leaked NSA Exploits

The post knocked back warnings from some researchers that the digital espionage toolkit made public by TheShadowBrokers took advantage of undisclosed vulnerabilities in Microsoft's code. The NSA has previously shown interest in targeting SWIFT, according to documents leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. Microsoft, and other companies, regularly receive disclosure reports from security researchers, and nearly always acknowledge their work in a separate note .

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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Price Target Cut to $900.00

Stillwater Capital Advisors LLC now owns 526 shares of the e-commerce giant's stock worth $466,000 after buying an additional 2 shares in the last quarter. In prior years, the company was largely focused on top-line (revenue) growth only. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.00 earnings per share.

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Facebook's Vision on Reality

Facebook has launched a augmented reality camera effects developer platform. Apart from Camera Effects platform , new Facebook Spaces VR app was also announced alongside Developer Circles , a community-driven program that's free to join and open to any developer.

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Soon prototypes with a dual screen OLED foldable — Samsung Galaxy X

For those, who don't know, Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch QHD+ (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED display. Samsung has also been praised for its Infinity Display on the Galaxy S8 , and the screen itself melts towards the side and gives a great first impression of a wraparound panel.

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Meetings in Japan as Tensions Mount

According to South Korea's military, the DPRK conducted large-scale live-fire artillery exercises on Tuesday to mark its army anniversary. Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced it would be sending the USS Vinson , an aircraft carrier, to the Korean Peninsula, after U.S.

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Vivendi takeover of Ubisoft will happen this year

A story from Reuters shows that Vivendi, the former owners of Activision-Blizzard, planning to move in and take financial control of Ubisoft through a series of targeted buyouts to become the majority stakeholder in the company. Vivendi chairman Vincent Bollore has been under shareholder pressure over mixed performance and stock prices that have been sliding. For the time being, Ubisoft has responded by buying back more shares and appointing independent directors.

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Some Galaxy S8 Preorders Arriving with Surprise Freebie

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has specifications that could possibly outsmart the LG G6 other than its battery. Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + come with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, which is expandable. This is supposedly the Galaxy S8 Active is codenamed Cruiser. The S7 Active was also created to conform to the MIL STD-810G military specification to withstand pressure, temperature, shock and radiation.

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Obama Blames Social Media, Cable News for Polarization in Politics

Obama said he has decided that his next job should be "preparing the next generation of leadership to take up the baton and take their own crack at changing the world". Obama "was optimistic about their potential to positively contribute to their communities and support their families because of the services provided in the program", Lewis said.

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Stork delivery? Woman gives birth to baby at Nebraska zoo

During the visit, she realized she was having contractions. "I just yelled her name, like, 'Mom!" She said that they tried to make it to the auto, but "We got halfway up the hill and my water broke". Drea Hubbard is held by her father, Justin Hubbard, during a news conference Monday, April 24, 2017, in Omaha , Neb. 'We're planning on having (her birthday) annually at the zoo'.

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Sunny & Warm Today, Even Warmer Later This Week

We are looking at some patchy fog this morning with most of our temperatures coming in the 50s. Meteorologist Mark Larson says we won't see much sunshine Saturday but at least we'll get a chance to dry-out and Sunday's weather looks spectacular, especially if you have any outdoor plans.

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Cisco Coverage for Shadow Brokers 2017-04-14 Information Release

A second presentation document detailing a mission called Jeepflea_Powder describes efforts to access the systems of SWIFT service provider Business Computer Group (BCG), a business partner of EastNets based in Latin America, but says that as of 2013 the group hadn't yet been breached.

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Twitter is planning to constantly live stream video content 24/7

Noto did mention that the company is "working on many, many things", however. Though it would take some for the micro-blogging platform to turn the 24/7 video content into reality, but it could prove to be the winning formula for the company which is trying to get through a series of rough patches that it has experienced in the recent time.

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Russian crew reach International Space Station in Soyuz capsule

The studies will cover a wide range of fields from biology and earth science to human research, physics and technology development. An astronaut from Colorado launched on his first space mission Thursday morning and has arrived at the International Space Station.

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NASA astronaut sets a new record for time spent in space

Eastern, Whitson, 57, surpassed a record previously held by astronaut Jeff Williams , who spent 534 cumulative days in space. "This is a very special day in the glorious history of American space flight,"Mr Trump said from the Oval Office at the White House, flanked by daughter Ivanka and Nasa astronaut Kate Rubins".

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Female astronaut sets NASA record for most days in space

In cringe-worthy video call to the International Space Station the President asked astronaut Peggy Whitson when she thinks a manned trip to Mars would be possible. In March, she seized the record for most spacewalks by a female. After earning a doctorate in -biochemistry in 1985, Ms Whitson worked as a NASA scientist for seven years before starting as an astronaut in 1997.


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