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Israel nonprofit competing in the Google Lunar X Prize competition — will use SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket to launch its lunar lander into space, the group announced today in Jerusalem. The rocket will launch the team's vehicle into lower Earth orbit sometime in the second half of 2017. From there, the rocket will carry the lander farther into space, and...
Giving the same information to multiple scientific teams can lead to very different conclusions, a report published today in Nature shows. And that's exactly why two researchers think scientists should share their data with others — well before they publish. In this experiment, 29 scientific teams were given the same information about soccer games. They were asked to answer the question...
Starting on September 30th, everybody will be able to install Apple's latest OS X update, El Capitan, on their Macs. El Capitan is the small one in Apple's big-then-small OS update cadence, which means that we have just a few core changes, a bunch of app updates, and a healthy pile of bug fixes. Virtually everybody with Yosemite will (and...
It were perhaps vain to surmise exactly why it was, that as respecting Starbuck, Ahab thus acted. It may have been a flash of honesty in him; or mere prudential policy which, under the circumstance, imperiously forbade the slightest symptom of open disaffection, however transient, in the important chief officer of his ship. However it was, his orders were...
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At about 2 a.m. on Dec. 24, Santa Claus will lift off from his village in the North Pole to deliver billions of presents to children around the world within 24 hours—or at least that's Google's projected timetable, based on nine previous years of tracking the jolly elf on his annual rounds with the Google Santa Tracker.
A new Surface and new Lumia smartphones might be what everyone was waiting to hear about at today's Microsoft event, but the company made it clear it's still chugging along in another area: wearables. Microsoft's newest wearable is called Microsoft Band, the same name as last year's activity-tracker. The new one looks sleeker than last year's Band, with a curved,...
Amber Cove, a new port development along the north coast of the Dominican Republic, officially opened on Tuesday with the arrival of its first ship, the 2,754-passenger Carnival Victory. Development by cruise giant Carnival Corp. at a cost of $85 million, the 25-acre complex near the town of Puerto Plata is being billed as one of the biggest Caribbean port projects of...
Blighted by the night, vanquishing the plight by the children of the light. No video game character conveys endearment and sadism in a single expression as well as the Blue Slimes. In Dragon Quest Heroes: The World’s Tree Woe and the Blight Below, these iconic teardrop-shaped blobs have never looked more adorable and homicidal, which is what makes killing them...
While you may have thought matte manicures hit their peak in 2010, the nail pros of Instagram are proving otherwise. Patterns, accents, and different nail shapes prove that this fun lacquer finish is anything but flat.
It's not a stretch to think of Charles Kelley's first single apart from Lady Antebellum as a mashup of The Highwaymen and Jackson Browne's "The Load Out." They doubtless were Thark warriors who had been sent out to capture us, and we breathed a great sigh of relief that they were traveling in the opposite direction. Quickly lifting Dejah Thoris...