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It was a milestone moment, nonetheless: the 200th spacewalk in the construction and maintenance of the orbiting outpost. The spacewalk is expected to last around 6,5 hours. The Friday spacewalk marks Fischer's first walk in space, and he is. enthusiastic. It's the ninth spacewalk for Whitson, who already holds the American record for most spacewalks by a female astronaut, and the first for Fischer.
  • Cassini Heads Toward Final Close Encounter with Titan

    Cassini Heads Toward Final Close Encounter with Titan

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    And in recent years, one of the greatest reminders of this is the volume of research and images sent back to Earth from NASA's Cassini spacecraft , which first entered Saturn's system in 2004. The spacecraft will dive in between Saturn and its rings to study its composition before falling into planet's atmosphere. The spacecraft will examine the lakes and seas of liquid hydrocarbons in the northern polar region of Titan.
  • Brake Issue Results in the Recall of 53000 Tesla Cars

    Brake Issue Results in the Recall of 53000 Tesla Cars

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    Tesla has issued a report stating that 53,000 of its vehicles are to be recalled due to a fault with their parking brakes. Tesla is recalling 53,000 of its Model S and Model X vehicles assembled in 2016 to replace faulty electronic parking brakes.
  • Trump signed a new executive order to 'Buy American, Hire American'

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    President Donald Trump signed a "Buy American" executive order in Wisconsin on Tuesday. The order accords with Trump's campaign promise to review visa programs so as to prioritize American workers. The Chamber of Commerce added that it would be a "mistake to close the door on high-skilled workers" who can contribute to the growth and expansion of American businesses and make the USA more competitive around the world.
  • "Super-Earth" offers chance for life outside solar system

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    Many astronomers consider planets orbiting red dwarf stars to be excellent candidates for extraterrestrial life - more so than planets orbiting stars similar to the Sun - in part because red dwarfs are by far the most numerous type around. In contrast with the TRAPPIST-1 star, LHS 1140 spins slowly and does not emit much high-energy radiation, which also may help the likelihood of life on its planet.
  • Russian investigators question new suspect over metro bombing

    Russian investigators question new suspect over metro bombing

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    The FSB said it detained the man - named as Abror Azimov - today in the Odintsovo suburb of Moscow , describing him as "originally from Central Asia", in a statement quoted by RIA Novosti news agency. Russia's Federal Security Service has detained a person who could have been involved in the explosion in the St. Petersburg Metro, as part of the criminal investigation launched by the Investigative Committee, the center said in a statement, RT reports.
  • Watch tonight's Nintendo Direct live at 11pm

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    However, it's much more than that, which they go into grander detail about in the latest Nintendo Direct. The show kicks off at 3pm PT, 6pm ET, and 11pm United Kingdom on Wednesday. Whilst the Nintendo Switch is now lacking the big-name Nintendo franchises, there are several independent titles on the E-Shop, like Shovel Knight, Snake Pass.
  • Airstrike on Syrian town hit by chemical weapons kills 1

    Airstrike on Syrian town hit by chemical weapons kills 1

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    The U.S. air strike on a Syrian air base early on April 7 is a "positive response against the al-Assad regime's war crimes", Turkish Presidential spokesperson İbrahim Kalın has stated, calling for a no-fly zone in Syria. Despite its quick endorsement of the US action, Ankara has been deeply at odds with Washington in other areas of Syria policy. The Foreign Secretary said: "Developments in Syria have changed the situation fundamentally".
  • Samsung tips 48 percent jump in 1Q profit

    Samsung tips 48 percent jump in 1Q profit

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    In this March 24, 2017 photo, a man walks past near a logo of Samsung Electronics in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics Co.'s thriving components business is keeping it financially prosperous, prompting the company to forecast strong first-quarter earnings growth despite political turmoil ensnaring the South Korean conglomerate back home.
  • US strike on Syrian air base has limited impact on Assad

    US strike on Syrian air base has limited impact on Assad

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    The US said the missiles targeted radars, aircraft, and air defence systems and destroyed around 20 Syrian planes, but said the runway was intact. A senior military source in the alliance fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad said the airbase had been mostly evacuated thanks to a warning from Russian Federation, which has deployed its military to Syria in support of Assad.
  • Horror, adventure, stunts on display in Cruise's 'The Mummy'

    Horror, adventure, stunts on display in Cruise's 'The Mummy'

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    Crowe's Dr. Jekyll says, "Because of your actions, this ancient power has returned". The new poster of the movie also has a close-up of a similar stare as featured in the trailer . Written by Jon Spaihts and Christopher McQuarrie , with Alex Kurtzman in the Director's Chair, this new cinematic release will continue to fascinate viewers across the globe with an all-new story.
  • Shinji Kagawa on target as Borussia Dortmund beat Hamburg

    Shinji Kagawa on target as Borussia Dortmund beat Hamburg

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    There's a huge Bundesliga match this weekend when Bayern Munich host Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena. Robert Lewandowski netted his fourth Bayern hat-trick this season in the drubbing of Augsburg and also set up Thiago Alcantara and Mueller in an outstanding display.
  • Md. lawmakers don't want to delay police reforms

    Md. lawmakers don't want to delay police reforms

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    US Attorney General Jeff Sessions [official profile] issued a memorandum [text, PDF] on Monday, ordering the Department of Justice [DOJ, official website] to undertake a comprehensive review of all police reform activities issued during the Obama administration.
  • Marshawn Lynch Visits Raiders

    Marshawn Lynch Visits Raiders

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    Retired Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch visited the Oakland Raiders facility Wednesday, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport . Beast Mode's connection to Oakland is deep, so it's understandable why the 30-year-old running back would want play for the Raiders.
  • Maca Culpa: Apple Admits Mac Pro Missteps and Promises More Transparency

    Maca Culpa: Apple Admits Mac Pro Missteps and Promises More Transparency

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    This includes a new design that can handle the demands of professional users as well as make a base for easier upgrades to components, so you won't need to buy a new Mac Pro to get a faster computer. No exact dates have been set for the product releases. However, in a chat with BuzzFeed , Craig Federighi, Apple's SVP of software engineering, admits that the design of the current Mac Pro, even though it has a neat looking cylindrical black case, was way too hard for its owners to upgrade the ...
  • AOL, Yahoo 'taking the oath'

    AOL, Yahoo 'taking the oath'

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    Yahoo slashed the price of its core Internet business by US$350 million, and under revised terms of the delayed deal, Verizon's purchase of Yahoo's assets is to total US$4.48 billion. The company was hacked and billions of Yahoo accounts were compromised in the process. Under the terms of the revised acquisition agreement, Yahoo would continue to cover the cost of a US Securities and Exchange Commission probe into the breaches, as well as shareholder lawsuits.
  • Ford recalls 52000 trucks with manufacturing snag

    Ford recalls 52000 trucks with manufacturing snag

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    The Ford logo is seen on a vehicle. The recalled trucks have 6.2-litre engines and were made at a Kentucky plant from October 2015 up to Thursday and sold in North America. The Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker had previously recalled almost 4 million vehicles for door latch issues in six separate announcements since 2014, including 2.4 million vehicles recalled in late 2016.
  • You Can Play Pac-Man On Google Maps Again

    You Can Play Pac-Man On Google Maps Again

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    On your phone, you'll see the Ms. Pac-Man icon on the lower right hand side of the screen. Clicking on the Ms. Pac-Man button will prompt the Google Maps application to work a bit in the background as it converts the standard map interface.
  • Billionaire Gates meets with Trump to talk foreign aid

    Billionaire Gates meets with Trump to talk foreign aid

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    Forbes said most of the richest women inherited their fortune. Forbes pinned his wealth shrinkage on the receding real estate market. And finally, coming in at number one, with a net worth of $86 billion, is Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
  • Samsung's DeX Dock Turns The Galaxy S8 into a Desktop PC

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    As they both offer the edge screen display , the handsets are simply different sizes when it comes to design - hence the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus naming system with no "edge" element. It's a dock, plain and simple, and by slapping a galaxy S8 or S8 Plus smartphone inside you'll be able to turn the phone into a desktop PC. On the front, you will find an 8MP camera with autofocus and this camera has an aperture of f/1.7 as well.
  • Stunning images of Jupiter from NASA Juno mission

    Stunning images of Jupiter from NASA Juno mission

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    Juno spaceship traveled inside the radiation belts of the giant planet six times now, including July 4th when Juno made it arrival maneuver, powering its main engine to enter Jupiter's orbit. Juno is the second spacecraft to orbit Jupiter, after the nuclear powered Galileo orbiter, which orbited from 1995 to 2003. NASA's Juno spacecraft is busy collecting science data as well as stunning images of Jupiter and while all images reveal extensive details about the gaseous giant, there are times ...
  • India joins the world to observe Earth Hour on Saturday

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    In 2017, it took place at 8:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, Mar. 25. "In Brunei, from a humble start in 2010, Earth Hour shows that even though we are affected by climate change, there are communities and organizations in the Sultanate putting their efforts to reduce our carbon footprint", Rimey said.
  • Destiny 2 is coming in September according to leaked, unconfirmed poster

    Destiny 2 is coming in September according to leaked, unconfirmed poster

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    From doing a little google investigation, the words "Alla Beta In Anticipo" translate to "The Beta in Advance". Sources have indicated the poster is legit and not some troll playing with Destiny fans. But as Kotaku mentions , this might be a European release date as the release date falls on a Friday and normally U.S. games release on Tuesdays. However, Activision has released the last two Call of Duty titles - Black Ops 3 and Infinite Warfare - on a Friday.