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Duncan is a science and technology editor for CDN. Any opinions expressed in his articles are his own and not necessarily shared by CDN, its staff, officers, or their pets.

NASA to send three astronauts to International Space Station Monday [video]

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Three space travelers, including two astronauts on their first flight, are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on Monday, Dec. 3 for a six-and-a-half month mission. Live coverage will air on NASA Television, the agency’s website and in the stream below. At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Anne McClain of NASA, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, and Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos are preparing to launch aboard the Soyuz MS-11 ...

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Study: U.S. Biology Textbooks Present Business in a Negative Light

Biology textbooks used in introductory college courses across the country present an overwhelmingly negative picture of businesses, according to a new study from Bentley University’s Center for Integration of Science and Industry. This may alienate students pursuing business careers from fully engaging in science education at a time when scientific literacy is increasingly important for U.S. businesses to compete in the ...

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Holy Crap! Inception, yeah like the movie, is REAL [video]

If you’ve seen Inception, the blockbuster movie based on the idea that false ideas can be implanted in people’s heads and they will believe them, you’ll recognize this psychological experiment in which subjects are convinced that something happened to them even though it never did. Watch Dr. Julia Shaw’s segment on implanting false memories from the NOVA PBC documentary “Memory Hackers”.

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5G Estimated to Reach 1.5 Billion Subscriptions in 2024

5G is forecast to cover more than 40 percent of the world’s population by the end of 2024 Cellular IoT connections expected to surpass 4 billion in six years’ time Mobile data traffic grew 79 percent year-on-year in Q3 2018 5G is expected to reach more than 40 percent global population coverage and 1.5 billion subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband ...

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Watch: NASA engineers successfully land InSight robotic spacecraft on Mars

See inside mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as signals return from the InSight mission as it lands on Mars. Landing commentary includes interviews with team members. The InSight probe spent seven months on its journey from Earth and today it will undergo a harrowing 6-minute trip from entry to landing during which several critical maneuvers must go exactly ...

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BlackBerry to Acquire Cylance and Add Premier AI and Cybersecurity Capabilities

Next-Generation Machine Learning to Complement Entire BlackBerry Technology Portfolio Integrated BlackBerry Solutions to be First to Intelligently Protect Fixed and Mobile Endpoints Embeddable AI Technology to Accelerate Development of BlackBerry Spark EoT Platform BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to wholly acquire Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity leader, for US $1.4 billion in cash, ...

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Americans Ditching Phone Manners, Shrugging It Off

Phone Use in Formerly Taboo Locations Commonplace Private Conversations Held in Increasingly Public Places Americans’ ability to take their phones and conversations anywhere has led to changing attitudes regarding where and when to use them.  Asurion, the global leader in technology services, released findings from its 2018 Mobile Manners Survey today, which found that Americans no longer think twice about ...

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Watch: SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 with SAOCOM satellite

SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 mission Sunday night in which it will launch the SAOCOM 1A satellite from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The private space company expects to recover the first stage at Vandenburg Air Force Base for the first time in the company’s history. The satellite is expected to observe soil saturation ...

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Space Station Crew Returns Safely to Earth

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Three members of the Expedition 56 crew returned safely to Earth Thursday from the International Space Station, where they spent months providing hands-on support for scientific research in low-Earth orbit, working to keep the orbiting laboratory fully operational, and performing three spacewalks. NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, and cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos landed at 7:44 a.m. EDT (5:44 p.m. in Kazakhstan) southeast ...

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Microsoft launches Military Spouse Technology Academy Program

Microsoft Corp. will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the launch of the Military Spouse Technology Academy (MSTA) pilot program serving military spouses in and around Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Friday, Sept. 28. The ceremony marks the expansion of Microsoft’s commitment to transform the lives of the military and veteran community through meaningful career opportunities by providing relevant and in-demand technical and soft-skills training, ...

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How to get the most money quick when you sell your iPhone in 2018

Online buyback stores are the best places to sell used iPhones, according to a new Flipsy.com report that compares iPhone selling options for a variety of metrics. Key findings include: Online buyback stores offer the best balance of price, convenience, payout times and trust, requiring minimal effort to receive a high price for used iPhones iPhone values depreciate at a ...

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Google and RapidSOS Now Provide Emergency Location for 911 Calls

Life-saving location data is provided to 9-1-1 during emergency calls from Android devices A New York company announced today that it is teaming up with the Google to offer location services to emergency agencies for cell phone activated 9-1-1 calls across the nation. RapidSOS today announced the partnership which delivers life-saving 911 caller location information to public safety agencies nationwide. With ...

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Study: Organizations Gearing Up for Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence

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A new study shows that business leaders are taking steps to ensure responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) within their organizations. Most AI adopters – which now account for 72 percent of organizations globally – conduct ethics training for their technologists (70 percent) and have ethics committees in place to review the use of AI (63 percent). AI leaders – ...

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