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How fast 5 popular ice cream brands melt [video]

Which ice cream melts fastest

Summer is coming to a close, so while everyone rushes to enjoy their favorite sunny day treat, ice cream, Tech Insider decided to test which ones melt fastest. The contestants were Baskin Robbins, Ben & Jerry’s, Edy’s Friendly’s and Haagen-Daas. All of the ice creams were store bought containers stored in the same freezer and the scoop sizes were similar, ...

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SpaceX Launch of FORMOSAT-5 [Live Stream]

Falcon 9 FORMOSAT-5 8-24-17

SpaceX has planned a launch of another Falcon 9 rocket for Thursday afternoon. The 42-minute launch window opens on Thursday, August 24 at 11:51 a.m. PDT, or 18:51 UTC. The satellite will be deployed approximately 11 minutes after launch. The rocket will be carrying FORMOSAT-5, an Earth observation satellite for Taiwan’s National Space Organization (NSPO), to a low-Earth orbit (LEO). SpaceX is targeting launch of ...

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Artificial Intelligence Can Now Write Music and it’s not terrible

Taryn Southern Break Free

The jobs that were supposed to be safe from artificial intelligence are looking a lot less safe. The creative fields of storytelling, moviemaking and now music composition are being invaded by Skynet’s predecessor. Creativity was the last bastion of hope for human work. Jobs that required our innate ability to effectuate novel ideas were supposed to remain ours. Now, AI ...

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Here’s the Path of the 2024 U.S. Total Solar Eclipse

NASA GSFC 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Map

If you didn’t get to experience totality during the 2017 solar eclipse in the United States, perhaps the 2024 event’s path will give you a better chance. The 2017 solar eclipse bypassed most major cities as it crossed over sparsely populated areas from Oregon to South Carolina. The 2024 eclipse will take an entirely different path. Catch all the eclipse ...

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Solar Eclipse Live Stream Event

Total eclipse 2017 where to watch

NASA will host a variety of television, app-centric and social media live coverage for the first total eclipse to cross the United States in 38 years. The event will be broadcast on NASA TV (check your provider for channel), a set of NASA apps available for Android, IOS and Amazon Fire, social media and on this page here at CDN. ...

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Army Stryker vehicles with 30 mm cannon & Javelin upgrades [video]

Stryker vehicle with javelin

The Army News Service released this video of the Army’s new Stryker combat vehicle. The new versions of the 8-wheeled Interim Armored Vehicle have two major upgrades: a 30mm cannon and a Javelin anti-tank missile system. Previously Strykers had only .50 cal machine guns or MK19 40mm grenade launchers. During the recent 30 mm cannon testing at Aberdeen, Soldiers saw a ...

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How to watch the solar eclipse if you don’t have special glasses [video]

August Solar Eclipse

Solar eclipse glasses are selling out all over the place in anticipation of the event on August 21, 2017. But there’s another, cheaper option to view it in case you aren’t able to snag a pair before the big day. For more information about the eclipse and viewing tips check out our eclipse page.

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Solar Eclipse 101 [video]

Total Eclipse 2017 - Eclipse 101 video

A total solar eclipse happens somewhere on Earth once every year or two. What is an eclipse? Learn more about how solar eclipses happen, the four types of eclipses, and how to view the sun safely if you’re within the path of totality. For more information on the total solar eclipse, check out our Solar Eclipse Page. [info on Monday’s ...

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SpaceX to put supercomputer into space [live stream]

spacex falcon 9 on pad

Privately-owned aerospace company SpaceX is set to launch Monday with a cargo that includes a super-computer intended to assist a human trip to Mars in the future. During CRS-12, The Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo module are scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 12:31 pm. The first stage of the Falcon 9 is expected to return to ...

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Virtual Reality to Reach Quarter Billion Users Globally

Virtual Reality headset

According to the latest figures from ABI Research, virtual reality (VR) technology looks set to gain widespread adoption over the next five years, reaching an installed base of 256 million users worldwide and generating revenues of over US$60 billion in 2022. While the consumer market is expected to account for most of the market’s revenue, the commercial and enterprise space will expand ...

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First Fixed Wing Aircraft Launch and Recovery Aboard USS Gerald R. Ford [video]

First launch of fixed wing aircraft from USS Gerald Ford

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Jamie Struck, launches from the flight deck of USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The aircraft carrier is underway conducting test and evaluation operations. Just six days after Pres. Donald Trump commissioned the U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, Gerald R. Ford launched and ...

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Wisconsin Company Begins Microchipping Employees

It was always only a matter of time but a company has broken ground by becoming the first to implant microchips into its employees. A number of sheep employees for Wisconsin-based Three Square Market will willingly take the chip in a test run that is passed off as being benign but has far-reaching implications down the line. Corporations are already addicted ...

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NASA offers safety tips for viewing August solar eclipse

August Solar Eclipse

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) issued Friday a set of recommendations for safely viewing the solar eclipse set to occur in August. NASA recommends that people who plan to view the eclipse should check the safety authenticity of viewing glasses to ensure they meet basic proper safety viewing standards. Eclipse viewing glasses and kits with glasses and handheld ...

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