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Users experience Twitter Issues Wednesday

Twitter Outage

Twitter users across the northeastern United States, western Europe and Japan experienced issues using Twitter Wednesday for about 90 minutes. Desktop web access to the social media microblogging site Twitter.com loaded tweets without images or video in the northeastern U.S. and direct message capability was reported to be down in parts of the European Union. The issues became widespread around 6 ...

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Watch live: Astronauts conduct emergency spacewalk to replace computer system

NASA spacewalk 5-23-17

ASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer are preparing for an emergency spacewalk to replace a fried data relay box. “The spacewalkers are gathering their tools and checking their spacesuits today with assistance from Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet,” NASA officials explained in a blog update. “The trio are also reviewing the contingency spacewalk procedures.” The computer system, which is vital ...

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June is a busy month for SpaceX

SpaceX Launch 5-1-17

SpaceX has succeeded in achieving several “firsts” with their last three launches and June looks like a busy one for the American aerospace firm. June SpaceX Launches Orders for Falcon 9 launches reach a high point in June with Elon Musk’s highly successful rocket company launching four Falcon 9 rockets into space with payloads from government and civilian customers. On ...

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SpaceX Launches Heaviest Payload Yet from Falcon 9 [Video]

Spacex heaviest launch yet 5-15-17

SpaceX is targeting launch of Inmarsat-5 Flight 4 from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 51-minute launch window opened on Monday, May 15, at 7:20 p.m. EDT, or 23:20 UTC. SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a payload from communications satellite operate Inmarsat, the fourth in a constellation created to provide high-bandwidth broadspeed ...

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How to shoot a great portrait on iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone how to shoot a great portrait with iPhone 7 plus

Apple released a set of videos to demonstrate how to take a variety of pictures using the iPhone 7 Plus. One video demonstrates how to take a great portrait with Apple’s newest device. The video explains that first, the phone’s camera app should be switched from “photo mode” to “portrait mode. Portrait Mode uses the iPhone 7 Plus’s twin-lens rear ...

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Secret Air Force Space Plane Returns Home with a ‘Boom’

X-37B lands at Kennedy Space Center

The Air Force X-37B space plane landed Sunday at Cape Canaveral, Florida. As the plane descended to the airfield, it created sonic booms that could be heard throughout central Florida. The #AirForce #X37B #OTV4 has returned from orbit and has landed safely @NASAKennedy. Stay tuned for more info. — U.S. Air Force (@usairforce) May 7, 2017 The X-37B spend 718 ...

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WATCH: SpaceX launch a government satellite on Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX Launch 5-1-17

SpaceX successfully launched its first U.S. national security payload Monday morning after having aborted the launch Sunday just 52 seconds before ignition. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off on time, without issue and the first stage returned to earth and landed exactly in the center of the pad at landing area one. The classified payload belongs to the National Reconnaissance ...

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How Do We Know The Universe Is ACCELERATING?

is the universe expanding

The universe is expanding – this we know from looking at redshifts of distant galaxies – but the acceleration of the universe’s expansion is harder to measure. It requires measuring the change of recession velocity over time, and it’s done by comparing Type Ia supernovas as standard candles at different distances, which is how we know the universe is accelerating!

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It’s Not the Heat; It’s the Sensitivity in Global Warming

The Heartland Institute’s 12th International Conference on Climate Change was nothing like I expected. When joining a group described in pejorative terms as “deniers,” one would expect to see furtive movements and disreputable haircuts, yet the crowd displayed good humor and a welcoming attitude. Even the dour Washington Post, which sees potentially fatal darkness around every corner, described the event ...

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Happy Science Day?

This last Saturday was Earth Day. It all started back in 1970 to bring awareness to what damage humans have done to the earth over the billions of years we have been here (or not). This “movement” led to the making of the demonic EPA, the Environmental Protection Agency. I say demonic not because I don’t think the planet needs ...

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President Trump to hold video call with record-breaking NASA astronaut Monday

ISS International Space Station

On Monday, April 24th, at 10 a.m. ET, President Donald J. Trump will host a video conference call from the Oval Office with NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer, who are currently orbiting the Earth aboard the International Space Station. On Monday, Dr. Whitson will break the record for the most cumulative days in space of any American astronaut. ...

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NASA Image Shows Earth, moon between rings of Saturn

NASA Cassini earth and moon thru rings

A new image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows planet Earth as a point of light between the icy rings of Saturn. The spacecraft captured the view on April 12, 2017, at 10:41 p.m. PDT (1:41 a.m. EDT on April 13). Cassini was 870 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) away from Earth when the image was taken. Although far too small ...

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WATCH: NASA to Live Stream Launch of ISS Resupply in 360

Rocket Launch 360 View

NASA used four cameras to give viewers a 360-degree view of an Atlas rocket launch Tuesday morning. “It’s great, I mean, to be able to get in there and experience that 360-degree view,” said ULA program manager Vern Thorp. The launch went off as scheduled at 11:11 AM, but the video cuts out during the ignition and liftoff sequence which ...

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How to Make a Homemade Rechargeable 15000mAH Power Bank

Homemade 15000 mAH portable charger

If you’re devices never seem to have enough juice to make it through the day, a portable charging bank like this one from Amazon.com can help, but if you’d rather build your own and aren’t afraid of a soldering iron, here’s how to make a homemade 15000mAH USB charger. If that looks like more than you’d like to tackle. Amazon does ...

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