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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The journey of NASA’s dauntless Voyager 2 spacecraft through our solar system’s farthest reaches has given scientists new insight into a poorly understood distant frontier: the unexpectedly distinct boundary marking where the sun’s energetic influence ends and interstellar space begins. FILE PHOTO: NASA’s Voyager spacecraft in space is shown in this artist’s
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Look at all that data! Free for commercial use (via PIxabay) You may have heard that Big Data is all the rage these days. Big Data this, Big Data that. Let’s acquire as much information as possible and try to wrestle with it to gain insights into everything from stock market performance to consumer preferences
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NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 28:  Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Galactic, poses for photographs … [+] before ringing a ceremonial bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to promote the first day of trading of Virgin Galactic Holdings shares on October 28, 2019 in New York City. Virgin Galactic
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Migrating without papers can be dangerous. In the last five years, around 19,000 people have died while attempting to reach Europe – almost all of them on the Mediterranean Sea crossing. According to the Missing Migrants Project of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), migrants’ deaths in Europe in 2019 have been mainly caused by
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Is AI something to fear? Getty Recently major names in the technology industry have been talking about why the potential applications of artificial intelligence could be something we should be worried about. Their argument comes from two different places. One the one hand, they see AI as one of the most fundamental transformative technologies that
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Scientists check plants inside of an aeroponic growing chamber system as an experiment called Marsonaut at Prague University of Life Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic, October 30, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny PRAGUE (Reuters) – Czech scientists have opened a lab to experiment growing food for environments with extreme conditions and lack of water, such as
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Inquiring minds want to know how the jaguar fit a pool in that little townhouse. Google Thursday’s Google Doodle celebrates Halloween 2019 with cool facts about spiders, bats, and other occasionally creepy creatures. They’re not monsters; they’re just misunderstood! In the spirit of Halloween, enjoy some extra trivia treats about these hauntingly cool animals. Jaguar
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What the massive GMT will look like. It’s now being built in Chile. M3 Engineering GMTO Corporation The world’s largest optical, land-based telescope is entering its design and construction phase. Slated for Las Campanas Observatory in Chile’s Atacama Desert at 8,500 ft./2,550m, the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will have an 80ft./24.5m diameter mirror (actually seven giant
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