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Buzz Aldrin, 2nd to Walk on Moon, Evacuated from South Pole

In a Tweet about the trip on Monday, Aldrin wrote, "We're ready to go to Antarctica!" Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, the second man to step foot on the moon, has faced personal obstacles ever since returning from the mission. Aldrin lives in nearby Satellite Beach, Florida, not far from Cape Canaveral and its launch pads. Amundsen-Scott Station, where Aldrin's tour group went, is one of three NSF stations in Antarctica that operates year-round. Read More »

Top German spy warns of political cyberattacks, Russian Federation links


Disinformation spread by so-called "troll factories" rose on the German-language internet after the Ukraine conflict broke out two years ago, Kahl said. "A kind of pressure is being exercised on public discourse and democracy here, which is unacceptable". Defeated Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton accused Trump of being a Putin "puppet". Read More »

Intel Elevates Its Autonomous Car Efforts Into A New Business Unit


Over the past few years, Intel acquired numerous companies to accumulate various types of IP it needs not only for autonomous vehicles, but also for many other AI-driven applications. One of the first projects that the ADG will work on will be a platform for autonomous vehicles jointly developed by Intel, Delphi and Mobileye that is due in 2019. Read More »

Sky Mobile to offer flexible contracts with rollover data


Sky will offer 1GB of data for £10 per month, 3GB for £15 per month or 5GB for £20 per month. The industry agreed a major selling point of the new MVNO is the ability to roll data over. Haitong said the company's use of O2's "markedly inferior" network was not the only problem: "We think Sky mobile's economics are clearly inferior to those of network owners like EE". Read More »

Deep South under severe weather threat through Wednesday


Three people were killed. A fourth person is being treated for facial burns in Knoxville. Firefighters said a total of 12 people were injuries but none of the injuries were life threatening. But authorities have issued evacuation orders for Gatlinburg and nearby areas including parts of Pigeon Forge. For more weather news and information from James Spann and his team, visit Alabama Wx . Read More »

Liverpool 2-0 Sunderland


In fact, the most noteworthy moment came halfway through the first half when linesman Steven Child had to be replaced by fourth official Neil Swarbrick due to a hamstring problem. But Coutinho's injury took the shine off the victory with the Brazil worldwide leaving the stadium with his right foot in a protective boot, according to reports. Read More »

O'Rourke supports Rep. Tim Ryan for House Minority Leader


It was delayed after Republicans won the White House and kept control of the House and Senate. Ryan told NBC's "Meet The Press" on Sunday that "the level of frustration in our caucus is as great as I've ever seen it... Pelosi, 76, has been the chamber's Democratic leader since 2002. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, (D) Texas District 16, is supporting Rep. Tim Ryan, (D) OH, for House Minority Leader. Read More »

Mars Lander Crash Landed On Mars: Preliminary Investigation


America's space agency successfully landed seven different probes on Mars and only crashed two. Schiaprelli was the second ESA attempt to touchdown on the Martian surface. Schiaparelli thought it was already on land. The Trace Gas Orbiter was created to study the planet's atmosphere since methane was discovered in it. Read More »

Stores try to cater to savvier customers on Black Friday

The annual retail mega event began in many stores on Thanksgiving evening and will continue into the weekend. Even if they chose to keep with the typical Black Friday hours instead of heading out early on Thanksgiving night, Melissa says the big meal had her too lazy to hit the stores."We were sleepy after turkey." she told News 5 with a laugh. Read More »

Brightest moon in almost 69 years lights up sky around globe

The phenomenon will seem to be at its biggest and brightest in its orbit compared to the Earth in 70 years. You get a closer point to Earth, or perigee , and a more distant point, or apogee. It will appear 14% larger and 30% brighter than usual. The full moon of January 1912 was approximately 60 miles closer. Sky-watchers climbed to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia to get a closer view of the moon , at its largest and brightest in nearly seven decades. Read More »

Syria conflict: 'Government air strike' kills Turkish troops


One of the injured soldiers remains in critical condition. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said this week that the Syrian rebels backed by the Turkish military were pushing forward with the aim of taking Al-Bab from IS militants after liberating Jarabulus, Al-Rai, and Daniq from the extremist group. Read More »

New satellite will "revolutionize" weather forecasting


The launch was scheduled to take place at approximately six o'clock p.m. but was delayed due to technological issues with the launch range and rocket itself. Beyond weather forecasting, GOES-R also will be part of the Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) System, an worldwide satellite-based search and rescue network operated by NOAA. Read More »

Facebook drone accident investigated


Facebook had lauded the success of the test flight on June 28, though it did say in July that Aquila had suffered a structural failure upon landing. Facebook hasn't shared much about the structural failure since it occurred late June, during the aircraft's first autonomous test flight. Previously, there had been no mention about the investigation after its test flight. Read More »

Obama to reassure leaders in Peru on successor's presidency

China on Saturday renewed its call for pushing forward the building of a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), as protectionism has dented global trade and economic integration. Obama also acknowledged that his eight years guiding US-China relations have seen difficulties. The prime minister said although there was options b, c, d and others, Malaysia felt it was still premature to discuss other options besides the TPP. Read More »

Best PlayStation 4 (PS4) Pro/ Slim Console Bundles With Freebies


It's part of what make the release a little more muted than one might have expected when first revealed, coupled with the fact that Fallout 4 is now over a full year old. Update contains improvements in game performance, sound effects issues have already been fixed, another fixed issue regarding game to crash after exit and starting menu. Read More »

United States judge encourages settlement in Trump University lawsuit

District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel scheduled for November 28, 2016 to next year after he is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. Petrocelli said outside court that he has not had the opportunity to discuss the case at length with Trump since the election but did speak with him Thursday morning about other issues, saying the incoming president was "full of optimism". Read More »

Bella Hadid and The Weeknd have reportedly split

After dating for more than a year and a half, Bella and The Weekend , does that pull any hard feelings despite their split . "This is not the end", the source added. The Weeknd is performing at the show, whilst Bella is taking to the runway in her very first show as a Victoria's Secret model. "They really tried to make it work". Read More »

Chinese builders almost destroy 'mud dragon' dinosaur with dynamite


Two legged Tongtianlong limosus , meaning "muddy dragon on the road to heaven", belonged to a group called oviraptorosaurs . "They very almost dynamited it into billions of pieces, but thankfully they placed the dynamite just far enough away from the skeleton that most of it survived the blast", study co-author Dr. Read More »

The highlight of Google's Daydream VR is ... its controller


The Daydream View , like Google Cardboard and the Samsung Gear VR, is basically a phone holder. After using Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR off and on over the past few years - every single time ending with me feeling nauseous - I was a bit hesitant to begin testing Daydream. Read More »

NC county requests voting hours extension after glitch


Polls had been set to close across North Carolina at 7:30 p.m. Jenna Lee from FOX News noted that up until 8:30 tonight, you'll be able to vote in certain precincts in Durham county. Election officials switched to paper roll books after the electronic voter check-in system malfunctioned. A second issue arose when one precinct ran out of authorization to vote forms. Read More »

UL student robbed of wallet, hijab near campus


The student declined medical attention , local newspaper The Daily Advertiser reports . University President Elliot Hirshman said in a statement that the victim appeared to have been targeted because of her Muslim faith. The student had claimed the men shouted racial obscenities as they knocked her down and stole her wallet and the headscarf, known as a hijab. Lafayette Police Department spokesman Cpl. Read More »

Harry Kane "delighted" with goalscoring return against Arsenal

Spurs would however remain indebted to their goalkeeper Hugo Lloris whose superb saves ensured that the visitors left the Emirate stadium with a deserved point. "It's been a very hard game for us, but 11 games unbeaten in the Premier League , we need to be very pleased". "It is important to be flexible", Pochettino said . Read More »

NDTV India Ban Put On Hold By Government

Amid widespread condemnation over the one-day ban imposed on NDTV India, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) on Monday made a decision to put on hold its order against the prominent Hindi channel, according to news agency PTI. Read More »

These Giant Snowballs Just Appeared on Russia's Coastline

Strewn for at least 11 miles on a beach in the Gulf of Ob, some of he spherical ice forms were as small as a tennis balls , while others had grown to more than a yard in diameter, reports the Siberian Times . "All along the shore, lumps of snow and ice formed, and when the surf came in, strong waves started to break up masses of snow into small pieces and roll them in the sand". Read More »

Google Home is promising, but still a work in progress


Unlike the app, the website tallies the number of skills in each category, so you can see games, trivia, and accessories makes up roughly one in three Alexa skills, and that there are only eight connected vehicle skills. Amazon stood up Google and Apple with the release of Amazon Echo two years ago. Being able to pause and resume my videos with Google Home felt a little bit like magic, especially since the user interface on my phone for Chromecast doesn't always obey my commands . Read More »

Sombra infiltrates Overwatch in new animated short; coming to PTR next week

For now, her origin trailer is above, and you can lay eyes on some gameplay below. She's smart, she's sassy, and she's capable of thoroughly confusing those that get in her way via a medley of abilities. IN DEVELOPMENT - New maps, new modes, and new ways to fight for the future! In a further nod to traditional (real world) sports, Overwatch players wanting to be the very best like no one ever was will have opportunities to showcase their skills at the combine, where prospective pros can have ... Read More »

China successfully launches Long March-5 heavy-lift carrier rocket


The Long March 5 is part of a new generation of rockets including the medium-lift Long March 7, whose modular design and manufacturing bring benefits in terms of cost, preparation time, and reliability. and Soviet Union pioneered decades ago. Experts said the Long March-5 will also lay the foundation for future rockets with heavier payload capabilities. Read More »

GOP Senate committee makes last-minute buy in Wisconsin

Democrat Russ Feingold and Republican Sen. The margin of error is +/- 3.3 percentage points. And the End Citizens United PAC announced Wednesday it was spending $500,000 on ads in Wisconsin that attack Johnson for taking a $10 million payout from his plastics company, Pacur, after leaving the company when he was elected to the Senate in 2010. Read More »