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Further delay in First Flight of EMD Planes Might Hamper Target Dates, Says US Air Force

Further delay in First Flight of EMD Planes Might Hamper Target Dates, Says US Air Force

The Air Force's top military acquisition officials have reported that Boeing is being challenged by amalgamation of its KC-46A Pegasus tanker. They have been even warned that further slips might jeopardize the key target dates.

Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, military deputy for acquisition told reporters on Wednesday morning that Boeing has always struggled in case of integration and test piece. He also said that they earlier had some issues with the wiring, which has proven even more challenging for them to overcome it.

NASA Researchers complete First map of Asteroid Vesta

NASA Researchers complete First map of Asteroid Vesta

The images of asteroid Vesta captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft helped the scientists complete the first global geological and tectonic maps of the asteroid.

Vesta is the brightest asteroid in the sky, and it's sometimes visible from Earth through naked eye. The spacecraft orbited the asteroid between June 2011 and September 2012. NASA's Dawn mission is designed to study Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres, the two largest objects in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

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Elon Musk raises concerns over dangers posed by Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk raises concerns over dangers posed by Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors and the founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and private space company SpaceX, has expressed its concerns regarding Artificial Intelligence (AI). According to him, AI poses a serious threat to our safety in the following 5 or 10 years.

Musk stated that AI technology is presenting remarkable improvements at a fast pace, which leaves the general public clueless to what it may turn into, unless they have access to closed secretive groups such as Deepmind.

Gecko-inspired device helps man climb up vertical glass

Gecko-inspired device helps man climb up vertical glass

Spider man fiction has turned into reality! Yes, thanks to a climbing system inspired by geckos that made a dramatic experiment possible. The experiment had an 11-stone volunteer to crawl up a 12ft pane using sticky attachments on his hands and feet.

This demonstration was in a way similar to the shot in the movie Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol in which Tom Cruise clings to the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Tom had made use of sucker-gloves for it but for this experiment the gecko devices are far more sophisticated and real.

Elon Musk criticizes Artificial Intelligence again

Elon Musk criticizes Artificial Intelligence again

CEO and CTO of SpaceX, Elon Musk, is not a big fan of artificial intelligence and at different times, he has been seen criticizing the intelligence exhibited by machines or software. Earlier, the chief product architect of Tesla Motors, and chairman of SolarCity had commented on Web site Edge.org that the risk of something dangerous happening is in the five year timeframe.

IBM Along with Nvidia and Mellanox to build Supercomputers

IBM Along with Nvidia and Mellanox to build Supercomputers

The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a $325 million contract to IBM to create two supercomputers that will be more powerful than any existing system in deployment today.

The computers will be based at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, already the sites of massive supercomputers. The two new supercomputers are Summit and Sierra.

Lawrence Livermore Lab officials have announced an agreement with IBM to deliver Sierra that will possess seven times computing power than today's fastest systems.

Researchers discover Genetic Variations in Human Genomes using SMRT

Researchers discover Genetic Variations in Human Genomes using SMRT

Researchers using a new genome sequencing technology were able to discover thousands of genetic variations in the human genome. Researchers claim that such genomes have never been discovered before.

This rare discovery was made by researchers at the University of Washington. The researchers believe that recent findings can act as a game changer, and could help identify people with risk of certain diseases.

3D scanning of dodo reveals more information about the extinct bird

3D scanning of dodo reveals more information about the extinct bird

A team of paleontologists from the College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts, used 3D laser scanning technology to study the only skeleton of dodo bird, which became extinct by the late 17th century.

The 3D scanning of the only existing skeleton of the dodo bird helped paleontologist Leon Claessens and his colleagues helped them gather more information about the bird's anatomy, body structure and lifestyle.

Curiosity's First Martian Mountain Sample matches Orbital Observation

Curiosity's First Martian Mountain Sample matches Orbital Observation

In late September, NASA's Curiosity rover drilled into a rock outcrop at the base of Mount Sharp. The sample from the target called Confidence Hills within the Pahrump Hills outcrop has led to the mission's first confirmation of a mineral mapped from orbit.

Hematite level in the sample was much more than any rock or soil samples tested earlier by the rover. Hematite is an iron-oxide mineral, which provides hints about early environmental conditions.

Rosetta Comet Mission: Landing Site Named ‘Agilkia’

Rosetta Comet Mission: Landing Site Named ‘Agilkia’

The European Space Agency's (ESA) Philae lander is scheduled to touch down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on November 12. The site where Rosetta mission's Philae lander will land has been named 'Agilkia'. The name has been announced by the ESA.

According to the space agency, they had asked people to suggest the name for the probe and the excited people had taken the task very seriously. The agency stated that the new name was selected from more than 8,000 entries. As per the ESA, over 150 people suggested the name Agilkia.

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