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Weather satellite GOES-R to be launched on Saturday

Weather satellite GOES-R to be launched on Saturday

The launch of a weather satellite, called the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R Series (GOES-R,) will take place at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) announced.

The space agency announced that the GOES-R system will be launched from Space Launch Complex 41 using an Atlas V 541 rocket. The launch of the satellite was postponed several times in the past because of technical issues.

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Facebook buys Stolen Password Database to improve user security

Facebook buys Stolen Password Database to improve user security

Social network Facebook has a security team dedicated to improve security for its user base even when people behave at times in unsafe ways on social networks and other online services. Facebook feels it as an obligation towards its users to keep its service secure.

Speaking about Facebook’s continuous battle against security threats, Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos shared some interesting things about the way social network manages to remain safe. Facebook has compared its password database with stolen password databases in the past, as per Sophos’s Naked Security.

China Successfully Launches Five Small Satellites

China successfully launches 5 small satellites

Pushing ahead with its ambitious space program, China on Thursday successfully launched five small satellites, including the one that could eventually help spacecraft in deep space navigation.

The Asian country launched the satellites using a Long March 11 rocket that lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert at 7:42 a.m. (23:42 GMT) on Nov. 10, 2016.

The experimental X-ray pulsar navigation spacecraft, called XPNAV-1, was developed by Aerospace Science & Technology Corp.

American Academy of Pediatrics issues New Guidelines on Screen Time

How Important Are New Guidelines Issued by American Academy of Pediatrics on Screen Time

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its guidelines for screen time for kids and adolescents and many health experts are surprised with the new guidelines. The earlier guidelines suggested less than two hours per day of screen time for kids above two years of age. For kids below two years, the AAP guidelines suggested no screen time. With changing times, the consumption of digital media has increased. There is plenty of interesting content worth watching for kids on internet and AAP guidelines suggest that parents should watch content with kids.

Japanese Research Team Creates Humanoid Robot that Sweats

Japanese Research Team Creates Humanoid Robot that Sweats

A humanoid robot developed by researchers at the University of Tokyo can sweat and uses this as a cooling mechanism. The motors of some robots generate heat and unless they have a way to cool themselves humanoid robots would not be able to work for longer hours. The robot named Kengoro can perform pushups for 11 minutes, as showcased by the tests conducted by the University of Tokyo team.

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Tesla and Panasonic announce partnership for SolarCity Project

Tesla and Panasonic announce partnership for SolarCity Project

Tesla and Panasonic have entered into a partnership for solar energy components for Tesla’ SolarCity Corporation project which includes photovoltaic cells and modules for solar energy systems. Tesla has been pushing the limits with its SolarCity project and the company has been looking for improving efficiency and reducing cost for solar panels and battery based systems. The partnership project between Tesla and Panasonic will be carried out at Tesla facility at Buffalo, New York.

European Lander Starts Final Descent to Mars: European Space Agency

European Lander Starts Final Descent to Mars: European Space Agency

The Schiaparelli lander separated from its mother ship to make its final descent to the Martian surface, the European Space Agency informed. The Schiaparelli lander will analyze atmosphere of Mars and will also search for signs of life on the red planet. The rover will help scientists at European Space Agency to collect data and other factors for development of European Mars rover in future. The ExoMars mission is a joint venture between the European Space Agency and Russian space agency Roscosmos.

Humanoid Robot Keeps Cool as it Sweats: University of Tokyo

Humanoid Robot Keeps Cool as it Sweats: University of Tokyo

A humanoid robot developed by researchers at the University of Tokyo can sweat and uses this as a cooling mechanism. The motors of some robots generate heat and unless they have a way to cool themselves humanoid robots would not be able to work for longer hours. The robot named Kengoro can perform pushups for 11 minutes, as showcased by the tests conducted by the University of Tokyo team.

Apple set to launch Watch Nike+ smartwatch on Oct. 28

Apple set to launch Watch Nike+ smartwatch on Oct. 28

Tech giant Apple is scheduled to launch a special edition Watch Series 2 smartwatch on October 28. The special edition model in the Apple Watch Series 2 lineup - which was unveiled by Apple at its September 7 product launch event - is called the Apple Watch Nike+.

The forthcoming Apple Watch Nike+ special edition Apple Watch Series 2 smartwatch is chiefly targeted at fitness-conscious consumers.

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Silkworms produce stronger Fibers that conduct electricity after adding Graphene in feed: Research

Silkworms produce stronger Fibers that conduct electricity after adding Graphene in feed: Research

Silkworms were fed with carbon nanotubes and graphene by researchers in China and to their surprise, silkworms produced threads which were stronger and could conduct electricity. The research team is confident that the technique can help in producing durable and conductive threads which could be used for a variety of applications. Graphene has been termed as a wonderful material which could change the way we use electronics and many other materials due to its amazing strength and conductivity.

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