On July 19, 2013, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will be turned to image Saturn and its entire ring system during a total eclipse of the Sun, as it has done twice before during its previous 9 years in orbit. But this time, the images that will be collected have been specifically designed for something very special. They will capture, in natural color, a glimpse of our own planet next to Saturn and ...
PARIS The European Space Agency signed final contracts with Thales Alenia Space Italy for work on a pair of missions to assess if the planet Mars has or ever had life, officials said at the Paris Airshow this week. Until last year, the ExoMars program was a joint project between ESA and the U.S. space agency NASA. But NASA dropped out, citing budget problems. The Russian space ...
A special lecture will begin at about 10:00 a.m. Beijing time Thursday morning, given by a teacher aboard China's space module Tiangong-1 to students on Earth.Female astronaut Wang Yaping, one of the three crew members of Shenzhou-10 spacecraft, will give the lecture to about 330 primary and middle school students in Beijing, through a live video feed system.More than 60 million students ...
This is a cropped, reduced version of panorama from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity with 1.3 billion pixels in the full-resolution version. See full panorama below. It shows Curiosity at the ';Rocknest'; site where the rover scooped up samples of windblown dust and sand. Curiosity used three cameras to take the component images on several different days between Oct. 5 and Nov. 16, ...
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured imagery of super-heated plasma and 3 prominences in a magnetic field dance with the Sun on June 16-17, ...
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Saving Private Ryan
The sky is overcast and the gray ocean waves are choppy as the Higgins boats advance steadily toward Omaha Beach. Inside each boat, rows of soldiers stand in formation, gripping their weapons, some nervously vomiting on the deck. All of their faces are scrawled with terrified anticipation, not of greatness or glory or fighting for their country, but anticipation of death. When the boats arrive and ... ...
President Dilma Rousseff has tried to placate the largely middle-class crowds by supporting their right to protest, and the Sao Paulo municipal government has rescinded the 10-cent hike in bus and subway fares that sparked the demonstrations in the first place. But as the protests grow even bigger, with two major marches called for Thursday, the Brazilian government seems at a loss over how to ...
legal status to immigrants living in the United States unlawfully while the additional security was being put into place. No green cards -- signifying permanent residence status -- could be issued to them until the plan was fully implemented. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to disclose terms of a plan that was not yet finalized. If agreed to, the ...
Obama administration unveiled plans to blast astronauts to an asteroid. Specifically, the program would send a robot to capture a 25-foot asteroid and drag it near the moon, so future astronauts could visit it as early as ...
FBI Director Robert Mueller gestures at the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee at an oversight hearing about the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 19, ...
At the end of June 2013, NASA will launch its latest sun observing satellite, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph. IRIS will observe the interface region of the sun, the lowest level of our star's ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is building new software to coach people on how to interact with others in social situations.
The virtual personality can be used to help people practice their interpersonal skills until they feel more comfortable with situation, News.com.au reported.
The program called MACH- My Automated Conversation coach- presents a digital character on the screen while using speech and face recognition tools to pick up on your behaviour.
The software, which can run on a laptop with a webcam and microphone attached, assesses users' voice tone, posture and behaviour to give them pointers on how to improve their interpersonal skills. (ANI)
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