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A colorful 'landing' on Pluto
This movie was made from more than 100 images taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft over six weeks of approach and close flyby in the summer of 2015. The video offers a trip down onto the surface of Pluto-starting with a distant view of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon-and leading up to an eventual ride in for a landing on the shoreline of Pluto's informally named Sputnik Planitia.
Firm believes it can tap the potential of geothermal energy
The fledgling firm would use carbon dioxide emissions - a nemesis to the planet - to power a geothermal energy system, which would in turn produce low-cost, clean electricity. TerraCOH's patented geothermal technology could serve as a big underground battery, effectively storing renewable - but intermittent - wind and solar energy. The pair, along with Thomas Kuehn, a mechanical engineering professor, invented a renewable energy technology called CO2 Plume Geothermal.
Apple sues chipmaker Qualcomm for abusing monopoly
Apple on Friday sued Qualcomm, accusing the California chipmaker of abusing its market power to demand unfair royalties, echoing charges filed days earlier by US antitrust regulators. Apple said in the court filing that it has been overcharged billions of dollars by its chipmaking partner's illegal scheme. For many years Qualcomm has unfairly insisted on charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with, Apple said in an email statement.
Your name plate on the moon, for a price
Indians are being offered the opportunity to leave their name on the moon, for a price. Space start-up TeamIndus will get the names of public 'donors' micro-engraved on a small-sized aluminium object, which will be placed on the lunar surface when its lander descends on the moon. The mission, planned for December 28 this year on the PSLV rocket, will travel the 3.84 lakh kilometres from earth to make a soft landing on the moon on January 26, 2018.
Cleveland submits new police crisis intervention policy
The new policy aims to improve the safety of officers and those in crisis and to reduce the need for involvement with the criminal justice system, the court filing said. Officers in the 1,500 member department are expected to receive additional training this year about how to deal with people in crisis. The policy calls for people suspected of committing felonies or crimes like domestic violence but in some type of crisis to be transported to a secure mental health facility before being arrested.
Traders use algorithms that capture Trump's remarks and then buy or sell affected stocks
Some sophisticated traders with automated programs are using computer algorithms that instantly capture Trump's Twitter remarks and then immediately buy or sell the affected stocks, analysts said. They've done it, said Joe Gits, chief executive of Social Market Analytics Inc Gits' firm isn't among those traders. Gits likewise said he was not at liberty to disclose the names of traders using such automated programs.
Trump signals big shift on energy, climate policies
US President Donald Trump signaled a sharp break on energy and the environment policy Friday, announcing plans to undo climate policies and promote domestic energy development as part of his America First agenda. Trump also will focus on removing hurdles to domestic energy development that he argues will make the US independent of foreign oil. President Trump is committed to achieving energy independence from the OPEC cartel and any nations hostile to our interests.
Delhi air quality 'very poor', SC-appointed panel calls for tough action
Taking stock of the air pollution in Delhi and the neighbouring states, the Supreme Court appointed Environment Pollution Authority (EPCA) on Friday asked authorities to immediately enforce the graded response action under very poor category for Delhi and moderate poor for NCR. The temporary relaxation according to the EPCA members is to give enough time to the authorities and people to get prepared.
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet shares breathtaking view of Geneva and its lake from ISS!
Thanks to all the astronauts, who are aboard the International Space Station (ISS) that we are able to witness beautiful images of our planet, Earth. One of them is French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who has been sharing pictures of the Eearth taken from the space station with his social media followers and space enthuaists. Recently, he has shared a breathtaking view of Geneva and its lake, captioned, Geneva and its lake seem calm on this winter day.
Europe cold front endangers 23,000 child migrants: UNICEF
With no sign of a let-up in the extreme cold weather and storms sweeping Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, refugee and migrant children are threatened by respiratory and other serious illnesses-and even death from hypothermia, UNICEF said in a statement. In Greece, especially the islands where thousands of refugees shelter in flimsy tents, some regions have experienced heavy snowfall for the first time in years.
'Solar storm-induced blackouts can cost $40 bn daily'
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) Solar storm-induced electricity blackouts could cost more than $40 billion to the US economy daily, a new study has found. On average, the direct economic cost incurred from disruption to electricity represents only 49 per cent of the total potential macroeconomic cost, the study noted.
New project aims to improve diversity in arts and humanities research
Common Cause is a new collaborative arts and humanities initiative will map routes to greater inclusion that enable the UK's diverse population to fully participate in research and collaborations. It is important that arts and humanities research reflects the rich contribution made through the varied interests, histories, cultures and experiences of all in society. This research does not embrace or reflect the rich diversity of perspectives that exist.

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