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Following SpaceX's first demonstration mission without humans aboard Crew Dragon targeted for November 2018, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be the first two NASA astronauts to fly in the Dragon spacecraft. It was back in September 2014 when NASA first announced that SpaceX and Boeing would fly NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
  • This toxic plant can cause 3rd-degree-burns and blindness

    This toxic plant can cause 3rd-degree-burns and blindness

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    The plant is a member of the carrot family and can grow to more than 14 feet tall, according to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation . Well, giant hogweed (despite having an ugly name) is actually kind of pretty. You could also soak a compress in a mixture of aluminum acetate, which is available at most pharmacies, if you think you've come into contact with the hogweed.
  • India will abolish all single-use plastic by 2022, vows Narendra Modi

    India will abolish all single-use plastic by 2022, vows Narendra Modi

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    Plan an Event - plan a mini event by celebrating this day with friends or colleagues. More updates on World Environment Day are yet to come up, till then stay tuned! Badminton star Saina Nehwal posted: "The movement to beat plastic pollution is growing and I urge you to http://join.You can#BeatPlasticPollution by sharing a video or photo on this #WorldEnvironmentDay.I would like to challenge my friends to spread this initiative @parupallik @PRANNOYHSPRI @GuruSaiDutt1".
  • Organic molecules on Mars

    Organic molecules on Mars

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    The samples were found to contain thiophene , 2- and 3-methylthiophenes, methanethiol, and dimethylsulfide. And now they've added a catalogue of organic molecules to that list. There's so much left to learn about Mars. The seasonal variation provides an important clue for determining the origin of martian methane. Here it is retained by the soil until the temperature increases sufficiently to release the gas.
  • New Delhi slum drowning in plastic wastes

    New Delhi slum drowning in plastic wastes

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    To help reduce waste and fight climate change, the Government of Canada has taken significant steps and is planning important new measures to protect the environment and promote clean growth, here at home and overseas. He said "several countries such as Eritrea, China, Rwanda, Mauritania, Morocco and Kenya have outlawed the use of plastic bags; while England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, South Africa, among others have placed a fee on the use of plastic bags".
  • Lions, tigers, jaguar on the loose at German zoo; bear shot

    Lions, tigers, jaguar on the loose at German zoo; bear shot

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    The Eifel Zoo in Lünebach, Germany, was heavily flooded after a storm that also damaged fences, allowing the animals to leave their enclosures, authorities said. At the zoo, which is located on a riverbank, the water was knee-high. Most were found on the grounds of the zoo and returned to their cages. Friday's great escape comes two years after two lions broke out of their cages at a zoo in Leipzig in eastern Germany.
  • New Zealand to spend $600 mln to eradicate cattle disease

    New Zealand to spend $600 mln to eradicate cattle disease

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    Some experts fear the decision will come at a huge cost. She further added, "Speaking with affected farmers in recent weeks it is obvious that this has taken a toll, but standing back and allowing the disease to spread would simply create more anxiety for all farmers".
  • Storm Alberto closes in on Florida, Alabama and Mississippi

    Storm Alberto closes in on Florida, Alabama and Mississippi

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    The hurricane center said Sunday that a tropical storm warning was in effect from Bonita Beach, Fla., to the Mississippi-Alabama border. A water spout, a unsafe vortex of wind and water, was spotted late Sunday about 7 miles off shore of Alligator Point, Florida, said Roth.
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto still chugging toward Gulf

    Subtropical Storm Alberto still chugging toward Gulf

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    The National Hurricane Center predicts that Alberto could have sustained winds of 65 miles per hour - not far from hurricane-force - by Monday when it is approaching the coast near Mobile, Ala., and Biloxi, Miss. For South Florida, the forecast for the weekend calls for a total of 3-7 inches of rain and fairly breezy. Forecasters and officials have warned for days that, regardless of tropical development, this system could dump up to 8 inches of rain on our already saturated state.
  • Football field-sized asteroid to pass by Earth

    Football field-sized asteroid to pass by Earth

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    The space rock is believed to be equivalent in size to the one that exploded more than 100 years ago in Russia's Tunguska region in Siberia - the largest impact event on Earth in recorded history. The space rock was only recently rediscovered. This is one of the closest flybys from an asteroid of this range of diameter, according to the International Meteor Organization.
  • SpaceX delays launch debut of upgraded Falcon rocket

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    Falcon 9 Block 5 is created to be capable of 10 or more flights with very limited refurbishment as SpaceX continues to strive for rapid reusability and extremely high reliability. The Block 5 is also outfitted with improved navigation fins - which help guide the rocket's first stage back to Earth after delivering a satellite into orbit - made from fire-resistant titanium.
  • How and when to watch the Bangabandhu launch

    How and when to watch the Bangabandhu launch

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    Reusing the rockets is a major cost-saving step for space travel . SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said before the launch that a successful test flight could set up the Falcon Heavy's first launch for a paying customer just three to six months later.
  • Facebook Establishes Dedicated Blockchain Technology Team

    Facebook Establishes Dedicated Blockchain Technology Team

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    As a technology and communiocation company Facebook is working to bring on board new innovations as it seeks solutions to sustain its growth and it is hoping that blockchain technology will help achieve that. The Blockchain research group will also gain Instagram's head of product development Kevin Weil as part of the organization's reshuffle, Facebook confirmed .
  • Google Just Fixed the Biggest Maps Problem with This Brilliant Idea

    Google Just Fixed the Biggest Maps Problem with This Brilliant Idea

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    Innovations in camera technology will now allow problems such as helping people travel, for example when your phone says head south, now through the use of the camera, an arrow will be placed on top of the video feed, telling you where to head, without having to guess where south actually is.
  • Gmail gets Snooze and Google Pay support on iOS

    Gmail gets Snooze and Google Pay support on iOS

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    You can take a look at the feature in action below. Smart Compose operates in the background, letting you accept its suggestions or ignore them, so you don't need to change the way you now compose drafts. It's useful for moving less important stuff to when you have time to deal with it and for getting to the much coveted 'inbox zero'. Another major new feature is that Google Photos can now recognize documents in pictures, and it will tell the user that it can automatically fix it.
  • The Face ID in the Apple iPhone X has some issues

    The Face ID in the Apple iPhone X has some issues

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    It turns out, however, that Face ID isn't flawless and Apple already has instructions for its stores and authorized service providers to fix or replace faulty devices. If it doesn't, then a fix is required. These unexpected bug issues have become tedious for Apple as the company is now refraining itself from pushing out new features and is instead working to improve stability and rectify the existing issues.
  • Why Do People Celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Facts, History About Mexican Holiday

    Why Do People Celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Facts, History About Mexican Holiday

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    He launched his presidential campaign in 2016 by accusing Mexico of "sending people that have lots of problems" to the USA, and has repeatedly vowed to build a border wall between the two countries. "AAA will be there to get you home safely", Michael Blasky, spokesperson for AAA Utah, said in a news release. Heck, you can even try to learn some if you like.
  • Tesla temporarily shuts down Model 3 production in Fremont

    Tesla temporarily shuts down Model 3 production in Fremont

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    Credit Suisse Ag stated it has 873,067 shares. (NASDAQ:TSLA). Stephens Investment Grp Ltd Liability Com holds 0.05% in Tesla , Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA). Tanaka Capital Management holds 3.24% of its capital in Tesla , Inc. Shares of Palo Alto, California-based Tesla was last down almost 1 percent. About 6.74 million shares traded or 13.33% up from the average. Tesla's capacity to meet the rising demand for its Model 3 has been tested to breaking point by now.
  • Tesla drops in premarket after Musk lets loose on call

    Tesla drops in premarket after Musk lets loose on call

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    Tesla said it hit a production rate of 2,270 Model 3's per week in April, and it was able to churn out 2,000 or more cars for three straight weeks - finally reaching a milestone it hoped to hit past year. Snap Inc.'s Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy saw their net worth fall more than 22 percent on Wednesday after the company said revenue gains will be even smaller in the current quarter as users of its mobile photo-sharing app revolt over a redesign.
  • Oculus' Hugo Barra Unboxes the new Oculus Go

    Oculus' Hugo Barra Unboxes the new Oculus Go

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    Facebook is expected to drop a new VR headset when its F8 developers conference kicks off today. The first standalone virtual reality headset from Facebook-owned Oculus is finally available for purchase today. As for how much you'll pay for the chance to jump into VR with no wire, it depends on what Oculus Go storage option you choose. The VR headset will have built-in spatial audio and also an integrated microphone.
  • Nokia 7 Plus offers

    Nokia 7 Plus offers

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    The phone might either have a Snapdragon 636 processor or a Mediatek Helio P60 chipset. It comes with 64GB on-board storage which can be further expanded up to 128GB using MicroSD Card. Buyers will also get flat 25 percent instant discount on domestic hotel bookings through Makemytrip . The handset is available in two colours- black/copper and white/copper.