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2 hrs ago | Visalia Times-Delta

Lyrid meteor shower coming on Earth Day

This would be an excellent week to watch the Lyrid meteor shower, except for a pesky moon that will wash out much of the show, astronomers say.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Astronomy, Science, Space, Huntsville, AL

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Lowell Sun

Easter morning delivery for space station

The SpaceX company's cargo ship, Dragon, spent two days chasing the International Space Station following its launch from Cape Canaveral.

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Related Topix: NASA, Hawthorne, CA, Space

WBAY-TV Green Bay

Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the... Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms ... (more)

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Space

Radio Borders

Invention Could Herald Interactive Revolution

It is believed to be the first time touch screens, made from fog and showing images in 3D or 2D, have been made to work with a tabletop device.

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Related Topix: Inventions

CFRA

Canadian Space Agency boss insists his appointment does not spell militarization

The head of the Canadian Space Agency, a former top general, insists his appointment as president last August does not signal the militarization of the federal department.

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Related Topix: Space, North America Travel, Travel, Canada Travel, Canada, NASA

Ledger-Enquirer.com

New program uses art to teach science

Thanks to a partnership with NASA, students will be designing prototypes in engineering classes, deconstructing space garments used in fashion design courses, testing material in chemistry labs, and writing about the project for English assignments.

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Related Topix: Space, University of Florida, Laptops/Notebooks

Sat Apr 19, 2014

KTVN Reno

Hopkins wins split decision over Shumenov

John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died.

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Related Topix: Space, Astronomy, Science, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Greenwich Citizen

What Happened To 7 Of The Earliest Employees Who Launched Amazon

When Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie started driving northwest from New York in 1994, they were setting off on a journey to create one of the biggest e-commerce sites in the United States, based in Seattle.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Internet, University of Washington

WCHS-TV Charleston

Artist Sought For Ohio's New U.S. Capitol Statue Of Edison

An Ohio commission is seeking an artist to design a statue of inventor Thomas Edison for the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Inventions, Non-Profit

Tri-cityherald.com

NASA's space station Robonaut finally getting legs

For three years, Robonaut has had to manage from the waist up. This new pair of legs means the experimental robot - now stuck on a pedestal - is going mobile at the International Space Station.

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Related Topix: Robots, NASA, Space

CIO

FCC Vote on Incentive Auction Plan Could Further Open Broadband Competition

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will reserve a significant amount of spectrum in its upcoming auctions of the television band for unlicensed uses such as Wi-Fi, agency officials said Friday.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, AT&T

EDGE

'Transcendence' Like a Clunky TED Talk

First, we had Scarlett Johansson as a human-like operating system. Now, Johnny Depp has been uploaded.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Scarlett Johansson, Hot Chicks, Science, Computer Science, Computers, Joaquin Phoenix, Inventions, PC

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Prince George Citizen

HealthCare.gov users told to change passwords after government's Heartbleed probe

People who have accounts on the enrolmentwebsite for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed computer virus.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Computers, Computer Security

WKYT

Ky. speaker: Hacker tweeted anti-McConnell remarks

Kentucky's House speaker says someone hacked his Twitter account to post inflammatory comments about U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Mitch McConnell, US News, Computer Security

Freshnews

NanoMech Named Edison Awards Winner

TuffTek by NanoMech has been named a 2014 Award Winner by the internationally renowned Edison Awards.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Inventions, University of Arkansas

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Storms threaten 2nd launch try to space station

This Jan. 12, 2013 photo provided by NASA shows the SpaceX Dragon vehicle inside a processing hangar at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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Related Topix: NASA, US Military, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, US Air Force, Cape Canaveral, FL, Weather

CBS Local

Storms Threaten Second Launch Try To ISS

NASA's commercial supplier was foiled by a leaky rocket valve during Monday's launch attempt.

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Related Topix: NASA

Ohio.com

NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down

In this artist's concept provided by NASA the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft is seen orbiting the moon as it prepares to fire its maneuvering thrusters to maintain a safe orbital altitude.

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Related Topix: Robots, NASA

Bellingham Herald

NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down

In this artist's concept provided by NASA the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft is seen orbiting the moon as it prepares to fire its maneuvering thrusters to maintain a safe orbital altitude.

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Related Topix: NASA, Robots, Space, Mountain View, CA

National Public Radio

China Says One-Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Polluted

Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party's authoritarian rule.

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Related Topix: CPU, Agriculture, Science

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