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  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 30, 2017

    SPACEX POSTPONES CLASSIFIED US MILITARY LAUNCH

    SpaceX on Sunday postponed for 24 hours the launch of a secretive US government payload, known only as NROL-76, due to a "sensor issue"...

    Space Exploration
    • By Phys.org   -   Apr 30, 2017

      BIKE-SHARING LAUNCHED IN CONGESTED BEIRUT

      Lebanon launched a bike-sharing programme in its capital Beirut on Sunday, hoping to cut down on the congested city's notorious traffic...

      Energy & Green Tech
      • By Phys.org   -   Apr 30, 2017

        ELON MUSK TEASES FUTURE PLANS AT TED TALK

        Elon Musk paused while chatting about his series of potentially world-changing endeavors to say he isn't in it to provide salvation.

        Hi Tech & Innovation
        • By Phys.org   -   Apr 30, 2017

          TECHNOLOGY-LOVING DUBAI UNVEILS ITS OWN TYPOGRAPHIC FONT

          Apparently not content with having the world's tallest building, an indoor ski slope and countless other baubles, Dubai now boasts...

          Software
          • By Phys.org   -   Apr 30, 2017

            THOUSANDS BRAVE WEATHER TO PROTEST TRUMP CLIMATE POLICIES

            Thousands of people across the U.S. marched in rain, snow and sweltering heat Saturday to demand action on climate change-mass protests...

            Environment
            • By Phys.org   -   Apr 30, 2017

              NEARLY 50 PEOPLE TAKEN TO HOSPITALS AFTER TEXAS TORNADO

              Nearly 50 people have been taken to hospitals after a tornado swept through the East Texas city of Canton.

              Environment
              • By Phys.org   -   Apr 30, 2017

                CITIES BRACE FOR CLIMATE CHALLENGES

                Faced with exploding populations and steadily rising temperatures worldwide, cities must make haste in reinforcing defences against...

                Environment
                • By Phys.org   -   Apr 30, 2017

                  URBAN FARMING FLOURISHES IN NEW YORK

                  The urban farm craze is finding fertile ground in New York, where 10 young entrepreneurs are learning to grow greens and herbs without...

                  Environment
                  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 30, 2017

                    BIOLOGIST: ORCA ATTACKS ON GRAY WHALES UP IN CALIFORNIA BAY

                    Killer whales are on an unprecedented killing spree in California's Monterey Bay, attacking and feeding on gray whale calves, a marine...

                    Plants & Animals
                    • By Phys.org   -   Apr 30, 2017

                      UKRAINE CLINGS TO NUCLEAR POWER DESPITE CHERNOBYL TRAUMA

                      Ukraine is still suffering from the trauma of the world's worst civil nuclear accident at Chernobyl but has nonetheless turned the...

                      Energy & Green Tech
                      • By Phys.org   -   Apr 29, 2017

                        TURKEY BLOCKS ACCESS TO WIKIPEDIA OVER 'TERROR' CLAIMS

                        Turkey on Saturday blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia reportedly for articles claiming links...

                        Internet
                        • By Phys.org   -   Apr 29, 2017

                          HACKER RELEASES STOLEN COPIES OF NETFLIX SERIES

                          A hacker claims to have followed through on a threat to release several episodes from the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange...

                          Security
                          • By Phys.org   -   Apr 29, 2017

                            NASA SELECTS ASU'S 'SHADOWCAM' TO FLY ON KOREA PATHFINDER LUNAR ORBITER

                            NASA has selected an instrument developed by Mark Robinson of ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration and Malin Space Science Systems...

                            Science, Space Exploration
                            • By Phys.org   -   Apr 29, 2017

                              SPACEX TO LAUNCH CLASSIFIED US GOVT PAYLOAD SUNDAY

                              SpaceX on Sunday is scheduled to make its first military launch, with a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office,...

                              Space Exploration
                              • By Phys.org   -   Apr 29, 2017

                                NASA EYES INTENSIFYING TROPICAL CYCLONE FRANCES

                                Two NASA satellites provided forecasters in Australia with visible and rainfall data as Tropical Cyclone Frances strengthened in the...

                                Earth Sciences
                                • By Phys.org   -   Apr 29, 2017

                                  POWERFUL QUAKE ROUSES PEOPLE FROM SLEEP IN SOUTH PHILIPPINES

                                  A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 struck off a southern Philippine province Saturday and prompted a local tsunami warning,...

                                  Environment
                                  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 29, 2017

                                    2ND COMPANY SHUTS OIL, GAS WELLS AFTER FATAL COLORADO BLAST

                                    A second petroleum company said it would shut down and inspect wells after a fatal house explosion near a gas well in Colorado, although...

                                    Environment
                                    • By Phys.org   -   Apr 29, 2017

                                      REVIEW: COAL TERMINAL WOULD BOOST GLOBAL CLIMATE-WARMING GAS

                                      A coal-export terminal proposed in Washington state would increase cancer risks for some residents, make rail accidents more likely...

                                      Environment
                                      • By Phys.org   -   Apr 29, 2017

                                        WHEN BRIDGES COLLAPSE: RESEARCHERS STUDY WHETHER WE'RE UNDERESTIMATING RISK

                                        The United States is considering a $1 trillion budget proposal to update infrastructure, including its crumbling bridges. An obstacle...

                                        Engineering
                                        • By Phys.org   -   Apr 29, 2017

                                          US NSA SPY AGENCY HALTS CONTROVERSIAL EMAIL SWEEP

                                          The National Security Agency announced Friday it would end its controversial practice of sweeping up any email or text message an American...

                                          Security