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Blue Origin plans high-altitude escape test on suborbital launch Wednesday

The ninth mission for the spacecraft was to test the escape motor at high altitude. Both the spacecraft and the rocket landed safely back on Earth, the capsule ...


Seventh animal dies after jaguar escapes Audubon Zoo habitat

Three other injured animals were being cared for. The zoo was closed for the day as officials tried to discover how the feline escaped. An "after action rev...


Sunday shows preview: Supreme Court fight in the spotlight

Kennedy on July 9. On the campaign trail, Trump pledged to appoint a justice who would overturn Roe v. Wade , the landmark supreme court case that legalized ...


Train from Alberta derails, spills oil in Iowa

Ken Hessenius with the Iowa Natural Resources Department says his crews will try to determine how fast the oil is being carried downstream by the rain-swollen L...


See SpaceX launch its rocket created to fly up to 100 times

SpaceX CEO and Grimes' new soulmate Elon Musk says the Block 5 will carry NASA astronauts to space as soon as December, 2018, with a few test flights before...


Embraer just debuted its Uber Elevate flying taxi concept

While Uber isn't building these vertical takeoff and landing vehicles itself, the company is striking partnerships with manufacturers, battery companies and oth...


China: Former political star Sun Zhengcai sentenced to life

Beijing , May 8 A former top Chinese Communist Party official, who was accused of plotting a coup against President Xi Jinping past year, was today sentenced...


28Chinese Court Sentences Ex-Top Communist Official to Life Term for Graft

The former Communist Party Secretary was convicted of illegally accepting more than 170 million yuan (US $ 26.7 million) in bribes, according to the First In...


How To Get WhatsApp Payments Now | Enable WhatsApp Payments

And in the future, Instagram says you can expect direct payments for things like movie tickets through the app. Instagram initially announced in March 201...


Microsoft beats Q3 estimates; reports Azure, Office 365 strength

Its Intelligent Cloud business, including the Azure cloud-computing service and server programs such as SQL Server , saw sales surge 17% to $7.896 billio...


European Central Bank keeps interest rates, guidance unchanged

European equities were up 0.4 percent ahead of Mario Draghi's 1230 GMT news conference and as MSCI's most widely-followed gauge of world stocks pulled out...


Apple called the new 2 reasons to switch from Android to iPhone

Users can download the update by launching Settings General Software Update . The new update , however, does not bring any new features other than the fix...


Youthful Yankees win series against AL East rival Blue Jays

The infielder made his anticipated debut at 21 years and 130 days against Toronto as Yankees had an all-under 30 lineup when facing the Blue Jays . "Every ...


Apple likely to discontinue iPhone X this year

The upgraded versions have minor enhancements in terms of specifications inside and the design remains pretty much the same as the predecessors. However, the re...


SpaceX Launches Planet-Hunting Satellite from Cape Canaveral

The satellite - the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite , or Tess - will scan nearly the entire sky for at least two years, staring at the closest, brighte...


50th Anniversary Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Aims for the 8s

That sounds mighty fast, and credit for that goes to the supercharged 5.2-liter Coyote V8 engine whose specs aren't available yet. Based on the facelifted ...


Rumour Watch 2018: DICE Prototyping a Battle Royale Mode for Battlefield V

According to Venture Beat , the mode is now being prototyped to compete with the surge of popularity with the genre started by PlayerUnknown's Battleground a...


Trump Vows 'Forceful' Response After Syria Attack

The assessment also suggested that a never agent was used in the suspected poison attack, but further evidence was needed to determine the type of agent, U.S. T...


Future iPhones to boast touch-less gesture controls and curved screens?

The phone, which, according to Bloomberg , is expected to take at least two years to arrive, will feature a curved display. The innovative tech is thought to...


China's Tiangong-1 space station could fall to Earth on Easter weekend

In case Tiangong-1 causes any extensive damage through its fall, it is China - the launching state - which would be responsible for compensating for the damage....


HTC announces VIVE Pro Pricing, Available now for Preorder

The HTC VIVE Pro offers 78% increase in resolution over the previous VIVE model and is also capable of wireless connectivity using WiGig technology. It com...


Boy, 9, kills older sister over video game console by shooting her

The boy grabbed a handgun, which was kept in a nightstand next to the bed, and shot the sister in the back of the head, the sheriff said. The girl was rushed to...


The unfettered mind of Stephen Hawking

An opinion column by Juan Martín Maldacena is included. At the age of 21, he was paralyzed and doctors gave him only 2 years to live. In the 1970s, Hawking ...


Sea of Thieves' final beta is open to everyone

In addition to the Gold Hoarder voyages that were available in other betas, there will also be Merchant Alliance voyages this time around, adding some variety t...


Jaguar I-Pace revealed: $119000 EV here in October

It will also allow the SUV to be agile in curves while still providing a comfortable ride, Jaguar said . The I-Pace can reach 60mph in 4.5 seconds and has a ...


Xbox One tests spring update with controller sharing via Mixer

Further, to make club posts somewhat similar to Reddit, the Xbox spring update adds an algorithmic "What's Hot" feed, along with a Top Posts option to show th...


Fortnite: Epic showcases Season 3 Battle Pass content

And finally, you can build right through existing props like vehicles and trees just like terrain - it won't destroy it, it'll just clip right through it. Check...


Burnout Paradise Remastered Won't Feature Microtransactions; No Word On Nintendo Switch Version

Burnout Paradise proved to be a welcome departure from the previous formula. After 10 years of absence, Burnout Paradise Remastered is roaring "back to the...


The Amazing Camera Work Involved in the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch

SpaceX's next mission is set for February 21 (that's tomorrow). The Falcon Heavy rocket will now help propel a number of space missions that weren't technologic...


Pixel 2 users with camera errors and crashes offered replacements from Google

Not all Pixel 2 / 2 XL handset owners are reporting these issues following the software update released earlier this month. Under the cashback, the Goo...