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NASA and the ESA release the closest images ever taken of the sun

The photos were taken from a mere 48 million miles away from our nearest star.
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This image, provided by the European Space Agency (ESA), July 16, 2020, shows the Sun, taken by the ESA's Solar Orbiter spacecraft.
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Spacecraft snaps closest pictures of sun, 'campfires' abound

A European and NASA spacecraft has snapped the closest pictures ever taken of the sun and revealed countless tiny “campfires”  flaring everywhere
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This image, provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) on Thursday, July 16, 2020, shows the Sun. The Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI) on ESA's Solar Orbiter spacecraft took this image on 30 May 2020. It shows the Sun's appearance at a wavelength of 17 nanometers, which is in the extreme ultraviolet region of the electromagnetic spectrum. During an online press briefing with Solar Orbiter mission experts, the first images from ESA's new Sun-observing spacecraft were released on Thursday. (Solar Orbiter/EUI Team (ESA & NASA); CSL, IAS, MPS, PMOD/WRC, ROB, UCL/MSSL/ via AP)
3 hours ago

Spacewalking astronauts closing in on final battery swaps

Spacewalking astronauts are tackling the final set of battery swaps outside the International Space Station
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In this image taken from NASA video, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy works outside the International Space Station on Thursday, July 16, 2020. Cassidy and Bob Behnken ventured out on their third spacewalk over the past few weeks to remove six more old batteries in the space station’s power grid, and replace them with new, improved ones. (NASA via AP)
4 hours ago

Chinese executives get 'pre-test' injections in vaccine race

A state-owned Chinese company is boasting that its employees received doses of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine even before the government approved testing in people
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July 16

Sony to double production of Playstation gaming units amid the coronavirus

Zoom is entering the hardware space with "Zoom at Home" and Google is creating temporary tattoos that can serve as touchpads.
July 16
VIDEO: Sony to double production of Playstation gaming units amid the coronavirus
July 16

Prominent Twitter accounts apparently hacked, asking for Bitcoin

Among those apparently attacked were presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
July 16
Among those apparently attacked were presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
July 16

Prominent Twitter accounts apparently hacked

Joe Biden and Barack Obama were among the accounts hacked.
July 16
The Twitter logo is seen displayed on the company's mobile application in this arranged photograph taken in New York, Feb. 9, 2016.
July 16

Atomic anniversary brings US nuclear official to New Mexico

The 2030 deadline set by the U.S. government to resume and ramp up production of the plutonium cores used in the nation's nuclear arsenal is nothing short of challenging
July 16
FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, National Nuclear Security Administration administrator Lisa Gordon-Hagerty talks about her agency's work to reduce global nuclear threats during a business conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Lisa Gordon-Hagerty will visit New Mexico Thursday, July 16, 2020 as part of a nationwide tour of the federal government's nuclear security operations. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
July 16

UAE Mars mission from Japan delayed again by weather

The launch of a United Arab Emirates Mars orbiter, already delayed two days, is being postponed further due to bad weather at the Japanese launch site
July 16
This June 1, 2020, rendering provided by Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre shows the Hope probe. The U.S., China and the United Arab Emirates are sending spacecraft to Mars in quick succession beginning this week.(MBRSC via AP)
July 16

Tech entrepreneur's dismembered body found in luxury condo

Police say the dismembered body of a 33-year-old tech entrepreneur has been found inside his luxury Manhattan condo
July 16
A New York Police cruiser is parked at 265 East Houston Street Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in New York. Police say the dismembered body of a 33-year-old tech entrepreneur has been found inside his luxury Manhattan condo. Fahim Saleh was found at around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday inside his apartment on the Lower East Side. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 15

Climate change makes freak Siberian heat 600 times likelier

A new international study finds that climate change tremendously boosted the chances of this year's freak Siberian heat wave happening
July 15
July 15

Prominent Twitter accounts including Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Bill Gates were hacked in an apparent bitcoin scam

Prominent Twitter accounts including Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Bill Gates were hacked in an apparent bitcoin scam
July 15
July 15

Profile of a killer: Unraveling the deadly new coronavirus

Seven months after the first patients were hospitalized in China battling an infection doctors had never seen before, the world’s scientists and citizens have reached an unsettling crossroads
July 15
July 15

Profile of a killer: Unraveling the deadly new coronavirus

Seven months after the first patients were hospitalized in China battling an infection doctors had never seen before, the world’s scientists and citizens have reached an unsettling crossroads
July 15
FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 file photo, Shi Zhengli works with other researchers in a lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. On Dec. 30, 2019, Shi, famous for having traced the SARS virus to a bat cave, was alerted to the new disease, according to an interview with Scientific American. By late January, when Chinese authorities walled off the city of Wuhan, where the disease was first diagnosed, it was too late to stop the spread. (Chinatopix via AP)
July 15

Microsoft cuts MSN news staffers in move toward AI editors

Microsoft cut dozens of full-time staffers from its MSN news service, continuing an initiative to move away from human editors in favor of artificial intelligence
July 15
July 15

Samsung set to release new Galaxy Note 20 mobile phones

Kano has created a computer kids can put together like a LEGO set priced at $300; Amazon introduces "Dash Cart" where shoppers can scan their grocery items and skip the checkout line.
July 15
VIDEO: Samsung set to release new Galaxy Note 20 mobile phones
July 15

Can robots deliver all your packages?

Robots can do practically anything these days, but if there’s one thing we could really use them for right now, it’s delivering stuff.
July 15
VIDEO: Robots can do practically anything these days, but if there’s one thing we could really use them for right now, it’s delivering stuff.
July 15

Nissan rolls out new electric crossover, aims to boost image

Nissan is rolling out an electric crossover vehicle, the Japanese automaker’s first major all-new model since getting embroiled in the scandal surrounding its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn
July 15
Nissan Motor Co.'s new electric crossover Ariya is displayed at Nissan Pavilion in Yokohama near Tokyo Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The Ariya is the Japanese automaker’s first major all-new model since getting embroiled in the scandal surrounding former Chairman Carlos Ghosn. The vehicle, set to go on sale in Japan by the middle of next year, and in Europe, North America and China by the end of 2021, costs about 5 million yen ($46,000).(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 14

Researchers report that the first vaccine tested in the US for coronavirus boosted volunteers' immune systems, as hoped

Researchers report that the first vaccine tested in the US for coronavirus boosted volunteers' immune systems, as hoped
July 14
July 14

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store for week ending 7/12/2020
July 14
July 14

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US-Apple-Movies-Top-10 for week ending 7/12/20
July 14
July 14

Demand for robot cooks rises as kitchens combat COVID-19

Robots that can flip burgers, make salads and even bake bread are in growing demand as virus-wary kitchens try to put some distance between workers and customers
July 14
A technician makes an adjustment to a robot at Miso Robotics' White Castle test kitchen in Pasadena, Calif., Thursday, July 9, 2020. Robots that can flip burgers, make salads and even bake bread are in growing demand as virus-wary kitchens try to put some distance between workers and customers. Starting this fall, the White Castle burger chain will test the robot arm that can cook french fries and other foods. The robot, dubbed Flippy, is made by Pasadena, California-based Miso Robotics. (Miso Robotics via AP)
July 14

iPhone 6 and 7 owners can file claim against Apple

Apple advises users not to cover camera on MacBook laptops because it could cause damage to the display; LEGO set to release video gaming system.
July 14
VIDEO: i-Phone 6 and 7 owners can file claim against Apple CAP: Apple advises users not to cover camera on MacBook laptops because it could cause damage to the display; LEGO to release video gaming system.
July 14

UAE's Mars orbiter launch from Japan delayed by weather

The liftoff of the United Arab Emirates’ Mars orbiter has been postponed until Friday due to bad weather at the Japanese launch site
July 14
This June 1, 2020, rendering provided by Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre shows the Hope probe. The U.S., China and the United Arab Emirates are sending spacecraft to Mars in quick succession beginning this week.(MBRSC via AP)
July 13

Fly without flapping? Andean condors surf air 99% of time

A new study sheds light on just how efficiently the world’s largest soaring bird rides air currents to stay aloft for hours without flapping its wings
July 13
In this undated photo provided by Facundo Vital in July 2020, an Andean condor soars above the Patagonian steppe in Argentina. To birds, the sky is not empty, but a landscape of invisible features – wind gusts, currents of warm rising air, and streams of air pushed upward by ground features like mountains. Learning to ride air currents allows some birds to travel long distances while minimizing the exertion of beating their wings. (Facundo Vital via AP)
July 13

Analog Devices buys Maxim, creating $68 billion chipmaker

Analog Devices is buying Maxim Integrated in an all-stock deal that values the combined business at more than $68 billion
July 13
Clouds are reflected in the headquarters of Analog Devices, Inc., Monday, July 13, 2020, in Norwood, Mass. Computer chip maker Analog Devices is buying Maxim Integrated in an all-stock deal that will create a company worth about $68 billion, and strengthens its position in the analog semiconductor sector. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
July 13

Germany aims to make its EU presidency 'climate neutral'

German is aiming to make its six-month presidency of the European Union “climate neutral.”
July 13
July 13

Bad weather may delay 1st UAE Mars mission on Japan rocket

Final preparations for the launch from Japan of the United Arab Emirates’ first Mars mission are underway, but there is a chance of a delay because of bad weather
July 13
In this image made from video released by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, project manager Omran Sharaf speaks during a pre-launch video briefing of a Mars orbiter, Monday, July 13, 2020. The United Arab Emirates is up first with the Martian orbiter set to launch from Japan on Wednesday, July 15. The liftoff of the Mars orbiter named Amal, or Hope, from Japan marked the start of a rush to fly to Earth's neighbor. (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries via AP)
July 13

Look out, Mars: Here we come with a fleet of spacecraft

Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth — big time
July 13
This June 1, 2020, rendering provided by Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre shows the Hope probe. The U.S., China and the United Arab Emirates are sending spacecraft to Mars in quick succession beginning this week.(MBRSC via AP)
July 13

Tesla cuts price of their new SUV

The Model Y now starts at $50,000.
July 13
VIDEO: Tesla cuts price of their new SUV
July 13

Google announces $10 billion 'digitization' fund for India

U.S. tech giant Google is investing in a $10 billion fund to help accelerate India’s transition to a digital economy in the next five to seven years
July 13
FILE- In this Oct. 3, 2019 file photo, Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during a visit to El Centro College in Dallas. U.S. tech giant Google is investing in a $10 billion fund to help accelerate India’s transition to a digital economy in the next five to seven years. Pichai, said Monday that the project will focus on building products that are relevant to India’s needs and empowering businesses for their “digital transformation.”(AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
July 13

Dengue prevention efforts stifled by coronavirus pandemic

Last year was the worst on record for dengue, but the coronavirus pandemic could make the mosquito-borne disease worse
July 13
July 12

Noise-canceling headphones? Try noise-canceling windows

Speakers placed on bars inside windows use similar technology.
July 12
Woon-Seng Gan is seen with the noise-canceling window device.
July 11

Even during pandemic beekeeping remains an essential service

Beekeepers declared essential workers during the coronavirus outbreak.
July 11
A bee rests on a yellow sign that reads "Bees on Board" on beekeeper Sean Kennedy's truck as he helps capture a swarm of honey bees and relocate them to a bee hive, Friday, May 1, 2020, in Washington. The District of Columbia has declared beekeepers as essential workers during the coronavirus outbreak. If the swarm isn’t collected by a beekeeper, the new hive can come to settle in residential backyards, attics, crawlspaces, or other potentially ruinous areas, creating a stinging, scary nuisance. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 11

Content creators react to possible TikTok ban

The U.S. government said it's considering banning the app for security concerns.
July 11
This Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, shows the icon for TikTok in New York.
July 11

SpaceX cancels launch of dozens more Starlink satellites

SpaceX said the team was working to identify a new launch date.
July 11
A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket stands ready for launch at pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., June 26, 2020.
July 10

Comet streaking past Earth, providing spectacular show

A newly discovered comet is streaking past Earth, providing a stunning nighttime show after buzzing the sun and expanding its tail
July 10
Comet Neowise soars in the horizon of the early morning sky in this view from the near the grand view lookout at the Colorado National Monument west of Grand Junction, Colo., Thursday, July 9, 2020. The newly discovered comet is streaking past Earth, providing a celestial nighttime show after buzzing the sun and expanding its tail. (Conrad Earnest via AP)
July 10

Video game pals admit to plot to firebomb Nebraska pharmacy

Two men who plotted to firebomb a Nebraska pharmacy to benefit their own online black market drug dealing have pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges
July 10
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office in Virginia shows William Burgamy. Burgamy pleaded guilty Friday, July 10, 2020, to federal charges after he and another man plotted to firebomb a Nebraska pharmacy to benefit their own online black market drug dealing. (Alexandria Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
July 10

Amazon says email to employees banning TikTok was a mistake

Amazon says it mistakenly sent an email to employees telling them to delete the popular video app TikTok from their phones
July 10
FILE - This Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, shows the icon for TikTok in New York. Amazon has told employees to delete the popular video app TikTok from phones on which they use Amazon email, citing security risks from the China-owned app, according to reports and posts by Twitter users who said they were Amazon employees. The notice said employees must delete the app by Friday to keep access to Amazon email. Workers would still be allowed to use TikTok from an Amazon laptop browser. (AP Photo/File)
July 10

Amazon says email barring TikTok from employee phones for 'security risks' was in error; TikTok policy is unchanged

Amazon says email barring TikTok from employee phones for 'security risks' was in error; TikTok policy is unchanged
July 10
July 10

US bets on untested company to deliver COVID-19 vaccine

The young company's injector is not approved by federal health authorities.
July 10
In this June 26, 2020, file photo, a healthcare professional grabs a test tube for a sample at United Memorial Medical Center COVID-19 testing site in Houston.
July 10

Electric vehicle startup Rivian gets $2.5B in added funding

Electric vehicle startup Rivian says it has raised another $2.5 billion in funding from accounts advised by investment firm T
July 10
Rivian Founder and CEO RJ Scaringe unveils the first-ever electric adventure vehicle before it's official reveal at the LA Auto Show at the Griffith Observatory on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 in Los Angeles. Electric vehicle startup Rivian says it has raised another $2.5 billion in funding from accounts advised by investment firm T. Rowe Price. (Carlos Delgado/AP Images for Rivian via AP)
July 10

Personal computers big sellers between April and June

Analysts say up to 72 million PCs were shipped worldwide during that time, mostly because many people were working from home.
July 10
VIDEO: Personal computers big sellers between April and June
July 10

WHO experts to visit China to plan COVID-19 investigation

Two World Health Organization experts are heading to the Chinese capital to lay the groundwork for a larger mission to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic
July 10
FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, Dr. Gauden Galea, the World Health Organization (WHO) representative in China, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the WHO's offices in Beijing. A pair of World Health Organization experts will visit China over the weekend to lay the groundwork for a larger mission to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
July 10

NAACP chief calls Facebook a 'threat to democracy,' ad boycott isn't dying down soon

Derrick Johnson opened up about the ongoing ad boycott against the platform.
July 10
NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson speaks onstage during the 51st NAACP Image Awards, on Feb. 22, 2020 in Pasadena, Calif.
July 09

Google selects Mississippi site for 1st US operations center

Google’s first U.S. operations center is coming to northwest Mississippi
July 09
July 09

As ad boycott wages on, Facebook civil rights audit reveals a 'long road ahead'

Organizers of the boycott called a meeting with Facebook execs "disappointing."
July 09
Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., Oct 23, 2019.
July 09

UN: World could hit 1.5-degree warming threshold in 5 years

The U.N. weather agency says the world could see average global temperatures rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average for the first time in the coming five years
July 09
FILE - In this June 27, 2019 file photo a man runs on a small path as the sun rises in Frankfurt, Germany. The world could see average global temperatures 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) above the pre-industrial average for the first time in the coming five years, the U.N. weather agency said Thursday. The 1.5-C mark is a key threshold that countries have agreed to limit global warming to, if possible. Scientists say average temperatures around the world are already at least 1 C higher now than during the period from 1850-1900 because of man-made greenhouse emissions. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
July 09

How scientists plan to build a base on Mars

Engineers and scientists from NASA and MIT are building a plan to make it happen.
July 09
VIDEO: How scientists plan to build a base on Mars
July 09

Facebook says it will be better at removing hateful content

COO Sheryl Sandberg said Facebook’s independent civil rights audit helped the company learn what it could do better.
July 09
VIDEO: Facebook says it will be better at removing hateful content