Cygnus spacecraft to deliver NASA cargo to ISS

Cygnus spacecraft to deliver NASA cargo to ISS

Orbital ATK has confirmed that it is targeting 19th of March for the launch of its seventh cargo mission, dubbed OA-7, to the International Space Station (ISS).

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft is scheduled to blast off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station during a thirty-minute launch window starting at 10:56 p. m. EDT on that date.

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Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons can reportedly pair to PC, Mac & Android

Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons can reportedly pair to PC, Mac & Android

The Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons can be paired not only to PC but also to Mac and Android devices via Bluetooth, YouTube user DreWoof announced yesterday.

DreWoof showed in a video that Joy-Cons can communicate with the Switch via Bluetooth and can be paired as controllers for other Bluetooth-enabled devices as well.

Currently, a Joy-Con is known to have to ability to pair as a single controller. In other words, it is only possible to use one Joy-con for two-player games.

Apple’s iPhone 8 to reportedly sport 5.8-inch screen

Apple’s iPhone 8 to reportedly sport 5.8-inch screen

Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc.'s next flagship smartphone, dubbed the iPhone 8, will reportedly be the first ever device from the tech giant to sport an OLED screen to better compete with rival devices in the highly-competitive market.

However, it remains unclear if the iPhone 8 would feature a 5-inch screen as suggested by some reports or whether it would sport a larger screen.

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Bird flu detected on Tennessee chicken farm

Bird flu detected on Tennessee chicken farm

Thousands of poultry birds will be culled to prevent the spreading of a strain of bird flu virus that has been detected in a flock of chicken breeder on a Tennessee farm, officials have confirmed.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed that the highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) detected on the Tennessee farm is contracted to American food giant Tyson Foods Inc.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that HPAI can cause 100 per cent mortality in poultry birds within 48 hours.

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CDC points out hand sanitizers’ potential dangers to kids

CDC points out hand sanitizers’ potential dangers to kids

Hand sanitizers play a key role in keeping children germ-free, but a new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) pointed out that such products can potentially be dangerous.

According to the newly-released CDC report, there have been several incidents of children suffering eye irritation, abdominal pains, and vomiting after coming into contact with hand sanitizers.

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Study reveals new champion non-sleeper – Loxodontaafricana

Study reveals new champion non-sleeper – Loxodontaafricana

A new study has revealed a new champion non-sleeper -- the African elephant species called Loxodontaafricana.

A team of researchers observed a pair of African elephants for more than a month, and discovered that elephants of the Loxodontaafricana species slept an average of merely for just two hours per night.

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Discovery of 100K-year-old skulls in China may shed more light on humans’ evolution

Discovery of 100K-year-old skulls in China may shed more light on humans’ evolution

A team of researchers claimed to have unearthed two 100,000-year-old skulls in China that may shed more light on evolution of humans. The skulls are believed to belong to hybrids of humans called Neanderthals and a third inexplicable race.

The skulls, which were unearthed at an excavation site in Xuchang, central China, feature modest bone rides on the brow, large brain capacity, and lightly-built cranial vaults similar to early modern humans.

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Scientists turning to microbiology to make better computers

Scientists turning to microbiology to make better computers

Computer scientists are turning to microbiology to design better computers capable of storing humanity’s ever-growing collection of digital data.

DNA is unbelievably dense as the entire genome of an organism can fit into a cell so small that it is even invisible to the naked eye but all of biology’s information is stored here.

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Milton teacher uses personal tragedy to educate students on eating disorders

Milton teacher uses personal tragedy to educate students on eating disorders

Milton High School teacher Michael Dorn usually teaches students mathematics but nowadays he is teaching students about eating disorders and how to spot the signs.

Dorn lost his daughter to an eating disorder, and he wants to use his role as a teacher to help other children learn how they can avoid falling victims to eating disorders.

The high school teacher’s daughter, Maria, died after battling anorexia for nearly three years. She started suffering the illness in her freshman year.

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Millions of people witness Sunday’s annular solar eclipse

Millions of people witness Sunday’s annular solar eclipse

Millions of people in South America and the western and southern tips of Africa witnessed the first solar eclipse of 2017 that treated viewers to a so-called “ring of fire” on Sunday.

The annular solar eclipse occurs when the Earth, Moon and Sun all come into a line, with the only natural satellite of our planet appearing to block out the Sun. A thin ring around the edge of the Moon occurs as the Sun pokes out, giving it the ring of fire effect.

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