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A Spacecraft That Shut Down Right After Sending Data Back To Earth

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Philae_descent A comet lander named Philae from the European Space Agency landed on the surface of a comet called 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. It took 10 years for the spacecraft to reach the comet after having crossed about 4 billion miles of space.

Dragon Age: Inquisition Evokes Interactive Storytelling

New York Times

There is no agreement among designers on the best way for video games to tell stories. Some games have branching plotlines and characters who live or die based on the player's decisions. Others are tightly constrained and offer no choices that alter the ...

U.S.-China Climate Agreement Not Enough to Slow Warming, World Bank Says


A new report by the World Bank says that while the new pact between the nation's with the two largest economies is a start, it doesn't go far enough. Andrew Mayeda. Nov. 23 (Bloomberg) -- An agreement between the U.S. and China to curb greenhouse-gas ...

Judge Cote Rubber-Stamps Apple Settlement

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In a hearing Friday morning Judge Denise Cote approved the settlement agreed upon between Apple, the plaintiff states, and the consumer class. As previously reported, the settlement hinges upon how the 2nd Circuit of Appeals will rule -- whenever that ...

NASA Thinks Life May Lurk Beneath Europa's Surface


Forget moonmen and those old “canals” on Mars Mars, if you want to find life in our solar system, your best bet might be to set your sights beyond the asteroid belt to Jupiter's moon Europa, which appears to be frozen stiff at first glance. But appearances can ...

World's first mass market fuel-cell car

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toyota-mirai-1 Toyota said on Tuesday that it will start selling the world's first mass fuel-cell in Japan next month and elsewhere in 2015. Its top executives call it, an industrial milestone, four doors Mirai Sedan. The Mirai Sedan is powered by hydrogen and ...

Do you recognize this elusive anglerfish?

WDSU New Orleans

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute captured what it says are the first images and video of a female anglerfish, known as a Black Seadevil. With its jaw agape, exposing what appear to be fangs, it lives up to the name "Seadevil." But if you've seen ...

2014 Black Friday Smartphone Sales Guide


Immediately following the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday this week in the U.S. is another type of “holiday” that many people look forward to all year: Black Friday. Black Friday is the name of the day that unofficially starts the holiday shopping season, where ...

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