NASA announces two new missions to study strange asteroids

NASA announces two new missions to study strange asteroids

U.S. space agency NASA has announced two new low-cost missions that will attempt to unravel the mysteries of some critically strange asteroids.

The mission “Lucy” will probe the Trojan asteroids, which share an orbit with our solar system’s largest planet Jupiter; while the mission Psyche will travel to the asteroid belt to study a massive metallic asteroid dubbed 16 Psyche.

NASA has selected the two projects via its Discovery Program, which provides funding for the agency’s highly focused space probes to destinations throughout the solar system.

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Trump could disrupt NASA’s planned missions

Trump could disrupt NASA’s planned missions

As President-elect Donald Trump hasn’t said much about space during his election campaign, the future of NASA’s space missions apparently remain in the doldrums.

Trump’s transition team has a number of people who have already shown interest in returning to the Moon. Thus, or only natural satellite could be back in play.

Currently, the government-run space agency has plans to send astronauts around the Moon in a chain of missions scheduled to take place in the 2020s. The Trump administration can actually change those plans to land Americans again on the Moon.

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NASA’s chief scientist Ellen Stofan leaves agency

NASA’s chief scientist Ellen Stofan leaves agency

NASA’s chief scientist Ellen Stofan has left the government-run space agency to move on and seek “new adventures,” according to emerging reports.

As per the reports, Stofan first announced her decision to part ways with NASA during a National Academies’ Space Studies Board conference held in California last December, and she left on or around December 20, 2016.

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Samsung expected to reveal Galaxy Note 7 probe results this month

Samsung expected to reveal Galaxy Note 7 probe results this month

The results of an investigation launched to figure out why some of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones caught fire will be announced later this month, a local newspaper reported.

Citing unnamed sources, the JoongAng Ilbo newspaper reported on Monday that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Has plans to release the investigation’s findings this month.

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China’s space program aims to gain ‘strength and size’

China’s space program aims to gain ‘strength and size’

China has plans to expedite the development of its space program in the next five years and become the world’s first country to conduct a controlled landing of a probe on the far side of the Moon in 2018.

A senior official form the China National Space Administration said recently that the country wanted to develop “strength and size” in its space program to achieve its space exploration ambitions, which includes plans to launch a probe to Mars by 2020.

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Tough fight for Overweight and Obese Individuals as Changes in Dopamine Stokes Lazy Behavior: NIH

Tough fight for Overweight and Obese Individuals as Changes in Dopamine Stokes Lazy Behavior: NIH

Overweight individuals find it difficult to improve their lifestyle and increase their physical activity. A new research conducted at National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found that sedentary lifestyle and overweight leads to changes in dopamine, resulting in more lethargy. This means that it would be difficult for overweight individuals to shed those extra kilos as they will remain less active compared to healthy weight individuals. The NIH study was conducted on lab mice and the research team noticed changes in dopamine among overweight mice.

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HTC’s Ocean Note phablet will reportedly come without headphone jack

HTC’s Ocean Note phablet will reportedly come without headphone jack

In a Friday report, Taiwanese news outlet ePrice has disclosed that HTC forthcoming handset – the HTC Ocean Note phablet – will probably not feature the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Ocean Note phablet will be introduced by the HTC, along with the Ocean Master and the Ocean Smart devices, on January 12, 2017. The phablet, which will likely become available for purchase on January 28, will come in three color option --- Black, White, and Blue.

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Hyundai is working on new fuel cell SUV with 348 mile range

Hyundai is working on new fuel cell SUV with 348 mile range

In a move which underscores a potential effort by bigwig automaker Hyundai to up its fuel game, a Nikkei report -- via Motor Trend -- has revealed that the automaker is planning to bring about a substantial increase in range for its hydrogen-powered Tucson, the company’s five-seat crossover.

According to the report, Hyundai is working on a new fuel cell SUV which will apparently have the capability to offer up to 30 percent more range as compared to its predecessor.

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Periodic comet to streak through night sky on Dec. 31

Periodic comet to streak through night sky on Dec. 31

A periodic comet will be streaking through the night sky as Earthlings will be bidding farewell to 2016 and saying hello to the New Year, American space agency NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said.

The 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova is set to appear near the Moon on Dec. 31, as people will be welcoming 2017. However, it will be difficult to see this comet with naked eyes as it is not a particularly bright comet.

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Uber, Lyft respond to Senator Al Franken’s concerns about racial discrimination

Uber, Lyft respond to Senator Al Franken’s concerns about racial discrimination

On Wednesday, Senator Al Franken released the letters received from ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft, in response to his November open letter in which he had asked the two companies to address racism on their platforms.

Senator Franken’s open letter, published on November 2, 2016, was addressed to Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick and Lyft CEO Logan Green. The letter essentially drew attention to the fact that a study released earlier this year had documented the racial discrimination faced by ride-hailing passengers.

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