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Researchers at NASA believe that the hydrogen found erupting from the oceans beneath the ice on Enceladus originated from a hydrothermal reaction between the moon's ocean and its rocky core far beneath. Writing in the journal Science , the United States team led by Dr Hunter Waite, from the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, concluded: "Our analysis supports the feasibility of methanogenesis as an energy-releasing process that can occur over a wide range of geochemical ...
  • Life beyond earth? Try Saturn's moon Enceladus

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    To be clear, scientists haven't discovered evidence of organisms on Enceladus, but they encouraged by the processes producing chemical energy, which could feed life. Enceladus is quite small, makes it about 15 percent as large as Earth's moon. "We now know Enceladus has almost all the ingredients needed for life as we know it", said NASA.
  • Samsung Galaxy S8: Bixby AI voice assistant is being delayed

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    Unlike Cortana or Google Assistant, Bixby is deeply engraved to both software and hardware which is why Samsung was bullish about it at the time of the unveiling of Galaxy S8. The company had earlier said Bixby's function would integrate with Samsung's native apps such as camera, contacts, Gallery, Messages, settings and support more apps from Samsung as well as third-party apps in future.
  • Samsung Fails to Deliver Bixby Voice Assistant with Galaxy S8 at Launch

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    It was dubbed as one of the most exciting features on the Galaxy S8, giving competition to Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana, Amazon's Alexa, and Google Assistant. "Bixby Voice will be available in the United States on the Galaxy S8 later this spring". This shouldn't be a surprise, considering that creating voice-based AI assistants isn't easy, so a beta version of Bixby is definitely expected.
  • Susan Rice asked for 'unmasking for national security, source says

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    It was Rice who may have leaked classified details from that surveillance to the press, it alleges. It is unlikely she would have know that any unidentified American had a connection to Trump, the officials said. Bloomberg reporter Eli Lake confirmed this in a bombshell April 3 report in which he said the demasked reports "contained valuable political information on the Trump transition".
  • Ocean World in Saturn's Neighborhood Has 'Some of the Ingredients' for Life

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    The findings were gathered by researchers through the Hubble Space Telescope and Cassini spacecraft. "We have so much hydrogen relative to methane that one could argue there's no microbes around to eat it", he said . It was in 2005 that the NASA spacecraft discovered Enceladus' geysers which shoot hundreds of kilometers into space. Chris Glein, Cassini INMS team associate at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), said during the news conference that they believe the hydrogen is ...
  • NASA announcement confirms ocean under Enceladus could harbour life

    NASA announcement confirms ocean under Enceladus could harbour life

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    They're known as hydrothermal vents; you can think of them as underwater geysers that form along ridges or openings in the sea floor. Near those vents on Earth , there is life. When Cassini flew through the plume in 2015, it measured upwards of 1.4 percent hydrogen per volume of sample, and up to 0.8 percent per volume carbon dioxide.
  • Saturn and Jupiter's moon burps bode well for distant life

    Saturn and Jupiter's moon burps bode well for distant life

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    In another paper published Thursday in The Astrophysical Journal Letters , researchers announced that Hubble Telescope observations indicated that Europa , a moon of Jupiter, may also have a kilometres-high plume. In the case of the Cassini mission , the probe identified hydrogen gas, which could be a chemical energy source for life. Detecting hydrogen "really represents a capstone finding for the mission", Spilker said.
  • No Sanctions in Hand, Tillerson Arrives in Moscow

    No Sanctions in Hand, Tillerson Arrives in Moscow

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    He was by Trump's side during his meetings with Xi and spoke publicly multiple times to address both issues. Tillerson expressed hope in the possibility of "constructive talks" with Russian Federation about that process. President Donald Trump had hinted he would be less interventionist than his predecessors and more willing to turn a blind eye to human rights abuses if it was in USA interests.
  • Fatal Crash Closes All Westbound Lanes Of Hwy 92

    Fatal Crash Closes All Westbound Lanes Of Hwy 92

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    The SUV caught on fire, and CHP officers who were already at the scene used a fire extinguisher to put out the blaze. The CHP says the man was driving southbound on the 99 and was taking the off ramp at Taft Highway at "an unknown rate of speed".