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An unmanned Falcon rocket is set to lift off early Thursday evening from Florida's Kennedy Space Center with a Dragon capsule that made a station delivery almost three years ago. During this two-year project, 15 students from participating countries including Mongolia, Ghana, Japan, Bangladesh and Nigeria shall design, develop and operate five units of identical 1U CubeStats, a type of miniaturised satellite for space research.
  • Paris Agreement: Merkel leads criticism of United States' withdrawal

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    The president of the European Council says the EU and China are convinced that the US decision is a "big mistake". "For the last 5,000 years, even when I was not born, it has been the tradition in India to protect the environment", Modi said during his address as guest of honour at SPIEF with Russian President and host Vladimir Putin by his side.
  • First NASA Solar Probe Named In Honor Of MSU Alumnus

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    The plan for the unmanned spacecraft is to orbit within 3.9 million miles (6.3 million kilometers) of the sun's surface. According to Parker a thick carbon-composite shield is expected to shield the instruments inside the spacecraft from the sunlight, which will be 570 times more intense than sunlight here on Earth.
  • Computex 2017: Microsoft teases mixed reality headsets and 'Always-Connected' PCs

    Computex 2017: Microsoft teases mixed reality headsets and 'Always-Connected' PCs

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    Only Dell and Asus had headsets ready to show off at Computex , but Microsoft has said that Lenovo's device will be "incredibly affordable" and will launch this year, with others from Acer , HP, and Dell following suit. Likewise, the world's biggest PC makers are committed to Microsoft's new always-connected PC category. "This collaboration offers consumers something new and that they have been craving, the best of a mobile computing experience with the best of Windows 10, all in one ...
  • Merkel, minister stress U.S. ties after critical Trump tweet

    Merkel, minister stress U.S. ties after critical Trump tweet

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    Trump on Tuesday again attacked Germany for not meeting defense spending targets mandated by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and for its trade relationship with the USA, contending - without any explanation - that "this will change". White House Communications Director Mike Dubke confirmed reports he had resigned, saying in a statement, "It has been my great honor to serve President Trump and this administration".
  • Modi meets French President

    Modi meets French President

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    Kelly , a journalist and news anchor at National Broadcasting Company, asked the question while interacting with Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of the St. He also expressed interest in improving the cultural relations between India and France. "India is a huge country of more than 1 billion population".
  • Star Wars: Battlefront 2 EA Play Demo Get More Details

    Star Wars: Battlefront 2 EA Play Demo Get More Details

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    Even with this slight discrepancy, Star Wars Battlefront 2 is lining up to be a galactic success. If you're not a Star Wars lore expert, Theed is the capital of Naboo, featured in Episode 1: The Phantom Menace . The story begins with the Inferno Squad reeling in the aftermath of the Battle of Endor after Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and takes us all the way up to The First Order's debut in Star Wars: The Force Awakens .
  • Under Armour's Kevin Plank disagrees with Trump's withdrawal from Paris climate agreement

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    At the time , the newly formed Mayors National Climate Action Agenda fired back, writing an open letter signed by 75 cities representing 42 million U. S. Cities are responsible for 75 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, meaning that even small changes in city-wide policies - retrofitting street lamps with LED bulbs, for instance, or deploying electric vehicles for city-owned cars - can make a big dent in the country's overall emissions.
  • Cities, States and Companies Vow to Stick to the Paris Climate Agreement

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    Less than five months after assuming office, US President Donald J. Trump has fulfilled his ludicrous "election promise" to withdraw his country from the Paris Climate Change Agreement . The same poll found majority support for the Paris agreement in every USA state, amongst the general voting population. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.
  • Paris climate deal: Trump's decision leaves him isolated

    Paris climate deal: Trump's decision leaves him isolated

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    A top European Union official says the EU and China believe that President Donald Trump made a mistake by pulling the United States out of a landmark global climate agreement . Stanton said there is a symbolic aspect to mayors reiterating their commitment to acting on climate change as the White House withdraws from the deal.
  • Facebook to launch 'Talk' a messaging app for teens

    Facebook to launch 'Talk' a messaging app for teens

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    The code reveals signs of new parental controls that would set the app apart from Facebook's existing Messenger app. The app can't be searched by general public, but only by the teens who use it. There might be an audience, though. . According to fresh reports , the social networking giant is now said to be developing a messaging app, focused particularly towards the teen population.