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The periodic table gets four new official additions

Nihonium, Moscovium, Tennessine and Oganesson are officially official. This week, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry added numbers 113, 115, 117 and 118 to the Period table of elements (114 and 116 – Livermorium and Flerovium – were added in 2012).<p>While all of the above were …

NASA just published its official report on last year’s Antares rocket explosion

After spending roughly eleven months independently investigating Orbital ATK’s botched Antares rocket launch, NASA has officially released an 11-page …

Space Exploration

Zano drones struggle to achieve lift-off

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1189000/1189404_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518164744_d7af7d4020b0099eab7fe638f53cd49a<p><b>Europe's most successful Kickstarter project is finally ready to deliver the tiny drone that won more than £2.3m in backing last November.</b><p>That's …

Drones

Russia and China are developing drones that could make stealth aircraft obsolete

According to Zarchary Keck writing in The National Interest, both Beijing and Moscow have begun development of unmanned aerial vehicles that have the goal of finding, detecting, and possibly even eliminating enemy stealth aircraft.<p>China's stealth detection drone, called the Divine Eagle, is …

Military

Should Mars Be Independent, Or Just A Colony Of Earth?

Astrobiologist wants to make sure the red planet is independent from the start<p>It’s a popular sci-fi plot: Earth sets up colonies on Mars; Mars colonies grow, developing their own technologies and culture; Mars colonies rebel against overbearing Earth government, demanding independence. It happens …

Twitter's Flight developer conference is now open for registration

Registration for Flight, Twitter’s annual developer’s conference, is now open. The one-day event will take place on October 21 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.<p>In addition to being able to register, developers are also able to see what sessions Twitter has in store for us. After …

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

EU OKs Facebook’s $19B WhatsApp Acquisition, Clearing The Last Antitrust Hurdle

This just coming in: the EU has approved Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp — deciding that the two are “not close competitors”. WhatsApp today has 600 million users, while Facebook has 1.3 billion, with 300 million using its Facebook Messenger product.<p>This marks closure for the last …

Privacy

"Thinking like a Geographer" (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

Physical Geography

Facebook Now Tells Advertisers When Ads Lead To Purchases Across Devices

Facebook announced today that it will be giving advertisers a new report showing how often ads drive users to buy the advertised product on a different device.<p>The company says that to gather cross-device conversion data, it’s combining information gathered by the Facebook Conversion Pixel (which …