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U.S. submarine arrives in South Korea as tensions rise

U.S. submarine arrives in South Korea as tensions rise

A US guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea and envoys from the US, Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea prepared to mark the anniversary of the founding of its military. In March, the North's state media reported that the country successfully conducted a ground test of a new high-thrust rocket engine, which it said was a breakthrough for the country's space program and efforts to create "Korean-style strategic weapons".


USS Carl Vinson nears N. Korea as U.S. expects 'firepower display'

USS Carl Vinson nears N. Korea as U.S. expects 'firepower display'

Seventh Fleet said in a statement, "as well as the U.S. Navy's inherent flexibility to combine with allied naval forces in response to a broad range of situations". "We have submarines. Very powerful". Tensions have risen on the Korean peninsula in recent weeks as the United States and North Korea exchange heated rhetoric.


Trump to astronaut: 'Better you than me' to drink urine

Trump to astronaut: 'Better you than me' to drink urine

After Fischer described drinking coffee in space in "floaty ball form", Trump asked the astronauts about the plans for Mars. Trump replied - with a smile on his face and off-screen onlookers chuckling - that "we want to try and do it during my first term or, at worst, during my second, so we'll have to speed that up".


Dems: Trump can avert shutdown risk if he relents on wall

Dems: Trump can avert shutdown risk if he relents on wall

You've seen the headlines about President Trump and his policies - but what do they mean for Philadelphia? "The Democrats don't want money from budget going to border wall despite the fact that it will stop drugs and very bad MS 13 gang members", he wrote.


Samsung Wemogee: A Communication Tool Aimed at People With Language Disorders

Samsung Wemogee: A Communication Tool Aimed at People With Language Disorders

Working with a group of speech therapists, Samsung Italia set about developing a new emoji-based app to give those with aphasia an opportunity to communicate more effectively with others. If you continue to look at emoji with an unamused face rather than a smiley one, this innovative offering from Samsung may finally win you over. It's called Wemogee and includes a library of more than 140 phrases related to basic needs and emotional expressions.


AMD Announces New Radeon Pro Duo

AMD Announces New Radeon Pro Duo

It provides 11.45 teraflops of single-precision performance, which is a downgrade from the 16 teraflops of performance offered by last year's Pro Duo, based on the Fiji architecture. "Today's professional workflows continue to increase in complexity, often demanding that creators switch between a wide variety of applications to progress their work, pausing efforts in one application while computing resources are focused on another".