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NASA spacecraft will aim straight for sun next year

NASA spacecraft will aim straight for sun next year

Before the Parker mission, the closest a manmade object has ever been to the sun occurred in 1976, when a probe called Helios 2 orbited the star at a distance of 27 million miles. Those currents found a weakness in the Quebec power grid, which overloaded and failed. Data obtained in the pursuit of answering those questions will help back on Earth, too, by improving our ability to forecast space weather (triggered by the sun's activity), which impacts satellite functionality and affects ...


LeBron James' LA home vandalized with racial slur

LeBron James' LA home vandalized with racial slur

A racial slur was painted on the gate of the Brentwood neighborhood estate but has since been covered over by property management, Eisenman said. Speaking to reporters ahead of Thursday's Game 1 of the NBA Finals, James thought back to Emmett Till , who was lynched in MS in 1955 at 14 years old, and made a moving statement about race in America.


Strong, swift United Nations reaction to Trump on climate

Strong, swift United Nations reaction to Trump on climate

The other countries are Syria and Nicaragua. Reports indicate that he intends to withdraw from the agreement. Trump came under pressure on Wednesday from corporate CEOs, U.S. Business leaders, including others in technology, have urged Trump to reconsider. "We have supported China all the way as it prepares to launch the world's biggest emissions trading scheme".



Rumour: Apple's MacBook Pro to get an upgrade next week

There aren't, however, any delays related to the 13-inch model of the Pro as of right now. Six months may not seem like a lot of time, but when new computers are expected to have the latest chips, it can be an eternity, and given that the newest of the MacBook Pro machines has only arrived with a sixth-generation Intel chip (Skylake) when we're well into a seventh-generation (Kaby Lake), you can probably guess what's going to come next.


America's Cup faces scheduling nightmare with more light winds expected

America's Cup faces scheduling nightmare with more light winds expected

If no racing is possible due to the conditions on Bermuda's Great Sound on Wednesday, it will be postponed to Thursday, which was earmarked as a "lay day" in the regatta for crews to regroup before the next round of races. One of the five prospective challengers will be eliminated at the end of the round robin, with the other four advancing to semi-finals and a final for the right to take on the United States for the coveted Cup.



Trump's relationship with Merkel 'fairly unbelievable,' Spicer says

On Monday, he tweeted in German , English and French that the "best response to Donald Trump is a stronger Europe ". Americans like German goods so we have a deficit with Germany while the people of Hong Kong like American goods and we have a surplus with Hong Kong.