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Large Near-Earth Asteroid Will Pass Earth by This September

Large Near-Earth Asteroid Will Pass Earth by This September

Artist’s impression of a Near-Earth Asteroid passing by Earth. Credit: ESA Within Earth’s orbit, there are literally thousands of what are known as Near-Earth Objects (NEOs), more than fourteen thousands of which are asteroids that periodically pass close to Earth. Since the 1980s, these objects have become a growing source of interest to astronomers, due to the threat they sometimes …

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Rapportive founder’s new startup Superhuman is what Gmail would be if built today

Rapportive founder’s new startup Superhuman is what Gmail would be if built today

Reinventing the email experience is an area numerous startups have tried to tackle over the years, with some apps focused more on triage, others on making a better desktop alternative to Outlook, and still more aiming to re-envision email as a mobile-first product, among other ideas. A new startup called Superhuman, from the founder of Gmail add-on Rapportive acquired in …

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Australian government’s CEFC invests AUS$10m on IoT network provider Thinxtra

Australian government’s CEFC invests AUS$10m on IoT network provider Thinxtra

CEFC will get 15 percent equity of Thinxtra The Australian government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is to invest AU$10m in IoT network builder Thinxtra in exchange for 15 percent equity. CEFC is a Green Bank that was established to ensure investment would be driven into the clean energy sector. Its investment in Thinxtra is part of a AU$20m Series …

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Another Nearby Red Dwarf Star System, Another Possible Exoplanet Discovered!

Another Nearby Red Dwarf Star System, Another Possible Exoplanet Discovered!

A recent survey has revealed evidence of a possible third planet orbiting Gliese 832, a red dwarf star just 16 light-years from Earth. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). In the past few years, there has been no shortages of extra-solar planets discoveries which orbit red dwarf stars. In 2016 and 2017 alone, astronomers announced the discovery of a terrestrial (i.e. …

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Large Near-Earth Asteroid Florence to Pass Earth on September 1

Large Near-Earth Asteroid Florence to Pass Earth on September 1

The large near-Earth asteroid named Florence will safely pass by Earth on September 1, 2017, at a distance of about 4.4 million miles (7.0 million kilometers, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances). Florence is among the largest near-Earth asteroids that are several miles is size; measurements from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and NEOWISE mission indicate it’s about 2.7 miles (4.4 kilometers) …

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Astronomers Explain the Varying Glow of Brown Dwarfs

Astronomers Explain the Varying Glow of Brown Dwarfs

This artist’s concept shows a brown dwarf with bands of clouds, thought to resemble those seen at Neptune and the other outer planets. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Using data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers reveal that the varying glow of brown dwarfs over time can be explained by bands of patchy clouds rotating at different speeds. Dim objects called brown dwarfs, …

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How to watch the eclipse, regardless of where you live

How to watch the eclipse, regardless of where you live

You’ve been hearing a lot about the eclipse, but now that it’s finally almost here, do you know how you’re going to view it? If you live in the contiguous US, whether you’re in the area that will see a full solar eclipse or not, you have multiple options on how to watch this event. If you’re planning on being …

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The grantees of Engadget’s $500,000 immersive arts program

The grantees of Engadget’s $500,000 immersive arts program

When we launched the Alternate Realities grant program in May we had no idea what to expect. We saw a need for funding in the arts happening at just the time when new media like AR and VR were starting to go mainstream. So, with support from our parent company, Oath, we set out to fund five immersive art projects …

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TDRS launch marks end of an era

TDRS launch marks end of an era

An Atlas 5 401 lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, Aug. 18, sending the TDRS-M communications satellite into orbit. Credit: United Launch Alliance WASHINGTON — The successful launch of a NASA communications satellite Aug. 18 is the final flight of the current generation of data relay spacecraft as well as for a venerable satellite bus. A United Launch Alliance Atlas …

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Three tips for businesses to improve energy conservation

Three tips for businesses to improve energy conservation

Business and commercial property owners should be aware of the innovative technologies that increase sustainability Commercial and residential buildings are responsible for a considerable amount of energy consumption in the United States, but there are actions that businesses can take to reduce their environmental footprint. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, the commercial and residential building sector accounts for …

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