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Scientist Beam Message to Luyten’s Star, Hoping to Find Intelligent Life

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. If you take any kind of interest in space or the search for alien life you’ve probably heard of the SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) project, which scours the universe for signs of intelligent communication targeting Earth. Active SETI, also known as METI (Messaging to Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) packs more great meat taste into every radio wave focuses on designing and transmitting a message to possible life-bearing planets, as opposed to searching for evidence that they ...

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Astronomers Find Nearby Planet With Excellent Chance of Supporting Life

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Our knowledge of exoplanets has expanded exponentially over the last 20 years, thanks to sophisticated search techniques and telescopes like Kepler. One of the problems with our data, however, has been that it’s much easier to find large gas giants or huge rocky worlds than it is to find Earth-like planets. Our planetary search techniques rely on measuring variations in gravity or a star’s apparent magnitude as a planet transits across it, and smaller planets ...

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Elliott, Prescott give Cowboys life in big win over Chiefs

8:01 PM ET ARLINGTON, Texas — If there was life inside AT&T Stadium early in the third quarter on Sunday, it belonged to the thousands of Kansas City Chiefs fans clad in bright red. Tyreek Hill’s 57-yard touchdown catch on the final play of the first half, in which he went untouched despite the Dallas Cowboys having seven defenders lined up protecting the end zone, was like a rib-bending punch to the defense. And then on the first drive of the second half, the Chiefs drove 62 yards on nine ...

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Producers Guild bans Harvey Weinstein for life

Harvey Weinstein expelled from Motion Picture Academy Harvey Weinstein has been banned for life from the Producers Guild of America. The decision came after Weinstein, “rather than addressing the Guild’s charges,” chose to resign his membership from the organization, the Guild said in a statement Monday. According to the organization, the group’s 24-person board decided to enact a lifetime ban, “in light of Mr. Weinstein’s widely reported behavior.” “This unprecedented step is a reflection of the seriousness with which the Guild regards the numerous reports of Mr. Weinstein’s decades of ...

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AMD’s New Ryzen Mobile APUs Promise Much Higher Performance, Better Battery Life

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. AMD announced its new Ryzen Mobile APUs today, kicking off what’s arguably its most important refresh of 2017. Over the past decade, laptops have accounted for a steadily growing percentage of the total PC market. At the same time, however, AMD was forced to fight a defensive rear-guard action with a CPU design that was fundamentally unsuited to high-efficiency, low-power operation. As of today, that’s (hopefully) changing. Like Intel, AMD is taking a staggered approach ...

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Note with Einstein's theory on life auctioned for $1.3 million

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Strapped for cash in a Tokyo hotel, Albert Einstein wrote his take on life on a note and handed it to the bellboy instead of a tip. The physicist’s formula for happy living fetched $ 1.3 million on Tuesday, a Jerusalem auction house said. A note written on a Tokyo hotel official paper in 1922 by Albert Einstein is seen before it is sold at an auction in Jerusalem, October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Awad In 1922, Einstein was en route to Japan when the announcement came he ...

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Altuve, Astros roar back to life behind Verlander

12:07 AM ET HOUSTON — When the rally towel-waving fans at Minute Maid Park last fixed their gaze on Jose Altuve, he was making a mad dash around the bases and sliding safely across home plate to score the winning run for the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Then, he took a three-game snooze. Altuve went 0-for-New York in the middle games of the best-of-seven American League Championship Series. He was hardly alone. The Astros’ vaunted offense fell silent against New York Yankees pitching, a collective slump unlike any it ...

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Microsoft: ARM-Based Windows Laptops Will Have Amazing Battery Life

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Last year, Microsoft demoed a number of ARM-based system running Windows 10 on a Snapdragon 820 processor. The company promised this new breed of machine would be vastly different from the Windows RT debacle that killed its plans for a separate ARM-derived computer market. This week, the company shared additional details on the upcoming products and their hardware plans. These new ARM systems will run on Snapdragon 835, they’ll emulate x86 instructions to ensure cross-compatibility, ...

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Fairy lights bomb plotter Zahid Hussain jailed for life

Media playback is unsupported on your device A man who planned to bomb a railway line with a device made from fairy lights and a pressure cooker has been jailed for life. Zahid Hussain, 29, from Birmingham, filled the appliance with 1.6kg of shrapnel and made “improvised igniters” from the festive decorations. Hussain became radicalised reading books and websites in his bedroom. He was convicted of preparing for an act of terrorism in May and sentenced at Winchester Crown Court on Monday. Midlands Live: Would-be bomber ‘committed’ to multiple attacks; ...

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The Oldest Rocks on Earth Could Contain Signs of Life

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Earth is teeming with life today, but there was a time in the distant past that our planet was as inhospitable as you can imagine. Frequent asteroid and comet impacts during Earth’s first few hundred million years made the surface molten and the air poisonous, but something might have been alive back then. A team of Japanese scientists studying the oldest rocks on Earth has found new evidence to support the existence of life during ...

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