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Possible Mars-sized Planet Detected in the Outer Solar System

A new paper published in the Astronomical Journal suggests that the unusual tilt of some Kuiper Belt objects could be explained by a Mars-sized planet lurking in the outer solar system. To be clear, this hypothetical planet-sized mass is not the same thing as the hypothesized Planet 9 that we’ve discussed at several points over the past year. It’s difficult to find a single diagram that shows all of these areas in proper relation to each other, so we’ll have to split this up a bit: The highly unusual (and ...

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Apple’s iMac Pro Is a Workstation-Class System With Intel CPUs, AMD graphics

Apple announced a bevy of new products, software, and hardware refreshes at WWDC 2017; CEO Tim Cook wasn’t kidding when he called it the largest WWDC the company has ever produced. For years, Apple’s approach to traditional computing hardware could charitably be called erratic. For some users — specifically, those who needed AIO devices with good overall specs, but less GPU horsepower — iMacs have been strong choices for years. If, on the other hand, you wanted a powerful GPU to match your CPU, Apple’s options have been much more limited. Its Mac ...

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Xbox One System Update Out Now For Preview Members, Here's What It Does

Xbox One‘s latest system update is available to download now for Insider members, and there’s some cool new features included. According to Dualshockers, the patch adds the ability to invite friends to join in and broadcast alongside you in Microsoft’s rebranded livestreaming app, Mixer. Microsoft does note, however, that until the feature is rolled out more widely, it’s currently only available to Alpha Insiders, and not Beta members. You’ll also need an Xbox Live Gold subscription to invite a friend to broadcast with you in your Party. In addition, the ...

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Designer Virus Tells the Immune System How to Fight Cancer

A virus can cause illness and even death if you become infected with the wrong one. However, a virus has no malicious intentions; it’s simply a bundle of genetic code programmed to make copies of itself. Researchers have been exploring ways to hijack the functionality of a virus to deliver new beneficial genes to cells. A team from the University of Basel and the University of Geneva has used this approach to create a virus that puts the immune system into cancer-fighting overdrive. Most attempts to fight cancer with the ...

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US tests missile defence system as North Korea concerns mount

The US has for the first time successfully tested its defence system against an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), say officials. A ground-based interceptor was launched at a California air base and shot down a mock ballistic missile, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said. The Pentagon said the test was long-planned but it comes amid increased tensions with North Korea. The test comes after Pyongyang fired its ninth missile this year. MDA Director Vice Adm Jim Syring called the test a “critical milestone”. “This system is vitally important to the defence ...

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ET Deals: Save 90% on the System Administration and Infrastructure Management Bundle

If you’re looking to reboot your career, taking a handful of online courses is a good way to feel out what interests you, and find something you’re really good at. Today, SkillWise is offering up a bundle of SysAdmin and infrastructure management courses, and it’s shockingly affordable. • System Administration and Infrastructure Management Bundle for $ 41 (List price: $ 416) With your purchase, you’ll get these courses: • The Complete Guide to LPIC 1 Linux Administrator Exam (a $ 50 value)• Professional Guide to Windows Server 2016 (a $ ...

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US anti-missile system 'operational' in South Korea

The US military says its controversial Thaad missile defence system is “operational” in South Korea. A spokesman said the system was now able to intercept North Korean missiles and defend the South. But officials have told reporters that full operational capability is still some months away. Tensions have been rising around the Korean peninsula, with repeated threats from North Korea and the presence of a group of US warships and a submarine. On Monday, two US bombers took part in a joint drill with South Korea’s air force in what ...

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U.S.: We'll pay for missile defense system in South Korea (for now)

The South Korean firm facing China’s wrath After President Trump set off a furor over who should pay for a U.S. missile defense system that’s being installed in South Korea, his national security chief said Washington will pick up the check. For the time being, at least. White House national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster told his South Korean counterpart that the U.S. would continue to bear the cost of the system, according to a statement Sunday from the office of the South Korean president. McMaster was responding to ...

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Next-Gen PlayStation System Will Launch In 2018, Analyst Predicts

The wait for the next iteration of PlayStation may not be as far away as you expect, at least according to one analyst. The Wall Street Journal reports that Macquarie Capital Securities analyst Damian Thong “said he expected Sony to release its next-generation PlayStation by the second half of 2018.” PS4 Pro Analyst predictions don’t always pan out, and this isn’t necessarily based on some inside scoop. But the WSJ’s reporter notes on Twitter that this is the same “analyst who correctly predicted PS4 Pro and Slim” ahead of their ...

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Trump: South Korea should pay for $1B missile defense system

The South Korean firm facing China’s wrath President Trump wants South Korea to foot the bill for a $ 1 billion U.S. missile defense system and is threatening to kill the free trade deal between the two countries. His comments aren’t sitting well with officials in South Korea, a key American ally in Asia. “I informed South Korea it would be appropriate if they pay,” Trump said in an interview with Reuters on Thursday. “That’s a billion dollar system.” He was talking about the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) ...

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