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Samsung Galaxy S8 is the best-selling Android phone in Q2 2017, but iPhone 7 is king of the world

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How High Fashion Won Over Rap http://vult.re/2iaJcZl

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.@PaulMalignaggi reveals ‘dirty’ habits from sparring that could affect the outcome of #Mayweather vs #McGregor
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FINAL: The Baltimore Ravens start the preseason 2-0! #BALvsMIA

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Get Rid Of That Stubborn Belly Without Doing A Single Abdominal Exercise With The Help Of This Powerful Juice!

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Swiftly Moving Gas Streamer Eclipses Supermassive Black Hole

In this illustration, the position of a dark, absorbing cloud of material is located high above the supermassive black hole and accretion disk in the center of the active galaxy NGC 5548. Numerous other filaments twist around the black hole as they are swept away by a torrent of radiation "winds."
Credits: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)

An international team of astronomers, using data from several NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) space observatories, has discovered unexpected behavior from the supermassive black hole at the heart of the galaxy NGC 5548, located 244.6 million light-years from Earth. This behavior may provide new insights into how supermassive black holes interact with their host galaxies.

Immediately after NASA's Hubble Space Telescope observed NGC 5548 in June 2013, this international research team discovered unexpected features in the data. They detected a stream of gas flowing rapidly outward from the galaxy's supermassive black hole, blocking 90 percent of its emitted X-rays.

"The data represented dramatic changes since the last observation with Hubble in 2011," said Gerard Kriss of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland. "I saw signatures of much colder gas than was present before, indicating that the wind had cooled down due to a significant decrease in X-ray radiation from the galaxy's nucleus."

The discovery was made during an intensive observing campaign that also included data from NASA's Swift spacecraft, Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and Chandra X-ray Observatory, as well as ESA's X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) and Integral gamma-ray observatory (INTEGRAL).

After combining and analyzing data from all six sources, the team was able to put together the pieces of the puzzle. Supermassive black holes in the nuclei of active galaxies, such as NGC 5548, expel large amounts of matter through powerful winds of ionized gas. For instance, the persistent wind of NGC 5548 reaches velocities exceeding 621 miles (approximately 1,000 kilometers) a second. But now a new wind has arisen, much stronger and faster than the persistent wind.

"These new winds reach speeds of up to 3,107 miles (5,000 kilometers) per second, but is much closer to the nucleus than the persistent wind," said lead scientist Jelle Kaastra of the SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research. "The new gas outflow blocks 90 percent of the low-energy X-rays that come from very close to the black hole, and it obscures up to a third of the region that emits the ultraviolet radiation at a few light-days distance from the black hole."

The newly discovered gas stream in NGC 5548 -- one of the best-studied of the type of galaxy know as Type I Seyfert -- provides the first direct evidence of a shielding process that accelerates the powerful gas streams, or winds, to high speeds. These winds only occur if their starting point is shielded from X-rays.

It appears the shielding in NGC 5548 has been going on for at least three years, but just recently began crossing their line of sight.

"There are other galaxies with similar streams of gas flowing outward from the direction of its central black hole, but we've never before found evidence that the stream of gas changed its position as dramatically as this one has," said Kriss. "This is the first time we've seen a stream like this move into our line of sight. We got lucky."

Researchers also deduced that in more luminous quasars, the winds may be strong enough to blow off gas that otherwise would have become "food" for the black hole, thereby regulating both the growth of the black hole and that of its host galaxy.

The Hubble Space Telescope is a project of international cooperation between NASA and the European Space Agency. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, manages the telescope. STScI conducts Hubble science operations and is operated for NASA by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., in Washington.

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Jupiter Side Eye 👀 See the Great Red Spot from a new point of view in this striking Jovian vista.
Full Article and larger image: https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/news/a-new-point-of-view
(Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt /Seán Doran)
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Houses That Think...Smart Homes! (https://goo.gl/YojMMj)

At the height of electronics, two places show the most innovative progress. The fields of industrial manufacturing and lifestyle products are making progress by leaps and bounds. Industrial manufacturing and electronics have a long relationship of creating easier workflow processes and increasing production.

Lifestyle products are perhaps where you can see the most advancement in the field of electronics of any other enterprise.

Of course, high dollar electronics are rearranging the field of industrial manufacturing, but the largest quantity of sales are showing up in high volume production of things that make life easier for the average person. With talking smart houses and refrigerators that can keep track of what needs to be bought at the grocery store, electronics are redefining what it means to be a smart house.

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Join us at the launch of our 2018 Swimsuit Calendar!
Read more on: bit.ly/2fPfybA

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NASA Voyager at 40: Keep Reaching for the Stars | JPL
Aug.17, 2017: In the late summer of 1977, NASA launched the twin Voyager spacecraft. These remote ambassadors still beam messages back to Earth 40 years later, with data from their deep space travels. Voyager 1 is about 13 billion miles from Earth in interstellar space, and Voyager 2 is not far behind.

For more about the Voyager mission, visit:
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/voyager/

Credit: NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Duration: 3 minutes, 27 seconds
Release Date: August 17, 2017

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New security feature in iOS 11 disables Touch ID and blocks the cops from getting into your iPhone

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Plot twist: @TheNotoriousMMA did not allow @ShowtimeBoxing to use the footage of him sparring @PaulMalignaggi. http://bit.ly/2fQzV89

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Some of the wonderful way insects use their poop. "Unlike most animals, many insect species actually use their excrement. They utilise it as their home, for feeding, in predator-prey interactions, for hygiene, habitat location, shelter construction, for reproduction and physical or chemical defence against natural enemies. (Kids: don’t try this at home.)
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For some bugs, their exrement provides a home. Larvae of Chelymorpha alternans, commonly known as tortoise beetles, shroud themselves for protection with faecal coverings in the form of coatings, faecal cases or faecal shields.

For others, it’s a deterrent to enemies. The pine weevil (Hylobius abietis) actually deposit faeces adjacent to each of its egg as anti-feedants.

Insect waste also plays an important role in species reproduction, as it may affect mate attraction, parental care and even paternity assurance. For example, virgin boring beetles, Hylotrupes bajulus, use faecal volatiles to meet their partners, increasing the opportunity to mate.

Cockroaches, a bug notorious for their chutzpah and for thriving in dirty environments, use the personal scent of their faeces to locate and return to resting sites.

This is actually useful news for citydwellers trying to keep their houses cockroach free: track down roach droppings (little black or brown specs that look like a pepper flake), and you’ll find out where the roaches are congregating.
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Given that bug faeces can serve as everything from a bug babysitter to a human allergen, the realm of bacterial community of insect is an important area of study by entomologists, evolutionary and molecular biologists. Their research may even lead to innovations in antimicrobial properties that can succour in the imminent fearsome post-antibiotic era.

Reports say antimicrobial resistance will kill 300 million people and cost the global economy of US$100 trillion by 2050. Perhaps a little defecation could help?"

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IT IS GAMEDAY! We can't wait to see you at Hard Rock Stadium tonight at 7:00!

Pic of the Day presented by Ed Morse Automotive Group
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Solar eclipse will reveal the roiling fog of plasma we call home

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Cassini prepares for last look at Titan - This article was originally published at AmericaSpace.com. Reprinted with permission. There are now fewer than five orbits left in the Grand Finale until Cassini’s awe-inspiring mission at Saturn comes to an end. With each remaining orbit, Cassini comes closer to plunging into Saturn’s atmosphere, never to be heard from again. Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, assists the spacecraft during this phase of the mission, nudging on it with its gravity to kee...

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Elegant dispersal

Bloody crane's-bill (Geranium sanguineum)

Svartskog, Norway

Taking the time to observe the development of the seeds of the many plant species is perhaps not remotely as interesting as watching the colorful blossoms of summer. Yet many know and love the seeds of the dandelions, and you definitely have some other plant species in your garden, then it is easy to just take a regular glance at one or more flowers and see how each slowly transforms to a fruit. And what kind of fruit it develops can be truly amazing and sometimes requires a magnifying glass. Or a macro lens.

This species got its name from the long beak-shaped fruit, and looks really amazing long before the seeds are ripe and ready to be transported as far from the plant as possible. Some species rely on attaching their seeds to fur or feathers, others to be carried by the wind, and some simply eject the seeds into the air.

Although I have plenty of this species growing around my house, I rarely find such beautiful specimens like this one. I still am looking for one where all four are ejected, but this one will most definitely do in the meantime.

Image Copyright © 2017 +Morten Ross
Image Capture Date: 13 August 2017 19:09
Altitude: 10 meters

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Donald Trump associate says he and Trump are both going to prison

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Alt-social network Gab booted from Google Play Store for hate speech

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The Sun's Corona, A Fiery Halo, Is Still a Mystery to Scientists

By Paul Sutter

There are many things we don't understand in this universe — and some of those things sit right in our own backyard. Not our literal backyard, of course, but in one case, at the very heart of our solar system: the sun itself. Total solar eclipses offer a crucial chance to learn more about this star's unusual outer atmosphere.

Over the past century, scientists have puzzled out the process of nuclear fusion that has powered the sun for billions of years, detected neutrinos emanating from those fiery reactions in the core, modeled the process of energy transfer via conduction and predicted the fate of the sun as a white dwarf billions of years from now.

But the corona is something else. The thin, tenuous outer atmosphere of the sun extends millions of kilometers past the photosphere, what we usually think of as the sun's visible "surface." That makes the corona thicker than the main body of the sun itself, for those of you keeping track.

The corona is so dim that it's usually totally overwhelms by the light emitted from the photosphere. But during a total solar eclipse, that light is conveniently blocked, giving us the spectacle of a moon embraced by a fiery halo. The corona is finally allowed its moment to shine. For those of you lucky enough to find yourselves on the path of totality on Aug. 21 (boldly assuming it won't be cloudy that day), you'll get to see this rare sight with your own eyes.

Did I mention that the corona has a temperature of over a million Kelvin? That seems like an important detail. That's roughly the same temperature as the sun's cacophonous nuclear core, and it's way, way hotter than the bulky mass of the rest of the sun.

Of course, you wouldn't feel that heat if you swam through it. The corona is incredibly thin, and its temperature is a measure of the average speed of the particles that comprise it. High temperatures mean that a single particle will slam into you like a bullet, but if there are hardly any particles around to begin with, you'll barely feel a warm breeze.

https://www.space.com/37832-corona-of-the-sun-is-a-mystery.html

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People close to Steve Bannon tell NBC News he feels on safe ground amid White House infighting stemming from President Donald Trump’s divisive response to the violence in Charlottesville.

Bannon, who has rarely given on-the-record interviews since assuming his position as Trump’s chief White House strategist, reached out to speak with three news outlets in the past 48 hours, using those conversations to criticize colleagues, threaten to fire others and appearing to relish the ongoing national racial tensions.

His comments signal that Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News, is digging in for the long haul amid the turmoil and turnover that has roiled Trump’s cohort of top advisers in recent weeks.

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THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BRAIN, HEART, AND WAISTLINE WHEN YOU EAT 3 BANANAS A DAY!

British and Italian researchers claim that eating one banana in the morning, afternoon, and evening, supplies your body with sufficient potassium amounts and thus,

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NBA Draft Prospects - Luka Doncic
Preseason Breakdown

NBA Draft Comparison: Danilo Gallinari

Luka Doncic is truly unlike any prospect scouts have seen recently. Regularly, when it comes to European prospects, it is 18 year old benchwarmers and role players that are drawing attention from NBA scouts. The vast majority of the European prospects such as Porzingis, Bender, Ntilikina, Hezonja, and more often are on professional teams where they struggle to get playing time. However at only 17, Doncic was a rotational player for Real Madrid getting big minutes in the best second best league in the world. Most expect him to be a starter next year, which would make him the first 18/19 year old European prospect to start for his professional team. This experience and ability to produce against professional athletes will prove to be more impressive to scouts than the prospects playing against college talent.


Strengths:
There is no real comparison for Luka Doncic, but Gallinari is as close as it comes. He is a growing 6'8" point guard who is a gifted passer and floor general. He's already a great ball handler, especially for his size and is one of the more crafty players in recent memory. At 6'8", he has the legitmate ability to run an NBA offense. He also at the same time is a great shoot both off the catch and off the dribble. His abiltiy to isolate, create, and hit difficult shots under pressure and very promising for his offensive potential. This expands his game and ability to space the floor, complimenting his playmaking ability very well.

Weaknesses:
Most of the draw of Doncic is due to his all around play, his ability to do a little bit of everything on the court. However, this mostly only applies to his offensive game. Defensively, he would be one of the worst defensive point guards in the league if he does not already find himself at the bottom. In Europe, against much less athletic players than in the NBA, he is constantly blown by and bullied on the defensive end. While he can easily build a larger frame to handle the physicality of the game, his lack of athleticism gives him very little room to grow. This will force him to play Small Forward in the NBA most likely, as his complete inability to guard NBA guards would be too harmful to any team. His athleticism as a whole is also an area of concern, as he is not athletic by NBA standards. This will hold back his ceiling as currently elite athleticism is becoming a necessity to become a star in the NBA. It will be interesting to see how he adapts to a more athletic and faster paced league.

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MIT Tech Review recognizes Lorenz Meier of The Linux Foundation's Dronecode as a top young innovator:

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Large Asteroid to Safely Pass Earth on Sept. 1

Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 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) in size.

“While many known asteroids have passed by closer to Earth than Florence will on September 1, all of those were estimated to be smaller,” said Paul Chodas, manager of NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “Florence is the largest asteroid to pass by our planet this close since the NASA program to detect and track near-Earth asteroids began.”

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

This relatively close encounter provides an opportunity for scientists to study this asteroid up close. Florence is expected to be an excellent target for ground-based radar observations. Radar imaging is planned at NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California and at the National Science Foundation's Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The resulting radar images will show the real size of Florence and also could reveal surface details as small as about 30 feet (10 meters).

Asteroid Florence was discovered by Schelte "Bobby" Bus at Siding Spring Observatory in Australia in March 1981. It is named in honor of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the founder of modern nursing. The 2017 encounter is the closest by this asteroid since 1890 and the closest it will ever be until after 2500. Florence will brighten to ninth magnitude in late August and early September, when it will be visible in small telescopes for several nights as it moves through the constellations Piscis Austrinus, Capricornus, Aquarius and Delphinus.

Radar has been used to observe hundreds of asteroids. When these small, natural remnants of the formation of the solar system pass relatively close to Earth, deep space radar is a powerful technique for studying their sizes, shapes, rotation, surface features and roughness, and for more precise determination of their orbital path.

JPL manages and operates NASA's Deep Space Network, including the Goldstone Solar System Radar, and hosts the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies for NASA's Near-Earth Object Observations Program, an element of the Planetary Defense Coordination Office within the agency's Science Mission Directorate.

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How particular fear memories can be erased

Findings have therapeutic implications in PTSD and phobias. Researchers have devised a method to selectively erase particular fear memories by weakening the connections between neurons involved in forming these memories. In their experiments, they found that fear memory can be manipulated in such a way that some beneficial memories are retained while others, detrimental to our daily life, are suppressed. The research, done using a mouse model, offers insights into how PTSD/specific phobias may be better treated.

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New Orange Pi board based on Allwinner H2+ processor with dual Ethernet port, which seems to be geared towards controller applications.

http://www.cnx-software.com/2017/08/18/14-orange-pi-r1-allwinner-h2-board-comes-with-two-ethernet-ports-256-mb-ram/


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Asus promises that ZenUI 4.0 is the company's lightest Android skin yet, with variable performance gains on a per-app basis. #News #ASUS #ZenUI40

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Trump campaign chair Carl Paladino finally ousted from school board for racist tirade against the Michelle Obama

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President Donald Trump's comments about the white nationalist rally last weekend are hurting not just his political standing, but his pocketbook.

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Welcome to the new space race.

People and their robots are daring to dream for the Moon (as part of the #GLXP) - and National Geographic Magazine took an in-depth look for the August 2017 issue:

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