The Tragic Tale Of How NASA’s X-34 Space Planes Ended Up Rotting In Someone’s Backyard – The Drive
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The Tragic Tale Of How NASA’s X-34 Space Planes Ended Up Rotting In Someone’s Backyard – The Drive

The X-34 program aimed to help break NASA and the Air Force into space far more frequently and inexpensively than ever before. In the end, a pair of rocket plane demonstrators were built, but they never were able to reach their full potential. Still, they were part of a wider family of initiatives that have…

Health officials confirm third pediatric flu death of season – WCVB Boston
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Health officials confirm third pediatric flu death of season – WCVB Boston

Health officials confirm third pediatric flu death of season Hide Transcript Show Transcript WEBVTT FROM THE FLU? WE SPOKE WITH HEALTH OFFICIALS THIS AFTERNOON. >> I JUST GOT DONE TALKING TO A DOCTOR HERE. HE SAYS CHILDREN ARE VULNERABLE AND SOMETIMES THERE ARE UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS. THE FACT IS, THE FLU CAN KILL YOU AND…

The next big market catalyst will be what the Fed says about its balance sheet this week – CNBC
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The next big market catalyst will be what the Fed says about its balance sheet this week – CNBC

Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell arrives to speak at a press conference after the Fed announced interest rates would remain unchanged, in Washington, DC, January 30, 2019. The market has reason to believe that the Fed is going to stop raising interest rates for a while. Less…

Oil Prices Nearing Breakout Levels | OilPrice.com – OilPrice.com
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Oil Prices Nearing Breakout Levels | OilPrice.com – OilPrice.com

OPEC+ cuts, supply disruptions and an easing of trade tensions between the U.S. and China has boosted crude oil to a three-month high. (Click to enlarge)(Click to enlarge)(Click to enlarge)(Click to enlarge)- Bank of America Merrill Lynch says that Brent will likely trade between $50 and $70 per barrel over the next five years.- The bank…

Anthem: Day One Patch Will Improve Loading Times – IGN
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Anthem: Day One Patch Will Improve Loading Times – IGN

By Joe Skrebels Because the world is strange and confusing, Anthem’s day one patch will arrive a week after thousands of people began playing it. Thankfully, it should improve one of the most common complaints about the early version – its loading times. Arriving on the game’s official release date of 22 February (it was…

Neanderthals were alpha predators, study shows – Haaretz
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Neanderthals were alpha predators, study shows – Haaretz

Neanderthals subsisted mainly on meat, it has long been suspected, but not categorically proven. Now, a new study published Monday in PNAS provides molecular support for the theory of their carnivorous predilection. It even postulates that Neanderthals were among the apex predators in their sphere, even after anatomically modern humans began to arrive among them.…

Trump defies every restraint – CNN
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Trump defies every restraint – CNN

Washington (CNN)It’s a high bar given the wild swings of his two years in power, but Donald Trump seems more untethered to any traditional notion of the presidency than ever.A profound question when Trump entered the Oval Office was whether his unruly, improvisational nature would be tamed by the magnitude of his new responsibilities and…

Sepsis: New rapid test ‘could save thousands of lives’ – BBC News
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Sepsis: New rapid test ‘could save thousands of lives’ – BBC News

Image copyright University of Strathclyde Image caption A close-up of the test device A new rapid test for earlier diagnosis of sepsis has been developed by University of Strathclyde researchers, which they say could save thousands of lives. A microelectrode device analyses the patient’s blood, with results coming through in two-and-a-half minutes. Current diagnosis tests…

Scientists Developed an AI So Advanced They Say It’s Too Dangerous to Release – ScienceAlert
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Scientists Developed an AI So Advanced They Say It’s Too Dangerous to Release – ScienceAlert

PETER DOCKRILL 19 FEB 2019 A group of computer scientists once backed by Elon Musk has caused some alarm by developing an advanced artificial intelligence (AI) they say is too dangerous to release to the public. OpenAI, a research non-profit based in San Francisco, says its “chameleon-like” language prediction system, called GPT–2, will only ever…

New iPhone Leak Reveals Apple’s Disappointing Innovations – Forbes
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New iPhone Leak Reveals Apple’s Disappointing Innovations – Forbes

More details have come out for Apple’s planned upgrades to the iPhone in 2019, and the unfortunate but expected news is that Apple does not appear to have anything new to offer. The feature upgrades are already widely available on Android and expected to become prolific long before Tim Cook reveals the presumptively named iPhone…