SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA In December 2018, the scientists behind the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS REx), NASA s $800 million mission to grab a sample from the asteroid Bennu and return the rock to Earth, received a nasty shock. Rather than smooth plains of beachlike rubble, Bennu s coal dark surface was a jumble of large boulders, with few gaps that might allow the spacecraft s sampling arm to shoot in and sample its surface grit, as designed.After extensively mapping the half kilometer wide asteroid, including flying by a final four of candidate sites at just 1 kilometer above its surface, mission leaders today announced their primary sampling target: a 16 meter wide site called Nightingale that sits within a crater on the asteroid s northern flank. If all goes as planned, in late August 2020 OSIRIS REx will undertake a risky pogo stick like maneuver, briefly touching down on Bennu s surface, sucking fine grit into a sampling arm, then pushing off.
SAN FRANCISCO mdash; We now know where NASA''s first asteroid sample return mission aims to snag its otherworldly stuff.
She had travelled from her hometown of Detroit to New York to be a flower girl at her aunt and uncle #x27;s wedding.Sui was entranced by all the beautiful clothes and from that moment, she knew she would someday return to the design mecca.
DECATUR The music, lights and pageantry of Christmas are all rolled into one showcase during The Prophecy Show, a tribute to the music of Trans Siberian Orchestra.The ultimate in Christmas concerts will return to Central Illinois for two shows. The concert tour will stop by the Effingham Performance Center on Friday, Dec. 13, and Decatur Civic Center on Saturday, Dec. 14.
About three years ago, a man who was once a techie proposed a startup idea to a large audience: Indians who had insights into the afterlife should approach billionaires, like Bill Gates", and ask them to put billions in a trust for safekeeping that Indians would then return in the next birth of the depositors, when we find you". There was applause. On stage with the man was the chief dignitary of the event, Nithyananda, who was then, as he is today, considered a spiritual being by thousands of Indians. He nodded with a slow blink, exactly what Tamilians do when they want to express calm, honest certainty about something they are not certain about. If we do a bit more research and establish the authority," he said, it is possible." They were serious, these are very serious men.Usually, Nithyananda does not share a stage; he says such things sitting on a throne, alone. Once he said that he was developing a software" that can make animals talk. He even said, Yesterday, I casually tested the software, it was perfectly working."
Outer space is unfriendly to humans. Astronauts can only exist in a contained environment with its own air supply, so that means working in very close quarters. Zero gravity means things do not stay where you put them. Despite these constraints, astronauts on the International Space Station must be highly productive on a very tight time schedule.IBM and Airbus designed the first cyborg companion for the ISS last year only for CIMON to refuse following instructions and even accuse crew members of being ”mean ”.
Lenovo owned Motorola has tried a bunch of strategies, but nothing really seems to stick when it comes to bringing the company back to its former glory. Recent years have seen Motorola focus on affordable and mid range smartphones, usually powered by Qualcomm''s second tier chipsets. However, 2020 could see the company return to the flagship smartphone space in terms of the chipset used. Motorola''s Sergio Buniac announced at the Snapdragon Summit 2019 that the company will launch new smartphones on the Snapdragon 865 and 765 platforms. As the mobile arm, Motorola will continue leading the 5G era with our expanded lineup of 5G solutions in 2020 driven by the high performing Snapdragon 765 and 865 Mobile Platforms, re invigorating our place in the premium flagship space, said Buniac. His statement suggests that Motorola is working on smartphones on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 865 platforms to be launched in the coming months.
In a video that has gone viral on social media, Dhoni turned singer and was seen singing the popular Bollywood song Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaaye Jab Koi Mushkil Pad Jaaye in what looked like a gathering with friends. The video has spread like fire on social media and is a treat to watch for his fans ndash; who have been anxiously waiting for his return to the cricket field. In the video, Dhoni sings a few lines of the song, before handing the mike to his friend ndash; who''s not so good singing leaves the spectators in splits. Meanwhile, Dhoni immediately grabs a notebook which possibly had the lyrics written on it. (Also Read: MS Dhoni''s leadership makes difference for Chennai Super Kings in IPL, says Sanjay Manjrekar)
The Irish superstar makes his anticipated cage comeback on January 18 having signed to face veteran Donald Cowboy Cerrone at UFC 246.
POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD Cohan;s return to The Walking Dead became possible when ABC cancelled her show, Whiskey Cavalier. Although, producers teased that she would have been able to make a cameo. On screen, her character left her leadership position at Hilltop to find new communities with a woman named Georgie.Maggie has been gone for the entirety of the time jump since the departure of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln). Her character has been brought up in conversation but we haven ''t heard from or seen her during this period.
CHANDIGARH: In yet another jolt to the UT Administration, heritage furniture of the city has been auctioned abroad.MUMBAI: Superstar Salman Khan, who returns in his popular cop avatar of Chulbul Pandey in Dabangg 3 , has reacted to the ongoing storm over the Hud hud Dabangg song saying a certain section of people is trying to gain publicity by dragging the number unnecessarily into a controversy.
Crypto markets may end the year battered and bruised, down 50% from their 2019 highs, but decentralized finance continues to grow as another record has been hit this week. Ethereum investing is moving on to another level and there are no signs of bearish influences in that ecosystem.DeFi has continued to show growth this year despite the bears returning to cryptocurrency markets. The concept involves locking Ethereum into smart contracts to earn interest on decentralized lending markets. It is not as volatile as trading the asset directly and would suit those that prefer lower risk with their digital investments.
TwitterEmailIllustration: WIRED StaffFacebookTwitterEmailThanksgiving is a busy time of the year filled with travel, family, and (hopefully) fun. It #x27;s also when holiday deals season fully kicks off. To help minimize the amount of time you spend hunting for deals, we #x27;ve rounded up the best smartphone and smartwatch sales around the internet. Below, you #x27;ll also find deals on ebook readers and accessories like wireless chargers, battery packs, and cases.If you #x27;re shopping through the weekend, be sure to keep this page bookmarked. We will update this post through the weekend with new deals. If an item is no longer at its deal price or sold out, we cross it out. Deal prices sometimes return and items come back in stock faster than we can update, so it never hurts to check for yourself.
All over the world, far right ideologies have returned to the fore of public conversation with a terrible insistency. This resurgence can be linked to a troubling global rise in the sale of Nazi memorabilia, some of which has fetched huge prizes at auction: in January of this year, Hitler s bunker telephone sold for $243,000. Some houses, like Christie s and Sotheby s, have altogether banned the sale of Nazi items, but others persist, suggesting that some kind of industry wide intervention may be needed. On Monday, intervention came in the form of a Lebanese born Swiss real estate mogul named Abdallah Chatila, who told the Associated Press he had purchased Hitler s top hat, a silver plated edition of Mein Kampf and additional Nazi memorabilia at an auction in Munich last week with the intention of destroying them. Chatila, who said he paid $660,000 for the items in question, reportedly decided to make the purchase after reading about objections to the Hermann Historica auction written by Jewish groups. Instead of destroying the memorabilia as he had originally intended, he instead has decided to send the items directly to the Keren Hayesod United Israel Appeal group. I wanted to make sure that these pieces wouldn t fall into bad hands, to the wrong side of the story, so I decided to buy them, Chatila told the AP. I have no direct interest whatsoever, I just thought it was the right thing to do.
Plymouth apos;s incredible light based festival, Illuminate is back for its third year for 2019.Returning to Plymouth historic Royal William Yard, prepare to be dazzled at the family event, which offers a truly unique and immersive experience.
BROOKHAVEN, Pa. (CBS) #8212; The cat named ”Batman ” who made headlines after it had been stolen from a PetSmart in Brookhaven and then safely returned has found its ”fur ever ” home. On Sunday, the nonprofit group Forgotten Cats posted the heartwarming news to their Facebook page.What makes this story even sweeter is that the person who adopted Batman was one of the people who gave police a tip on the suspects who allegedly stole the cat.