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ISS astronaut holds weekly geography quiz on Twitter

ISS astronaut holds weekly geography quiz on Twitter

It's one thing to say you know your geography by identifying where a place is on a map, but could you recognize a location just from seeing a picture of it? What if the photo was taken from above from the International Space Station? If you're up to the challenge, it's time to start following US astronaut Scott Kelly of NASA on Twitter, where he's started a weekly game of asking people to identify what part of the world the space station is currently flying over, giving them only a photo and a single clue.

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Netflix originals Sense8 trailer: return to a Matrix-like reality

Netflix originals Sense8 trailer: return to a Matrix-like reality

Netflix is about to launch another original series, this one called Sense8. This feature will include 12 episodes, the whole collection created by The Matrix trilogy creators Andy and Lana Wachowski and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski. This series was written and created by the Watchowskis and Straczynski and directing will be done by a variety of excellent creatives. This series will be released all at once on June 5th, 2015, and it was filmed in 4K UHD. And it'll be released and available for streaming in 4K UHD as well.

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UT researchers develop GPS system accurate to the centimeter

UT researchers develop GPS system accurate to the centimeter

There is a limit to how accurate GPS systems are today for the average US for consumer. Only a few industries get the most accurate GPS available, but researchers at the University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering at Austin have developed a new GPS system that is accurate down to the centimeter. The system is also inexpensive and could be integrated into devices like mobile phones according to the team.

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Smartphone attachment lets smartphones image DNA

Smartphone attachment lets smartphones image DNA

Researchers from the University of California, LA also known as UCLA have developed a new device that is able to turn any ,a href="http://www.slashgear.com/tags/smartphone/">smartphone into a DNA scanning fluorescent microscope. This microscope allows a smartphone to image DNA, which is about 50,000 times thinner than a single human hair.

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Tiny camera can power itself and other devices

Tiny camera can power itself and other devices

To innovators envisioning the Internet of Things, wherein everyday devices operate on a wireless, interconnected network, component size and battery life are incredibly important. This self-powered camera was created by a team of scientists from Columbia University, and the prototype may pave the way for future cameras to charge themselves as they capture images, negating the need to a battery pack or charger at all. They claim their discovery is the first self-powered camera that can harvest energy as it takes pictures.

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First DES dark matter map reveals the invisible

First DES dark matter map reveals the invisible

The Dark Energy Survey has published its first dark matter map, something that will eventually be joined by more maps comprising a series. The series will feature the most detailed contiguous maps of their size, and they aim to improve scientific understanding of how dark matter influences or otherwise is involved in galaxy formation. With them, we are able to see what is otherwise invisible, a picture that will grow over the next five years for which the program is slated.

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Countertop smart scale bakes in recipe smarts: Hands-on

Countertop smart scale bakes in recipe smarts: Hands-on

Kitchen tech is big money, and Googling a recipe on your iPhone while you try to remember how many tablespoons are in a cup is no longer cutting it. Orange Chef believes it has the answer with Countertop, a new smart kitchen platform that bakes in NFC and Bluetooth. Building on last-year's Prep Pad connected scale with the ability to recognize appliances from Vitamix and Crock-Pot, Countertop not only suggests - and tweaks - recipes but walks you through making them. I caught up with CEO Santiago Merea for a DIY smoothie and some kitchen geekery.

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Uber hires its first chief security officer

Uber hires its first chief security officer

Uber has hired its first chief security officer, the ridesharing service announced. Says the company, it has been on the prowl for someone to helm its safety and cybersecurity elements, and that someone is Joe Sullivan, who has previously worked at Facebook, eBay, and PayPal, as well as the Department of Justice. Sullivan will be taking up his role at Uber sometime later this month, helping the service to "redefine safety and data security". This announcement comes at a time when many governing authorities and individuals alike have questioned Uber's practices and called into question the issue of driver/rider data security.

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Jupiter believed to have destroyed v1.0 of our solar system

Jupiter believed to have destroyed v1.0 of our solar system

You know something — Jupiter is huge. Like, really big. Turns out, it might be a bully, too. Like something out of The Matrix, two scientists now believe Jupiter actually destroyed version 1.0 of our solar system. Giving in to the Sun’s pull, Jupiter is believed to have come in and just obliterated other planets in our earlier solar system. The scientists point to strange quirks within our solar system as reason for their belief Jupiter was a cue-ball for an earlier version of our planetary scheme, and it makes quite a bit of sense!

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