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NASA scientists prepare for journey to asteroid

If so, Bennu is a time capsule that could help explain how life sprouted on Earth and, possibly, elsewhere in the neighborhood. Returned to Earth, the pristine sample could offer a trove of insight for generations of scientists to come, just as the moon rocks brought back by the Apollo missions in the 1960s and 1970s are still being studied today.

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Apple prepares to show off new iPhones and other products

The iPhone 7 Plus will be available in several of the same colors as the iPhone 7, including the same darker tone as well as a new Piano sort of black - shiny and reflective all around. One will be for wide-angle views and the other will have telephoto capabilities, which Apple says will zoom in by up to 10 times while still providing the same clarity as a shot on the standard distance setting.

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Pokémon GO Coming to Apple Watch

Trevor Edwards, president of Nike Brand, with sports and exercise-oriented Apple watches projected, during the company's unveiling of new products, at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, Sept. Apple revealed a new specially designed version of the Apple Watch with runners in mind, the Apple Watch Nike +. The Series 2 Apple Watch (as the company is calling it) will retail for $370 and up in the US, which is a fair price point considering the cost of other fully ...

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Asteroid Bennu getting first visitor in billions of years

Not only will the robotic probe fly to the ancient asteroid, it will scout it out for two years before scooping up some gravel and dust, and deliver the samples back to Earth. The spacecraft shares that Egyptian motif, bearing the mythological god's name Osiris. The first thing he did was research the god Osiris, the mission's acronym-enhanced namesake (OSIRIS-REx stands for Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security-Regolith Explorer).

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Dolphin emulator now supports entire GameCube library

The emulator can boot every game in the library, but a small selection remain unplayable as the emulator cannot progress past the menu screen, while a slightly larger selection experience major issues during gameplay. Star Wars: The Clone Wars is now playable in Dolphin, which ends a quest to support all 660 games in the GameCube's library. And, it's worth stating, none of this work has been done officially.

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Iran escalates high seas harassment of US Navy

Defense Department officials said on Tuesday. The U.S. official said there have been 31 similar interactions with Iranian ships this year, nearly double the amount from the same period last year. "The Iranians' unsafe maneuvers near a United States ship operating in accordance with worldwide law while transiting in global waters created a risky, harassing situation that could have led to further escalation including additional defensive measures by Firebolt ", the official said.