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Earth is sending oxygen to the moon

An illustration of Earth's magnetic field and the plasma sheet created by the solar wind that extends far behind us. "Our new finding in this study is the higher energy O+ (1-10keV) ions during nearly the entire period of the plasmas sheet encounters, which were not detected when the moon was outside the magnetosphere", the study read.

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Evidence of ancient 'lost continent' found in Indian Ocean

By studying the mineral zircon, which is emitted by lava during eruptions, the scientists found an odd contradiction that suggested the minerals in rock samples being studied couldn't have originated from the island. But the find was controversial, because critics argued that these minerals could have blown onto the beach from elsewhere. The discovery of the crust created quite a ripple and is believed to be the part of the ancient continent that broke off during the formation of the Indian ...

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Lawyers or Liars? MacBook Pro's Touch Bar Banned From Bar Exam

But it seems that North Carolina is one of the gentler states on the matter. Many U.S. states will continue to allow the new MacBook Pro into exams, but invigilators will be present to ensure predictive text is disabled. That being the case, to disable the Touch Bar feature, the user must first open the System Preferences and double-click Keyboard . LAW STUDENTS have been using the Retina Touch Bar on their Apple Macbook Pro machines to cheat their bar exams, leading to a decision by ...

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Up close & personal: Cassini captures Saturn like you've never seen it before

Density waves are accumulations of particles at certain distances from the planet. Since then, the probe has provided closeup looks at the planet's rings and moons as well as data about Saturn's magnetic field. "How fitting it is that we should go out with the best views of Saturn's rings we've ever collected", Cassini Imaging Team Lead Carolyn Porco, of Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colo., said in a statement .

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NMSU chancellor warns foreign students, staff against traveling outside the U.S.

On Sunday the University of Virginia issued a statement in response to President Donald Trumps executive order temporarily banning refugees and banning all people from seven countries in the Middle East. To those students , faculty and staff who may be affected by this ban, we want to stress that we support you and will continue to do so regardless of the political and legal debates going on beyond our campus.

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SpaceX's Hyperloop competition sees three companies run their pods

With at least a year of development behind them, three universities have finally been able to test their Hyperloop pod designs on SpaceX's specially built track, but many failed to turn up. The team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology bagged the top "Best Overall Design Award" a year ago, followed by Auburn University and the Delft University of Technology from the Netherlands.