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Jupiter's Great Red Spot Imaged Like Never Before

This was the first ever close analysis of the GRS which took place in the Juno mission . NASA's Juno spacecraft launched in August of 2011 and just completed a flyby of the spot on July 10th. At this time, it was about 3,500 km (2,200 mi) above Jupiter's cloud tops. "Most scientists believed that as soon as you drop below the sunlit clouds and you got into where the sunlight didn't reach that everything would kind of be uniform and boring".

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Ai Weiwei says Liu Xiaobo's case China's 'shame'

The hospital says Liu, China's most prominent political prisoner, has respiratory failure and his condition is now life threatening. A German and a U.S. Human rights lawyer Albert Ho called it a "marathon sit-in" aimed at sending a strong message to Beijing. The First Hospital of China Medical University in Shenyang said in a statement on Wednesday afternoon that Liu's organs are failing him, leaving him in critical condition with doctors forced to resuscitate him.

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Microsoft launches iPhone app that narrates the world for blind people

Well, the company has been working on the app over the past year, and it's now available for all to download on iOS devices. Once the app is open, users will first have to select which channel they want to use. It can also describe images in other apps, such as identifying images on Twitter. Most recently it added support for Apple's MacBook Pro Touch Bar in Office apps.

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Google Play Movies & TV Gets HDR Playback

You'll need a TV or monitor with HDR support in order to enjoy the upgrade. Google has some good news for the 4K TV owners out there: Google Play Movies now offers up 4K HDR videos, though not all movies are available with both. While the post is light on the details, we have one confirmed title that will get the HDR treatment: the Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them .

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China sets up naval base in Djibouti as India play war games

The Chinese navy has long assisted in anti-piracy missions in the Gulf of Aden, as well as United Nations peacekeeping efforts throughout Africa , but the base will be the country's first naval base overseas. "So China's naval base, while serving China's purposes first, is also part of that message to Africa, saying , 'We're here for the long-term'". Though small in both population and size, Djibouti's position on the tip of the Horn of Africa offers strategic access to the Bab el-Mandeb ...

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Iceberg bigger than Mayo breaks off Antarctic ice shelf

The Larsen C ice shelf, the fourth largest in Antarctica, was long suspected to be on the verge of breaking off as hinted by an expanding deep crack . But the freed iceberg now weighs 1 trillion tons, and has twice the volume of Lake Erie, according to the scientists. Scientist have been expecting the 5000-square-kilometre block completely break away from the Larsen C ice shelf, since a giant fissure was first noticed in 2014.