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Pentagon Tests Perdix Micro-Drone ‘Swarm’ Technology

U.S. military has successfully tested more than 103 micro-drones released from 3 F/A-18 Super Hornets, in what it said the largest-ever test for the cutting-edge "swarm" technology. The swarm of 103 Perdix micro drones, too small and of battery-powered were launched from three separate Super Hornets at China Lake in California, by the Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office, or SCO, in ...

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Powerball Jackpot Worth $1.6 billion Goes to 3 Lucky Winners

With maximum amount on platter, the $1.6 billion U.S. Powerball jackpot has gone to three winning tickets after the draw was held on Wednesday with the odds at 1 in 292 million. The winning number tickets with – 08 27 34 04 19 and Powerball 10 – were sold in Tennessee, California and Florida. Each winner will get one-third of ...

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Modi’s US Visit: More Rhetoric, Little Resonance ?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States has become an annual pilgrimage to the United Nations’ Headquarters and meet other heads of state with the TV crew in toe to beam the visuals back home but from diplomacy point of view, little is expected from the visit to New York. The inevitable side visit to California to ...

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California Firm Recalls Cucumbers Amid Salmonella Scare

Fearing cucumbers imported from Mexico could the source of a salmonella outbreak that has killed one person and infected at least 285 people in 27 US states, a California company is recalling cucumbers on fast track. Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce, which has distributed cucumbers said it is recalling all of them sold under the Limited Edition brand label from ...

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Climate change could leave Pacific Northwest amphibians off guard: Study

IMAGE: TO DEVELOP THE MODEL, THE TEAM COLLECTED DATA FOR 121 WETLAND SITES IN OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK AND NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK. (CREDIT: MAUREEN RYAN/UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON) The wildfires raging in Washington’s forests resulting in dry Pacific Northwest lowlands may affect the region’s amphibians like frogs high and dry hopping elsewhere, said a new study. The study forecasts changes ...

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Anomaly in SMAP Antenna Erodes Texas Hope to Monitor Drought

The radar instrument on NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite observatory which has been touted as the ultimate panacea to deal with Texas and California’s impending drought in the coming years, has developed anomaly in its antenna and stopped all its transmission to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, which is monitoring it. The radar is one of two ...

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Oculus VR Founder Palmer Luckey in Legal Fix; Sued for Using Confidential Information

Oculus VR is making lot of headlines lately. Be it the exclusivity of the Rift’s first version to Windows-powered computers or the company’s stand on allowing adult entertainment on the much awaited virtual reality headset, the latest one grabs the cake. Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is facing a lawsuit for allegedly taking confidential information from a company he worked previously ...

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Oculus VR Will Not Stop Adult Entertainment on Rift

Founder of Oculus VR founder Paler Luckey said that he will not block virtual reality porn from the Oculus Rift headset. Speaking at the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference and Expo in California, Luckey said that the Rift was “an open platform.” “The rift is an open platform. We don’t control what software can run on it, and that’s a ...

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Scientists Find Breakthrough in Sepsis Diagnosis

US researchers from California’s Standford University have identified a set of 11 genes that could help faster diagnosis of patients with sepsis. Sepsis, a whole-body inflammation syndrome affects when the immune system over-reacts to the presence of infectious pathogens and it is a leading cause of hospital deaths in the US, accounting for 750,000 deaths in the US each year. ...

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California’s low-wage workers now earn less than in 1979: Study

In the last 35 years, California’s high-wage workers have seen steady pay rise but their counterparts receiving low wages, about 4.8 million or one-third of the state’s workforce, earned less in inflation-adjusted dollars in 2014 than they did in 1979, said a study by UC Berkeley. Between 1979 and 2013, the productivity of California workers increased by 89 percent, but ...

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Facebook moves into new office with garden-roof

The social networking site has moved some of them into a 430,000 sq ft sprawling complex with a nine-acre roof garden in California, the mere sight of which could leave anyone out of breath — literally. Designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, the new Facebook building, called MPK 20, houses sweeping murals and art installations. The works of about 15 ...

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California has only 1 year of water left: NASA Scientist

The state of California has only about one year’s worth of water left in storage and its groundwater is rapidly depleting, a NASA scientist has found, augmenting drought fears projected earlier by scoentists based on NASA data. According to Jay Familglietti, the state has been running out of water since the current years-long drought and storage levels have been falling ...

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Delhi Uber rape victim files lawsuit in US court

A Delhi woman allegedly raped by an Uber driver last December has filed a lawsuit in a US court accusing the web-based US taxi firm of focusing on profits over the safety of its passengers. In a 36-page complaint filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California Thursday, the woman seeks to “slam the brakes on ...

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Google to Pay $1 Billion as Rent for Calif. Moffett Airfield of NASA

Google Inc has set its eyes on airfield and its maintenance for the next 60 years taking over Moffett Federal Airfield (MFA) in California and restore its historic Hangar One, from US space agency NASA, which in turn wanted to reduce costs and shed surplus property. The agreement was signed with NASA by Planetary Ventures LLC – a shell organisation ...

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Rs. 500-crore new temple in US beckons rich Hindus

Reminiscent of ancient Hindu kings who diverted funds for temples to display their wealth, the rich Hindu community in the United States has unveiled a huge Hindu temple built with Rs.500 crore but to survive for at least 1,000 years. The Swaminarayan temple neighbouring the Hollywood city in Los Angeles was built with carved stones and marble fittings, to withstand ...

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