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The legacy of doomed NASA spacecraft Cassini

The legacy of doomed NASA spacecraft Cassini

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Greg Heffer, News ReporterNearly two decades after blasting off into space, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is set to end its long journey in a fiery suicide plunge.At around 12.55pm UK time on Friday, communication with the £2.5bn project will end when the spacecraft deliberately drives itself into Saturn.After seven years spent travelling to the ringed planet, Cassini has been investigating Saturn and its moons since 2004.Video:ESA animation shows Saturn probe's demiseWhat did it do?Between its launch from Cape Canaveral on 15 October 1997 until the completion of its journey to Saturn, Cassini performed two fly-bys of Venus before returning for a fly-by of Earth to pick up speed.It then travelled through the asteroid belt before teaming up with fellow spacecraft Galileo as it inspected Jupiter
Google reveals users' most frequently searched 'how to' questions

Google reveals users' most frequently searched 'how to' questions

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Google has revealed its most popular "how to" searches over the past 13 years. The Google Trends team has developed a site that analyzes the most-asked questions on the search engine, and global searches that begin with "how to" are on the rise. Its data reveal that many people don't know how to make pancakes or boil an egg, according to Google Trends. "How to" searches are up more than 140 percent since 2004, Google's data editor Simon Rogers told U.K. Esquire. Here are Google's top "how to" searches from 2004 to 2017. 1. How to tie a tie 2. How to kiss 3. How to get pregnant 4. How to lose weight 5. How to draw 6. How to make money 7. How to make pancakes 8. How to write a cover letter 9. How to make French toast 10. How to lose belly fat 11. How to write a resume 12. How to boil e...
Apple removes home button on new £999 iPhone X

Apple removes home button on new £999 iPhone X

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Apple has unveiled a new edge-to-edge display iPhone which will go on sale as the most expensive handset the tech giant has ever made.The iPhone X, pronounced 10, features wireless charging, an infrared camera and improved battery life, and will cost £999 when it is made available on 3 November.Unlike previous models it has no physical home button, and will include facial recognition software which replaces the fingerprint sensor used to unlock the phone.The Face ID technology can also be used to create Animoji - animated emoji controlled by the user's face.Image:The model also features wireless charging, an infrared camera and improved battery lifeAnnouncing the iPhone X at the company's new Steve Jobs Theatre in California, Apple chief executive Tim Cook described the model as "the bigge
Apple unveils 3 iPhone versions, Series 3 watch

Apple unveils 3 iPhone versions, Series 3 watch

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2:50 p.m. The iPhone X is priced at $ 999. Preorders will begin on Oct. 27, and the phone will start shipping on Nov. 3. 2:44 p.m. The new Apple Watch, AirPods and iPhone X can be wirelessly charged with a new interface called AirPower, said Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing. It will be available next year. 2:41 p.m. The iPhone X's true depth camera will allow users to take selfies with portrait mode and comes with a portrait lighting feature as well. 2:40 p.m. The iPhone X will have the same camera updates as the iPhone 8 but will feature dual optical stabilization, Schiller said. 2:39 p.m. Apple worked with Snapchat to create face filters that closely track a user's face and expressions. 2:38 p.m. The iPhone X will have Animoji, animated emojis that mimi...