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Watch: Antares rocket launches in ISS resupply mission

Watch: Antares rocket launches in ISS resupply mission

Science
Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman launched its Antares rocket Saturday from Wallops Island, Va., carrying 8,000 pounds of supplies and research to the International Space Station. The rocket propelled the company's 12th Cygnus spacecraft resupply mission to the ISS. Liftoff happened at 9:59 a.m. at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility. The NG-12 is expected to rendezvous with the ISS on Monday. It was the heaviest payload yet for both Antares and Cygnus, at 8,200 pounds. The cargo includes supplies for more than 30 experiments -- live rats, a Zero-G oven to bake cookies, a protective vest for use during solar events, and a magnetic spectrometer to search for dark matter and anti-matter. Northrop Grumman said the NG-12 launch is the first time the company will have to Cygnus spacecraft orbiti...
Facebook launches news tab to support journalism

Facebook launches news tab to support journalism

Technology
Facebook has launched "Facebook News", the latest attempt by the social media giant to support journalism on its site.The section will appear alongside the familiar news feed in a special "news tab", dedicated solely to journalism. After being tested internally with Facebook staff, the tab will be rolled out today to "a subset of people in the US," before becoming more widely available over the next year.Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg first announced the plan in April, saying he wanted the tech giant to support struggling news outlets. Image: Mark Zuckerberg first announced plans for the news tab in April However, the project has already run into controversy, after Mr Zuckerberg confirmed that right-wing website Breitbart would be on...
BBC News launches ‘dark web’ Tor mirror

BBC News launches ‘dark web’ Tor mirror

Technology
The BBC has made its international news website available via the Tor network, in a bid to thwart censorship attempts.The Tor browser is privacy-focused software used to access the dark web.The browser can obscure who is using it and what data is being accessed, which can help people avoid government surveillance and censorship.Countries including China, Iran and Vietnam are among those who have tried to block access to the BBC News website or programmes. Media playback is unsupported on your device Instead of visiting bbc.co.uk/news or bbc.com/news, users of the Tor browser can visit the new bbcnewsv2vjtpsuy.onion web address. Clicking this web address will not work in a regular web browser.The dark web copy ...
HTC launches a cheaper version of its blockchain phone

HTC launches a cheaper version of its blockchain phone

Finance
HTC's Exodus 1s smartphone comes packed with cryptocurrency-related features.HTCHTC is bringing out a cheaper version of its blockchain-friendly smartphone in a bid to entice the people hesitant about buying cryptocurrencies and expensive flagships from the likes of Apple and Samsung.The Taiwanese smartphone maker on Saturday launched the Exodus 1s, a slightly smaller take on the Exodus 1, which it released last year. That phone initially cost 0.15 bitcoins — over $ 1,189 at current prices, similar to that of a high-end iPhone or Galaxy — although the company subsequently let people buy it in dollars for $ 699.This new device costs 219 euros ($ 244), or the equivalent in cryptocurrency. But the big difference with this handset, according to HTC's Phil Chen, is that it comes packed with cry