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Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

Technology
Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one. The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon will be ever so closer to Earth and appear slightly bigger and brighter than usual — a supermoon. "This one is particularly good," said Rice University astrophysicist Patrick Hartigan. "It not only is a supermoon and it's a total eclipse, but the total eclipse also lasts pretty long. It's about an hour." The whole eclipse starts Sunday night or early Monday, depending on location , and will take about three hours. It begins with the partial phase around 10:34 p.m. EST Sunday. That's when Earth's shadow will begin to nip at the moon. Totality — when Earth's shadow completely blank...
Fiat Chrysler board meets in light of CEO's surgery

Fiat Chrysler board meets in light of CEO's surgery

World
The boards of Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari and CNH Industrial were called to urgent meetings Saturday in Italy in light of executive Sergio Marchionne's recent surgery and prolonged convalescence. The La Stampa daily, the hometown newspaper of Fiat's headquarters city, Turin, where the boards were summoned to separate meetings, said the huddles were called to discuss who would succeed Marchionne. The 66-year-old Italian-Canadian holds multiple leadership roles in the companies, notably as CEO of FCA — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Statements from the boards were expected later Saturday. Marchionne had shoulder surgery three weeks ago in Switzerland, the Corriere della Sera newspaper reported. News reports have indicated his convalescence was taking longer than expected. The CEO of Fiat sinc...
Kardashian meets woman she helped free from prison

Kardashian meets woman she helped free from prison

Entertainment
Kim Kardashian West has met the woman she helped free from prison after 21 years. The reality TV star spoke of the moment she told great-grandmother Alice Marie Johnson she was being released.Kardashian West championed Ms Johnson's case, and even met with US President Donald Trump to discuss her release. Image: Ms Johnson spent 21 years in prison. Pic: Can-Do Clemency Ms Johnson, 63, was jailed for life without parole for non-violent drug offences in 1997.She was released earlier this month after Mr Trump commuted her sentence following Kardashian West's intervention. ...
Trump meets Singapore PM ahead of N Korea talks

Trump meets Singapore PM ahead of N Korea talks

World
Donald Trump is at Singapore's government house talking with the country's leader Lee Hsien Loong. The two leaders were scheduled to meet one-on-one before an expanded working lunch with aides.Earlier, North Korean state media confirmed that Kim Jong Un will discuss denuclearisation with Mr Trump at their Singapore summit. Image: The motorcade transporting Mr Trump heads to the Istana, the official residence of the Singaporean PM Image: People watch as Mr Trump's motorcade drives towards to the Istana KCNA said the pair would discuss a "permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism" on the Korean Peninsula and other issues of mutual concern.The report also said Mr Kim was accompanied by his ...
What happens when AI meets robotics?

What happens when AI meets robotics?

Science
Researchers in Texas are developing robots that have minds of their own. The scientists are creating systems that can learn for themselves and be able to operate in the home, the workplace and even on the sports field. The University of Texas, Austin team is incorporating artificial intelligence into its machines so that they can deal with real-world situations.Among the systems are automated assistants that will carry out simple tasks in a working officeScience fiction films predicted that in the future we would have intelligent robots.In the Day the Earth Stood Still, we had the sinister Gort; in Forbidden Planet there was Robby; and in the TV series Lost In Space it was Zachary Smith's nemesis, the Robot.It's been more than 50 years since those fictional representations - so where are t...