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Mars Opportunity: Rover 'should ride out storm'

Mars Opportunity: Rover 'should ride out storm'

Science
The American space agency says it is concerned but hopeful that its veteran robot rover on Mars can survive a big dust storm on the planet. The 15-year-old vehicle, known as Opportunity, has gone into an emergency mode because there is not enough sunlight reaching its solar panels to power onboard systems. All contact was lost at the weekend.The only function likely running off the batteries currently is a clock.The expectation is that the robot is using this timepiece to wake itself periodically to check whether skies have cleared."It is concerning; this team has a very strong bond with the rover," said John Callas, the Opportunity project manager at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory."We anthropomorphise this rover; we have a tig...
An $11 million opportunity: It’s time to think about your estate plan

An $11 million opportunity: It’s time to think about your estate plan

Finance
Here's a way for financial advisors to strengthen their client relationships: Start a chat about the legacy your client would like to leave for heirs.Such was the focal point of a panel Wednesday at the TD Ameritrade National LINC conference in Orlando."There is an opportunity for you to get into that conversation," said Michael Cyrs, a panelist and director of wealth advisory at Savant Capital. "It's a people conversation: You don't have to follow the estate-tax nuances we were dealing with in the past."The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has opened the door for financial advisors to have more meaningful conversations with their clients about their legacies – and to team up with estate-planning attorneys to update plans.The estate-tax exemption is now about $ 11 million for singles ($ 22 million fo
Dallas Cowboys' Butler says he would've produced more than Dez if he had opportunity

Dallas Cowboys' Butler says he would've produced more than Dez if he had opportunity

Sports
Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Wide receiver Brice Butler says he would have produced more than Dez Bryant if the Dallas Cowboys gave him the opportunity last season.Butler spoke on FS1 Thursday, answering questions about Bryant and his future with the Cowboys."100 percent," Butler answered, when asked if he would have been more productive than Bryant if he had the opportunities.The San Diego State product was a seventh round pick by the Oakland Raiders in the 2013 NFL Draft. He piled up 383 yards and two scores on 30 catches in two seasons with the Raiders, before joining the Cowboys in 2015. Butler had 12 catches for 258 yards in seven games during his first season in Dallas.He had 16 grabs for 219 yards and three scores in 16 games in 2016. This season, Butler had 15 catches for a career-best 317 yar...