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New breed of collaborative robots "work hand in hand" with humans

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Moon dust-stained bag expected to fetch millions at auction

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Watch: NASA videos take you on a personal tour of Pluto

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Space artifacts up for grabs at Sotheby's first space-exploration themed auction

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Facebook scams: When your 'friends' are actually hackers

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    New breed of collaborative robots “work hand in hand” with humans

    by CBS News on Jul 18, 17:31

    On Tuesday’s episode of “Robotics Revolution,” CBS News explores how robots can transform the way we live and work. An estimated 38 percent of American jobs are at “high risk” of automation by the early 2030s. Some cities, like Las Vegas, will be hit hard. Research shows that nearly two-thirds of all Las Vegas jobs […]

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    Moon dust-stained bag expected to fetch millions at auction

    by CBS News on Jul 18, 17:24

    Neil Armstrong‘s giant leap for mankind onto the moon allowed him to make several small scoops there as well. Collecting lunar dust and rocks in a specially designed decontamination bag to bring home, the rocks became national treasures. The bag — not so much. It was forgotten about until resurfacing three years ago on a […]

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    Watch: NASA videos take you on a personal tour of Pluto

    by CBS News on Jul 17, 22:19

    New video from NASA provides an up close and personal tour of Pluto’s majestic mountains, icy plains, and more. The video comes thanks to NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which made a historic flyby of Pluto back on July 14, 2015, providing scientists with a wealth of data they are still steadily evaluating and learning from. The […]

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    Space artifacts up for grabs at Sotheby’s first space-exploration themed auction

    by CBS News on Jul 16, 16:26

    Sotheby’s is holding their first space-exploration themed auction on the 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing on June 20. On June 13, Sotheby’s previewed the items up for auction, which includes a bag used to collect the first lunar samples, space photography, equipment used on Apollo missions and memorabilia. The items are from […]

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    Facebook scams: When your ‘friends’ are actually hackers

    by CBS News on Jul 14, 16:43

    Scams cost Americans roughly $50 billion each year, and according to the Better Business Bureau, they affect one in four homes. The most frequently reported scams are delivered by phone. But more than half of victims say they were contacted online through websites, e-mail, social media and more. Experts say more and more people, including […]

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    Who is Jayden K. Smith? Stop sharing this viral Facebook message

    by CBS News on Jul 12, 16:21

    Who is Jayden K. Smith, anyway? That’s a question a lot of Facebook users have been asking after receiving paragraph-long warnings from friends over the weekend about an alleged hacker. Some users have reported receiving dozens, even hundreds, of messages in the span of a few days. And each one read the same: Please tell […]

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    SpaceX launch scrubbed at T-minus 10 seconds

    by CBS News on Jul 02, 18:48

    The launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a powerful communications satellite was called off just 10 seconds before blastoff Sunday because of an apparent glitch in the rocket’s guidance and navigation system. SpaceX planned to make a second attempt Monday, assuming the problem can be fixed in time. The California rocket builder was […]

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    Scientists alarmed by “mortality disaster” among whales

    by CBS News on Jul 02, 11:24

    PORTLAND, Maine — Marine scientists are alarmed by the deaths of six endangered North Atlantic right whales in Canadian waters during the past three weeks and say humans must help protect them. North Atlantic right whales are among the most endangered large mammals on Earth, with only about 500 still alive. Mark Baumgartner, an associate scientist […]

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    The race to revive woolly mammoths using ancient DNA

    by CBS News on Jul 01, 15:38

    Like “Jurassic Park,” what if you could use the science of DNA to resurrect long-extinct creatures that once roamed the earth? Efforts to do that are actually underway. Led by Dr. George Church – “the Einstein of our times,” according to author Ben Mezrich – a lab at Harvard Medical School is working on bringing […]

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    New cyberattack spreads fast across the globe

    by CBS News on Jun 27, 14:46

    PARIS — A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard. Company and government officials reported serious intrusions at the Ukrainian power grid, banks and government offices, where one senior official posted a photo of a darkened computer screen and the words, […]

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    3 common iPhone battery problems and how to fix them

    by CBS News on Jun 23, 15:40

    Is your iPhone slowing down with age? Or, in the case of its battery life, speeding up? One of the first signs of age on an iPhone is the battery not holding a charge as long as it once did. Of course, you might also experience odd battery behavior on a relatively new iPhone, where […]

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    Nearly 200M Americans hit by massive voter data leak

    by CBS News on Jun 20, 11:00

    Personal information for more than 198 million American voters was left exposed this month after a data analytics firm hired by the Republican National Committee stored the files on an unsecured Amazon server. Deep Root Analytics, the conservative analytics firm, confirmed in a statement Monday the files had been accessed without their knowledge. “The data […]

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    Why we’re closer to understanding earthquakes in Alaska

    by Emily Carlson on Jun 15, 19:48

    There’s a big science experiment going on in Alaska. In fact, it’s one of the most important on earth according to Popular Science Magazine, and it’s revolutionizing the way scientists can read earthquakes. Right now, there is a whole team of them in Alaska installing tiny devices every 50 square miles, across the state. “This […]

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    Researchers find oldest Homo sapien remains yet

    by CBS News on Jun 11, 16:27

    A stunning discovery in North Africa is rewriting the story of mankind. The oldest known fossils of our species have been unearthed in Morocco, scientists reported on Wednesday. At about 300,000 years old, they are 100,000 years older than other Homo sapiens remains. It’s northwestern African location is thousands of miles from eastern Africa, the […]

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    Alaska teens solve crimes at CSI camp

    by Shannon Ballard on Jun 05, 21:08

    It’s a summer camp unlike any other. All week, a group of Alaska teens are finding out what it takes to investigate a crime scene at CSI Forensic Science Camp. Beyond collecting finger prints, campers will see how law enforcement officers handle real would situations, practice firearm safety and learn about courtroom procedures. CSI Camp […]

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    NASA’s new Mars rover concept vehicle, inspired by science — and Hollywood

    by CBS News on Jun 03, 19:16

    It’s been more than 40 years since the Viking One landed on Mars and sent back the first images from the red planet. Since then, NASA has successfully operated six other unmanned landing craft and vehicles on the Martian surface. This week, the space agency debuted its next generation mars rover, set to be launched […]

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    This social media site ranked worst for mental health

    by CBS News on May 23, 12:25

    Instagram is the most detrimental social media platform to young people’s mental health, according to new research out of the U.K. Researchers from the Royal Society for Public Health in conjunction with the Young Health Movement published the report entitled #StatusOfMind, which looks at the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health […]

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    HAARP enjoys new era of transparency and scientific research under UAF management

    by Eric Ruble on May 12, 20:27

    The High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), a longtime favorite facility for conspiracy theorists, is enjoying a new era of transparency under the management of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. While the Air Force still owns the land on which the equipment sits, the military transferred responsibility for the facilities and equipment to UAF in […]

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    Seeking scientists: HAARP works toward ensuring long-term success

    by Eric Ruble on May 11, 20:46

    One of the most advanced research facilities in the country is back open for business and wants to attract more scientists to the site. The High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) has been managed by the University of Alaska Fairbanks since August 2015. After staff got the facility out of its “mothball” state, researchers conducted […]

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    Local search and rescue group spreading the word about program to keep vulnerable adults, children safe

    by Daniella Rivera on May 10, 16:33

    Local search and rescue volunteer coordinator Howdi Rambur says there’s a tracking system meant to find people with conditions like dementia and autism when they wander off, and he wants more people to know it’s available. “They don’t know what they’re doing and they need people to help,” he said on Sunday. The program is […]