April 11, 2017

Month: April 2017

Astronomers discover new substellar companion using microlensing

  • by CindyLawson
  • 4 Months ago
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Using a gravitational microlensing technique, astronomers have detected a substellar companion of a host star in the system designated MOA-2012-BLG-006L. The new object is assumed to be a high-mass giant planet or a low-mass brown dwarf. The findings were presented in a paper published April 4 on the arXiv pre-print server. Based on the gravitational […]

Facebook launches digital assistant ‘M’ in US

  • by CindyLawson
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Facebook on Thursday launched its digital assistant named “M” for US users of its Messenger application, ramping up the social network’s efforts in artificial intelligence. For users of the messaging platform, M will pop up and suggest “helpful actions” in the chat window. The move is seen as the first step in a broader launch […]

Teens Are Instant Heroes For Saving a Boy Who Fell Off a Cliff

  • by CindyLawson
  • 4 Months ago
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Two teen boys are being hailed as heroes after they rescued a child who had tumbled over a cliff and into freezing waters last Wednesday. 14-year-old Riley John and 16-year-old Seth Gerrin were wandering through Cope Park in Juneau, Alaska when they saw a 5-year-old boy fall down a 15-foot slope and hit his head on a rock […]
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