10 Earth-Like Planets Found

10 Earth-Like Planets Found

by Fox News ‘We are probably not alone’: 10 more planets that could support life found by NASA NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has identified 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and in the habitable zone of their star. (Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech) Ten new planets outside our solar system that are likely the right size and temperature to potentially support life on them have been found by NASA’s planet-hunting telescope. The 10 planets are among 219 new planets announced by NASA. The latest research is based on observations made by Kepler during the first four years of its primary mission. NASA announced Monday its new findings —  and it only looked in a tiny part of the galaxy. There are now 4,034 planet candidates identified by Kepler, according to NASA, of which 2,335 have been verified as exoplanets. Of roughly 50 near-Earth size habitable zone candidates detected by Kepler, more than 30 have been verified. Related: waiting-on-the-world-to-change Mario Perez, Kepler program scientist in the Astrophysics Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, said the new discovery means that “we are probably not alone” because four years of data show how common Earth-like planets can be. Related: to-the-worlds-greatest-dad ALIEN LIFE LOOMS? NEWLY DISCOVERED EXOPLANET MAY BE BEST CANDIDATE, SAY EXPERTS “The Kepler data set is unique, as it is the only one containing a population of these near Earth-analogs —  planets with roughly the same size and orbit as Earth,” Perez said. “Understanding their frequency in the galaxy will help inform the design of future NASA missions to directly image another Earth.” Scientists agreed that this is a boost...
KEYSTONE STATE ‘BOOM’ First coal mine under Trump praised as lifeline

KEYSTONE STATE ‘BOOM’ First coal mine under Trump praised as lifeline

by Fox News Around 200 miners, business leaders and local politicians stood around tables covered in mining headgear and tablecloths labeled “Make Coal Great Again” as they overlooked a freshly dug coal pit located around 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The group was assembled for the opening of Corsa Coal Corp’s Acosta mine – the country’s newest mining operation – which will dig up metallurgical coal for use in a booming steel industry and is expected to generate up to 100 full-time jobs. Hundreds of job applications already have poured in. Although many analysts have predicted a decline in coal extraction, the mine has been praised locally as an economic lifeline for a region hard hit by the decline in coal-fired power plants and – despite Corsa starting work on the mine last August – it’s been hailed by President Trump as proof that environmental deregulation will bring jobs to the struggling industry. “When I campaigned for president I said that we would end the war on coal and put our incredible miners-that’s what you are you are incredible – back to work,” Trump said in a video played for the crowd gathered in Somerset County. More on this… Coal miner Cloud Peak urges Trump to stay in Paris climate deal Trump promised to bring back coal. Now some worry he will take away miners’ black lung benefits Trump’s newest adviser wants to mine the moon Trump has made reversing the decades-long decline in coal mining the central tenet of his environmental policy – blaming federal regulations aimed at curbing planet-warming carbon emissions for job losses in the industry. The...
Pokemon Go celebrates its anniversary with a new event and a huge update

Pokemon Go celebrates its anniversary with a new event and a huge update

By Jacob Siegal BGR Niantic on Thursday confirmed the rumors of a Solstice Event to begin on Tuesday, June 13th. As expected, Fire-type and Ice-type Pokemon will spawn more often during the event, while trainers will be able to XP bonuses for in-game actions and Lucky Eggs will be discounted in the shop. But that’s not all that Niantic has planned for its one-year anniversary. Not even close. Shortly after the Solstice Event begins, Niantic plans to release “a new update focused on collaborative group gameplay features that will get you playing Pokmon GO in fun new ways.” In order to prepare for the update, the developer will disable Gyms in-game for a short period of time. Niantic didn’t share any more details about the update, but this certainly sounds like the long-awaited Gym overhaul that has been rumored for the past several months. In interviews, Niantic executives have repeatedly discussed three major updates coming to Pokemon Go this summer: cooperative gameplay experiences, Legendary Pokemon and something relating to the teams. While we’re anxiously awaiting more news about the update, Niantic is hosting its first real-world Pokemon Go event in Chicago on July 22nd. Pokemon GO Fest will take place at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois, where trainers will be able to meet up and participate in a variety of activities. Tickets will be available from PokemonGoLive.com/Fest starting on July 19th at 10:00AM PT. Niantic also plans to hold more events in Europe from June through September, making Pokemon Go Fest international....
Scientists BUILD Black Hole

Scientists BUILD Black Hole

by Fox News Scientists create ‘molecular black hole’ in laboratory using world’s most powerful x-ray beam The collision of two black holes – a tremendously powerful event detected for the first time ever by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO – is seen in this still image from a computer simulation released in Washington February 11, 2016. Scientists have for the first time detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesized by Albert Einstein a century ago, in a landmark discovery announced on Thursday that opens a new window for studying the cosmos. REUTERS/The SXS (Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes)/Handout via Reuters FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RTX26JHT Related: huge-deep-hole-found-on-mars   Related: dreams-and-brain-disease-rem-sleep-cells-linked-to-disorders- The world’s most powerful X-ray laser beam has been used to create a tiny microscopic “black hole.” The machine uses extremely bright, fast flashes of light to take atomic-level snapshots of some of nature’s fastest processes. A single pulse stripped all but a few electrons out of one atom from the inside out. This left a void that started pulling in electrons from the rest of the molecule – like a black hole gobbling a spiralling disk of matter. It’s hoped the breakthrough will lead to advanced ultra-high-res images of viruses and bacteria – and the development of better drugs. Staff scientist Sebastien Boutet, of Stanford University’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, said the X-ray pulses are about a hundred times more...
World’s 1st Robocop to begin duty in Dubai

World’s 1st Robocop to begin duty in Dubai

by Fox Tech Fox NewsThe “world’s first operational Robocop” started its tour of duty Sunday in Dubai – the first in the emirate’s planned robot police force, according to  the Daily Mirror. The Robocop, five feet five inches tall and weighing 220 pounds, speaks six languages and reads facial expressions. “He can chat and interact, respond to public queries, shake hands and offer a military salute,” Brigadier-General Khalid Nasser Al Razzouqi, Director-General of Smart Services with the Dubai Police told the Mirror. Residents can use the Robocop to pay fines or report crimes, and it also can transmit and receive messages from police headquarters. The launch “is a significant milestone for the Emirate and a step towards realizing Dubai’s vision to be a global leader in smart cities technology adoption,” Al Razzouqi said. “With an aim to assist and help people in the malls or on the streets, the Robocop is the latest smart addition to the force and has been designed to help us fight crime, keep the city safe and improve happiness levels,” he added. Related:...
Cyber attack spreads across 74 countries; some UK hospitals crippled

Cyber attack spreads across 74 countries; some UK hospitals crippled

Published May 12, 2017 Fox News Cyber attacks that hit 74 countries across Europe and Asia Friday, impacting the public health system in Britain, apparently involved a leaked hacking tool from the National Security Agency. The attack used ransomware, which is malware that encrypts data and locks a user from their data until they pay a ransom. The tool, which was leaked by a group known as Shadow Brokers, had been stolen from the N.S.A. as part of a wide swath of tools illegally released in 2016. TRUMP CAN WIN THE CYBER WAR (BY FOLLOWING CHURCHILL’S APPROACH) Microsoft said that they had rolled out a patch to fix the issue, but certain targets, including the hospitals in Britain, had not yet updated their systems. The malware was sent via email with a file attached to it. From there, it subsequently spread. Tom Donnelly, a spokesman for N.H.S. Digital, said the attack was still “ongoing” and that that the organization was “made aware of it this afternoon,” according to an interview in The New York Times. The impact of the attacks caused phone lines to go down, appointments to be canceled and patients to be turned away, but there has been no reported evidence of patient data being breached. “It’s one of the widest spread attacks we’ve ever seen,” said Michael Balboni, President of Redland Strategies, a consulting firm that specializes in cyber security. Balboni, who is also a former homeland security advisor for the state of New York, said that the possibility of another attack this size is possible. “We’re entering an age known as cyber-insecurity,” Balboni added. “There’s going to...