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'Porn Emergency' :: YouTube Glitch Behind Training Video Goof

PERSONAL TECH | By John O'Connor | Oct 20
At the end of a brief online video promoting an Illinois agency's training summit, the picture faded to black and, several seconds later, a pornographic clip appeared.

CO2 to Fish Food, Other Ideas Advance in $20M XPRIZE Contest

SCIENCE | By Mead Gruver | Oct 19
With dreams of turning carbon dioxide into everything from concrete to fish food, teams from six countries have advanced beyond the first phase of a $20 million XPRIZE contest to find profitable uses for CO2 emitted by power plants.

China Launches Its Longest Crewed Space Mission Yet

SCIENCE | Oct 19
Two Chinese astronauts began the country's longest crewed space mission yet on Monday, blasting off on a spacecraft for a 30-day stay on an experimental space station as China steadfastly navigates its way to becoming a space superpower.

European Lander Released to Begin Final Descent to Mars

SCIENCE | By Geir Moulson | Oct 19
The European Space Agency dispatched an experimental probe Sunday on the final leg of its quest to land on Mars, part of a mission aimed at exploring the red planet's atmosphere and searching for signs of life.

Mobile Game Replaces Pokemon Creatures with Clinton, Trump

While some voters may wish the presidential candidates would just go away, Dartmouth College has created an app for those who want to find them around every corner.

Ang Lee Unveils His Hyper-Real 'Billy Lynn' to Mixed Reviews

PERSONAL TECH | By Jake Coyle | Oct 18
Mixed reviews greeted Ang Lee's long anticipated "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" at the New York Film Festival on Friday night, casting further doubts over the promise of Hollywood's latest technological savior: high-frame rate filming.

Galaxy Count May Now Top 2 Trillion Across Universe

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Oct 17
Thought the universe was crowded with 100 billion to 200 billion galaxies? Try 1 trillion or even 2 trillion galaxies and more.

Germany Investigates Couple Trying to Sell Baby Girl on eBay

Police in the western German city of Duisburg say they're investigating the parents of a 40-day-old girl on allegations they were trying to sell their infant daughter on eBay.

Samsung Note 7 Recall to Cost At Least $5.3 Billion

PERSONAL TECH | By Youkyung Lee | Oct 16
Samsung Electronics said Friday that the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7 would cost the company about $3 billion during the current and next quarters, bringing the total cost of the recall to at least $5.3 billion.

Silicon Valley Engineers Use Drones to Deliver Medical Help in Rwanda

Drones developed by Silicon Valley engineers are being used to drop urgent medical supplies to isolated areas, dramatically reducing the wait for patients in need.

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