Technology 

Dacor Four-Door FreshZone Plus French Door Refrigerator Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

Dacor Meet Dacor’s newest mega-fridge, the DRF427500AP. It’s a luxurious-looking four-door French door model with built-in cameras, a companion app and a special compartment that swaps between freezer and fridge settings on request. If that pitch sounds familiar, it’s because those are some of the exact same selling points you’ll find with Samsung’s high-end four-door fridges. Dacor’s newest fridge offers the same four-door design as many of Samsung’s high-end fridges — and the features line up, too. Dacor That shouldn’t come as a surprise, given that Samsung acquired Dacor, an…

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Space 

ESA tasks Airbus with streamlining  Copernicus data access

LONDON — Airbus has signed a contract with the European Space Agency to develop a Copernicus Data and Information Access Services, or DIAS, platform that will make data from the Earth-monitoring constellation more accessible to users from about mid-2018. According to Airbus spokesman Jeremy Close, the contract is worth more the 10 million euros. Airbus will be one of four DIAS providers, with each provider developing a separate platform using different software but the same data, according to Close. Airbus cooperates on the development with its subcontractors including network operator…

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Science 

Computational strategies overcome obstacles in peptide therapeutics development

Recently developed computational strategies could help realize the promise of peptide-based drugs. Researchers were able to sample the diverse landscape of shapes that peptides can form as a guide for designing the next generation of stable, potent, selective drugs. They compiled a library of peptide scaffolds upon which drug candidates might be designed. Their methods also can be used to design additional custom peptides with arbitrary shapes on demand.

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Top Stories World 

Omarosa’s exit raises questions about White House diversity

WASHINGTON — Omarosa Manigault Newman knew she stood out in this White House. “I’m the only African-American woman who sits at the table,” the former “Apprentice” contestant and departing White House senior staffer said in an interview Thursday morning. Wednesday’s announcement that the controversial aide was leaving her White House post has brought with it new questions about diversity — or lack of it — in the Trump White House. In the ABC interview, Newman referred to herself as “the only African-American woman in this White House,” adding that she…

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Jerusalem, etc.: How US global leadership has changed under Trump

The scene at the United Nations Security Council last week was reminiscent of the run-up to the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, when the international community balked at President George W. Bush’s “with us or against us” message to the world body concerning the coming war. This time the impetus for the emergency Security Council meeting was President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel – a move in opposition to decades of US-backed council resolutions on the holy city’s status – and neither friend nor foe…

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Top Stories World 

Prosecutor: No enough evidence yet to charge officer who shot bride

County attorneys do not yet have enough evidence to file charges against a Minneapolis police officer who mistakenly shot and killed an Australian bride-to-be in July, according to the prosecutor handling the case. Officer Mohamed Noor fatally shot Justine Damond, 40, on July 15 after she called police to report a possible sexual assault near her house. A memorial service for Justine Damond on August 11, 2017 at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. Aaron Lavinsky / Star Tribune via AP Noor’s partner, Officer Matthew Harrity, told investigators he was “startled by…

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Entertainment 

Star Wars 8: ‘Cranky’ George Lucas was NOT IMPRESSED with THIS

Star Wars Episode 8 has finally made it on to the big screen. While most fans are still waiting desperately to see it, some of the Star Wars legends have given their opinions on The Last Jedi. Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s production designer Rick Heinrichs, has revealed what “cranky” Lucas thought when he toured the production at London’s Pinewood Studios. Heinrichs admitted they had been trying to honour the Star Wars creator with their work but he was not impressed. Heinrich told The Hollywood Reporter that Rian Johnson’s original…

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