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BLS Regional Jobs Report

Year-over-year unemployment figures continued to trend in the right direction in June. No region’s unemployment rate was significantly different from the national average, but three regions did see an appreciable year-over-year unemployment rate decrease. Month-over-month unemployment rates were stable in forty-three states and the District of Columbia, lower in one state, and higher in six states.

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Drone with First Aid Kit New TechnologyNew technology is constantly evolving to facilitate a variety of different tasks and roles. Sure, the desire for modern convenience and fresh forms of electronic entertainment drives some of the biggest sectors of the tech world, but many innovators have higher aspirations, too. As much as we all love new games and gadgetry, advancements in the health and safety tech industry may have the biggest impact on our future. Each year ushers in surprising progress that is changing the world by leaps and bounds.

From saving lives and enhancing public safety to thwarting disasters and stopping criminals, here’s a look at five new technology advancements that can make a big difference in our future. [click to continue…]

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scifi tech of the futureIsn’t it a little uncanny how the wildest imaginations of today often become the unexpected technological realities of tomorrow? Our tech-savvy world is evolving fast — so fast, in fact, that the innovations that might seem outrageous at any given moment are often made possible not that far into the future. Long-time fans of SciFi classics will recall a plentiful parade of awesome advancements on the tech front that were once a matter of fiction. Here’s a look at some of the coolest ones that actually exist in some shape or form today.

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Illustration of an exoplanet beyond our solar systemWhat would it be like to live on a planet with three suns? You’d greet each day with an overwhelmingly beautiful triple sunrise and watch amazing triple sunsets. Well, that’s fun to imagine but it would not really be the case on HD 131399Ab, a newly-discovered exoplanet. A single orbit of HD 131399Ab takes 550 years. For 140 or so years of that orbital period, there would be almost constant daytime.

Exoplanets orbit stars outside our solar system. This latest discovery is part of an exciting new wave of planetary exploration that extends beyond our solar system and young scientists are helping to lead it.

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Jupiter with Moons explored by Juno space probeIt took five years and covered 1.8 billion miles. On July 4, 2016, the Juno space probe reached its destiny: Jupiter. Its mission is to measure the giant planet’s atmosphere and core in order to understand how the solar system was formed.

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Everything You Need to Know About Mars One

by Modis on July 11, 2016

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astronaut on mars one missionWe’re used to seeing private enterprise pushing past government-funded scientific research, but when Dutch energy entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp announced he would land colonists on Mars by 2023 with the Mars One mission, geeks of all ages were wowed.

Mars One, a Dutch not-for-profit, later pushed the date to land the first four-person team on Mars to 2027. Nine additional teams of four will take off for the red planet each year. This is a one-way mission; it would be too costly to land an empty spaceship to bring colonists back. Instead, each annual flight will bring supplies and equipment, as well as new colonists.

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