Ninis Samuel

Science is ready for liftoff. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) rocket launching this Saturday, July 21--or Friday night for those on the US East Coast— will be carrying some extra special cargo: two experiments dreamed up by the winners of the YouTube Space Lab competition. These science experiments are out of this world, designed by aspiring young scientists to be conducted in space to answer some intriguing scientific quandaries. The winning experiments? U.S. residents Dorothy Chen, 16, and Sarah Ma, 16: “Could alien superbugs cure disease on Earth?”  Egypt-native Amr Mohamed, 18: “Can you teach an old spider new tricks?” The HTV3 space rocket lifting off from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan is headed to the International Space Station (ISS). The rocket launch will be broadcast worldwide on the JAXA YouTube Channel. NASA astronaut Sunita Williams and JAXA astronaut Ahikio Hoshide will carry out the experiments aboard the ISS. The world will be excitedly awaiting the results of the experiments this fall, with the exact date still TBD, and be live-streamed from space...

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Ninis Samuel is the global director of mobile product marketing for Lenovo, and is responsible for helping bring Lenovo’s new Android tablets to the market. His love for movies makes him particularly proud of the IdeaPad K1 Tablet – here’s why. My day job is leading the product marketing of our Android tablets around the world, so you could say it’s part of my job to talk up our new family of tablets, including the IdeaPad K1 Tablet and our ThinkPad Tablet, both running Android Honeycomb 3.1. Honestly though, the movie buff inside me is even more excited and proud that Lenovo’s tablets are the first Android tablets certified for Netflix! The IdeaPad K1 is the first in our tablet family out of the gate. It is available now in the U.S and will be more widely sold in various retailers and online starting in August. Netflix comes with the first system update. When you turn on the K1 tablet, shortly after connecting it to WiFi, you should receive notifications to download a system update and install Netflix either immediately or within a day. Even better, you can go into your settings and proactively download and install the system update right away. It’s something I highly recommend everyone do when they first buy a unit because in addition to...

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