Science


NASA launches planet-finding satellite NASA launches planet-finding satellite
- April 19, 2018

NASA's latest astrophysics instrument will be carried aloft by a Falcon 9 rocket from the fleet of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private launch service, Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX. In addition, the company recently received authorization to construct its BFR (Big Falcon Rocket) launch vehicle in a facility on the coast of LA. This mission's navigation includes getting the satellite close to the Moon, so it can slingshot around and enter an elliptical orbit. (more...)
SpaceX launch of NASA's planet hunting satellite from Cape Canaveral delayed SpaceX launch of NASA's planet hunting satellite from Cape Canaveral delayed
- April 17, 2018

The spacecraft will monitor the brightness of over 200,000 stars in order to see if any get dimmer, which could indicate that they have orbiting planets, according to NASA . TESS data is available to the public here, so you can stay apprised of our search for Earth-like exoplanets. This allows for newly detected planets and their atmospheres to be characterized more easily. (more...)
Deutsche Bank Analysts Give Microsoft (MSFT) a $120.00 Price Target Deutsche Bank Analysts Give Microsoft (MSFT) a $120.00 Price Target
- April 07, 2018

Total volume is the number of shares or deals that point towards the overall activity of a security or market for a given period. Facebook , Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 8.48% since April 5, 2017 and is uptrending. The company was downgraded on Monday, April 4 by CLSA. Cowen & Co maintained it with "Hold" rating and $54.0 target in Tuesday, January 23 report. On Friday, October 27 the rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Sell". (more...)
Ghost Recon Wildlands Outlines Plans for Next Year's Season of Free Content Ghost Recon Wildlands Outlines Plans for Next Year's Season of Free Content
- April 05, 2018

Each of these updates will have a unique theme, and include new campaign and PvP Ghost War content as well as other tweaks and additions. These major updates will be known as "Special Operations", and Special Operations #1 drops on April 10. (more...)
Multi-angle replays of Falcon 9's liftoff from Cape Canaveral Multi-angle replays of Falcon 9's liftoff from Cape Canaveral
- April 04, 2018

Aside from the inherent benefits of gathering critical data ahead of the April 24 debut of Falcon 9 Block 5 , a rapid reuse version of the booster that SpaceX is not likely to be keen on expending, exploring the limits of Falcon 9's ability to reenter Earth's atmosphere could enable a greater proportion of missions to be recoverable in the future. (more...)
Apple Releases iOS 11.3 With Battery Health Feature, New Animoji and More Apple Releases iOS 11.3 With Battery Health Feature, New Animoji and More
- April 01, 2018

The iOS 11.3 is a major update with a long list of features which Apple has been promising for months. Before you install the iOS 11 .3 update, ensure to connect your compatible Apple device to Wi-Fi. Business Chat is integrated with Maps, Safari and Siri, so users will find an option to chat with businesses via Messages or make a payment through Apple Pay . (more...)
Africa is in the crash zone of falling Chinese space station
- March 28, 2018

He said scientists would wait until two hours before it starts to fall to identify the precise location . "There's still a fair amount of uncertainty". Even with a higher chance than other regions, the likelihood of a piece of debris hitting someone or something is very unlikely. "It's more likely than not that this thing will reenter over an unpopulated area and it may be that no on ever sees it", Abraham said. (more...)
Apple iPhone X's 2018 edition's pricing allegedly leaked Apple iPhone X's 2018 edition's pricing allegedly leaked
- March 24, 2018

The report also added that, due to a weak demand of the iPhone X, Apple took fewer OLED panels from Samsung Display , which resulted in "more bargaining chips" for the latter in negotiations for the manufacturing of 2018 iPhone . According to Lin, Apple has made a deal with Samsung Display that could prevent the cost increases, at least from the panel side. Phone manufacturers tweak screens to their specifications, and Apple has for years calibrated iPhone screens for color ... (more...)
'A Wrinkle in Time:' A weak adaptation of a classic novel 'A Wrinkle in Time:' A weak adaptation of a classic novel
- March 16, 2018

Meg, the young protagonist of A Wrinkle in Time , is preoccupied with her long locks, according to Madeleine L'Engle's 1962 book of the same name. Who ( Mindy Kaling ), Mrs. Whenever Pine was on-screen, he really brought everything into focus. And if not rules of a social and political nature, then YA films are most likely concerned with rules of magic and science fiction, complex spell casting and special powers bound, sometimes unfortunately so, by the source material's narrative needs and ... (more...)
Dolphins plan to release Suh Dolphins plan to release Suh
- March 13, 2018

The Dolphins have already agreed to trade receiver Jarvis Landry to the Browns and appear to be gutting the roster to improve team culture . Suh carried a salary-cap number of $26.1 million for the 2018 season, including a base salary of $16.985 million. (more...)
Super Smash Bros. Coming to Switch in 2018 Super Smash Bros. Coming to Switch in 2018
- March 11, 2018

In its teaser video, two characters from the game Splatoon are seen chasing and shooting each other before the background goes dark and a fiery Smash logo illuminates another pair of characters. Not every silhouette can be made out clearly, but many are fairly easy to identify. Could Nintendo do the same thing here? The game engine behind Undertale is adding support for Nintendo Switch later this summer. (more...)
Man accused of McDormand Oscar theft will be released Man accused of McDormand Oscar theft will be released
- March 09, 2018

Upon not recognising him as one of the winners, he started following the accused before confronting him. Brookman said Bryant , whose social media pages are full of pictures of him on the red carpets of awards shows and Hollywood premieres, goes to the events because he considers himself an amateur journalist and is seeking to be a professional one. (more...)
Italy votes in uncertain general election Italy votes in uncertain general election
- March 05, 2018

Five Star's leader Luigi Di Maio broke with tradition by announcing a full list of ministerial nominees ahead of the vote, including many academics with no political experience. Berlusconi, 81, can not run for office because of a tax fraud conviction, but he has tapped the European parliament president, Antonio Tajani , considered a pro-European moderate, as his pick if the centre-right is asked to form a government. (more...)
We Chat About Far Cry 5, And It's Got Us Confused We Chat About Far Cry 5, And It's Got Us Confused
- March 03, 2018

Asylum Entertainment is an award-winning documentary film and miniseries production company. As the vloggers follow the leads of missing locals and other unusual events, they come face-to-face with cult leader, Joseph Seed, and the rest of the fanatical doomsday cult. (more...)
Fantastic drone pics reveal MILLIONS of penguins in Antarctic 'mega-colonies' Fantastic drone pics reveal MILLIONS of penguins in Antarctic 'mega-colonies'
- March 03, 2018

The researchers, who detail the discovery in the journal Scientific Reports , said: "Our survey reveals that the Danger Islands host 751,527 pairs of Adélie penguins , more than the rest of Antarctic Peninsula region combined, and include the third and fourth largest Adélie penguin colonies in the world". (more...)
Samsung Max launches as a new tool for privacy protection, data savings Samsung Max launches as a new tool for privacy protection, data savings
- February 26, 2018

This includes a Data Saving Mode that compresses images, videos, music files, and webpages. Two of the main features that Samsung Max comes with are Data Saving Mode and Privacy Protection Mode . In the same vein, there is Samsung Max' data-savings cloud access to make data usage efficient and secure from third-party services. While the Samsung Max by default serves ads, you can choose whether to view ads inside the app or on the lock screen only while your device is plugged in ... (more...)
Fortnite update 3.0.0 adds extensive building improvements Fortnite update 3.0.0 adds extensive building improvements
- February 23, 2018

Players will be taken to the furthest regions of the galaxy this time with space-themed cosmetics. Focused on building improvements for the most part, loads of changes befall both Battle Royale and its Save the World counterpart. " Turbo Building " will technically let players paint structures with primary fire button held down. Another feature, called "Automobile Change Materials", provides the game permission to use another, more valuable construction resource automatically once you ... (more...)
Trump supporters, conservatives rage over Russian bot purge, #TwitterLockOut Trump supporters, conservatives rage over Russian bot purge, #TwitterLockOut
- February 22, 2018

The apparent cause was the latest culling by Twitter of accounts that in some way violated the company's terms of service, a Twitter spokesperson told Ars, including "behaviors that indicate automated activity or violations of our policies around having multiple accounts, or abuse". (more...)
Facebook's 'Free' VPN Is Basically Spyware Facebook's 'Free' VPN Is Basically Spyware
- February 16, 2018

Facebook already captures a massive amount of data about what we like, where we go, who we're with and how we feel. It's a VPN app that prevents other services from tracking user's private browsing and usage data. While the Australian metadata retention laws might be seen as a massive over-reach by government, I wonder how many people will just install this and provide a commercial company that has little interest in anything that isn't profitable with a far richer picture of what we do ... (more...)
Trump Administration Hoping to Privatize International Space Station, Report Claims Trump Administration Hoping to Privatize International Space Station, Report Claims
- February 15, 2018

The budget would set aside only $150 million to encourage private development of the station, and devote the savings to Trump's goal of sending astronauts once again to the moon. Next up for the Russians is the return of three station crew members aboard the Soyuz MS-06/52S spacecraft February 27, bringing outgoing station commander Alexander Misurkin and two NASA astronauts, Mark Vande Hei and Joseph Acaba, back to a landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan to close out a 166-day stay in space. (more...)
Olympics: Ski star Vonn vows to win for late grandfather Olympics: Ski star Vonn vows to win for late grandfather
- February 11, 2018

Pyeongchang's relatively benign downhill and super-G courses will favour skiers with natural ability and punish those trying to make up time with risky maneuvers, former Olympic champion Bode Miller told Reuters this week. "Sometimes I think maybe I can't keep up with the best guys like I was years before, but I still try to believe and to give my best". Being in a hotel room is often times is just extremely hard. (more...)
Microsoft is testing authenticator logins for Windows 10 S users Microsoft is testing authenticator logins for Windows 10 S users
- February 09, 2018

This means you can get notifications or interact with various Web-powered features, without installing any app package on your system. Further, it already reviewed almost 1.5 million candidates through which a "small initial set" of PWAs have been identified that will be indexed for Windows 10 users to test the experience over the coming weeks. (more...)
Four Indian Soldiers Killed in India-controlled Kashmir Four Indian Soldiers Killed in India-controlled Kashmir
- February 07, 2018

Pakistan said it retaliated after Indian forces killed two civilians and wounded several others. More than 14 people have been killed in Pakistani shelling on the LoC and the global border since January 17. Despite a 2003 ceasefire, India and Pakistan regularly trade fire across the so-called Line of Control (LoC), the military demarcation between the Indian and Pakistani controlled parts of Kashmir. (more...)
Amazon Making a Big Change to Please Cheap Phone Buyers Amazon Making a Big Change to Please Cheap Phone Buyers
- February 07, 2018

However, because Amazon doesn't plan to serve up ads any longer, Phonescooper has claimed Amazon will raise the cost of all Prime Exclusive phones by $20 starting 7 February. That was announced in December and since the preloaded apps on Prime Exclusive devices are distributed through Google Play, Amazon has no choice but to abide by the new rules. (more...)
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Coming in 2018, According to Reports Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Coming in 2018, According to Reports
- February 07, 2018

For most of the series' life, each new installment has been the best-selling game the year it came out. KitGuru Says: Given that Treyarch is at the helm this year, I wouldn't be surprised to see Black Ops 4 . No exact details were given on the new Black Ops game, but it's worth mentioning that Eurogamer has been spot-on with source reports such as these, whether with last year's Call of Duty WWII or the Nintendo Switch's specs and feature set. (more...)
Google removed 700000 bad apps from the Play Store a year ago Google removed 700000 bad apps from the Play Store a year ago
- January 31, 2018

Google Play is far from ideal, but it is now one of the best and safest places to find apps and games with Google having a vested interest in constant vigilance when it comes to distributing apps. Andrew Ahn , the product manager for Google Play, said in a statement that over 99 percent of the malicious apps were rejected before they could be downloaded or installed by users. (more...)
Microsoft Steps In to Correct Errant Intel Patch on Windows Microsoft Steps In to Correct Errant Intel Patch on Windows
- January 30, 2018

Microsoft told ZDNet it's now waiting for Intel to release the fixed firmware version after determining "system stability can in some circumstances cause data loss or corruption ". Microsoft released an update over the weekend that disables a patch to Intel central processing units after reports that the patch caused unexpected reboots and other other problems. (more...)
Padmaavat Protests: Mob Torches Bus In Gurugram, Damages Schoolbus Padmaavat Protests: Mob Torches Bus In Gurugram, Damages Schoolbus
- January 28, 2018

Those inside the school bus at the time of the incident said the protesters were initially dispersed by police but they appeared to regroup and return with stones and bricks, which they used to attack police personnel, a PCR van and the bus. (more...)
Blood moon 2018: Everything you need to know to see it Blood moon 2018: Everything you need to know to see it
- January 25, 2018

From 11:00 a.m. ET, the website will also host a live stream of the non-eclipsed super blue moon rising over the skyline of Rome. (MENAFN - The Conversation), there will be a full moon, a total lunar eclipse, a blue moon and a supermoon - all at the same time. (more...)
Apple Releases Security Update For macOS Sierra And El Capitan Addressing Meltdown Apple Releases Security Update For macOS Sierra And El Capitan Addressing Meltdown
- January 24, 2018

Apple says their new HomePod smart speaker will be available on 9 February 2018 with pre-orders opening this Saturday. Microsoft has consigned numerous Windows versions to the bone orchard given that updates to older devices can bork legacy software. (more...)
Two-door Range Rover SV Coupe confirmed for Geneva reveal Two-door Range Rover SV Coupe confirmed for Geneva reveal
- January 24, 2018

Interestingly, this would be the first production of two-door Range Rover in over a decade's now. "This is a vehicle that will resonate on an emotional level", he promised. John Edwards, Managing Director for Special Vehicle Operations added, " Land Rover created the luxury SUV sector with Range Rover nearly 50 years ago". (more...)
Instagram Stories embrace the GIF Instagram Stories embrace the GIF
- January 24, 2018

When selecting a photo or video to add to a Story, you'll see many GIF stickers to choose from, like amusing faces, a dog with sunglasses, a floating cheeseburger, plus plenty more. You'll now be able to overlay your photos and videos with animated stamps like accessories, sparkles, or word art . I had to un-install and re-install the app to force the new feature to appear. (more...)
Drone rescues teenagers from drowning in 'world first' Drone rescues teenagers from drowning in 'world first'
- January 20, 2018

Lifesavers then sent the drone to drop an inflatable rescue pod, enabling the swimmers to escape the danger and make it safely to shore. Ben Franklin, parliamentary secretary for Northern New South Wales, while also reacting to the incident, said it took the drone 70 seconds to respond, compared to the six minutes it usually takes a lifeguard to rescue swimmers. (more...)
Fox shelved story about Trump and porn star Stormy Daniels Fox shelved story about Trump and porn star Stormy Daniels
- January 20, 2018

Sex with Donald Trump might have been " textbook generic ", but the foreplay was a bit more extravagant, according to a 2009 email exchange between political consultants. Asked whether she had a message for Trump or his wife at the time, Daniels said, "I don't know". The subject of Trump came up when Stormy showed one of the political advisers a list of potential campaign donors whose phone numbers she happened to have - a list which also included Larry Flynt's daughter and ... (more...)
NASA Declares 2017 The Second-Hottest Year On Record NASA Declares 2017 The Second-Hottest Year On Record
- January 19, 2018

The planet went through one of its warmest years on record in 2017, according to analyses from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Thursday. "The record temperature should focus the minds of world leaders, including President Trump, on the scale and urgency of the risks that people, rich and poor, face around the world from climate change", said Bob Ward, policy director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the ... (more...)

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