Science


Senate to vote on Trump's pick for Air Force secretary Senate to vote on Trump's pick for Air Force secretary
- May 10, 2017

She served in the House from 1998 to 2009 and was a member of the Armed Services Committee. Senate Republicans including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY), Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (AZ) and Orrin Hatch (UT) praised Wilson in the hours leading up to the vote. (more...)
Heroes of the Storm Video Highlights Overwatch Hero D.Va Heroes of the Storm Video Highlights Overwatch Hero D.Va
- May 10, 2017

Although, she'll have to remain stationery to attack once her mech is destroyed. Mech Mode allows her to fight inside her mech until it is destroyed, at which point she is ejected and continues the fight in pilot mode . The same goes for her skins, one of which is a nifty Evangelion reference . Channel a defensive field in the target direction for 3 seconds, reducing damage dealt by enemy Heroes inside it by 75%. (more...)
Here's Our First Look at Darksiders 3 Here's Our First Look at Darksiders 3
- May 04, 2017

In a press release, THQ Nordic confirmed that it is working with Gunfire Games (a team mostly made up of former Darksiders series devs) on Darksiders 3 . Lars Wingefors, Co-Founder and Group CEO of THQ Nordic AB also added that the company has taken its time to ensure that " Darksiders 3 " will be everything that action-adventure gamers could dream of and more. (more...)
OnePlus 5 confirmed following official teaser from CEO
- May 04, 2017

Having a dual rear camera will help the OnePlus 4 / 5 to really compete with the very best flagships that 2017 has offered us so far. The report states the OnePlus 5 will sport the trailblazing Snapdragon 835 which concurs to previous rumors. (more...)
Ballistic missile test-fired from California coastal base
- May 03, 2017

Air Force. The 341st Missile Wing is one of three missile bases overseeing the country's intercontinental ballistic missile forces. The Air Force has made several upgrades to the Minuteman III, including modern targeting systems, since the missile's initial production run. (more...)
Google Making Changes to Core Businesses
- May 02, 2017

Shares were up 4 percent in after-hours trading; shares are up more than 20 percent in the past year. What is interesting is that much of this success remains within Google's online advertising revenues, from both search ads and YouTube. (more...)
Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) Jumps 4.68% in Pre-market Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) Jumps 4.68% in Pre-market
- April 30, 2017

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Wynn Resorts, Limited from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, April 20th. Vetr raised Wynn Resorts, Limited from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $123.36 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, April 5th. (more...)
China's Didi to raise $5 bln for overseas expansion China's Didi to raise $5 bln for overseas expansion
- April 30, 2017

Didi Chuxing is said to have received between $5 and $6 billion of fresh funds in the last round. The round is believed to value Didi at about United States dollars 50 billion, ahead of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi that is valued at USD 46 billion. (more...)
Smartphone Market: Not Dead Yet Smartphone Market: Not Dead Yet
- April 29, 2017

Huawei has yet to reveal any larger plans for the United States, but in Canada, the company will begin selling its flagship P10 and P10 Plus smartphones through nationwide carriers Rogers and Bell starting in early June . And the company is determined to crack the USA market, where the real profit margins - through sales of those premium smartphones - are waiting. Huawei announced that it sold over 5 million units of Mate 9 since it launched in November. (more...)
Amazon Echo Look (Style Assistant) is Unveiled, Priced at $199 Amazon Echo Look (Style Assistant) is Unveiled, Priced at $199
- April 27, 2017

The Echo Look is now available by invitation only , which brings back memories of the first Echo speaker's launch. And, because Alexa is built in the cloud, she's always getting smarter-and so will Echo Look. Developers trying to integrate their applications with the Amazon Echo have suffered headache after headache for the past week, thanks to mystery problems with Alexa APIs. (more...)
New Microsoft Dynamics updates include LinkedIn integration, retail enhancements New Microsoft Dynamics updates include LinkedIn integration, retail enhancements
- April 27, 2017

In a blog post published Monday, ‎Aatif Awan, Vice President, Growth & International Products at LinkedIn pointed recounted a series of successes, anecdotes and next steps for the social network. Last October, LinkedIn said it had 106 million monthly users, while Facebook attracted more than 1.8 billion monthly users and Twitter had 319 million. (more...)
Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow
- April 27, 2017

The approach might one day help nurture and protect premature babies outside the uterus, providing a better chance for survival and eliminating the health risk of pregnancy. An " artificial womb " has been developed that could soon be used to keep extremely premature babies alive. The story Researchers ideal an artificial womb that works as well as ewe do first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald . (more...)
Wells Fargo ups sales practices settlement to $142 million Wells Fargo ups sales practices settlement to $142 million
- April 26, 2017

In October, Sloan was named CEO and joined the board as its only non-independent director. Scott Siefers, an analyst with investment bank Sandler O'Neill, said the vote tally was remarkable for a major bank. Wells Fargo & Co's quarterly revenue was down.9% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Tensions were high at the bank's shareholder meeting Tuesday in Florida as shareholders voiced their complaints, prompting Mr. (more...)
Advocates fan out in global show of support for science Advocates fan out in global show of support for science
- April 26, 2017

In Australia, large and colorful marches took off in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, where there has been increased debate around energy policy, climate change and the role of science in policy, including a sign reading "Science, the best bullshit repellent we have". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) my come with Android 7.0 Nougat onboard
- April 25, 2017

As of now, Samsung has not made any announcements regarding the launch of this smartphone. Technically, this contract began a year ago since Google Play Music was the default music playback app on the Samsung Galaxy S7. It is not clear why Samsung chose to opt for Google Play Music as the music platform that is preinstalled on your smartphone. It was also mentioned that the Verizon will be plastering not one, but two logos on Android devices by Samsung to none. (more...)
Target swaps its shopping carts for Mario Karts Target swaps its shopping carts for Mario Karts
- April 24, 2017

By the complete opposite token, Nintendo has also implemented a new "Smart Steering function" which will go quite some way to helping beginners and some of the youngest Mario Kart players in the world. Of course, it helps that the game is the best iteration of Mario Kart there's ever been. Target is basically giving you the green light to take shopping carts and race through the store as quickly as possibly. (more...)
China's 1st cargo spacecraft successfully docks with space lab China's 1st cargo spacecraft successfully docks with space lab
- April 24, 2017

These experiments, which will include docking and re-docking to the station, as well as refueling, are crucial steps for China's space agency to practice as it prepares to launch a larger space station into orbit. The Tianzhou-1 spacecraft is 34.7 feet (10.6 meters) long and almost 11 feet (3.35 m) in diameter at its widest point. This launch will further promote China's manned space programme. (more...)
Yoenis Cespedes to undergo MRI on hamstring Yoenis Cespedes to undergo MRI on hamstring
- April 24, 2017

Though Collins declined to offer further details, sources said Flores' infection has affected his left knee and that he might have had to spend Thursday night at a hospital receiving treatment. To clear space on the roster, right-hander Rafael Montero and lefty Sean Gilmartin were each optioned to Las Vegas. The timing of the injury means Cespedes could miss the team's first series of the season against the NL East rival Nationals. (more...)
Apple's self-driving auto test setup revealed in internal documents Apple's self-driving auto test setup revealed in internal documents
- April 24, 2017

During testing, the system is controlled electronically, but drivers must be ready to take back control of the vehicle. Pressing the brake pedal or grabbing the steering wheel in Apple's test vehicles will disengage the electronic driving mode, but drivers can accelerate without overriding the "drive by wire" mode . (more...)
This exoplanet wins most likely to host life (so far) This exoplanet wins most likely to host life (so far)
- April 23, 2017

However, although it sits 10 times closer to its star than Earth to our sun, it only receives about half the warmth our planet enjoys, making for an uncomfortably chilly world. All of this adds up to huge hopes for LHS 1140b. Named LHS 1140b, after its star, the planet has likely retained most of its atmosphere due to "its large surface gravity and cool insolation". (more...)
Look up! The Lyrid meteor shower peaks Friday night Look up! The Lyrid meteor shower peaks Friday night
- April 22, 2017

Stargazers will be able to see 10 to 20 meteors per hour, according to astronomy sites. "Meteor showers are notorious for being fickle so you really never know for sure what's in store unless you watch", EarthSky notes. Lyrids are pieces of debris from the periodic Comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher and have been observed for more than 2,600 years, NASA said . "Friday night's Lyrid meteor shower may be the best meteor shower for the Northern Hemisphere until the peak of the Orionid meteor ... (more...)
First Tropical Depression of Season Forms Far from Land First Tropical Depression of Season Forms Far from Land
- April 22, 2017

In only the second time since the satellite era began in the 1950s, a tropical storm has formed during the month of April in the Atlantic Basin . A rare sub-tropical depression has formed over open water. That compares with 15 named storms, seven hurricanes and four major hurricanes in 2016 and a 30-year (1981-2010) normal of 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes, according U.S. (more...)
Here's Katy Perry's Review of Starbucks' New Unicorn Frappuccino Here's Katy Perry's Review of Starbucks' New Unicorn Frappuccino
- April 22, 2017

Starbucks baristas have taken to social media to complain about the coffee chain's entry into the latest food craze: Unicorn Frappucino. The beverage has become a popular item on the Starbucks menu and in one instance, someone ordered a crate full of the drink. (more...)
Tesla just gave the Model S a $7500 price cut Tesla just gave the Model S a $7500 price cut
- April 18, 2017

The all-glass roof, formerly a $1,500 option, is now included as standard equipment along with an automatic power liftgate on all Model S sedans. Additional Tesla product changes include a new option for dark, 20-inch "Sonic Carbon" wheels on the Model X. (more...)
Trump advisers to meet Tuesday to discuss Paris climate agreement Trump advisers to meet Tuesday to discuss Paris climate agreement
- April 18, 2017

Among Pruitt's proposals are repealing the Clean Water Rule, which protects tributaries, along with more than half of USA streams, Rumpler noted . President Trump's top advisers will meet Tuesday to contemplate withdrawing the USA from the Paris climate accord, according to Reuters . (more...)
Su-Yeon Jang takes 3-stroke lead into final round in Hawaii Su-Yeon Jang takes 3-stroke lead into final round in Hawaii
- April 17, 2017

Kerr hadn't won in 30 starts since the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship in 2015. "I can't remember in 2 1/2 days that I had made so many birdies in my life", she said. "You know, on Friday morning I wasn't playing too well and then I just found something and was able to turn it on and I just kept it going". " I played solid. (more...)
Nintendo Switch has strong start in America, Zelda's attach rate over 100% Nintendo Switch has strong start in America, Zelda's attach rate over 100%
- April 16, 2017

This week, Nintendo of America revelaed the Switch sold more than 906,000 units in March, comfortably outdoing the Wii U's launch period sales of 890,000 units in North America. “ Nintendo always strives to offer consumers something fun, new and different, ” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of Americas President and COO. Among the announcements of Nintendo , is the launch of ARMS on June 16, which will also feature a special edition of Joy Con controls in yellow fluorescent to be ... (more...)
The iPhone of cars? Apple enters self-driving car race
- April 16, 2017

Apple's work in the automotive world is an open secret, but the company has never officially confirmed the existence of a project before Friday. The DVM's autonomous vehicle tester program includes a total of 30 companies, among them: Tesla, Google , Uber, Ford, Volkswagen, and Mercedes - and now, Apple. (more...)
Google app 7.0 beta reveals a new "Bisto" device in the code
- April 15, 2017

Google has gradually been adding support for more banks and financial institutions to Android Pay so that the mobile payments service is more useful for the people who rely on it every day to make payments on the go. We're continuing to integrate with additional mobile banking apps, so look for updates from your bank about this new feature. Even if you don't have the Android Pay app installed on your device, you can still access your virtual cards, change the default payment card, and ... (more...)
Samsung sees strong demand for Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones
- April 14, 2017

There is still room to expand and grow. Some U.S. -based reviewers and analysts had noticed that the Bixby feature wasn't fully demonstrated when the S8 was announced March 29. The company noted "strong double-digit growth", but failed to offer any firm pre-order figures. It did not give numbers but local media in South Korea reported it is on track for one million pre-orders there before the handset's launch. (more...)
Man Gets Run Over By Deer Making A Run For It Man Gets Run Over By Deer Making A Run For It
- April 13, 2017

As you can see in the video, Cary has a split second warning when he turns and sees the deer headed straight for him. Thankfully for McCook, he was able to get the security footage - and people could finally believe him. (more...)
Project Scorpio Dev Kit Looks Like Taller Xbox One S
- April 13, 2017

Above the disc tray, there are also five buttons that you won't find on an Xbox One S, which can be programmed to adjust the information shown on the OLED display during testing. Digital Foundry states to be able to bring the news exclusively. "It turns out efficiency in the Scorpio design isn't just baked in at the silicon level-it's there throughout the entire box". (more...)
U.S. asks G7 ministers why it should care about Ukraine conflict U.S. asks G7 ministers why it should care about Ukraine conflict
- April 13, 2017

During an appearance on NBC's " Meet the Press " on Sunday , Haley said, "in no way do we see peace in that area with Assad as the head of the Syrian government". A USA military official told CNN the Pentagon was examining specifically whether a Russian warplane had bombed a hospital in Khan Sheikhoun five hours after the initial chemical attack, with the aim of destroying evidence. (more...)
Malala Yousafzai appointed UN messenger of peace Malala Yousafzai appointed UN messenger of peace
- April 13, 2017

The Noble Laureate is the the youngest-ever "Messenger of Peace". The attack was seen as retaliation for her outspoken opposition to the group blocking women and girls from getting an education. In 2013, Yousafzai and her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, co-founded Malala Fund to raise awareness to the social and economic impact of girls' education and to empower girls to demand change. (more...)
Microsoft Snatches Up Deis To Boost Azure Kubernetes Tech Microsoft Snatches Up Deis To Boost Azure Kubernetes Tech
- April 12, 2017

This acquisition comes a few months after public cloud market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) introduced Blox open source container-management tools, which are created to work with AWS' EC2 Container Service (ECS) for hosting container-based applications. (more...)