Science


Cassini has taken another spectacular image of its home planet Cassini has taken another spectacular image of its home planet
- April 23, 2017

The Cassini spacecraft launched on October 15, 1997 and arrived in the Saturn system in June 2004. Then, it will turn its attention to Saturn's atmosphere, sniffing with a mass spectrometer and sending data back to Earth in real-time. (more...)
Nintendo Reportedly Making SNES Classic Edition Nintendo Reportedly Making SNES Classic Edition
- April 20, 2017

It would be a real treat if this retro console re-release becomes an annual tradition from Nintendo . I'm hoping for a Super Nintendo version and Super Famicom version. The NES Classic has been very hard to find in stores and online since its reemergence in November past year. Nintendo knows how much you love obsessing over objects of your youth and that you will drive yourself insane trying to find them. (more...)
Google moots adblocking feature in Chrome Google moots adblocking feature in Chrome
- April 20, 2017

Instead, according to the report, Chrome will target "unacceptable ads" as defined by the Coalition for Better Ads . If Google offers its own ad blocker in Chrome , targeting specific types of ads that users find particularly annoying, like pop-overs and autoplaying audio and video, those users might never seek out a third-party ad-blocking extension, the logic goes. (more...)
Russian Federation relations at new low after Syria attacks Russian Federation relations at new low after Syria attacks
- April 17, 2017

Mr Trump said Mr Tillerson had completed a successful meeting with Mr Putin, where "things went pretty well". "Are we going to get involved with Syria? ". Boris Johnson has said he is "dismayed" at Russia's veto of a United Nations resolution condemning the use of chemical weapons in Syria . All-time low, you say? Lavrov retorted: "This is obviously the subject where our views differ". (more...)
Early dinosaur cousins had crocodile-like features Early dinosaur cousins had crocodile-like features
- April 14, 2017

This species isn't exactly new to science: Paleontologist F. Rex Parrington first found fossils in Tanzania in 1933 and English paleontologist Alan J. Its joints could rotate from side to side, meaning it probably walked more like a crocodile too - think side to side as opposed to the up-and-down motion of say, and ostrich walking. (more...)
Amazon Launches Fire TV Media Streamer With Alexa Remote in the UK Amazon Launches Fire TV Media Streamer With Alexa Remote in the UK
- April 08, 2017

You can find out more details about the new Amazon Fire TV Stick over at Amazon at the link below. The launch in the United Kingdom coincides with a big update - the Fire TV Stick can now be controlled using Amazon's Alexa technology, which means you can just use voice commands to choose your favourite shows to play. (more...)
Bayern fall to second Bundesliga defeat of season at Hoffenheim Bayern fall to second Bundesliga defeat of season at Hoffenheim
- April 07, 2017

Following the Hoffenheim goal, Bayern Munich responded strongly with a number of chances against Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann. Bayern's run came to an end a week before their mouth-watering Champions League home leg quarter-final against Real Madrid. (more...)
Galaxy Note 8 Concept Image Pops Up With A Dual Camera Setup Galaxy Note 8 Concept Image Pops Up With A Dual Camera Setup
- April 05, 2017

This is not unexpected. All of this can be done through the use of Samsung's own Android launcher which supports the rearrange feature. The S8 Plus model, for instance, has 3 percent less battery power than the Galaxy S7 Edge, but the phone itself is 12 percent larger. (more...)
Sindhu, Marin set up Rio rematch in India Open final Sindhu, Marin set up Rio rematch in India Open final
- April 03, 2017

While the India Open had long eluded her, Sindhu was expected to be one of the favourites going into the contest. Sindhu began the match with a balanced approach of aggression and calmness which reflected in her smashes and drop shots. Just like the opening game, Marin quietly clawed her way back into the game to reduce the margin to 6-7. This was Sindhu's second Super Series title after the China Open previous year where she defeated Sun Yu of China in the final. (more...)
Twitter No Longer Counts Usernames In Replies Against 140 Limit Twitter No Longer Counts Usernames In Replies Against 140 Limit
- April 02, 2017

Users can tap on "Replying to..." to see and control who's part of any specific conversation. It'll work the same way if you reply to more than two persons. Twitter has made this a great day for countless Twitter users who feel suffocated by the 140 character limit. The new update comes as part of Twitter's push to give users more flexibility to interact and share messages whist still sticking to its signature 140-character limit. (more...)
Play Ms. Pac-Man in Google Maps
- April 01, 2017

To play Ms Pac-Man in your browser, simply navigate to to google.co.uk/maps . For example, search "do a barrel roll" and the screen will do a 360-degree turn, in honor of the classic Nintendo series Star Fox. Pac-Man" on your phone! So now you can while the time away this weekend chasing Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde. It uses your location, or a location that you can move your screen to, to play the game. (more...)
Uber to pull out of Denmark Uber to pull out of Denmark
- March 30, 2017

Earn 1 CPE credit and learn about the expansion of risk management in government with analysis from GAO and Justice OIG. "When they ( Uber ) started two and a half years ago it was illegal and was ruled illegal several times". The closing of Uber in Denmark comes as bad news for the ultra-liberal junior partner in the government, the Liberal Alliance party. But Uber spokesman Kristian Agerbo said the proposed law was "going in the wrong direction". (more...)
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) Adds More Features Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) Adds More Features
- March 30, 2017

Like Snapchat, Facebook Stories allows users to heavily customise their pictures with filters, text, drawings, stickers , frames and animated masks. Once the conversation on the story ends, the conversation will no longer be visible in Direct . All of these features begin rolling out today only to the Facebook app. (more...)
SpaceX launch of pre-flown booster 'exciting step forward,' SES CTO says
- March 30, 2017

A static fire engine test was conducted Monday and the spacecraft was being matted to the Falcon 9 on Tuesday ahead of the launch . A few days before SpaceX is set to make history by launching a "flight-proven" Flacon 9 booster, the satellite company paying for the ride into space has no pre-launch jitters about flying on some used hardware. (more...)
Millions to switch off lights for Earth Hour 2017
- March 26, 2017

On Saturday, people in virtually every country in the world can expect to see city landmarks darkened in honour of Earth Hour. Dozens of building around the world will switch off all electricity including Big Ben, Harrods, the Gherkin, the Eiffel Tower, Sidney Opera House and Bangkok Grand Palace. (more...)
Super Mario Run Android Version Gets An Early Release; Details Here Super Mario Run Android Version Gets An Early Release; Details Here
- March 25, 2017

Nintendo's Super Mario Run has finally come to Android this week, following the iOS version when it comes to the payment structure. The game was seen listed on Google Play and it was available for pre-registering. According to Nikkei , the leap to Android is expected to increase the userbase for the game, but due to the pay-once model, there is no expectation for a big increase in earnings. (more...)
Jason Day withdraws from event, reveals his mother is battling lung cancer Jason Day withdraws from event, reveals his mother is battling lung cancer
- March 24, 2017

Spieth didn't win a hole until he was conceded a bogey on the 14th hole. Spieth did not play well at all and certainly not as well as McIlroy. "It's hard to say", replied Reed, who has slipped from a career high of No. Kjeldsen finished off the No. 2 player in the world with a tee shot into 2 feet on the par-3 17th. "Being on the European Tour for 20 years and then suddenly changing it up, coming over here not knowing anybody and not knowing the courses has been hard, but it's what I ... (more...)
What's New in Android O! What's New in Android O!
- March 24, 2017

Reports also indicate that Android 8 will finally have Google's mysterious Andromeda project merged along, which will introduce new features like intelligent notifications that will be shown only on those devices that are being used at that time by a user, even if signed in through multiple devices. (more...)
Bezos' rocket company Blue Origin signs Eutelsat as first customer Bezos' rocket company Blue Origin signs Eutelsat as first customer
- March 09, 2017

Eutelsat Chief Executive Rodolphe Belmer said the company was convinced that Blue Origin had the "right mind-set to compete in the launch service industry". From the outset, the rocket was meant to be reusable , and Bezos said during his presentation that it is being created to fly as many as 100 times. The Seattle-based company, which now employs about 1,000 people, also has begun renovating Launch Complex 36 and adjacent Launch Complex 11 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, where it ... (more...)
The next iPhone won't switch to USB-C, but the cable might
- March 03, 2017

The Lightning port's design is a bit slimmer than that of the USB Type-C port, which should help with that. TURNS OUT the iPhone 8 probably won't ditch Lightning in favour of USB-C, but could come with the addition of Type-C Power Delivery for faster charging. (more...)
Shares of Snapchat parent company open at $24 Shares of Snapchat parent company open at $24
- March 03, 2017

Snap said earlier that it will use a small portion of the proceeds for settling tax obligations related to stock options. The shares were popular despite the IPO being unusual in that investors got no voting power - with its co-founders Evan Spielgel and Bobby Murphy continuing to maintain tight control over its future. (more...)
Sheila Dikshit clarifies on immature Rahul remark Sheila Dikshit clarifies on immature Rahul remark
- February 28, 2017

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being indifferent to the pain and suffering of the people, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the PM should start delivering on his promise of working for people's welfare. He took on Prime Minister, Narendra Modi's "Make in India campaign" while stating 'Made in China is readily available.' He further said that even his phone is 'Made in China'. (more...)
Arizona Coyotes trade veteran Martin Hanzal to Wild for draft picks
- February 28, 2017

Ryan White meanwhile has seven goals and six assists in 46 games, along with a team leading 70 penalty minutes. This is a rental, as Hanzal's deal expires at the end of the season. Further, Hanzal has driven play well this year with a Corsi For % of 52.2, the fourth highest CF% on the Coyotes, and he has supressed shots well while shorthanded with only 44.72 Shots Against/60, the second best on the Coyotes. (more...)
Defending champion Kyrgios into semifinals in Marseille
- February 27, 2017

Second seed Tsonga came through a quarter-final between two twice former winners thanks to converting four of seven break points. "I've seen referees wait five, six seconds even when the ball's gone out", Kyrgios said . Tsonga and Pouille have met only once before, when Tsonga came out victor in their FedEx ATP Head2Head encounter at the 2016 Monte-Carlo Masters on clay. (more...)
Mysterious white creature found on beach in Philippines
- February 25, 2017

The carcass, believed to be that of a sea cow, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Manila, washed up on a beach in Barangay Poblacion, Cagadianao. The animal is thought to have died approximately two weeks ago, possibly after being hit by a ship. Many Facebook users said they are anxious that the dead animal could be a harbinger of earthquakes. (more...)
SpaceX Dragon capsule aborts attempt to dock at space station
- February 24, 2017

SpaceX Dragon cargo craft's rendezvous to the space station was aborted early Wednesday morning after the spacecraft's computers received an incorrect navigational update, triggering an automatic wave off. A NASA commander and a European Space Agency engineer captured the Dragon space capsule just before 6 a.m. ET using a robotic arm, according to NASA . (more...)
Annual Manatee Count Breaks Record in Florida
- February 23, 2017

Back in 1991, there were only 1,267 manatees. Otherwise, manatees won't be counted if they can not be seen. Some 6,620 manatees were counted during a three day survey between January 30 and February 2, based on preliminary results released this week by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission . (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg's 6000-Word Plan to Save the World from Trump Mark Zuckerberg's 6000-Word Plan to Save the World from Trump
- February 21, 2017

In a 5,700-word manifesto, Zuckerberg, founder of the world's largest social network, quoted Abraham Lincoln, the USA president during the country's 19th century Civil War known for his eloquence, and offered a philosophical sweep that was unusual for a business magnate. (more...)
Princess Cristina of Spain Found Not Guilty of Tax Fraud
- February 19, 2017

However, Princess Cristina was ordered to pay a fine of $282,000 because she had benefited from her husband's wrongdoing. The ruling said: "We must acquit and we are acquitting Cristina Federica. "UrdangarĂ­n's lawyers are expected to appeal". The trial centred on accusations that Urdangarin used his former title, the Duke of Palma, to embezzle about $6.6 million in public funds for the non-profit organisation, the Noos Foundation. (more...)
Dolphins released DE Mario Williams, OT Brandon Albert Dolphins released DE Mario Williams, OT Brandon Albert
- February 18, 2017

He saw his snaps drop significantly over the course of the season with the Dolphins and finished the year playing a shade under 39 percent of the team's defensive snaps according to Pro Football Reference . He hasn't played all 16 games since 2011 with Kansas City. At one point during the season, Joseph called out Williams' lack of effort. (Remember those three times when Jay Ajayi ran for 200+ yards in a game?) Now, the offensive line goes from a strength, albeit one limited by injuries, to ... (more...)

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