Science


NOAA issues winter weather outlook for region NOAA issues winter weather outlook for region
- October 21, 2016

When snow cover builds up quickly in this region during fall, it is a strong indicator that the winter Arctic Oscillation will average negative, he said. Thanks to a likely-to-emerge La Nina, forecasters are predicting a warmer, drier than average winter in South Florida and across the southern U.S. The NOAA said cooler than normal temperatures are possible over the western Great Lakes and Midwest. (more...)
Hyundai recalls midsize cars; sunroofs can fly into traffic Hyundai recalls midsize cars; sunroofs can fly into traffic
- October 21, 2016

The automaker has had several reports of detached sunroofs in the USA, but no injuries or accidents have been reported. Hyundai said it first began investigating the matter in March after receiving the initial complaint. A company investigation found that the detachments stemmed from a problem with the wind deflector attached to the front of the sunroof created to reduce noise. (more...)
Samsung to compensate Galaxy Note 7 parts suppliers, causes of explosions contradictory Samsung to compensate Galaxy Note 7 parts suppliers, causes of explosions contradictory
- October 20, 2016

In the first consumer class-action suit to be filed over the troubled device, the Note 7 owners seek unspecified damages and an order requiring the company to fix, recall and/or replace the phones, and extend applicable warranties. Samsung Electronics said today it would compensate suppliers hit by the decision to scrap its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones because of safety fears with exploding batteries. (more...)
Bank of America's profits rise 6 percent, beats estimates Bank of America's profits rise 6 percent, beats estimates
- October 19, 2016

Its last's traded volume was 1.56 million shares in comparison to its average trading volume of 2.15 million shares. Bank of America's large stock of deposits and rate-sensitive mortgage securities makes it particularly dependent on a rise in interest rates to boost profits. (more...)
Apple seems to hit the brakes on building a self-driving vehicle Apple seems to hit the brakes on building a self-driving vehicle
- October 18, 2016

The project is not canceled altogether, however, just whittled down, and for now refocused toward developing an autonomous drive system that could be sold or licensed to other automakers. Bloomberg reports that the highly anticipated Apple Car is in limbo, and that numerous individuals Apple has been poaching from around the automotive industry have departed. (more...)
Global deal would limit use of coolant
- October 18, 2016

The important role played by this group of chemicals, used in refrigeration and air conditioning, is evident from the scientific estimate that without a mitigation plan, HFCs could warm the world by an additional half a degree Celsius by the end of the century. (more...)
Amazon Music Unlimited or Spotify: Which Is The Better Music Streaming Service? Amazon Music Unlimited or Spotify: Which Is The Better Music Streaming Service?
- October 17, 2016

There were news reports about it on nearly every top news site. Those who want some extra features, including voice support via Amazon's virtual personal assistant Alexa, would also get it with Music Unlimited. However, Amazon has also sold nearly 10 million Kindle, Fire, and other Echo-branded home and mobile entertainment devices during the same quarter. (more...)
China to blast 2 astronauts into space on Monday
- October 17, 2016

Jiuquan-The Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft will be launched at 7:30 a.m. Monday Beijing Time, a spokesperson from China's manned space program said Sunday. China's space-based ambitions have certainly been noted by USA officials, with a March 2015 congressional report claiming that the country is aiming "to become militarily, diplomatically, commercially, and economically as competitive as the U.S.is in space". (more...)
South Korean government looks into Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle South Korean government looks into Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle
- October 17, 2016

Samsung Electronics Co. and the South Korean government have launched their own investigations to figure out what caused Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire after the tech giant halted its sales over recurring battery problems, industry officials said Sunday. (more...)
Hurricane Nicole delays next U.S. cargo mission to space
- October 16, 2016

NASA scientists have put the chances of launch Sunday at a 95 percent "go". An Antares rocket is scheduled to lift off at 8:03 p.m. EDT on Sunday, October 16 from the Wallops Island flight facility, located on the Delmarva Peninsula along the Atlantic coast. (more...)
Cuban Rum and Cigars Are Now Legal in the U.S. Cuban Rum and Cigars Are Now Legal in the U.S.
- October 15, 2016

The decision made by the Obama administration on Friday allows U.S citizens to purchase "unlimited quantities" of Cuban rum and cigars in any duty-free or country they are traveling without limitations, as long as they take them in their carry on. (more...)
Theresa May: No plans for British military action in Syria
- October 14, 2016

Downing Street insisted there were "no plans for military action" but "we are working with the global community to look at how do we bring a conflict to an end". Some MPs are pushing for a no-bombing zone instead, which could involve targeting runways and munitions stores and potentially using naval ships to launch missile attacks on helicopters dropping barrel bombs. (more...)
Lame duck president announces goal of sending humans to Mars by 2030
- October 14, 2016

Barack Obama put special attention to developing Technologies for enhancing possibilities of deep space missions and increase effort to develop new technologies to make possible establishing Martian base. Now they own a third of that market. He says reaching Mars is a goal that has always fascinated humans. For all of this to become possible, the United States government and NASA are working with commercial partners to build habitats in which astronauts will live. (more...)
Trump at odds with everyone Trump at odds with everyone
- October 12, 2016

What was very refreshing, however, was the very professional demeanor of both moderators Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz. The debate on Sunday night was set up in a town hall format, meaning that a panel of "undecided" voters was in the audience to ask candidates questions about everything from domestic healthcare to climate change to energy policies. (more...)
Niger says Germany can build military logistics base there Niger says Germany can build military logistics base there
- October 12, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged more financial help to Niger, one of the world's poorest countries, to support its fight against human traffickers and militant Islamists. On Monday, Ethiopia's president announced during a Parliament session that the country's election law would be amended to accommodate more political parties and opposing views. (more...)
Apple stock hits highest since December on Samsung Note 7 fire crisis
- October 11, 2016

The differences between them were nominal. Still, it remains to be seen whether or not Apple is going to use the new patent on the upcoming iPhone 8 next year. This could come together for an iPhone 8 design that looks like a cross between the iPhone 4s and the Jet Black iPhone 7. The interesting point here is that Samsung might be supplying the curved OLED displays for the iPhone 8. (more...)
Deadly Matthew nears landfall in SC, triggers massive storm surge Deadly Matthew nears landfall in SC, triggers massive storm surge
- October 11, 2016

Numerous roads in the state remained closed Sunday morning, including portions of Interstates 95 and 40, he said. County Commission Chairman Marshal Faircloth says the county is in a "dire situation" after flooding from the storm that resulted in more than 225 water rescue missions that saved 574 people Saturday and Sunday morning. (more...)
Massive crash marrs end of Bathurst 1000 Massive crash marrs end of Bathurst 1000
- October 10, 2016

The three collided, sending Tander and McLaughlin into the wall. The drama began when Whincup tried to snatch second spot from Volvo's Scott McLaughlin on lap 150. The Chase was too close to the race's finish line. The #19 TEKNO Autosports Holden Commodore of Will Davison and team owner Jonathon Webb have denied Ford a fairytail victory in an action-packed 2016 Bathurst 1000 two days after it stopped manufacturing cars in Australia. (more...)
Radars Show Birds Trapped in Eye of Hurricane Matthew Radars Show Birds Trapped in Eye of Hurricane Matthew
- October 09, 2016

A slightly weakened Hurricane Matthew was continuing to pound northern Florida and crawl up the Atlantic coast Friday . "Those are seagulls and birds that are flying inside the eye of the storm trying to escape the strongest part of the storm which is in the north and north-eastern centre of it". (more...)
Trump Implies Clinton Should Condemn Whole Countries Over 'Radical Islam' Trump Implies Clinton Should Condemn Whole Countries Over 'Radical Islam'
- October 09, 2016

The Republican presidential nominee told "Fox and Friends" that "I should be a newscaster because I called it before the news". But I am not going to take what he says about everybody else, you know. Her campaign acknowledges they need to do more to get millennials on board. "So let me say this right up front: A Trump administration, our Christian heritage will be cherished, protected, defended like you've never seen before". (more...)
Donald Trump turned 'The Apprentice' into a showcase of sexism
- October 09, 2016

Alicia Machado says Donald Trump bullied her about her weight when she won the 1996 Miss Universe title. According to Machado, who has appeared on numerous talk shows, Trump called her "Miss Piggy", "eating machine" and "Miss Housekeeper", by which we are to infer that he was cruel, lacking in compassion - though he says he interceded when pageant officials wanted to fire her - and a classist, racist, misogynist ogre. (more...)
Clown-craze incident reported in Suffolk
- October 08, 2016

Penn State University almost rioted earlier this week on news of clowns . Rich Hanley, a journalism professor and social media expert at Quinnipiac University, tells AP the clown incidents are helping people ignore a rough year filled with political and racial turmoil. (more...)
Blue Origin test of escape system for space tourists a success Blue Origin test of escape system for space tourists a success
- October 06, 2016

Blue Origin has already flown its reusable New Shepherd rocket four times, launching the uncrewed capsule into space and then returning it safely to Earth. When the capsule separated , its rocket engine will have roasted the booster with 70,000 pounds of thrust. Once it was obvious the booster survived the blast from the escape system, it was fun and nail-biting to watch the booster reach the edge of space and then begin its descent. (more...)
You can't use HDR on your TV when PS VR is active
- October 06, 2016

Ahead of all that, PlayStation has put together a huge and exhaustive list of frequently asked questions on their site. What do I need to own to experience PS VR? Based on the note on the poster, Sony might have bagged a deal with the game's publisher - Capcom - to have the game's VR mode exclusive to their Virtual Reality platform for an entire year after its launch. (more...)
Mass. officials assure voters on safety against cyber attacks come Election Day Mass. officials assure voters on safety against cyber attacks come Election Day
- October 06, 2016

We encourage all eligible Ohioans to participate in the upcoming election. The elections office already has mailed more than 1,000 ballots to overseas voters who are serving in the military or traveling out of the country. Bilingual officers are especially needed as federal and state laws require certain polling places to have people fluent in Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi and Khmer. (more...)
Nobel Prize 2016 in Chemistry for creators of world's smallest machines
- October 06, 2016

It's been a busy day for Northwestern University scientist Fraser Stoddart , one of three winners of the 2016 Nobel Prize for chemistry. "I applaud the fact that for once in chemistry Stockholm has recognized a piece of chemistry that is extremely fundamental in its making and being", he later told a news conference. (more...)
US opens safety probes into 642000 SUVs, cars US opens safety probes into 642000 SUVs, cars
- October 05, 2016

In May, Ford issued a recall to fix the loss of braking on 2013 and 2014 model-year F-150 pickups with 3.5-liter engines built from August 2013 through August 2014 - a defect stemming from what Ford said was a loss of brake fluid from the brake master cylinder reservoir into the brake booster. (more...)
Obama, DiCaprio team up against climate change Obama, DiCaprio team up against climate change
- October 05, 2016

Just before its unveiling, Obama, Dicaprio, and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe discussed climate change. DiCaprio told the White House crowd that the scientific consensus about the dangers of climate change is in, and "the argument is now over". (more...)
Syrian state TV says rebel shelling kills five in Aleppo Syrian state TV says rebel shelling kills five in Aleppo
- October 05, 2016

As one United States official put it sarcastically, "Nusra doesn't have an air force do they?" referring to Jabhat al-Nusra (recently rebranded as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham), an al-Qaeda linked group fighting against the Russian-aligned Assad regime in Syria. (more...)
Yahoo built software to let NSA, FBI into users' email — Reuters Reports
- October 05, 2016

It is also unknown if other email companies were approached with this request or if it was exclusive to Yahoo Mail. According to unnamed former Yahoo employees with specific knowledge of the situation, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer immediately complied with the classified directive from the federal government, which infuriated top-level employees, who thought the company could have fought the broad-reaching request and won. (more...)

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