Obama Blocks Drilling in Atlantic Waters
- December 21, 2016

They said the canyons could provide vital refuge for species as climate change continues to warm mid-Atlantic waters. The oil and gas industry is certain to push lawmakers to reverse Today's decision. Environmental groups were calling for a permanent ban even before the presidential election, but Trump's victory has provided greater urgency for them and for businesses that rely on tourism and fishing. (more...)
United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches EchoStar XIX Satellite United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches EchoStar XIX Satellite
- December 20, 2016

Steve Skladanek, president of Lockheed's commercial launch services business, said the Atlas rocket technology offers precision and schedule assurance with each mission it supports. ULA has successfully delivered more than 110 satellites to orbit that aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, unlock the mysteries of our solar system provide critical capabilities for troops in the field, and enable personal device-based GPS navigation and unlock the mysteries of our solar system. (more...)
Surgery to shelve Clippers F Griffin 3-6 weeks
- December 20, 2016

Although it's a concern any time a team's star player gets hurt and undergoes surgery, one piece of good news for Clippers fans is that this injury is to Griffin's right leg, not the left one that knocked him out of the postseason previous year. (more...)
Cahill 'proud' of Chelsea's winning run
- December 18, 2016

Shortly afterwards Palace's James McArthur headed wide from Martin Kelly's cross, and Puncheon curled a free-kick just over the crossbar, but a goal appeared no likelier to follow. Bojan Krkic put Stoke ahead with a 39th-minute penalty after Danny Simpson was adjudged to have handled his cross, with Joe Allen tapping in a second in first-half stoppage time. (more...)
Sasikala posters come up in Chennai, want her as AIADMK chief
- December 17, 2016

Meanwhile, party sources said senior leaders of the AIADMK are likely to meet Sasikala again on Saturday to discuss the party affairs. But a few months later, Sasikala was reinstated at Poes Garden and the reason behind this is still a mystery. (more...)
The Pirate Bay, Torrentz, IsoHunt Banned in Australia The Pirate Bay, Torrentz, IsoHunt Banned in Australia
- December 17, 2016

The most notorious of the sites to be blocked is The Pirate Bay; founded in Sweden, the site is probably the most infamous source for pirated content in the world, never mind Australia. Ruling all of the remaining sites to based overseas and in breach of Australian copyright law, the Judge gave ISPs including Telstra, Optus, TPG and iiNet just 15 days to comply with the blocking order, meaning that the blocks could be put in place before the end of the year. (more...)
Donald Trump nominates former Texas governor Rick Perry to be energy secretary Donald Trump nominates former Texas governor Rick Perry to be energy secretary
- December 17, 2016

Department of Energy, and wasted no time making its first specific request of him: to support increased exports of America's natural gas overseas. If confirmed by the Senate, Perry is likely to shift the department away from renewable energy and toward oil and other fossil fuels that he championed during a record 14 years as governor. (more...)
Ratan Tata to step down as chairman of Tata Trusts Ratan Tata to step down as chairman of Tata Trusts
- December 17, 2016

The Bombay High Court has refused to stay the extraordinary general meetings convened by three Tata companies - Tata Steel Ltd., Tata Motors Ltd., and Tata Chemicals Ltd., to vote on the removal of Nusli Wadia as independent director. He added that Tata's successor at the Tata Trusts could be an external person even though the current trustees are free to suggest potential candidates, the report said. (more...)
David Tennant Leads an All-Star Cast Singing 'DuckTales' Theme for Its Return David Tennant Leads an All-Star Cast Singing 'DuckTales' Theme for Its Return
- December 17, 2016

The remaining core cast includes Beck Bennett (SNL) as Launchpad McQuack, Kate Micucci (Steven Universe) as Webby Vanderquack, and Toks Olagundoye (Telltale Games' Game of Thrones) as Mrs. Now set for a summer 2017 premiere, the first season will also consist of twenty-one half-hour episodes and two hourlong specials, with Matt Youngberg serving as executive producer beside story editor/co-producer Francisco Angones, and Gravity Falls art director Sean Jimenez. (more...)
Google May Prevent Samsung From Adding Viv To Galaxy S8 Google May Prevent Samsung From Adding Viv To Galaxy S8
- December 17, 2016

Except Verizon Wireless, which said that it would not be sending out the update to disable Galaxy Note 7 units because it didn't want to leave customers without a working phone, especially with the holidays looming. The Galaxy Note 7 is the biggest disappointment of the year when it comes to technology. Three major USA carriers - AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint - all vowed support for the update, however Verizon controversially announced that they wouldn't roll out the update due to the carrier ... (more...)
Trump to Push Tech Executives on Jobs
- December 15, 2016

Trump took issue with Bezos' 2013 purchase of the Washington Post , arguing that he did so to keep Amazon's taxes low and to avoid antitrust scrutiny. In an interview with NPR yesterday, venture capitalist Chris Sacca, who supported Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the campaign, said he believes a Trump administration poses threats to the tech industry and thinks executives should decline to attend this week's roundtable with the president-elect. (more...)
Live Video Streams Arrive on Twitter App
- December 15, 2016

That will bring you to a "pre-broadcast" screen, where you can make sure the shot is right. They'll get a video preview and need to tap Go Live to share what they see. What Then Will Happen To Periscope? The Periscope app isn't going away immediately. The move follows Facebook, which launched live broadcasts for public figures in 2015 and everyone else this April, along with a bevy of smaller competitors that include Twitter's own Periscope app. (more...)
Snow, freezing rain, rain make for messy morning commute Snow, freezing rain, rain make for messy morning commute
- December 14, 2016

According to meteorologist Ryan Maue, the upper-level atmosphere configuration looks similar in scale and magnitude to the January 2014 "polar vortex" that left the country in below-average temperatures for days. Depending on which model run you believe, another storm may be heading toward the eastern seaboard Wednesday . Thank you for reading and relying on for your news and information. (more...)
Japan Launches Junk-Collecting Spacecraft
- December 13, 2016

Japan's H-IIB rocket with a capsule called Kounotori, or stork, waits for liftoff at the Tanegashima Space Center in Tanegashima, southern Japan, Friday morning, December 9, 2016. The video also depicts the tether being attached to a large piece of debris so the space trash can be guided down into a destructive reentry. The project was 10 years in the making, Bloomberg reports. (more...)
Business Innovators Launch $1BN Fund For New Energy Technologies
- December 13, 2016

The fund is an investment vehicle of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition , an informal club of private investors and institutions from around the world, who have agreed to pump seed money into energy research and development. Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, spent much of the past year stumping for advances in energy production. The new VC firm was started to "address the challenges in investing in new energy technologies while taking advantage of a huge investment opportunity", its website ... (more...)
Nokia is Back! Smartphones and Tablets to hit Shelves in 2017
- December 13, 2016

It will be equipped with a full HD resolution IPS display at 1080×1920 pixel resolution 401 ppi. Nokia has partnered with HMD Global, who have obtained a 10-year brand licensing deal with the smartphone manufacturer for its phones and tablets. (more...)
Kashima sink Auckland with late victor as video makes Federation Internationale de Football Association debut
- December 12, 2016

Antlers really had their goalkeeper Hitoshi Sogahata to thank for keeping the scores level before Yasushi Endo and Mu Kanazaki struck in the second half. Mamelodi were in charge right from the off and they got a fine chance to open the scoring in the 13th minute when Khama Billiat sent Thapelo Morena clean through on goal , the defender forcing Sogahata into a strong save. (more...)
Quake magnitude 6.5 reported off coast of Northern California: USGS
- December 12, 2016

There were no concerns of a possible tsunami being generated from the quake, according to the National Weather Service. It has a depth of about 6 miles. "Light shaking was reported from east central OR to areas a few dozen miles south of San Francisco, the USGS said ". Harper says she felt it but thought it was a large truck passing. (more...)
Ridiculously lucky scientists find feather-covered dinosaur tail preserved in amber Ridiculously lucky scientists find feather-covered dinosaur tail preserved in amber
- December 11, 2016

The amber preserved see the dinosaur's tail in 3D, offering much more information than a fossil specimen would. It was found by Lida Xing , a geoscientist from Beijing, at an amber market in Myitkina in Myanmar. Ryan McKellar , from the Royal Saskatchewan Museum situated in Canada. But, he says, "the feathers that we're seeing in this particular specimen match up better with adult contour feathers in modern birds than they do with the downy, first coat of feathers that most birds ... (more...)
Qualcomm, Microsoft announce Windows 10 on ARM
- December 11, 2016

Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft shared enthusiasm for this partnership with Qualcomm, and said: "We are excited to bring Windows 10 to the ARM ecosystem with Qualcomm Technologies". (more...)
United States marks 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor
- December 09, 2016

On Dec. 7, 1941, while assigned to the USS Whitney, a naval fix ship in Hawaii, he witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor. Patrick and Jennifer Cross of Loveland came to the ceremony for the first time this year with their 7-year-old Owen. Post Commander Col. Karen Johnson, said Wednesday's attendance at the ceremony, which included at least 20 individuals, was far above participation in years past. (more...)
Police urge no rush to judgment in shooting of Reno student Police urge no rush to judgment in shooting of Reno student
- December 09, 2016

He was shot in an outdoor court. Student Eduardo Ayala said he was threatened with suspension for posting his video on social media. The teen had been "armed with at least one knife and threatening other students" during a fight at the high school in a working class neighborhood on the city's north side, Soto said at a news conference. (more...)
Here we go. Amazon reveals physical grocery store
- December 08, 2016

Amazon said the store will be open to the public in 2017, presumably once they are comfortable the invisible check outs actually work. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos demonstrates the Kindle Paperwhite during Amazon's Kindle Fire event in Santa Monica, California on September 6, 2012. (more...)
Police Says Washington Restaurant Shooting Suspect Wanted To Save Kids
- December 08, 2016

He stood by his tweet as the night continued, retweeting people who were accusing the mainstream media of being part of the conspiracy to cover up the pedophilia ring. Hours after Sunday's incident, the bogus sex ring story was given a boost by Michael Flynn Jr., the son of retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, Trump's pick to be his national security adviser. (more...)
Climate Change Is Melting Away Polar Bears' Chance Of Survival Climate Change Is Melting Away Polar Bears' Chance Of Survival
- December 08, 2016

The sea ice extent was most evident in the Barents Sea, an area of the Arctic Ocean north of Norway, Finland, and Eastern Russia, where sea ice shrank by 19,300 square miles (50,000 square kilometers). In the Svalbard archipelago, sea ice usually begins to form in the inner parts of the fjords in early November. They say, until that heat escapes to the atmosphere, sea ice can not form. (more...)
NASA funds Restore-L space mission to refuel and fix satellites NASA funds Restore-L space mission to refuel and fix satellites
- December 08, 2016

The Restore-L Project is being developed within Nasa's Satellite Servicing Projects Division at the Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland. Once it refuels the probe, Restore-L will also demonstrate that it can relocate the satellite. The Satellite Servicing Projects Division at Goddard was established in 2009 to continue NASA's 40-year legacy of satellite servicing and fix. (more...)
Demand for iPhone 7 decreased due to rumors of new iPhone 8 Demand for iPhone 7 decreased due to rumors of new iPhone 8
- December 07, 2016

Apple is quick to note that the problem does not result in a safety issue. Apparently, a large number of users are claiming that their iPhone 6S randomly shutting down, regardless of battery life. However, Apple is yet to update its iPhone 6s battery replacement program to include models that were not made in September or October 2015. In an updated statement posted on its Chinese website , Apple says that it believes that another batch of iPhone 6s units could be impacted by the ... (more...)
Europe aims to put a cap on renewable energy production Europe aims to put a cap on renewable energy production
- December 07, 2016

Google's energy costs are much higher than usual because in addition to powering its offices, Google also runs several large data servers in many parts of the world. A white paper on Google's renewable energy plans can be found here. Google is now the world's largest corporate buyer of renewable power, with commitments apparently reaching 2.6 gigawatts of wind and solar energy . (more...)
Buzz Aldrin is 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians'
- December 07, 2016

Buzz Aldrin's daughter has made it to New Zealand to visit the former astronaut as he continues to recover in Christchurch Hospital after falling ill in Antarctica. The 86-year-old Aldrin had been on a personal trip to Antarctica with the White Desert tour company, and arrived at the South Pole on November 29, according to Korp. (more...)
PSX 2016: The Last Of Us Part II Running On New Engine
- December 05, 2016

The post-apocalyptic action/adventure game was a revelating experience mostly due to this incredible connection between Joel and Ellie , who turned out to be the most striking characters I've seen to this day in a videogame. Stay tuned as we expect to hear more from Naughty Dogs about The Last of Us Part II in the months ahead. It'll bring back Joel and Ellie , co-stars of the first game, for what'll likely be another heartbreaking story. (more...)