Science


Giant predatory otters roamed China 6 million years ago - new research Giant predatory otters roamed China 6 million years ago - new research
- January 25, 2017

This discovery was made in the Yunnan Province, Southwestern China, by an global team conducting groundbreaking research into the evolution of a little known fossil genus of the otter family. Scientists have wondered if this sort of tooth evolved separately in different otter species or if they received these teeth from a common otter relative in the past. (more...)
The Atlanta Falcons are going to Super Bowl LI The Atlanta Falcons are going to Super Bowl LI
- January 24, 2017

How many more chances will they get? "You know, you can't lose belief or confidence", Ryan said. "But our ultimate goal is still in front of us". They rendered Aaron Rodgers, the most electric player in the National Football League for two months, an afterthought and advanced to the second Super Bowl in the franchise's 51-year history. (more...)
Dutch PM: 'Leave if you don't like our country' Dutch PM: 'Leave if you don't like our country'
- January 24, 2017

But as general elections loom on March 15, Wilders and his Freedom Party ( PVV ) have gained traction with a heavily anti-immigration, anti-EU and anti-Islam message which has struck home among parts of the electorate anxious by Europe's migrant influx. (more...)
2016 was the hottest year on record. Sound familiar?
- January 22, 2017

NOAA itself reached the same conclusion, that 2016 was the hottest year on record, despite using the data in a slightly different way (especially around the polar areas). Yet even after taking this discrepancy into account, 2016 remains the warmest year on record . "2017 will likely be cooler". To say that "we don't know what will happen" is an actual lie. (more...)
2016 officially the hottest year on record
- January 20, 2017

This gives us a pretty good idea that climate change is happening, and it's happening now - as in now now. Meanwhile, NASA found that the earth's average surface temperature in 2016 increased approximately 2.0 degrees since the late 19th century. (more...)
Does greater school choice lead to less segregation? Does greater school choice lead to less segregation?
- January 18, 2017

Sen. Roger Wicker said in a statement, " Betsy DeVos is a capable leader, dedicated to improving education throughout our nation". On higher education, Alexander has focused on reducing the administrative burden on colleges , so he is likely to ask DeVos which Obama administration regulations, like the "gainful employment" rules governing debt loads at for-profit colleges, she plans to end. (more...)
Donald Trump's childhood home heads to auction Donald Trump's childhood home heads to auction
- January 18, 2017

Trump, from his birth in 1946 to age 4, lived in a butter-colored home with a beamed, Tudor-style roof in the Queens neighborhood that was built by his father, the late real estate developer Fred Trump. Michael Davis, a real estate prospector, bought the house a year ago for just under $1.4 million with the intention of flipping it, The New York Times reported. (more...)
SpaceX successfully launches rocket, deploys ten satellites
- January 17, 2017

Iridium, based in McLean, Virginia, is counting on SpaceX to take 70 new satellites into orbit with seven separate launches over the next 14 to 18 months. Last September 1 a Falcon 9 exploded while getting ready for launch. The successful launch of the Flacon 9 comes just four months after a fireball engulfed a similar rocket as it prepared to launch off a Florida pad. (more...)
Watch Barack Obama Surprise Joe Biden With Presidential Medal of Freedom
- January 16, 2017

In remarks billed as a joint farewell to family, friends and staff before they leave the White House next week, Obama described Biden as "the finest vice-president we have ever seen" and a "lion of American history". Biden, who was shocked by the entire gathering, said he had no "inkling" it was going to happen. "Mr. President, this honor is not only well beyond what I deserve, but it's a reflection of the extent and generosity of your spirit", Biden said towards the end of his remarks. (more...)
The top features you should know The top features you should know
- January 13, 2017

The U Ultra is the more powerful handset, offering better rear camera and audio capabilities, along with a larger and sharper display , secondary display , larger battery and more powerful hardware. HTC U Ultra does not feature a 3.5 mm jack and the users would have to play music via the USB-C Port. The phone draws power from a rather underwhelming 3,000 mAh battery. (more...)
China industrial inflation surges on coal and steel price rally
- January 12, 2017

CHINA'S factory-gate prices rose in December at the fastest pace in more than five years while consumer inflation cooled. China's consumer price index (CPI) rose two per cent throughout 2016 over the previous year, hitting 0.6 per cent increase over its 2015 record, the National Bureau of Statistics of China reported on Tuesday. (more...)
CES 2017: Next Nissan Leaf Will Come With Semi-Autonomous Tech
- January 07, 2017

Stage two is a system for autonomous driving on multi-lane highways, which includes the ability to change lanes. The automaker company is now in the works of Nissan Leaf which will have ProPilot technology on board. By 2020, it hopes to expand that testing to incorporate driverless technology in Tokyo-area mobility services. Nissan's next step with autonomous vehicles is in realm of commercial vehicles. (more...)
CES2017: Nvidia's got a new game streaming service and updated Shield
- January 07, 2017

PilotNet deep neural network allows the Q7 to recognize and understand a changing environment while driving. Huang also noted that nobody does Newtonian calculations while they are driving and a computer shouldn't operate that way either. Meanwhile, Nvidia's powerful processing unit dedicated to the automotive world will prove useful in Level 3 cars as well. That vehicle is planned for 2020. (more...)
Guru Gobind Singh Ji Gurupurab Wishing Images, Wallpapers, Messages and Facebook Statuses Guru Gobind Singh Ji Gurupurab Wishing Images, Wallpapers, Messages and Facebook Statuses
- January 06, 2017

He was the leader of the Sikh faith, a warrior, a poet, and a philosopher. On the occasion of 350th Prakash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh and its celebration, various poltical dignitaries reached Patna Sahib to mark their presence. Let us all celebrate janam divas, Prakash Utsav divas of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Happy Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti.! May Sahib-e-Kamaal Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji inspire you and may His Divine Blessings be always with you and your family. (more...)
CES 2017: HTC Round Out Vive Lineup With New Accessories
- January 06, 2017

It can also be attached to real world objects as a simple tracking point, or integrate with other peripherals via its USB port, such as gun controllers or haptic feedback gloves. Us regular non-developer folks will be able to get our hands on a sensor starting in Q2 with a price to be determined down the road. The Vive Deluxe Audio Strap is another accessory that aims to improve the experience of wearing the headset itself. (more...)
NASA Announces Exotic Asteroid Missions, Fueling Space Mining Hopes NASA Announces Exotic Asteroid Missions, Fueling Space Mining Hopes
- January 05, 2017

Scheduled to launch in October 2021 and arrive at its first major target in 2027, Lucy will explore six of Jupiter's Trojan asteroids, which are trapped in orbits ahead of and behind the giant planet. "Lucy will observe primitive remnants from farther out in the solar system, while Psyche will directly observe the interior of a planetary body", said NASA planetary science director Jim Green. (more...)
Amber Alert issued for missing 6-year-old boy from Aurora, Colorado Amber Alert issued for missing 6-year-old boy from Aurora, Colorado
- January 04, 2017

Metz said they are treating the area of the discovery as a crime scene so they can gather evidence in an effort to find out more about what happened. A K9 had picked up the boy's scent in the area Monday night, according to Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz . (more...)
SpaceX will resume rocket launches on January 8th SpaceX will resume rocket launches on January 8th
- January 03, 2017

SpaceX is targeting a Sunday, Jan. 8, return to flight of its Falcon 9 rocket from California, where the company will adjust fueling procedures believed responsible for a September 1 explosion that destroyed a rocket and satellite on their Cape Canaveral launch pad. (more...)
Turkey: Commission passes amendment to give president more power Turkey: Commission passes amendment to give president more power
- December 31, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan edged closer to acquiring greater powers as a draft law for constitutional changes got the green light from the country's parliamentary commission. The AKP proposes to abolish the post of prime minister, held now by AKP leader Binali Yildirim, and increase the number of seats in parliament from 550 to 600. (more...)
Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Who's the Real Winner in Voice? Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Who's the Real Winner in Voice?
- December 30, 2016

A man's body was found floating in a hot tub behind a house in Bentonville, Ark . When switched on, Amazon Echo is always listening for the wake word , "Alexa", but does not start recording until it hears the word. Amazon tells NBC News it "will not release customer information without a valid and binding legal demand properly served on us". "It appears that prosecutors are kind of on a fishing expedition", "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty reported on "CBS This Morning" ... (more...)
Coolpad Cool1 with Snapdragon 652 launched in India, priced at Rs. 13999 Coolpad Cool1 with Snapdragon 652 launched in India, priced at Rs. 13999
- December 30, 2016

The dual-camera setup on the Cool 1 Dual also allows one to capture images with DSLR-like bokeh effects. The device was officially launched in India on Wednesday for Rs 13,999, keeping in mind the budget-conscious buyers in India. The smartphone will be available in Silver and Gold colors. Talking about the connectivity features of the smartphone, it is a dual SIM smartphone with 4G support. (more...)
Ford to reveal new Fusion Hybrid autonomous development vehicle at CES Ford to reveal new Fusion Hybrid autonomous development vehicle at CES
- December 29, 2016

Also, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles delivered 100 uniquely outfitted Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Waymo - previously Google's Self-Driving Car Project - so that the tech giant can outfit the minivans with its self-driving technology. A computer in the truck of the autonomous hybrid acts like the "brain" of the system, which collects and interprets data from its sensors, then makes driving decisions based on that information. (more...)
Vikings at Packers Recap, Highlights, Final Score, and More Vikings at Packers Recap, Highlights, Final Score, and More
- December 25, 2016

Before the sack, Rodgers was shredding the Minnesota defense, racking up three first-half passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown just before halftime. Sadly, the Vikings couldn't come out of the game with a win. He finished 28 of 38 for 347 yards with four touchdowns. RODGERS' CALF: Rodgers' injured right calf seemed to be improving after the quarterback was a full practice participant at midweek. (more...)
Uber refuse to pay $150 for autonomous auto permit Uber refuse to pay $150 for autonomous auto permit
- December 24, 2016

The California DMV initially told Uber it must obtain permits to operate on public roads like other companies testing self-driving technology, including Google, Ford, and GM. Wiedemeier stresses he doesn't have anything against Uber-the Coalition, which has more than 10,000 members, has worked with ridesharing companies like Uber to educate drivers on sharing the road with cyclists, of which San Francisco has many. (more...)
Why does this vibrant fish bear President Obama's name? Why does this vibrant fish bear President Obama's name?
- December 24, 2016

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) organized an expedition to the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, situated in the remote northwest region of the Hawaiian Islands. Now at 582,578 square miles, it is the largest protected area on Earth, with bans on commercial fishing and other activities within it. Deep coral reefs grow at this depth, but despite the diversity of animals that live there, this so-called "twilight zone" isn't well-explored by marine biologists, ... (more...)
Uber moves self-driving pilot program to Arizona after California setback Uber moves self-driving pilot program to Arizona after California setback
- December 23, 2016

Uber launched its self-driving auto program in San Francisco this week, but regulators told the company to shut it down until Uber obtains a special permit. Operating without a permit arguably gives Uber a competitive advantage. Uber's attempt to position itself at the front of the race for autonomous cars is also reflected in its $500 million mapping initiative. (more...)
Certified Refurbished Apple Watch Models Are Available for $229
- December 23, 2016

It was only about a month ago that Apple finally added the iPhone to its refurbished online offerings along with iMacs and MacBooks, and now the company's got another key addition. On top of that, buyers in the USA will be entitled to free shipping as well as free returns. That's about a $40 discount from buying a new one . The 42mm option starts at $249, saving you 16 percent. (more...)
Walgreens, Rite Aid shed 865 stores to close US$9.4 bil Walgreens, Rite Aid shed 865 stores to close US$9.4 bil
- December 22, 2016

According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $0.02 and can go high up to $0.06. Conagra Brands will report results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 (2QFY17) while Rite Aid will post 3QFY17 financial results. (more...)
OurMine hacks Marvel and Netflix Twitter accounts OurMine hacks Marvel and Netflix Twitter accounts
- December 22, 2016

What do you think of this latest OurMine hack of a Twitter account? Netflix's actual website and the accounts of its users are also believed to be safe. Netflix did not immediately respond to PCMag's request for comment about the hack. Saudi-based group OurMine claimed responsibility, using Zuckerberg's own accounts to post messages. (more...)
Rogue One Originally Had A Very Different Ending Rogue One Originally Had A Very Different Ending
- December 21, 2016

Please take note that this article contains major spoilers for Rogue One . Star Wars fans and enthusiasts gathered for Disney Philippines and Toy Kingdom's " Rogue One " toy launch at SM Megamall. And it was just assumed by us that we couldn't do that and they're not gonna let us do that. And then everyone read that, and there was just this feeling of like, "They gotta die right?" We thought we weren't going to be allowed to but Kathy [Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm] and everyone at ... (more...)