Sci-tech

by | June 23, 2018 | 01:02

President Donald Trump is throwing out a policy devised by his predecessor for protecting USA oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with a new approach that emphasizes use of the waters to promote economic growth. The Republican president said he was creating a smaller Ocean Policy Committee while eliminating "duplicative" regional planning bodies created under Obama.

by | June 22, 2018 | 05:27

The world's oldest Sumatran orangutan has died at Perth Zoo on Monday, aged 62 years old. "Over the years Puan's eyelashes had greyed, her movement had slowed down and her mind had started to wander". "Puan demanded and deserved respect, and she certainly had it from all her keepers over the years", she wrote. I feel so grateful to have been in her life, albeit to have been such a small part of her life.

by | June 19, 2018 | 04:47

Dan Lamothe covers the Pentagon and the US military for The Washington Post . "Everybody wants to do it", he said . The US commercial space sector is booming, while NASA has shifted from its role as a launcher of rockets during the Apollo era (1961-1972) and the space shuttle era (1981-2011) to mainly a client.

by | June 05, 2018 | 00:18

For example, the first stage of the recently debuted "Block 5" Falcon 9 is created to fly 10 times with just inspections between touchdown and liftoff, and 100 times or more with some refurbishment in the mix, Musk has said. SpaceX will not attempt to recover the first stage-the rocket will instead fall into the ocean. It is created to support SES's direct-to-home broadcasting and data connectivity services in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region, including rapidly growing markets ...

by | May 31, 2018 | 18:02

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Suwannee River in the Big Bend area of Florida to the Mississippi/Alabama border. Alberto's high winds also led to concerns over the threat of storm surge and unsafe rip currents from the coasts of Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean.

by | May 30, 2018 | 11:29

The deal was approved by cabinet on Tuesday morning and is now subject to approval by Kinder Morgan stockholders. "It must be built and it will be built", Finance Minister Bill Morneau. The ultimate cost of the federal government's new pipeline scheme remains unclear. At this point, both the federal and Alberta government will offer financial security, or indemnification against any ongoing political risk, to the new investors.

by | May 30, 2018 | 10:59

Storms will start to intensify later in the afternoon. Alberto is expected to produce heavy rainfall and flooding over western Cuba, South Florida and the Florida Keys, the National Hurricane Centre said on Sunday . Jeffrey Medlin, meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service's Mobile office, warned that even after the storm moves north there will still be swells coming up from the south that could cause unsafe rip currents.

by | May 29, 2018 | 00:59

Alberto had picked up strength as it headed north through the Gulf of Mexico, bringing with it the warning of life-threatening inundation, said the Miami-based hurricane centre. High tides will occur this afternoon and very early Monday morning. There also is a potential for storms and rain throughout the rest of the week, Corless said.

by | May 28, 2018 | 00:15

The hurricane centre said Sunday that a tropical storm warning was in effect from Bonita Beach, Florida, to the Mississippi-Alabama border. The storm is expected to mostly impact South Florida and the panhandle, though the entire state could also experience swelling bodies of water, tornadoes and localized flooding.

by | May 22, 2018 | 22:41

The actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan also threw his weight behind the protesters and demanded the closure of the unit. Palaniswami said he has ordered constitution of a one- man commission under a retired high court judge to go into the incident.

by | May 18, 2018 | 11:08

The announcement was made on Inside Xbox today. There's now a new "Groups" tab present in the "My Games & apps" section, allowing you to make custom folders for games and apps you want to group together. To link the accounts, you'll have to boot up the Discord app on PC or on mobile. In this way, it will only suffice for you to define its screen or video captures and select the Trim option, without having to go through Upload Studio.

by | May 15, 2018 | 22:25

All 16 are understood to have jumped from the craft, but it crashed a short time later. "However, witnesses then saw the aircraft crash shortly afterwards". Postmortems were carried out on the man's remains and those of Kacper Kacprzak at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore today. Mr Fitzpatrick said the airfield had a long-established reputation for parachuting.

by | May 15, 2018 | 22:20

But we've also learned that life finds a way in the harshest of Earth's environments, like vents in the deepest parts of the ocean floor. Water plumes support the idea that underneath Europa's ice-crested surface, there's a massive expanse of subterranean ocean.

by | May 15, 2018 | 22:21

A frat boy corporate culture ultimately came to haunt co-founder and former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, who was forced out past year. Uber will no longer make its drivers, customers and employees go through forced arbitration when they lodge sexual assault or harassment claims against the ride-hailing service, the company announced Tuesday.

by | May 13, 2018 | 09:47

The drone weighs 1.8 kilograms (just under four pounds) and the dual, counter-rotating blades will spin at around 3,000 rpm, roughly 10 times the rate of a regular helicopter. "To make it fly at that low atmospheric density, we had to scrutinize everything, make it as light as possible while being as strong and as powerful as it can possibly be", Aung added.

by | May 12, 2018 | 07:29

With Google Duplex , businesses can operate as they always have; and people can easily book with them through the Google Assistant . Among the Google I/O highlights was the announcement that Google's digital assistant will add six new voices, including one based on that of former Philadelphia-based crooner John Legend, the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and actor signed to Kanye West's G.O.O.D.

by | May 10, 2018 | 11:13

Dr Mallya was unable to put forward any basis for contending that the disposal was not in breach of the Karnataka High Court's interim injunction, and accepted that it occurred after the Supreme Court had made clear that the injunction covered subsequently acquired assets It does, though, appear to me to have been in clear breach of the Karnataka court's order", he adds.

by | May 09, 2018 | 00:38

Today Square Enix announced a new livestream covering both Dissidia Final Fantasy NT for PS4 and the arcade original Dissidia Final Fantasy . The biggest reveal of all could be our first look at the untitled Avengers game that Square Enix has Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montréal working on.

by | May 09, 2018 | 00:31

There are several space mysteries that have been solved and remain unsolved, but scientists and astronomers have finally put one of the widely-discussed debates to rest about how our sun is going to die . Contrary to previous research, scientists have predicted the sun will turn into a planetary nebula - a ring of luminous, interstellar gas and dust - when it dies in around five billion years' time.

by | May 08, 2018 | 01:05

You can say it's a bit like a Chromecast rolled into a soundbar and maybe positioned by Google as a way to upgrade your TV set, without actually changing your TV. You can also connect to the Link Bar via Bluetooth, which will let you stream music from your phone. Google I/O 2018 is coming up on us fast with the first day of the event taking place tomorrow (5/8).

by | May 08, 2018 | 01:02

At Build 2018 , Microsoft has today announced that it is bringing support for Windows Timeline to Android and iOS later this year. Despite a large number of users, the Microsoft Store is still poorly supported by Developers. The Microsoft Launcher app on Android will support enterprise customers including line-of-business app discovery and IT advisement on configuration.

by | May 02, 2018 | 01:30

Facebook has launched the Oculus Go, a standalone virtual reality headset that works without being linked to a smartphone or a computer. The 32GB model is priced at $199, or if you want more storage, you can get a 64GB version for $249.

by | April 30, 2018 | 03:41

The New Orleans Saints made a surprising trade up in the NFL Draft on Thursday to take defensive end Marcus Davenport . That gives the Seahawks a much-needed third-round pick, though they are still without a second-round selection for the second day of the NFL Draft on Friday .

by | April 27, 2018 | 00:29

The previous version of the wearable camera was only capable of recording videos. Previously, Snap sold the glasses via vending machine . It also said it wanted the Spectacles to let users "live in the moment" while they snapchatted their lives.

by | April 27, 2018 | 00:27

While the 3DS seems to be quickly becoming an afterthought for Nintendo , the aging handheld shipped just over half a million units over the last three months, bumping the year's total to a sizeable 6.40 million units. If achieved, it would be Nintendo's highest operating profit since the year ended March 2010. Nintendo , and the gaming industry as a whole, had just lost Satoru Iwata before Kimishima stepped up.

by | April 26, 2018 | 12:43

Facebook also added 48 million daily users; overall, the company boasts 1.45 billion daily active users-in line with Wall Street estimates and up 13 percent year-over-year-and nearly 2.2 billion monthly active users , beating estimates of 2.19 billion and also up 13 percent year-over-year.

by | April 26, 2018 | 12:39

Just go into Profile Settings, and select from available collections such as Sesame Workshop . "6.7 million were first flagged for review by machines rather than humans". In a blog detailing the work it's doing to enforce its community guidelines , YouTube said the removed videos represented a "fraction of a percent of YouTube's total views" during the final three months of a year ago.

by | April 25, 2018 | 15:32

Google's desktop web-app isn't the only thing getting some attention and the firm will be bringing some new features aimed at reducing inbox clutter to Google's mobile apps. Another change on the UI front has to do with attachments - you'll see thumbnails for the attachments under the mail, allowing you to open an attachment without having to load the message itself.

by | April 25, 2018 | 15:28

The major highlight of the phone is going to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with 8GB of RAM . The company's CEO Pete Lau said " OnePlus 6's glass design is centered around creating a "sense of value" and "premium hand-feel". OnePlus CEO and founder Pete Lau, it has been confirmed to be available via Amazon. The tweet comes with an image that shows off the back of a smartphone, which features a glossy black surface and has "Designed by OnePlus " engraved at the bottom.

by | April 25, 2018 | 15:22

Likewise, those in the free tier can now listen to any music they want, at any time , and for as many times. But many users of Spotify for free around the world aren't able to enjoy music whenever they want, because of the volume of mobile data streaming typically uses.

by | April 24, 2018 | 05:02

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2018 Earth Day marked on April 22, has the theme " End Plastic Pollution ". According to him, plastic pollution is now an ever-present challenge. WWF-Pakistan studies revealed that 65% of garbage that littered beaches along Pakistan's coast consist of plastics, which includes mineral water bottles, caps, polythene bags, balloons, wrappers, shoes, broken utensils and discarded fishing nets.

by | April 24, 2018 | 04:39

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 will cost around 12000-15000 price range. We are certain that this Asus phone will finally fill the void left due to the limited availability of the Redmi Note 5 Pro . The new Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with a 5.99-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) IPS display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 450 nits brightness. In the photography department, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 sports a dual-camera setup at the rear which is a combination of 13-megapixel plus 5-megapixel sensors.

by | April 23, 2018 | 21:47

Hannity, 56, acquired property with taxpayer support, a fact he did not reveal when praising Ben Carson , the HHU secretary, on his television show a year ago. HANNITY was also highly critical of President OBAMA for the foreclosure rate during his administration but did not disclose that he had invested in foreclosures at a discount while criticizing the President for them.

by | April 22, 2018 | 04:05

The Celtics hold a 2-1 lead after capturing the first two games of the series at home. Thon Maker got extended playing time because of a back-related absence by Bucks center Jon Henson, and further exacerbated the Celtics' offensive woes by shutting down the paint with five blocks.

by | April 20, 2018 | 01:29

Ciaran Martin, chief executive of Britain's National Cyber Security Center, said Russian Federation had targeted "millions" of devices in both countries, often seeking to hack into individual homes or small businesses or to control their routers.