Science


Asteroid to test Nasa's 'planetary defence system' Asteroid to test Nasa's 'planetary defence system'
- August 01, 2017

Although NASA's WISE telescope has found thousands of asteroids since it's creation in 2009, there are still thousands more that are going undetected. This animation depicts the safe flyby of asteroid 2012 TC4 as it passes under Earth on October 12, 2017. Knowledge of an incoming threat can help the people prepare for the worst. (more...)
Google Play Services becomes the first app to cross five billion downloads Google Play Services becomes the first app to cross five billion downloads
- August 01, 2017

To recall, Sunder Pichai at the recent held Google I/O summit had said that there were 2 billion active Android users. It's a required component of any officially-sanctioned phone that uses Android, and behind the scenes, it's necessary for apps like Maps, Google Wallet, and a myriad of other Google services you probably don't even think about. (more...)
Earth likely to warm more than 2 degree Celsius by 2100 Earth likely to warm more than 2 degree Celsius by 2100
- August 01, 2017

We're closer to the margin than we think", Raftery said in the statement . And chances of meeting the lower, aspirational 1.5ºC goal, also listed in the 196-nation pact, were a mere 1%, they wrote in the journal Nature Climate Change . The panel set a goal of curbing global warming to 2 degrees. A study that Raftery worked on in 2014 showed that world population is unlikely to stabilize this century. (more...)
Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS) Downgraded by BidaskClub to Sell
- August 01, 2017

QHC's SI was 3.32M shares in July as released by FINRA. With 293,300 avg volume, 11 days are for Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE:QHC)'s short sellers to cover QHC's short positions. The management of the company has seen, a return of investment of 14.10% and return on assets of *TBA. Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt, a Sweden-based fund reported 1.23 million shares. (more...)
Galaxy S8 adds Daydream support, but not yet in Australia
- August 01, 2017

The two phones have had quite the journey to get to where we are today when it comes to Google's VR solution. While this likely marks the biggest potential expansion for Google's Daydream platform, it also signifies a clear loss for Oculus, which collaborated with Samsung on the Gear VR headset and maintains the content store that houses the device's playable titles. (more...)
The Palisades Hudson Asset Management LP Maintains Position in NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) The Palisades Hudson Asset Management LP Maintains Position in NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)
- August 01, 2017

The stock decreased 6.55% or $1.24 on July 28, reaching $17.69. About 74,511 shares traded. Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) has risen 24.36% since July 31, 2016 and is uptrending. The stock was sold at an average price of $137.09, for a total transaction of $3,496,754.63. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Friess Assoc Ltd Llc invested in 124,025 shares or 1.41% of the stock. (more...)
Hackers Target HBO; Game of Thrones Season 7 Script Leaks Online Hackers Target HBO; Game of Thrones Season 7 Script Leaks Online
- August 01, 2017

At this point, it's not apparent what type of data the hackers pilfered, save for the aforementioned Game of Thrones script and episodes of Ballers and Room 104 . The leak happened after HBO mailed DVD copies of the episodes to members of the media for review, according to Forbes . "Any intrusion of this nature is obviously disruptive, unsettling, and disturbing for all of us ", Plepler said. (more...)
Amalgamated Bank Invests $277000 in Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLVS) Amalgamated Bank Invests $277000 in Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLVS)
- August 01, 2017

The overlap in immuno-biology linked to these agents supports the potential for synergy of PARP inhibition and PD-1 blockade. Successful commercialization will significantly boost Clovis' sales. If you are viewing this article on another website, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of U.S. & global copyright and trademark law. New York-based Tocqueville Asset Management Lp has invested 0.01% in Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: CLVS ). (more...)
Moto x4 pricing details revealed ahead of official launch Moto x4 pricing details revealed ahead of official launch
- August 01, 2017

The Indian pricing will be Rs. 22.5K for the Moto G5S and Rs. 24.5K for G5S Plus. The Moto G5S Plus has been getting a lot of attention lately, making us wonder if its launch is around the corner. Based on the image, the front of the device sports a 5.5-inch display, as expected, with a front camera placed on top of the display alongside the various sensors. (more...)
Price Mover of Last Trading Day:: Ford Motor Company (F)
- August 01, 2017

Finally, Legal & General Group Plc raised its position in shares of General Motors by 3.3% in the first quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 38,664 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock worth $450,000 after buying an additional 21,879 shares during the period. (more...)
Apple iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle Discontinued, iPod Touch Getting a Refresh Apple iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle Discontinued, iPod Touch Getting a Refresh
- August 01, 2017

As a replacement for the iPod Mini, the music player uses flash memory for storage. The device went through several generations and models since it was introduced until Apple finally called off sales on July 27, 2017. A recent announcement from Apple indicates that iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle will not be available anymore on its website. In an emailed statement, a company representative told The Verge that the products have met their end and are now officially discontinued. (more...)
Facebook, Inc. (FB) PT Set at $190.00 by Morgan Stanley
- August 01, 2017

Many institutional investors have modified to their stake in FB. Finally, Cable Hill Partners LLC boosted its stake in Facebook by 9.5% in the first quarter. (NASDAQ:FB) are hovering above their moving averages, indicating a postitive uptrend for the firm. If you are accessing this news story on another domain, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States & global copyright and trademark laws. (more...)
Microsoft kills Word Flow keyboard for iOS, recommends SwiftKey instead Microsoft kills Word Flow keyboard for iOS, recommends SwiftKey instead
- August 01, 2017

For the most part, SwiftKey is better, smoother, more reliable and accurate than Word Flow. It was barely a year ago when Microsoft surprisingly released Word Flow , a free iOS version of its popular Windows Phone keyboard . Either way though, it's sad to see Word Flow go. Apple's App Store doesn't show download numbers, but SwiftKey has over 100 million downloads, while Gboard has passed 500 million. (more...)
Google Tracks Consumer Purchases & Sparks FTC Investigation Google Tracks Consumer Purchases & Sparks FTC Investigation
- August 01, 2017

It had then developed a mathematical formula that would anonymize and encrypt the transaction data, and then automatically match the transactions to the millions of USA users of Google and Google-owned services such as Gmail, search, YouTube and maps. (more...)
Minecraft Beta to Test Crossplay Accross Platforms Out Today Minecraft Beta to Test Crossplay Accross Platforms Out Today
- August 01, 2017

A few of the other new features which are coming with this update can be seen below. The Better Together Update is going to fix that. The Marketplace is also in the Android and Windows 10 Beta but is not yet confirmed to be in the Xbox One beta. (more...)
NASA Detects More Chemicals on Titan that are Essential to Life NASA Detects More Chemicals on Titan that are Essential to Life
- August 01, 2017

However, scientists from around the world are attempting to locate life elsewhere, and one of Saturn's moons could be the first place researchers find this elusive thing. This is based on a study that was conducted in 2015 , where a team of Cornell scientists sought to determine if organic cells could form in Titan's harsh environment . (more...)
NASA balloons to study total solar eclipse, life beyond Earth NASA balloons to study total solar eclipse, life beyond Earth
- July 31, 2017

Although the eclipse's path of totality - where the moon will completely block the sun for about two minutes - is only about 70 miles wide, the entire country will be able to catch at least a partial eclipse. The penumbra is where only part of the sun's disk is obscured. The National Weather Service in Morristown has published a map showing the eclipse path and showing the duration of the total solar eclipse in parts of East Tennessee. (more...)
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane trilogy Xbox One rumours gain momentum Crash Bandicoot N. Sane trilogy Xbox One rumours gain momentum
- July 31, 2017

But today, we've gotten yet another piece of evidence indicating that N. Sane isn't going to be a PS4 exclusive. The enormous success of the recent Crash Bandicoot N. Some gamers could be asking if it is actually possible for Crash Bandicoot to appear on the Xbox One , considering its status as one of the PlayStation's most notable characters during the console's early days. (more...)
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds now holds peak player record for any non-Valve game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds now holds peak player record for any non-Valve game
- July 31, 2017

Now, it has jumped over Fallout 4 as well. As you can see, if PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds seeks to leapfrog its way to either the No.2 or No.1 spot - replacing either CS:GO or Dota 2 - it has a long way to go, and many more boxes of Wheaties to eat. (more...)
Missing IEBC manager's vehicle found at TRM, cops intensify search Missing IEBC manager's vehicle found at TRM, cops intensify search
- July 31, 2017

A police officer, who spoke to Anadolu Agency at the Nairobi mortuary on condition of anonymity, confirmed that his body was found on Sunday. Msando had been in charge of managing information technology systems at the electoral commission. (more...)
Samsung ends Intel's more than two-decade reign in microchips Samsung ends Intel's more than two-decade reign in microchips
- July 31, 2017

As its quarterly operating profit is expected to reach 4 trillion won (US$3.56 billion) in the second half of the year, it is possible for SK Hynix to overhaul Intel. But for years demand for memory chips was vulnerable to boom-and-bust cycles depending on output and on demand from the consumer electronics industry. (more...)
Facebook Stories go public, lure Snapchat stars to jump on board Facebook Stories go public, lure Snapchat stars to jump on board
- July 31, 2017

The social media giant's decisive move to allow public viewing of Facebook Stories could put an end to Snapchat's reign. Let's see how Snapchat reacts to this update by Facebook. Previously one can only share Story with his/her friends. Now the Facebook stories will be shared publically with anyone on Facebook platform. As for if or when Pages will be able to post Stories, Facebook tells me "For Pages - no specific timing to share there quite yet". (more...)
Here's Why Facebook Researchers Shut Down its Pair of AI Bots Here's Why Facebook Researchers Shut Down its Pair of AI Bots
- July 31, 2017

Dhruv Batra, a Georgia Tech researcher at Facebook's AI Research (FAIR), explained to Fast Co. Design reports, Facebook's researchers recently noticed its new AI had given up on English. It allowed AI agents to disobey rules of the understandable language and invent codewords. In this instance, there was no reward for continuing to use English, so they built a more efficient solution instead. (more...)
MTV reboots 'Total Request Live' in effort to return to roots MTV reboots 'Total Request Live' in effort to return to roots
- July 31, 2017

MTV is also building a set facing Times Square - where the original show was held. TRL 2.0 will at the start run an hour a day as part of MTV's afternoon of live broadcasts, with the potential to expand to more than that. If you're scratching your head trying to remember how TRL went, or simply don't remember the show at all (as it ended in November 2008), a reminder: the variety show featured loads of music videos, as well as regular hosts and guests that cycled in and out of the ... (more...)
Idea to launch its own mobile phone to counter the JioPhone Idea to launch its own mobile phone to counter the JioPhone
- July 31, 2017

It has appeal for users with voice usage. Himanshu Kapania said the Aditya Birla Group Company, is being combined with larger rival Vodafone. Idea seems to have realized the potential of this market too and has indicated that it will be launching a new phone which will be the cheapest 4G smartphone. (more...)
China's Private Sector Growth Eases In July China's Private Sector Growth Eases In July
- July 31, 2017

Beijing's official manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI), which focuses on large and state-run companies, dipped to 51.4 in July. The economist anticipates further weakness ahead as the crackdown on financial risks weighs on credit expansion and economic growth. (more...)
Idea to launch own handset to counter Reliance JioPhone Idea to launch own handset to counter Reliance JioPhone
- July 31, 2017

The brand is now offering more 4G data and validity which Vodafone is looking to compete with. This plan offers 70GB of data which will be valid for a period of 70 days from the time of recharge. The Jio offering, unveiled before the Reliance share-holders annual general meeting earlier this month, comes virtually free for a customer by paying a security deposit of Rs 1,500. (more...)
First exomoon may have been discovered First exomoon may have been discovered
- July 31, 2017

Meanwhile, Lissauer also discovered that fast-spinning planets (with days less than ten hours long) or backwards-spinning worlds are able to stabilise their tilts without requiring the presence of a large moon. But it is extremely hard to detect a relatively small body (moon) orbiting a planet with this technique. Another candidate was identified back in 2014 , but scientists still have no way of proving whether it really is an exomoon or not. (more...)
Titan: A Pool of Life? Titan: A Pool of Life?
- July 31, 2017

Now, scientists are using the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, or ALMA , observatory in Chile to measure a definitive, large amount of vinyl cyanide on Titan's upper atmosphere. Natural color image from Cassini spacecraft , showing haze layers in Titan's upper atmosphere, where methane molecules are being broken apart by solar ultraviolet light. (more...)
Russian Federation orders USA to cut diplomats in response to sanctions Russian Federation orders USA to cut diplomats in response to sanctions
- July 31, 2017

The Kremlin's decision to expel American diplomats was a "long overdue" retaliation to tough new sanctions passed by Washington , a top Russian official said Sunday, vowing more payback may follow if the United States does not change its approach. (more...)