Science


Space Falcon Heavy launch: Reality vs Animation, amazingly accurate Space Falcon Heavy launch: Reality vs Animation, amazingly accurate
- February 08, 2018

The launch of the most powerful now available space rocket, delivering a cargo not just to Earth orbit, but actually blasting it towards Mars, yet recovering significant portions of the launch vehicle to be re-used again and again. A Falcon 9 SpaceX heavy rocket stands ready for launch on pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (GeekWire Photo/Kevin Lisota) Falcon Heavy side boosters land in almost flawless unison. (more...)
Drink to that: Elon Musk's rocket launch was successful Drink to that: Elon Musk's rocket launch was successful
- February 08, 2018

Before and after the rocket's launch, Falcon Heavy stirred quite the excitement among people on social media. Eager observers lined up early this morning to get a prime viewing area along the beaches south of Cape Canaveral. Plenty of things can go bad with the maiden flight of a rocket, of course. Falcon Heavy side cores have landed at SpaceX's Landing Zones 1 and 2. (more...)
Google Photos adds DIY themed movies and photo books Google Photos adds DIY themed movies and photo books
- February 08, 2018

With the received message, they can also reply to them. Google Photos users can make these themed movies by heading over to this link , opening the Google Photos mobile app, or using Google Assistant (the link is easiest if you're already on a computer). (more...)
Consumer Reports finds Samsung, Roku TVs vulnerable to hacking Consumer Reports finds Samsung, Roku TVs vulnerable to hacking
- February 08, 2018

According to Consumer Reports , the problems affect Samsung televisions, along with models made by TCL and other brands that use the Roku TV smart TV platform, as well as streaming devices such as the Roku Ultra. There is no security risk to our customers' accounts or to the Roku platform as stated by Consumer Reports . The apparent Samsung security gap "was harder to spot", Consumer Reports says. (more...)
'Strong demand' for replacement batteries 'Strong demand' for replacement batteries
- February 08, 2018

The company apologised and lowered the price of battery replacements for affected models from $US79 ($F158) to $US29 ($F58). The firm apologized for the lack of disclosure and dropped the price of replacement batteries from $79 to $29 in a new program. (more...)
Drake Gives Miami Student $50000 Scholarship Drake Gives Miami Student $50000 Scholarship
- February 08, 2018

Little did she know that her essay had made it into the hands of Drake . Earlier this week, Drake - the adored worldwide hip hop star - became a legend to hundreds of Florida high school and college students... Thanks for giving back to the community! The rapper has been out and about in Miami as he shoots a music video for the Scary Hours EP track, one of two, "God's Plan", which has already made its #1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100, because, Drake . (more...)
Cloud's Design in Final Fantasy VII Remake Has Changed Cloud's Design in Final Fantasy VII Remake Has Changed
- February 08, 2018

The exhibition will be running until February 28 at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo. While this design is liked by many and seemed to be well-received at the time, it looks like the team involved here want something a little more reminiscent of the original. (more...)
Angus King celebrates addition of lobster emoji Angus King celebrates addition of lobster emoji
- February 08, 2018

The new lobster emoji is months in the making. Previewed at the end of previous year, Emoji 11.0 has now been finalized and includes 157 new emoji, bringing the total number of official emoji to 2,832. Yeah, that's right. There's curly haired, red haired, and bald emoji now. The update will also bring reversible emoji for the first time. The lobster emoji will be joined by other new additions like a mosquito, a superhero woman and a pirate flag. (more...)
N919m Fraud! Buhari Shuns Health Minister, Reinstates Suspended NHIS Chief N919m Fraud! Buhari Shuns Health Minister, Reinstates Suspended NHIS Chief
- February 08, 2018

Adewole suspended Yusuf on July 6, 2017, over allegations that he abused his office and perpetrated fraud to the tune of N919 million. The recalled NHIS boss was still being investigated by the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) when his reinstatement letter was sent to the federal ministry of health on Tuesday. (more...)
Valentine's Day Themed Skins & Weapon Valentine's Day Themed Skins & Weapon
- February 08, 2018

Epic Games revealed the patch notes for the Fortnite update today, with Valentine's Day content coming to Battle Royale and Save The World . " Fortnite " is one of the biggest games now out in the market and is a direct competitor for "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" for one of the top played shooters these days. (more...)
Twitter bans fake celebrity accounts and porn videos Twitter bans fake celebrity accounts and porn videos
- February 07, 2018

As numerous videos acknowledge they are fake, it would be hard for a celebrity to claim defamation, and superimposing a famous face onto someone's else's body, rather than leaking private pictures or footage of an actual celebrity, means deepfakes don't necessarily count as revenge porn. (more...)
Melting Arctic Permafrost Could Unleash Earth's Largest Reserve of Mercury Melting Arctic Permafrost Could Unleash Earth's Largest Reserve of Mercury
- February 07, 2018

According to a new study published February 5 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters , theremay be more than 15 million gallons (58 million liters) of mercury buried in the permafrost of the Northern Hemisphere - roughly twice as much mercury as can be found in the rest of Earth's soils, ocean and atmosphere combined. (more...)
Google May Step Into Gaming With 'Yeti' Streaming Service Google May Step Into Gaming With 'Yeti' Streaming Service
- February 07, 2018

It could also work with Google Chromecast. It's unclear whether Google would focus exclusively on streaming Android games to a consumer's television, as playing Android games on a big screen is already relatively easy to do with existing casting and mirroring technology . (more...)
Fear the Wolves is a battle royale shooter from former STALKER developers Fear the Wolves is a battle royale shooter from former STALKER developers
- February 07, 2018

Players are dropped into a radiation-filled Chernobyl as a lone soldier or as a squad with 100 players aiming to become the last man standing. However, the twist with Fear of the Wolves is that you have much more to worry about than just the other players. (more...)
New Era: SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Rocket Has Successful Launch
- February 07, 2018

But then it took off, and two of its three boosters landed back on Earth . Thousands of onlookers could be heard cheering through SpaceX's livestream. "It was awesome like a science fiction movie coming to reality", said former NASA deputy administrator Dava Newman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Apollo professor of astronautics. (more...)
Police in Alabama Arrest Suspect in Viral Sex Abuse Video Police in Alabama Arrest Suspect in Viral Sex Abuse Video
- February 07, 2018

Authorities say the video shows a pornographic image of a young girl and an adult man. Authorities in Alabama started investigating on January 31 when multiple law enforcement agencies were alerted to a video showing the sexual assault of a child on social media , said Lt. (more...)
Noteworthy Stocks to Watch For: NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA), Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI)
- February 07, 2018

NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)'s stock on Tuesday traded at beginning with a price of $204.48 and when day-trade ended the stock finally popped up 5.56% to reach at $225.58. Envestnet Asset Inc owns 0.02% invested in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) for 40,383 shares. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 829,595 shares of the computer hardware maker's stock worth $148,307,000 after acquiring an additional 9,565 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
IOS 11.3: Understanding iPhone Battery Management IOS 11.3: Understanding iPhone Battery Management
- February 07, 2018

Apple has said the goal of the slowdown was to "smooth out" peak power demands and prevent older iPhones from sudden shutdowns as their lithium-ion batteries degrade. "I appreciate Apple's response to my inquiry and the company's ongoing discussions with the committee", Thune said in response to Apple's follow up to his own letter . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy C10 Plus shows up on AnTuTu Samsung Galaxy C10 Plus shows up on AnTuTu
- February 07, 2018

The Galaxy C9 Pro smartphone had a model number SM-C900, so we could expect it to be a new Galaxy C10 Plus smartphone. For the price it won't actually be that different to the Galaxy S8 phone, reflecting on a growing trend in mobile phone companies to improve features and gadgets rather than radically changing the format. (more...)
Deck13 announces The Surge 2 coming to consoles and PC in 2019 Deck13 announces The Surge 2 coming to consoles and PC in 2019
- February 07, 2018

Like its predecessor, the sequel will be released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with the current target being sometime in 2019. According to the developers, The Surge 2 will keep the original game's creative limb targeting system and detailed progression system, though these systems will feature some unspecified improvements. (more...)
Ancient Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, scientists find Ancient Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, scientists find
- February 07, 2018

To everyone's surprise, the facial reconstruction revealed that the man had dark to black skin, blue eyes, and curly hair. "I first studied "Cheddar Man" more than 40 years ago, but could never have believed that we would one day have his whole genome - the oldest British one to date", said Professor Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum . (more...)
Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 0.26
- February 07, 2018

For TXN, the company now has 1.66 billion of cash on the books, which is offset by 500 million in current liabilities. About 9.27 million shares traded or 71.57% up from the average. Zacks Investment Research's earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that follow Texas Instruments . Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 23rd. (more...)
Jaguar Classic announces D-Type continuation Jaguar Classic announces D-Type continuation
- February 07, 2018

Now, here's some spicy stuff about the D-Type. So there's no raised eyebrow upon hearing that some models were sold for as much as $21 million at auction as the D-Type is regarded as one of the most valuable and significant Jags of all time. (more...)
House Intel Committee Votes To Release Dem Countermemo. Will Trump Go Along? House Intel Committee Votes To Release Dem Countermemo. Will Trump Go Along?
- February 07, 2018

The assumption at the White House is that Trump won't stand in the way of the Democratic memo's release, but White House officials are also warning against predicting how a characteristically mercurial President will decide the Democratic memo's fate once he has read it. (more...)
Russian Cosmonauts Placed Antenna In Wrong Direction During Record-Breaking Spacewalk Russian Cosmonauts Placed Antenna In Wrong Direction During Record-Breaking Spacewalk
- February 07, 2018

After seven hours into the spacewalk, the two cosmonauts realized that the antenna on the box was not extending following its folding up for the upgrade. And so, Misurkin and Shkaplerov encountered an 8 hour and 13-minute spacewalk. Nasa had planned another spacewalk this week, but bumped it to mid-February because engineers needed extra time to get the mechanical hand working. (more...)
Overwatch Year of the Dog Event Details Teased Overwatch Year of the Dog Event Details Teased
- February 07, 2018

Jeff Kaplan addresses the millions of players in the Developer Update . Now, flag captures are instant. Additionally, flag pick-up rules are changing. After last year's Overwatch Year of the Rooster CTF event, Blizzard is bringing CTF back but this time they are more prepared. On the cosmetics side, Kaplan promised "six fantastic legendary skins", including one for Genji and one for Mercy. (more...)
Overwatch League Reportedly Set to Get Its First Female Player Overwatch League Reportedly Set to Get Its First Female Player
- February 07, 2018

Element Mystic tank and captain Lee " Fearless " Eui-Seok and MVP Space flex Cheon " Ado " Ki-hyun will also be joining the team, leaving the Dragons just one more spot on the roster, which will apparently be filled by an as-yet unknown Chinese player. (more...)
(INTC) Shares Sold by GFS Advisors LLC
- February 07, 2018

Moving average strategies are also popular and can be tailored to any time frame, suiting both long term investors and short-term traders. Cullen Capital Mgmt Limited Company stated it has 1.67 million shares or 2.21% of all its holdings. Exxonmobil Mngmt Inc Tx reported 269,801 shares. Family stated it has 4,500 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. (NYSE:AJG). Colonial Advsr has 0.24% invested in Arthur J. (more...)
Elon Musk sends his vehicle to Mars … sort of
- February 07, 2018

Falcon Heavy will blast-off from launch pad LC-39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The new rocket boasts three Falcon 9 boosters, each sporting 9 Merlin engines, giving Falcon heavy a total of 27 engines and more than five million pounds of thrust. (more...)
20GB at Rs 399, 30GB at Rs 499 20GB at Rs 399, 30GB at Rs 499
- February 06, 2018

Airtel's Infinity postpaid plan of Rs 499 includes unlimited local/STD/roaming (incoming and outgoing) calls for the billing cycle, among other benefits. To avail 90 GB of 4G/3G data, unlimited local, STD, roaming calls and two add-on connections free of cost, the user would have to pay up Rs 1,199. Subscribers get free 100SMS, access to five free magazines from Magzter app for four months, and Free Red Sheild (Vodafone's smartphone insurance scheme) for four months. (more...)