Science


NASA astronauts spacewalk outside International Space Station NASA astronauts spacewalk outside International Space Station
- March 30, 2018

Two American astronauts exited the International Space Station on Thursday for a lengthy spacewalk to replace old hoses on its cooling system and other equipment upgrades, footage from the U.S. Spacewalkers Feustel and Arnold have their tools and suits ready for Thursday's excursion, NASA said in an earlier blog post on the same day. They're set to leave the Quest Airlock Thursday morning and spend more than six hours outside of the station. (more...)
Momentum Stock in Focus: Akers Biosciences Cmn (AKER)
- March 30, 2018

To make a proper assessment, investors seek a sound estimate of this year's and next year's earnings per share (EPS), as well as a strong sense of how much the company will earn even farther down the road. The price target is the price an analyst considers the stock will reach during their investment time horizon, which for most firms is 12 months. This is a problem for day traders and it could mean the difference between a profitable and non-profitable trade. (more...)
Nokia 5, Nokia 6 start receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update Nokia 5, Nokia 6 start receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update
- March 30, 2018

Keep in mind that Investors should not rely only on an analyst's recommendation when taking a decision whether to buy, hold, or sell a stock. As of now, Nokia Corporation has a P/S, P/E and P/B values of 1.1, 0 and 1.53 respectively. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 405,267 shares of the technology company's stock valued at $2,423,000 after buying an additional 86,405 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
Apple Watch Series 4 to feature 15% bigger screen, new design Apple Watch Series 4 to feature 15% bigger screen, new design
- March 30, 2018

From April 5, customers in Thailand will be able to purchase the LTE version of the Apple Watch through TrueMove, according to the Apple website . The overall effect of the new design and health monitoring features, along with a traditional drop in prices for older models, have the research firm expecting Apple will sell an impressive 22 million to 24 million Apple Watch units in 2018, a 30% increase over a year ago. (more...)
Trump eyes more tariffs on Chinese goods Trump eyes more tariffs on Chinese goods
- March 30, 2018

At a time when US wine exports have been slipping overall, there's been growth in exports to China, where a rapidly growing middle class is adopting many Western tastes. Chinese officials note that the USA bars the export of many high-technology products. "Or, if China buys a certain number of Boeing aircraft should the US buy an equal number of C919s?" "How many soybeans should China buy that are equal to one Boeing aircraft?" US agricultural exports to China stood at $19.6 billion a year ... (more...)
Amazon shares PLUMMET as Trump accuses website of not paying ENOUGH tax Amazon shares PLUMMET as Trump accuses website of not paying ENOUGH tax
- March 30, 2018

After seeming to indicate he supported strengthening the US military's nuclear program, stocks for uranium companies skyrocketed. His tweet sent the stock down about 4 percent this morning as investors feared Trump could raise taxes on the e-commerce company or try to break it apart. (more...)
Woman jailed for two years in South Africa for racial abuse Woman jailed for two years in South Africa for racial abuse
- March 30, 2018

She repeatedly referred to black people as "kaffirs" - a term widely used during the apartheid era by whites to degrade people of African descent. Magistrate Pravina Raghoonandan sent Vicki Momberg to jail for using a highly derogatory word 48 times towards the officers, who had been trying to help her, after she had been robbed in a smash-and-grab incident in Johannesburg. (more...)
Nintendo responds to reports of third-party Switch docks bricking the console Nintendo responds to reports of third-party Switch docks bricking the console
- March 30, 2018

How serious? Try bricking the device serious. "[Nyko is] aware of the issue some Portable Docking Kit owners are facing after updating the firmware on their Nintendo Switch to version 5.0". For now, it looks like players are still advised to stay away from any type of third-party dock until the bricking issue is rectified. "They might not work at all with our game systems, and they could have compatibility problems with certain games, the Nintendo Switch system itself, and other ... (more...)
Saturday Will Be Year's Second — Blue Moon Saturday Will Be Year's Second — Blue Moon
- March 30, 2018

According to The Weather Channel , Saturday's full moon will peak at (or around, depending on your location) 8:37 AM ET. The last time two blue moons occurred in the same year was in 1999, almost 20 years ago. Blue moons are not that rare and usually happen every year or two. Two months ago, most of the United States got a good look January 31 at a rare lunar trifecta - a blue moon, a supermoon and a lunar eclipse that all came together to create a rare super blue blood moon . (more...)
MLB Management Sim Out Of The Park 19 Predicts the 2018 Season MLB Management Sim Out Of The Park 19 Predicts the 2018 Season
- March 30, 2018

Houston has added Gerrit Cole to the rotation after making a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and they'll now have Justin Verlander for the entire regular season. It didn't take much for NY to land the National League MVP, and he joins a lineup that includes AL MVP runner-up Aaron Judge . The Cubs expect to finish with the best record in baseball at 96.7 wins, which is higher than Vegas' line of 94.5 wins. (more...)
How much longer can Apple avoid making a touchscreen laptop? How much longer can Apple avoid making a touchscreen laptop?
- March 30, 2018

Many moons ago, education was a key market for Apple , but that's shifted in recent years. It will work with the new iPad model, and is colorful, meant to appeal to younger students. For Apple to grow market share in the education market, it will have to demonstrate its new iPad and suite of educational software are a good value. (more...)
New York Auto Show: 2019 Hyundai Tucson unveiled New York Auto Show: 2019 Hyundai Tucson unveiled
- March 30, 2018

Powertrain options for the new Tucson have also been revised, with just two petrol and two diesel engines to choose from. Power outputs for the petrol engines are 132PS and 177PS. Even the rear view mirror is new. Among technology highlights are a seven-inch information screen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth smartphone compatibility, phone charging, a premium sound system and 3D navigation. (more...)
Google Maps introduce Afrikaans and Zulu options
- March 30, 2018

The Narendra Modi government has rejected a proposal to roll out Google Street View , the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. The Google Street View allows a user to view public areas and more at a 360-degree panoramic street-level imagery. (more...)
Researchers discover 13000 years old footprints from the last ice age Researchers discover 13000 years old footprints from the last ice age
- March 29, 2018

The island now is covered with dense forest, making it hard for the modern humans to reside. The scientists say the likely timeframe for the prehistoric walk on the beach occurred somewhere between 11,000 and 14,000 years ago at the end of the last ice age. (more...)
Bumble is suing Tinder's owner for $400 million Bumble is suing Tinder's owner for $400 million
- March 29, 2018

The lawsuit, filed in a Texas state court, comes two weeks after Match brought a lawsuit against Bumble alleging intellectual property infringement. Bumble filed its own lawsuit on Wednesday, according to TechCrunch . In February, Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsberg confirmed that Tinder would soon introduce the same feature on its app . Lastly, Bumble is claiming that Match Group disparaged Bumble, which has potentially affected Bumble's other investment and acquisition opportunities. (more...)
Facebook privacy settings revamped after scandal Facebook privacy settings revamped after scandal
- March 29, 2018

The decision will affect third party brokers like Acxiom and Epsilon Data Management; both gather information to package and sell - at times to other data brokers , or perhaps to marketing agencies who would use insights from platforms like Facebook to hone their customer targeting. (more...)
GoPro Introduces New $200 Hero Camera GoPro Introduces New $200 Hero Camera
- March 29, 2018

GoPro last week announced a licensing deal with manufacturing services company Jabil to expand beyond the consumer action camera segment and into the enterprise market. HERO makes it simple. Cloud backup, damaged camera replacement, 20-percent off accessory discounts and more are included with a PLUS subscription for just $4.99 a month, cancellable anytime. (more...)
Xiaomi unveils 15.6-inch Mi Gaming Laptop Xiaomi unveils 15.6-inch Mi Gaming Laptop
- March 29, 2018

The Mi TV 4S offers Xiaomi's custom UI PatchWall UI that the it recently introduced with the televisions it launched in India. The smart TV is powered by a 64-bit quad-core Amlogic Cortex-A53 processor with clock speed of up to 1.5GHz, coupled with 2GB of RAM . (more...)
Facebook suspends approval of new third-party apps
- March 29, 2018

Data of about 50 million users had been harvested and passed on to the political consultancy firm which collaborated with some of the world's major political parties at various stages during elections including the 2016 USA elections which brought Donald Trump to power. (more...)
Who sees housing ads on Facebook? Women and vets excluded, suit claims
- March 29, 2018

Using Facebook's dropdown "exclusion" menu, they were able to buy housing ads that blocked groups such as "trendy moms", "soccer moms", "parents with teenagers", people interested in a disabled parking permit and people interested in Telemundo, the Spanish-language television network. (more...)
Meltdown Malware Patch That Opens Other Holes Fixed on Win7 Meltdown Malware Patch That Opens Other Holes Fixed on Win7
- March 29, 2018

Microsoft rolled out the Meltdown and Spectre patches in January and did not leave the older versions of Windows . Put another way, if a Windows 7 PC either didn't receive these updates, or received the most recent one in March, it's in the clear (although in the former case it'd still be vulnerable to the original Meltdown vulnerability). (more...)
Maserati Levante Trofeo Introduced Maserati Levante Trofeo Introduced
- March 29, 2018

The Maserati Levante Trofeo is powered by a 590hp (440kW) twin-turbo V8 displacing 3.8 litres. It also trumps the GranTurismo MC Sportline, which shares the GTS' 0-100km/h time. Corsa improves engine response, provides faster gear shifting, lowers the suspension, and convinces the Traction Control and ESP systems to be more lenient. (more...)
Facebook promises to redesign its privacy settings Facebook promises to redesign its privacy settings
- March 29, 2018

The developments comes amid other changes. "And I would like to believe that eventually it will change consumer behavior", she said . The company now expects revenue in the range of $910 million to $915 million in the 2018 fiscal year. Facebook's new "Access Your Information" button allows people to delete anything from their timelines or profiles that they no longer want on Facebook, the company says. (more...)
Google begins to roll out its mobile-first index Google begins to roll out its mobile-first index
- March 29, 2018

Of course, Google's search engine has evolved a great deal over the years. That means the company, which has a near-monopoly on mobile search , is prioritizing the mobile version of websites when crawling and ranking search results. Each page has an area at the bottom where you can click - or tap, in the case of mobile search results - to advance forward and backward through results pages. (more...)
DOOM will receive 4K support on Xbox One X and PS4 Pro DOOM will receive 4K support on Xbox One X and PS4 Pro
- March 29, 2018

It's unknown what else the patches offer on the One X and Pro. Doom achieved this through dynamic resolution scaling, but fans are wondering if the performance will be the same at native 4K. Meanwhile, gamers who still haven't picked it up can also buy it for the PC and Nintendo Switch, which won't be receiving a 4K update ever. If you still haven't played the game we highly recommend it .it was probably the best game of 2016 and, while the multiplayer and SnapMap may not be as active as ... (more...)
Scientists Detect Massive Stellar Flare From Proxima Centauri
- March 29, 2018

The huge eruption was much powerful than solar flares produced by the Sun, which means it was strong enough to kill off any organisms living on planets like Proxima b , which is orbiting the star. However, stars like Proxima Centauri are also known to experienced regular, although smaller, X-ray flares. And concerning Proxima b? 'Over the billions of years since Proxima b formed, flares like this one could have evaporated any atmosphere or ocean and sterilized the surface'. (more...)
Snap now allows you to control third-party app access Snap now allows you to control third-party app access
- March 29, 2018

Snapchat is reportedly testing a feature that enables users to use their accounts to connect to third party apps - the same kind of thing that Facebook is now in a lot of hot water over. Additionally, Snap also has a partnership with Shazam , which allows users to identify music and send music discoveries as snaps to friends. Talking about other elements that Snapchat has recently added into its application, some features are really exciting. (more...)
Sorry, Facebook fans, Playboy is pulling its pages offline Sorry, Facebook fans, Playboy is pulling its pages offline
- March 29, 2018

Hefner goes on to say that the "recent meddling in a free USA election further demonstrates another concern we have of how they handle users' data", adding that "more than 25 million" of those affected by the meddling "are Playboy fans". Playboy took the time to expose their arguments and basis under the decision made. Now Facebook has said they had permission from users to gather such information and claim it's in "opt-in feature" and they only use it to improve Facebook and don't look ... (more...)
Wife sets husband on fire in Odisha's Jajpur district Wife sets husband on fire in Odisha's Jajpur district
- March 29, 2018

Mrs Moyo was injured on her right leg and suffered bruises on her right cheek, right hand and waist. After church, she told me that I was forgiven. "We thought the communication had stopped", Stacey said. He assaulted her and when the woman went to report the matter to the police on the following day, Moyo allegedly ran over his wife with a vehicle after she returned home. (more...)
New Apple iPad available in the UAE this week New Apple iPad available in the UAE this week
- March 29, 2018

Teachers can create interactive lessons, while students can make active projects. The 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil . All of these apps support the input from the Apple Pencil . Of course you do, provided you've been closely following Apple , and its yearly new iPad launch cycle off late. Apple devices make up just 17% of the education marketshare. (more...)