Science


Watch SpaceX launch NASA's new planet-hunting satellite here Watch SpaceX launch NASA's new planet-hunting satellite here
- April 20, 2018

Together with its northern-hemisphere counterpart in Arizona, US, the observatory will scour the skies for new worlds. The $337 million space telescope is no larger than a refrigerator but it has a big mission ahead, as it will search for alien worlds around stars and planets. (more...)
Battlefield V Battle Royale Mode In Prototype Stage At DICE Battlefield V Battle Royale Mode In Prototype Stage At DICE
- April 20, 2018

Probably not. As the report claims, DICE is simply prototyping and testing how a battle royale mode might work within the context of Battlefield . But don't expect to drop onto an island with 99 other players when Battlefield V launches this fall . The game, which is rumored to launch later this year, is still being developed, but that seemingly hasn't stopped the studio from trying to put together a prototype of a battle royale mode. (more...)
SpaceX Rocket To Mars Will Be Built In Los Angeles: Where, Exactly? SpaceX Rocket To Mars Will Be Built In Los Angeles: Where, Exactly?
- April 18, 2018

The Elon Musk-founded company landed its first Falcon 9 booster back on Earth in 2015, after years of development. SpaceX might use a "giant party balloon" to retrieve rocket parts after a launch, according to CEO Elon Musk . SpaceX is there to collect the payloads via its Falcon 9 rockets. The company has also reused two of its uncrewed Dragon cargo ships to deliver NASA cargo to the International Space Station (one of them is in orbit right now) and is actively trying to ... (more...)
Ford Mustang planned for Monster Energy Series in 2019 Ford Mustang planned for Monster Energy Series in 2019
- April 18, 2018

The addition of the Mustang to the Cup Series will make the model the fourth Ford to race the ovals since 1972 after the Thunderbird, Taurus, and Fusion. "Mustang is a vehicle that is woven into the fabric of our country, and it's only right that we put it on the track in NASCAR's most visible series". (more...)
Musk gives CBS a tour of Tesla Model 3 production line Musk gives CBS a tour of Tesla Model 3 production line
- April 14, 2018

When investors engage in short selling or "shorting a stock", they actually borrow shares from an existing owner, sell the borrowed shares at market price, and take the cash. Amid the previous 3-months, the stock performs -9.82 percent, conveying six-month performance to -12.25 percent. Tesla had a negative net margin of 16.68% and a negative return on equity of 33.08%. (more...)
All 6 IPL-matches shifted from Chennai amid Cauvery protests All 6 IPL-matches shifted from Chennai amid Cauvery protests
- April 13, 2018

According to news agency ANI, Shukla said, "We had chose to hold all IPL matches in Chennai on police's assurance that adequate security would be provided". Dhoni was not considered, he said: "It was not in the list given to us by the Board". CSK's head coach Stephen Fleming also took to Twitter to express his sorrow over the decision. (more...)
YouTube Hack: Popular Music Videos Defaced YouTube Hack: Popular Music Videos Defaced
- April 11, 2018

The recently hacked music videos on YouTube were restored after a cyber attack on the popular video streaming service today. Many of their videos are still available on the platform, but they come with a defaced title and a thumbnail image. (more...)
Facebook experts weigh in on scandal before Zuckerberg testimony Facebook experts weigh in on scandal before Zuckerberg testimony
- April 10, 2018

In prepared remarks released by a House committee, Zuckerberg said the company has notified all users affected in the scandal. A Facebook spokesperson said a possible breach of data of 562,455 users happened after 335 Facebook users in India installed a quiz app, "thisisyourdigitallife" between November 2013 and December 2015. (more...)
Snapchat has started rolling out its TrueDepth selfie lenses Snapchat has started rolling out its TrueDepth selfie lenses
- April 07, 2018

Sadly, it's impossible for Snapchat to add these high-quality filters to older iPhone models. With so much about data privacy issues going on these days, not to mention Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal, it is only fair to ask how much of TrueDepth camera data does Apple share with third-party apps like Snapchat . (more...)
Fortnite Map Shows All Known Vending Machine Locations Fortnite Map Shows All Known Vending Machine Locations
- April 06, 2018

As expected, there's at least one vending machine in almost every named location on the map . The vending machine will display one at a time and slowly rotate through them. Common items start at 100 materials, for example, while legendary items will set players back 500. Fortnite version 3.4 dropped last week, bringing some new content and a number of big fixes with it, but today, Epic Games is tossing more into the mix. (more...)
Apple is working on new touchless controls for its displays
- April 05, 2018

The curved displays will reportedly "curve inward gradually from top to bottom". It will release a second iPhone with that type of screen later this year; a larger model with a 6.5-inch screen, up from the 5.8-inch size in the current iPhone X . (more...)
Chinese Space Station Comes Tumbling to Earth Over Pacific Ocean Chinese Space Station Comes Tumbling to Earth Over Pacific Ocean
- April 04, 2018

Prior to Tiangong-1, the largest object to fall back to Earth without any control was Salyut-2, a Soviet space station that fell out of orbit after an accident in 1973. The space station is expected to be fully operational around 2022, it said. While it does appear that a fair amount of the Tiangong-1 may have survived the huge heat created by the friction of reentry, any debris that remained appears to have fallen harmlessly into the Pacific, "out in the middle of nowhere, which is ... (more...)
More severe storms possible Tuesday in San Antonio More severe storms possible Tuesday in San Antonio
- April 04, 2018

By Tuesday evening a sharp cold front moves in from the west. A strengthening low-level jet from the south along with a developing area of low pressure to our west will bring widespread rain across southeastern MI. A secondary tornado threat exists as well although that is very small. Our severe storm outlook today from the Storm Prediction Center remains relatively unchanged. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Samsung Galaxy S9, S9
- April 02, 2018

The Galaxy Note 8 was unveiled by the company on August 23 in 2017 and it hit the stores on September 15. But, don't be disappointed as Samsung could pull a last-minute surprise . Therefore this early production could likely hint that we get to see the Note 9 release earlier than expected. However, we can expect only the 64GB and 128GB storage variants with Exynos 9810 to be launched in India. (more...)
Overwatch Uprising Event Returns April 10 Overwatch Uprising Event Returns April 10
- April 02, 2018

As promised, Blizzard plans to bring back a revamped version of Overwatch's Uprising event. You may also remember that Moira's origin video showed her in a Blackwatch uniform too so perhaps she'll be receiving a new skin. Or just another secret mission that lends insight into the modern state of the in-game world? Blackwatch was the covert operations arm of Overwatch before it was shut down and suspended for suspicious activity. (more...)
Wheelchair, limitations, fame; Stephen Hawking quotes on everything Wheelchair, limitations, fame; Stephen Hawking quotes on everything
- March 17, 2018

Beginning in 2003, I started to work on applying principles of quantum communication theory to the black hole problem funded by a generous grant from the Army Research Office. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also paid tribute to the physicist - who was a Labour supporter - and said he "inspired the world with his determination to explain the mysteries of the cosmos" and "showed breathtaking courage to overcome life's adversities". (more...)
Astronaut's DNA no longer matches his twin, NASA study finds Astronaut's DNA no longer matches his twin, NASA study finds
- March 17, 2018

Scientists hope to better understand the effects of long-term space travel in preparation for trips to Mars, and the comparison with his twin offers scientists additional context. Mr. Humphries clarified that no twins are 100 percent identical, and that "over time they tend to become less identical, just like every human being". (more...)
United Nations blames Facebook for spreading hatred United Nations blames Facebook for spreading hatred
- March 17, 2018

It also suggested that, according to interviews conducted by Myanmar officials in Rakhine, many people left their homes owing to lack of jobs, food and threats from the ARSA. At least 9,000 Rohingya were killed in Rakhine state from August 25 to September 24 previous year, according to Doctors Without Borders. Last month, Bangladesh handed a list of 8,032 Rohingya from 1,673 families to Myanmar, to start the first phase of repatriations. (more...)
Tomb Raider Bombing From Captain Marvel Writer Tomb Raider Bombing From Captain Marvel Writer
- March 16, 2018

In its own way, Tomb Raider '18 delivers a lot of wonderful action and mystery, doing so with a smart mix of practical and digital effects. Its biggest problem is that it takes the Tomb Raider story that fans have become familiar with and sucks a lot of the fun out of it. (more...)
New Raspberry Pi 3 Board Brings More Power New Raspberry Pi 3 Board Brings More Power
- March 15, 2018

The latest Pi has the same $35 price, 86 x 56 dimensions, 40-pin header, and other features as the previous model, and has an nearly identical layout, thereby ensuring backward compatibility. "Like a modern smartphone, we treat the thermal mass of the device as a resource, to be spent carefully with the goal of optimising user experience", the foundation says. (more...)