Science


Deadly heat waves becoming more common due to climate change Deadly heat waves becoming more common due to climate change
- June 21, 2017

The researchers' best-case projection is still worse than our present: Even if carbon gas emissions are dramatically reduced, by 2100 almost half of the population would still be exposed to deadly temperatures for more than 20 days a year. The human body's internal temperature likes to be between 98.6 to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (37 to 38 degrees Celsius); any warmer, and it's a fever. (more...)
Transformer stamp released by US Postal Service Transformer stamp released by US Postal Service
- June 21, 2017

The August event will be the first time since 1979 that a total solar eclipse will be visible from mainland United States, according to Espenak's website, MrEclipse.com . The post office is encouraging people use the hashtag #EclipseStamps to share images on social media. Even NASA uses Espenak's eclipse calculations. (more...)
Ikea's using the iPhone's AR kit to sell you even more furniture
- June 21, 2017

In iOS 11 , Apple is implementing a new "Automatic Setup" feature . Ikea is hoping to launch the app alongside the rollout of iOS 11 , which will debut in the fall alongside Apple's new iPhone models. In fact, it's a major reason we don't switch from the iPhone to Android. Apple Pay is already super convenient, but with iOS 11 , iPhone users will be able to send money to each another through iMessage, using credit or debit cards in their virtual wallet. (more...)
Solar, Wind Power Generated Record 10 Percent of US Electricity in March Solar, Wind Power Generated Record 10 Percent of US Electricity in March
- June 21, 2017

Those drops are driven by more than the average price of solar energy , which is expected to decline 66% between today and 2020. This has resulted in an increased demand for specialists and engineers in renewable energy . The fossil fuel is quickly losing share to natural gas, but is still a solid contributor to Carbon dioxide and other pollutants emissions - solid enough, according to the study's authors, Emily Prehoda and Joshua Pierce, to kill more than 50,000 people on an annual basis. (more...)
Kepler Telescope Finds 10 Earth-like Habitable Planets
- June 21, 2017

In total, 4,034 exoplanets have been detected by Kepler, 2,335 of which have been confirmed by other telescopes. The 10 new Earth-size planets bring the total to 50 that exist in habitable zones around the galaxy. It detects planets as they pass in front of their star whose light they momentarily dim. "This carefully-measured catalog is the foundation for directly answering one of astronomy's most compelling questions - how many planets like our Earth are in the galaxy?" said Susan ... (more...)
Ford to import Focus cars from China starting 2019 Ford to import Focus cars from China starting 2019
- June 21, 2017

President Trump had lambasted the proposed plant as a job-killer for US citizens during his campaign, taking aim at other companies who have moved production out of the country. Hinrichs said Ford's research shows that customers - who are used to phones and other gadgets from China - care more about product quality than where their vehicles are made. (more...)
Amazon Prime Wardrobe lets you try clothes on before buying Amazon Prime Wardrobe lets you try clothes on before buying
- June 21, 2017

If you love at least three of the items in your box, Amazon will give you a 10 percent discount. Shipments arrive in a re-sealable box with a pre-paid label for returns. Prime Wardrobe may appeal to those customers, but may also be attractive to those who can't, or don't want to, pay in advance for a bunch of stuff they may end up returning. (more...)
Mark Wahlberg Is Probably Done With The Transformers Movies
- June 21, 2017

So the filmmaker is back behind the camera once again for The Last Knight , which is just as big, bloated and long (at 2 1/2 hours) as all that have come before it. Academy Award-winner Anthony Hopkins , who plays the ditsy historian and astronomer Sir Edmund Burton, provides needless exposition not too different from his narration in Thor, while Laura Haddock plays the no-nonsense English Literature Professor Viviane Wembly and is the female lead and love interest. (more...)
Diablo III Rise of the Necromancer is $15, drops in June Diablo III Rise of the Necromancer is $15, drops in June
- June 21, 2017

The bundle, which will normally sell for $60, contains the base game, Reaper of Souls expansion, and Rise of the Necromancer . This expansive all-in-one collection is a flawless jumping-in point for anyone who may have missed out on what many consider to be the definitive couch co-op gaming experience. (more...)
Energy Chief Rick Perry Denies Carbon Dioxide Is Driving Climate Change
- June 21, 2017

The AEE and AWEA aim to answer the same questions asked by energy secretary Perry about the reliability and market rules of the United States electric power grid in his 60-day review. The point isn't to outright deny that human activity causes climate change, as Trump has done , but to cast doubt on the scientific consensus by saying climate change is complex and science isn't flawless. (more...)
Cuba Stands Firm against Trump's Hostile Policy
- June 21, 2017

That could be hard for developers, Zelkowitz said , since the military's control over the economy is so pervasive. Colorado has a tremendous amount to gain from the U.S. "Today is a major setback for global relations, NAFSA, our allies and the Cuban and American people". Moscow maintains close ties with Havana, and in March signed a deal to renew oil shipments to the Caribbean island for the first time in more than a decade. (more...)
Tesla Model Y Teaser Released Tesla Model Y Teaser Released
- June 21, 2017

Tesla may build a new factory for the Model Y , while batteries and other components will be supplied by the existing Gigafactory in Nevada. The company's next all-electric vehicle is going to be the Model Y. That's in contrast to the Model X, which was made with the Model S as a template. The company "made a mistake in trying to derive the Model X from the Model Y platform", Musk noted, since it's clear now it should focus on designing "an SUV the way it's meant to be designed". (more...)
Game Sounds Off On Haters of Tupac Biopic Game Sounds Off On Haters of Tupac Biopic "All Eyez On Me"
- June 20, 2017

She also said Tupac never read a poem to her, but in the film, there is an emotional scene that shows the rapper reading a touching poem to his high school sweetheart. The film had been forecast to bring in less than $20 million in its opening weekend. He has sold 75 million records worldwide. Last year, he told magazine HipHopDX: "I haven't watched it and I refuse to watch it". (more...)
Darjeeling situation: Mamata Banerjee asks concerned parties to attend all-party meeting Darjeeling situation: Mamata Banerjee asks concerned parties to attend all-party meeting
- June 20, 2017

The unrest in Darjeeling continued with internet services remaining suspended for the second day, PTI reported. Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Bimal Gurung - who is spearheading the separatist movement - also vowed to carry on the agitation till a separate state is carved out of West Bengal. (more...)
Sony Boss Unfazed With Xbox One X Extra Power
- June 20, 2017

The upcoming game is created to be made available on all platforms including the newly announced Xbox One X as well as PC. Developers have already started optimization work on the PlayStation 4 Pro version and they cannot work on improvements of the version for Xbox One X until Microsoft will not send a dev kit to the company. (more...)
S.Korean President vows to scrap plans for n-reactors S.Korean President vows to scrap plans for n-reactors
- June 20, 2017

South Korea now operates 25 nuclear reactors, which generate about 30 per cent of the country's power supply. The president stressed that the government's energy policies in the future should focus on boosting public safety, environmental protection and sustainable growth. (more...)
Pokemon Go to add raid battles Pokemon Go to add raid battles
- June 20, 2017

The game came out previous year and it available now to download for Android and iOS. For your efforts, you'll be able to earn gym badges , which you can level up to potentially get better items at PokeStops and gyms. Like Poke Stops, you'll be able to spin the photo disc to collect items from Gyms. Players from all teams can band together to compete in the Raids , which feature special rewards . (more...)
Hospital updates Rep. Scalise's condition while colleagues honor him at baseball game
- June 20, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence said he visited on Thursday morning the Washington hospital where Steve Scalise , the No. 3 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, was being treated for injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding after being shot in the left hip. (more...)
Trump attorney says president not under investigation
- June 20, 2017

One of Donald Trump s lawyers insisted Sunday that the president was not under criminal investigation as part of the sweeping probe into Russian Federation s alleged meddling in American elections, despite the U.S. Trump returned to the White House on Sunday after spending Father s Day weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat. Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, said on " Fox News Sunday " that it would be a "disaster" for Trump to fire Mueller or Rosenstein, or to ... (more...)
Urge Republican senators to oppose secret health care bill Urge Republican senators to oppose secret health care bill
- June 20, 2017

The reason? According to some lawmakers who spoke to CNN , holding a vote on a doomed Obamacare replacement bill lets moderate Republicans at least say they tried to fix Obamacare while more conservative can vote against it on the ground it's simply another version of "Obamacare-lite". (more...)