Science


European Space Agency will launch telescope able to discover twin Earths European Space Agency will launch telescope able to discover twin Earths
- June 24, 2017

M. Keck Observatory , and space-based observatories, like Hubble, Spitzer, Kepler, TESS , James Webb Space Telescope, WFIRST and future missions. The spacecraft is going to have 26 telescopes and will join NASA's Kepler observatory as a spacecraft dedicated to finding exoplanets, planets revolving around stars other than our Sun. (more...)
Sensex takes to caution, slips 68 points Sensex takes to caution, slips 68 points
- June 24, 2017

The BSE and NSE will remain closed on Monday on the occasion of Id Ul Fitr. It touched a new high of 31,522.87 points during intra-day trade. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.27 per cent lower on Wednesday. "Asian markets are trading mixed". Fortis Healthcare plunged 7 percent after Malaysian hospital chain IHH Healthcare Berhad said it was nowhere close to concluding a deal to buy a majority controlling stake in the company. (more...)
Google Discards Private Medical Records From Search Results Google Discards Private Medical Records From Search Results
- June 24, 2017

The leaking of private medical records can be extremely damaging to the victims, both financially and emotionally, with future prospects affected and private lives of the vulnerable exposed. The recent additions to Google's policy is a change from the search company's traditional hands-off approach, which resists censorship attempts. In addition to instances of copyright infringement, the search giant also hides content such as revenge porn and financial information about private individuals. (more...)
Total solar eclipse casts spotlight on rural Oregon town Total solar eclipse casts spotlight on rural Oregon town
- June 24, 2017

The origin of the word "eclipse" comes from the Greek term ekleipsis , meaning an abandonment, a feeling shared by the Inca of South America. But the USA mainland hasn't seen a total solar eclipse since 1979, when it swooped across Oregon, Washington state, Idaho, Montana and North Dakota, then into Canada. (more...)
Air Force Thunderbird plane involved in 'mishap' in Ohio Air Force Thunderbird plane involved in 'mishap' in Ohio
- June 24, 2017

There was a "mishap" while a plane was on the ground, said Staff Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy with the Air Force Thunderbirds public relations office. "Upon landing there was a mishap at the Dayton International Airport with an F-16D Fighting Falcon at approximately 12:20 p.m", the Thunderbirds posted on their Facebook page . (more...)
Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall with maximum sustained winds near 40 mph
- June 23, 2017

The storm has sustained winds of 40 miles per hour and will drop below "tropical storm force winds" this afternoon. This system will not have a direct impact on Jacksonville/NE Fl./SE Ga. The Gulf Coast is popular with cruise ships, and Tropical Storm Cindy along with the remnants of Tropical Storm Bret have caused Carnival Cruise Line to redirect three of its ships to avoid rough seas, according to the Miami Herald . (more...)
UK's Imagination Tech up for sale after battle with Apple (IMG, AAPL) UK's Imagination Tech up for sale after battle with Apple (IMG, AAPL)
- June 23, 2017

Shares in the company more than halved in April when Imagination said that Apple would stop using its products. In April, Imagination's shares lost 60 per cent of their value in one day after Apple announced that future versions of the iPhone would not use its Power VR graphics hardware which have been used in the iPhone for the last decade. (more...)
WannaCry virus stops Honda plant for a day WannaCry virus stops Honda plant for a day
- June 23, 2017

The WannaCry virus received widespread attention when it attacked computers at the UK's NHS hospitals . The spokesperson for Honda said, "About 1,000 units were not produced as planned at the Sayama factory near Tokyo when WannaCry attacked several older production line computers, causing them to shut down". (more...)
Ford's 1.0-litre EcoBoost motor wins Engine of the Year award Ford's 1.0-litre EcoBoost motor wins Engine of the Year award
- June 23, 2017

Tesla also won the Green Engine award for a fourth consecutive year. As battery-electric vehicles are now on the rise, a new category has been devised for them. It's not even the only Ferrari engine to win an award this year, as the 6.3-litre V12 from the F12 tdf beat off rivals from Audi , Lamborghini and Ford to win the "Above 4-litre" category. (more...)
Hawaii enacts laws adopting Paris climate deal pledges Hawaii enacts laws adopting Paris climate deal pledges
- June 23, 2017

Billionaire and tech titan Elon Musk already warned that he will leave the president's council as an advisor if President Trump leaves the Paris Agreement . While Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was critical of the deal for not making developed countries shoulder more of the burden, following Trump's withdrawal he vowed to "continue working. (more...)
The Android Market will finally die on June 30 The Android Market will finally die on June 30
- June 23, 2017

According to SlashGear , Google has still up to this point managed the Android Market for these old phones despite the passed seven long years. And more importantly, you are probably familiar with the paper bag icon with the beloved Bugdroid on it: Google's very own app store before it was rebranded. (more...)
Google gets musical to celebrate filmmaker Oskar Fischinger Google gets musical to celebrate filmmaker Oskar Fischinger
- June 23, 2017

Oskar Fischinger's 117th birthday brought about a Google Doodle devoted to visual music. On its home page today, June 22, Google has invited the visitors to interact and make their own visual music as an abstract animation. Apart from that, Fischinger was also involved with the development of the three-strip GasparColor film process, a European rival to Technicolor. He was often unsatisfied with the way traditional media worked. (more...)
Overwatch is Reducing Loot Box Duplicates
- June 23, 2017

The game will also automatically record up to five Highlights (just like it does now) when it thinks you're doing particularly well. The Overwatch team is now testing some of the highlight reel changes promised back in May , and you can help things move along by hopping onto the Public Test Realm (PTR). (more...)
Metroid Prime 4 heading to Switch in 2018, says Nintendo Metroid Prime 4 heading to Switch in 2018, says Nintendo
- June 23, 2017

In an interview with VentureBeat's GamesBeat , Charlie Scibetta - Senior Director of Corporate Communications at Nintendo of America - mentioned that Metroid Prime 4 would be coming as soon as 2018. While it's a no-brainer that Nintendo's bombshell of an announcement at E3 this year was certainly one of the more talked-about bits of news coming out of the event, details on the series' first foray on Nintendo's new console, the Switch, have been fairly thin. (more...)
Ronaldo can handle tax scandal pressure: Pepe Ronaldo can handle tax scandal pressure: Pepe
- June 22, 2017

However, the win was bittersweet as Portugal left-back Raphael Guerreiro was hospitalized with a suspected leg fracture. Ronaldo , who is accused of four counts of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors, got the only goal of the game when he rose highest to power a header past Russia's goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev. (more...)
Otto Warmbier's death remains mystery as family declines autopsy
- June 22, 2017

A spokesman for the Hamilton County coroner says Dr Lakshmi Sammaraco's office has accepted the case. Investigators were still reviewing radiological images and awaiting additional medical records requested by the coroner, Zornes told Reuters . (more...)
Cameroon coach angry at Confederations Cup traffic delays Cameroon coach angry at Confederations Cup traffic delays
- June 22, 2017

Australia's commitment to a more attacking style of play, even against global heavyweights, has drawn some criticism but Behich is confident their approach will pay dividends in St Petersburg . The Indomitable Lions slumped to a disappointing 0-2 defeat at the hands of Chile in their opening match on Sunday night. The Belgian coach made his comments after a Russian journalist asked why his team had turned up late for training and for a news conference and sarcastically reminded him that ... (more...)
Pokemon GO's New Gym Updates and Co-Op Go Live Pokemon GO's New Gym Updates and Co-Op Go Live
- June 22, 2017

Players will apparently now be getting new Gym Badges as well as exclusive items after successfully completing Raid Battles . The new Gyms are more interactive, featuring a spinnable photo disc that awards players with unique items. In the meantime all Gyms will be temporarily disabled while the changes are being made. High-level Pokemon will lose motivation the longer they are there, affecting their combat power. (more...)
Galaxy Note announcement planned for August Galaxy Note announcement planned for August
- June 22, 2017

The tech company is holding an event in Bengaluru , where it is expected to pitch in the price and availability of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 . The design has also evolved and now the Galaxy Tab S3 comes with a glossy finish and adheres to the slim form factor of its predecessor . (more...)
Mark Wahlberg impressed by Londoners' resolve after terror attacks and tragedy
- June 22, 2017

It's a smaller story but it's still about these larger issues, the same sort of titanic clashes occur. "The kid - she had one that was not a nice boy and it was innocent enough - but I was like, 'I wanna meet this kid, '" Wahlberg told Norton. (more...)