Science


Boy, 9, wants to help NASA protect the planet from aliens Boy, 9, wants to help NASA protect the planet from aliens
- August 07, 2017

In a letter the agency posted online , Jack acknowledged his youth, but said that will make it easier for him to learn how to think like an alien . He then signs it "Jack Davis Guardian of the Galaxy". A 9-year-old boy wants to protect Earth from aliens . Under the worldwide 1967 treaty, she explained that any space mission must have less than a one in 10,000 chance of contaminating an alien world , including making sure a robot or probe that is travelling past or photographing a ... (more...)
GST Council recommends increase in cess for luxury cars GST Council recommends increase in cess for luxury cars
- August 07, 2017

Under the current GST rates, SUVs, large and luxury cars attract top tax rate of 28 per cent with an additional 15 per cent cess. As per a PTI report, the finance ministry had recently said that after introduction of GST, the total tax on motor vehicles (GST plus compensation cess) has come down vis-a-vis the total incidence in pre-GST regime. (more...)
Toyota, Mazda invite U.S. states to compete for a rich prize Toyota, Mazda invite U.S. states to compete for a rich prize
- August 07, 2017

The sheer cost of the plant also makes a partnership logical، as it boosts cost-efficiency and economies of scale. News of the potential deal resulted in Mazda shares jumping as much as 5.8 percent during Friday's trading, while Toyota declined as much as 0.8 percent. (more...)
Amir Khan heartbroken by marriage split Amir Khan heartbroken by marriage split
- August 07, 2017

Last year, Faryal had claimed Amir's family had issues with her clothing as well as her faith. "So me and the wife Faryal have agreed to split". I'm now in Dubai. She shared it alongside a video of herself telling fans she had been "starving" but had "finally regrouped". Last year Makhdoom, 26, took to another social media forum, snapchat, to blast Khan's family, accusing them of abusing and bullying her. (more...)
Almost 700k Chevrolet Silverado 1500s and GMC Sierra 1500s recalled Almost 700k Chevrolet Silverado 1500s and GMC Sierra 1500s recalled
- August 07, 2017

The recall affects trucks from the 2014 model year. The majority of the trucks were sold throughout the nation, but another 100,000 were shipped to Canada and other foreign markets. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. More than 690,000 vehicles are potentially affected, according to the NHTSA. GMC owners can talk to customer service at 1-800-432-8782. (more...)
Dragon Quest I, II, and III Coming to PS4 Later This Month
- August 06, 2017

You had missions and goals to complete and there was a story with an end point. The sequel seems to be skipping the PS3 and Vita this time around, instead sticking to current-gen consoles, but this means Dragon Quest Builders 2 is able to fully take advantage of the more powerful hardware. (more...)
Pakistan can witness second lunar eclipse of 2017: PMD Pakistan can witness second lunar eclipse of 2017: PMD
- August 06, 2017

One such partial eclipse will take place on August 7-8, the release from Durairaj Gnanamuthu, district science officer, said. Get ready to witness the lunar eclipse on August 7. However, it will not be visible to the people living at US and Canada. Philippine Standard Time (PST) and will end at 3:18 a.m. Are you excited to observe the Lunar eclipse? No special filters are required like those used for solar eclipses. (more...)
Final Fantasy XV's Multiplayer Expansion Comrades Is Currently Running as a Beta Final Fantasy XV's Multiplayer Expansion Comrades Is Currently Running as a Beta
- August 06, 2017

The first mission will require players to hunt a pack of Garula, the second mission will have them escort a supply truck, and the third mission will request for players to take down a Naga. The beta for 'Comrades , ' as the multiplayer mode is known, seems to be garnering lots of positive impressions about its gameplay, with most criticism focusing on technical issues such as connectivity and matchmaking. (more...)
Facebook's translations are now powered entirely by neural machine technology Facebook's translations are now powered entirely by neural machine technology
- August 06, 2017

The organization is now utilizing neural machine (AI) innovation rather than express based factual machine innovation. Google , Microsoft and Facebook have been making the move to neural machine translation for some time now, rapidly leaving old-school phrase-based statistical machine translation behind. (more...)
Every New Hearthstone: Knights Of The Frozen Throne Card So Far Every New Hearthstone: Knights Of The Frozen Throne Card So Far
- August 06, 2017

Blizzard has announced that the upcoming Hearthstone expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne , will release August 10 . What will they do with the huge and awful power the Lich King offers? Packed full of new features and cards, the expansion will be available for download next week, on Thursday, August 10th. (more...)
Apple iPad Sales Increased In Q3 Apple iPad Sales Increased In Q3
- August 06, 2017

IDC found that only three of the top five vendors managed to increase their shipment volume during the quarter. Overall, Apple's overall revenues were $45.4bn (£4.3bn), with net quarterly profit of $8.7bn. That's the first time that's happened in a few years. The IDC report mentions that consumers may be waiting "in anticipation of product refreshes from high-profile vendors like Apple and Microsoft", and more optimistic analysts may be inclined to believe that. (more...)
European Union extends Russian Federation sanctions over Crimea European Union extends Russian Federation sanctions over Crimea
- August 06, 2017

Siemens said last month it was scaling back its Russian operations after finding out that the four turbines had been "illegally" modified and moved to Crimea, which Russia annexed in March 2014. Russia "resolutely denies any attempts to use it a as an example of alleged negligence of Russian companies", the ministry said. The European Council said those sanctioned will be subject to a travel ban and a freeze of assets held in the EU. (more...)
Don't Look at Sun While Driving During Eclipse, State Warns Don't Look at Sun While Driving During Eclipse, State Warns
- August 06, 2017

And it is estimated it will be the most live-tweeted, photographed and shared this natural phenomenon in the history of mankind. Transportation officials say they will put messages like "Don't look up at the sun" on highway signs. While New York is not one of the states that will witness a total eclipse, when the sun is completely covered by the moon, a partial eclipse will be in view. (more...)
9-year-old applies for job at NASA, receives heartfelt response 9-year-old applies for job at NASA, receives heartfelt response
- August 06, 2017

This week, the space agency began looking for its new planetary protection officer , someone capable of guarding the planet from " microbial contamination from other planets ". Clearly impressed, Dr James L. Green, director of NASA's Planetary Science Division swiftly responded to the youngster's application, commending him on his interest in the position. (more...)
Tank-sized dinosaur discovered which highlights the TERRIFYING nature of Cretaceous period Tank-sized dinosaur discovered which highlights the TERRIFYING nature of Cretaceous period
- August 05, 2017

That suggests that even with its heavy armor, the nodosaur was on meat-eating dinosaurs' menus. An artistic rendering showcases the tank-like appearance of the newly discovered dinosaur species Borealopelta markmitchelli . It takes plenty of imagination to interpret what dinosaurs looked like and how they behaved, since all we usually have are dusty old bones squashed flat. (more...)
For Honor Season 3 For Honor Season 3 "Grudge & Glory" Kicks off on August 15
- August 05, 2017

The new heroes, Highlander and Gladiator , will be available on August 15 for people who own the Season Pass. For those who want to preview the contents of the third season, we recommend that you follow the For Honor Season 3 Live Event tournament: Grudge & Glory Reveal on Twitch on August 12 at 11:00 (PST). (more...)
Seattle's air quality is worse than Beijing, Kolkata Seattle's air quality is worse than Beijing, Kolkata
- August 05, 2017

High winds pushed the smoke downward through nearby counties like Okanogan, until it hit the Basin Monday and Tuesday. Air quality in the region has fallen from good to moderate, with Franklin County having the worst air quality. An Air Quality Alert is in effect until 7 p.m. today. According to the state Department of Ecology, the smoke can cause health concerns for everyone, especially people with existing health conditions. (more...)
Steph Curry calls out pro after breaking 76 on debut Steph Curry calls out pro after breaking 76 on debut
- August 05, 2017

Curry, who holds a 2.0 handicap, made a decision to take part in this particular event due to the partnership between the Ellie Mae Classic and the Warriors Community Foundation. He said that the hardest part was just getting it started - and he did hit a shot into the cup holder of a golf cart on his first shot - but then he settled down and played a solid round. (more...)
Activision Blizzard Announces 23% Advance In Q2 Profit Activision Blizzard Announces 23% Advance In Q2 Profit
- August 05, 2017

Shares of Activision Blizzard ( NASDAQ ATVI ) traded up 0.46% during trading on Thursday, hitting $61.45. Now the shares of Activision Blizzard, Inc . 106 funds opened positions while 193 raised stakes. Operating income reported during the quarter was $339 million. ( Activision), Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (more...)
Destiny 2 For PC Prohibits Some Capture and Overlay Software Destiny 2 For PC Prohibits Some Capture and Overlay Software
- August 05, 2017

Instead of limiting what streamers can show like some other developers and publishers do, the issues with streaming Destiny 2 lie with the game's anti-cheat measures. Unfortunately, OBS and XSplit will not work in full screen. but they will work in windowed mode (and borderless windowed) in both Screen Capture and Window Capture modes; while similar applications like Dxtory and Razer Cortex will have similar limitations. (more...)