Science


Google honours Eva Ekeblad - the pioneering scientist who made alcohol from potatoes Google honours Eva Ekeblad - the pioneering scientist who made alcohol from potatoes
- July 10, 2017

Now that it was found potatoes could be used to make both flour and alcohol, the crisis eased off. Ekeblad was born on July 10 in 1724 in the Sweedish capital Stockholm. Rather than being an idle experiment by a louche aristo looking for ever stronger hooch however, her work and discoveries had an immediate and practical use. (more...)
Donald Trump's 'severe threat' to North Korea on eve of G20 Donald Trump's 'severe threat' to North Korea on eve of G20
- July 10, 2017

An all-out conflict could then ensue. "I know that China in particular, which is a great trading partner, we will be able to do something that will be equitable and reciprocal", Trump said. West Coast. A test aimed at verifying THAAD's efficiency against ballistic targets will be conducted by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) at an Alaska launch site " in early July ", the agency told Reuters . (more...)
Lewis Hamilton leads in both practice sessions at Austrian Grand Prix
- July 10, 2017

Williams struggled as Lance Stroll was 16th fastest with team-mate Felipe Massa below him. Vettel leads Hamilton atop the driver's championship by 14 points going into Sunday's race in Spielberg . Verstappen , fourth fastest in P2, said his tires were "all over the place" in the afternoon. The Aussie has now been on the podium in every race since his retirement in Russian Federation and has now racked up over a century of points in the World Championship standings, where he sits ... (more...)
Thunder Moon photos are incredible Thunder Moon photos are incredible
- July 10, 2017

It takes the moon 29.5 days to complete an orbit around the Earth. To distinguish each one, every full moon has a nickname corresponding to activities commonplace at that time of the year. These moon names are associated with seasonal occurrences that happen in July. SUMMER MOON The summer heat peaks in July. In Americas, July full moon is known as Thunder moon and it's not without reason. (more...)
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Kansas City Royals Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Kansas City Royals
- July 10, 2017

The over is 7-2 in Kansas City last 9 Sunday games and the over is 12-4-1 in Kansas City last 17 road games while Kansas City are 11-4 in their last 15 road games. Puig is 4-for-24 against Kennedy, who is 5-9 with a 4.31 ERA in 20 career starts against the Dodgers, including 0-7 since his last win on September 11, 2012 with Arizona. (more...)
Raptors acquiring CJ Miles in sign-and-trade deal with Pacers Raptors acquiring CJ Miles in sign-and-trade deal with Pacers
- July 10, 2017

After re-signing Serge Ibaka and Kyle Lowry , the Raptors were still interested in making moves in free agency this summer but lacked the cap room to do so. Carroll is headed to a new team. . Though he's somewhat injury prone, Carroll was once a pivotal piece on a 60-win team and an Eastern Conference All-Star. (more...)
Battery-free Cellphones are the Future and Closer Than Ever Battery-free Cellphones are the Future and Closer Than Ever
- July 09, 2017

Existing mobile phones have a complicated step of converting analogue signals into digital ones, which is understandable by computers but requires a lot of power to do that. The device can make as well as receive calls by using only a few microwatts of power, which it gets from light or ambient radio signals. An antenna converts that motion into radio signals in a way that uses nearly no power. (more...)
The Polish Government Is Working Hard To Give Trump A Warm Welcome The Polish Government Is Working Hard To Give Trump A Warm Welcome
- July 09, 2017

On a continent where Russia's territorial maneuvering is feared, he yet again refused to accept allegations that Moscow was exclusively responsible for interference in the USA election. The Kremlin said Russian Federation was not guilty of any destabilising activity. "Before giving his own remarks, the president suggested that Melania herself could be the force that unites the world (even as he himself is doing his best to divide it.) "[She is] our magnificent and wonderful person, our ... (more...)
Volvo goes electric, ditches cars powered exclusively by gasoline Volvo goes electric, ditches cars powered exclusively by gasoline
- July 09, 2017

CEO Hakan Samuelsson said the move was dictated by customer demand. "We are looking at more suppliers in the market today and that will be a key part of being competitive going forward - to always stick with the most successful and innovative supplier" at the time, said Henrik Green, senior vice president in research and development. (more...)
CBI raids Lalu Prasad Yadav and family's 12 premises over corruption charges CBI raids Lalu Prasad Yadav and family's 12 premises over corruption charges
- July 09, 2017

RJD chief, Lalu Prasad Yadav , had called a press conference on the CBI raids that were conducted at his residence earlier the same day. Later, the land was transferred in the name of Mr Yadav's wife and sons. Sources said the RJD chief, along with his close aides, had finalised a Plan B, in case the CBI took action against him or his younger son. "This was expected. (more...)
Audi engineer charged with directing VW emissions cheating Audi engineer charged with directing VW emissions cheating
- July 09, 2017

German prosecutors said Friday they have arrested a former executive of top-of-the-range vehicle maker Audi in connection with the massive emissions-cheating scandal that has engulfed its parent company Volkswagen since 2015. Pamio and others then failed to disclose the software and knowingly misrepresented that the engines complied with US pollution standards, according to the complaint. (more...)
Montana Earthquake Is Felt For Hundreds Of Miles Early Thursday Montana Earthquake Is Felt For Hundreds Of Miles Early Thursday
- July 09, 2017

At the nearby Wheel Inn Tavern, bartender Lisa Large said the power went out and bottles flew off the shelves. "The kitchen's a mess right now". A seismologist says it was believed to be the largest natural disaster in Montana since October 1964. (more...)
Cirque du Soleil shells out the green, buys Blue Man Group Cirque du Soleil shells out the green, buys Blue Man Group
- July 08, 2017

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but Lamarre told The New York Times the deal was in the tens of millions. Like Cirque du Soleil's shows, Blue Man traditionally plays in high traffic locations. If you have a family and want to take them to see some LIVE, fun, REAL entertainment that isn't a matinee of Despicable Me 3 for the tenth time , it looks like you'll be giving your hard-earned money to Cirque du Soleil's burgeoning monopoly because they just bought the Blue Man ... (more...)
Nougat reaches double-digit market share as Marshmallow rules the Android world Nougat reaches double-digit market share as Marshmallow rules the Android world
- July 08, 2017

Android hit a milestone this past month as Nougat - versions 7.0 and 7.1 combined - finally made its way onto 11.5% of devices. The latest Android distribution chart is now up for public viewing on Google's Developer blog. Back to KitKat, though: it still runs on 17.1% of Android devices, down a percent from June but still commanding a significant portion of the world's usage, especially when you consider Nougat slow ascent to double digits. (more...)
Union Minister backs tri-language policy — Metro signage Union Minister backs tri-language policy — Metro signage
- July 08, 2017

The meeting was a failure as parties involved failed to reach a consensus. This comes after the MPs - Union ministers D V Sadananda Gowda and H N Ananth Kumar and P C Mohan - backed the three-language policy implemented by BMRCL on directions of the Union Urban Development Ministry. (more...)
Promising fullback linked with Leeds United Promising fullback linked with Leeds United
- July 08, 2017

The 20-year-old was named United's Under-21s Player of the Year in 2016, bagging a long-term contract until 2020 soon after. Borthwick-Jackson meanwhile might consider a fresh start with Leeds as he looks to secure more regular first-team football, and Thomas Christiansen is willing to bring him in on a permanent deal. (more...)
Friendship goals! SRK gifts a posh auto to Salman Friendship goals! SRK gifts a posh auto to Salman
- July 08, 2017

Just yesterday, we told you about Ranveer Singh buying himself an Aston Martin Rapide on the occasion of his birthday. Seems like Bollywood Karan-Arjun Jodi is back on the brotherhood track. As per as the shooting schedule is concerned, shooting is still going on in both Mehboob studios and Yash Raj studios simultaneously. A source has quoted to a leading website saying, "When Salman Khan came to shoot for the song, Shah Rukh surprised him by gifting him a brand new luxurious ... (more...)
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Will Now Leave Early Access Later Than Expected PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Will Now Leave Early Access Later Than Expected
- July 08, 2017

But, as to when the game will finally come out of Early Access, PlayerUnknown himself, Brendan Greene , had been giving an ambitious six-month target in interviews . More than four million copies of Battlegrounds have been sold since March, and it's the third most played game on Steam in terms of concurrent users. (more...)
Mercedes-Benz X-Class Teaser Campaign Begins With Dramatic Video Mercedes-Benz X-Class Teaser Campaign Begins With Dramatic Video
- July 08, 2017

Earlier in the day, Mercedes Benz India , the leader with nearly 45 percent of the pie in the luxury auto market, reported 18 percent growth in the April-June period with a volume of 3,521 units. The GLC remained the highest selling SUV in Mercedes-Benz's portfolio in H1 2017, followed by the GLE, GLA and the GLS. "With some of the most awaited products in the pipeline for the remaining two quarters, coupled with the market availability of the long wheelbase E 220d and the new GLA, the ... (more...)
Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) reported Beta of 1.06 Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) reported Beta of 1.06
- July 08, 2017

Advanced Micro Devices Inc now has $12.46B valuation. The stock has gained 0.14%, reaching at $14.07 after hovering between $13.65 and $14.11. About 25.61 million shares traded. Nomura Asset Management Co. 03/04/2014 - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. was upgraded to "hold" by analysts at EVA Dimensions. Finally, Harbor Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Advanced Micro Devices during the first quarter valued at approximately $146,000. (more...)