Science


History proved wrong, moon always had water! History proved wrong, moon always had water!
- June 01, 2016

At that time, the moon was being pummelled by impacting asteroids and comets that could deposit water into the lunar interior. It had previously been thought comets delivered the water, but it turns out the majority came from asteroids. In the current study, a global science team compared the chemical and isotopic composition of lunar volatiles (including water) with those of volatile materials in comets and meteoritic samples of asteroids. (more...)
Microsoft 'Streamlines' Its Smartphone Business, Cutting 1850 Jobs, Recording $950 Million Loss
- May 30, 2016

Microsoft said on Wednesday that it would lay off 1,350 people in Finland, as a result of its plan to streamline its smartphone hardware business. Microsoft bought Nokia's handset business for about US$7.2 billion in 2014, but failed to turn the business around and past year announced US$7.5 billion of writedowns and 7,800 job cuts. (more...)
Microsoft Has A New 'Nasty Trick' To Convert Users To Windows 10 Microsoft Has A New 'Nasty Trick' To Convert Users To Windows 10
- May 29, 2016

Microsoft's tactics come straight from the malware playbook, using deceptive pop-ups to trick people. The company says Windows users still can opt-out of upgrading to the latest version of the software despite claims the company has made it exceedingly hard to do so. (more...)
Election Day for Primary Runoffs Election Day for Primary Runoffs
- May 25, 2016

In 2008, 40 percent of registered Hoosiers voted in the primary election. The polling place serves many Republicans in GOP-heavy Cobb County. The agency’s investigators will promptly review all complaints, Kemp said. Voters can post their comments to Facebook ( facebook.com/BrianKempGA ); Twitter ( twitter.com/briankempga ); and Instagram ( instagram.com/BrianKempGA ) pages, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said in a statement. (more...)
Hate Windows 10? You're Not Alone
- May 24, 2016

This update also fixed several bugs and improved the way the app deals with low memory on devices. Other than the aforementioned changes, the company has also modified the RAM and storage requirements for desktop editions of Windows 10 . (more...)
Microsoft to remove terrorist content Microsoft to remove terrorist content
- May 23, 2016

Microsoft intends to remove content brought to their attention using their reporting tools which is, of course, the weak point - if no-one reports the content it will remain up. In a blog post , Microsoft said that it would block whatever it deems "terrorist content" on offerings such as its online gaming service, Xbox Live. (more...)
Mars to appear at its biggest, brightest tonight
- May 22, 2016

During opposition, Mars will rise as the sun sets and set as the sun rises, according to Space.com , and will be visible all night long on Saturday and Sunday. By mid-June, it will start to become faint, as Mars and Earth move farther apart in their orbits around the sun, NASA explains . The European Space Agency and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope recently captured an awe-inspiring image of Mars revealing its clouds and craters including its polar ice caps. (more...)
Device to be released next year, Microsoft says goodbye to Lumia line Device to be released next year, Microsoft says goodbye to Lumia line
- May 22, 2016

Microsoft has not confirmed the Surface Pro 5 so these reports are still mainly speculative. As Microsoft continues to drag its feet and delay the launch of the much talked about the smartphone from the company, people are feeling desperate to know more about the handset(s). (more...)
How to see Mars in Opposition Tonight
- May 22, 2016

Mars as it was observed shortly before opposition in May 2016 by the Hubble Space Telescope. It was taken on May 12 when Mars was 50 million miles away from Earth. South of Arabia Terra, running east to west along the equator, are the long dark features known as Sinus Sabaeous (to the east) and Sinus Meridiani (to the west). (more...)
Trees droop and sleep like humans in day-night cycles, Study Trees droop and sleep like humans in day-night cycles, Study
- May 21, 2016

Because this is the first study that detected changes in tree branch geometry over a 24-hour-cycle, it is too early to determine whether this is a general rule or an exception. Plant activities are connected with the water homeostasis of the cells. This in turn is influenced by light and photosynthesis. "Plant movement is always closely connected with the water balance of individual cells, which is affected by the availability of light through photosynthesis...but changes in the shape of ... (more...)
KB3158988 update fixes Microsoft Edge not closing issue KB3158988 update fixes Microsoft Edge not closing issue
- May 21, 2016

The changes will be aimed at enterprises, the only customer group Microsoft recommends running IE11 in the new operating system. We expect other updates and fixes to land soon, maybe even at the beginning of next week, for all the other issues Insiders reported in this build. (more...)
Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) Executives are Making Moves with Their Shares Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) Executives are Making Moves with Their Shares
- May 20, 2016

During the last trading session, the stock's price changed +5.00% above its 200 day moving average of $73.63 and moving +2.55% upbeat it's SMA 50 of $75.39. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.61 EPS. As part of the deal, Microsoft will transfer substantially all of its feature phone assets, including brands, software and services, care network and other assets, customer contracts, and critical supply agreements, subject to compliance with local law. (more...)
Windows Store Update on Windows 10 Redstone Delivers Key Features Windows Store Update on Windows 10 Redstone Delivers Key Features
- May 19, 2016

If you don't want the software update or if you want to change the installation date, you have to take deliberate action: manually click a link in the message, then choose to reschedule it or cancel it altogether. So, if your battery is draining fast upon installing the latest build for Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview, try disabling cellular data, if that doesn't help, unfortunately we don't have a proper solution. (more...)
A New Form of Light Has Been Discovered A New Form of Light Has Been Discovered
- May 18, 2016

Lead author Paul Eastham attests to how exciting this finding is , saying in a statement that this very fundamental property of light that has always been thought to be constant can, in fact, change. This will revolutionise the current understanding of light, and might pave the way to a faster optical communication. One of the authors, Kyle Ballantine, explains that a beam of light can rotate on its own axis even if it travels in a straight line, such that light hitting one's eye would ... (more...)
Clues to ancient giant asteroid found in Australia Clues to ancient giant asteroid found in Australia
- May 17, 2016

The mega asteroid that battered the primeval Earth was likely between 12 and 19 miles (20 to 30 kilometers) across, dwarfing the space rock that caused the dinosaur-killing Chicxulub impact, the research suggests. "We've only found evidence for 17 impacts older than 2.5 billion years, but there could have been hundreds", Glikson said in an ANU press release. The sediment layer, which originates from the ocean floor, provided them with some of the oldest sediments known on the Earth and allowed ... (more...)
Mexico's Vaquita porpoise headed toward extinction Mexico's Vaquita porpoise headed toward extinction
- May 17, 2016

The opinions expressed here are his. Vaquita are found only in Mexico's Gulf of California, and the country has spent millions of dollars trying to save the porpoise. The agencies responsible for fisheries management did not deliver what the President had asked of them. However, fishermen are slow to make the change because they harvest fewer fish using the trawlers, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. (more...)
Microsoft Browsers Can't Keep Up with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome Microsoft Browsers Can't Keep Up with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome
- May 17, 2016

According to analytics company StatCounter, which tracks browsing data over 15 billion page views per month across three million websites, Firefox narrowly elbowed Internet Explorer and Edge into third place with 15.6 percent desktop browser usage, compared to just 15.5 percent for Microsoft. (more...)
SpaceX set to launch Japanese satellite tonight
- May 17, 2016

This landing was considered more hard than last month's - SpaceX's first at sea - because the Falcon 9 rocket was boosting a mission to a much higher orbit. "May need to increase size of rocket storage hangar". If the future is now, Elon Musk is the king of it. SpaceX released a statement Monday speculating that a successful landing was "unlikely" because the Falcon 9 rocket would be "subject to extreme velocities and re-entry heating". (more...)
Microsoft is making almost a million used Gamertags available Microsoft is making almost a million used Gamertags available
- May 16, 2016

In a press release, the team at Xbox explained that these Gamertags belonged to accounts made after the first Xbox launched. Access to these newly-released Gamertags will be available on Xbox.com, through the Xbox App on Windows 10 and on the Xbox One console. (more...)
Bench-clearing Major League Baseball brawl
- May 16, 2016

He also could have been talking about the brawl that came a half-inning later that was highlighted by Texas second baseman Rougned Odor punching Toronto's Jose Bautista in the face and knocking both Bautista's batting helmet and sunglasses off. (more...)
Three years behind iOS, Windows 10 Mobile is finally getting fingerprint scanning
- May 16, 2016

However, the pop-up returns after a few short hours, even after you close it, persistently pushing you to upgrade. Elsewhere, Microsoft detailed its vision to enable seamless integration between applications running in the cloud and in on-premise infrastructure, and caused consternation among users of the Sunrise mobile calendar app acquired past year by killing it off in favor of Outlook. (more...)
Microsoft Bans Google from Connecting to Key Windows 10 Feature Microsoft Bans Google from Connecting to Key Windows 10 Feature
- May 14, 2016

In addition, all searches done through Cortana will be piped through Microsoft's Edge browser, which debuted with Windows 10 past year. It turns out that Microsoft isn't a fan of people doing this and has now "locked down" Cortana once again, closing the loopholes that allowed users to customize the service to their liking. (more...)
Microsoft continues to delay Windows 10 upgrade for Lumia 520, disappointing users Microsoft continues to delay Windows 10 upgrade for Lumia 520, disappointing users
- May 14, 2016

No, of course not. It seems that was the general response from users too, so that option will be removed in the upcoming Windows 10 Insider Preview update , Microsoft says. Security experts raised concern over the feature, but complaints escalated later when people who were not aware that it was an optional feature that does not share passwords by default started complaining. (more...)
Former Donald Trump butler says President Obama should be killed Former Donald Trump butler says President Obama should be killed
- May 13, 2016

In some ways, Senecal is classic butler material: a white-haired gentleman with horn-rimmed glasses, impeccable posture, a walrus mustache, and a pocket kerchief, who waxes nostalgic about his master's "incredible eyes". “I can not believe that a common murder is even allowed to run (killery clinton) OR that a commie like bernie is a also allowed to also run!” "I wrote that. (more...)
Microsoft confirms fingerprint reading coming to Windows 10 Mobile by summer
- May 13, 2016

Where Windows Hello’s facial recognition has been nice, however, some may well argue that the fingerprint recognition on many other devices outpaces it. According to Gabe Aul, the head of Windows Insider program, things are working pretty fine for the July update . Microsoft added that if Wi-Fi Sense was enabled, it would continue to connect you to open Wi-Fi hotspots that it knew about through crowdsourcing . (more...)