Science


NASA to launch groundbreaking mission to explore asteroid
- September 09, 2016

While NASA probes have visited asteroids before, this is the first time the agency has planned to bring asteroid materials back to Earth. When OSIRIS-REx, scheduled to launch Thursday evening, reaches Bennu in 2018, OLA will spend six months mapping the asteroid's surface to better understand its history and composition. (more...)
PlayStation 4 Neo Latest Updates and Improvements
- September 08, 2016

The PlayStation Neo is the company's rival console to Microsoft's Xbox Scorpio. We'll also be covering the PlayStation Meeting, so be sure to stay tuned to Shacknews to hear all of the news as Sony reveals it during its briefing. Again, keep in mind that Sony has yet to announce this console exists yet, but we've seen it from top to bottom - and now, from the inside out. (more...)
Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7s because they catch fire Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7s because they catch fire
- September 07, 2016

He said: "We have received several reports of battery explosions on the Note 7 and it has been confirmed that it was a battery cell problem". The company's battery-making subsidiary Samsung SDI supplied 70 percent of all batteries used in the new flagship smartphone while the rest were sourced from China's ATL. (more...)
Hurricane Newton makes landfall in Mexico Hurricane Newton makes landfall in Mexico
- September 07, 2016

On Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Newton was located near 24.1 north latitude and 111.1 west longitude. It is then due to weaken into a tropical depression later in the week. Los Cabos mayor Arturo de la Rosa Escalante said storm shelters were being opened and low-lying areas would be evacuated. "There is enough food and fuel for the next 20 days". (more...)
Brock Turner registers as sex offender in Ohio
- September 07, 2016

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell, a Dublin Democrat whose district includes Pleasanton, said there was no justice in Turner's sentence and it was time for Persky's "early release". After that, the sheriff's office will send postcards to Turner's neighbors to notify them of his nearby residence. And he will not be allowed to live within 1,000 feet of schools or playgrounds, the sheriff said. (more...)
No Mario's Sky Taken Down, Replaced With DMCA's Sky No Mario's Sky Taken Down, Replaced With DMCA's Sky
- September 07, 2016

But after a week online, perhaps unsurprisingly, No Mario's Sky has been pulled offline. "Please check out our new game: DMCAs Sky". Keeping the spirit of its game alive, and not to mention a touch of that rebellious attitude, ASMB replaced No Mario's Sky with the equally cheeky title called DMCA's Sky . (more...)
Singapore: Zika virus outbreak not imported from South America Singapore: Zika virus outbreak not imported from South America
- September 06, 2016

The authorities are reviewing the practice of isolating Zika patients, as well as those awaiting their blood test results, in order to handle the situation sustainably, Senior Minister of State (Environment and Water Resources and Health) Amy Khor said yesterday. (more...)
ESA: Rosetta space probe finds lost Philae lander on comet ESA: Rosetta space probe finds lost Philae lander on comet
- September 06, 2016

Scientists carried out over 60 hours of research with Philae's instruments, acquiring images, sensing molecules and attempting to hammer the unexpectedly hard surface of the comet. Philae is seen wedged against a large over-hang. "This wonderful news means that we now have the missing "ground-truth" information needed to put Philae's three days of science into proper context, now that we know where that ground actually is!" concluded Matt Taylor, ESA's Rosetta project scientist. (more...)
Third blast follows fatal twin Kabul bombings
- September 06, 2016

Afghan officials could not confirm whether the police chief was a casualty of the blasts. A second bomb was detonated after police and security forces responded. A huge explosion has been reported from Kabul just hours after twin bombing attacks rock the Afghan capital . The uptick in violence in the capital comes as the Taliban escalate nationwide attacks, underscoring the worsening security situation since North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces ended their combat mission at the end of ... (more...)
City draws Barcelona in Champions League
- September 06, 2016

English Premier League victor Leicester City, the only other newcomer among the 32 teams, will face Porto , Club Bruges and FC Copenhagen in Group G . For the third season running Serie A has only two teams in the group stage. Sinclair said: "It's not really a point to prove, but being involved in the Champions League is much better for me than when I was at City". (more...)
SpaceX scouring data for clues to launch pad explosion
- September 04, 2016

The explosion shook buildings several miles away, and additional explosions followed for several minutes. The rocket was carrying a Facebook satellite which would be providing connectivity to across the Africa continent. The satellite was part of Facebook's Internet.org initiative, and was going to make Internet access available to millions of people in Sub-Saharan Africa. (more...)
Google could rename Nexus to Pixel
- September 03, 2016

Google's New Phone will be Called Pixel and Pixel XL . Despite being manufactured by HTC - and carrying a very similar design aesthetic to existing HTC devices like the 10 and A9 - the Pixel and Pixel XL wont carrying any official HTC branding . (more...)
FDA Bans Certain Active Ingredients In Antibacterial Soaps, Body Washes
- September 03, 2016

Bans on the less common benzalkonium chloride , benzethonium chloride , and chloroxylenol will be deferred an additional year in order to give manufacturers a sporting chance at proving that they're acceptable, but 93 percent of antibacterial soaps are now using triclosan as their active ingredient. (more...)
Former Redskins defensive end Stephen Paea signs with Browns Former Redskins defensive end Stephen Paea signs with Browns
- September 03, 2016

The team will need to make a corresponding move, so it's expected to announce those transactions Friday afternoon. Paea originally signed a four-year contract with the Washington Redskins in March 2015 but didn't come close to living up to his billing. (more...)
Galaxy Note 7 Has The World's Best Display Galaxy Note 7 Has The World's Best Display
- September 03, 2016

The Android 7.0 Nougat release date for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices has been made by Samsung's Mobile President, Koh Dong-Jin. The phablet sports a 12MP of rear camera sensor with Optimal Image Stabilization, and a 5MP front-facing camera sensor. (more...)
IFA 2016: Gear S3 first Samsung smartwatch with 4G connectivity IFA 2016: Gear S3 first Samsung smartwatch with 4G connectivity
- September 02, 2016

The updated watches feature an always-on 1.3inch AMOLED display , hands-free calling, a standalone music player and water resistant design. Launched at the IFA in Berlin , the watches are anticipated to hit shelves in time for Christmas. (more...)
Experimental drug reduces protein clumps and slows memory loss in early Alzheimer's Experimental drug reduces protein clumps and slows memory loss in early Alzheimer's
- September 02, 2016

Aducanumab is a treatment made up of antibodies , tiny Y-shaped proteins that latch on to unsafe substances in the body like flags, showing the immune system what to clear away. The article includes a powerful image of the brain scans, which show the effects of the drug in eliminating plaques. In contrast, aducanumab is being tested in patients with only very early evidence of disease. (more...)
Australian researchers find world's oldest fossils Australian researchers find world's oldest fossils
- September 02, 2016

Though the discovery of the Greenland fossils should help provide a much greater comprehension of the early variety of life on Earth, the researchers also believe that the findings may have implications for understanding possibilities of life on an early Mars. (more...)
NASA Sees Hurricane Lester Move into Central Pacific Ocean Basin NASA Sees Hurricane Lester Move into Central Pacific Ocean Basin
- September 02, 2016

Hurricane Lester - also a Category 1, now located more than a thousand miles east of Hawaii - might threaten the islands by this weekend, though it may have weakened to a tropical storm by then. Hurricane conditions are expected to develop over portions of Hawaii County later today and continue into early Thursday. That puts Lester's eye about 750 miles (1,205 km) east of Hilo, Hawaii, and 945 miles (1,520 km) east of Honolulu. (more...)
Sharif again writes to UN for intervention in Kashmir
- September 02, 2016

Talking about Kashmir, Sartaj Aziz said that the issue is to be resolved by the people of Kashmir, not the world and added that those who can shed their blood for a just cause willingly can t be subdued by any power. "We can not accept pre-conditions in talks", he said when his attention was drawn to the statement of Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj saying that India would not engage with Pakistan in talks unless it hands over those involved in Pathankot incident. (more...)
Are you a long-time Dropbox user? Best change your password now Are you a long-time Dropbox user? Best change your password now
- September 02, 2016

The attack was later confirmed by Troy Hunt , a security researcher and operator of the haveIbeenpwned? Spotify will pre-empt any potential security mishaps by resetting users passwords, in response to a recent rash of data breaches affecting Dropbox , LinkedIn, VK.com and Tumblr. (more...)
Sony introduces Xperia X Compact, Xperia XZ smartphones Sony introduces Xperia X Compact, Xperia XZ smartphones
- September 02, 2016

The leaks are of two new device in the Xperia X lineup- the XZ, and the Xperia X Compact . Not only do they look nearly identical to many Xperia-brand smartphones in the past, but internals are a clone of every other Android flagship in 2016. (more...)
Reliance Jio Launches Digital Services With Jio Welcome Offer
- September 02, 2016

This announcement, according to analysts, will have serious impact on the competition with rival companies potentially being forced to take corrective actions in their plans. Ambani said that Jio's base rate will be one-tenth of the prevailing data rates. Mukesh Ambani finally revealed the tariff plans for the much coveted Reliance Jio after keeping mum over the last few months at the Reliance AGM. (more...)
Intel Unveils Kaby Lake Processor Details Intel Unveils Kaby Lake Processor Details
- August 31, 2016

Manufacturing problems forced Intel to add Kaby Lake to 14-nm and slow down its advance to the next-generation 10-nm manufacturing process. With Intel's Kaby Lake processors being released today, PC gamers are in a weird predicament if they already run a system with a Skylake processor. (more...)
Colin Kaepernick's anthem protest prompts backlash ex-NFLers
- August 31, 2016

Among those voicing their opinions is former 49er and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice , who tweeted, "All lives matter". With the games going back to back, producer Jay Rothman said in a conference call the national anthem wouldn't be shown live, but that it would be covered as a news story. (more...)