Science


One-tenth of United Kingdom emissions-cheating Volkswagens fixed in a year One-tenth of United Kingdom emissions-cheating Volkswagens fixed in a year
- September 21, 2016

The BBC has also reported that only one in 10 affected Volkswagen Group cars have been recalled since the automotive giant began recall proceedings, sparking concern about the auto maker's speed of response to the scandal. The company said as soon as the technical measures are approved, it would take the next steps for updating vehicles. Volkswagen (DE:) is making slow progress on fixing cars equipped with illicit engine software in Europe, having repaired less than 10 percent of the 8.5 ... (more...)
New Dead Rising 4 Trailer Brings the Game Back to its Roots New Dead Rising 4 Trailer Brings the Game Back to its Roots
- September 20, 2016

The trailer starts off with the game's protagonist, Frank West snapping pictures of the on-going chaos that is now taking place. "So that's really the push, the exo-suit and Frank, and you're going to need them because the zombies are tougher and weirder than before". (more...)
The Game And Meek Mill In New Rap Beef! The Game And Meek Mill In New Rap Beef!
- September 20, 2016

In it, he raps a few lines that seem to be aimed directly at The Game, furthering their already raging feud. "Comin' down Sunset, I'm not done yet / I've been to Bompton, you don't run that", he raps. "When you see me n****, square up". Later on in the Miami concert, The Game inched towards a possible explanation by alleging that Meek Mill is a snitch. (more...)
Dead humpback whale found beached in Jersey Shore Dead humpback whale found beached in Jersey Shore
- September 19, 2016

He estimates that the whale has been dead for several days. Officials believe a whale that washed ashore in Sea Isle City Friday afternoon died due to human interaction. A necropsy will be performed on the beach Saturday morning to learn how it died. These marine mammals could eat up to one to one-half ton of food a day and could weigh up to 25 to 40 tons. (more...)
What don't you know about the moon? A new study illuminates What don't you know about the moon? A new study illuminates
- September 17, 2016

The eclipse occurs when the moon moves through the outer part of the Earth's shadow, known as the penumbra , creating what's called a penumbral lunar eclipse . Past year astrologers and astronomers were amazed by a dramatic total lunar eclipse known as the Blood Moon. The exact time the full moon will occur is 3:05 p.m. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Catching Fire Not The Only Issue
- September 17, 2016

The fires could really make Samsung users think twice about owning one of their phones or other electronic devices. And this finding has been affirmed by a recognized independent lithium-ion battery expert. The battery cell issue is resolved. A few days ago, the FCC issued a warning regarding the usage of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on airplanes. The video ends with Baxter urging current Note 7 owners to exchange their devices and confirming that new Note 7s will be available no later than ... (more...)
Slain best friends, girls 15 and 16, to be honored at vigil Slain best friends, girls 15 and 16, to be honored at vigil
- September 17, 2016

There have been no arrests. "Today would have been her 16th birthday", said Nisa's mother, Elizabeth Alvarado. The Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner is now finalizing an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Suffolk County police say there are strong indicators the attack was gang-related. The Brentwood School District will hold a candlelight vigil on Friday in honor of the two girls, who attended the Ross Center of Brentwood High School. (more...)
Now send messages using Siri on WhatsApp for iOS Now send messages using Siri on WhatsApp for iOS
- September 17, 2016

There have been some initial problems with the launch of iOS 10, but hopefully this has been resolved. The new operating system described by Apple as it's "biggest ever update " and includes features such as Apple Music , better Maps and easier to access notifications . (more...)
NASA Osiris-Rex mission launches towards asteroid Bennu
- September 17, 2016

But after a review, NASA pronounced the capsule ready and capable of launching on-schedule. Tonight, NASA will send a spacecraft on a seven-year long journey to bring us back some dirt from an asteroid-without ever even landing on it. Asteroid Bennu was selected by NASA because it's not too far from Earth and because of the asteroid's size. Meanwhile, the main spacecraft will remain in orbit around the Sun after the sample returns. (more...)
Study reveals sugar industry's attempt to shape science Study reveals sugar industry's attempt to shape science
- September 17, 2016

That's the takeaway of a new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association ( JAMA ), which claims the sugar industry in the 1960s launched a campaign in which it paid for nutrition research to downplay evidence linking America's rising sugar consumption to heart disease. (more...)
Dinosaurs' color patterns reveal habitat preferences Dinosaurs' color patterns reveal habitat preferences
- September 16, 2016

According to the study, published today in Current Biology , areas of higher and lower melanosome concentration clearly showed the animal had a darker top and lighter underside, with the palest area being the lower abdomen. To explore this idea further they teamed up with local palaeoartist, Bob Nicholls in order to reconstruct the remarkable fossil in to a physical model which, they say, is the most scientifically accurate life-size model of a dinosaur with its real color patterns. (more...)
Apple iOS 10 update causes issues for some iPhone and iPad users
- September 15, 2016

Wallstreet analysts have been saying for quite sometime now that the sales figures of the new iPhone would only match or do worse than last year's. So unlike Facebook or Google, which are teaching their software how to understand the image and what it depicts, Apple plans to use AI a bit differently. (more...)
Sophos Mobile Control offers same-day iOS 10 compatibility
- September 15, 2016

The issue appears to affect users who attempted an over-the-air update to iOS 10 . Users flocked to social media shortly after Apple's "biggest release ever" to share images of their devices that were rendered temporarily unusable by the upgrade. (more...)
The 10 biggest changes coming to your iPhone today with iOS 10
- September 14, 2016

Here are the seven things we reckon you'll want to know about ahead of rollout. That's been changed for iOS 10. If you write a word that has a corresponding character, Apple will highlight it and give you the option to "emojify" your text by just tapping the word. (more...)
SpaceX might take off again as early as November, exec says SpaceX might take off again as early as November, exec says
- September 14, 2016

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was even quoted saying that this is the "most hard and complex" failure the company has to deal with so far. The explosion quickly consumed the rocket destroying Facebooks AMOS-6 internet-beaming satellite and causing unprecedented damage to the launchpad – a fairly unusual incident for a rocket explosion. (more...)
Sea warning issued for Strong Typhoon Meranti Sea warning issued for Strong Typhoon Meranti
- September 13, 2016

The CWB said that one tropical depression is now in the South China Sea and is moving in a west northwesterly direction at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour. Another tropical depression is located in waters west of Guam, and moving in a west northwesterly direction at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour. From early in Wednesday morning and into Thursday, Meranti will touch the southern parts of the country. (more...)
DNA Testing Identifies Deadly Bacteria That Caused 1665 Great Plague Of London DNA Testing Identifies Deadly Bacteria That Caused 1665 Great Plague Of London
- September 13, 2016

Scientists investigated 20 of the 3,500 skeletons in a mass grave discovered past year during a Crossrail dig at the Bedlam burial ground, also known as the New Churchyard, in East London. They eventually found the plague pathogen, Yersinia pestis in five of the 20 samples. One thing is certain, however: After the fire, the plague disappeared and never returned, except as ghostly traces of DNA. (more...)
Apple hones marketing for Watch with focus on fitness Apple hones marketing for Watch with focus on fitness
- September 13, 2016

Aside from its impressive waterproof feature , the Watch Series 2 is equipped with the new S2 chip with a dual-core processor. The shift in approach reflects some major technical changes. So if you want to get an Apple Watch than this is the deal . Among Fitbit's newer trackers is a $250 almost-smartwatch called the Surge that includes built in Global Positioning System tracking and heart rate monitoring. (more...)
Samsung tells consumers to stop using Galaxy Note 7 Samsung tells consumers to stop using Galaxy Note 7
- September 12, 2016

This saw the world's three largest carriers by passenger traffic, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines ban the use of the phones. However, following reports of 35 explosions due to the phone's faulty battery, sales of the phone was suspended on September 2 and recalling started in the US. (more...)
GM recalls 4M vehicles for air bag defect linked to 1 death GM recalls 4M vehicles for air bag defect linked to 1 death
- September 11, 2016

GM said that this happens in "rare circumstances when a crash is preceded by a specific event impacting vehicle dynamics". A crash involving a 2014 Chevy Silverado in which the seat belt pretensioners and airbags may have failed caught the auto maker's attention. (more...)
'Cool' Parasite Named After Obama 'Cool' Parasite Named After Obama
- September 10, 2016

No word yet from the White House on how the human Barack Obama feels about the new honor . A scientist was spent years studying turtle viruses has named a parasitic worm that infects the creature after President Obama. He added that Baracktrema obamai "are phenomenally incredibly resilient organisms. I hold them in awe and with phenomenal respect", Mr Platt said . (more...)
NASA spacecraft on way to asteroid to bring back samples NASA spacecraft on way to asteroid to bring back samples
- September 10, 2016

The craft is sitting on top of an Atlas V rocket, ready for launch. Engineers at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Littleton designed and built the spacecraft for NASA, and the Atlas V rocket that took it into space with 1.2 million pounds of thrust came from the United Launch Alliance, based in Centennial. (more...)
DGCA prohibits use of Samsung Galaxy Note7 onboard aircraft
- September 10, 2016

Earlier in the day, China Airlines, TransAsia Airways, Tigerair Taiwan and Far Eastern Air made the decision due to safety concerns over the smartphone's fire-prone battery. Now the FAA says anyone waiting for their replacement should take precautions on planes. India has followed the lead from U.S. and Australia to ban the use of the mobile device over concerns of the device's battery exploding or catching fire. (more...)
Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR) Receives Buy Rating from Goldman Sachs Group Inc Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR) Receives Buy Rating from Goldman Sachs Group Inc
- September 09, 2016

After the recent increase, investors may also look to see if the stock has entered overbought territory and could possibly ripe for a pullback. The company's market capitalization is near $20 billion, and offers a 1.4 percent dividend yield. (more...)
New rules may allow you to bypass the box New rules may allow you to bypass the box
- September 09, 2016

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is proposing a new set of rules to break up big cable's "stranglehold" on set-top boxes, the devices that use source signals to transmit content onto television screens. But TV providers pushed back, arguing that the idea was technologically unfeasible-and that if it did happen, it would create rampant content piracy and allow someone like Google to offer boxes that insert its own advertising into programming. (more...)