Science


Almost 100 whales die in south Florida waters
- January 18, 2017

False killer whales look similar to orca killer whales but are actually a type of dolphin. There is still no word on what caused them to beach themselves. A total of 72 of the whales died on their own, 10 were euthanized and 13 remain unaccounted for, Mote officials said. The National Parks Service has closed the area where the stranding occurred, according to NOAA Fisheries. (more...)
Samsung Will Announce Galaxy Note 7 Investigation Results
- January 17, 2017

Given that the problems persisted despite the new batteries, it will be very interesting if Samsung concludes that it was exclusively a supply chain issue and not with the Note 7 itself. According to the report , the upcoming iteration of S Health for Samsung's Galaxy S8 phone will include WebMD and Amwell built in. The only difference I can anticipate is the huge Samsung logo Samsung slaps on all its smartphones and is missing from the phone we saw in the promotional images. (more...)
Premier League boss reveals club have agreement with Arsenal to sign player
- January 17, 2017

Allardyce is yet to taste victory in five matches as Palace boss as he bids to revive the Selhurst Park club's fortunes and guide them away from the relegation zone, and makes no apology for planning to rotate his squad. "I thought I'd give it another go and it's gone in and I'm happy". Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger also admires the former Charlton Athletic player and it remains to be seen if he would be willing to sell him on a permanent basis though he is still unable to push through into the ... (more...)
Japan aborts mini-rocket mission shortly after liftoff Japan aborts mini-rocket mission shortly after liftoff
- January 17, 2017

On Wednesday, JAXA postponed the launch of the mini rocket a few minutes before it was scheduled to lift off. The rocket and its payload had a water landing off southeast Japan's coast. "It's very regrettable. We'd like to determine the cause", said JAXA associate professor Hiroto Habu, with the agency having no further plans to launch a rocket of the same size. (more...)
SpaceX makes successful rocket launch
- January 17, 2017

The return launch and flight is an important step for Space X, billionaire Elon Musk's California-based company that has about 70 launches waiting, worth more than $10 billion. "We have been working endless hours for the last eight years to get to this day, and to finally be here with ten Iridium NEXT satellites successfully launched into low-Earth orbit is a fulfilling moment". (more...)
Photos show Japanese whaling off Antarctica, group says
- January 17, 2017

Jeff Hansen, managing director of Sea Shepherd Australia, emphasized that the whales are being killed in an extremely cruel way. The group says the Japanese crew quickly covered the whale with a tarpaulin. Since then, countries like Norway and Iceland have been taking advantage of these annual quotas, and Japan has given itself an annual quota of 333 minke whales a year. (more...)
Video captures automated camera smash Seattle's Space Needle missing workmen by inches
- January 16, 2017

The automated camera had been circling the tower on New Year's Eve capturing images of the observation deck and workers setting up fireworks for New Year celebrations. It is unclear if he will face charges. Last year, a man was also arrested for crashing his drone into the Empire State Building, while the year before a device that landed on the lawn of the White House sparked a secret service investigation. (more...)
Gabon's Pierre Aubameyang focused for the next game
- January 16, 2017

AFTER a lengthy and frustrating 11-year wait, tomorrow we will get the chance to see our beloved Warriors plunging into battle on the big stage of the African Cup of Nations when they take on continental heavyweights Algeria in the opening match of their Group B adventure in Franceville, Gabon. (more...)
Scores missing in migrant crossing in Mediterranean Scores missing in migrant crossing in Mediterranean
- January 16, 2017

Rescue operations are under way for the missing people but poor conditions are hampering the search, said the coast guard. Of the 181,436 migrants who arrived in Italy in 2016, IOM said the largest number came from Nigeria - 37,551 - accounting for more than 20 percent of total arrivals. (more...)
Drugs shame of Beijing athletes who won gold Drugs shame of Beijing athletes who won gold
- January 15, 2017

In this case, the Chinese athletes tested positive for the following. "The COC respects the IOC's verdict and will launch a thorough investigation into the positive doping results", it added. After 8 long years and 2 editions of the Olympics games, the International Olympic Committee has stripped Olympic gold medals from three Chinese weightlifters for involved in doping at 2008 Beijing edition. (more...)
Head Of DC Guard To Step Down During Inauguration Head Of DC Guard To Step Down During Inauguration
- January 15, 2017

Schwartz will leave his post at 12:01 p.m. on Inauguration Day, just after Trump is sworn in. As commanding general of the D.C. National Guard, Schwartz serves at the pleasure of the president - the only National Guard leader in the country to be appointed by the White House. (more...)
Get A Ride Directly From Google Maps
- January 15, 2017

This mode also allows users to see fare estimates and pickup times if a auto is available. Google Maps doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to feasting on battery power either, having only one of the two apps open at the one time will result in less battery drain for most users. (more...)
New species of 'skywalker' primates identified in China
- January 15, 2017

A new species of gibbon, an ape in the Hylobatidae family, was discovered in China by a group of scientists that also happen to be big fans of " Star Wars " films. Gibbons in Southwest China don't have white beards or white fur around their eye sockets, and they have thin eyebrows with a wider space between them. (more...)
Not possible to deliver judgment on Jallikattu before Saturday: SC Not possible to deliver judgment on Jallikattu before Saturday: SC
- January 14, 2017

The Environment Minister has said the decision on jallikattu is pending with the Supreme Court; however, he will meet PM Modi and seek his directions. And this is just one instance of the event being organised. In Coimbatore district, a group of 150 villagers conducted Rekla race in Ettimadi Village protesting the Jallikattu ban. (more...)
The first glimpse of a Ruby Seadragon in the wild
- January 14, 2017

The researchers predict that the Ruby Seadragon may have lost its appendages owing to evolution. Now, for the first time, the mysterious creature has been captured on camera and marine biologists will no longer be forced to use drawings when they want to describe the creature. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro May Land In India On Jan 18
- January 14, 2017

The company's Samsung Display subsidiary has revealed its next-generation AMOLED panel technology, replete with DCI-P3 wide color gamut support and ultra-thin bezels, that will more than likely live inside the upcoming Galaxy S8 . The removal of the home button means that Samsung will be placing the fingerprint scanner on the back of the new device or it could be located underneath the display, we're not sure at this point. (more...)
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: a Hellcat on Steroids?
- January 13, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] has announced it will be bringing the ultimate performance halo vehicle to the 2017 New York International Auto Show, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Sending so much power to just the rear wheels can pose some... Unfortunately, there is absolutely no more information available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon just yet, and we will have to wait until the New York Auto Show in April, but over the next few months, Dodge will reveal bits of ... (more...)
Google Is No Longer Working on High-Altitude Drones
- January 13, 2017

Many previous Titan employees continue to work in Google's "moonshot" factory on other aviation projects meant to change the way we live. The statement added that " many " Titan staff had been reassigned to different parts of the business, including Project Loon and Wing, a division dedicated to providing drone-based deliveries. (more...)
Chris Grayling gives go-ahead to road tunnel under Stonehenge
- January 13, 2017

DfT officials claimed a tunnel would remove sight and sound of traffic for visitors to Stonehenge while improving journeys for drivers. The A303 is a major road in southern England, which carries up to 30,000 vehicles a day, and passes within a few hundred metres of the Stonehenge. (more...)
Chevrolet Bolt Named North American Car of the Year
- January 13, 2017

The Honda Ridgeline midsize pickup received 364 points to beat the Ford F-series Super Duty, 193, and Nissan Titan , 72. "Conventional pickup trucks have gotten more refined with each generation, but they don't come close to the quiet comfort of the Ridgeline", juror Joe Wiesenfelder of Cars.com said. (more...)
First Time In The US: Bumblebee Species Enters Endangered Species List First Time In The US: Bumblebee Species Enters Endangered Species List
- January 13, 2017

The chubby bee with a rusty patch on its back once thrived in 28 states across the Upper Midwest and East Coast as well as large parts of Canada. Under the act, the Fish & Wildlife Service must make a recovery plan for the species that might include actions such as mitigating pesticide use in the bees' habitats or altering land use, Jepsen said . (more...)
Is This What a PC Market Recovery Looks Like?
- January 13, 2017

PC market was able to pull off a strong last quarter of the year with impressive growth in the retail PC segment that surpassed expectations", said Neha Mahajan, senior research analyst, Devices & Displays. HP was second , at 52.4 million, followed by Dell, Asus and Apple. And it is perhaps notable that neither Gartner nor IDC elected to predict what PC sales will look like going forward. (more...)
Possible planet indulging in 'shadow play' is Hubble's latest discovery!
- January 12, 2017

The ring comprises gas and dust and spotting planets is an ardous task. John Debes of the Space Telescope Science Institute in in the USA led a team of astronomers who said this scenario is the most plausible explanation for the shadow they found in the stellar system TW Hydrae. (more...)
New Nokia Event Announced for February 26 at MWC 2017 New Nokia Event Announced for February 26 at MWC 2017
- January 12, 2017

Now, the fruition of the development is already scheduled to hit the market with the handheld device referred to as the Nokia 6. To summon up, HMD Global is the manufacturing partner of Nokia since a year ago. It has an 8MP selfie camera and 16Mp, f/2.0 primary camera with phase-detection autofocus. HMD claims that it's built the phones using 6000 series aluminium, making it very strong. (more...)
The worst and weirdest cars at the Detroit Auto Show The worst and weirdest cars at the Detroit Auto Show
- January 12, 2017

New technology advancements in the auto industry are taking centre stage once again at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Barring any significant policy changes, the Center for Automotive Research projects that USA share of North American automotive production will fall to 58% by 2020, down from the previous all-time low of 63% past year. (more...)