Science


Mercedes recalling 300000 cars due to fire hazard Mercedes recalling 300000 cars due to fire hazard
- March 04, 2017

There was no immediate indication from which other countries the cars are set to be recalled. Reuters said that, of the 51 fires involving Mercedes-Benz cars, 30 were reported in the US. The problem occurs when the engine starter is blocked due to engine or transmission damage. When a limiter in the starter motor overheats from too many attempts to start, it can melt nearby parts. (more...)
New temperature extremes for Antarctica
- March 03, 2017

While it may seem quite a bit of time elapsed from the date the record was set and Wednesday's announcement, scientists say it can take years before climate records can be verified. Antarctica locks up 90 percent of the world's fresh water as ice and would raise sea levels by about 60 meters (200 ft) if it were all to melt, meaning scientists are concerned to know even about extremes around the fringes. (more...)
Google Play Upgrades Make It Easier For Developers To Get Noticed
- March 03, 2017

Google's playables will be used across more than one million apps on the Google Display Network in the coming months. Google has unveiled several strategies this week to help game developers sell their wares to Play Store shoppers, but now it's looking to expand those efforts outside the app store as well. (more...)
PM Modi is 'hero' of his own film: Rahul Gandhi PM Modi is 'hero' of his own film: Rahul Gandhi
- March 03, 2017

In October 2016, Rahul Gandhi had held a Kisan Mahayatra in Uttar Pradesh and while speaking to the farmers, he said, "You all are demanding a potato factory in your area, but you should understand I am an opposition leader, I can put pressure on the government, but cannot take the decision". (more...)
Dow reaches all-time high after Trump's speech Dow reaches all-time high after Trump's speech
- March 03, 2017

The Chicago Purchasing Managers' index rose to 57.4 from 50.3 the month before, beating expectations for a reading of 53.0 and marking the highest level since January 2015. It comes after the London market embarked on a remarkable winning streak at the beginning of the year - notching up 12 record closes on the bounce - as investors cheered Mr Trump's economic policies. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 image leak shows it's really keeping the headphone jack Samsung Galaxy S8 image leak shows it's really keeping the headphone jack
- March 02, 2017

The leaked images show the phone will have an nearly bezel-less display. In the image above, you can very clearly see the headphone jack at the bottom of the Galaxy S8 , along with its USB Type-C port and a speaker. Samsung claimed it continues to relentlessly pursue the best in hardware, software and services, redefining what are possible for consumers across the globe. (more...)
NASA To Send Solar Probe To The Sun In 2018
- March 02, 2017

In addition, astronomers also want to find out how solar wind gets its speed and why the sun occasionally produces high-energy particles known as solar energetic particles. Technological and infrastructure affected by space weather events. The challenges of such a mission While the mission is an unmanned project, there is still the need for protection of the spacecraft itself and the sensitive instruments it will carry. (more...)
Scientists Discover Evidence of Oldest Life on Earth Scientists Discover Evidence of Oldest Life on Earth
- March 02, 2017

Papineau led a study about the ancient, iron-rich fossils along with Matthew Dodd, a PhD student in earth science at UCL. However, many scientists believe the Western Australia microfossils are not fossils at all, but the result non-biological processes of geology such as changes in heat and pressure. (more...)
Ubisoft's Massive Entertainment is Making an Avatar Game Ubisoft's Massive Entertainment is Making an Avatar Game
- March 02, 2017

Ubisoft Massive has a number of open positions for the Avatar project, including an online programmer, suggesting the game will have an online component. Ubisoft developers say they are in awe of the game and it's a "fantastic and humbling experience" to create a game based on the film. What do you think of the Avatar game announcement with Massive Entertainment helming development? The franchise will be back after laying dormant since 2009. (more...)
Berlin Police Conduct Massive Raid Against Banned Islamist Organization
- March 01, 2017

Masked police officers carry boxes out of an apartment house in Berlin, Germany following a string of raids. But last December's Christmas market attack expedited efforts to close the mosque and the battle against radical Islamist organisations and preachers in Germany. (more...)
SpaceX announces plans to fly 2 tourists around the Moon
- March 01, 2017

Aldrin, along with Neil Armstrong, were the first humans to walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969, fulfilling a goal by President John F. This presents an opportunity for humans to return to deep space for the first time in 45 years and they will travel faster and further into the Solar System than any before them. (more...)
SoftBank Is Said to Be in Talks to Merge OneWeb With Intelsat
- March 01, 2017

An artist's conception shows a OneWeb satellite in orbit. The combined company will be led by Intelsat Chief Executive Stephen Spengler and will be domiciled in Luxembourg. SoftBank announced its investment in OneWeb , which seeks to provide affordable internet service with satellites, late a year ago. Mr Wyler said at the time: "We look forward to working together as we execute on our mission to build a global knowledge infrastructure that provides affordable broadband to the over ... (more...)
YouTube, angling to be 'real' TV, will launch live networks YouTube, angling to be 'real' TV, will launch live networks
- March 01, 2017

The $35/month covers six accounts, each with customizable profiles and recommendations. Likewise, users will be able to cast the service to their TVs via a Google Chromecast or Chromecast built-in TV. "To do this, we've worked closely with our network and affiliate partners to evolve TV for the way we watch today". But based on what we know right now, it looks like a compelling cord-cutting option with features including a DVR subscription and a sub-$40 price point that take it a cut above the ... (more...)
Sony Xperia XZs Announced with 5.2-inch Display, Water-resistant body Sony Xperia XZs Announced with 5.2-inch Display, Water-resistant body
- February 28, 2017

We can't help but feel that Sony's continued focus on the spec-war is getting a bit silly now. Both models come with Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back, with metal antennas at the top and bottom of the device. It is powered by Snapdragon 820 processor , which is slightly disappointing as XZ Premium comes with SD 835. The XZs is a slightly stripped down version, with the XA1 and XA1 Ultra the mid-range devices Android manufacturers simply can not bring themselves to rid themselves of. (more...)
My players had the answers, says happy Chelsea boss Conte
- February 28, 2017

AC Milan have reportedly set their sights on acquiring the midfielder, who only recently made his 300th Premier League appearance, and they are willing to part with £27 million to take him to the San Siro , the same figure which Chelsea paid Barcelona in 2014 to acquire his services. (more...)
Spot the Obama! Crowds react to former US President's appearance in NYC Spot the Obama! Crowds react to former US President's appearance in NYC
- February 28, 2017

The three took their seats several rows back from the stage shortly after the lights went down at the theatre for the show, starring Mark Ruffalo and Danny DeVito . The former POTUS and FLOTUS were spotted soaking up the sun, kite surfing and adorably sticking their toes in the sand on Valentine's Day. Now, he's fulfilling his duties as overprotective father by checking in on his eldest, Malia Obama, 18, while she interns in NYC. (more...)
Campus astronomers react to discovery of TRAPPIST-1 planet system
- February 28, 2017

James Webb Program Director Eric Smith said that the JWST will essentially determine the major components of a planet's atmosphere. The team of global astronomers led by Michaël Gillon , an astrophysicist at Belgium's University of Liège is calling the exoplanet system (worlds outside our solar system), TRAPPIST-1, in honor of the Transiting Planetesimals Small Telescope in Chile that discovered three of the seven planets in 2015. (more...)
Huawei P 10 Launch at MWC 2017 with Outstanding Features Huawei P 10 Launch at MWC 2017 with Outstanding Features
- February 27, 2017

The smartphone is anticipated to be announced on February 27 at the MWC, but even as its official unveiling draws nearer, official-looking renders of the Huawei P10 have leaked online. The P10 and P10 Plus also have the fingerprint reader switched to the home button in the front , unlike the P9. While the camera setup is near identical, there are slight differences in the camera capabilities of the Huawei P10 and the P10 Plus. (more...)
Jamie Vardy has spoken out about Claudio Ranieri's dismissal
- February 27, 2017

Ranieri's departure was met with widespread condemnation among pundits and former players, with suggestions it highlighted the lack of loyalty in modern football. "I suppose you can explain it in terms of a panic decision and for me a wrong decision". "[He is] somebody that probably deserves to have the Leicester stadium named 'The Claudio Ranieri [Stadium].' And he's sacked". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 release date REVEALED
- February 27, 2017

Talking about the specs , the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 comes powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and 4GB RAM. At the MWC event they should release a new rival for the iPhone model, namely Huawei P10. In fond of S8, we just overlooked a lot of smartphones. Samsung is reportedly offering early-birds a sign-up option to receive all the details about the "Next Galaxy" smartphone. (more...)
Opponent of Duterte's drugs war arrested in Philippines on drug charges
- February 27, 2017

Harry Roque of Kabayan Partylist. "Hence, Senator De Lima is wrong when she said that only the Ombudsman can investigate and charge her for her drug offenses", Calida pointed out. But Duterte defended the police and vowed they would not be jailed. He called on Duterte to respect and defend the laws of the country and human rights. (more...)
Gamer dies while attempting 24-hour stream for charity Gamer dies while attempting 24-hour stream for charity
- February 26, 2017

The exhausted-looking father of three had been streaming on the gaming platform Twitch to raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and PCGames reports he'd been doing similar marathon gaming streams over the past few weeks. However, other cases reported of a man who collapsed after 19 hours of World of Warcraft in 2015, a teenager who died after 40 hours of Diablo 3 in 2012, and a man whose heart failed after 50 hours of StarCraft in 2005. (more...)
Australia take charge of first Test after Steve O'Keefe skittles India Australia take charge of first Test after Steve O'Keefe skittles India
- February 26, 2017

When asked what the Australia spinners did right in comparison to India's , Kohli found no flaw with his unit. The left-armer, playing in only his fifth Test, ran through the India order after taking the new ball, putting Australia in complete control as the hosts were skittled for just 105. (more...)
Verizon will start rolling out its insanely-fast 5G network this year
- February 26, 2017

Trialing 5G with real-world customers is a big step for any network. In addition to Samsung and Ericsson (eric), Intel (intc) and Qualcomm (qcom) are also making chips compatible with the Verizon standard. The full specification for 5G is not expected to be finished until at least next year. The customer trials, planned to begin in April, will deliver fixed wireless access to customers through 5G connectivity in order to gauge user experiences, evaluate the performance of 5G technologies, and ... (more...)
Trump asks NASA to study feasibility of crew on rocket's flight
- February 26, 2017

NASA will hold a news teleconference today (Feb. 24) at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT) to discuss plans for the study - you can listen to it live here on Space .com, courtesy of NASA TV. As a starting condition, NASA would maintain the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion stage for the first flight. The new United States administration has requested that NASA considers a near-term crewed test flight and perhaps a later crewed mission to the moon. (more...)