Science


Uber halts driverless car tests after vehicle rolls over in Arizona smash
- March 29, 2017

Karl Iagnemma, CEO of nuTonomy, the firm testing driverless cars at the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park in South Boston, said not enough is known about the crash on Friday in Tempe, Ariz., to justify any change to his company's tests, which are being conducted under an agreement with the state and city. (more...)
Militant, three protesters killed in Kashmir gunfight Militant, three protesters killed in Kashmir gunfight
- March 29, 2017

The security forces had launched a search operation following a tipoff about the presence of terrorists, which then became an encounter. Following reports that militants were planning to attack tourists and the Amarnath pilgrims in the coming season, the security forces have stepped up operations against terrorists in the valley and on Sunday killed two ultras of Hizbul Mujahideen who ambushed a police party in Pulwama district. (more...)
Ikea's Smart Lighting is here to outshine Philips Hue Ikea's Smart Lighting is here to outshine Philips Hue
- March 29, 2017

Furniture retailer Ikea certainly got the memo and is expanding its home tech offerings with Trådfri , a new line of smart lighting announced today. The range, which will arrive in United Kingdom stores in April, includes energy-efficient LED bulbs, as well as lighting panels and doors. Products in the Swedish home furnishing giant's Smart Lighting Collection, which arrives in United Kingdom stores next month, include LED bulbs, lighting panels and doors which come complete with a ... (more...)
Facebook Messenger Just Got Friendlier Facebook Messenger Just Got Friendlier
- March 28, 2017

It's rolling out for all iOS and Android Messenger users today. If you're interested in buying something but don't know where a particular store is, for example, you could chat directly with the brand and the agent could share the location of the one closest to you. (more...)
Microsoft sued over Windows 10
- March 28, 2017

This means that anyone in the United States who upgraded from Windows 7 (Windows 8 would not be included under this motion) and who has suffered any of the symptoms described within 30 days could join in. This isn't the first lawsuit regarding Windows 10 upgrades. Last year, a USA small claims court ruled that Microsoft should pay $10,000 to Teri Goldstein, a travel agent based in Sausalito, California, who said an unwanted Windows 10 upgrade made her PC unstable. (more...)
Destiny 2 announced by Bungie Destiny 2 announced by Bungie
- March 28, 2017

The Tweet containing the announcement is below. Hopefully, Bungie will fill in some of the gaps sooner, rather than later. To make things more interesting, GameStop Germany has not just limited potential Destiny 2 PC pre-orders to in-store customers. (more...)
The EU's Chief Negotiator Says Brexit Talks Must Be Open And Transparent
- March 27, 2017

Guaranteeing long-term rights of Europeans in Britain after Brexit is EU's "absolute priority" from the onset of talks. Negotiations are expected to begin with "talks about talks", with arguments over whether divorce and trade discussions should take place simultaneously, as the United Kingdom wishes, or whether consideration of future trade relations should be put off until after arrangements for withdrawal are agreed, as the Commission wants. (more...)
TIPPING OFF: Kansas, Gonzaga, Oregon, Xavier eye Final Four
- March 27, 2017

Tying the Mack vs. Miller series, after Sean Miller's Arizona won round one in 2015. After narrowly defeating the No. 2 Arizona Wildcats 73-71 on Thursday, Xavier University returns to the Elite Eight for the first time in a decade. Heading into this year's tournament, Xavier didn't exactly seem poised to make a big run. But there's one more leg to this business trip for the Zags. (more...)
German Chancellor Merkel's Party Wins Elections In Western State Of Saarland German Chancellor Merkel's Party Wins Elections In Western State Of Saarland
- March 27, 2017

That's a blow to SPD leader Martin Schulz, whose announcement as Merkel's challenger for the chancellery in the September 24 election has lifted his Social Democrats out of nowhere back into contention in national polls . One of the smallest of Germany's 18 states, it has 800,000 registered voters and the loss of power will be a major blow to Mrs Merkel's party. The Left Party obtained 13 per cent of the votes, dispelling potential hopes for an alliance with the SPD as an alternative to a ... (more...)
Tri-Cities residents urged to go dark for Earth Hour
- March 27, 2017

The main event will be organised on the Shanghumugham beach from 6.30 p.m.to 9.30 p.m. with the Switch Off and Candle Light Vigil from 8.30 p.m.to 9.30 p. In this year's Earth Hour celebration, several famous landmarks will disappear from the skyline as all lights will be switched off. The Earth hour received a mixed response from the citizens this year. (more...)
Arizona Uber Self-Driving Car Crashes In Ugly Rollover Collision Arizona Uber Self-Driving Car Crashes In Ugly Rollover Collision
- March 26, 2017

Tempe police said the Uber was driving southbound around 6:30 p.m. Friday when it was hit by another vehicle. An Uber spokeswoman confirmed the incident, and the veracity of the photo , in an email to Bloomberg News . The company had no comment as to which vehicle was at fault, saying its investigation into the incident is ongoing. Uber first attempted to launch the program, similar to the one running in Pittsburgh , in California in mid-December. (more...)
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil: We struggle with self-belief Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil: We struggle with self-belief
- March 26, 2017

Former Arsenal player Lee Dixon has said that Gunners midfielder Mesut Ozil would be " ten times a better player" if he had Tottenham Hotspur player Dele Alli's attitude. Ozil refused to elaborate more over his future in north London but revealed that there will be more talks between Arsenal and his representatives at the end of the season. (more...)
Astronauts complete 6.5-hour spacewalk Astronauts complete 6.5-hour spacewalk
- March 26, 2017

During the second spacewalk, Pesquet and NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson - who assisted the two astronauts on Friday's journey - will connect PMA-3 to the Harmony module. Pesquet jostled a set of hoses in the station's radiator heat belt monitor, the suspected source of the leak, in an effort to rattle loose any possible flakes of frozen ammonia. (more...)
Lights go out around the world for Earth Hour 2017
- March 26, 2017

Just one year later, Earth Hour went global, with 50-100 million people participating. WWF-Pakistan will hold special events to commemorate Earth Hour at the National Assembly here, Frere Hall in Karachi and Emporium Mall in Lahore. The Empire State Building in New York has observed Earth Hour since 2008. With 2016 breaking temperature records for the third consecutive year, it's never been more important to tackle climate change. (more...)
Super Mario Run Revenue 'Did Not Meet Our Expectations': Nintendo Super Mario Run Revenue 'Did Not Meet Our Expectations': Nintendo
- March 25, 2017

As Nintendo keeps launching new properties onto smartphones, the company has taken different strategies in regards to each app's payment model, including free-to-play ( Miitomo , Fire Emblem Heroes) and pay-once-and-play ( Super Mario Run ). (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Trump election campaign's 'ties to Russian Federation agents' Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Trump election campaign's 'ties to Russian Federation agents'
- March 25, 2017

Trump steered clear of the issue and asked his audience to support his efforts to "Make American Great Again". Joined by his crusty sidekick, Adm. Michael Rogers, who heads the National Security Agency, Comey gave an artful lesson in how to stick a shiv into a sitting president without ever raising his voice or making a specific accusation. (more...)
USA lawmakers call for independent probe of Trump aides' Russian Federation links USA lawmakers call for independent probe of Trump aides' Russian Federation links
- March 25, 2017

Manafort has been in the spotlight because of lobbying work he did in Ukraine. Nunes had said he'd canceled the public hearing so that Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and the director of the National Security Agency, Adm. (more...)
National Football League owners to vote on rules regarding player safety, pace of play National Football League owners to vote on rules regarding player safety, pace of play
- March 25, 2017

Justin Simmons' game-winning leap over the Saints' line to block an extra-point attempt was the most dramatic moment of the Broncos' 2016 season - and will not be legal in 2017 if a proposal initially made by the Eagles passes. "The potential for a serious injury certainly increases when you have a player in a vulnerable position, who's now going to be knocked off balance and can't control the way he lands". (more...)
Prince George to attend private school that discourages best friends
- March 25, 2017

Another thing is their policy towards kindness and emotional health. The Telegraph reports that the school also discourages children from having "best friends" as that can lead to hurt feelings. But in today's letter Mr Thomas continued: "The Duke and Duchess have made it clear that they do not wish Prince George's attendance at Thomas's to change its aims, values or ethos in any way". (more...)
Honey, we shrunk the ice sheets Honey, we shrunk the ice sheets
- March 24, 2017

On March 2, Antarctic sea ice hit a record-low summertime minimum . The extreme low in winter Arctic ice follows a very warm autumn and winter, the NSIDC scientists said , with air temperatures 2.5C above average across the Arctic Ocean. (more...)
Google: Half Of Android Devices Went Without Platform Security Updates In 2016 Google: Half Of Android Devices Went Without Platform Security Updates In 2016
- March 24, 2017

However, the new efforts are still not fixing the Google's persistent problem of irregular security updates. According to Google's statistics, about 0.71 percent of all Android devices had PHAs installed, which has increased over the 0.5 percent recorded in 2015. (more...)
Get Ready For The 100 Planet Solar System Get Ready For The 100 Planet Solar System
- March 23, 2017

A team of six scientists from institutions across the United States have suggested a new planetary classification system, which would restore to Pluto its status as the ninth planet.The team presented a paper at an global planetary science conference at The Woodlands, Texas, on March 21, which would base the definition of "planet" on geological properties such as shape and surface features.Using the proposed new system, some 110 orbiting objects, including Earth's moon, would be ... (more...)
Drake's New Album 'More Life' Breaks Record On Spotify Drake's New Album 'More Life' Breaks Record On Spotify
- March 22, 2017

Yes, there is a difference between a playlist and an album, and it is extremely obvious to avid music listeners. While some may view Drake's labeling More Life a playlist as an escape of the critical scrutiny ascribed to albums in lieu of the liberties given when an artists drops a leisurely mixtape, but that's probably not the case. (more...)
With Google Search Shortcuts, Answers Are Just a Few Taps Away
- March 22, 2017

On May 21, Google announced an update to its Search feature: a new option that allows you to simply "tap" on shortcuts located underneath the search box. The app update will roll out over the next few days. Information has become the new oxygen; we can't live without it. Now, they're being shuffled off into apps. (more...)
US Looking to Charge 4 People Related to Yahoo! Hacks US Looking to Charge 4 People Related to Yahoo! Hacks
- March 22, 2017

The Justice Department stated Baratov was detained in Canada on Tuesday and his case is pending with Canadian authorities. The Kremlin, which denies Russian Federation tried to influence the United States election in any way, said on Thursday Moscow had received no official notification of the indictment, but hoped it would. (more...)