Science


British heavyweight boxing star Joshua knocks out Klitschko British heavyweight boxing star Joshua knocks out Klitschko
- May 09, 2017

Anthony Joshua wasn't wrong when he raised his hands in victory after knocking Wladimir Klitschko down in the fifth round of what looked like a one-sided heavyweight title fight. Joshua hurt Klitschko with a hard left hook that knocked him down. "But I must obtain that belt first so I can bring it to the table for a unification fight". (more...)
Secret X-37B plane lands after two years in orbit Secret X-37B plane lands after two years in orbit
- May 08, 2017

All four missions launched from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and the first three landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A secretive space plane returned to Earth on Sunday with a sonic boom . The landing was the first on KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility by a spacecraft returning from orbit since Atlantis touched down almost six years ago to conclude the final flight of NASA's 30-year space shuttle program. (more...)
Moto focused on slimming down for the Z2 Play Moto focused on slimming down for the Z2 Play
- May 07, 2017

Otherwise, the Moto Z2 Play will sport similar specifications to the original Moto Z Play. At the beginning of the year the Moto G family was updated, with Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. The reduced battery size will obviously affect the device's usage time, decreasing it from 50 hours to 30 hours, the report said. From what they've learned, the new phone will have a 3,000 mAh battery. (more...)
Galaxy S8: The Smartphone Evolution We Dreamt About Galaxy S8: The Smartphone Evolution We Dreamt About
- May 07, 2017

However, they may place it in the display for the Note 8. Credit: Concept Creator/YouTubeA new video from Concecpt Creator has taken all of the most tantalizing Galaxy Note 8 rumors , including a monster 6.4-inch display and dual cameras, and brought them to life. (more...)
Renewable energy critic to oversee wind and solar programs Renewable energy critic to oversee wind and solar programs
- May 07, 2017

In 2015, Canada generated about two-thirds of its electricity from renewable sources. The NEB report is good news for the renewable energy sector. Biomass power comes from burning organic waste such as wood pellets or methane gas produced by landfills. Biomass provided about 2 per cent of Canada's electricity generation in 2015. (more...)
Apple Beats Fitbit for the Top Wearables Spot
- May 06, 2017

Fitbit was the No. 3 wearables vendor in the world in the latest quarter. Fitbit , which had the top position in the wearables market until past year, has now dropped to third place after Apple and Xiaomi. However, during the first quarter conference call on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook revealed that watch sales almost doubled year-over-year. This fact clearly demonstrates that Apple made it to the top of the pile at the expense of other major players in the market, eating up sales mostly ... (more...)
North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt
- May 06, 2017

A war of words between the West and Pyongyang has escalated in recent weeks, with North Korea threatening to carry out a sixth nuclear test. North Korea has accused the USA and South Korea of attempting to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un with a "bio-chemical substance". (more...)
Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm alliance Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm alliance
- May 05, 2017

North Korea said on Monday that it would continue its nuclear weapons tests to strengthen its program "to a maximum" in the face of USA "aggression and hysteria". President Donald Trump has not figured out that leadership on the world stage is more than tough talk and military might. For instance, Duterte had been tilting to China recently, and the USA wants the Philippines to be part of a coalition in Asia that could push back against Chinese expansionism in the region. (more...)
Countdown: ISRO to launch South Asia Satellite today Countdown: ISRO to launch South Asia Satellite today
- May 05, 2017

Isro is confident of the launch vehicle-the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-F09 (GSLV-F09)- which has already been moved to the launchpad on Thursday. The SAS will catalyse economic development in the SAARC region. Pakistan, however, opted out of this project past year. According to Uday Bhaskar, director of Delhi-based think tank the Society for Policy Studies, the satellite represents a "new form of regional cooperation", and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called it a " ... (more...)
Test-fire of Agni-II missile fails to meet desired parameters Test-fire of Agni-II missile fails to meet desired parameters
- May 04, 2017

The defence ministry and DRDO refused to comment on the unsuccessful test. It is a two-stage solid propelled system and equipped with a special navigation system to achieve high degree of accuracy. Earlier, while 4,000-km range nuke-capable IRBM Agni-IV was successfully flight tested on January 2, a user trial of its sibling 3,000-km range Agni-III from the same test range was a grand success on April 27. (more...)
Google Allo update adding chat backup, Incognito Mode for groups, and more Google Allo update adding chat backup, Incognito Mode for groups, and more
- May 04, 2017

The new features include backup and restore function for chats, group incognito chats, and much more. For link previewing , a preview of an embedded link will be provided inside of your chat, so no need to worry about getting Rick Roll'd. The new features include an incognito mode for group chats, a way to backup and restore chats, and more. Interestingly, Allo's incognito mode comes with end-to-end encryption. (more...)
Sainsbury's pre-tax profit falls 8% Sainsbury's pre-tax profit falls 8%
- May 04, 2017

BP (BP.L) was among the biggest individual drags to the index with a 0.7 percent fall following the strong gains it made in the previous session after a better than expected earnings update. Net debt was reduced by £349 million to £1,477 million. Phil Dorrell, partner at Retail Remendy, said: "Sainsburys has reported growth in all categories except it's core supermarket offer". (more...)
Abbas to stop funding electricity in Hamas-run Gaza
- May 02, 2017

Long-term Palestinian prisoner Marwan Barghouti, who has been in prison for more than a decade, has spearheaded the hunger strike. The Palestinian prisoners are protesting against Israel's illegal system of mass arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of Palestinian prisoners. (more...)
Elon Musk's SpaceX launches top-secret spy satellite for US
- May 02, 2017

Launch had a 24-hour delay The launch had originally been scheduled 7:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, but one of the hundreds of sensors on the rocket was acting up, prompting a halt to the launch, according to USA Today . It will make improvement and the quirks in the first stage if any, to get it ready for another launch in any of the upcoming missions. No details were made public about the payload, known only as NROL-76, which was first announced a year ago. (more...)
Immigrants, unions march in US for rights, against Trump Immigrants, unions march in US for rights, against Trump
- May 02, 2017

And she offered a pointed message to President Trump: "Stop bullying immigrants". In New York, several protesters were arrested for blocking the entrance to Wells Fargo over the bank's role financing private Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers, according to local news reports. (more...)
Amazon reveals Darksiders III with first details and screens
- May 02, 2017

Amazon has leaked the existence of Darksiders 3, the sequel to a series that nearly went down with THQ when the publisher went bankrupt in 2013. Playing as Fury, you'll use her whip and magic, as well as adopting "various forms" according to the Amazon listing . (more...)
Apple to open its own official online store in India by Diwali Apple to open its own official online store in India by Diwali
- May 02, 2017

The report adds that Apple is all set to sell the iPhone SE units online and expand the portfolio of local production to the other iPhone models as well. "The company is hopeful to start the online store in India around Diwali", said one of the executives, ET reported. On the other hand, Apple might be going exclusively to its online store by offering certain customised products, an exclusive colour or storage option etc. (more...)
While the world Marched for Science, Trump promoted polluters
- May 02, 2017

The White House said in a statement that " rigorous science " was critical to achieving "the twin goals of economic growth and environmental protection". The bipartisan event's goal was to show policy makers and politicians that science is important and the findings of researchers from around the world can not be ignored. (more...)
Sindhu advances, Saina bows out of Badminton Asia Championships Sindhu advances, Saina bows out of Badminton Asia Championships
- April 30, 2017

Seeded third, the 21-year-old Sindhu is the lone Indian in fray now, and will take on He Bingjiao of China in the quarterfinals. Sindhu had very little resistance from Bingjiao in the opening game of their match , winning it 21-15.The Chinese player came out with intent in the second game and took a 5-2 lead at the start and built on it to win it 21-14. (more...)
Touch new stamp and presto, total solar eclipse becomes moon Touch new stamp and presto, total solar eclipse becomes moon
- April 30, 2017

And, if you're someone who loves to get your astronomical news from stamps, the back of the will also show a map of where to best view the eclipse. The stamp will be able to transform into another image of his, a full moon, using the body heat from fingers or thumbs. (more...)
Xbox's Phil Spencer Wants a Netflix Service for Video Games
- April 29, 2017

This E3 will be important for Xbox, and in a recent interview with Xbox On (shared by Gamespot moderator charizard1605 on the Gamespot forums ) Xbox chief Phil Spencer said that he was feeling optimistic about what they have to show. "You'll have things like Zelda or Horizon: Zero Dawn that'll come out, and they'll do really well, but they don't have the same impact that they used to have, because the big service-based games are capturing such a large amount of the audience". (more...)
China in talks with European Space Agency on human outpost on moon China in talks with European Space Agency on human outpost on moon
- April 29, 2017

And keeping in mind that NASA is chipping away at rack stable apportions for those inevitable missions, space travelers will preferably have the capacity to develop their own particular plants while investigating different universes. Furfaro is a professor in the Systems and Industrial Engineering Department within the College of Engineering. The cylindrical greenhouse is 18 feet long and just over seven feet in diameter. (more...)
BlackBerry Keyone Release Date: Phone Finally Arrives In U.S. In May BlackBerry Keyone Release Date: Phone Finally Arrives In U.S. In May
- April 28, 2017

Besides, after receiving good feedback from the BlackBerry community and the fans, the company is excited to offer this all-new Android-powered BlackBerry smartphone to customers across Canada and U.S. BlackBerry KeyOne is the big comeback for everyone's favorite (and pretty much only) option for a smartphone with a tactile physical keyboard. It's got a rugged yet elegant look that's unlike other phones. (more...)
Microsoft blames slow Surface sales for revenue miss
- April 28, 2017

Microsoft's Personal Computing business isn't doing so well, as it experienced a fall of 7% in revenue . Microsoft's cloud computing services and Azure platform will improve the flow of data across the company's operations, making it easier to create and link insights related to operations and commercial activities. (more...)
Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st
- April 28, 2017

Skimming Saturn at an altitude of about 1,800 miles (3,000 kilometers), the spacecraft will be closer than ever to the band of ice and space rocks that circle Saturn. The spacecraft was programmed to collect science data while close to the gas giant and turn toward Earth to make contact about 20 hours after the crossing. (more...)