Science


Get ready for 'super blue blood moon' (complete with eclipse) January 31
- January 30, 2018

The partial eclipse begins at 5:48 a.m. when the moon enters Earth's main shadow, the umbra. For those living in the lower 48, the best viewing will take place in the west, so book a flight, set your Global Positioning System for a nice drive, or just long online, to see this lunar trifecta that will take place in just a few days. (more...)
SpaceX sets launch date for Falcon Heavy test SpaceX sets launch date for Falcon Heavy test
- January 30, 2018

When Musk released his plans for Falcon Heavy in April 2011 , he thought it would be relatively easy to build a Falcon Heavy by strapping together three such boosters, also called cores. The company is the only rocket builder in the world that's safely returned first-stage rocket boosters - which provide the initial thrust at liftoff - back to Earth after launches to orbit. (more...)
Trump sends warmest regards to African leaders after sh*thole insult Trump sends warmest regards to African leaders after sh*thole insult
- January 29, 2018

In his letter to 55 African nation leaders, the US President stressed that his country "profoundly respects" the partnerships and values shared by Americans and Africans, two weeks after reportedly referring to African nations as 'shithole countries'. (more...)
Sky gazers, don't miss the super blue moon lunar eclipse Wednesday morning
- January 29, 2018

The moon will also be supermoon because it will appear up to 30 percent brighter and up to 14 percent larger than normal as it makes its closest pass to Earth, according to Space.com. "Unfortunately, eclipse viewing will be more challenging in the eastern time zone". The satellite is in full stage and the eclipse happens when the shadow of the earth completely blocks the light from the sun. (more...)
SpaceX targets Falcon Heavy test flight launch for Feb SpaceX targets Falcon Heavy test flight launch for Feb
- January 28, 2018

Shortly after the extended test firing, Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce that it had been successful, as well as a launch date within "a week or so". If successful, his red sports auto will end up in orbit around the sun, traveling as far out as Mars. He laid out the jaw-dropping plan in a series of tweets earlier this month. (more...)
Engineer in Fatal Amtrak Crash Didn't Realize Curve Was Up Ahead Engineer in Fatal Amtrak Crash Didn't Realize Curve Was Up Ahead
- January 28, 2018

Amtrak Cascades Train 501 was going more than twice the posted speed limit when it derailed at a sharp turn near DuPont, Washington, on December 18, 2107. He felt rested at the start of the trip, he told investigators. The union representing the engineer, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, said it could not comment on the NTSB's account of the interview because the union is a party to the ongoing investigation. (more...)
'Super blue blood moon' coming January 31 'Super blue blood moon' coming January 31
- January 27, 2018

Sandeep Kataria, JAP-SRF, Indian Institute of Astro Physics, Bengaluru, said, "You must have heard the phrase "once in blue moon" which means something that happens rarely". You can find out what will happen in your city with this interactive eclipse map . What is a lunar eclipse? Unfortunately there won't be viewing opportunities in the United Kingdom as the eclipse - taking place at about 1pm GMT will only be visible before sunrise or after sunset. (more...)
Chrome 64 adds support for HDR video and per-site muting Chrome 64 adds support for HDR video and per-site muting
- January 26, 2018

As promised back in September , Chrome 64 finally sounds the death knell for autoplay. It has also set up a new ad-blocking system that will offer guidelines on how to avoid pestering users to websites; failure to follow these guidelines could result in the sites being blocked on the browser. (more...)
Closed Beta Extended Through January 31st Closed Beta Extended Through January 31st
- January 26, 2018

First of all, you want to make sure you've actually got the game preordered or have received a code for the beta. We'll update this story with any further developments. Rare issued its fix for these players last night (Wednesday 24th). However, it appears many pre-purchasers are being met with a "too early" error message when they attempt to launch the beta. (more...)
Hugh Masekela: Life and career of the jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela: Life and career of the jazz trumpeter
- January 25, 2018

Masekela told him that he would behave if he was given a trumpet. As an upcoming jazz trumpeter, he joined up with fellow South African jazzman Abdullah Ibrahim (known as Dollar Brand up until 1968) to play on Brands first album, “Jazz Epistle Verse 1” released in 1960. (more...)
Snapchat now allows stories to be read by people without the app Snapchat now allows stories to be read by people without the app
- January 25, 2018

Stories Everywhere will become available through the redesigned app for users in Australia and Canada first. As a result of this cloning, users do not see any reason to have a standalone application for sharing their daily stories. While it shows you how many times your profile has been viewed, it doesn't tell you who those visitors are. In what seems to be its efforts to fight the sedated growth of the platform, Snapchat is apparently working to bring its flagship Stories feature to the ... (more...)
Reliance Jio Republic Day 2018 Offer Reliance Jio Republic Day 2018 Offer
- January 25, 2018

The data limit marks the difference as it offers 1.4GB of data per day. Recently, Bharti Airtel has also introduced its new plan of Rs. 399 having validity for 84 days only, offering unlimited calls and 1GB 4G data daily for its users. (more...)
Instagram Teams Up With GIPHY For GIF Stickers Instagram Teams Up With GIPHY For GIF Stickers
- January 25, 2018

The new GIF stickers are sourced from GIPHY and can be used in photos and videos within stories . Instagram team has partnered with the world's leading GIF content provider GIPHY to provide hundreds of thousands of moving stickers to its users. (more...)
Museveni backs Trump 'shithole' States remark Museveni backs Trump 'shithole' States remark
- January 25, 2018

Trump reportedly referred to Africa as Shithole countries , while questioning why the United States was welcoming immigrants from the continent. The Ugandan, who was speaking to lawmakers at the opening of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, added: "I do not know whether [Mr Trump] was quoted correctly, but I like him because he addresses Africa's weaknesses with frankness". (more...)
Xbox Game Pass now gives access to Xbox exclusives on launch day Xbox Game Pass now gives access to Xbox exclusives on launch day
- January 25, 2018

A new update is now out for the Xbox One's operating system that included a couple of changes with Wi-Fi improvements for the Xbox One S and Xbox One X being one of the most notable differences. We've listened to our community and are excited to be bringing this new console to Indian gamers. When it was released previous year, it only included older titles but now you can play all of Xbox's first party new releases. (more...)
Take Up to $200 off Apple's 2017 MacBook Air Laptops Take Up to $200 off Apple's 2017 MacBook Air Laptops
- January 24, 2018

GIS will be ramping up production from 300,000 units to 600,000 units a month to accommodate the forecasted orders for the new MacBook and the other existing models. As for the 11-inch MacBook Air, it was discontinued entirely. Apple's previous objective was to pitch the base variant of the new MacBook Pro as a potential MacBook Air upgrade. (more...)
God of War PS4 Release Date Finally Confirmed, New Trailer Released God of War PS4 Release Date Finally Confirmed, New Trailer Released
- January 24, 2018

As you might expect, the game is exclusive to Sony's PlayStation 4 console - in fact, it's the first major exclusive game coming to Sony's outrageously popular game console in 2018. If you pre-order any edition at selected retailers across Europe, you'll also receive Luck of Ages XP Boost, which grants you +10 Luck and has 1 Enchantment Slot. (more...)
Range Rover Coupe to be revealed Range Rover Coupe to be revealed
- January 24, 2018

Range Rover has announced it will return to its roots with a stylish two-door limited-edition model dubbed the SV Coupe. Not to be confused with the 'Road Rover " - a future electric passenger vehicle and fourth "pillar' for Land Rover alongside the Defender, Discovery and Range Rover - the Rangie SV Coupe harks back to the original two-door Range Rover of 1970. (more...)
A man bit a smartphone battery as a test, and it exploded A man bit a smartphone battery as a test, and it exploded
- January 24, 2018

The store's security camera shows him leaning in to bite the battery and taking it out of his mouth before the whole thing explodes into a ball of fire. Lithium-ion batteries are, of course, known for not being the most stable things around. It is uncertain if the quality of the battery had anything to do with the explosion or if it was just the pressure. (more...)
Intel warns everyone not to download its Spectre and Meltdown patch Intel warns everyone not to download its Spectre and Meltdown patch
- January 23, 2018

This is not a case of performance decreases due to the patch but instead, as Intel executive vice president Neil Shenoy puts it, the patch " may introduce higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behaviour ". At the issue's outbreak, Intel advised hardware partners to stop issuing updates for unpatched devices, but not to recall the updates they had already issued. (more...)
Lights, camera, action: Best of Filmfare Awards 2018 Lights, camera, action: Best of Filmfare Awards 2018
- January 23, 2018

His film Newton too won the Best Film (Critics) award. Veteran actor Irrfan was declared the Best Actor for his role in the movie Hindi Medium during a glittering ceremony of the Filmfare Awards in Mumbai. Unlike today, back then the Filmfare was the only film award that mattered. Like a year ago, Jio Filmfare award ceremony had created a special space for celebrating short films. (more...)
Much warmer weekend gives way to Sunday night storms
- January 21, 2018

Last weekend we had a high of 20 degrees on both Saturday and Sunday . Another unseasonably warm day Sunday , with highs in the mid 50s under clear to partly cloudy skies. Afternoon temperatures will rebound into the low 40s. Snow showers will return Tuesday , as well, but the system does not appear to be significant. (more...)
First Look At Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Mobile Game First Look At Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Mobile Game
- January 19, 2018

There's no specific release date yet, but Jam City has mentioned it will be launching "This spring" on the App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. The game will first be introduced at the "Celebration of Harry Potter" event at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida from January 26-28. There will be large story arcs to play through as well as smaller stories and relationship quests. (more...)
Apple says they'll Add 20000 Jobs in US Apple says they'll Add 20000 Jobs in US
- January 19, 2018

Job creation was a key pillar of Trump's election campaign. Additionally, Apple, Inc . projects that it will contribute an additional $38 billion in taxes on repatriated foreign income in compliance with the revised tax law. "And Apple hasn't historically done big M&A", he said . Apple has confirmed that it's going to bring back hundreds of billions of dollars in order to fund future investments in the United States. (more...)
U.S. security concerns could stall Huawei's and ZTE's 5G expansions U.S. security concerns could stall Huawei's and ZTE's 5G expansions
- January 17, 2018

The aim of the bill is to ban United States government agencies from using phones and equipment of Huawei and ZTE phones . United States lawmakers are bothered about the security risks caused by these Chinese manufacturers entering with their tele-communicating devices into the United States markets. (more...)