Science


NASA Drops Major Bomb in 'March Toward Ever-Warmer Planet' NASA Drops Major Bomb in 'March Toward Ever-Warmer Planet'
- March 14, 2016

NASA's temperature records are backed up by information from satellites. The five largest monthly global warm anomalies in NASA's database have all occurred within the past five months, topped by February 2016. Either way, this result is a true shocker, and yet another reminder of the incessant long-term rise in global temperature resulting from human-produced greenhouse gases. (more...)
Apple Officially Announces March 21 Event: New 4-inch iPhone, iPads… Apple Officially Announces March 21 Event: New 4-inch iPhone, iPads…
- March 14, 2016

Apple is expected to introduce the most anticipated and unique version of iPhone; the 4 inch iPhone at an event on 21 March; along with a 9.7-inch iPad Pro model, a range of Apple Watch models and some accessories. The new iPad pro would have the 9.7-inch model with four speakers, stylus support, additional RAM and a faster processor , and would be available in a 128GB storage capacity, the Verge quoted 9to5Mac. (more...)
African elephants arrive at Omaha zoo from Swaziland African elephants arrive at Omaha zoo from Swaziland
- March 13, 2016

The National Cargo Boeing 747-400 left Swaziland Thursday bound for the US with 17 elephants bound for three USA zoos in Dallas, Wichita and Omaha. "We stand ready to welcome them to their new homes". (more...)
Don't lose any sleep over daylight saving time
- March 13, 2016

A  2008 study  from the Department of Energy examined the impact that the time change has on our life. Efforts to kill off daylight saving time are almost as old as the time shift itself, and even today, some are trying to get it repealed. (more...)
New 'ghostlike' species of octopus discovered New 'ghostlike' species of octopus discovered
- March 13, 2016

A small octopus discovered in the Hawaiian Archipelago is lighting up social media with its ghostly appearance. On its current mission, geologists have been keen to study the intact lava flows that formed the islands of Hawaii from their base, and zoologists have been rewarded by sightings of deep-sea coral, sponges, a dandelion siphonophore, and even a white tip shark, according to the ship's log. (more...)
Astronaut Scott Kelly Sick After Space Mission Astronaut Scott Kelly Sick After Space Mission
- March 12, 2016

The veteran of past missions said that his biggest surprise was simply how long this one felt. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly speaks during a press conference Friday, March 4, 2016, in Houston. But Charles aid it will take many months to analyze all the data from the almost yearlong mission, including samples still aboard the space station that will not get back to Earth until later this year. (more...)
Microsoft fixes critical flaws, make sure you're up to date Microsoft fixes critical flaws, make sure you're up to date
- March 11, 2016

An attacker could use this flaw to learn about the request context or browsing history of a user, Microsoft said. MS16-033 addresses a hole in Windows that an attacker could exploit for EoP if the attacker had physical access to the machine and inserted a maliciously crafted USB. (more...)
SpaceX rocket destroyed in failed ocean landing attempt
- March 11, 2016

Profile, a successful landing is not expected ", SpaceX said in a statement before the launch. But even after launch, industry eyes will be on the company as it tries to land the rocket on an ocean barge for the first time. SpaceX said a reusable rocket would dramatically reduce the cost of space transport. Three previous attempts to land in the ocean have failed. (more...)
The Black Diamond Ring: Total Solar Eclipse Stuns Asia
- March 09, 2016

People gazed at the sky in wonder and cheered while others knelt in prayer as a total eclipse of the sun unfolded over Indonesia on Wednesday. The eclipse is expected to be at its best on the island of Sulawesi, near Borneo but it will also be partially visible in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hawaii and northern Australia. (more...)
NASA Captured Today's Solar Eclipse From Start To Finish NASA Captured Today's Solar Eclipse From Start To Finish
- March 09, 2016

Slooh is also asking its followers to post pictures of the eclipse on Twitter (tagging @Slooh) or Facebook . Totality will last for anywhere from one and a half to just over four minutes at each location, though more than three hours will pass between the time the westernmost location sees the eclipse begin and when the easternmost location sees the eclipse end, the scientists said. (more...)
For SpaceX, Another Successful Launch, Another Crashed Rocket For SpaceX, Another Successful Launch, Another Crashed Rocket
- March 08, 2016

CEO Elon Musk said the rocket "landed hard " on the drone ship". Lifting such a heavy satellite into orbit cost the Falcon 9's lighter flights, meaning it had less fuel for its thrusters, which slowed its descent back to Earth and reoriented it for landing. (more...)
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes reflects on saying goodbye to the series
- March 08, 2016

The majority of characters are up for another season and/or a film of 'Downton Abbey .' Most of the actors say they will join on as long as the story is something that they believe is worth sharing! And so, the Crawleys chose to have him retire in comfort, in the house he's already in, with a pension and a vague directive about running big special events at Downton . (more...)
SpaceX successfully launches satellite but fails to land rocket on drone ship SpaceX successfully launches satellite but fails to land rocket on drone ship
- March 08, 2016

As expected, SpaceX's Falcon 9 crash landed on a floating platform Friday. With the SES-9 satellite separating as planned from the Falcon 9 rocket and heading off toward its final orbit. The rocket blasted off in a majestic fashion from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 6:35 p.m. EST to deliver the SES-9 communications satellite into orbit. (more...)
Romney Calls on Republicans to Dump Trump Romney Calls on Republicans to Dump Trump
- March 08, 2016

Back in November, before voters cast their first primary ballots and while many people still considered Donald Trump a passing phase, I asked my father who he thought would clinch the Republican nomination for president. The 2012 Republican nominee's speech marks his most aggressive step into the 2016 contest to date, but it was unclear what impact his words would have with voters deeply frustrated by their party's leaders. (more...)
North Korea again threatens nuclear weapon strikes
- March 07, 2016

The exercises, involving more than 300,000 personnel, are an annual event and always generate tension. "The army and people of the DPRK will launch an all-out offensive to decisively counter the USA and its followers' hysterical nuclear war moves", the North Korean commission said in a statement delivered by the North's KCNA news agency. (more...)
John Kasich: If I win Ohio, GOP will get a "brokered convention"
- March 07, 2016

John Kasich picked up the endorsement of Michael Reagan, the son of former President Ronald Reagan , the Republican candidate's campaign announced Saturday. The governor says he intends to stay in the race with an Ohio victory, and has stated his belief the race will go all the way to the convention. Kasich, who has presently amassed 35 delegates, is banking on two quickly approaching dates: March 8, when Michigan and other states will collectively distribute 150 GOP delegates, and March ... (more...)
New Batman V Superman Spot Shows Batman Excited For The Fight New Batman V Superman Spot Shows Batman Excited For The Fight
- March 07, 2016

Also, even that's not a dead cert. " Every beat of the movie is not yet worked out ". Snyder has also promised Easter Eggs in the Director's Cut that link on to the next Justice League films. Warner Bros . are also looking for a new money-spinning franchise to call their own, too. It's a pretty incredible fight sequence, and while it may spoil the fight in the film, it's really interesting to see what he has to say about the Batman character he's created. (more...)
Samsung to Offer Trade-in Plan for Galaxy S7 Samsung to Offer Trade-in Plan for Galaxy S7
- March 06, 2016

No groundbreaking updates have been made to the Samsung Galaxy S7. The upcoming iteration is also said to carry Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 right out of the box. Both are Super AMOLED panels with QHD (2560×1440 pixels) resolution . Samsung Electronics will start selling its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, on March 8 in India, just 15 days after their global launch on February 21. (more...)
'Deep Drumpf' Twitterbot is peak Donald Trump 'Deep Drumpf' Twitterbot is peak Donald Trump
- March 06, 2016

Based on an artificial-intelligence algorithm trained on transcripts of  Trump's  victory speeches and debate performances, the bot shows a remarkable proficiency for taking the hyperbole even further. It is moving ever closer to processing data like a human brain. "Read the AI Trumpbot's tweets, and try and persuade yourself you're not listening to the great hairdo in person". (more...)
Google to delete 'some' search results within EU Google to delete 'some' search results within EU
- March 05, 2016

Google Search is probably one of the most used sites on the internet, and every day millions of people online use Google to find information they're seeking on tons of various topics from recipes to movie times to information about the upcoming 2016 U.S. (more...)
Lamborghini Centenario chosen as the next Forza cover vehicle
- March 05, 2016

With virtual reality on the horizon , we certainly wouldn't rule it out. Is this an issue for Xbox One owners? To be more specific, the title of the game is Forza Motorsport 6: Apex . With bleeding edge race cars like the 2014 Audi #2 Audi Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro, modern masterpieces like the 2017 Ford GT, and classic American Muscle like the 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD-455, the cars in Forza Motorsport 6: Apex represents the far-reaching diversity that is part of Forza's ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How Cheap? Below Half Price Cheap! Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How Cheap? Below Half Price Cheap!
- March 05, 2016

Australia's four major telcos - Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin - are all ranging both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Preorders will apparently be open from March 7 to 11 for the device and Samsung's Malaysian website also has the S7 Edge shown. (more...)
First 'natural machine' augmented reality product Meta 2 launches to developers First 'natural machine' augmented reality product Meta 2 launches to developers
- March 05, 2016

Vive, in the meantime, has offers a field of view of about 110 degrees. Meta 2′s Iron-Man-like immersive functionality appears similar to Hololens and Magic Leap, but with a wider 90-degree field of view, 2560 x 1440 high-DPI display, and natural hand-controlled operation. (more...)
Ex-England Winger Adam Johnson Not Guilty of Child Sex Charge Ex-England Winger Adam Johnson Not Guilty of Child Sex Charge
- March 04, 2016

Update 4.48pm: Former England footballer Adam Johnson has been found guilty of one count of sexual activity with a child but was cleared on a second count today. But he denies the "passionate kiss" led to anything further. It exists to protect children from more experienced adults wishing to take advantage of them. (more...)
Donald Trump defends size of his penis Donald Trump defends size of his penis
- March 04, 2016

Trump then noted that Rubio had mocked his hands as small and made an innuendo about Trump's sexual prowess. "Look at these hands", Trump said, flashing his two hands to the crowd. Trump has made a name for himself throughout the campaign with his strong stance on immigration, saying he will build a wall on the border with Mexico and deport undocumented immigrants. (more...)