Science


Nishikori bests Nadal for men's singles bronze
- August 15, 2016

The final provided quite a contrast in styles: Murray's terrific returns, impenetrable defense and track-down-every-ball court coverage against the 6-foot-6 del Potro's booming serves and furious forehands. Defending singles champion Serena was defeated in the third round. He claimed a gold medal for Spain in men's doubles with partner Marc Lopez on Friday. (more...)
Ryan Lochte Will Need 'Perfect Performance' To Defeat Michael Phelps Ryan Lochte Will Need 'Perfect Performance' To Defeat Michael Phelps
- August 15, 2016

But he'll have to do it with some help from his teammates, swimming in the butterfly leg of the 400 medley relay on the final night of swimming, Saturday. Thiago Pereira could deliver the host country's first swimming medal of the games. Since 1988, Greece has been the only host country not to win a swimming medal - in 2004. (more...)
Engineering student makes Iron Man suit at just $750, Watch Video Engineering student makes Iron Man suit at just $750, Watch Video
- August 15, 2016

But Manikandan instead of pinning and dreaming of owning one in the future just went ahead and built one for himself. However, it can't fly as shown in the movie. He has published a paper on his mechanical suit in the International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics and has presented his creation at the American Society of Research's recent conference on Mechanics and Manufacturing . (more...)
Dead in Louisiana Flooding
- August 15, 2016

Edwards said he has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to declare Louisiana a major disaster declaration for the affect parishes. The National Guard used boats and helicopters to pull more than 1,000 people to safety as part of what the governor called "unprecedented, historic" flooding swamping the state, the Times Picayune reported . (more...)
Gaming using a stretchy touchpad Gaming using a stretchy touchpad
- August 15, 2016

And even when the touchpad is stretched to 1,000 percent of its normal area, it still operates. "This was achieved using a polyacrylamide hydrogel with lithium chloride salts that help the hydrogel retain water". When a user touches the hydrogel with a finger, it completes the circuit and current starts flowing within the gel. A report published in Engadget News informed, "Researchers have been hard at work on developing a special, highly stretchable touchpad that can be utilized to play ... (more...)
Rio 2016 Day 7: Phelps and Ledecky seek gold Rio 2016 Day 7: Phelps and Ledecky seek gold
- August 15, 2016

In the medley, Brazil's Thiago Pereira went off fastest, leading from Phelps after the butterfly leg, with Ryan Lochte of the United States and Hagino neck-and-neck just behind. Franklin received a gold medal for being a part of the preliminary team. While Ledecky, at 19, is the youngest member of the US team, Ervin is the oldest at 35. (more...)
From empty seats to robberies, Rio struggles with litany of problems From empty seats to robberies, Rio struggles with litany of problems
- August 15, 2016

So surely he will go down in history as the greatest swimmer of all time or will he?. Katie Ledecky came into the Rio Olympics confronting huge desires. Brazil, which has won swimming medals at every Games since Athens in 2004, still has two more races left but does not expect to medal in either. In the pool, Saturday could be Michael Phelps's last time in an Olympic competition if he swims in the 4x100 meter medley relay. (more...)
Rio still struggles with litany of problems through 1st week Rio still struggles with litany of problems through 1st week
- August 15, 2016

One second, two seconds, three. More superstars will be fighting for glory Saturday when Jessica Ennis-Hill tries to repeat her London 2012 success in the final event of the heptathlon - the 800 meters run. Two-time gold medalist Murphy put the Americans out front with a world-record split on the backstroke - it counts since he was leading off - but Britain surged ahead on the breaststroke with its own world-record holder, Adam Peaty. (more...)
British man fatally stabbed in Cyprus holiday resort British man fatally stabbed in Cyprus holiday resort
- August 15, 2016

He said investigators have been able to track some of the suspects' movements through closed-circuit television cameras. People have also been paying tribute to Mr Low, who is believed to be from Dartford in Kent, on social media. The Foreign Office said it is providing support to his family. Lydia Lewinson, from Coventry, suffered serious head injuries near the resort of Ayia Napa. (more...)
Over 7000 rescued in Louisiana flooding
- August 15, 2016

Thousands of people have been rescued with at least three known fatalities. The first victim died on Friday in East Baton Rouge Parish, when he slipped and fell into the flood waters. Sunday. "We are asking everyone to be patient". "I just kept picking and hitting and prying until I could get a hole big enough", the slightly built, 115-pound woman said. (more...)
No Man's Sky players hammer the game's servers
- August 14, 2016

Our advice: Go through the standard tutorial to get the hyperdrive blueprint, then switch to the fancier ship. They have very slightly different personalities, but they issue more or less the same requests and more or less the same rewards. (more...)
US declares Zika emergency in Puerto Rico
- August 14, 2016

Miami-Dade County's mosquito control director says the insect's population is dropping in the Miami neighborhood health officials have linked to 21 Zika infections. These were the first cases of Zika transmission in the U.S., and since then, a total of 25 locally transmitted cases have emerged, all within a one-square-mile area of Miami called Wynwood. (more...)
No Man's Sky tips for more fun and less death
- August 14, 2016

The game features 18 quintillion planets which are "procedurally generated" by the stupendously complex coding, courtesy of developers Hello Games . What makes it more than the sum of its parts is that it's built to encourage exploration . There will be resources in cargo drops nearby, blueprints, and you'll have the option of claiming the ship for yourself. (more...)
No Man's Sky responds to server issues, promises shared universe
- August 14, 2016

However, a number of players are facing some issues while playing the game because of the bugs the game had at launch. Said Murray: "We can't give you an ETA as frustrating as that is, because we're also still working to get the PC release live!" We don't know exactly when this patch will be released as Hello Games clearly states that they can't give us an ETA for this update because they are now busy with making the PC version of the game live. (more...)
Pak fighter jet shown flying with tricolour Pak fighter jet shown flying with tricolour
- August 14, 2016

The occasion was delivered by the Indian Independence Act 1947 under which the British Raj offered freedom to the Dominion of Pakistan (later the Islamic Republic of Pakistan ) which included West Pakistan (present-day Pakistan ) and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). (more...)
Sony Xperia X Performance to get pre-released version of software
- August 14, 2016

After making the Android N Developer Preview available to the Xperia Z3 earlier this year, Sony is now extending the chance to test Android 7.0 to another one of its Xperia handsets. However, there is no confirmation about the specs of the Sony device as of now. There are reports suggesting that the full version of the new Google operating system will come out in the next couple of months. (more...)
Delta Outage: More Pain in Store for Some Travelers on Tuesday
- August 14, 2016

Despite cancellations and delays at MSP, MPR News says there were few hassles for travelers at the Twin Cities airport. Delta Airlines cancelled 530 flights Tuesday morning, according to a company statement released at 12:30 p.m. For the second day in a row, Delta passengers lugged their suitcases into airports, only to realize their flight was once again, cancelled. However, unaccompanied passengers who have not yet begun their journey would not be allowed to travel until Wednesday. (more...)
U.S. declares health emergency in Puerto Rico
- August 14, 2016

The CDC has confirmed that the Zika virus is responsible for causing severe defects in unborn children, including microcephaly , which leaves babies with abnormally small heads and often with brains that do not develop properly. Although Zika is normally a mild illness, causing no symptoms in 80% of patients, 90 people have been hospitalized due to the virus and 30 have developed Guillain-Barre syndrome, which develops when the immune system attacks the body's nerves, causing paralysis. (more...)
Trump To Home Builders: We'll Cut Regulation, Taxes Trump To Home Builders: We'll Cut Regulation, Taxes
- August 14, 2016

Sans teleprompters, it took Trump more than 20 minutes to mention any real economic proposal, telling the crowd of home builders he'd cut taxes and loosen regulations. Thursday's announcement helps round out the gender balance on Trump's economic team, but it still includes mostly business people. "I've learned and I've grown and I've done things, and he would be very proud to see that I'm running for the presidency and beat a lot of people to get to this position". (more...)
No Excuse For No Man's Sky Broken PC Version
- August 14, 2016

Will we get to a point where our resources are so precious that we need robots to get people to buzz off from taking them? It all seems to mean that people (or at the very least, intelligent beings) were once far more numerous in the past, but now that the bulk of them are gone, it makes the preservation of what's left all the more precious. (more...)

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