Science


Private prison stocks sink on United States federal phase-out plan
- August 20, 2016

Corrections Corp. of America, a real estate investment trust that is the nation's largest operator of private prisons, rose 8.59 per cent to $19.08 (U.S.) on Friday, after tumbling 35 per cent in its biggest drop since its 1997 initial public offering. (more...)
US sends jets to protect forces from Syrian regime strikes
- August 20, 2016

Syrian warplanes on Friday struck areas under control of Kurdish militants in the country's northeastern city of Hasakah for the second straight day, a monitor group said. It was not immediately clear how many are left, if any, in northern Syria. Ankara also considers the YPG a terrorist organization because of its links to Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. (more...)
Spacewalking astronauts installing new door for visitors
- August 20, 2016

International Space Station astronauts Kate Rubins and Jeff Williams are now in spacewalk and are expected to remain outside of the ISS for hours. "Congratulations to the entire team". Another of the global docking adapters (IDA) is planned to be launched in late 2017. Test flights of those spacecraft start next year. Roscosmos director of human spaceflight, Sergei Krikalev, said that they have already sent a letter about the possible move to the participants of the ISS program, reported ... (more...)
Donald Trump to Propose Ideological Tests for Immigrants Donald Trump to Propose Ideological Tests for Immigrants
- August 20, 2016

Meanwhile, The New York Times reported that corruption investigators in Ukraine say an illegal, off-the-books payment network earmarked $12.7-million in cash payments in 2007-2012 for Paul Manafort, now Trump's campaign chairman. Trump is returning to the area of OH where he drew his greatest support in the March 15 Republican primary, and the epicenter of where voters crossed over from the Democratic side to cast a GOP ballot. (more...)
AIFF announces cash awards for Rio medallists Sindhu, Sakshi
- August 20, 2016

It is one thing to argue that India's performance at the Olympics is below par because of deep-root structural problems that can not be changed overnight, but that still doesn't explain why those who have overcome these initial difficulties and challenges, and delivered medal-winning performances, can not then be nurtured to deliver again. (more...)
The deep pessimism in Donald Trump's base of support
- August 20, 2016

I don't understand what Trump is doing. But while Trump provides plenty of fodder for principled objections-his policies , expertise, and character-the timing of defections underscores that these are strategic decisions-calculations based on the interests of the defector. (more...)
Uber to test driverless cars 'within weeks' Uber to test driverless cars 'within weeks'
- August 20, 2016

Significantly, Uber , unlike Google, Tesla and Ford, will not manufacture its own cars, said Kalanick, and instead develop driverless technology with auto manufacturers, starting with starting with Volvo . Other companies exploring autonomous vehicles include Google, which has been testing a fleet of self-driving cars; Tesla Motors, which offers a sort of advanced cruise control called Autopilot; and Ford, which has announced plans for an autonomous ride-sharing service, Bloomberg ... (more...)
Clark unveiling BC's new climate change program Friday Clark unveiling BC's new climate change program Friday
- August 20, 2016

Government will establish periodic progress reviews on meeting targets and will update the plan as necessary. Instead, it has only a long-range target of an 80% reduction by 2050. That's fine but they are not going to count the loss of forests that are cut. It doesn't appear the new policy will include major recommendations made by a panel past year. (more...)
Titanfall 2 Open Beta Now Available on PS4 and Xbox One Titanfall 2 Open Beta Now Available on PS4 and Xbox One
- August 20, 2016

Zampella also added that releasing a PC beta makes the game a bit more vulnerable to security leaks, and users could reveal some details from the single player campaign which the developer wants to keep as a surprise. Titanfall 2 is set to come out October 28th for PC, Xbox One and PS4. "So, now the PC game isn't as easy to throw out for testing as the console is, because of the additional variables and configurations that we need to support". (more...)
Dishonored 2 trailer shows a darker Emily with a score to settle Dishonored 2 trailer shows a darker Emily with a score to settle
- August 20, 2016

Official Trailer - 08/17/2016 09:43 AMWith Gamescom 2016 so close, we're bound to see many new PC gaming teasers and trailers. It also seems like Emily has a special, er, attachment, to robots. If you've been waiting for more wonderful gameplay after that extended E3 2016 demo, then fear not, as some neat Corvo highlights have made their way to the Internet courtesy of Bethesda. (more...)
Woman selling wedding dress online to pay for divorce Woman selling wedding dress online to pay for divorce
- August 20, 2016

The ivory lace dress is designed by Art Couture , has an empire silhouette, a long train, is sleeveless, is strapless, and is a size 6. "I didn't have time to get it dry-cleaned myself before my cheating scumbag of a husband made a decision to call an end to our marriage", Wragg continued. (more...)
Stanford researchers develop accurate, cost-effective way to map poverty Stanford researchers develop accurate, cost-effective way to map poverty
- August 20, 2016

According to Neal Jean , Marshall Burke and colleagues, the technique can possibly bring a transformation in the efforts to track and focus at poverty in such nations. A report published in BBC informed, "There's little reliable data on local incomes in developing countries, which hampers efforts to tackle the problem". (more...)
Volvo and Uber join forces to develop autonomous driving cars
- August 20, 2016

Otto co-founders Anthony Levandowski and Lior Ron were veterans of Google's auto and mapping efforts before they started their company in January, and a number of former Google engineers work there. He claims that 90 percent of road accidents are due to human error and that driverless cars will save lives. "These are tragedies that self-driving technology can help solve, but we can't do this alone". (more...)
Tropical depression moving over the central Atlantic Tropical depression moving over the central Atlantic
- August 20, 2016

But it gave it only a 30 percent chance of formation over the next five days. Tropical Storm Fiona will continue to remain out to sea and weaken to a tropical depression over the weekend , eventually running out of steam east of Bermuda next week. (more...)
New Broker Ratings For Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)
- August 20, 2016

The Relative Volume of the company is 1.56 and Average Volume (3 months) is 12.92 million. Applied Materials expects fourth quarter earnings in the range of 61 cents per share to 69 cents per share. What happened was that both companies lost their way for a bit as they were driven by their respective boards to chase the mobile prospects and the market that Apple largely created with the iPhone. (more...)
Pakistan sticks to its Kashmir agenda for FS talks Pakistan sticks to its Kashmir agenda for FS talks
- August 20, 2016

The spokesperson further urged United Nations and worldwide community to take a firm stance against Indian violence in Kashmir since the issue has been lingering above Security Council's agenda for six decades. "The ball is in Pakistan's court now". The meeting that lasted for over four hours since 10:30 AM passed a resolution which said that the Union government led by BJP should start political dialogue with Pakistan over resolution of Kashmir issue. (more...)
Rocket successfully launches from Cape Canaveral Rocket successfully launches from Cape Canaveral
- August 20, 2016

These happen to be the third and fourth satellites that are being launched under the GSSAP scheme. The two new satellites, along with two launched in 2014, will patrol a belt that wraps around the equator more than 22,000 miles up. That's a valuable region where military and commercial satellites match the speed of Earth's rotation and so appear to fly in fixed positions high over the planet, in what are called geosynchronous or geostationary orbits. (more...)
Ford Performance extends production of Ford GT supercar to two more years Ford Performance extends production of Ford GT supercar to two more years
- August 20, 2016

Initially planned for a 2-year production run, the company expects to make 250 units of GT per year. With an extra couple of years now added, it means 1,000 examples of the Ford GT will be made in total, although the number of GT models on United Kingdom roads could be less than 100. (more...)
British man arrested in Dubai over Facebook post British man arrested in Dubai over Facebook post
- August 20, 2016

The charity is seeking $35,000 to provide " new tarpaulins, blankets, warm clothes and socks, and sleeping bags " to protect refugees against the upcoming Afghan winter at the Charahi Qambar refugee camp. Ms Stirling said Mr Richards has not reported any mistreatment but that his family were extremely concerned for his welfare. Changes of clothes are infrequent and he has to buy his own water. (more...)
Russia-Saudi to Stabilize Oil Price Russia-Saudi to Stabilize Oil Price
- August 20, 2016

Oil traded near $46 a barrel after the biggest three-day gain since April as Nigeria's oil minister signaled the prospect of production cuts from OPEC was unlikely. Still, the murmurs from OPEC haven't been enough to completely reverse sentiment. According to oilfield services provider Baker Hughes, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the US last week increased by 15 to 396, the seventh consecutive weekly rise and the 10th increase in 11 weeks. (more...)

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