Science


Gaston changes little in strength in Atlantic
- August 25, 2016

Although Gaston won't bring any weather to the Halifax area, Robichaud said early next week, surf fans could see "some swell" along the Atlantic coast dependent on whether Gaston becomes a hurricane. The latest update had the center of Tropical Storm Gaston located near latitude 14.9 North, longitude 38.6 West. Gaston is moving toward the west-northwest near 17 miles per hour. (more...)
Rio 2016: See where all of America's medal winners were born
- August 25, 2016

Nowhere, however, has the USA women or any nation been as dominant as the Americans in the 100 hurdles. In other action across the Rio Games, the United States men's basketball team beat Argentina 105-78, Americans Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross won bronze in beach volleyball and the Jamaicans had a big night at the track with Elaine Thompson winning the women's 200 meters and Usain Bolt cruising to a win in the semifinals of the men's 200. (more...)
Dollar dips on Fed rate hike doubts
- August 25, 2016

The market does seem to be reluctantly acknowledging the chorus of senior Fed speakers who have suggested recently that a 2016 rate hike is still quite probable and September is "live", ANZ Research said on Tuesday morning. oil rig count. Of the 479 companies in the S&P 500 that have reported earnings, 71% have topped expectations, according to Thomson Reuters data. In forex markets, the dollar slipped a touch to 94.442 against a basket of currencies. (more...)
Samsung celebrates one year with a whopping 100 million transactions processed Samsung celebrates one year with a whopping 100 million transactions processed
- August 25, 2016

When you're a single brand trying to sell a service that is limited to a small number of devices, and your name isn't Apple, it is definitely an achievement to have stayed strong in the market as long as Samsung Pay so far has. Samsung loves to sing about how Samsung Pay's simplicity, security, and ubiquity are the cornerstones of its success. Not only that, but the service will likely continue to expand until all banks are included in the service, so as many people as possible can use it. (more...)
Tokyo prepares for 2020, facing rising costs and new sports Tokyo prepares for 2020, facing rising costs and new sports
- August 25, 2016

Olympic champions at the 2020 Tokyo Games might chew on more than metal. Watched by billions of viewers, Sunday's carnival-themed closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro included a spectacular fireworks display. The Italian-American plumber and his brother Luigi have since fought a whole host of Mushroom Kingdom weird creatures in hundreds of platform games, even turning up in their own 1993 live-action box office flop, Super Mario Bros. (more...)
Federal appeals court says, 'out of state license plates don't justify search' Federal appeals court says, 'out of state license plates don't justify search'
- August 25, 2016

In its appellate brief, the ACLU argued that the 1993 federal law, officially called the National Voter Registration Act , which was created to boost voter participation by allowing people to register to vote while applying for or renewing their driver's licenses, trumps the Kansas law. (more...)
Idea Cellular strongly denies merger talks with Vodafone Idea Cellular strongly denies merger talks with Vodafone
- August 25, 2016

Shares of the company gained 7.68 per cent on Tuesday after CNBC TV18 reported that Idea Cellular is looking options and is in talks for a possible merger with Vodafone. If they merge, it will create a corporate entity worth $16 billion to become the biggest telecom company. It would also mean that Vodafone would then not need to come out with an initial public offering, since Idea Cellular is already listed. (more...)
Justice Department will stop the use of private prisons Justice Department will stop the use of private prisons
- August 25, 2016

In the memo , private prison "served an important role for a period of time but have shown that they compare poorly to federal prison facilities". She said private prisons they "do not save substantially on costs", and what's more, their cost-saving efforts appear to have come at a number of compromises , according to a recent report from the department's Office of Inspector General. (more...)
Sprint launches $100 unlimited talk, text, data plan for two lines Sprint launches $100 unlimited talk, text, data plan for two lines
- August 25, 2016

Customers on these plans won't have to pay overage charges if they use more data than they've paid for in a given month. "This is huge, this is historic, and this will change the industry forever", T-Mobile CEO John Legere said . A T-Mobile spokesperson confirmed to the Daily Dot that all video on T-Mobile One plans will be at standard definition, regardless if a user has reached the 26GB data mark or not. (more...)
Hot Wheels: Le Mans Legend Finishes At $21.78 Million
- August 25, 2016

The Jaguar D-Type which won the 1956 Le Mans in the hands of Ecurie Ecosse has sold for a world record $21.78 million at RM's Monterey auction. With the auto liveried in the iconic Scottish flag colours and St Andrew's cross, the two racers drove more than 2,400 miles at Le Mans, completing 300 laps at an average speed of 104mph in the Jaguar, known as XKD501. (more...)
Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) Consensus Earnings Outlook Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) Consensus Earnings Outlook
- August 25, 2016

The stock has received "BUY" rating after consensus analysis from analysts. TheStreet Ratings rated this stock as a "buy" with a ratings score of B. Its down 0.09, from 1.09 in 2015Q4. They now own 651.60 million shares or 1.04% less from 658.43 million shares in 2015Q4. The number of shares now owned by investors are 755.02 mln. (more...)
PlayStation Now is Coming to the PC Later Today
- August 25, 2016

In a blog post on PlayStation's official website, it was announced that the service will be launching in Europe first with a debut in North America shortly after. Sony is also making the wireless DualShock controller much easier to use on a PC. PlayStation Now costs £12.99 per month in the United Kingdom but you can try it for free for 7 days. (more...)
Myanmar quake kills three, damages scores of ancient temples
- August 25, 2016

At least one man was also killed there, said local MP Han Zaw Win of Pakokku township. It also comes after a 6.2-magnitude quake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, killing at least three dozen people and reducing small towns to rubble. (more...)
Scorpene submarine leak: France says it will cooperate with India
- August 25, 2016

The massive leak has also raised doubts about the security of DCNS's submarine project in Australia where it won a A$50 billion ($38.06 billion) contract to build the next generation of the submarines. The first of the lot, being manufactured with the Mazagaon Docks Shipbuilders Ltd is scheduled to be inducted later this year, according to some reports, four years behind schedule. (more...)
Android 7.0 Nougat: What Devices Are Getting It Now and What's Next?
- August 25, 2016

This seems to mean that 2014's much-lauded HTC One M8, also a somewhat recent Marshmallow recipient, will likely be left out in the cold, though there is no guarantee of that at the moment. To make everything easier, it is now possible to switch through apps back and forth by just double-tapping the multitasking button. Earlier on Monday night Google released the Nougat update, calling it the "sweetest" update to Android yet. (more...)
Colombia, leftist rebels putting final touches on peace deal Colombia, leftist rebels putting final touches on peace deal
- August 25, 2016

Time and again, they have emerged from the negotiating table to assure a tired public that another impasse had been eliminated, another hurdle cleared. The peace talks are aimed at getting the Farc to renounce to more than five decades of armed struggle and join the legal political process. More than 220,000 Colombians have been killed in fighting over the past half-century, and almost 7 million have been driven from their homes. (more...)
Sci-Fi meets reality: there's a potentially habitable planet around Proxima Centauri Sci-Fi meets reality: there's a potentially habitable planet around Proxima Centauri
- August 25, 2016

It orbits a small red dwarf star, which is much dimmer than our sun, but because of its placement in the habitable goldilocks zone it could potentially have liquid water on its surface. Proxima's habitable zone is extremely close to it's parent star and is also relatively tiny. According to Gizmodo , a $100 million venture called the Starshot Initiative is doing research and engineering on "nanocrafts" that can travel up to 20 percent the speed of light and could reach the Promixa ... (more...)
New Jersey governor vetoes bill requiring smart guns be sold New Jersey governor vetoes bill requiring smart guns be sold
- August 25, 2016

Appearing at the commission office in Randolph, Christie called the recent problems at the commission "unacceptable" and announced a host of measures aimed at convenience and efficiency. Computer glitches have led to hours-long waits at some agency offices and have caused drivers to make return trips. "My experience has always been you never want to go to MVC". (more...)
Syria Jarablus: Turkey pounds IS positions ahead of ground operation
- August 25, 2016

However, Turkish officials told the official Anadolu news agency, however, that the operation was "aimed at clearing the Turkish borders of terrorist groups, helping to enhance border security and supporting the territorial integrity of Syria", The Post notes . (more...)
US Election: Trump Campaign Suffers A Set Back With Paul Manafort's Exit US Election: Trump Campaign Suffers A Set Back With Paul Manafort's Exit
- August 25, 2016

Republished with permission of the Associated Press . Mr Trump has come under pressure in recent weeks after a series of controversial remarks and falling poll numbers. Manafort had denied he received any off-the-book payments and was involved with Yanukovych's party, but the allegations seemed to have hurt him. Russian officials have rejected that accusation. (more...)

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