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Antony demands high-level probe into Scorpene data leak
- August 26, 2016

Parrikar has sought a report on the extent of damage following the leak, which, he said, appeared to be an incident of "hacking". The French manufacturer has said the leak could have been the result of "economic wars" with competitors miffed at it landing a 12-submarine deal with Australia for almost $38 billion. (more...)
Scientists find second earth that 'could harbour life'
- August 26, 2016

Astronomers observing our nearest star Proxima Centauri have found a rocky planet not much bigger than the Earth orbiting its cool red host star every 11 days. It was cool past year when scientists discovered an Earth-sized planet orbiting a Sun-like star. Two separate papers discuss the habitability of Proxima b and its climate. (more...)
Corn touches one-week low on improved U.S. crop conditions Corn touches one-week low on improved U.S. crop conditions
- August 26, 2016

Prices for corn closed lower despite disappointing yield reports from scouts on an annual crop tour through the Midwest, who on Monday traversed fields in OH and South Dakota to size up crops in the area. Export demand limited corn's losses. The harvest price for corn is likely to be below what was projected for insurance coverage, but actual yields are expected to be better than average on most farms, suggesting that Revenue Protection policies "will not make payments on many farms", ... (more...)
Palo Alto Networks Inc. (PANW) Rating Increased to Buy at Vetr Inc Palo Alto Networks Inc. (PANW) Rating Increased to Buy at Vetr Inc
- August 26, 2016

Palo Alto Networks has a 12 month low of $111.09 and a 12 month high of $194.73. Palo Alto Networks Inc makes up approx 0.04% of First Trust Advisors Lp's portfolio.Ipswich Investment Management boosted its stake in PANW in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 840 additional shares and now holds a total of 3,325 shares of Palo Alto Networks Inc which is valued at $430,953. (more...)
Fujifilm X-A3 Selfie-Ready Mirrorless Camera Launched Fujifilm X-A3 Selfie-Ready Mirrorless Camera Launched
- August 26, 2016

When combined with the phase detection AF system of FUJIFILM X-Pro2, X-T2, the lens can focus in an astonishing 0.05 seconds*5. The Self-Timer function now offers Smile Detection, Buddy Timer and Group Timer modes. The wide-angle lens can focus up to 35mm and features a compact, lightweight design. FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals ... (more...)
N. Korea missile test adds to 'Military First' celebration
- August 26, 2016

Since the beginning of this year, North Korea has conducted a series of missile launches, even after new sanctions were imposed by the UN Security Council. On Wednesday, August 24, the three countries held a meeting to talk about the missile launch of North Korea. KCNA also boasted that the country had acquired technology for a SLBM warhead to re-enter the atmosphere, reporting the "working accuracy of the warhead in the re-entry section" had been achieved. (more...)
International Space Station to become a private enterprise International Space Station to become a private enterprise
- August 26, 2016

Now the commander of the station's Expedition 48 crew, Williams is scheduled to return to Earth on the evening of September 6 (EDT). Williams remains well short of the all-time space-longevity record of 879 days, held by Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka. (more...)
Hurricane Gaston expected to weaken in the Atlantic
- August 26, 2016

Lester's maximum sustained winds are 40 miles per hour and it is now moving in a west-northwest direction at about 12 miles per hour. After seeing record flooding earlier this month, Louisiana would also be adversely affected if Hermine moves toward the Gulf Coast. (more...)
Authorized Wolf Killings Already Underway In Washington State Authorized Wolf Killings Already Underway In Washington State
- August 26, 2016

Wolf activity ceased but resumed on August 19 when more cattle were found dead or injured. The predators, named the Profanity Peak pack after the Washington mountain near their territory, possibly also attacked five other cows during the same time, though the evidence this pack is responsible is less clear. (more...)
Google Android Nougat 7.0 preview
- August 26, 2016

Currently, the Nougat OS update is rolling out to Nexus devices, including the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and Android One, according to PC Mag . The LG V20 , which is due out on September 6 will be the first smartphone to run natively with Android 7.0. This is a bit of a cheat, as it's actually set to launch with Android Nougat , so it won't need updating. (more...)
US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte apologises for 'armed robbery' scandal
- August 26, 2016

The International Olympic Committee will investigate the incident involving Ryan Lochte and three other USA swimmers, and could issue sanctions if wrongdoing is found. In his apology today , Lochte continues to stress that the robbery at gunpoint did happen. The International Olympic Committee is to start a disciplinary inquiry into USA swimmer Ryan Lochte and three of his teammates. (more...)
General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) General Motors Company (NYSE:GM)
- August 26, 2016

Analyst's mean target price for Johnson Controls Inc. Jefferies analysts launched coverage on the stock at Underperform. Sell-side analysts covering 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) have a one year price average objective of $182.666 on the equity. Subsidiary Ford Smart Mobility led a $24 million Series B round, with participation from returning investors Sequoia Capital, Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) and Empire Angels. (more...)
Scientists find Earth-like planet around sun's nearest neighbor
- August 26, 2016

Even if it does not, its potential ability to sustain liquid water might make it a good first hop for humanity's future trips out into the Milky Way Galaxy. "A habitable rocky planet around Proxima would be the most natural location to where our civilization could aspire to move after the sun will die, 5 billion years from now", he said in an email. (more...)
At least 38 dead after 6.2 earthquake in central italy
- August 26, 2016

The 6.2-magnitude quake hit at 03:36 (01:36 GMT) on Wednesday 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome. The towns that were most affected in the quake were Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto. Photo / APRescuers pause in Amatrice, central Italy. The quake was felt as far away as Rome, which lies about 93 miles southwest of the epicenter in the province of Rieti. (more...)
Earth-mass planet found orbiting Proxima Centauri in habitable zone
- August 26, 2016

Despite the fact that Proxima b orbits its star much closer than our planet does - closer even than the planet Mercury in our solar system - Proxima Centauri is much fainter and cooler than our parent star. "If further research concludes that the conditions of its atmosphere are suitable to support life, this is arguably one of the most important scientific discoveries we will ever make". (more...)
Procrastinators rejoice: Google adds solitaire game to its search results Procrastinators rejoice: Google adds solitaire game to its search results
- August 26, 2016

Both new games are now rolling out to all users, so if it doesn't work right away then you can expect it to show up soon. Google has always been providing neat tricks and entertaining results in search - it's Doodles are one such example, which recently featured the official Doodle Fruit Games during the summer Olympics season in Rio. (more...)
UN chief calls for renewed focus on mass destruction weapons UN chief calls for renewed focus on mass destruction weapons
- August 26, 2016

Clandestine proliferation networks must be rolled back. Participating in a UN Security Council debate, she said Pakistan is acting on the laws relating to the nuclear non-proliferation and adhering to Security Council's resolution 1540. The grant of such waivers, the Pakistani envoy said, carries obvious proliferation risks and argued that these "special arrangements" are not only discriminatory and denote nuclear double-standards but also open up the possibility of diversion of material ... (more...)
From Hospital, Odisha Man Carried Wife's Body 10 Km With Daughter From Hospital, Odisha Man Carried Wife's Body 10 Km With Daughter
- August 26, 2016

His 42-year-old wife Amang Dei succumbed after losing a battle to tuberculosis . For those in such a situation, the Naveen Patnaik government had launched the " Mahaparayana " scheme in February, offering free transportation of bodies from government hospitals to the residences of the deceased. (more...)
EPS Predictions Review: Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) EPS Predictions Review: Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN)
- August 26, 2016

During the same period previous year, the company earned $0.72 EPS. A month ago, they told us to expect earnings of US$0.62 per share while three months ago their EPS consensus estimate was US$0.6. According to Zacks brokerage recommendations, Garmin Ltd . (NASDAQ:GRMN)'s Buy count is 0 and Strong Buy is 0 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Strong Sell are 1 and 8, respectively. (more...)
The reason you're addicted to coffee: it's in your genes The reason you're addicted to coffee: it's in your genes
- August 26, 2016

Further analysis revealed that expression of the PDSS2 gene appears to inhibit the body's ability to break down caffeine . If you're one of the many people who start their day with a cup of joe steaming by their side, you might be able to blame genetics for your addiction. (more...)

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