Science


'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Updates: Producer, Director Discuss Follow-Up
- December 13, 2015

On Dec. 7, One "Star Wars" fan at Chinese Theater tweeted that he had literally slept on Carleton Hestons cold dead hands. One fan, Lavonne Dominguez, wasn't concerned with merely shopping for a ticket on-line to see the film in her native movie show. (more...)
England and Wales to meet for 1st time at major tournament England and Wales to meet for 1st time at major tournament
- December 13, 2015

The standout fixture will see England take on neighbours Wales in Lens on Thursday, June 16. "Why not have a tough one close to home?" "We will take time out to study opposition players so that by the time of the games we know everything about them". (more...)
PS4 Leads a Big Month for Console Sales PS4 Leads a Big Month for Console Sales
- December 12, 2015

The Xbox One sold well though and had taken first place on October. Finally, Microsoft knows that its recently released backwards compatibility feature for the Xbox One will allow many hours of fun during Christmas time , thanks to the company not charging a dime for us to play Xbox 360 titles on the newer hardware. (more...)
Tumblr for iOS Adds Support for Live Photos, 3D Touch Tumblr for iOS Adds Support for Live Photos, 3D Touch
- December 11, 2015

The move marks the first time a major social network has integrated the Live Photos feature - now only available on the Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus - reports 9to5Mac. To activate a Live Photo in Tumblr , iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users can simply use 3D Touch to play the mini video and sound, just like they would do in the native iOS Photos app. (more...)
Soon Google Wallet will send money via text messages Soon Google Wallet will send money via text messages
- December 11, 2015

The updated Google Wallet should already be available in the Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store so head on over to get the update if you haven't done so already. The expansion of the app's features to also include phone numbers as a possible channel increases the options for both sender and recipient. Google Wallet has been a good way to transfer money to people for a long time, and now, an email won't even be necessary. (more...)
South China Sea: US agrees to spy plane deployment in Singapore South China Sea: US agrees to spy plane deployment in Singapore
- December 11, 2015

In addition to the P8's deployment, Washington says it will be operating another military plane from Singapore for the foreseeable future, rotating the P8 with a P3 Orion on a quarterly basis. The US and Singapore have long-standing defense ties. China is laying claim to nearly all of the South China Sea. The U.S. and others have called on Beijing to halt the construction and any militarization in the area, a key conduit for seaborne trade. (more...)
Global Carbon Emissions Could Stall In 2015 Global Carbon Emissions Could Stall In 2015
- December 11, 2015

However, it is quite unlikely that 2015 is the much-sought-after global peak in emissions which will lead us down the decarbonisation path required to stabilise the climate. "Whether a slower growth in emissions will be sustained depends on the use of coal in China and elsewhere, and where new sources of energy will come from", said Pep Canadell of Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. (more...)
Prometheus as never seen before — NASA paps Prometheus as never seen before — NASA paps
- December 11, 2015

Titan experiences seasons like Earth does and it has a water-cycle that works like Earth's. The configuration resembles a capital letter "H" lying on its side. It is extremely irregular and has visible craters, including some that are more than 12 miles (20 kilometers) big, but on the whole its surface has fewer such features than its closest neighbors. (more...)
The Expectations are reaching to New Extremes Regards to Samsung Galaxy S7 The Expectations are reaching to New Extremes Regards to Samsung Galaxy S7
- December 11, 2015

They are created to look as close to the final product as possible. The leak shows a standard micro-USB charging port, not USB Type-C, the same camera placement, speaker grills and more. Online websites OnLeaks and uSwitch have consistently come out with leaks and rumors about the upcoming Galaxy S7 and a recent report by GSM Arena published 3D renders of the Galaxy S7 that uSwitch came out with. (more...)
No. 1 Michigan State routs Maryland Eastern Shore 78-35 No. 1 Michigan State routs Maryland Eastern Shore 78-35
- December 11, 2015

This was the day that the number four seeded Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the number one seeded Alabama Crimson Tide in Louisiana. There was plenty of talk about the potential for the Tide to leapfrog Clemson for the No. Senior guard Bryn Forbes led the Spartans with 14 points, and reserve guard Eron Harris had four three-pointers to match his season high with 12 points. (more...)
SpaceX launches may resume Dec. 19, 6 months after accident SpaceX launches may resume Dec. 19, 6 months after accident
- December 10, 2015

That failure was the first for SpaceX , which concluded the catastrophic launch failure was due to a faulty strut in the rocket's fuel tank. On the re-usability front, SpaceX has already been working on trying to bring the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket back to earth without any damage to its structure. (more...)
IPad Pro India release date imminent, prices begin at Rs. 67990 IPad Pro India release date imminent, prices begin at Rs. 67990
- December 10, 2015

Following the release of the iPad Pro , some users noticed that Apple's 12.9-inch tablet would lock up and become unresponsive when connected to a charger. It also includes improved face detection with support for burst mode, exposure control and timer mode. The app also supports all the advanced features of Apple's new stylus, including palm rejection and more. (more...)
Global emissions projected to stall in 2015, Canadians remain carbon hogs Global emissions projected to stall in 2015, Canadians remain carbon hogs
- December 10, 2015

Even more unexpectedly, emissions are projected to decline slightly in 2015 with continuation of global economic growth above 3 percent in Gross Domestic Product. Climate change has been called the biggest threat facing humanity, yet for years, countries, particularly rich ones, have done nothing to fundamentally tackle the issue. (more...)
Apple TV Update Adds Siri Music Search Support Apple TV Update Adds Siri Music Search Support
- December 10, 2015

If you have your new Apple TV set to automatically get updates , you're probably already good to go. Apple just publicly released the latest version of iOS 9, which includes updates to Apple Music and a new interface for Apple News. (more...)
Global Warming 'Not Visibile' But We Still Need Global Treaty — UN Chief Global Warming 'Not Visibile' But We Still Need Global Treaty — UN Chief
- December 10, 2015

National carbon-curbing pledges would slow runaway warming - projected to hit 4C or more - to about 3C, according multiple reviews. The researchers conclude , "Whether the unexpectedly low growth rates in Carbon dioxide emissions observed in 2014 and 2015 are a first sign of an approaching global peak in emissions is unclear". (more...)
Study sees possible dip in world CO2 emissions
- December 10, 2015

While advocates of greener living have long touted the economic benefits of replacing outdated fossil fuels with eco-friendly upgrades, the undeniable truth was that higher global emissions were linked to economic growth . A new study at UM has found that global plant growth hasn't increased much as scientists formerly predicted. "The big thing is really burning less fossil fuels", Peters said. (more...)
Global carbon emissions stall for second year Global carbon emissions stall for second year
- December 09, 2015

Indian officials have also said they plan to invest heavily in solar energy. "The litmus test of the deal will be whether it delivers something for the poorest people who are both the least responsible for and the most vulnerable to climate change, wherever they live". (more...)
Israeli Official: Trump to Visit Israel, Meet With Netanyahu Israeli Official: Trump to Visit Israel, Meet With Netanyahu
- December 09, 2015

In part this could be because these candidates do not want to offend Trump supporters, who they hope to win over should Mr Trump pull out of the primary race. Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Minority leader in the House of Representatives. Although Donald Trump , 69, has received plenty of condemnation for his plan to ban all Muslims from entering the United States, he isn't backing down. (more...)
Microsoft's Cortana virtual assistant can now be downloaded for iOS and Android Microsoft's Cortana virtual assistant can now be downloaded for iOS and Android
- December 09, 2015

On the mobile side of things, all three digital assistants respond to voice commands to help manage your hectic daily schedule in Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 8/ Windows 10 Mobile respectively. But not all smartphones are created equal. Microsoft has launched Cortana on Google Play and the App Store , as well as through Microsoft's Windows 10 companion app. (more...)
Global Fossil-Fuel Emissions May Decline In 2015 Global Fossil-Fuel Emissions May Decline In 2015
- December 09, 2015

NEW research shows the global effort to slash carbon emissions is finally seeing some reward. Achieving climate stabilization will require reducing emissions to near zero, he added. That's because their economies will develop faster using coal power than with alternative energy sources now available. "This is not a random event". (more...)

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