Science


Explosion rocks SpaceX launch pad in Florida during test
- September 02, 2016

At this point, we don't know whether the explosion stemmed from any sort of negligence on the part of SpaceX or anyone else, or whether it was simply the kind of thing that inevitably happens in the spaceflight business, because the spaceflight business is exceedingly hard. (more...)
First Zika-Positive Mosquitos Found In Miami Beach First Zika-Positive Mosquitos Found In Miami Beach
- September 02, 2016

Florida health department workers have been going door-to-door in Pinellas, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties to talk to residents about the virus and offer voluntary tests. Miami Beach Area - 28th Street to the north, 8th Street to the south, lntercoastal water to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. CDC director Dr. (more...)
Amber Alert issued for baby abducted in San Francisco Amber Alert issued for baby abducted in San Francisco
- September 02, 2016

The child was identified as 11 month old William Brown, an African-American infant with brown hair and eyes. The alert also applies to San Mateo, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, Marin, Solano, and Alameda counties. CHP officials described Haynes as black, standing 5-feet tall and weighing approximately 180 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen driving a white, 2004 Acura TL with unknown license plates. (more...)
Has the mystery of the iPhone 7 EarPods headphones finally been solved?
- September 02, 2016

Meanwhile, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak hinted that the company may after all retain the headphone jack in the upcoming iPhone 7. One of the hottest topics of debate is not about a feature that the iPhone 7 is expected to have, rather it is about something that it may lack - the 3.5mm audio jack. (more...)
Trump backers sport 'Make Mexico Great Again Also' hat Trump backers sport 'Make Mexico Great Again Also' hat
- September 02, 2016

Two high-profile supporters of Donald Trump have unveiled a new piece of clothing to go alongside the Republican presidential nominee's trademark "Make America Great Again" hat. Yet, standing on American soil, he addressed directly a question he sidestepped when asked in Mexico. But Pena Nieto tweeted that he had told Trump that Mexico wouldn't pay for the wall. (more...)
Noooooo, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 delayed in UK
- September 02, 2016

Samsung says it needs to run further tests. So you've left your previous smartphone behind and put down the money to get a brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Sadly, you can't solve every problem before release, and many Galaxy Note 7 owners have run into their fair share of problems and bugs with the phone, prompting them to take to various forums on the internet to discuss their experiences. (more...)
SpaceX Rocket Explodes Days Ahead of Launch SpaceX Rocket Explodes Days Ahead of Launch
- September 02, 2016

Update: 1 September, 4.43pm: SpaceX has emailed a press statement on the matter, revealing that the explosion was caused by an "anomaly" on the launchpad. The mishap dealt a severe blow to SpaceX, still scrambling to catch up with satellite deliveries following a launch accident past year. SpaceX has not commented on the impact on future launches. (more...)
Post-Brexit bounce in UK factories sparks BoE rate cut doubts
- September 02, 2016

Sterling soared by more than a cent against the dollar after the five-point monthly increase, which was the joint-largest in the manufacturing survey's almost 25-year history. This data had quite a negative impact on the dollar because it was the lowest in 7 months and was the first below-50 reading in six. The data is likely to increase doubts surrounding the overall manufacturing outlook with capacity constraints also suggesting that overall capital spending levels remain disappointing. (more...)
Facebook adds 'instant video' option to texts in Messenger Facebook adds 'instant video' option to texts in Messenger
- September 02, 2016

Instead, you can share a live video feed of what you're doing, and all your friend has to do is sit back and watch. Instant Video will start rolling out to devices via an update today that will allow you to quickly share videos by simply tapping an icon with the Messenger application. (more...)
Record number of Americans dislike Hillary Clinton Record number of Americans dislike Hillary Clinton
- September 02, 2016

While 47 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters say that they'd most likely have chosen Clinton in a do-over, 42 percent name Sanders, 3 percent say they would choose former Maryland Gov. While Clinton world is making this foray into the two states, Priorities USA, her top dollar super PAC, maintains that it has no plans to spend in Arizona. (more...)
IFA 2015: Samsung launched Gear S3 smartwatch in two variants IFA 2015: Samsung launched Gear S3 smartwatch in two variants
- September 02, 2016

Smartwatch shipments declined to 3.5 million in the second quarter, compared with 5.1 million in the same period the previous year, according to market research firm International Data Corporation. Those radios, and all the other sensors (heart rate sensor, barometer, etc.) packed into the Gear S3, require a lot of power. The S3 has Global Positioning System regardless of model , Samsung Pay with support for MST like the S7 and Note 7 (instead of just NFC like previous years), a ... (more...)
Jio to have 125 mn potential 4G smartphone users by Dec 31
- September 02, 2016

The Jio calls will be made using the VoLTE and hence will consume some amount of data. This announcement, according to analysts, will have serious impact on the competition with rival companies potentially being forced to take corrective actions in their plans. (more...)
Apple to show off new offerings on Sept. 7
- September 02, 2016

PDT (10:30 p.m. IST) at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco . Putting to rest every rumour surrounding the launch of the new iPhone, Apple has confirmed that it will have a media event on September 7, 2016. It's a smart move, as the adapter's inclusion could prevent alienating iPhone users satisfied with their regular headphones. Some users say the problem is intermittent, but others suggest it kills the phone. (more...)
Russian claim it killed IS spokesman a 'joke': United States defense official Russian claim it killed IS spokesman a 'joke': United States defense official
- September 02, 2016

Pentagon Spokesman Peter Cook took a swipe at Russian airstrikes in Syria to reporters Wednesday, saying, "we have no information to support Russia's claim that they also carried out a strike against Adnani". Russian Federation said Wednesday it killed al-Adnani along with 40 other militants in a strike in the northwestern Syrian city of Aleppo. "This is someone who has been a senior leader in ISIL", Cook said. (more...)
Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
- September 02, 2016

Levi aged 10, shows of the new iPhone 6s Plus in rose gold as crowds wait in anticipation for the release of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus at Apple Store on September 25, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. Rumours suggest new iPhones to sport dual-camera set-up, support water-proofing and come in new colours. These headphones will likely keep the distinctive shiny white aesthetic of previous Apple headphones but will connect though the lightning port instead of a headphone jack. (more...)
Facebook CEO visits Nairobi to see Kenyan Innovation in Action Facebook CEO visits Nairobi to see Kenyan Innovation in Action
- September 01, 2016

This is my first trip to sub-Saharan Africa. Mark Zuckerberg , the founder and CEO of popular social media platform, Facebook , is now in Kenya to meet with entrepreneurs and developers. Facebook has a keen interest in Africa, which is seen by many as the new growth market as more and more consumers come online using mobile devices. (more...)
Obama coming to Lake Tahoe for environmental summit
- September 01, 2016

President Obama told renewable-energy advocates here Wednesday that climate change ranks as one of the foremost threats facing the United States and the globe and that the challenges of conservation and combating climate change are connected. (more...)
International Space Station Flies Over 3 Hurricanes International Space Station Flies Over 3 Hurricanes
- September 01, 2016

In a video released by NASA , Hurricane Lester and Madeline can be seen in the Pacific Ocean and finally Hurricane Gaston in the Atlantic Ocean. Would you rather experience a hurricane on Earth or from space? Hurricanes Madeline and Lester were headed to Hawaii, but Madeline tonight was downgraded to a tropical storm, the Associated Press reported. (more...)
Tropical Storm Hermine strengthens on way to Florida
- September 01, 2016

Hermine was forecast to make landfall Thursday night or Friday morning along the northwest coast of Florida. As of 1 p.m. CDT Wednesday, the storm packed maximum sustained winds of 40 mph - just barely above the tropical storm threshold - and was located about 350 miles southeast of New Orleans and 365 miles west of St. (more...)
Uber is rolling out fully electric vehicles in London Uber is rolling out fully electric vehicles in London
- September 01, 2016

Uber states on its blog that, "Londoners using uberPOOL have now saved more than 98,000 liters of petrol and 231 metric tons of Carbon dioxide by opting to share their journey over 2 million times". "With the impact of poor air quality remaining a cause for concern, the trial could prove to be a pivotal moment for tackling the challenges in London", said Gareth Dunsmore, head of electric vehicles, Nissan Europe. (more...)

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