Science


After "reality check", Deshaun Watson promises fresh start for Clemson offense
- September 13, 2016

Watson had a sublime sophomore season in 2015, leading the Tigers to a 14-1 mark, the No. 1 ranking, the ACC championship and a trip to the College Football Playoff. "We're not going to do that". Clemson eventually pulled away for a 43-19 victory over the Trojans, who are just 1-12 all-time against current members of the Atlantic Coast Conference and have not defeated a ranked opponent since 2004. (more...)
Clooney: S Sudan corruption report is 'explosive stuff' Clooney: S Sudan corruption report is 'explosive stuff'
- September 13, 2016

The Sentry report offered recommendations for an innovative new policy approach for preventing atrocities and promoting peace: combining anti-money laundering measures with targeted sanctions focused on the top leaders, accompanied by robust enforcement. (more...)
Clinton cancels travel plans after health episode Clinton cancels travel plans after health episode
- September 13, 2016

The aides then loaded Clinton into her campaign's van. The Democratic nominee was scheduled to attend fundraisers on Monday and Tuesday in California, and tape an episode of Ellen DeGeneres' talk show. U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a LBGT for Hillary Gala at Cipriani in New York , New York, United States September 9, 2016. (more...)
Full moon can trigger big earthquakes Full moon can trigger big earthquakes
- September 13, 2016

The tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and sun. But this study is the first to show a statistical connection that there are more powerful earthquakes than small earthquakes during periods of strong tides, said Satoshi Ide, professor of seismology at the Univeristy of Tokyo and the lead author of the study. (more...)
Teen Hackers Arrested in Israel Teen Hackers Arrested in Israel
- September 13, 2016

Their passports have been taken away and they are forbidden from accessing the internet or any other telecommunications equipment for 30 days. They also are required to report to police for questioning on demand. "That belief was clearly misguided". A particularly effective DDoS attack can cripple a site for days. It allows anyone to effectively rent a DDoS attack that overwhelms websites with huge amounts of traffic. (more...)
Factory fire leaves 24 dead in Bangladesh
- September 13, 2016

The blaze at Tampaco Foils plant broke out just as workers prepared to swap shifts in the early hours of Saturday morning. A fire at a plastics factory a year ago killed 13 persons, and in 2013 more than 1,100 people died in the Rana Plaza factory collapse, the worst industrial accident in the country. (more...)
Telenor begins sale of 33% stake in VimpelCom
- September 13, 2016

Telenor ASA started reducing its 33 percent stake in VimpelCom Ltd. through a public offering of $556 million of American depositary shares in the emerging-markets carrier. Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, Citigroup and Credit Suisse are joint bookrunners for the offering. The price of the offering has not yet been determined, the telco said in a statement. (more...)
Seoul says North Korea capable of next nuclear test anytime
- September 13, 2016

North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho departed Pyongyang on Monday for a pair of global meetings, including the U.N. General Assembly in NY, just days after North Korea's latest nuclear test. North Korea said it conducted a "higher level" nuclear test last week that will allow it to build an array of stronger, smaller and lighter nuclear weapons. (more...)
GM recalling some 3.6M pickups for airbag fault GM recalling some 3.6M pickups for airbag fault
- September 13, 2016

GM's independent fund set up to compensate victims awarded $594.5 million and approved 124 death and 275 injury claims in connection with that recall. The two companies tested the modules and made a decision to recall the vehicles last week. Despite the rash of problems with air bags in recent years, a spokesman for the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( NHTSA ) sought to reassure motorists about the devices, saying "air bags save lives". (more...)
All Galaxy Note 7 Devices Recalled, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Stock Falls
- September 13, 2016

Over the weekend, Philippine budget carrier Cebu Pacific also announced it was prohibiting the use and charging of the Note 7 units onboard its planes, following global carriers such as Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines, and Australia's Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia. (more...)
PIA issues safety advisory for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 PIA issues safety advisory for Samsung Galaxy Note 7
- September 13, 2016

Samsung Electronics issued a global recall of the Note 7 on Sept 2 after investigations into reports of the device catching fire while being charged identified that there was a problem with the battery cell. Airlines across the globe asked commuters to keep their phones in checked baggage, while others banned the use of the device on flights. This follows reports from Samsung that the smartphone's battery poses a threat of fire once it becomes overheated. (more...)
Nintendo bringing Mario to Apple's iOS in new game, 'Super Mario Run'
- September 13, 2016

After yesterday's announcement of Super Mario Run for iOS at Apple's flagship press event, Nintendo's stock has made another significant jump, rivaling its gains made earlier this summer after the release of Pokemon Go . The object of the game is to collect most coins while reaching the goalpost. Super Mario Run offers three different game modes: - The first mode features challenging courses for you to complete. (more...)
Tim Cook: 'Stay tuned' on Mac updates, they're 'very committed' Tim Cook: 'Stay tuned' on Mac updates, they're 'very committed'
- September 13, 2016

For now, fans can only speculate. However, Apple did not announce anything about it during last week's event. However, according to MacRumors , there have been an anonymous email that surfaced on the web recently claiming that Tim Cook, or Apple in general, responded to a MacBook Pro question. (more...)
Facebook says will learn from mistake over Vietnam photo Facebook says will learn from mistake over Vietnam photo
- September 13, 2016

But Facebook is wrong when they censor such images. The photograph was removed from several accounts on Friday, including that of Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, on the grounds it violated Facebook's restrictions on nudity. The company will engage with publishers and other members of Facebook's global community to improve its policies in order to promote free expression, Saul said. (more...)
Burger King launches Cheetos Chicken Fries Burger King launches Cheetos Chicken Fries
- September 13, 2016

Their latest concoction? Cheetos Chicken Fries, arriving in participating restaurants September 14. While the Cheetos Chicken Fries sound sort of insane at first, we totally get their logic. The top 250 restaurant chains added 325 new chicken items between June 2015 and June 2016, CNBC reported in July . It's not the first time Burger King and Cheetos have teamed up. (more...)
Now businesses can sell directly to consumers on Facebook Messenger Now businesses can sell directly to consumers on Facebook Messenger
- September 13, 2016

Facebook earlier this year opened up Messenger to developers to create new applications and "bots" which can interact with users. For example, Messenger can now be used to instantly make purchases using bots - in other words, using the credit card information stored in Facebook, you can now pay bots for services instead of only being able to use bots to initiate orders and not complete them. (more...)
NASA Osiris-Rex mission launches towards asteroid Bennu
- September 13, 2016

What begins Thursday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 41 will - if all goes according to plan - end in Utah after the spacecraft touches down in 2023. It is headed for a 500 metre wide asteroid called Bennu , which circles the Sun in roughly the same orbit as Earth. OSIRIS-REx is about to journey 5 million miles to Asteroid Bennu, which is about the size of a small mountain, 1,600 feet across. (more...)
One killed in riots in Bengaluru over Cauvery dispute
- September 13, 2016

He said outflow from Mettur reservoir to the systems dependent on it was 1,250 cusecs per day for "samba" crops against a total release of 84,168 cusecs at Billigundulu by Karnataka from September 5 till September 12. One person was killed and two others injured in police firing on Monday night in tense Bengaluru , where curfew has been imposed in 16 sensitive localities after violent protests erupted in southern Karnataka over the Supreme Court's latest order to release more Cauvery river ... (more...)
Tim McGraw Shares Emotional Video of Nashville Teacher with Cancer Tim McGraw Shares Emotional Video of Nashville Teacher with Cancer
- September 13, 2016

Over the weekend, McGraw shared a clip of a Nashville high school teacher with cancer who got the biggest surprise right in his backyard as more than 400 students from his school showed up to sing a worship song for him. The outpouring of support for Ben has been incredible, his friends and family wrote online. In response to the news last Wednesday, the entire high school missed one class and boarded on buses to visit Ellis at his house. (more...)
PS4 Pro 4K and HDR patch for existing games could cost money
- September 13, 2016

However, the PS4 Pro will not be able to play 4K Blu-ray movies. The PS4 Pro comes out on November 10 at $399 while the PS4 Slim will be released on September 15 for $299. Video game console manufacturers are now releasing smaller updates more frequently, rather than major updates several years apart. The console wars have already began and Sony is yet to announce the new Playstation 5 console. (more...)

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