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We're Expecting To See Four Huawei P9 Smartphones We're Expecting To See Four Huawei P9 Smartphones
- January 22, 2016

Just like the P8 series, Huawei will offer the regular P9, the P9lite, P9max and a new version. Venture Beat has it that the fourth Huawei P9 smartphone should be "feature-enhanced", sporting a display larger than the screen of the regular P9, but smaller than the one of the P9max. (more...)
Google doodle marks 151st birthday of American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville Google doodle marks 151st birthday of American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville
- January 22, 2016

Before the organoleptic test using human testers to measure pungency in peppers, no one knew how to measure the tear-inducing properties of pepper. He was an American professor of pharmacology born on 22 January, 1865 and one of the first persons to mention milk as an antidote of pepper heat. (more...)
Spacewalk Cut Short After Water Leaks Into Astronaut's Helmet Spacewalk Cut Short After Water Leaks Into Astronaut's Helmet
- January 22, 2016

New flight rules were brought into effect after a similar incident took place in 2013, when Luca Parmitano had a large amount of water fill his helmet. "We re all watching, no pressure! Wishing you a happy stroll outdoors in the universe", British musician Sir Paul McCartney said on Twitter. As soon as the two astronauts were safely inside and the outer airlock hatch had shut tight, Major Peake thanked mission control: "You guys did a great job", he said. (more...)
IPhone 6C video leaks showing 4-inch display IPhone 6C video leaks showing 4-inch display
- January 22, 2016

It's always been rumored that the 4-inch iPhone would be an iPhone 6s shrunken down to a 4-inch form factor. But it isn't expected to receive some of the more cutting edge features of Apple's iPhone lineup, such as the pressure-sensitive 3D Touch screen found on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. (more...)
Mimicker Alarm from Microsoft Garage is a playful way to wake up Mimicker Alarm from Microsoft Garage is a playful way to wake up
- January 21, 2016

Microsoft has been experimenting with guessing people's ages and emotions recently, and now the software maker has created an Android app to show off its machine learning skills. The three APIs are one of the many included parts of Project Oxford, an artificial intelligence platform. There are three different Mimics that you could be challenged with and once you've successfully accomplished the task, you can share the personalized photo with friends to show how you "beat the clock". (more...)
Water In NASA Astronaut's Helmet Cuts Short Spacewalk Water In NASA Astronaut's Helmet Cuts Short Spacewalk
- January 21, 2016

The crew, however, was never in any danger and returned to the airlock in an orderly fashion within 15 minutes. The discovery of water in a USA astronaut s helmet brought an early end Friday to the first ever galactic walkabout by his British colleague, astronaut Tim Peake, NASA said . (more...)
Watch as SpaceX doesn't quite manage to land a rocket at sea Watch as SpaceX doesn't quite manage to land a rocket at sea
- January 21, 2016

On Sunday, SpaceX's Falcon booster successfully lifted the Jason-3 satellite into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Companies like SpaceX that make rockets are working to ideal landing the rocket safely so they can be reused. (more...)
Tim Peake's spacewalk: as it happens
- January 21, 2016

NASA commentator Rob Navias said it was noticed during the repressurization of the crew lock, the area from which astronauts enter and exit ISS while in space. "Wishing you a happy stroll outdoors in the universe". Major Peake replied: "It's great to be wearing it. A privilege, a proud moment". As the first British person to reach the ISS - following the first British citizen in space, Helen Sharman, who flew to the Russian Mir space station in 1991 - Peake has drawn plenty of attention ... (more...)
Skype For Android Updated With New Features Skype For Android Updated With New Features
- January 21, 2016

Although the group video calling feature will be rolled out over the coming weeks, the new features included in the latest update are available right away. You'll be able to create an event using Outlook or your favorite calendar app and then you might send an invite to the involved contacts. Next up, Skype for Android now integrates with the Microsoft Office apps on Google's mobile platform. (more...)
SpaceX Launches Satellite, Rocket Topples on Landing Attempt
- January 21, 2016

Jason-3 is the fourth in s series of ocean science satellites, which also are used to predict severe weather events, such as this year's El Nino system, monitor tsunamis and track oil spills. In another message, he quipped that "at least the bits were bigger this time", suggesting the landing was more controlled than last year's two sea-landing efforts that also ended in sizable explosions following heavy landings on the barge's deck. (more...)
Google offers 3D virtual reality tour of Buckingham Palace Google offers 3D virtual reality tour of Buckingham Palace
- January 21, 2016

Jemima Rellie, from the Royal Collection Trust, said: "For schoolchildren, Buckingham Palace is one of the most iconic, magical buildings in the world". Google is behind the project, which features a virtual tour guide throughout. When the internet company asked the children what other virtual expeditions they wanted to take, they suggested the White House, outer space and Buckingham Palace. (more...)
SpaceX successfully launches rocket, fails to make landing
- January 20, 2016

The global mission is led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) along with Nasa , French space agency CNES, and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites. Musk said that once engine 9 was sacked up again, it "showed some thrust fluctuations" that were unanticipated and engineers are now trying to figure out what is causing the issue. (more...)
David Bowie's last follow on Twitter says it all
- January 20, 2016

David Bowie Vevo The haunting " Blackstar ", released Friday, is rife with morbid, mortality-obsessed imagery in both its lyrics and its music videos . "I thought, and he thought, that he'd have a few months, at least". Speaking to Dutch broadcaster Nos.nl Belgian theatre director Ivo van Hove said, "He told me more than one year and three months ago that he had liver cancer, just after he had been told this himself". (more...)
David Bowie Music Sales Soar After Icon's Death
- January 20, 2016

David Bowie's latest album Blackstar has reached number one and several of his other hits have returned to the charts following his death. Much has been made of the lyrics and videos for both Lazarus and Blackstar , in which Bowie variously appears on his deathbed and surrounded by images of mortality, such as skulls. (more...)
Britain gets 1st spacewalker; station power grid needs fixed
- January 20, 2016

According to NASA , neither of the astronauts' lives were in danger. Kopra and his British crewmate, Tim Peake, had to end their spacewalk early due to the presence of water in Kopra's helmet. Among them was the Beatles legend Paul McCartney , who offered a message of "good luck" on Twitter . "It's explored all over the world". Chief astronaut Chris Cassidy, who was Parmitano's partner during the aborted 2013 spacewalk, said the cold temperature of the water indicated a leak from somewhere ... (more...)
Baby born in Hawaii is 1st US birth with Zika virus, defect
- January 20, 2016

Then she heard about the danger Zika virus might pose to pregnant women. Two Miami-Dade residents have contracted the Zika virus that has been linked to birth defects in South America. The rare condition called microcephaly is characterized by being born with a smaller than normal head and improperly developed brain. The two had acquired the virus when they went to Colombia in December. (more...)
Satellite SpaceX fail as rocket topples over while landing
- January 20, 2016

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Jason-3 spacecraft onboard is shown at Vandenberg Air Force Base S ... The company is developing soft landings at sea which will allow them to re-use the rockets in future launches, in hopes of making the process more affordable and efficient. (more...)
Water in United States astronaut's helmet cuts short Briton's 1st spacewalk Water in United States astronaut's helmet cuts short Briton's 1st spacewalk
- January 20, 2016

Major Peake, 43, became the first Briton to ever complete a extra-vehicular activity (EVA) - or spacewalk - and was undertaking a maintenance operation with the American Colonel Kopra. Peake is Britain's first professional astronaut and the first British astronaut to fly as a member of the European Space Agency. "Wishing you a happy stroll outdoors in the universe", McCartney wrote. (more...)
SpaceX Rocket Landing: What Went Wrong
- January 20, 2016

The Jason-3, a U.S. -European oceanography satellite, was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California atop SpaceX's unmanned Falcon 9 rocket. The mission is planned to last at least five years. Currently, expensive rocket components are jettisoned into the ocean after launch, wasting hundreds of millions of dollars. (more...)
David Bowie's Body Was Secretly Cremated In New York Reports Say David Bowie's Body Was Secretly Cremated In New York Reports Say
- January 20, 2016

New York's Carnegie hall will also host a memorial concert on 31 March. The top five places on the United Kingdom iTunes albums chart this week were occupied by Bowie records, including his classics Hunky Dory and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars . (more...)

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