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SpaceX successfully tests Raptor engine it plans to send to Mars SpaceX successfully tests Raptor engine it plans to send to Mars
- September 27, 2016

SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced today that SpaceX's propulsion team had successfully test fired the Interplanetary Transport System's Raptor engine. NASA has said its robotics missions to Mars usually take about eight months to get to the Red Planet, though it was looking at ways to decrease that timeframe for human missions. (more...)
Roller coasters can jostle out kidney stones Roller coasters can jostle out kidney stones
- September 27, 2016

Researchers from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine conducted the unconventional experiment to find out if anecdotal reports about the healing effects of roller coasters are valid. Kidney stones are quite common, with around three in 20 men and up to two in 20 women developing them at some stage of their lives, mainly when aged 30 to 60. (more...)
India to ratify Paris Agreement on climate change
- September 27, 2016

At the Paris climate conference in December, 195 countries adopted an historic climate agreement, whose main goal is to prevent the world's mean temperature from rising more than 2 degrees centigrade above its pre-industrial level. Jointly, the four development banks have financed $17.5bn of clean energy in the past 5 years, but they also spent $18bn on fossil fuels in the same period. (more...)
Hyundai car workers start first full strike in 12 years Hyundai car workers start first full strike in 12 years
- September 27, 2016

Production was expected to partially resume after midnight Korean time, but the union said it would stage partial six-hour daily walkouts for the rest of the week. Hyundai and Kia vehicles are parked at a port to be shipped. Hyundai posted its tenth consecutive quarterly profit fall in the April-to-June period, hit by an emerging-market downturn and its failure to tap into strong global demand for sport utility vehicles. (more...)
Google reportedly working on 'Pixel 3′ laptop featuring 'Andromeda' OS Google reportedly working on 'Pixel 3′ laptop featuring 'Andromeda' OS
- September 27, 2016

Named after our neighbouring Galaxy, this OS is expected to be a tablet-only OS. Google working the project, known internally as 'Bison' aka Pixel 3 . Other features could include a fingerprint scanner , two USB-C ports, a headphone jack, stereo speakers, stylus support, and a battery that lasts around 10 hours. (more...)
Monmouth U. poll: Hillary Clinton is lesser of 2 evils Monmouth U. poll: Hillary Clinton is lesser of 2 evils
- September 27, 2016

Only 74 percent of them said they're voting for Clinton, with 9 percent going for Trump and 12 percent split between Johnson and Stein. Clinton will receive the first question. But he's been less detailed about other ideas, including his plan for stamping out the Islamic State group in the Middle East, and Conway suggested he'd be similarly reticent in the debate. (more...)
LSU fires Miles after unimpressive start
- September 27, 2016

Miles, the second-winningest coach in school history, posted a 114-34 record in 11-plus seasons at LSU . He led the Tigers to bowl games every season and was 62-28 in SEC games. "I accepted the outcome and will support that decision and these Tigers going forward". But they gave me that opportunity and I took advantage of it. (more...)
Good Universe, Campo Santo Team Up for Video Game, Movie Slate Good Universe, Campo Santo Team Up for Video Game, Movie Slate
- September 27, 2016

What's also notable about Campo Santo and Good Universe's deal is that it doesn't just seem to be a one-way adaptation deal. Hollywood Reporter notes this as the first of several projects the two companies plan to undertake together, approaching properties from both a film and interactive media end. (more...)
Samsung Note 2 catches fire in aircraft; DGCA summons company
- September 27, 2016

The authority had previously banned individuals from switching on or charging their Galaxy Note 7 while on-board. South Korean manufacturer Samsung on Friday said it was examining the fresh incident. "IndiGo has voluntarily informed the DGCA". A Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phone "exploding" led to a suspected fire in an aircraft in Chennai this morning. (more...)
New Roku Player Lineup Starts at $30 New Roku Player Lineup Starts at $30
- September 27, 2016

Taking the place of the Roku 2 and Roku 3 set-top boxes, both the Premiere and Premiere + support 4K video, but you'll have to spring for the Premiere + if you want HDR support as well. Roku's new streaming player family has been rumored for weeks, but the veil has finally been officially lifted. Roku has unveiled its new lineup of streaming TV players, with five devices all vying for attention. (more...)
Global cues spook markets, Sensex tumbles 374 points to 28294 Global cues spook markets, Sensex tumbles 374 points to 28294
- September 27, 2016

Due to a neutral statement, the market believe that the risk for December 16 rate hike is roughly balanced adding positive sentiment", said Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services. In Europe, most indices retreated, with London's FTSE falling 1.22 per cent, France's Paris CAC-30 1.83 per cent and Germany's Frankfurt 1.49 per cent in their early hours. (more...)
Obama tells Netanyahu of U.S. concern on settlements
- September 26, 2016

Netanyahu said the agreement "fortifies the principle that... That's a goal that I and the people of Israel will never give up on". "The greatest challenge is of course the unremitting fanaticism". He then stressed that Israel's bond with the USA was "unbreakable" and said the Memorandum of Understanding they signed recently was indicative of it. (more...)
Rick Lazio gives Donald Trump advice on debating Hillary Clinton
- September 26, 2016

Trump was often a commanding presence in the Republican primary debates, launching biting personal attacks on his rivals. Brian Fallon , Mrs Clinton's spokesman, said: "We have no doubt that his handlers are prevailing on him to arrive at the debate more subdued, and to try to suppress his true self". (more...)
Indian PM calls meeting to review Indus Water Treaty
- September 26, 2016

Peace is necessary for the path of progress and for the future as well. "The administration has to take steps to maintain that". Amidst growing tension between India and Pakistan post the Uri terror attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a decision to call a meeting to review the 56-year-old Indus Water treaty, Indian media reported on Sunday. (more...)
Arnold Palmer: Legendary golfer passes away at 87 Arnold Palmer: Legendary golfer passes away at 87
- September 26, 2016

Arnold Palmer considered the question, fighting back a mischievous grin. It was so fiercely competitive, and we made it very clear we wanted to beat the hell out of each other. My kids were born at the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, and his philanthropic work will be remembered along with his accomplishments in golf. (more...)
Stephen Hawking warning: If aliens call, should we answer? Stephen Hawking warning: If aliens call, should we answer?
- September 26, 2016

For renowned theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking , making human presence known to alien life is something to be wary about. He that said that humanity must seek out intelligent life before it finds us - or we could be wiped out. Others disagree, including Doug Vakoch, president of METI International, who observes that it may be pointless to worry about hiding from aliens since humanity has been sending radio and television transmissions out into space for almost a century. (more...)
Google reportedly in talks to buy site — Twitter sale Google reportedly in talks to buy site — Twitter sale
- September 26, 2016

Twitter and Alphabet could not be reached immediately for comment. The shares were down nearly 20 percent this year before the surge Friday. A sale by the end of the year is within the realm of possibility, according to CNBC. Analysts say Twitter missed Wall Street expectations in both the first and second quarters of this year, and has yet to produce a net profit in 11 quarters as a public company. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy On8 Leaked at Flipkart's Big Billion Days Sale Page Samsung Galaxy On8 Leaked at Flipkart's Big Billion Days Sale Page
- September 26, 2016

Flipkart hasn't revealed any detailed specifications of the device except, that the Samsung Galaxy On8 feature a full HD AMOLED display and 3GB of RAM. Users get 32GB of inbuilt storage which is further expandable using a microSD card up to 256GB. It runs on Android 6.1 Marshmallow and supports dual SIM functionality. (more...)
Snapchat to Release Sunglasses Embedded with Camera Snapchat to Release Sunglasses Embedded with Camera
- September 26, 2016

You've got to admit, they're better looking than Google Glass. It also, much like Google Glass, allows viewers to shoot video at eye-level, giving consumers a chance to record the world exactly as they see it. Recording is as simple as tapping a button near the hinge and, since Spectacles will be wirelessly linked to your smartphone, the Snaps are then automatically added to your Memories. (more...)
Redskins vs Giants: Five Questions with Big Blue View
- September 26, 2016

Norman received two personal fouls of his own and was fined over $26,000. EAST RUTHERFORD , N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. and Josh Norman avoided any fighting words just days before resuming their football feud. Yes, the Washington Redskins are 0-2. His 3-yard touchdown against the Cowboys proved decisive, then his 34-yard reception down the right sideline set up Josh Brown's game-winning field goal to beat the Saints as time expired. (more...)

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