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Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars
- September 29, 2016

Elon Musk wants to make traveling to Mars a reality. Musk also unveiled plans for the spaceship, and the rocket carrying it to space. The Interplanetary Transport reusable rocket booster vs the Saturn V rocket. Getting the cost down will be a big challenge, and Musk has the rather astonishing goal to reduce the price from $10 billion per person to just $200,000. (more...)
Drone fly-by closes Dubai's busy airport Drone fly-by closes Dubai's busy airport
- September 29, 2016

Drones have previously disrupted flights into the airport, which is the base of long-haul carrier Emirates. Unauthorized drone activity spotted near Dubai International caused the air space around the busy airport to be closed for almost half an hour on Wednesday, causing flight delays, an airport official said. (more...)
Sky and BT customers could be hit by Yahoo hack
- September 29, 2016

In a statement on Thursday, the Internet company said the attack took place in late 2014, and accessed information including names , email addresses , phone numbers, dates of birth , encrypted passwords, and in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. (more...)
How Ornamented Skulls are Linked to Theropod Dinosaurs' Rapid Growth How Ornamented Skulls are Linked to Theropod Dinosaurs' Rapid Growth
- September 29, 2016

Results showed that 20 of the 22 largest theropods had embellishments on their head. Researchers compared the body sizes of 111 theropod dinosaurs , some with fancy headwear, and others lacking it. The researchers acknowledge that their findings should be taken with a grain of salt, given their low sample size of 38 species, but the correlation between these two traits is a first-time find among reptile and bird species. (more...)
Ahead of debate, Trump endorsed by US immigration officers Ahead of debate, Trump endorsed by US immigration officers
- September 29, 2016

This isn't the only endorsement Trump has received from a law enforcement arm tasked with border security. "In his immigration policy, he has outlined core policies needed to restore immigration security - including support for increased interior enforcement and border security, an end to Sanctuary Cities, an end to catch-and-release, mandatory detainers, and the canceling of executive amnesty and non-enforcement directives", Crane said. (more...)
Islamic State could use mustard gas to defend Mosul in Iraq: Pentagon
- September 29, 2016

Davis said that the jihadists had already used mustard gas "at least a couple dozen" times, packing a "rudimentary" form of the chemical weapon into crude, makeshift munitions. Even though DAESH has not perfected the ability to weaponise chemicals, USA and Iraqi forces still have to be prepared for a chemical attack, Davis said. (more...)
Samsung Note 2 catches fire on Chennai flight Samsung Note 2 catches fire on Chennai flight
- September 29, 2016

According to NDTV , two weeks ago it had in an advisory said that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones must be kept switched and not used on board aircraft after a series of reports of the phone's battery exploding in other countries. The Pilot-in-Command was informed and the crew managed to extinguish the fire and quickly transferred the Samsung Note 2 into a container filled with water in lavatory. (more...)
Spate of whale entanglements could inform regulations Spate of whale entanglements could inform regulations
- September 29, 2016

Gouveia says the investigation could also inform future regulations. Michael Moore, a senior research specialist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, was even more emphatic in his reaction to the trio of right whale incidents. "We recovered buoys described with markings and permits". After the whale was found, a boat crew from the Maine Marine Patrol towed the animal from Boothbay Harbor to Cape Small, near Phippsburg, where a 47-foot motorized Coast Guard boat met them Saturday ... (more...)
Facebook At Work Launching Soon
- September 29, 2016

Facebook at Work has been used by 450 companies already, in a beta mode, and now it looks like it is good to go, and we hear that it will be kicking off with a free trial. "There's a big chunk of people's time that Facebook really doesn't address at all today, and that's the time they spend working". Since then, Facebook has been busy signing up huge global customers like the 100,000-employee Royal Bank Of Scotland, the report added. (more...)
MH17 downed by missile transported from Russian Federation
- September 29, 2016

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) said at a news conference today that the weapon was a Russian Buk surface-to-air missile launcher that had been moved into eastern Ukraine at the time of the incident, and later moved back to Russia after the Boeing 777 was brought down. (more...)
Samsung recovers 60 percent of Note 7s from S. Korea and US
- September 29, 2016

After scores of incidents of various problems encountered with Samsung's latest flagship Galaxy Note 7, the company has made a decision to roll out new devices to the market replacing the old stock. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will officially be relaunched in South Korea on October 1. Samsung had announced a recall and replacement program in its launch markets and also stopped sales of new units as well. (more...)
Vikings: DE Everson Griffen named NFC Defensive Player of Week Vikings: DE Everson Griffen named NFC Defensive Player of Week
- September 29, 2016

The Vikings may start serving old food before every game. The defensive end sacked Panthers quarterback Cam Newton three times. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week following his September 18 performance against Green Bay. (more...)
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (CY) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest
- September 29, 2016

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on CY shares. Several research firms have weighed in on CY. The share price is now at 9.92% for the past six months. The reported earnings topped the analyst's consensus by $0 with the surprise factor of 0.00%. A P/E ratio is a calculation of amount that investors are prepared to compensate for purchasing an equity. (more...)
Tigers lose 7-4 to Indians as Cleveland clinches division
- September 29, 2016

Given the increased importance of relievers in October, as the Kansas City Royals' run to the World Series a year ago demonstrated, the Indians have the right formula to continue the AL Central's postseason dominance. Ramos landed awkwardly on his right leg after jumping to catch a relay throw in the sixth. "There's nothing you can do", second baseman Ian Kinsler said. (more...)
Elon Musk outlines Mars colonization plan
- September 29, 2016

Musk said there would be no guarantee of survival for anyone signing up with SpaceX for the "incredible adventure" of a trip to Mars . If Elon Musk has his way, a ticket to Mars will one day cost the same as the median US house price - about $200,000. (more...)
Amazon.ca enhances delivery offer in two cities Amazon.ca enhances delivery offer in two cities
- September 29, 2016

It will also deliver items to its retail stores for free, with no minimum purchase required. Amazon has not yet announced if the new service, which some customers may be uncomfortable with, will become widely available. While Same-Day Delivery is now offered in just two of Canada's cities, it wouldn't be a far stretch to expect this Amazon service to roll out to more places within the country. (more...)
Would you pay a premium to be on Tinder's front line? Would you pay a premium to be on Tinder's front line?
- September 29, 2016

Tinder Boost will allow users to pay to have their profiles displayed first to other users within the app, in the same area, for 30 minutes. It's still unclear how much a Boost is going to cost you, but you'll probably be able to buy them in packs just like Super Likes , the other way to get more easily noticed. (more...)
How to spot the new Galaxy Note7
- September 29, 2016

According to Pierro, Strobel received an email from Samsung telling him to power down his device 10 hours after the incident. Now that Samsung will be making replacement Galaxy Note7 smartphones available to consumers under a USA recall starting September 21, the company is advising customers how they can determine that the replacement phone they receive does not have the original defective battery that caused some Note7 phones to burst into flames or explode. (more...)
Manatee undergoing rehab at Mystic Aquarium is pregnant Manatee undergoing rehab at Mystic Aquarium is pregnant
- September 29, 2016

Mystic Aquarium is hosting its first-ever Florida manatee - an 800 pound creature rescued last week from the waters of Cape Cod Bay in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Mystic Aquarium said that manatees have a gestation period of about one year. IFAW put the manatee in a truck to be transported to Sea World in Florida, but it did not survive the trip. (more...)
Coins From The Roman Empire Are Found In Ruins Of Japanese Castle Coins From The Roman Empire Are Found In Ruins Of Japanese Castle
- September 29, 2016

Still, the fact that Roman coins somehow found their way to Japan in the Middle Ages is stunning. The sub-tropical island chain hosts a cluster of USA military bases and thousands of troops. Although it is not clear exactly where the coins were made, if the Roman coins dated between 300 and 400 AD were forged in Rome, they would have travelled 6,174 miles (9,936 km) to get to the castle. (more...)

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