Science


Rosetta spacecraft snaps a final photo before planned comet collision
- October 03, 2016

Scientists chose to crash-land the probe on the comet because Rosetta's solar panels would not have been able to collect enough energy as it flew away from the Sun along 67P's elliptical orbit. The comet was only the last part of Rosetta's many missions; after launching in 2004, the spacecraft went on to orbit around the Sun half a dozen times , flyby the Earth three times , flyby Mars once, and have a pair of "asteroid encounters", before, finally, reaching the comet in January 2014. (more...)
In Raleigh, Clinton replays her greatest hits from the debate
- October 03, 2016

They have margins of error of 3.7 percentage points in Colorado, 3.4 points in Florida and Virginia, and 3.3 points in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. It was a test of whether Trump had miraculously developed some discipline. While some may try and and fit this into Trump's "crooked Hillary" narrative (he's called her that several times on Twitter), the device was probably connected to the lapel microphone that Clinton was wearing, as Snopes.com - a website that fact-checks dubious claims - ... (more...)
UK prime minister says Britain will launch Brexit next year
- October 03, 2016

The people have spoken, we must deliver. The MP said the United Kingdom needed to retain access to the single market while gaining control over immigration at the same time. But it added that the the plunge in the pound would also take its toll on the economy, hampering purchasing power and consumption. Asked at the Paris Motor Show what factors the company would consider in deciding where to build any future model, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn told reporters: "If I need to make an ... (more...)
US not on track to meet 2025 carbon pollution cutting goal
- October 03, 2016

Developed countries pledged $100 billion a year in climate finance for developing countries by 2020 with a commitment to further raise it in the future. "Then we layered on reductions that would occur from these policies". The researchers analyzed federal projections for energy industry changes and the likely effects of climate rules that have been put in place by federal and state agencies. (more...)
Musk Unveils New Details of Plans for Mars Colonization
- October 03, 2016

Then Musk's rocket blew up. A transport ship with Mars-bound travelers would launch from Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 39A. SpaceX on Tuesday unveiled a concept for a more than 400-foot-tall rocket packing almost four times the power of NASA's Saturn V moon rocket that could deliver people to Mars in the next decade . (more...)
Google Pixel white variant accidentally leaked by Canadian carrier Bell
- October 03, 2016

Google Pixel smartphones now just two days away from its announcement and we have got another last time leak which clears all the confusions. When it comes to the specifications, a lot of what was already suspected seems to be on offer, as the Pixel comes equipped with a 5-inch Full HD screen using an AMOLED panel. (more...)
Jury awards VirnetX $302.4 million in the never-ending patent battle against Apple Jury awards VirnetX $302.4 million in the never-ending patent battle against Apple
- October 03, 2016

A case filed in Tyler, Texas against Apple Inc. ended this week after the jury ordered the tech giant to pay more than $300 million to VirnetX Holding Corp. Court of Appeals that can produce its own ruling. VinetX's lawyers then purued Apple with a second suit, which resulted in the larger $625.6 million verdict - one of the highest amounts ever for a US patent case, before it too was thrown out prior to this latest trial. (more...)
India to ratify Paris climate deal at UN
- October 03, 2016

Environment ministry spokesman Himank Kothiyal said Indian officials would hand over the ratification instruments to United Nations officials in NY on Sunday. The UN secretary general also acknowledged India's decision to submit its instrument of ratification on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi which also coincides with the International Day of non-violence. (more...)
Eibar - Liga Football - 2 October 2016
- October 03, 2016

The winless run is a real concern, but they'll have a strong chance to turn it around in their next match. "It's the first time Eibar has scored and taken a point at the Bernabeu". "We know, it's very hard for a competition, it will take a little bit of fate touches us, but I'm looking forward to". "They are upset, just like we are". (more...)
The World's First Baby With Three Parents Has Been Born
- October 03, 2016

This allows it to retain the mother's healthy DNA but meant her mitochondrial DNA - which acts a lot like a battery for the egg but also carries the genes for Leigh disease - is replaced by a donor's. According to Zhang, saving lives is the ethical thing to do. "We now know reconstitution of human eggs can produce a healthy baby". The team made sure the baby was male to eliminate the possibility that mitochondrial DNA from the donor egg, which would be passed down through the maternal lineage, ... (more...)
'Louis, close your mouth' Ottavio and Bradley get flirty with Walsh 'Louis, close your mouth' Ottavio and Bradley get flirty with Walsh
- October 03, 2016

They will now battle to become the show's first ever boyband victor in its 12 year history. "And I've only got three places". The music manager, 64, recruited Alesha Dixon and Fleur East to help him whittle the groups down to three for the fourth stage in the competition. (more...)
18-month-old shot in McDonough home dies 18-month-old shot in McDonough home dies
- October 03, 2016

The victim's parents say they did not see what happened. An Atlanta child has been shot by a 3-year-old in yet another tragic gun accident. Police reported that the family said they heard a gunshot and then saw the child laying on the bed. (more...)
Daniel Ricciardo wins Malaysian Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton's engine blows
- October 03, 2016

Daniel Ricciardo has won the Malaysian Grand Prix after race leader Lewis Hamilton was sensationally forced to retire when his engine caught fire with 15 laps to go. But I have 100% confidence in these guys. "Something just doesn't feel right", he told television, in a thinly veiled dig at his Mercedes team. "It has been two years since (my) last win, and it has been a bit emotional". (more...)
India ratifies Paris climate change agreement
- October 03, 2016

India, which accounts for about 4.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, ratified the Paris climate change agreement Sunday at the United Nations, an official said. The Paris deal is the world's first comprehensive climate agreement. The Paris agreement will come into force when 55 countries contributing to at least 55 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions ratify it. (more...)
Philippine president apologizes to Jews for Hitler remark
- October 03, 2016

The leader, whose bloody war on crime had already drawn global condemnation, sparked fresh outrage on Friday when he likened his deadly war on crime with Hitler's efforts to exterminate the Jews during WWII. "The Americans, I don't like them. they are reprimanding me in public". "You are stupid", he said. That agreement, sealed under the administration of Duterte's predecessor, Benigno Aquino, allows USA forces access to five Philippine bases to help counterbalance a growing Chinese presence ... (more...)
Watch the Gears of War 4 Launch Trailer Watch the Gears of War 4 Launch Trailer
- October 03, 2016

PC Gamer's Tom Marks sat down with Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition last week, and he reports that the upcoming title avoids the console-port pitfalls of its predecessor. Additionally, the game can be played cross-play online between Windows 10 and Xbox One for the campaign co-op, Horde mode, multiplayer versus mode against AI, and multiplayer versus mode in private and LAN games. (more...)
3 more Indonesian hostages released 3 more Indonesian hostages released
- October 03, 2016

Meanwhile, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, on behalf of the government, expressed gratitude for the efforts of the military and the MNLF in the release of the hostages. Sunday's handover was the latest hostage release overseen by Misuari, an elder Muslim rebel leader of the MNLF. At present there are still two Indonesian hostages being held hostage namely Robin Peter and M Nasir and the Indonesian government is still continuing efforts for their release. (more...)
SpaceX to Mars: Boca Chica may figure in Martian plans
- October 03, 2016

They'll also have the resources they need to make more rocket fuel - allowing them to send spaceships back to Earth. Elon Musk, the brilliant tech entrepreneur and founder of the space exploration company SpaceX, hit the stage on Tuesday for the 2016 International Astronautical Congress (IAC ) to unveil his highly anticipated plan to colonize Mars in the near future. (more...)
India set to ratify Paris climate change agreement at UN
- October 03, 2016

The European Union member states have agreed to expedite ratification of the Paris climate accord in line with joint efforts to deal with looming dangers of global warming. India will, however, submit its ratification instrument with certain conditions, keeping its national interests in mind. Paris Agreement pertains to post-2020 climate actions. (more...)
India ratifies Paris climate change deal
- October 03, 2016

The ratification document will be submitted on Sunday evening (IST) at the offices of the UN Secretary-General by Syed Akbaruddin, India's Permanent Representative to the UN, or his representative, said Environment Ministry officials. India also promised to plant or preserve enough tree cover to act as a sink for at least 2.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide, and has called on the USA and other fully developed countries to share technologies that help decrease emissions. (more...)

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