Science


A Spider Across The Room Can 'Hear' You, Study Finds A Spider Across The Room Can 'Hear' You, Study Finds
- October 15, 2016

Spiders don't have ears, as Shamble explains. A study published online October 13 in the journal Current Biology describes how researchers used metal microelectrodes in a jumping spider's poppy-seed-sized brain to show that auditory neurons can sense far-field sounds, at distances up to 3 meters, or about 600 spider body lengths. (more...)
Gov't bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from airliners
- October 15, 2016

Don't worry about powering down your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 before getting on your flight because the Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration just banned the smartphone from all flights. Samsung said in a statement that it is working with the department to make customers aware of the ban. Samsung has now stopped making the Galaxy Note7 as more of them catch fire. (more...)
Clayton Kershaw Saves the Day for the Dodgers Clayton Kershaw Saves the Day for the Dodgers
- October 15, 2016

And for the third time in five years, they failed to win a postseason series. Now Maddon and Friedman are together again, with a spot in the World Series on the line. In the best playoff baseball game I have ever witnessed (yes I'm biased) the Dodgers came back from a one run deficit, nearly blew it, then secured an unorthodox victory. (more...)
Hacked Clinton campaign email about Catholics sparks Republican outcry Hacked Clinton campaign email about Catholics sparks Republican outcry
- October 15, 2016

In the exchange reported Tuesday night on FNC, Jennifer Palmieri, now the Clinton campaign's director of communications, says that politically conservative Catholics "think is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion". (more...)
Fireproof Packaging and Gloves Required For Samsung Note 7 Returns Fireproof Packaging and Gloves Required For Samsung Note 7 Returns
- October 15, 2016

At that time, Samsung was simply looking to replace the existing Note 7 handsets with new ones, following a series of reports of the smartphone catching fire. Samsung is also allowing Galaxy Note 7 users to schedule an appointment for pick-up services. To them, Samsung's bungled handling of the Galaxy Note recall this week was not surprising. (more...)
S Africa's Zuma moves to block graft allegation report S Africa's Zuma moves to block graft allegation report
- October 15, 2016

Madonsela has handed over the final draft of the report to the speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, for safe keeping, she told reporters in Pretoria, the capital. The report addresses allegations that a wealthy Indian-born business family has had undue influence on his government. The outgoing Public Protector was scheduled to brief the media on six reports, including the state capture report, on her last day in office. (more...)
Nations seek deal to reduce HFCs at global climate meeting Nations seek deal to reduce HFCs at global climate meeting
- October 15, 2016

Earlier, after a meeting with Kerry, the head of the Pakistani delegation, Industries Minister Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi, told reporters the teams still hoped to agree a deal but that they were still discussing a compromise target date for the phase out to begin. (more...)
US further lifts sanctions on Cuba
- October 15, 2016

Washington has increasingly relaxed restrictions on commerce and travel with the island since Presidents Obama and Raul Castro reached an agreement in late 2014 to normalize relations. Cuban alcohol and tobacco products will now face the same restrictions as products of other countries, with a limit of 100 cigars or 200 cigarettes and 1 liter of alcohol eligible for import. (more...)
Pence, in Iowa, maintains strong support for Trump
- October 15, 2016

Recent polls, which involved much smaller samples and higher margins of error, mostly showed the race to be closer, with most showing Trump slightly ahead but the most recent showing Clinton in the lead . The last time the candidates tracked so closely together in the LA Times poll was early September, when Clinton opened up her campaign plane to press and held her first news conference of 2016. (more...)
Windsor cigar stores could feel impact of Cuban-US thaw Windsor cigar stores could feel impact of Cuban-US thaw
- October 15, 2016

The new measures announced by USA entities, which should come into force next Monday, include facilities for joint medical research projects and imports into U.S. Cubans will also be allowed to now purchase products made within the United States online and pharmaceutical companies in the country can now begin to be examined by the U.S Food and Drug Administration to sell their products. (more...)
Here's When President Obama Thinks We'll Make It To Mars
- October 15, 2016

US President Barack Obama has renewed his call for America to send humans to Mars by the 2030s. In his op-ed, Obama said his administration has already advanced the nation's space program by revitalizing technology innovation at NASA, extending the life of the International Space Station and creating private-sector jobs in the space industry. (more...)
Replacement Samsung Note 7 ignites on USA flight after smartphone recall
- October 15, 2016

According to Green, he "powered down the phone" when he entered the plane and placed it in his pocket, which is when it began to smoke. The owner of the phone, speaking to Jordan Golson from The Verge , said it was bought on 21 September. (more...)
Nations seek deal to phase out HFCs; could cut temperatures
- October 15, 2016

In 1987, countries alarmed by the discovery of a huge hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica signed the treaty to eventually end the use of chlorofluorocarbons, which at the time were used in refrigerators and aerosols like hair spray. "This will have a positive impact on the discussions on HFCs and will make the governments and producers of HCFC-22 in both developed and developing countries think on emulating this practice", Jha said. (more...)
Ancient Comet Collision Could Have Caused Rapid Warming on Earth Ancient Comet Collision Could Have Caused Rapid Warming on Earth
- October 15, 2016

Now, a group of researchers say , they have evidence that an extraterrestrial body crashed into the planet at nearly the same time - and may have been its cause. All in all it's an intriguing hypothesis, but we still need a bit more to back it up. Schaller was searching for fossilized remains of Foraminifera, a tiny organism that produces a shell, when he first noticed a microtektite in the sediment he was examining. (more...)
Sony will bring Five PlayStation Mobile games to the Masses
- October 15, 2016

Last year, Nintendo signed a deal with games maker DeNA to bring a number of titles to mobile. The move to dedicated smartphone games comes after years of Sony's " PlayStation minis " program, which brought bite-sized games to the PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. (more...)
Despite Downgrade to Category 1, Hurricane Matthew a Very Potent System
- October 15, 2016

A boil water advisory has been issued for Fayetteville, Johnston County, Sanford, Lee County, Asbury Water District, Spring Lake, and parts of Wayne County. presidential campaign, now transfixed by a 2005 video of U.S. Republican nominee Donald Trump making vulgar comments about women. An exit was blocked at Selma, also in Johnston County. (more...)
Ohioans must register by Tuesday to cast presidential votes
- October 15, 2016

County clerks around the state are encouraging early voting as they expect this to be a historic election. It's still not too late to register to vote and get your mail in ballot. William Barber are among those urging that a Friday deadline be extended. Booth said it was "steady" all day with an estimated 50 to 75 voters coming out. (more...)
North Carolina governor: Flooded historic town will get help
- October 15, 2016

It was devastated in 1999 after Hurricane Floyd's torrential rains . It's one of the country's first towns created by freed slaves in 1865. Virginia Department of Emergency Management spokesman Gabe Lupo confirmed the death Thursday. Waterkeeper Alliance has documented flooded sewage lagoons on North Carolina animal farms. A Duke Energy spokeswoman said the company was preparing a statement. (more...)
Google Smartwatch tipped to debut in 2017 with Android Wear 2.0
- October 15, 2016

The Google Pixel sports a 5-inch full-HD Amoled display and the Google Pixel XL sports a 5.5-inch Quad HD Amoled display - both with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Apple's Watch Series 2 also came in, making things tougher for Android's wearable version. In addition, they have an 8MP front camera and run Android 7 .1 Nougat. (more...)
Obama: 'Democracy is on the ballot'
- October 15, 2016

The Republican nominee also continued to counter assertions by women, reported in the New York Times and other media, that he groped or kissed them without permission in years past. The state now has eighteen electoral votes, which will be needed to secure the presidency. Lalana Janlekha-Green, who owns a manufacturing company and lives in Shaker Heights, said she plans to drive voters from a less-wealthy neighborhood in Cleveland to the polls. (more...)

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