Science


China successfully launches two-man crew to space station module China successfully launches two-man crew to space station module
- October 17, 2016

A ceremony to see the two astronauts off was held at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center ahead of the launch on Monday morning. It is the third space mission for astronaut Jing and the first for Chen, this mission is said to have the longest stay for in space by Chinese astronauts. (more...)
Samsung Self-Tested Galaxy Note 7 Battery Packs Samsung Self-Tested Galaxy Note 7 Battery Packs
- October 17, 2016

According to the Wall Street Journal , Samsung self-tested the batteries in the Galaxy Note 7. Any Galaxy Note7 owner should visit their carrier and retail store to participate in the U.S. "We are aware that there are difficulties with text message alerts alone, and with many inquiries coming to the company, we are working on additional measures, including setting up an exclusive call center", said a Samsung Electronics source. (more...)
Orbital ATK postpones Antares launch by 24 hours Orbital ATK postpones Antares launch by 24 hours
- October 17, 2016

A bad cable delayed a rocket launch from Virginia on Sunday by a NASA shipper eager to make a strong comeback. NASA began investing in private companies for space station missions after President George W. SpaceX is now grounded, meanwhile, because of a launch pad explosion last month. After being launched into low-Earth orbit, the Cygnus spacecraft will use its advanced maneuvering capability to transport the cargo from a low parking orbit to the space station, where it will be grappled ... (more...)
China's Shenzhou-11 blasts off on month-long space mission China's Shenzhou-11 blasts off on month-long space mission
- October 17, 2016

It will dock with orbiting space lab Tiangong-2 within two days and the astronauts will stay in the lab for 30 days, she was quoted as saying by state-run Xinhua news agency . The commander-in-chief of the manned space program, Gen. Zhang Youxia, replied: "Proceed!" followed by blaring marching music as the astronauts boarded a bus to take them to the launch pad. (more...)
China launches crewed mission to dock with space station
- October 17, 2016

The spacecraft takes two male astronauts Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong to the orbiting space lab Tiangong-2 within two days. In a statement carried by state media, President Xi Jinping congratulated the astronauts and said he hoped they "vigorously advance the spirit of space travel". (more...)
Australian carriers ban Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Australian carriers ban Samsung Galaxy Note 7
- October 17, 2016

Japan's move came after United States transport authorities on Friday issued an emergency order banning the phones and saying anyone attempting to travel with the recalled handsets may face fines and have the devices confiscated. They were joined by Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express - two of the city's budget carriers. The Federal Aviation Administration said its move toward a complete ban followed Thursday's official recall of the phone's fire-prone batteries by the U.S. (more...)
Trump challenges Clinton to drug test ahead of next presidential debate Trump challenges Clinton to drug test ahead of next presidential debate
- October 17, 2016

After announcing that he would be willing to take the drug test before Wednesday's final debate at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Trump added: "A lot of things are going on, folks". "You'd be in jail", the Republican nominee said . I don't know what's going on with him, but I'll just point you to this tweet from the ghost writer of "Trump: The Art of the Deal". (more...)
United Nations climate agreement crosses final hurdle
- October 17, 2016

After the European Union (EU) formally joined the Paris Agreement this week, the global climate deal is set to enter into force much earlier than nearly anyone had anticipated. "For years the Pacific Islands Forum has been calling on the world to take ambitious action towards addressing the adverse effects of climate change and the provision of scaled up finance". (more...)
Some 1500 Turkey-trained Iraqi forces taking part in Mosul operation
- October 17, 2016

The Norwegian Refugee Council said safe exits from Mosul must be provided or civilians "will be faced with the bleakest of choices: stay behind and risk their lives under attack, or risk their lives trying to flee". Hashed forces may ultimately be diverted to retake the town of Tal Afar west of Mosul, giving them a role in the operation while keeping them out of the city. (more...)
At San Antonio Fundraiser, Trump Attacks Paul Ryan for "Disloyalty"
- October 17, 2016

Trump also told O'Reilly that he should not have endorsed Sen. At least 40 Republican senators and congressmen have now revoked their support for Trump , with with almost 30 of them urging him to quit altogether. But others see no way for Republicans in other races to win without the backing of Trump's loyal supporters. To cap it off, Trump used strong language to declare himself free from whatever filters remained: "It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can ... (more...)
Pakistan 'mother-ship of terrorism': Modi
- October 17, 2016

Presidents Xi Jinping of China, Vladimir Putin of Russia , Michel Temer of Brazil and Jacob Zuma of South Africa, and their host, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, also vowed in the declaration to tackle the global economic slowdown and reform the world's financial architecture. (more...)
China set to launch its manned space mission tomorrow China set to launch its manned space mission tomorrow
- October 17, 2016

Beijing time Monday (4:30 p.m. PT Sunday). With two astronauts on board, the spacecraft, called Shenzhou-11, is to dock with an orbiting space laboratory launched last month. By around 2022, China hopes to set up the country's first modular space station. "(For this mission) we have improved our ability to deal with emergencies, first aid and space experiments", Jing told reporters. (more...)
Battlefield 1 lets you play as a pigeon Battlefield 1 lets you play as a pigeon
- October 17, 2016

Once it arrives, the soldiers are provided with Edwards' location and backup is able to arrive. For all those who have subscribed to either EA or Origin Access , it's possible to play the mission, as well as the "Storm of Steel" mission, right now. (more...)
Hurricane Matthew leaves almost 1.1 mln in U.S. Southeast powerless
- October 17, 2016

As Haitians mourned their losses, they tried to recover what they could of their belongings. Telemaque Dieuseal, 54-year-old farmer, fled his small house to stay with a cousin but returned to find that his TV, motorcycle and radio were nowhere to be found among the wreckage. (more...)
China to launch its manned mission tomorrow China to launch its manned mission tomorrow
- October 17, 2016

They will dock with the experimental Tiangong 2 space lab and spend 30 days there, the longest stay in space by Chinese astronauts. China's Shenzhou 11 spaceship onboard a Long March-2F carrier rocket takes off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu province on Monday Oct. (more...)
Vertonghen set to sign Spurs deal despite Pochettino 'tension'
- October 17, 2016

It was a tough game, they are a hard team to beat. Alli scored 11 goals for club and country in his breakthrough season last campaign and he has already struck four times for Tottenham and England this term. Chris Brunt made a difference when he came on for his first appearance in a Baggies shirt for almost eight months, playing clever forward balls towards Salomon Rondon and James McClean. (more...)
Wallops Island rocket launch delayed to Monday Wallops Island rocket launch delayed to Monday
- October 17, 2016

Despite picture flawless Fall weather, technical gremlins intervened to halt Sunday nights planned commercial cargo mission for NASA carrying 2.5 tons of science and supplies bound for the International Space Station (ISS). Three astronauts will join the three already at the orbiting outpost. A map shared on NASA's Wallops Island Twitter account shows the launch on Monday will be visible from Boston to Pittsburgh to SC. (more...)
The Coens are writing a movie about the online black market The Coens are writing a movie about the online black market
- October 17, 2016

Their most recent credit was on Steven Spielberg's Bridge Of Spies, and now they've accepted a job writing a thriller called Dark Web . Lifted from a true story, Dark Web follows Ross William Ulbricht , a 29-year-old who built and sustained a seedy online marketplace known as The Silk Road. (more...)
Million Americans to Lose Obamacare Coverage as Insurers Drop Out Million Americans to Lose Obamacare Coverage as Insurers Drop Out
- October 17, 2016

Another cost-cutting strategy of insurers is to restrict a plans' network, limiting access to doctors and hospitals. 31 open enrollment period for individual insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, which requires people to have health insurance or face tax penalties. (more...)
Belgian parliament rejects CETA, threatening to kill entire deal
- October 17, 2016

While paving the way for the closure of the deal at the Canada-EU summit end of the month, the German judges also tasked the government with making a binding declaration on its ability to withdraw from CETA unilaterally in case the court ruled CETA unconstitutional in the following principle proceedings. (more...)

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