Science


'It's Jaws! It's Jaws!' Great White Feasts on Seal Off Alcatraz 'It's Jaws! It's Jaws!' Great White Feasts on Seal Off Alcatraz
- October 13, 2015

A video of incident, which happened at about noon on Saturday, shows what is believed to be a great white shark attacking either a seal or a sea lion. McGuire, who is also the Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences, said the sighting is a that the Bay Area marine ecosystem is getting healthier. (more...)
"Safe Harbour" ruling: Civil Liberties MEPs to debate data transfer protection
- October 13, 2015

The underlying case was referred to the ECJ by Ireland's High Court after the ODPC said it didn't need to examine an individual's complaint about data transfers made by Facebook Ireland Inc., because they were done in accordance with the Safe Harbor Program (118 PRA, 6/19/14). (more...)
AWS adds trio of competencies AWS adds trio of competencies
- October 12, 2015

But actually starting up an IoT implementation can be hard, especially when it comes to developing all of the web services necessary to get the thing off the ground. In a Wednesday (Oct. 7) press release , Amazon said that the service enables "employees, regardless of their technical skill, to build visualizations, perform ad-hoc analysis" and glean fast insights into current business practices. (more...)
Whales frolic under the northern lights Whales frolic under the northern lights
- October 12, 2015

The magnificent moment, which was captured by Norwegian photographer Harald Albrigsten, occurred off the coast of Kvaløya (Whale Island) near the city of Tromsø. Albrigsten told as he was carrying out testing of the equipment he suddenly encountered a bunch of humpback whales that were playing under the Northern Lights. (more...)
US defense secretary confirms Russian cruise missiles intended for Syria US defense secretary confirms Russian cruise missiles intended for Syria
- October 12, 2015

The non-Islamist insurgent group says it has received training under a U.S.-led programme. Islamist rebels, including the powerful Ahrar al-Sham group were able overnight to recapture a village from IS, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said . (more...)
India Rejects UN Climate Agreement Because India Rejects UN Climate Agreement Because "it can not meet its target"
- October 11, 2015

According to the U .S. Energy Information Administration, India , along with China , will be responsible for almost half of the growth in global energy demand. Consequently, India has been a frequent voice in asking for "adequate, predictable, and long-term finance" to be directed from developed nations to developing ones. (more...)
Widow of musician Frank Zappa dies at 70 Widow of musician Frank Zappa dies at 70
- October 11, 2015

Born Adelaide Gail Sloatman in 1945, he matured in California and supposedly joined kindly with the use of Jim Morrison of The Doors. There's no word on the cause of her death. In July, the family announced that Ahmet Zappa would take over daily operations of the trust. In the 1980s, the two women had clashed over Tipper Gore's organization Parents Music Resource Center, which advocated putting warning labels on records that contained violent and sexually explicit lyrics. (more...)
Earth's Inner Core Cool down More than 1.3 Billion Years Ago Earth's Inner Core Cool down More than 1.3 Billion Years Ago
- October 11, 2015

Researchers add that according to the theoretical model best fitting the data available indicated that heat at the core was coming down more slowly compare to any time in the past 4.5 billion years. While it aligns the needles of a compass on the north-south direction, it affords protection to the earth from solar storms that are relentlessly thrown by the Sunday. (more...)
Samsung gets cleared by the ITC Samsung gets cleared by the ITC
- October 11, 2015

According to Reuters who cited NVIDIA spokesman Robert Sherbin, he said that the case, ruling will be reviewed by the NVIDIA commission and on Friday will make a decision, but it appears they will continue their efforts in combating the infringement situation. (more...)
SpaceIL buys SpaceIL buys "ticket to the moon" for Google XPrize
- October 11, 2015

In the first, commercial effort to deliver a payload to the moon, Hawthorne-based rocket developer SpaceX is set to launch a robotic mission from an Israeli company to the moon. SpaceIL says it was able to sign the launch agreement following an additional round of fundraising led by its two major contributors, Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. (more...)
What choosing Apple iPhone 6S or Google Nexus 5X says about you What choosing Apple iPhone 6S or Google Nexus 5X says about you
- October 10, 2015

A true successor has been a long time coming, because in 2014 Google decided to only make a 6in phablet with the Nexus 6, so fans of the 5in Nexus form factor have been waiting since around this time in 2013!! The newer build could finally bring Android M for users. (more...)
Barnes & Noble debut Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK Barnes & Noble debut Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK
- October 09, 2015

The new Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK features a substantial 9.6-inch display - though it uses more power than an e-ink display, it also has the added benefit of color and a crisp resolution, the combination of which better suits comic books and magazines. (more...)
NASA scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars NASA scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars
- October 08, 2015

The source of the water has yet to be discovered. The key fact: it "suggests that it would be possible for there to be life today on Mars", John Grunsfeld, Nasa's science mission chief, said. "Everything else on Mars is available for life". "Here we report spectral evidence for hydrated salts on RSL slopes from four different RSL locations from the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars on board Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter ". (more...)
2-year-old girl interrupts homecoming ceremony to welcome back military dad 2-year-old girl interrupts homecoming ceremony to welcome back military dad
- October 08, 2015

Mr Oglesby said seeing the looks on the faces of his family made everything that came before better. After the ceremony was complete, Karas and her sister, Layla, were able to give their father a very warm welcome home.   In the video captured by a local news channel , she gets up in the middle of the welcome service and runs over to Lt Daniel Ogelsby in front of everyone in the hall. (more...)
Breathtaking Drone Footage Shows 2 Whales Keeping Paddle Boarder Company Breathtaking Drone Footage Shows 2 Whales Keeping Paddle Boarder Company
- October 08, 2015

The video has been viewed more than two million times. "They were really curious and came over to meet [Dave]..." "I don't think it was dangerous, the whales moved to where he was and the whole time they were very slow moving and peaceful", he explained. (more...)
Wii U Christmas bundle has Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 Wii U Christmas bundle has Splatoon and Mario Kart 8
- October 08, 2015

The bundle consists of a black Premium Wii U console, with the smash-hit Mario Kart 8 pre-installed on the system, and a download code for the colourful online shooter Splatoon. But, I'd say that including the two Wii U exclusives presents more of a steal. Considering the brilliance of the Mario kart 8 DLC and the rest of the Wii U's first party line-up, it's well worth considering getting a Wii U. (more...)
Adobe Fix App Brings Photoshop Features to iOS Adobe Fix App Brings Photoshop Features to iOS
- October 08, 2015

Photoshop Fix isn't likely to have any Photoshop power users switching over to editing on their iPhones, but there is the ability to send your images to the desktop version. Start your creative work on any device and seamlessly pick it up on another. There are upgrades to Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC as well. In other mobile app news, four different apps: Adobe Color , Brush, Hue and Shape have all been combined into one application called Adobe Capture. (more...)
Google starts rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Nexus devices Google starts rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Nexus devices
- October 07, 2015

It also comes with new features that are supported by devices with fingerprint sensors, like making the user's fingerprint the password to unlock the phone and authorizing Google Play Store purchases. Stay tuned for more updates as more Android devices and release dates are announced for the Android M update, and as those OTA updates begin rolling out. (more...)
Stolen details of 15m T-Mobile customers for sale on dark web Stolen details of 15m T-Mobile customers for sale on dark web
- October 07, 2015

Affected consumers may enroll in free credit monitoring services at www.protectmyid.com/securityincident Experian North America chief executive Craig Boundy said : "We take privacy very seriously and we understand that this news is both stressful and frustrating". (more...)
Salty Water Is Flowing on Mars, Says NASA Salty Water Is Flowing on Mars, Says NASA
- October 07, 2015

Mars appears to have flowing streams of salty water , at least in the summer, scientists reported in a finding that could have major implications for the possibility of life on the red planet . Measuring less than five metres wide these streaks appear during warm seasons and then fade when its get colder. "Our findings strongly support the hypothesis that recurring slope lineae form as a result of contemporary water activity on Mars,"scientists concluded in Nature Geoscience journal". (more...)

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