Science


Still no signal from Mars lander — European Space Agency
- October 21, 2016

The radio beacon sent a message and was received by GMRT 70 minutes before it was to enter the Martian CO2 rich atmosphere. The final step was for the lander to fire its hydrazine thrusters till it came to hover about six feet from the ground. (more...)
The Rolling Stones cancel Las Vegas gig, Mick Jagger has 'bad laryngitis' The Rolling Stones cancel Las Vegas gig, Mick Jagger has 'bad laryngitis'
- October 21, 2016

No word on the status of the concert scheduled for Saturday, October 22. - The Rolling Stones have canceled the first of two performances at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena, announcing the Wednesday, October 20 performance has been wiped out because Mick Jagger is suffering from laryngitis, Las Vegas Review-Journal said. (more...)
Trademark Filing For 'Magic Toolbar' Hints At MacBook Pro Feature
- October 21, 2016

Everything lines up far to neatly for Presto Apps America to not be a dummy corporation for Apple, and that means odds are we'll see a new Retina MacBook Pro on October 27th with a Magic Toolbar. But he also believes there's a "smoking gun": the lawyers listed on the Magic Toolbar application are the same ones which applied for the AirPod trademark. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 live images show off the phone's curves Xiaomi Mi Note 2 live images show off the phone's curves
- October 21, 2016

As per the speculations, it is expected that the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 will be powered by a Snapdragon 821 SoC, and fueled by a 3600mAh battery . Aside from the curved display , the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is also expected to use a Quad HD AMOLED panel, and come with a screen size that sits at 5.7-inches which would seem about right for a device with the word "Note" in its name. (more...)
Soyuz rocket carrying crew of 3 blasts off from Baikonur
- October 21, 2016

The MS-02 crew plans to remain aboard the station for four-and-a-half months, returning to Earth at the end of February. The launch was originally set for September 23, but it was postponed because of a technical issue with the Soyuz spacecraft that was eventually fixed. (more...)
Razer packs GTX 1080 into ultra-slim laptop
- October 21, 2016

That means that the Blade Pro can support the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and its own OSVR headset at launch. The "Razer" Blade Pro 17 has a variation of Hard Disk Drives with 512 GB, 1TB and 2TB which are all a Solid State Drives. "And all of this is fit neatly into a chassis that is only 0.7" thick. The Razer Blade Pro's IGZO display measures 17.3 inches and rocks 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160 pixels), complete with Nvidia G-Sync and multitouch. (more...)
Huawei announces Kirin 960 processor, new Honor phone and smartwatch Huawei announces Kirin 960 processor, new Honor phone and smartwatch
- October 21, 2016

The latest Huawei Honor 6X has been revealed during an event which took place in China. It's also got beefed-up security for acceptance by financial institutions in China - and Huawei told TechRadar that it's aiming to get the same confirmation for European and U.S. (more...)
European lander released to begin final descent to Mars European lander released to begin final descent to Mars
- October 21, 2016

Looked at another way, the impact will conclude of years of exhaustive planning around a single question: Where will we land? That's why location is everything. The United States now has two operational rovers on Mars, Curiosity and Opportunity. After a frustrating hour of resetting commands and waiting for a response, TGO finally reconnected with mission control prompting relief breaths from the people handling the operation. (more...)
Pokemon Sun/Moon Dev Weighs in on Fan Games Pokemon Sun/Moon Dev Weighs in on Fan Games
- October 21, 2016

While the New Nintendo 3DS is a very appreciable step up over the original 3DS, especially as far as the system's specs go, it's a sad reality that not many games have utilized that extra power meaningfully. The main reason HMs existed were because the 8 HMs you got over the course of a game were tied to progression in the overworld. Knowing that the mobile game can connect to the 3DS games, we have to wonder what benefit the mobile players will get. (more...)
Google releases the first Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview
- October 21, 2016

Obviously, this doesn't mean that Google is bent on preventing the Pixel and Pixel XL from getting new Android updates once we reach the month of October 2018. The Android 7.1 Nougat will feature the new Google Assistant that can understand even humorous jabs and followups. However, this will still not be the stable version , instead, those who are part of the Android Beta Program are the only ones that will get the upgrade. (more...)
New auto brand Lynk & Co debuts with 01 SUV New auto brand Lynk & Co debuts with 01 SUV
- October 21, 2016

The Lynk model will likewise be offered with a manual transmission option or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic feature. It is also the need of time to be connected with others all the time and Lynk & Co is focusing on this perspective. The cars will be delivered to the customer or can be collected for the servicing at a touch of a button, or even for the resale. But engineering and design is being led from Sweden, and Lynk wants us to regard it as a "northern European" brand that just ... (more...)
Planet Nine responsible for curious tilt of the sun, says study!
- October 21, 2016

Despite this plausible planetary backstory, some astronomers remain convinced that there is a simpler explanation. Normally, because other planets in the solar system reside along a flat plane, their angular momentum helps to keep the whole disk spinning smoothly. (more...)
Tesla says self-driving hardware to be built into all its cars Tesla says self-driving hardware to be built into all its cars
- October 21, 2016

The computer is "basically a super computer in a vehicle". Would you want a self-driving vehicle for the daily commute to work or would you miss being in control of the wheel? The name has been the subject of controversy this year after a Florida fatality involving the system, and the German transport minister on Sunday requested Tesla rename its driver-assist technology to avoid giving consumers the impression that the system allows the driver to not pay attention in its current form. (more...)
San Francisco-Area Earthquake Faults Found To Be Connected San Francisco-Area Earthquake Faults Found To Be Connected
- October 21, 2016

The two faults in question are: the Hayward fault that stretches from the San Francisco Bay's southern tip to the northern inland bulge which forms the San Pablo Bay; and the Rodgers Creek fault that runs from the northern edge of San Pablo Bay deep into wine country. (more...)
Iraqi general urges IS fighters to surrender
- October 21, 2016

Iraqi and Kurdish forces closing in on Mosul said on Tuesday (October 18) they had secured some 20 villages on the outskirts of the city in the first day of an operation to retake what is Islamic State's last major stronghold in Iraq . Tens of thousands of Iraqi forces were making gains on the militants in Mosul in an offensive US President Barack Obama warned would be a "difficult fight". (more...)
Mars' lander fate is unclear, but signs are not good
- October 21, 2016

A European lander that descended to Mars has failed to send signs of life to its mothership, leaving scientists puzzling over whether it touched down on the Red Planet gently as planned, or crashed and broke apart, the European Space Agency (ESA) said yesterday. (more...)
Monkeys Making Stone Flakes Cast Doubt on Early Human Theories
- October 21, 2016

The monkeys often tend to use the stones for percussion purposes. To further attest to this claim , in July 2011, archeologists Sonia Harmand and Jason Lewis of Stony Brook University has unearthed stone tools that are significantly older than our genus. (more...)
Would you buy a Kodak smartphone aimed at photo fans? Would you buy a Kodak smartphone aimed at photo fans?
- October 21, 2016

The Kodak Ektra will be availble from December with an RRP of £449 sim-free. I also have some concerns with the camera itself, as the whole process of actually taking a picture seemed quite slow in my hands-on demo. "The original KODAK EKTRA Camera was launched in 1941 and in its latest reincarnation, opens up a world of creative opportunities to all who care about photography". (more...)
Donald Trump: I Might Not Accept Election Results Donald Trump: I Might Not Accept Election Results
- October 20, 2016

According to Mr. Trump, Ms. Clinton should not have been allowed to contest or vote. "I will keep you in suspense, ' Trump told Fox News" Chris Wallace during tonight's presidential debate as he was pressed to say he would concede to Hillary Clinton if she's the victor. (more...)
"We want to beat him bad": Broncos not holding back on Osweiler
- October 20, 2016

All was peaceful leading into this week's matchup with the Houston Texans, with the obvious storyline of Brock Osweiler's return to Denver having gone mostly untouched by the media. "They have a great running game, also". "I felt good out there", Fuller said after practice. "When you're in space and you get past that first level, making that next defender miss". (more...)

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