Science


Samsung is Offering to Help Note Users Buy Another Samsung
- October 23, 2016

Samsung in a statement said it was sending the fireproof return kit to customers who bought the Galaxy Note 7 phone on its website. "From what we've seen with customers if they like Android they like Android and if they like iOS they like iOS", she said. (more...)
Schiaparelli Mars lander might have exploded on impact: ESA
- October 23, 2016

ESA said that the lander may have dropped from a height ranging between 2 and 4 kilometers, which resulted in an impact with considerable speed of more than 300 kph. ESA, however, said that these are just preliminary interpretations pending further analysis. The picture taken by NASA's orbiter shows two features that weren't visible on the surface when the spacecraft photographed the area in May. (more...)
Massive cyber-attack caused by malware that affected smartphones
- October 23, 2016

Malware that can build botnets out of IoT devices was at least partly responsible for a massive distributed denial-of-service attack that disrupted USA internet traffic on Friday, according to network security companies. Dyn said the attack started at 7 a.m., and was resolved later Friday morning. The hack was a Distributed Denial of Service (DDos) attack, which intentionally overwhelms a web service with traffic from many sources. (more...)
Sheriff fires back at National Football League over Josh Brown case Sheriff fires back at National Football League over Josh Brown case
- October 23, 2016

New information was released earlier this week, prompting the Giants to announce Thursday that Brown would not travel with the team for Sunday's game in London against the Los Angeles Rams. "They are very rarely black and white". And while Mara is correct that there is no video depicting what Brown is alleged to have done, there are numerous pages of Brown's direct admissions to myriad crimes against his ex-wife. (more...)
Allen's TD helps No. 1 Alabama overpower No. 6 Aggies, 33-14
- October 23, 2016

Texas A&M was a 19-point underdog, but entered the game with a quarterback who had beaten Alabama in Trevor Knight. The Texas A&M Aggies had a brief lead on Alabama in the second half, and momentarily looked like a team that may be able to upset the top-ranked team in the country at its home. (more...)
Hurricane Nicole strengthens, aims at Bermuda
- October 23, 2016

It had maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour (205 kph) and was moving north-northeast at 15 miles per hour (24 kph). The map (below) of historical storm tracks since 1859 shows storms that passed over or near Bermuda in light blue, with major storms (Category 3 and higher) in deeper blue. (more...)
Hard crash-landing may have wrecked Europe's Mars probe
- October 23, 2016

But contact with the vehicle was lost around 50 seconds before the expected landing time, leaving its fate uncertain until the Nasa images were received. The devastating crash of the Schiaparelli lander is still under probe as ESA scientists are trying to pin point the cause of the crash. They found that a heat shield and parachute meant to slow the craft down from a speed of 21,000 km per hour deployed as expected. (more...)
Govt forms panel for report on solid waste management Govt forms panel for report on solid waste management
- October 23, 2016

Try not to say MLAs have no obligation in keeping the city clean. While the permissible upper limit for dumping garbage at a landfill is approximately 15 to 20 metres, the sites at Okhla, Ghazipur and Bhalswa are past 40 metres. A total of 7,400 cases of chikungunya and 3,000 dengue cases were reported this year. "You have to be ready for all situations", the bench said. But the court said the problem was not one of collection but one of disposal. (more...)
Trump Promises to 'Totally Accept' the Election Results--If He Wins
- October 23, 2016

Clinton took the stage after the Republican nominee returned to his seat, and she began by discussing the importance of the event before diving in to jokes about everything from WikiLeaks to her pantsuit collection. I'd actually like to defend him on this. Clinton, who spoke after Trump said it is "amazing" she is up here after him. "It's fantastic I'm up here after Donald". (more...)
Pentagon identifies American killed in Iraq on Thursday Pentagon identifies American killed in Iraq on Thursday
- October 23, 2016

The Pentagon said Finan died taking part in Operation Inherent Resolve, the umbrella name for USA military operations against ISIS. The Pentagon said Finan died Thursday, after sustaining wounds in an improvised explosive device blast. The Pentagon has said there are "over one hundred" such advisers on the ground near Mosul, helping to direct US artillery and airstrikes. 'There are Americans in harm's way as part of this fight, ' Cook said Monday as the Mosul offensive was announced by ... (more...)
President Obama Seeing Red in America's Future
- October 23, 2016

The next step in its process starts in 2018 with a series of missions near the moon to test the technology we'll need to live on Mars. And there were those other times he told kids visiting the White House that they might go to Mars someday. (more...)
India wins Kabaddi World Cup India wins Kabaddi World Cup
- October 23, 2016

Thakur, who ended the tournament with the most raid points in this year's tournament, was on fire and led India's fightback single-handedly. India were heavy favourites to take the title, but for large stretches of the match Iran more than held their own. (more...)
Samsung fails to kill video of GTAV Galaxy Note 7 bomb
- October 23, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S8 and foldable Galaxy X could sport impressive features but why people think they could be disappointing? When the first recall was issued, there was speculation that Samsung could seek help from LG. The Galaxy S8 is expected to launch in February and may be available in both slate and phablet sizes. The fallout from the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco has led to suggestions that Samsung will significantly scale down its smartphone production plans in 2017. (more...)
Klopp: 'Physical' Man United tactics were good practice for Pulis' West Brom
- October 23, 2016

Then, as West Brom do, attacked a set piece well. The Reds are in second place in the Premier League table and behind leaders Arsenal on goal difference. Reds' players will hope to entertain their supporters on Saturday with goals . Is this Liverpool's strongest XI? Adam Lallana looks likely to start this weekend and Liverpool's front four look far more threatening and mobile with him in the side. (more...)
Donald Trump 'Booed' At Charity Dinner After Mean Hillary Clinton Jokes
- October 23, 2016

When the audience booed at that line, Trump said, "That's OK, I don't know who they're angry at, Hillary, you or I. For example, here she is tonight, in public, pretending not to hate Catholics". But things started to go off the rails when Trump called Clinton corrupt. Every four years, in the final stretch of the presidential campaign, the two candidates take a break from their punishing schedules to attend the Alfred E. (more...)
ESA Loses Contact With ExoMars Schiaparelli Lander
- October 23, 2016

Essential data from the ExoMars Schiaparelli lander sent to its mothership Trace Gas Orbiter during the module's descent to the Red Planet's surface yesterday has been downlinked to Earth and is now being analysed by experts. Parker said his team was undaunted by the fate of Schiaparelli. "Schiaparelli" was scheduled to touch down at 1448 GMT Wednesday after a scorching, supersonic dash through the thin atmosphere of Mars, some 170 million kilometres from Earth. (more...)
Trump says he'll 'totally accept' results of election
- October 23, 2016

Mr Trump's musings about hypothetical Election Day scenarios came as his campaign was reeling from widespread astonishment over his refusal to commit to the time-honoured American tradition of the election's loser acceding gracefully to the victor. (more...)
Department of Homeland Security Investigating Yesterday's Cyber Attack
- October 23, 2016

However, the Internet traffic company has now posted a preliminary findings report on its website saying: Dyn's engineers were able to mitigate each attack and restore service shortly after the incident. They also managed to hide the origin of their attacks by making them look like legitimate requests, preventing Dyn from filtering out the spam traffic. (more...)
AT&T-Time Warner mega-deal is near AT&T-Time Warner mega-deal is near
- October 23, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Saturday he opposes the $85 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner , arguing the major media deal would result in "too much concentration of power" and vowing if elected to break up the deal. (more...)
PS4 Pro Has Extra 1GB of RAM
- October 23, 2016

Speaking with Digital Foundry , Cerny revealed that they increased the size of the GPU to include standard PS4 processing along with extra compute power for PS4 Pro specific features, such as enhanced shaders and 4K rendering, saying... " The PS4 Pro is not the start of a new generation, and that is a very good thing ". "The new Dualshock 4 controller, bundled with both the PS4 Slim and the Pro, is just a slightly different model with an extended light bar". (more...)

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