Science


Bernie Sanders says Obama should 'kill' AT&T-Time Warner merger
- October 25, 2016

However, despite tough opposition, AT&T's chief Randall Stephenson still remains bullish on the deal by saying that merger of a distributor and a content provider does not increase concentration in the industry. Already, politicians are coming out against the deal with both presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton expressing skepticism about the potential deal along with Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine, and Senators Bernie Sanders and Al Franken . (more...)
Kerry Washington: Excuse My Twitter Kerry Washington: Excuse My Twitter "Rant", But
- October 25, 2016

According to the interview, Washington married her husband Nnamdi Asomugha , a former National Football League player, in a secret wedding ceremony in 2013, and in early October, Washington gave birth to their second child Caleb Kelechi Asomugha, but the news wasn't reported by the press until Oct. (more...)
Blurring Effect Comes to iPhone 7 Plus With Software Update Blurring Effect Comes to iPhone 7 Plus With Software Update
- October 25, 2016

The star feature, Portrait Mode for the iPhone 7 Plus, had to be thoroughly tested to ensure that it was ready for primetime. If you have an iPhone 7 Plus and can't wait, navigate to "Settings, ' then "General" and then 'Software Update" to get the update as quickly as possible. (more...)
Samsung to Release Galaxy S8 Early? Samsung to Release Galaxy S8 Early?
- October 25, 2016

Harvest Law, a domestic law firm, said on Monday one of its lawyers, Peter Young-yeel Ko, and 526 others have filed a lawsuit in a South Korean court against Samsung seeking compensation of 500,000 won ($442.61) per person. Finally, he still needs to go get a refund and hand in the replacement phone: he plans to get an LG-brand smartphone next time, he says. By offering an easy way to upgrade to next year's flagships, Samsung is looking to make its way back to the good books of Samsung ... (more...)
European Space Agency's Lander Crash Lands and Explodes on Martian Surface
- October 24, 2016

With the location of the crash landing now pinpointed, the NASA orbiter can aim its High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera (the most powerful camera ever sent beyond low-Earth orbit) to capture detailed images of the location. ESA said that, according to what its scientists have been able to piece together so far, Schiaparelli suffered problems during the last 50 seconds of its descent through the harsh Martian atmosphere. (more...)
Hundreds defend yoga trousers in protest parade Hundreds defend yoga trousers in protest parade
- October 24, 2016

Sorrentino has not apologized as of yet, but he stated if women wearing yoga trousers learned "what guys were saying behind your back when you had them on, maybe you wouldn't". He told women who wear yoga trousers that he's struggling with his own physicality as he ages and said, "I don't want to struggle with yours". MI police said a half-naked woman wandered into a Trenton home, played with the family's dog and started cooking. (more...)
Reputation risk outweighs cost impact of Samsung recall Reputation risk outweighs cost impact of Samsung recall
- October 24, 2016

Late last night, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Samsung officially issued a global recall of the Galaxy Note 7 that includes its replacement units. " Samsung want to get the discussion over with". Samsung said on Tuesday it would kill this generation of the high-end phone. "That's why we think there is a new defect", said Oh Yu-cheon, a senior official at the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards. (more...)
European Space Agency's Mars probe destroyed violently
- October 24, 2016

Scientists estimate the spacecraft dropped from a height of two to four kilometres (1.2 - 2.4 miles) and hit the ground at more than 300 km/h (186 mph). Signs of the lander were spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter . The second feature is a "fuzzy dark patch" about 15m by 40m in size, a kilometre north of the parachute. (more...)
Dorothy's fading red slippers saved by $300000 in crowdfunding Dorothy's fading red slippers saved by $300000 in crowdfunding
- October 24, 2016

The National Museum of American History has housed the slippers for the past 40 years. This isn't the first time the Smithsonian has turned to the internet for help. The slippers contain a dozen different materials. Light and moisture throughout the years has stripped the iconic red sequins of their coating. The pair is also mismatched: One shoe is wider than the other, and there are other subtle differences in their shape. (more...)
Elon Musk: Every Tesla Car Will Be Fully Autonomous by 2017
- October 24, 2016

All new Tesla models will come equipped with full self-driving hardware as the company is making its push to become the first company - among many - to put autonomous vehicles on the road. Tesla insists that its new hardware will make the auto " substantially safer than a human driver " and " lower the financial cost of transportation " for drivers. (more...)
ESA: ExoMars lander Schiaparelli 'possibly exploded on impact'
- October 24, 2016

NASA's sharp-eyed Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has found the site where Europe's Schiaparelli lander crashed into the red planet on Wednesday. A GIF picture of the NASA images posted on the ESA's ExoMars Orbiter Twitter page shows two new features near the surface of the planet. (more...)
Samsung sees further $3 bn profit hit from Note 7 crisis Samsung sees further $3 bn profit hit from Note 7 crisis
- October 24, 2016

The company issued a massive recall of 2.5 million Note 7 smartphones in August due to what was believed to be an issue with overheating batteries. Most notably, a replacement Note 7 started smoking on a Southwest Airlines flight last week, forcing an evacuation before the plane could take off. (more...)
Iraqi Kurds claim town in advance on Mosul
- October 24, 2016

He pointed out that Turkish air forces if necessary may assist in liberation of Mosul adding that the necessary agreement has already been reached. Carter met with Masoud Barzani, president of Iraqi Kurdistan, during his stop, the Associated Press reported, and praised the peshmerga forces, who recently made gains northeast of Mosul in their push toward the city. (more...)
Obama hails 'ambitious' global deal to curb powerful greenhouse gases
- October 24, 2016

Under the pact, developed nations, including much of Europe and the USA, must slash their use of HFCs by 10 per cent by 2019 from 2011-2013 levels, and then by 85 per cent by 2036. Most manufacturers, however, replaced CFC with HFCs thereby causing a different problem. They are also the fastest growing greenhouse gas, with emissions increasing by up to 10% each year, the United Nations Environment Programme ( Unep ) said. (more...)
AT&T Hopes to Purchase Time Warner in Latest Media Megamerger
- October 24, 2016

AT&T provides American customers with services such as mobile phone data, cable television and broadband internet but not the content itself - such as TV programmes or sports matches. AT&T can either disadvantage Time Warner by restricting who can watch its stuff or limit benefits for its own customers so much that they barely rate attention, he suggested. (more...)
Indians' Kipnis dealing with sprained ankle as Series nears
- October 24, 2016

Right after the Cubs reached the World Series for the first t. Indians manager Terry Francona said Kluber will get the ball on October 25 at Progressive Field against the Cubs in the Indians' first World Series game in 19 years. The company estimates that the average asking price for tickets to the last four Super Bowls was $4,500. "We may never see it again". The Cubs won 5-0 to win the series and advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians. (more...)
SpaceX's Elon Musk elaborates on plan to colonize Mars SpaceX's Elon Musk elaborates on plan to colonize Mars
- October 24, 2016

Most interesting is that Musk idly revealed that the ship design, at least in theory, could be used to travel to Mars at any time, not just the period every 26 months Mars and Earth are closest, thanks to its amount of thrust. He added that the next goal for the ITS is sealing the tanks from oxidising. He also shares some details about that huge carbon fiber tank SpaceX has built to store oxygen. (more...)
Philippine Police Van Rams Anti-US Protesters at Manila Embassy
- October 24, 2016

Some screamed in surprise, others hurled stones at the van and yelled invectives. Police said the protesters didn't have the proper permit to gather outside the USA embassy , according to CNN Philippines. Around 1,000 protesters gathered outside the embassy in Manila Wednesday to protest America's military presence in the Philippines, the Inquirer, a local news outlet, reports . (more...)
Does the ICC target African states?
- October 24, 2016

South African minister Masutha said the decision was motivated by a Supreme Court ruling related to the visit of Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the court. The court later ruled that the government's failure to arrest Bashir was inconsistent with its constitutional obligations. SOUTH AFRICA confirmed yesterday it was pulling out of the International Criminal Court (ICC) - days after Burundi did the same. (more...)
150 countries sign new Climate Change deal, Report
- October 24, 2016

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the deal was "a monumental step forward" in the fight against climate change. "It sends a powerful signal that our governments are serious about tackling climate change, coming as it does on the heels of the ratification of the Paris Agreement , a new deal to cap aviation emissions and just weeks before United Nations climate talks resume", Regine Guenther, interim leader of WWF's Global Climate and Energy Practice, said. (more...)

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