Science


Scott Kelly grew two inches taller after spending a year in space
- March 05, 2016

Kelly's identical twin brother, former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly , took part in parallel twin research on Earth to help researchers compare the effects of space on the body and mind right down to the cellular level. "Every time I would say to my brother, 'A year is going by quickly, ' he would say, 'No, it's not, ' " Mark Kelly said Friday. It is the longest continuous stay in space for an American astronaut. (more...)
SpaceX launches satellite, tries to land rocket on barge
- March 05, 2016

Musk, the California-based company's chief executive, tweeted shortly after that the launch had been pushed to Friday. In fact, the company said in a press release for this launch that " a successful landing is not expected ". Image courtesy of SpaceX . That's not the most exciting part about this mission, however. The 229-foot-tall Falcon 9 rocket, however, is a very odd bird. (more...)
Hyundai Ioniq trio makes an appearance in Geneva Hyundai Ioniq trio makes an appearance in Geneva
- March 04, 2016

The Ioniq electric ditches the whole internal-combustion powertrain in favor of a single, 118-hp motor that drives the front wheels through a single-speed direct-drive gear. Hyundai Motor plans to find ways with Project IONIQ to converge different technologies and suggest new mobility concepts and services that help meet the changing needs and expectations of society. (more...)
GOP debate: Insults fly but all pledge support for whoever wins GOP debate: Insults fly but all pledge support for whoever wins
- March 04, 2016

Hours earlier 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney criticised Mr Trump as an un-electable fraud whose nomination would ensure victory for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the 8 November election to succeed Democratic President Barack Obama. (more...)
Instagram Blocks Profile Links to Snapchat, Telegram Instagram Blocks Profile Links to Snapchat, Telegram
- March 04, 2016

Other types of links are still allowed. The links in question are so-called "add me" links, which link directly to a "follow" mechanism on another social app. This means the change won't affect celebrities who link to their main website, and instead hurts everyday users trying to gain a wider social media presence in search of Internet fame. (more...)
International Space Station's 'one year crew' returns to Earth International Space Station's 'one year crew' returns to Earth
- March 04, 2016

After boarding their Russian Soyuz capsule, Kelly and Kornienko along with the third member of their crew Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov safely landed in Kazakhstan at 11:26 p.m. Both Kelly, 52, and Kornienko, 55, yearned for nature throughout their 340-day mission at the International Space Station, a dry run by NASA for eventual trips to Mars. (more...)
340 days after take-off, Space Station crew returns to Earth 340 days after take-off, Space Station crew returns to Earth
- March 04, 2016

Kelly's 340-day space journey began on March 27, 2015. A normal tenure on the International Space Station lasts about six months, so Kelly's almost year-long journey is a record-breaking event. Kornienko has accumulated 516 days across two flights, and Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov, who returned to Earth with Kelly Wednesday, has 548 days on three flights. (more...)
Forza Motorsport 6: Apex announced & coming to PC this Spring Forza Motorsport 6: Apex announced & coming to PC this Spring
- March 04, 2016

Much like yesterday's news about the Microsoft HoloLens, this isn't a leak as much as it is an American outlet getting the embargo time wrong. The PC landscape is very different than that of the one-size-fits-all console market as racing fans are likely to have invested in specialist hardware such as multi-monitor setups and force feedback steering wheels and pedals. (more...)
Next Forza Game Will Be Announced at E3 2016
- March 04, 2016

Instead, they want to test the waters for the game existing on PCs while developing the technology underneath that makes it possible to run Forza on Windows. Microsoft has continued its odd way of revealing Forza Motorsport games by revealing the auto that will feature on the cover of the next title in the series, without formally announcing the actual game. (more...)
Subaru XV Concept debuts - previews next-gen model Subaru XV Concept debuts - previews next-gen model
- March 04, 2016

Debuting today at the Geneva Motor Show, the Subaru XV concept follows two other recent concepts that serve as previews for the next-gen Impreza hatchback and sedan . The sides of the XV Concept gain smaller mirrors and new character lines near the shoulder of the auto. It features additional body cladding, vertically mounted reflectors, a silver bumper insert with orange accents, and LED taillights that match up nicely with the new headlights. (more...)
Kirby: Planet Robobot Announced for 3DS Kirby: Planet Robobot Announced for 3DS
- March 04, 2016

Who can stop them? Kirby fans will recognize many returning gameplay elements, including items such as the umbrella, Kirby's transformations, sucking up enemies, and swapping between the foreground and background to traverse obstacles. (more...)
Scott Kelly safely returns to Earth after 340 days aboard the ISS
- March 04, 2016

In interviews with NASA and the Russian press, Kelly described the feeling of breathing fresh air for the first time in almost a year. Astronaut Scott Kelly has concluded the longest US space mission in history. "So, we'll learn a lot about how space changes you", said Dr. Steve Lee, Planetary Sciences Curator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Scicence. But their missions are far from over as Kelly and Kornienko were both whisked to medical tents just after they touched down in ... (more...)
More Star Fox Zero Information Released, Star Fox Guard Announced More Star Fox Zero Information Released, Star Fox Guard Announced
- March 04, 2016

Guard features Slippy's uncle Grippy and gameplay involves strategically controlling Slippy's security system as enemies attempt to surpass it. Players will be able to upload the layouts they create in the game and play other people's creations as well. (more...)
Arecibo Radio Telescope Detects Repeating Fast Radio Burst For First Time Ever Arecibo Radio Telescope Detects Repeating Fast Radio Burst For First Time Ever
- March 03, 2016

The scientist speculated that repeated pulses could originate from an unusual object, such as a huge and rotating neutron star. Based on the age of the galaxy and the strength of the signal, they worked out that massive collisions could be the source of these alien signals. (more...)
Intel Eyes Augmented Reality Headset Intel Eyes Augmented Reality Headset
- March 03, 2016

The new headset will apparently utilise the company's RealSense 3D camera technology - an infra-red camera system that can see the world around the user in fine detail, as well as picking up on their gestures. " We have to build the entire experience ourselves before we can convince the ecosystem ", Bhowmik reasoned. In the recent years, Intel has spent around 300-500 million dollars on augmented-reality companies. (more...)
Pininfarina returns with hydrogen H2 Speed at Geneva Show Pininfarina returns with hydrogen H2 Speed at Geneva Show
- March 03, 2016

Pininfarina and GreenGT have unleashed the H2 Speed concept which is basically a hydrogen powered race vehicle. A quick memory search followed by an even quicker Google one confirms this theory. The sleek body comes as a result of comprehensive testing to achieve a high level of aerodynamic efficiency and also superior performance while emitting only water vapor. (more...)
Microsoft Lumia 950 Can Record Better Videos Now Microsoft Lumia 950 Can Record Better Videos Now
- March 03, 2016

The cellular connectivity will be routed via Continuum to a Windows 10 Mobile phone. Continuum is being extended to represent a more general connected user experience, creating a continuum of Windows devices. To get the update, Lumia handsets need to run on Windows Phone 8.1 with build no. 8.10.14219.341 along with the Lumia Denim software. Improved Internet Sharing on select mobile network configurations . (more...)
Six Flags New England to add new 'virtual reality' Superman roller coaster Six Flags New England to add new 'virtual reality' Superman roller coaster
- March 03, 2016

The amusement park is launching a VR roller coaster called The New Revolution at Dare Devil Dive . Six Flags provided the following statement in response to this question: "Because the visuals on the virtual reality screen are synched precisely with the coaster's drops, twists and turns, there is no motion sickness as some might expect". (more...)
Steam may discount bundles, based on the games you already own Steam may discount bundles, based on the games you already own
- March 03, 2016

In a blog post this week Valve noted that it has expanded its Steam Support team and will be strengthening holds on Steam item trading and selling in an effort to combat the theft of Steam accounts and items. PCGamesN got its hands on a recent note Valve sent to developers outlining a new dynamic pricing model for bundles. "Either it made bad economic sense for those customers to purchase the pack, or they just felt bad about doing so since it [looked] like they were paying for ... (more...)
Abortion case returns to Supreme Court after loss of Scalia Abortion case returns to Supreme Court after loss of Scalia
- March 03, 2016

In 2014, lawyers from the Center for Reproductive Rights successfully argued in Texas state court that the ambulatory surgical center provision places an undue burden on women seeking to exercise their right to an abortion. In some cases, clinic providers, knowing the law was coming, chose to close up when their licenses expired, she said. Backers of the law say it aims to protect women's health . (more...)

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