Science


Wait goes on for Europe's Schiaparelli Mars lander
- November 03, 2016

So far, ESA scientists have been unable to detect signals from the probe since it entered the Martian atmosphere. A Giant Meter Wave Radio Telescope in Khodad, near Pune, was the last to receive signals from the Mars lander, NDTV reported. (more...)
S.Africa court orders Zuma graft report to be released
- November 03, 2016

Madonsela had been expected to release her report on October 14, her last day in office, but it was put under lock and key after Zuma indicated his intention to apply for the interdict. The president "was not afforded a reasonable opportunity to provide meaningful input into the investigation and asked the court to be given an opportunity to do so", Zuma's office said in a statement. (more...)
Federal Reserve Leaves Rates at a Quarter of a Percentage Point Federal Reserve Leaves Rates at a Quarter of a Percentage Point
- November 03, 2016

The FOMC was close to increasing rates at the September meeting, but made a decision to wait and see further progress towards their objectives before raising rates. The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the third quarter of the year, beating market expectation of 2.6 percent and higher than 1.4 percent in the previous quarter, the Commerce Department said last week. (more...)
Elle King Wins First CMA Award
- November 03, 2016

A Beyoncé appearance would be huge for the show, which counts on crossover acts to help boost viewership, such as last year's epic Chris Stapleton-Justin Timberlake performance that sent sales of Stapleton's album skyrocketing. The stakes were high in a strong group of of country music legends, but the king of country is so deserving of this honor. Or maybe not. "I would've cried, but I didn't want to mess up my eyelashes", Parton joked when she reached the stage. (more...)
Samsung operating profit plunges 30% in wake of Note 7 fiasco
- November 03, 2016

It also held out the prospect of greater returns by disclosing considerations of a share buyback, talked up its semiconductor business and promised to consider proposals for a corporate makeover from us hedge fund Elliott Management. The company's now counting on the next iteration of its Galaxy S phone, expected in the first quarter, to help it regain its footing against Apple. The company's overall revenue fell 7.5% to 47.82 trillion won. (more...)
Solar city to add $ 500 million to Tesla's cash balance
- November 03, 2016

During the conference call, a question was raised about the statistics this potential for cross selling was based on, and Tesla CEO Musk revealed there aren't any and that customers had not been surveyed yet. According to Musk, the product will hit the market by the end of 2017. The tiles include an option of a heater to clear snow so that the cells can still be used in winter and will be paired with the second generation of Tesla's Powerpack. (more...)
European Union delegation urges Sri Lanka to improve human rights European Union delegation urges Sri Lanka to improve human rights
- November 03, 2016

Thavachchelvam, president of the Sri Lanka National Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Society Limited at a press conference here. The fishing issue was mentioned by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremensinghe during his meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi last month and both sides had agreed to have a high-level meeting. (more...)
New Fantastic Beasts TV Spots Released
- November 03, 2016

After impressing the audience with his roles of a pirate and a mad hat maker, Hollywood actor Johnny Depp is all set to enter the J.K Rowling's wizarding world. " Harry Potter " author and " Fantastic Beasts " screenwriter J.K. Rowling said in October that there will be five films made in the " Fantastic Beasts " franchise. (more...)
NASA astronaut, Space Camp graduate Kate Rubins returns to Earth from ISS
- November 03, 2016

Anatoly Ivanishin of the Russian space agency said he was reluctant to leave the orbiting outpost. "The time is very special here". Some 16 different nations collaborate on the International Space Station Program; parts of the space station have been on orbit since 1998. (more...)
Sales at Lumber Liquidators grew for the first time in 6 quarters Sales at Lumber Liquidators grew for the first time in 6 quarters
- November 03, 2016

Same-store sales rose 1.0%, beating the FactSet consensus for a decline of 4%. Earnings Surprise: According to the earnings report released for Quarter Ending Sep-16, The Company posted actual earnings of $-0.68 per share whereas the Analysts projected earnings were $-0.19 per share. (more...)
Republican Hindu body attacks Hillary Clinton as 'sympathetic' to Pakistan Republican Hindu body attacks Hillary Clinton as 'sympathetic' to Pakistan
- November 03, 2016

But the feds took notice when Weiner allegedly sexted a 15-year-old girl. We really wish we were making this all up. According to the New York Post , the ad will air on more than a dozen TV stations in the U.S., including several catered to Indian viewers. (more...)
Putin wants Microsoft products out of Russian offices Putin wants Microsoft products out of Russian offices
- November 03, 2016

If anything, this is where Trump has led us: smart, educated human beings basically explaining the plot of From Russia , With Love mixed in with The Americans , but with more confusing technology. I have no business there and no loans from Russian Federation. "What we see here is a normal messed up marketing (aka. spam) system that the Trump Organization doesn't have control over". (more...)
After Note 7 fiasco, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge explodes in US
- November 03, 2016

Three US customers from different states - Nevada, Pennsylvania and California - have already complained about the fire-prone Note 7 devices and may go for a class-action lawsuit against Samsung . Ko Young-yeel, an attorney at Harvest Law - the firm that filed the lawsuit with the Seoul Central District Court on Monday - told Bloomberg that they plan to file one lawsuit every month, and added that it took just five days for more than 500 Note 7 users to sign up to have their names added to ... (more...)
Apple introduces inferior 13-inch MacBook Pro, pricing starts at Rs. 1,29900
- November 03, 2016

We also didn't learn more about when consumers can buy a pair of AirPods, Apple's new wireless earbuds teased at the iPhone event last month. Speculations previously suggested that Apple will be featuring major improvements to the MacBook Air lineup since its only recent update has been upgrading the memory from 4 GB to 8 GB of RAM. (more...)
Jerry Jones: Dak Prescott to start at quarterback vs. Browns
- November 03, 2016

Agholor, a first-round pick from a year ago, caught three passes for 25 yards on Sunday. There were six drops in all, including two by Dorial Green-Beckham inside the 10 on two different drives. Prescott got the first on a sneak. Fourth downs are something the Eagles have done well in converting this year, already making on all five fourth-down tries. (more...)
A new Apple patent shows it's exploring the idea of foldable iPhones
- November 03, 2016

Apple has been exploring the concept of foldable and bendable smartphones since 2013, with patents including a Flexible Electronic Device from 2015 that made use of flexible printed circuits, flexible batteries and flexible displays. Also, the patent explains, according to Patently Apple , that Carbon nanotube structures may be used so that they can help in creating paths for printed circuits or other flexible substrates such as those that are involved in touch sensors and displays. (more...)
SpaceX says rocket accident probe focusing on fueling system flaw
- November 03, 2016

SpaceX says it has managed to recreate a system failure in testing and that it can happen entirely through helium-loading conditions. SpaceX said on Friday a fueling system problem is the most likely cause of a September 1 launch pad explosion that destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket, a finding that takes the company a step closer to resuming flights that were grounded after the accident. (more...)
Meet the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid that just set a land speed record Meet the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid that just set a land speed record
- November 03, 2016

Last week, a pre-production Hyundai Ioniq set a new 2-way speed record for a production-based hybrid at 157.825 MPH- plus a record peak exit speed of 160.7 miles per hour. Hyundai has set a record with its new Ioniq hybrid - but it's for top speed, not the fuel economy mark you might expect. A coil-over suspension from Progress Competition with optimized spring, damping, and sway bar rates and ride height were lowered 100 millimeters, which you can see in the video and in the image below. (more...)
New Military-Inspired 'Sniffing' Tool Could Help Search Life on Mars New Military-Inspired 'Sniffing' Tool Could Help Search Life on Mars
- November 03, 2016

Enter, the Bio Indicator Lidar Instrument , or BILI, a fluorescent lidar, a remote sensing device which bears likeliness to radars, the Indian express reports.The only difference is that the lidar instruments use light to examine particles, whereas radars use radio waves. (more...)
Tremors haunt central Italian region devastated by quake
- November 03, 2016

More than 15,000 people have been looking for housing and other government help in the last week. While thousands have been moved to live in empty hotels on the coastal regions, out of harm's way, a growing number of residents of quake-stricken communities are insisting on staying put. (more...)

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